A Los Angeles institution devoted to exploring and celebrating the culture of automobiles will be offering something special this weekend for anyone who gets there without using a car.
The Petersen Automotive Museum will offer $6 general admission -- that's half off the usual admission price -- Saturday and Sunday during the so-called "Carmageddon II" closure of the 405 Freeway on LA's Westside. Guests arriving by bus, bicycle, motorcycle, foot, subway -- basically, anything that is not a car -- are eligible for the discount.
"Guests arriving in cars, trucks, vans, SUV’s, etc. are excluded from this offer," according to the museum.
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The museum features vintage photos of Los Angeles' freeways and the "Streetscape" -- a first-floor exhibit that takes the visitor on a walk that explores the automobile's influence on U.S. cities.
That influence can be seen in the 405 Freeway project. A 10-mile stretch of the freeway will be widened, requiring this weekend's 48-hour closure for demolition of the Mulholland Bridge.
Other exhibits include "Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design" and "Aerodynamics: From Art to Science." The Hot Wheels gallery -- it includes old TV ads -- celebrates the brand that provided many with their first car.
The museum has more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles on display.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.