13th Annual Museums Free-for-All

SoCal Museums announces the 13th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge.

“This is a tremendously popular annual event, and each year thousands of people turn out from communities across Southern California to explore museums,” said Jennifer Caballero, SoCal Museums President and Marketing Director at the Skirball Cultural Center. “We hope that visitors take advantage of this day by going to a museum they have always wanted to see or by revisiting an old favorite—and we hope they Go Metro and take the train, bus, or bike share there.”

The event also hopes to raise awareness of free visitor days available year-round at museums across Southern California. A calendar of free days can be found at socalmuseums.org/free.

Museums Free-for-All is partnering with Metro, encouraging visitors to Go Metro to explore participating museums, many of which are a short walk from Metro bus or rail stops. Experience a day of art and culture without traffic and plan ahead of time on metro.net.

This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. For more information, visit socalmuseums.org. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information.

2018 Participating Museums


Annenberg Space for Photography

Autry Museum of the American West

The Broad

California African American Museum

California Science Center

Excludes IMAX films and the BODY WORLDS: Pulse exhibition. A timed reservation with a convenience fee is required for Space Shuttle Endeavour

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Craft & Folk Art Museum

Descanso Gardens

Forest Lawn Museum

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Getty Center

Getty Villa

Free, timed tickets are required. Visit getty.edu.


Hammer Museum

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Japanese American National Museum

Free tickets available at janm.org/freeforall

Kidspace Children’s Museum

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

General admission only; free tickets available at tarpits.org/freeforall

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Museum of Tolerance

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Free tickets available at nhm.org/freeforall

Orange County Museum of Art

The Paley Center for Media

Palm Springs Art Museum

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Petersen Automotive Museum

Pomona College Museum of Art

Riverside Art Museum

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Skirball Cultural Center

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

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Excludes tours of the historic house and grounds

University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach

Join us for opening reception of Robert Irwin: Site Determined 4-6 pm

USC Fisher Museum

Offering free admission on Saturday, January 27, instead of Sunday, January 28

Zimmer Children’s Museum


Author: So Cal Life Mag Guest Post

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