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  • UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden – located on the northeast corner of campus, the Sculpture Garden was dedicated in 1967 and includes more than 70 works by some of the greatest sculptors, including Rodin and Matisse.Visit the website for more details.
  • UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden – located near the Health Sciences complex, the Botanical Garden hosts rare and native plant species from all over the world. (Hours 8am-5pm, closed on university holidays, free admission. Visit the website for information.
  • UCLA Powell Library - located North campus south of Royce Hall. The library opened in 1929 as one of the first four building on the Westwood campus, the library features a 63 foot high interior dome supported by interlaced trusses with intricately painted ceiling panels. The octagonal tower resembles the Church of St. Sepolcro in Bologna, Italy, and the main entrance is based on the church of San Zenove in Verona, Italy. Guided tours of Powell library are available. (Hours 7:30am-11pm, Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30am-6:00pm Fridays, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturdays, 1:00pm-10:00pm Sundays. Visit the website for information.
  • UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History – located near Royce Quad (the four original buildings of UCLA). Established in 1963, the Fowler Museum showcases art and material culture from Asia, Africa and the Americas. Opened Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm (until 8pm on Thursday), free admission. For more details, call (310) 825-4361 or visit the website.
  • UCLA Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center (10899 Wilshire Blvd) – located in Westwood Village, within walking distance from campus, the Hammer Museum primarily exhibits Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings as well as contemporary art. Opened Tuesday through Sunday, admission is $5 for adults (free admission on Thursdays). For hours and more information, please call (310) 443-7000 or visit the website.
  • UCLA Theaters (Royce Hall, Schoenberg Hall, Freud Playhouse, Pauley Pavilion, LA Tennis Center) – these on-campus venues host a number of theater, music, dance, and spoken word events as well as lectures and demonstrations. Visit the UCLA Live website or call (310) 825-4401 for more information, including tickets and event schedule.
  • UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame – located in the J. D. Morgan Center, east of Pauley Pavilion, central campus. UCLA has won 100 NCAA championships, and since 1976 no school can match UCLA's record of Olympians and Olympic medals won by its present and former athletes. The history of Bruin athletics is captured in the 8000-square foot Hall of Fame, home to the Heisman Trophy, the Wooden Awards, the Honda Cups, and other displays. Free admission. Visit the website for more information.
  • The Getty Center (1200 Getty Center Drive) – located in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty Center hosts the J. Paul Getty Museum which features European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts as well as European and American photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, visitors can enjoy the unique architectural design of the buildings as well as the gardens which feature a natural ravine and hosts more than 500 plant varieties. The Getty Center is easily accessible from UCLA by public transportation (MTA Bus Line 761) as well as by car or taxi. Free admission (parking is $7), opened Tuesday through Sunday. Please visit the website or call (310) 440-7300.
  • Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills) – a famous three-blocks stretch of shops and boutiques in Beverly Hills located between Wilshire Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd. Rodeo Drive is known as one of the most famous and expensive shopping districts in the world. Some more information appears at this link.
  • Third Street Promenade – located in Santa Monica, just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean. In addition to a variety of retail stores and shops, the Promenade provides plenty of entertainment as well, including movie theaters, playhouses and street performers. Just 20 minutes from UCLA by bus (Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Line #1). For more information, call (310) 393-8355 or visit the website.
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