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Nestled in the heart of Old Towne Orange, Chapman University’s sunny campus offers fun for the whole family. Explore art and archives, enjoy world-class entertainment and take part in numerous campus events.

Places to Visit

Hilbert Museum of California Art

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., this superlative collection focuses on the “California Scene” painting movement of roughly the 1920s through the 1970s and beyond. Free admission.

Fish Interfaith Center

Designed to reflect the four elements of cosmos, light, nature and water, Fish Interfaith Center is an architectural masterpiece where all are welcome.

Guggenheim Gallery

Open Monday through Friday noon–5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–4 p.m., the Gallery hosts provocative exhibitions and educational programming. Admission is free.

Attallah Piazza

Cool off by the Italian-inspired fountain representing Chapman’s four pillars.

Musco Center for the Arts

Designed by renowned architects Pfeiffer Partners, Musco Center for the Arts features a variety of world-class performances and productions ranging from blues to choral works to comedians.

College of Performing Arts

Chapman University College of Performing Arts offers numerous concerts and performances.

Leatherby Libraries

Open daily, Leatherby Libraries is home to a number of artworks, exhibits and special collections.

Escalette Permanent Collection of Arts

Discover this “museum without walls” that brings artwork to spaces across Chapman’s campus. Free and open to the public, the collection exists to inspire critical thinking and discovery.

Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and located on the 4th floor of Leatherby Libraries, this collection includes an Oskar Schlinder Archive as well as photographs, artifacts, documents, oral histories and books.

California's Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and located in the lower level of Leatherby Libraries, this exhibit includes images, text and artifacts from Howser’s unique career and legacy in California.

Center for American War Letters

Located on the lower level of the Leatherby Libraries and home to a unique and extensive manuscript collection, the Center for American War Letters contains war letters from every American conflict.

Explore Old Towne Orange

The Historic Orange Circle is just steps away from campus and surrounded by shops, entertainment and dining options.

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