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August 10, 2000

Attractions covered in Robin Rauzi's roundup (Page 13).

Autry Museum of Western Heritage (4700 Western Heritage Way, [323] 667-2000). Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Devoted to preserving and interpreting the history of the American West. "On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience" explores the history of the Chinese in America from the 1790s to the present. $7.50; seniors and students, $5; children 2-12, $3.

California African-American Museum (600 State Drive, Exposition Park, [213] 744-7432). Museum dedicated to treasures of African American art, history and culture. On display: "Rhythms of the Soul: African Instruments in the Diaspora." Ends Aug. 20. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

California Science Center (700 State Drive at Exposition Boulevard, [213] 744-7400). "Magic: The Science of Illusion" explores the art and science behind magic tricks. Also houses an Imax theater, with separate admission. Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Carol and Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures (5900 Wilshire Blvd., [323] 937-6464). The world's largest museum of contemporary miniatures. Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7.50; seniors $6.50; students, $5; ages 3-12, $3.

Craft and Folk Art Museum (5814 Wilshire Blvd., [323] 937-4230). "Treasures of Slovenia: Traditional and Contemporary Craft and Design." Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $3.50; senior and students, $2.50; under 12, free.

Getty Center (1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood; 24-hour information line, [310] 440-7300; parking reservations required). Central garden designed by artist Robert Irwin. Open all year. "German and Swiss Drawings From the Permanent Collection." Ends Aug. 20. "Making a Prince's Museum: Drawings for the Late 18th Century Redecoration of the Villa Borghese in Rome." Ends Sept. 17. "Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Durer and Holbein." Ends Sept. 24. "The Man in the Street: Eugene Atget in Paris." Ends Oct. 8. Hours: Tues.-Wed., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No admission charge, but $5 parking fee.

Japanese American National Museum (369 E. 1st St., Little Tokyo, [213] 625-0414). "More Than a Game: Sport in the Japanese American Community." "Revisiting Manzanar: Selections From the Permanent Collection." "Common Ground: The Heart of Community." Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $6; seniors, $5; students and children 6-17, $3.

Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture (112 S. Main St., [213] 626-7600). "An American Leader: Cesar E. Chavez." Ends Aug. 18. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Lomita Railroad Museum (2137 W. 250th St., Lomita, [310] 326-6255). Scale models of steam locomotives and other authentic railroad memorabilia. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $2; children under 12, $1.

Los Angeles Children's Museum (310 N. Main St., [213] 687-8800). Tues.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; children under 2, free.

Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (900 Exposition Blvd., [213] 763-DINO). Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8; senior citizens and students, $5.50; children 5-12, $2.

Museum of Flying (2772 Donald Douglas Loop North, Santa Monica, [310] 392-8822). Housed in a former Douglas Aircraft manufacturing plant, the museum displays a rare collection of WWII fighter aircraft. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7; seniors, $5; children 3-7, $3; children under 3, free.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology (9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City, [310] 836-6131). "The World Is Bound With Secret Knots: The Life and Work of Athanasius Kircher, 1602-1680." Thurs., 2-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. $4; $2.50, students and seniors.

Museum of Neon Art (501 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., [213] 489-9918). "Politically Lit: A Group Exhibition of Neon and Presidential Busts." Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. $5; seniors, $3.50; students 13-22, $3.50; children under 13, free.

Museum of Television and Radio (465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, [310] 786-1000). "Madison Avenue Goes to Washington" contains the most memorable political commercials created between 1952 and 1996. "Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends." "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: Marathon, Marathon," features all 325 episodes of the 1970s TV show. Screenings Wed.-Sat., 1 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Museum open Wed., Fri.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Thurs., noon-9 p.m. $6; seniors and students, $4; under 13, $3.

Museum of Tolerance (Simon Wiesenthal Plaza, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., [310] 553-8403). "From the Other Side: Tolerance Banners." Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $8.50; senior citizens 62 and older, $6.50; students, $5.50; children under 10, $3.50.

Pacific Asia Museum (46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, [626] 449-2742). "Shifting Perceptions: Contemporary L.A. Visions." An exhibition of contemporary art by Asian American visual artists in Los Angeles. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; senior citizens and students, $3.

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