Museum Phone:
(310) 395-2290

Museum Address:
1350 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Museum Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

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The Santa Monica History Museum will remain closed and all events postponed until we are advised by federal, state and local officials that it is safe to re-open and resume a normal operating schedule.

We recommend you continue to consult our website and social media platforms for the most up-to-date information.

Following the guidelines set forth by the City of Santa Monica, the State of California, and the LA County Dept of Public Health, the Santa Monica History Museum has decided to close to the public from March 14 – March 31.

All events on and off-site through March 31 will be postponed.

We recommend you continue to consult our website and social media platforms for the most up-to-date information.

The Santa Monica History Museum will be closed to the public beginning Saturday March 14th and will reopen Wednesday, April 1st.

All events for the remainder of March are temporarily postponed through March 31st.

Our decision to close the museum March 14th through March 31st does not currently affect Shirley Temple’s Storybook Tea Party & Exhibition. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you informed of any relevant updates.

Shirley Temple’s

Storybook Tea Party

Courtesy Dave DeCaro, davelandweb.com
Courtesy Dave DeCaro, davelandweb.com

You’re Invited to a Tea Party!

Saturday, April 18
Noon – 2:30 PM

An exclusive one-day-only viewing of a selection of Shirley’s costumes including her iconic red  polka dot “Stand up and Cheer!” dress along with additional memorabilia and delicious Afternoon High Tea celebrating 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 fairy tales.

A delicious traditional tea service will be served with special guests sharing experiences on working with Shirley Temple.

Tickets: $45

(includes admission to the galleries
and full afternoon tea)

space is limited
RSVP by April 16 to
[email protected]  

This event has been cancelled.

We will be contacting anyone that has already purchased a ticket.





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The Santa Monica History Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our tax ID number is 95-3019295. Donations made to the Santa Monica History Museum are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.