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10 Los Angeles Area Museums Offering Free Admission

There’s plenty to do in Southern California. But, with all the places to visit, comes admission fees which can get costly. Luckily, many Los Angeles area museums offer free admission on select days throughout the month, and some offer free admission every day.  Here’s what you need to know.

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5 Museums That Offer Free Admission on Select Days:

Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los angeles, CA 90027

For a look at the American West, the Autry is the museum to visit. Through art and historic artifacts, families can take a look at the cultures of the American West as well as marvel at special installations. Free admission offered on the second Tuesday of each month.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108

There’s as much to see inside as there is outside, including a special Children’s Garden. Free admission is offered on the first Thursday of each month, but advance ticket reservations are required.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Japanese American National Museum celebrates diversity by highlighting the story of Japanese Americans. Free admission is offered each Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and all day every third Thursday of the month.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

LACMA makes it easy for kids to grow up learning about art. Through its NexGen program, children (infants through age 17) can become NexGen members. This free membership provides free admission for the child and one accompanying adult. In addition, LACMA offers free admission (not including special exhibits) for Los Angeles county residents each weekday after 3:00 pm.

USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA

There is much to see at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Journeys: The Silk Road is especially suited for families because of its interactive nature. In addition, once a month (on the free Sunday) families can enjoy a story time and related hands-on activity. The museum offers free admission on the second Sunday of each month.

And Here Are 5 Museums Offering Free Admission Every Day:

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049

At the Getty Center, there’s art, architecture, and gardens to explore. Children will also enjoy the Family Room. In this special place, kids can touch, learn, and play. Admission is always free, but parking is $15.

Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

A visit to the Griffith Observatory promises superb views of Hollywood as well as  interesting exhibits that cause visitors to ask questions, wonder, and learn. Admission to the Observatory is always free, but Planetarium shows may require a fee.

Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Bring the family to the Fowler Museum for a chance to learn about international cultures. Additionally, the Fowler regularly hosts “Kids in the Courtyard” events which are hands-on activities that relate to an ongoing Museum exhibit. Admission is free.

California African American Museum
600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

The California African American Museum, located within Exposition Park, focuses on the art and culture of African Americans, specifically focusing on California and the western part of the United States. Admission is free.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
100 S. The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Through personal stories and artifacts, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust aims to present the Holocaust in an objective way. In addition, the architecture and layout of the Museum also contribute to a visitor’s experience. Admission is free.

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