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Free for All

Over thirty museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge.

Museums Free-for-All has partnered with Metro, encouraging visitors to Go Metro to explore the participating museums, many of which are a short walk away from Metro bus or rail. Go Metro to more museum destinations at

This offer is for general museum admission at participating museums only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information.

2017 Participating Museums:

Annenberg Space for Photography

Armory Center for the Arts

Autry Museum of the American West

The Broad

California African American Museum

California Science Center
Excludes IMAX films and The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition. A timed reservation with a convenience fee is required for Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Columbia Memorial Space Center
Offering free admission on Saturday, January 28, instead of Sunday, January 29

Craft & Folk Art Museum

Descanso Gardens
Free, timed tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine

Getty Center

Getty Villa
Free, timed tickets are required. Visit

Hammer Museum

Japanese American National Museum

Kidspace Children’s Museum

Laguna Art Museum

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
General admission only; free tickets available at

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

Museum of Tolerance

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Free tickets available at

Orange County Museum of Art

The Paley Center for Media

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Petersen Automotive Museum
Reserve timed tickets in advance here

Pomona College Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Skirball Cultural Center
Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served


Zimmer Children’s Museum

Earlier Event: January 28
Welcome to the Dollhouse: Live Score!!
Later Event: January 30
Director Screening: I Am Not Your Negro