The Bunny Museum – a Quirky, Hoppy & Unforgettable Pasadena Pit Stop
We love bunnies! Heck we even own a pet bunny. And being that I love visiting weird and wacky places when traveling, it’s no surprise the Bunny Museum made it to my must-see list!
Where – Located at 2605 Lake Avenue in Altadena, CA is an LA County spot directly north of Pasadena so whenever visiting Pasadena, remember to add this pit stop to your list!
What is it? It’s a museum featuring rabbit-related items and it is Guinness Book certified to be the world’s largest collection!
While it might not be the most beautifully displayed museum (it’s more akin to a hoarder’s house), it IS the most extensive, interesting collection under one niche category that I have ever witnessed. We had so much fun exploring and discovering new finds aisle after aisle.
Imagine an I Spy book come to life!
There were treasures to be had everywhere! My 8 year old daughter enjoyed figuring out all the various categorical displays: white stuffed bunnies, ceramic bunnies, bunny mugs, bunny slippers, bunny food items, St, Patrick day bunnies… the list went on and on!
Bunny ties, anyone?
How /why did this start? 1993 Steve gave Candace a stuffed bunny because of the honey bunny nickname she gave him. And from then on, they exchanged DAILY bunny gifts to one another eventually amassing a collection so large that they decided to open a bunny museum (their Pasadena house) to the public. In 2017, after their collection grew to over 34,000 bunny themed items, they moved the museum to a former art gallery space in its current Altadena location.
What to know before you go- only kids 4 and under are free. Adults $12, kids 5-12 $8, seniors and military $10. Restrooms are on-site and street parking is available. Pet bunnies are allowed in but are only to be carried. Live bunnies and cats can be seen inside but this is not a petting zoo. They do not offer an Easter egg hunt or pictures with the Easter bunny. (But they SHOULD)!! And note they do NOT allow you to bring your own purses and backpacks so leave them in the car. Lockers are available for $1 each otherwise. Lastly, masks are required. And true bunny enthusiasts can opt for an annual membership which includes access into members only rooms and special events.
So what do you think? Would you want to visit?
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