Events, L.A. Local
Apr 14, 2023

Barbie World Opens At Santa Monica Place

We’re living in a Barbie World! A brand new exhibit has hit Santa Monica place and it is what dreams are made of.

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World of Barbie, a one-of-a-kind immersive experience, will make its U.S. debut when it officially opens the Dreamhouse doors at Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, California on Friday, April 14. Visitors of all generations will have the chance to live out their life-size Barbie® dreams as they explore the 20,000 square-foot interactive experience.  The exhibit takes about 60 minutes to experience but don’t be surprised if you find yourself taking in all the aspects thoughtfully put together for hours. From a Barbie movie theater playing her iconic animated features to a lifesize Barbie pool that includes a slide into a ballpit its the type of you can do anything adventure anyone can enjoy.

World of Barbie invites fans to experience interactive installations including: 

  • Barbie Dreamhouse™: Visitors will be able to explore the exquisitely designed rooms of the life-size Barbie Dreamhouse, complete with a patio and pool, and walk-in closets filled with garments from decades of iconic Barbie fashion history
  • Barbie Camper Van: Fans can take the driver’s seat in this full-size camper van, built by leading car customization shop, West Coast Customs, or simply relax in a hammock
  • Fashion Studio: Guests will have an opportunity to walk the pink carpet and pose inside of one of the six Barbie boxes
  • TV Studio: Visitors can step onto the set and become a news anchor delivering headlines in front of various TV studio backdrops, interviewing their guests or giving the weather report
  • Space Center: Visitors will be able to board a Barbie space shuttle to interact with mission control and travel to several interstellar destinations
  • Movie Theater: Guests can also step into the neighborhood movie theater where classic Barbie content will be played
  • Paul Mitchell® Salon: In partnership with Paul Mitchell, guests can try on new looks in the interactive dream salon, as well as enjoy hairstyling by Paul Mitchell professionals on select days.
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World of Barbie will host special events and after-hour celebrations during its Los Angeles run, including:

  • Sips After Sunset: Sips After Sunset is a recurring event at World of Barbie, where guests 21+ are invited to enjoy World of Barbie with the addition of DJ-driven music and fun cocktails. The first Sips After Sunset event will kick off in late May, tickets will be available through Fever.
  • Pink Carpet Night: Pink Carpet Night at World of Barbie invites guests for a night of glamour, dancing, and high fashion fun. Guests are encouraged to wear their most glamorous “Barbiecore™” outfits. Once inside, guests are greeted with live music, snack bar, and more, all within the beautiful backdrop of World of Barbie! Pink Carpet Nights will begin in June, tickets will be available through Fever.
  • Movie Days: Movie Days are coming to World of Barbie. On select days, grab a seat in the theater and watch your favorite Barbie animated movies. And of course, popcorn will be available. Movie Days at World of Barbie does not require an additional ticket.
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Tickets for the Los Angeles engagement, now on sale, range from $34 for adults and $26 for children with special discounts available for military, students, first responders and seniors. Hours of operation are: Wednesday and Thursday (12:00 – 6:00 PM); Friday (12:00 – 8:00 PM); and Saturday and Sunday (10:00 AM – 8:00 PM).  To purchase tickets or register to receive information on future tour dates, visit