The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, in partnership with The Peterson Automotive Museum, is hosting a spectacular car exhibit that is only running for two more weeks. The cars on display are the ones that dreams (and some movies) are made of, and are from The Peterson's vault (and thus not regular on display in the Fairfax location). See the original Volkswagen bug named Herbie, the Bat Mobile used by Michael Keaton, Grease Lighting, and many more.
Best of all, families can visit the show for free until April 19, 2015 as part of the “Kids Free During Spring Break” promotion; all kids aged 17 and under are free for the school holiday while visiting the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit, has been open since October while The Peterson Automotive is closed for renovation. The exhibit is divided into three differently themed galleries, one for Hollywood, one for History and one for Heads of State – think the “Pope Mobile” used by John Paul II or the Chrysler used by Eisenhower and Nixon on the campaign trail. This is a great way for families to experience history and see some uber-famous and truly interesting cars.
While you are visiting, be sure to go to see the Air Force One Pavilion — which is always an excellent exhibit for kids of all ages. A portion of the Ultimate Car Exhibit actually takes place in this magnificent three story space.Tickets can be ordered on line and you must select the date you want to visit.
The museum is open daily between 10:00 and 5:00 pm. General Admission is $16.00, Youth (11-17) $9.00, Children (3-10) $6.00 and Children 2 and under are free. All Active Military are free and do not need to reserve.
Written by Cary Bickley