Neighborhood

After spending some time viewing our galleries, here are some local attractions to enjoy in the USC/Exposition Park area:

  • California African American Museum
    • Chartered in 1977, the California African American Museum exists “to research, collect, preserve, and interpret for public enrichment the history, art and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the western United States.”
  • California Science Center
    • The California Science Center provides an innovative hands-on learning experience that is free and open to the public every day of the week, 362 days per year. The Center features immersive environment experiences, as well as an IMAX theatre and the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    • The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is home to over 35 million specimens spanning a 4.5 billion-year history. As Southern California’s authority on the natural and cultural history of Earth’s biodiversity, NHM provides attendees with a great experiential learning opportunity!
  • Exposition Park Rose Garden
    • Open to the public daily from 9am to sunset, the Rose Garden offers visitors a chance to stroll through an urban oasis featuring a diverse assortment of roses.
  • Mercado La Paloma
    • Mercado La Paloma is a hub for South LA culture with its diverse food court and shop offerings. From vegan Ethiopian food to authentic Mexican cuisine with high Yelp ratings, Mercado is just a five minute walk from campus.
  • Hancock Memorial Museum
    • Featured as part of USC’s Special Collections, the Hancock Memorial Museum features four rooms from the mansion estate of California benefactor Captain Allan Hancock. Visits are by appointment only and open to the public. To arrange a visit to the Museum, contact the curator by calling (213) 740-5141.
  • USC University Park Campus
    • After enjoying Fisher’s galleries, USC’s picturesque 229-acre campus awaits your exploration. Visit other campus museums, libraries and parks, and learn about USC’s art and architectural offerings, or take a tour of campus lead by an admissions ambassador.