The Autry in Griffith Park
December 21, 2009 - October 26, 2014
Developed in conjunction with critically acclaimed author Lisa See in 2000, the immersive environment encouraged hundreds of thousands of visitors to play, use their imaginations, and experience the life of a Chinese American family in the 1930s.
The gallery is closing in October to make way for a 17,000-square-foot renovation of our lower-level galleries and outdoor space. Opening in fall 2016, the remodeled spaces, including two new galleries and an ethnobotanical garden, will focus on the culturally diverse Native peoples of California and their connections to the environment. Featuring extraordinary stories, objects, artifacts, and plants spanning 12,000 years, the galleries and garden will inspire visitors to consider their own roles in helping develop sustainable practices in the region today and in the future.