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Last Updated: 2 January 2010

The California Institute of Technology is located at 1201 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, California, 91125. The Caltech campus is bounded by Wilson and Hill Avenues west and east, and by Del Mar Avenue and California Boulevard north and south. It is a small campus. Limited free parking is located on streets around the perimeter of the campus. Parking rules are posted on each street with signs. Permits are required for parking in parking structures and on campus lots. Vehicles are not permitted within the campus area except by permission of Campus Security.

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  • Angeles National Forest,
  • Descanso Gardens,
  • Eaton Canyon Natural Reserve,
  • Gamble House,
  • Huntington Library,
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
  • Los Angeles County Arboretum,
  • Mission San Gabriel Archángel Museum,
  • Mount Wilson Observatory,
  • Norton Simon Museum,
  • Pacific Asia Museum ,
  • Pasadena Playhouse,
  • Autry National Center of the American West ,
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art,
  • The Getty Museum,
  • Day Trips around Pasadena,
  • Old Town Pasadena,
  • Disney Concert Hall,
  • Los Angeles Chinatown,
  • The Getty Museum - Center and Villa,
  • The Southwest Museum,

    For FREE museum and garden days, click here.

    JPL - annual open house, usually in April- information at:


    Pasadena's major shopping districts are the Old Town also known as Old Pasadena, around Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Blvd; and South Lake Avenue. The shopping area is two blocks west from Caltech is on Lake Ave . Click here for a map of the stores and restaurants.

    The Pasadena area includes several four-star restaurants, as well as more affordable fare in dozens of ethnic varieties. The Visitors Bureau has some restaurant information online. Click here to view the City of Pasadena site listing of Maps of Pasadena and Los Angeles .

    Architectural Tours can be found at

    Caltech itself has a great program of entertainment events and lectures. More information is available through the Office of Public Events, (626)395-4652, or by e-mail to