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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.

 

Arboretum of Los Angeles County
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia
(626) 821-3222
Free: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Annenberg Space for Photography

Century Park
2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067
tel: 213.403.3000

Autry Museum of Western Heritagefree admission to LA museums
4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park
(323) 667-2000
Free: 2nd Tuesday of the month, check museum for seasonal hours.
California Science Center
700 State Drive. Los Angeles , 90037
(323) 724 – 3623
Free: Everyday!
Corita Art Center
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.
Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
(323) 937-4230
Free: 1st Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles , 90049
(310) 440 – 7300
Free: Everyday!
Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
(626) 405-2141
Free: 1st Thursday of the month, noon-4:30 p.m.
Japanese American National Museum
369 1st St., Los Angeles
(213) 625-0414
Free: Thursday, 5-8 p.m.; 3rd Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Brookside Park
480 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena
(626) 449-9144
Free: 1st Tuesday evening of the month, 5-8 p.m.
Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
(562) 439-2119
Free: 1st Friday of the month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
(323) 857-6000
Free: After 5 pm and the second Tuesday of each month, General Admission to the Galleries is free to all.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
(213) 626-6222
Free: Thursdays, 5:00-8:00pm
MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary
152 North Central Ave, Los Angeles 90013
(213) 626-6222
Free: Thursday evenings
Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City
(310) 836-6131
Free: after 7:45 p.m. Thursday, after 5:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
628 Alamitos Ave. Long Beach , 90802
562 / 437 – 1689
Free: Every Friday.
Museum of Neon Art (MONA)
136 W. 4th Street, Los Angeles, 90013
(213) 489-9918
Free: 2nd Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m.
Museum of Television and Radio
465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills , 90210
(310) 786 – 1000
Free: Everyday!
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles
(213) 763-3466
Free: 1st Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena
(626)449-6840
Free: 1st Friday of every month from 6-9p.m.
Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena
(626) 449-2742
Free: 4th Friday of the month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
(323) 934-7243
Free: 1st Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
UCLA Campus, Westwood
(310) 825-4361
Free: Everyday!
UCLA Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
(310) 443-7000
Free: Every Thursday
USC Fisher Gallery
823 Exposition Blvd.,. Los Angeles
(213) 740-4561
Free: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

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