What's Nearby?

Make it a Day at UCLA

To enhance your visit to the Fowler Museum, we have prepared these suggestions of nearby things to do and see and places to eat on campus. See the location of these places on a Google map below.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

Sculpture GardenFranklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

One of the most distinguished outdoor sculpture collections in the country, the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden spans five+ acres with more than 70 sculptures by artists such as Jean Arp, Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith. Read more


Ackerman UnionAckerman Union

This center of student activity houses a variety of services including the UCLA Store (buy your Bruin gear!), restaurants (Panda Express, Rubios, Sbarro, a salad bar, and more), and an arcade.

Il Tramezzino RestaurantIl Tramezzino

This is the closest café to the Fowler Museum, in the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Il Tramezzino, with locations in Beverly Hills, Tarzana, and Studio City, is an Italian café with indoor and outdoor seating. Closed Sundays.

Janss StepsJanss Steps

Enjoy a picnic or just kick back and relax on the grassy hills beside Janss Steps, the original 87-step entrance to the university.

Kerckhoff HallKerckhoff Hall Coffeehouse

Enjoy sandwiches, salads or ice cream in the coffeehouse or on the shady outdoor patio in front.



Royce QuadRoyce Quad

Climb the Janss Steps to the Royce Quad to see the four original landmark buildings of the campus constructed in 1929: Royce Hall, The Powell Library (pop inside to see the beautiful main reading room), Haines Hall, and Kinsey Hall. See what's on at UCLA Live



Northern LightsNorthern Lights

Enjoy a variety of dining options—sushi, pizza, sandwiches and more—and indoor seating around a circular fireplace or outdoor seating.



Mildred Matthias Botanical Gardens

This lush, seven-acre garden houses approximately 5,000 species of plants from all over the world. Located on the UCLA campus, this peaceful sanctuary is in moderate walking distance from the Fowler Museum and open seven days per week. Visit their website http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/ for more information. 


UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame and Bruin Bear Sculpture

Interactive displays feature notable UCLA coaches, student-athletes, and others who rendered extraordinary service or leadership for the athletic program of UCLA. Find more information on the UCLA Athletics website http://www.uclabruins.com/ot/hof.html. The famous Bruin Bear sculpture is located in front of this building.


  • Find the places on the Google map below.