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Free Museum Days....

Southern California is a great place to live and visit. Several of our museums offer free days, which means that you can have fun without breaking the bank. This year try to visit at least one museum on free admission day. To help you with this plan, I have made a list of some of the most popular places in Southern California to visit.  To have the best experience I recommend that you contact the museum and confirm the dates of their admission free day. Happy Field Tripping! Disclaimer: Please contact the museum to ensure the times and dates are still valid. 
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Free Museum Days

The Arboretum of Los Angeles County: Free admission on the Third Tuesday of each month

Autry National Center: Free admission on the Second Tuesday each month

California African American Museum: Free admission daily but parking is $8.

California Science Center: Free admission daily but parking is $8; some exhibits are an extra charge

Claremont Museum of Art: Free admission on the First Friday of the month from 5-8:30 pm

Craft and Folk Art Museum: Free on the First Wednesday of each month

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Free admission daily

Getty Center: Free admission daily but parking is $15

Getty Villa in Malibu: Free admission daily but parking is $15

George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tarpits: Free admission on the First Tuesday of each month

Griffith Park Observatory: Free admission daily

Hammer Museum: Free admission every Thursday

Huntington Library and Gardens: Free admission on the First Thursday of each month with prior reservation through their website.

Japanese American National Museum: Free general admission every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm and every third Thursday of the month. Also free one Saturday each month. This event is called Target Free Family Days and include entertainment, cooking projects and arts and crafts.

Kidspace Museum: Free Family Night is the first Tuesday of every month from 4 pm-8 pm.

La Habra Children’s Museum: Free admission on the first Saturday of each month.

LACMA: Free admission on the Second Tuesday each month, free after 5 pm daily and on several Holiday Mondays. LACMA also has program for free membership for children (and one free adult guest per child). Here is the link for the NextGen membership form.

Long Beach Museum of Art: Free admission each Friday

Los Angeles Fire Department Museum: Free admission on the only day it is open: Saturdays from 10 am -4 pm

MOCA: Free admission at all three MOCA locations on each Thursday from 5-8 pm

Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton: Free admission daily (Wednesday-Sunday)

Museum of Latin American Art: Free admission each Friday

Natural History MuseumFree admission on the First Tuesday of each month must reserve tickets. "Wells Fargo sponsored Free First Tuesdays
Event Date: This event occurs on multiple dates. Please check the calendar for more information.
Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

"Wells Fargo Free First Tuesdays gives Museum visitors free general admission on the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August), and free Museum admission every Tuesday in September. We recommend reserving tickets in advance to guarantee Museum entry and to skip the line, as we experience high attendance on these days. Please note there is a maximum of 8 tickets per reservation."

The Nethercutt Museum: Free admission daily

Norton Simon Museum: Free admission on the First Friday of each month from 6-9 pm

Pacific Asia Museum: Free admission on the Fourth Friday of each month

The Paley Center for Media: Free admission daily

Pasadena Museum of California Art: Free admission on the First Friday of each month

Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont: Free admission each Wednesday 02/03/2017 update 

Skirball Cultural Center: Free admission each Thursday

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and ideas are all my own. 


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