Upcoming Events

March 31, 2020

César Chávez Day

Date: March 31, 2020

April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

Date: April 12, 2020

April 18, 2020

Shirley Temple’s Storybook Tea Party

The Santa Monica History Museum will host a Shirley Temple birthday tea party and one-day exhibition on Saturday, April 18th, from 12:00pm to 2:30pm, at the Santa Monica History Museum, located at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
The Tea Party and one-day exhibition honors Shirley Temple’s Storybook television series. The series was a children’s anthology hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple and featured adaptations of popular fairytales. A delicious traditional tea service, sponsored by Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, will be served while special guests Beverly Washburn, Angela Cartwright and Ann Jillian share their experiences working with Shirley Temple. Tickets for the tea and exhibition are $45 and will benefit the museum. To reserve a seat please  RSVP by April 16 to rsvp@santamonicahistory.org as space is limited. Visitors may also visit the museum to see the exhibition and galleries from 10 AM to 5 PM, for the usual admission price, without admission to the tea.
The museum is open to the public Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8:00 PM and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. General admission is $10 for adults (or $15 for two) and $5 for seniors & students. Veterans, active-duty military, children 12 and under, and Santa Monica History Museum members receive free admission. Please direct questions to John Klopping, Museum Manager, at (310) 395-2290 or jklopping@santamonicahistory.org.

Start: April 18, 2020 12:00 pm
End: April 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: $45

April 23, 2020

Santa Monica History Museum: Free Admission Day

Join us this Thursday, April 23 for our Free Admission Day from Noon to 8 PM and visit the exciting new women’s suffrage exhibition open through June 13. We hope to see you there!
Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture.
For more information please contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: April 23, 2020 12:00 pm
End: April 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

April 25, 2020

Santa Monica History Museum: Hands on History

Join us for a fun and informative activity as we craft a shadow puppet theatre.
This Month’s theme focuses on Arts in Santa Monica.
Saturday, April 25, at 11 AM.
Children and their parents are invited to this free series occurring on select Saturdays from 11 AM to Noon throughout the year. Each session includes a brief, age-appropriate history lesson in the galleries followed by a craft or activity.
Each workshop is engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. Topics for the workshops rotate to feature seasonal lessons and activities.
RSVP is requested and also available at the door. Each workshop is free of charge.
By creating something hand-made related to history topics, children create memories based on their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the Museum!
For more or to RSVP, contact the Museum at (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org

Start: April 25, 2020 11:00 am
End: April 25, 2020 11:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Free

Shirazette Tinnin | The Healing Project | Make Jazz Fellowship Concert

As a nationally renowned Jazz drummer, New York City based musician Shirazette Tinnin was selected as 18th Street Arts Center’s 2020 Make Jazz Fellow for emerging Jazz composers. During her three-month residency at 18th Street Arts Center, Tinnin will compose a new album about her time in Santa Monica, intermingled with how she has navigated a recent period of intense grief after the passing of her father three years ago, and her mother just this past June. She will perform a free culminating concert of the final works on April 25th at the legendary World Stage in Leimert Park.

Start: April 25, 2020 7:00 pm
End: April 25, 2020 7:00 pm
Venue: The World Stage
4321 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, 90008
Cost: Free

May 10, 2020

Mother’s Day

Date: May 10, 2020

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

Date: May 25, 2020

June 8, 2020

Santa Monica Police Activities League Charity Golf Classic

Each year, PAL hosts a golf tournament to raise financial support for programs that help our youth reach their highest potential. Last year, corporate sponsorships were a significant portion of the funds raised for PAL programs. We invite you to join us by becoming a sponsor of our annual Santa Monica Police Activities League Golf Classic at MountainGate Country Club on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Funds from this year’s Classic will directly support the services and programs for our PAL youth.

Start: June 8, 2020 10:30 am
End: June 8, 2020 10:30 am
Venue: MountainGate Country Club
12445 MountainGate Dr., Los Angeles, 90049
Cost: Varies

June 21, 2020

Father’s Day

Date: June 21, 2020

July 3, 2020

Independence Day (Observed)

Date: July 3, 2020

July 4, 2020

Independence Day

Date: July 4, 2020

September 7, 2020

Labor Day

Date: September 7, 2020

October 31, 2020


Date: October 31, 2020

November 11, 2020

Veterans Day

Date: November 11, 2020

November 26, 2020


Date: November 26, 2020

December 25, 2020

Christmas Day

Date: December 25, 2020
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