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DAY 282: FREE Museum Days


A great resource for parents in the Pasadena area is Pasadena’s Macaroni Kids site.  They always have great information and a list of activities of thing to do around Pasadena.  Recently, they compiled a list of all museums in Los Angeles offering free museum days.  I’m sharing their list with our 365 Things To Do Fans below.  Sign up on their Facebook page to stay on top of all Pasadena children activities.

Monthly Free Museum Days

Page Museum, La Brea Tarpits (1st Tuesday)

Natural History Museum (1st Tuesday)

Huntington Library, (1st Thursday, tickets required)

Norton Simon Museum (1st Friday, 6-9 pm)

Pasadena Museum of California Art (1st Friday)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2nd Tuesday)

Autry Center (2nd Tuesday)

Los Angeles County Arboretum (3rd Tuesday)

Japanese American National Museum (3rd Thursday & Target FREE Saturdays – check website for dates)

Pacific Asia Museum (4th Friday)

Kidspace Children’s Museum (1st Tuesday)

La Habra Children’s Museum (1st Saturday)

Bowers Museum (1st Sunday)

Weekly Free Museum Days

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Grand Ave, Thursday 5-8pm)

MOCA Geffen Contemporary (Thursday 5-8 pm)

Skirball Cultural Center (Thursday)

UCLA Hammer Museum (Thursday)

Long Beach Museum of Art (Friday)

Museum of Latin American Art (Friday)

Japanese American National Museum (every Thurs. from 5-8pm)

Always Free

California African American Museum

California Science Center

Olvera Street, El Pueblo de Los Angeles

Fowler Museum of Cultural History

The Getty Center ($15 parking)

The Getty Villa (timed ticket required, $15 parking)

Griffith Observatory

Hollywood Bowl Museum

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (free with NextGen enrollment)

The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum (Saturdays, 10-4)

Los Angeles Maritime Museum

MOCA Pacific Design Center

Santa Monica Museum of Art (Suggested $5 donation)

Travel Town Museum

Walt Disney Concert Hall

So go out and explore our community and share with us your favorite museum!

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