L.A. Tourism launches Culture L.A. – Find What Moves You

Working in collaboration with 30 of the City’s leading attractions, it will save visitors more than $300

Book a Minimum of One Night at an L.A. Hotel and receive vouchers for admission discounts from April 6 – May 19, 2015

Spring has arrived and Los Angeles is heating up with Culture L.A.: Find What Moves You. Visitors who book a minimum of one night at participating L.A. area hotels from 6th April – 19th May 2015 will receive a discount of up to 50 percent at museum gift stores, as well as buy one, get one free admission to over 30 cultural attractions including Aquarium of the Pacific, San Pedro’s famed Battleship IOWA, Geffen Playhouse, the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens and more. The combined discounts offer visitors more than $300 (over £200) in savings.

Participating Culture L.A. Hotels span from Downtown to the Westside, Hollywood and the Valley with value rates from four-star properties including the Valley’s BLVD Hotel & Spa ($152/£103), Venice Beach’s Hotel Erwin ($243/£165), the Westside’s Hotel Angeleno ($189/£128) and the Luxe Sunset Blvd Hotel ($221/£150), the Hollywood Roosevelt ($229/£155) and The Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A. ($189/£128).

There are endless wonders to explore at the over 30 participating Culture L.A. institutions with events this month including:

Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach)

Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Attractions at the Aquarium of the Pacific include:

Shark Lagoon – Shark Lagoon features more than 150 sharks. The expansive outdoor exhibit is home to large sharks and rays, shark touch pools, interactive displays, an amphitheater, the Shark Shack gift store and more.

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Los Angeles)

The Los Angeles Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo’s botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants. New attractions at the Los Angeles Zoo include:

Toddler Totes – Through a variety of fun, age-appropriate, educational hands-on activities, stories, live animal encounters and adventures on Zoo grounds, Toddler Totes takes parents and children on an investigative exploration of the Zoo’s animal collection examining animal body parts and adaptations, such as noses on koalas or tails on tigers.

Indian Rhino Encounter – The Indian Rhino Encounter includes a behind the scenes direct contact opportunity for participants that includes touching and feeding an Indian Rhinoceros.

LACMA (Los Angeles)

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year the Los Angeles County Museum of Art welcomes holds over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present day, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Current exhibitions include:

Double Agency – To celebrate its 50th anniversary this month, LACMA has teamed up with My Barbarian to create Double Agency which consists of new episodic videos, an ephemeral exhibition, and a live performance by My Barbarian that unfolds during the museum’s month long celebration.

Islamic Art Now: Islamic Art Now marks the first major installation of LACMA’s collection of contemporary art of the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions the featured artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods in Middle Eastern History.

Battleship IOWA (San Pedro)

A unique experience on board takes visitors on a memorable journey through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in the footsteps of thousands of sailors that lived on a city at sea.

Geffen Playhouse (Westwood)

The Geffen Playhouse offers Los Angeles theater goers a season of five plays, as well as a variety of outreach and educational programs. New productions this season include:

The Power of Duff – When TV anchor Charlie Duff begins to sign-off each broadcast with a prayer, a growing crowd of believers becomes glued to their TV sets — wondering when their prayers will be answered. But what the prayers do — and don’t do — to those closest to Duff tests the news anchor’s own beliefs.

For more information on arts and culture or all of the endless entertainment options in Los Angeles, visit the official visitor information website of Los Angeles at www.discoverLosAngeles.com, and visit www.facebook.com/LosAngelesFan and Twitter @discoverLA.

For more information or to book a trip, visit: www.discoverlosangeles.com/culturela

Participating “Culture L.A.” Institutions Include

Annenberg Space for Photography; Aquarium of the Pacific; Autry National Center; Battleship IOWA; California Science Center; Craft & Folk Art Museum; East West Players; Fowler Museum at UCLA; Geffen Playhouse; Getty Center & Getty Villa; Hollywood Museum; Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens; Japanese American National Museum; LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes; LA Stage Alliance; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; LACMA; Los Angeles Master Chorale; Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust; Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Garden; Music Center; Museum of Latin American Art; Museum of Tolerance; NoHo Arts District; Skirball Cultural Center; Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; USC Pacific Asia Museum; Valley Performing Arts Center, and Zimmer Children’s Museum.