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Los Angeles is among the world's most vibrant and exciting cities. In addition to being the entertainment capital of the world, businesses in our city create four times the GDP and diversity of the Silicon Valley. We are home to Fortune 500 companies and major industries ranging from financial services and healthcare to manufacturing and aerospace. And our city hosts even more small businesses, which are a significant source of U.S. economic growth. Located in Southern California, we are at the gateway to South America and the Pacific Rim.

UCLA Anderson students enjoy access to limitless cultural and recreational opportunities with museums, sporting events, theaters, and countless other activities offered both on campus and throughout the city. And our location at such an extraordinary cultural crossroads provides opportunities to engage with people from various backgrounds and points of view. Our students benefit from this interaction both professionally and personally, enjoying the many opportunities to share cultural traditions with each other.

The UCLA campus is set in one of the leading residential areas of Los Angeles and is adjacent to Westwood Village, a student haven. The campus is easily accessible by car and public transportation from freeways and major thoroughfares.

UCLA Cultural and Recreational Activities

UCLA Museums
Other UCLA Culture and Recreation
Other UCLA Activities
Other LA Area Museums / Attractions
Live Theater/Concerts
Amusement Parks
Unique Tourist Attractions

UCLA Museums

Outstanding art exhibitions are always on display at the array of museums that fill the UCLA campus.

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
The garden is open year-round and is located at the north end of the UCLA campus, between Bunche Hall and Dickson Art Center. http://hammer.ucla.edu/collections/detail/collection_id/6/ 

Robert Graham Sculpture Garden
Located in Rolfe Hall's outdoor courtyard, this collection features 11 works in bronze by this internationally renowned Los Angeles-based sculptor.

Other UCLA Culture & Recreation
UCLA Anderson students take full advantage of UCLA's outstanding recreational facilities, athletic and cultural events, art attractions, and library system, as well as special courses in other schools and departments. Athletic facilities include a full gymnasium at the John Wooden Center, squash, racquetball, and tennis courts and many swimming pools. UCLA's extensive recreational classes include aerobics, golf, tennis, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and children's programs as well as an intramural sports program. UCLA's nationally ranked athletic teams offer spectators plenty of PAC-10 sports action. Each year, UCLA's Center for the Performing Arts presents an exciting program of dance, music, and performance. Performers from the series have included the Buena Vista Social Club, George Clinton and Parliament, Yo-Yo Ma, Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Lyon Opera Ballet, Baaba Maal, and Mercedes Sosa.

Movie enthusiasts can enjoy on-campus previews of new films and showings of recent releases at UCLA's Melnitz Theater. Students can access UCLA's recreational, athletic, and cultural facilities and events in person through the appropriate office or the ticket center on the UCLA campus, or online at http://www.cto.ucla.edu.

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Other UCLA Activities

UCLA Store - Ackerman
(310) 825 - 7711
The biggest UCLA store location occupies all of B-level of the Ackerman Union, with departments for BearWear (UCLA emblematic), BookZone, Computer Store, Essentials (school and office supplies), Fast Track (sportswear), and Market (snacks, health, and beauty). Upstairs on the A-level are Textbooks, and Graduation Etc.

UCLA Film and Television Archive
(310) 206 - FILM (screening info), (310) 206 - 5388 (archive research)
The UCLA Film & Television Archive offers its vast holdings of original film and television materials to local, national and international constituencies through a wide range of programs dedicated to the preservation, education, and exhibition of the moving image. Call for information regarding public screenings, including retrospectives, tributes, and documentaries or for information regarding the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC), the Archive's resource for education and research of film and television.

Campus Events Commission
319 Kerckhoff Hall
(310) 825 - 1958
The Campus Events Commission works to bring enjoyable, interesting, and sometimes controversial programming to the UCLA community. Its 30-member staff is organized into three programming departments: Films, Concerts, and Speakers, as well as Advertising and Marketing departments. The Films Department staff organizes a quarterly movie schedule, with titles ranging from current releases to old classics. Movies are shown weekly in Ackerman Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor Ackerman Union) for $2.00 per night.

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Other LA Area Museums

Angel's Attic
(310) 394-8331 / http://www.internetimpact.com/angelsattic/

The Autry Western Heritage Museum
(323) 667-2000 / www.theautry.org

California Heritage Museum
(310) 392-8537, http://californiaheritagemuseum.org/Site/Home.html

California Science Center and IMAX Theater
(213) 744-7400, http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/ (Admission: Free, except for IMAX Theater)

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
(213) 628-3562 / http://www.ci.la.ca.us/elp/index.htm

Geffen Contemporary Museum of Art
(213) 626-6222 / www.moca-la.org/museum/moca_geffen.php

George C. Page Museum (La Brea Tar Pits)
(323) 934-PAGE/ www.tarpits.org (Admission: Free the first Tuesday of the month except July and August)

Hollywood Wax Museum
(323) 462-8860 / http://www.hollywoodwax.com/

The Huntington — Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
(626) 405-2141/ www.huntington.org

J. Paul Getty Museum
(310) 440-7300 / www.getty.edu 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
(323) 857-6000 / www.lacma.org (Admission: Students w/ID- $10. Free on second Tuesday of the month)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
(323) 761-8170 / www.lamoth.org (Admission: Free)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
(213) 626-6222 / www.moca.org (Admission is free every Thursday, 5-8 pm)

The Museum of Flying
(310) 392-8822 / http://www.museumofflying.com/

Museum of Tolerance
(310) 553-8403 / http://www.museumoftolerance.com/ (Admission: students w/ID- $11.50)

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
(213) 763-3466, www.nhm.org (Admission: students w/ID - $9.00)

Norton Simon Museum of Art
(626) 449-6840, www.nortonsimon.org

Santa Monica Historical Society Museum
(310) 395-2290, www.santamonicahistory.org

Santa Monica Museum of Art
(310) 586-6488 / www.smmoa.org

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Live Theater/Concerts

Center for the Arts
(310) 506-4522 / www.pepperdine.edu/cfa 

Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre)
(213) 628-2772 /  http://www.centertheatregroup.org 

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
(310) 455-2322 www.theatricum.com

Geffen Playhouse

Gibson Amphiteater
(818) 622-4440 / http://www.gibson-amphitheatre.net  

Greek Theatre
(323) 665-5857 / http://www.greektheatrela.com/  

L.A. Philharmonic (Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall)
(323) 850-2000 / www.laphil.org

The Music Center
(213) 972-7211 / www.musiccenter.org 

Pantages Theater
(800) 982-2787 / http://www.broadwayla.org

Saban Theatre
(323) 655-0111 /http://www.sabantheatre.org 

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
(310) 458-8551 / http://www.smgov.net/departments/ccs/cad/civicauditorium 

Santa Monica Playhouse
(310) 394-9779 / www.santamonicaplayhouse.com 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
(714) 556-2787 / www.scfta.org   

Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall
(213) 748-5116 / http://www.shrineauditorium.com

The Troubadour
(310) 276-6168 / www.troubadour.com

Wadsworth and Brentwood Theatres (UCLA)
(310) 479-3003 / http://www.richmarkent.com

Wiltern Theatre
(213) 388-1400 / www.livenation.com/the-wiltern-tickets-los-angeles/venue/73790

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Amusement Parks

(714) 781-4636 / http://disneyland.disney.go.com

Knott's Berry Farm
(714) 220-5200 / http://www.knotts.com

Magic Mountain
(661) 255-4100 / http://www.sixflags.com/magicMountain/index.aspx

Raging Waters
(909) 802-2200 / http://www.ragingwaters.com/indexsd.aspx

Universal Studios 
(800) UNIVERSAL / http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com 

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Unique Tourist Attractions

The Chinese Theatres
323-461-3331 / http://www.chinesetheatres.com

Griffith Observatory 
213-473-0800 / http://griffithobs.org

Hollywood Walk of Fame 

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens 
323-644-4200 / http://lazoo.org

Venice Beach

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