The 13th Annual Museums Free-for-All will be held this Sunday, Jan. 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.”
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
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
Forest Lawn Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Getty Villa (Free, timed tickets are required. Visit getty.edu.)
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 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
This 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.
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