Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum is one of the world's largest automotive museums. It has over 100 vehicles on display in its 25 galleries. The remaining half of the collection is kept in a "vault," located on the basement level. The ground floor focuses on automotive artistry, showcasing an array of extravagant automobiles. The second floor is principally concerned with industrial engineering, including design, performance, and a collection of interactive teaching exhibits. Special displays on the industry floor cover racing, motorcycles, hot rods and customs. The third floor chronicles the history of the automobile with an emphasis on the car culture of Southern California. The museum charges an admission premium and imposes an age restriction for visitors to view the vault collection.