Los Angeles Free Museum Days

Free Museum Days and Times for LA Museums

Many museums in Los Angeles have free museum days.  Find these free days with this LAwithKids Free Museum Days in Los Angeles Guide.  Because of the recent pandemic as well an ever changing economic situation, please consult each museum prior to attending.  Please also make sure that you do not need to make an online reservation.

MUSEUMS THAT ARE FREE EVERYDAY THEY ARE OPEN

California African American Museum: Free admission daily. Parking is $15. (213) 744-7432  website: caamuseum.org

California Science Center: Free admission daily. Parking is $15. (323) 724-3623
website: californiasciencecenter.org

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Open Wed.-Sun. Always free admission. Parking is $14. (310) 825-4361 website: fowler.ucla.edu

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: Open Tues.-Sun. Always free admission. Check-in at Guard Gate for free parking at main lot (310) 506-4851 website: arts.pepperdine.edu/museum

Getty Center: Free admission daily. Parking is $20 dollars. (310) 440-7330 website: www.getty.edu/visit/center

George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tarpits: Free from 3-5pm for LA County Residents  Parking is $15 dollars (323) 857-6300 website: tarpits.org

Natural History Museum: Free from 3-5pm for LA County Residents Parking is $15. (213) 763-3466 website: nhm.org

Getty Villa in Malibu: Free admission daily. Parking is $20. (310) 440-7330  website: www.getty.edu/visit/villa 

Griffith Park Observatory: Free admission when open (Thursday-Sunday). (213) 473-0800 website: griffithobservatory.org

Hammer Museum: Free admission daily. (310) 443-7000 website: hammer.ucla.edu

LACMA: Free admission after 3 pm Mon.-Fri. (for LA county residents) and on several holidays. LACMA also has a NexGen program for free membership for LA country children (and one free adult guest per child) (323) 857-6000 website: lacma.org

La Plaza: Open Wednesday-Sunday. Always free admission. (213) 542-6200 website: lapca.org

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery: Open Thur.-Sun. and the first Friday of each month. (323) 644-6269 website:  lamag.org  (As of 8/4/22 gallery still closed bc of covid)

MOCA: Free admission sponsored by Carolyn Clark Powers (as of 8/24/22) at all MOCA locations. (213) 626-6222 website: moca.org

The Nethercutt Museum: Open Thurs.-Sat. Free admission.  Note: Charge for the Nethercutt Collection entrance and tour. The free museum has automobiles and train. (818) 364-6464 website: nethercuttcollection.org

William S. Hart Ranch and Museum: Free admission daily (Wednesday-Sunday) Note: Closed while ownership is being transferred from LA County to the City of Santa Clarita.  website:  hartmuseum.org 

LA MUSEUMS THAT ARE FREE ON MONDAY
Go to the everyday section for Free Monday Museums.


LA MUSEUMS THAT ARE FREE ON TUESDAY

Autry National Center: Free admission on the second Tuesday of each month. (323) 667-2000 website: theautry.org

The Arboretum of Los Angeles County: Free admission on the third Tuesday of each month. Must be reserved online. (626) 821-3222  website: arboretum.org
 

MUSEUMS THAT ARE FREE ON WEDNESDAY

Go to the everyday section for Free Wednesday Museums.

LA MUSEUMS THAT ARE FREE ON THURSDAY

Skirball Cultural Center: Free admission each Thursday. (310) 440-4500
website: skirball.org

Huntington Library and Gardens: Free admission on the first Thursday of each month with prior reservation through their website. (626) 405-2100 website: www.huntington.org

Japanese American National Museum: Free general admission every Thursday (as of 8/24/22). (213) 625-0414  website: www.janm.org


LA MUSEUMS THAT ARE FREE ON FRIDAY

Kidspace Museum: Free Family Night is the first Friday of each month from 4-7 pm. (626) 449-9144 website: kidspacemuseum.org
 
Claremont Museum of Art: Free Fridays for everyone (also free first Saturdayfrom 6-9pm for all and free first Sundays of the Month for families) website: clmoa.org


LA MUSEUMS THAT ARE FREE ON SATURDAY


Los Angeles Fire Department Museum: Hollywood location free on the only open day: Saturdays from 10 am-4 pm. (323) 464-2727  website: lafdmuseum.org


LA MUSEUMS THAT ARE FREE ON SUNDAY

Craft Contemporary: Pay what you can on Sunday. (we are aware that this is not free) (323) 937-4230 website: craftcontemporary.org

Museum of Latin American Art: Free admission each Sunday (Target Sponsored Free Day). (562) 437-1689 website: molaa.org

Pacific Asia Museum: Free for Second Sunday of the Month
(also Pay What You Wish Every Thursday) (626) 449-2742 website: pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu