FREE Museum Days in Los Angeles

Looking for Free Fun Things to Do in LA? Visit the museums! Here’s a list of museums in Los Angeles with corresponding free admission days with some being free all the time.

LA Free Museum Days

Other Ways to Visit the Museums for Free

There’s also Museum Day Live in September where you get 2 free tickets to participating museums.

SoCal Museums Free-For-All Day is also available every February so you can visit participating museums for free for a day.

Visiting San Diego? Check out San Diego Museum Month for 50% off admission every February of free admission to museums for kids during Kids Free San Diego.

Los Angeles Free Museum Days


Note: Some of the museums might be closed on certain days of the month due to installations in progress. Verify with the museum or the museum’s website for accuracy. Enjoy!

  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures – youth 17 and under are always free
  • Armory Center for the Arts – Admission is free
  • California African American Museum – free
  • California Science Center – free
  • Craft Contemporary – pay what you can on Sundays
  • Descanso Gardens – Free for All on Tuesdays, Free for children 12 and under Mon and Wed-Sun
  • FIDM Museum – free
  • Fowler Museum – free
  • Getty Center – Free with timed ticket; parking $20, after 3pm $15, after 6pm (when open) $10.
  • Getty Villa – free admission with timed ticket
  • Griffith Observatory – Free
  • Hammer Museum – Always free
  • Hollywood Bowl Museum – free
  • Holocaust Museum LA – free
  • Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens – Free first Thursday of the month with an advance ticket.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art L.A. – free
  • Japanese American National Museum – free every Tuesday
  • La Brea Tar Pits & Museum – Museum free for L.A. County residents Mon–Fri 3–5pm (closed first Tue of the month).; tar pits area always free.
  • LA Plaza de Culutra y Artes – free
  • LACMA – free every second Tuesday 11am–5pm. L.A. County residents Mon, Tue, Thu 3–5pm; Fri 3–8pm. Timed tickets recommended.
  • Los Angeles Maritime Museum – free, $5 suggested donation for adults
  • MOCA Grand Ave – free with a timed ticket
  • Museum of Latin American Art – Free on Sundays
  • Natural History Museum – Free for L.A. County residents Mon–Fri 3–5pm (closed first Tue of the month).
  • Skirball Cultural Center – free every Thursday
  • The Autry Museum in Griffith Park – free every second Tuesday of the month
  • The Broad – free with reservation, Timed tickets required including the Infinity Mirror Room
  • The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA – free except for some special exhibitions
  • Torrance Art Museum – free
  • Travel Town – free
  • USC Pacific Asia Museum – Free on second Sundays, and pay what you wish on Thursdays.
  • Wende Museum – free
Free Museum Days in L.A.

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