While the recession lingers, you may not be flush with dollars, but that’s no excuse to deprive yourself culturally, historically, artistically, scientifically, or musically. Los Angeles’ myriad museums offer free monthly or weekly visits. And some are free to visitors year-round.
LaVerneOnline provides a list below, but please check websites just in case changes occur.
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Monthly Free Museum Days
Page Museum, La Brea Tarpits (http://www.tarpits.org/ ) First Tuesday
Natural History Museum (http://www.nhm.org/site/ ) First Tuesday
Huntington Library (http://www.huntington.org/ ) First Thursday, tickets required
Norton Simon Museum (http://www.nortonsimon.org/ ) First Friday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Pasadena Museum of California Art (http://pmcaonline.org/ ) First Friday
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (http://www.lacma.org/ ) Second Tuesday
Gene Autry Center (http://theautry.org/) Second Tuesday
Los Angeles County Arboretum (http://www.arboretum.org/ ) Third Tuesday
Japanese American National Museum (http://www.janm.org/ ) Third Thursday and Target FREE Saturdays, check website for dates.
Pacific Asia Museum (http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/ ) Fourth Friday
Kidspace Children’s Museum (http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/site/ ) First Tuesday
La Habra Children’s Museum (http://www.lahabracity.com/section.cfm?id=99 ) First Saturday
Bowers Museum (http://www.bowers.org/ ) First Sunday
Weekly Free Museum Days
Museum of Contemporary Art (http://www.moca.org/ ) (MOCA Grand Ave., Thursday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
MOCA Geffen Contemporary (http://www.moca.org/ ) Thursday 5 p.m.-8 p.m.)
Skirball Cultural Center (http://www.skirball.org/ ) Thursday
UCLA Hammer Museum (http://hammer.ucla.edu/ ) Thursday
Long Beach Museum of Art (http://www.lbma.org/ )
California African American Museum (http://www.caamuseum.org/ )
California Science Center (http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/ )
Olvera Street (http://www.elpueblo.lacity.org/ )
Fowler Museum of Cultural History (http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/ )
The Getty Center (http://www.getty.edu/ ) $15 parking
Hollywood Bowl Museum (http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/visit/museum.cfm )
MOCA Pacific Design Center (http://www.moca.org/museum/moca_pdc.php ?)
Walt Disney Concert Hall (http://www.musiccenter.org/visit/tours.html )