Free Admission to Museums in Los Angeles
Free Days to Museums and MORE in Los Angeles
There are so many amazing places to take your kids to in Los Angeles. If you ask me, exposing them to the arts at a young age is an amazing gift not taken full advantage of by many due to lack of funds, proximity to museums and being unaware of what's all out there. Here is a list of museums located within the greater Los Angeles area (I will also be sharing on for Orange County) that offer free admission on select days. See individual locations for days the offer is valid and if there are any other "requirements" below and most of all get out there and explore!
Free Days to Museums in Los Angeles
Griffith Park Observatory: Free everyday See site for more info HERE
2800 East Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
LA Tar Pits:
Museum Free Days and Hours:
Free First Tuesdays
Receive free Museum admission the first Tuesdays 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. Get Tickets
Free Museum Admission daily for the following : CA EBT cardholders with I.D.** CA teachers with I.D.** Active or retired military with I.D.** Children 2 and under
Open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Daily
except for: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Independence Day (July 4), Thanksgiving (fourth Thurs. of Nov), and Christmas (Dec 25)
5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
California Science Center: Admission to the Science Center's permanent exhibition galleries is FREE daily. More info on current featured exhibits and Imax visit HERE
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Open Daily: *
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
General admission is free!
The Getty Center: Free everyday
For GPS and maps use
Intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard
Tuesday–Friday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Closed Mondays
Huntington Library: Free admission on the first Thursday of every month with advance tickets, which can be reserved online or by phone the month prior. A limited quantity will be available the first day of each month at 9 a.m. preceding the month you wish to visit. More info HERE
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
MOCA Natural History Museum: Receive free Museum admission the first Tuesdays 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. Get Tickets
Free Museum admission daily to: CA EBT cardholders with I.D., CA teachers with I.D., Active or retired military with I.D. , Children 2 and under
*Free Museum admission does not include specialty ticketed items.
Free hours for L.A. County resident L.A. County residents receive free Museum Admission Monday – Friday from 3-5 pm. Bring a valid ID or utility bill the day of your visit.
900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007
Hours: 9:30 am - 5 pm daily
Aquarium of the Pacific: FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights most Fridays from 6pm to 9pm. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. More info HERE
100 Aquarium Way,
Long Beach, CA 90802
The Broad: General admission to The Broad is free More info HERE
221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
The Queen Mary : Free after 5pm Get all the info HERE
1126 Queens Highway • Long Beach, CA 90802
Information: (877) 342-0738
Parking is not included with the free admission after 5PM. (*not valid on certain Blackout Dates)
Kidspace Children's Museum: Visit them for more info HERE
The first Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 8:00pm is Kidspace's Free Family Night. Admission to the museum is FREE for everyone during these hours only
480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103|(626) 449-9144
Travel Town Museum: Always Free more info HERE
Travel Town Transportation Museum
5200 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Pacific Daylight Time: (Mar - Oct) 10am - 6:00pm
Pacific Standard Time: (Nov - Feb) 10am - 5:00pm
Ever been to any of these? Have a spot you like and didn't see on this list, feel free to add it in the comments below!