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Pepperdine University is home to many top-notch locales and facilities that are avilable to the public. Take the family to see a show at our world-class Center for the Arts, view an awe-inspiring exhibit at the museum, pick up some Waves gear at the bookstore, or spend some reflective time at the renowned Heroes Garden.  The choice is yours.

Heroes Garden - Pepperdine University

Thomas E. Burnett, Jr., Heroes Garden

The Heroes Garden is a beautifully scenic and inspirational memorial garden at the Drescher Campus to permanently remind us of the September 11 attack on our nation and all those who perished at that time. Thomas E. Burnett, a Pepperdine alumnus, aboard Flight 93 is especially remembered.

Payson Library building

Payson Library

Payson Library is located next to the Thornton Administration Center on the Malibu campus. Patrons have access to educational services, technology support, and reference facilities. Please visit the Pepperdine Libraries website for more information.

People wearing orange at a rally


The Pepperdine Bookstore is located adjacent to the Wave's Café in the Tyler Campus Center. The bookstore offers a wide variety of products and services including textbooks, gifts, apparel, snack items, and school supplies. Please visit the Pepperdine Bookstore website for more information.

Mamma Mia performance at Pepperdine

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts brings some of the most exciting programs and performances from around the world to families in and around the Los Angeles area. Please visit the Center for the Arts web page for more information and a schedule of upcoming events.

Villa Graziadio Executive Center

Villa Graziadio Executive Center

The Villa Graziadio Executive Center is a full-service conference facility specializing in training and seminars, providing the perfect environment for success. It is located on Pepperdine University's Malibu campus and offers over 40,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space. Please visit the Villa Graziadio website for more information.

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art showcases historical and contemporary art by nationally recognized artists with a focus on the art of California. Past exhibits included The Cultivators: Highlights from the Kinsesy African American Art and History Collection, Rodin's Obsession: The Gaes of Hell, and Claes Oldenburg: Drawings, Chihuly Los Angeles. For more information, go to the Frederick R. Weisman Museum web page.