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Museum Free Days Around Los Angeles

Free Admission Days at Los Angeles Area Museums

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Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

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Outer Peristyle and Garden

Reflecting Pool in the Outer Peristyle and Garden at the Getty Villa

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Hollywood Bowl Sign

Hollywood Bowl

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Always Free

California African American Museum, Exposition Park, Downtown Los Angeles
California Science Center, Exposition Park, Downtown Los Angeles
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles
The Getty Center, Brentwood, Los Angeles
The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Bowl Museum
UCLA Hammer Museum
The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum, Hollywood, only open Saturdays 10-4
MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
The Nethercutt Collection and Nethercutt Museum, Sylmar
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Suggested $5 donation), Santa Monica
STARS Center Sheriff’s Museum, 11515 Colima Rd. at Telegraph Rd., Whittier

Weekly Free Museum Days

Free Every Thursday

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Downtown Los Angeles - Free every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm
MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Downtown Los Angeles - Free every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm
Skirball Cultural Center - Free Thursdays noon - 9 pm

Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles - Every Thursday 5 to 8 pm, and 3rd Thursday all day

Free Every Friday

Long Beach Museum of Art - Free Friday

Free Every Sunday

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach - Free on Sundays

Monthly Free Museum Days

George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles - Free the first Tuesday of the month
Natural History Museum, Exposition Park, Downtown Los Angeles - Free the first Tuesday of the month
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Mid Wilshire, Museum Row, Los Angeles - First Wednesday
Huntington Library, Collections and Botanical Gardens, Pasadena - Free first Thursday of the month. Free advance tickets required beginning Sept 6, 2007, available beginning the 1st of the preceding month (i.e. August 1 for Sept 6).
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena - 1st Fridays from 6 to 9 pm
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana - First Sunday of the month is Target Free First Sunday.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - Mid-Wilshire, Museum Row, Los Angeles - 2nd Tuesday, check for other sponsored free days
Autry National Center in Griffith Park, Los Angeles - the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden - free every 3rd Tuesday of the month
Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles - 3rd Thursday all day
Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena - 4th Friday

This information was accurate at the time of publication, but museums change their free day availability based on sponsorships. Please check with venues for the most current information.

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