Monday, January 26, 2009

Discover LA: The Bunny Museum in Pasadena

Other than being a great foodie town, LA has much to offer and while this blog will still be primarily about my culinary experiences, I also wanted to share with you other things about LA that have definitely made me smile, think, chuckle, appreciate and so much more and hopefully, they'll also help you discover an LA you've never known before and may want to know better.

Did you know that there is a Bunny Museum in Pasadena? Well, now you know and boy, what a museum it is with over 24,000 bunny collectibles with everything from stuffed animals, salt and pepper shakers, kitchen ware and so much more that it's mind-boggling.

The Bunny Museum is actually the private home of Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski. So why all the bunnies? Well, it all started when Steve gave his girlfriend at the time, Candace a white, plush bunny (which holds a heart with the banner, "I Love You This Much") on Valentine's Day, 1993 because she called him her "Honey Bunny".

Candace gave Steve a white, porcelain bunny on Easter. At first, they gave each other bunny gifts on holidays, but, Steve not wanting to wait, started their tradition of giving bunny gifts to each other, every day!

Several years later and now married, they decided to open up their home as a Bunny Museum. Over the course of 9+ years of the museum being open, as visitors came to visit, they would sometimes donate a bunny item to the collection, which definitely contributed to the over 24,000 bunny items they have now. In fact, they have so many bunnies, they hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the most bunny collectibles.

To visit the museum, you need to make advance reservations. Just check out the website for more info and even better, it's FREE admission. Now how often does that happen? You are allowed to bring cameras and/or video equipment and you basically have the run of the house (except for their bedrooms and bathroom) and the backyard and your stay can last up to an hour.

I was pretty overwhelmed when I walked in and if it wasn't for the over 150 pictures I took, everything may have remained a blur. Anyway, when you get a chance, pay a visit to The Bunny Museum. It may just one of the quirkiest places you'll ever experience.

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1 comment:

EatTravelEat said...

I never knew that there was a Bunny Museum in Pasadena (or in the world even). Now I do! Looks great; the huge bunny shaped plant is very nice.