Visit LA Museums




By David Ball

Many of LA’s top museums open their doors free-of -charge on select days and times. Make sure you take advantage of this wonderful offer. Check websites or call for more information.

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.

Autry Museum of Western Heritage
4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park
(323) 667-2000
Free: Thursday, 4-8 p.m.; 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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! Musuem 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, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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 free the second Tuesday of each month, General Admission & select exhibits

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
(213) 626-6222
Free: Thursdays, 5:00-8:00pm

L.A. Live Grammy Museum
Staples Center Downtown Los Angeles – Coming Soon

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
501 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
(213) 489-9918
Free: 2nd Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m.
(Note: no free day in March because of a changing exhibit; free days resume in April.)

Museum of Neon Art
501 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
(213) 489-9918
Free: 2nd Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m.
(Note: no free day in March because of a changing exhibit; free days resume in April.)

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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