Guide to the SoCal Museums Free-For-All Program

The 11th Museums Free-For-All program in Southern California is ready to open its doors this January 30th, 2016.

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This Saturday, more than 30 museums exhibiting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science will be open to the public with no cost. Check out the list and do not miss this great program!

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The beautiful gardens at the Getty Center are the ideal place to relax when visiting the Getty Museum.

Keep in mind that private exhibits are not part of this annual event, which could have a fee. Also, consider that some museums may not offer free parking.

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Real wolf skulls retrieved at the La Brea Tar Pits seem to have caught the attention of Justin, one of our Rolling Tworistas.
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Mike Regis’ first request to his son Justin was to be taken to the La Brea Tar Pits.


However, it is an excellent option to use public transportation. Either by train or bus, METRO brings you closer to a lot of museums that are part of “Free For All”.

Visit the METRO website for more information and possible discounts.




Look out for your favorite museums! The list began with 20 museums and last time we checked more than 10 additional museums had joined the program.


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Nobody can resist to take a picture of the iconic streetlights outside of the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Below find the list of participating museums:

Annenberg Space for Photography

Armory Center for the Arts

Autry Museum of the American West
Includes free admission to the Autry in Griffith Park and the Autry’s historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington campus

Bowers Museum

The Broad

California African American Museum

Columbia Memorial Space Center (Just added!)

California Science Center
Extra charge for Space Shuttle Endeavour, IMAX films, and special exhibits

Craft & Folk Art Museum

Descanso Gardens

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Getty Center

Getty Villa
Timed tickets are required. Visit

Hammer Museum

Japanese American National Museum

Laguna Art Museum

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Offer valid for general admission only. Does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Tolerance

Natural History Museum

Orange County Museum of Art

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

The Paley Center for Media

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Petersen Automotive Museum (Just added!)

Riverside Art Museum (Just added!)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Skirball Cultural Center
Offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museum Free-for-All
Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served


USC Pacific Asia Museum

Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu (Just added!)

William S. Hart Museum

Zimmer Children’s Museum


SoCal Museums website:


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