Join us on Sunday, January 13 for the first-ever Mobile Museum Fair at the LA Central Library! This event will highlight 25 libraries on wheels, portable exhibits, and mobile museums from the greater Los Angeles area for an afternoon of surprise and discovery for visitors of all ages.

Bring your family and friends for this all-ages FREE event!

*Library Foundation Member Preview: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Event open to general public: 1:00 – 5:00 PM



African American Museum of Minatures** – moving dioramas of African American history

American Museum of Straw Art** – intricate artworks from around the world, all made entirely out of straw

Aquarium of the Pacific on Wheels – a mobile tidepool allowing visitors to touch sea stars, anemone, and sharks

Bob Baker Marionette Theater – interactive displays and multimedia puppet shows (at 2pm & 4pm)

The California Sneaker Museum – the history of sneakers and a world-class collection of kicks

Candy Wrapper Museum** – a unique cultural history through the art of the candy wrapper

Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum – a hands-on display of masks and musical instruments from dozens of cultures worldwide

Feminist Library On Wheels – FLOW – a free mobile lending library making feminism accessible to all

Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village** – folk art creations from the cultural landmark in Simi Valley

The International Printing Museum – a Colonial printing press on wheels – make your own bookmarks and book-binding activities

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Eco Trailer – displays of the wildlife and ecosystems of the Santa Monica Mountains

LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art Maya Mobile – a simulated archaeological site with artworks relating to trade among the Maya, Aztec & Inka peoples; kids sign up for free museum memberships

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes La Troka: Sembrando Cultura y Nutrición – hands-on activities exploring Mesoamerican culture through traditional foods

Libros Schmibros: Lending Library Bicycle Library – a community-based lending library championing the universal power of literature

Mosquito S.W.A.T. Lab – also known as the Bug Bus, a mobile science lab promoting knowledge of biology and public health

The Museum of Teaching and Learning – learn about learning with this institution dedicated to the field of education

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Mobile Museum: An Archaeology Experience – excavate and analyze artifacts relating to the Chumash peoples, based on data from archaeological sites in LA, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties

Port of Los Angeles TransPORTer – displays about the history, cargo, equipment, and future of the nation’s top container port

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area LA Ranger Troca – a mobile visitor center with programs about the area’s first inhabitants, the Chumash

Self Help Graphics & Art Barrio Mobile Art Studio – create your own prints in their hands-on screen-printing workshops

Sky Dome Planetarium – a journey through the universe under an inflatable “star filled” sky

STAR Eco Station Exotic Wildlife Museum – meet and interact with rescued exotic animals

Sweet Beats DJ Truck – bringing the party

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants Pop-Up Seed Museum – learn about the magic of seeds and the purpose of seed banking

Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ) (Camarillo Bird Museum)** – one of the world’s largest collections of bird eggs and nests

Western Science Center – examine a mastodon skull and other fossils discovered in the Inland Empire

** – featured in the 21 Collections exhibition, on view in the Getty Gallery on the 2nd floor of Central Library.

*Not yet a Library Foundation Member and want to join for access to the Member-only Preview before the public? Join today for access and additional benefits of Membership all year long! Learn more.