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***Use promo code AHM2016 for a $20 discount off the admission price!***

Please join us for a celebratory toast to the end of summer – and the start of a fresh chapter as we build toward opening a new location for the Animal History Museum!

Canine companions are welcome at this preview of our first major exhibit.  Admission includes an OPEN BAR featuring German craft beer and premium spirits, as well as artisanal coffees, agua frescas and light bites.  Hosted by one of LA’s premiere filming, art and event venues, Preview Pawty offers a chance to see – and even create – some art with your furry BFF, listen to ambient music, a vendor area for our two-legged guests to SHOP… as well as water, treats and an interactive activity area featuring doggie massage and yoga for our four-legged guests to enjoy. Play with your dog or chill under the stars on the patio.  Chat with members of the AHM team, hear about our future plans and learn how you can be part of history – animal history!

EVENT: Preview Pawty

DATE: Sept. 24th

TIME: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

PLACE: 675 S. Santa Fe/Imperial Art Studios

COST: $45.00* | Use promo code AHM2016 for $20 off advance ticket purchases!

Tickets available here: http://animalhistorymuseum.brownpapertickets.com

*Tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 


Advance ticket sales available until 2 hours prior to start time.

Many thanks to our animal-friendly partners for making this evening possible: Imperial Art Studios, Califia Farms, ABK Beer/ROK Stars, Whole Foods, Ridiculous Baking, BuddhaDog Massage, Doga with Aimee Hyatt, Happy Tails 2 You, Pussy & Pooch and Bone Sweet Bone!

Parking? Why, yes! Our venue has a parking lot. Access the lot from the other side of the block, on Imperial Street.  The lot holds about 50 cars; first-come, first-served. Street parking is also available.


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Gallery 8: Animals & Empire

The Animal History Museum is dedicated to understanding and celebrating the human-animal bond.  We invite you to take a few minutes to browse through the library, art & media galleries of our 150+page, content-rich, website.

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On our advisory council: Andrew Linzey, founder of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

You’ll also find that our advisory council, content developers and board are made up of several dozen scholars, authors, attorneys, artists and others who are all nationally – and internationally – respected in various animal-related disciplines.

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From our first exhibit, “Dearest Creature: Stories of the Human-Animal Bond”

Our planned permanent exhibits include the human-animal bond; the history of animals throughout society, art, literature, TV & film, as well as pop culture; animals & intelligence; the development of animal welfare, rights & law; plant-based food trends; animals & religion and more.  Our social media community is already more than 20,000 strong across four platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


“Mud Day” at Kidspace included crawfish & pig crafts!

Finally, browse through our past events to see that we’ve been creating and participating in activities across the L.A.-area, such as offering children’s programming at beloved institutions from the Skirball Cultural Center in West L.A. to the Kidspace Museum in Pasadena and the Millard Sheets Arts Center at the L.A. County Fairplex in Pomona; a cruelty-free fashion show in Hollywood, book chats from Angel City Brewery downtown to Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills, as well as tabling at festivals from the annual L.A. Environmental Education Fair at the L.A. Arboretum to DTLA Artwalk to Woofstock Malibu.


Inspire: An Evening of Compassionate Couture

We are creating a unique museum for the thoughtful exploration of one of the most complex and enduring – but historically trivialized – aspects of civilization: the human-animal relationship. We’re excited about what the future holds for the Animal History Museum.  If you’re excited too, we hope you’ll join us and let’s make history together!