L.A. Museum Guide: Free Admission Days
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Are you looking for things to do in Los Angeles and hoping to find some free museums in L.A.? The numerous museums in and around LA are hidden gems, waiting to be explored, to be seen in a new light. With all the free admission times, they many times cost less than a movie, but offer far more interesting subjects. Many LA museums offer free days that it’s easy to enjoy some of LA’s greatest treasures without spending any money at all. We know you’re busy trying to have fun, so we’ve compiled this free museum guide.
Note that while some museums waive the admission fee, there is often a fee for parking. And because LA’s such a dynamic city, things are changing all the time, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead to confirm. Otherwise, get out there and explore! These LA museums are even more tempting when they’re free. Bring your camera too, although almost all museums prohibit flash photography and many do not allow a tripod. And don’t forget the kids, who are more than welcome in most museums. Many of LA’s top museums have free admission days select days and times so bookmark this page and make sure you take advantage of this wonderful offer. Note: Check museum websites or call for more information and for any potential changes to the days below.
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia
Free: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067
4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park
Free: 2nd Tuesday of the month, check museum for seasonal hours.
700 State Drive. Los Angeles , 90037
(323) 724 – 3623
5515 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-2157 ext 21
Free: Everyday! Museum is open M-F 10-4 (except W 10-3) and one Saturday a month.
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Free: 1st Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles , 90049
(310) 440 – 7300
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
Free: 1st Thursday of the month, noon-4:30 p.m.
369 1st St., Los Angeles
Free: Thursday, 5-8 p.m.; 3rd Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
480 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena
Free: 1st Tuesday evening of the month, 5-8 p.m.
2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
Free: 1st Friday of the month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Free: After 5 pm and the second Tuesday of each month, General Admission to the Galleries is free to all.
Free: Thursdays, 5:00-8:00pm
152 North Central Ave, Los Angeles 90013
9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City
Free: after 7:45 p.m. Thursday, after 5:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
628 Alamitos Ave. Long Beach , 90802
562 / 437 – 1689
Free: Every Friday.
136 W. 4th Street, Los Angeles, 90013
Free: 2nd Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m.
465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills , 90210
(310) 786 – 1000
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles
Free: 1st Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena
Free: 1st Friday of every month from 6-9p.m.
46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena
Free: 4th Friday of the month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Free: 1st Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
UCLA Campus, Westwood
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
Free: Every Thursday
823 Exposition Blvd.,. Los Angeles
Free: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.