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Museums Free-For-All


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Yearly on the same date

Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors on Sunday, January 28th and invite visitors to attend their museums free of chargeThough free, some of the museums require you to RSVP or to obtain tickets online so please do your research and plan accordingly. 

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 specially ticketed exhibitions may have an extra fee. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Macaroni Kid Arcadia does not endorse these museums, nor have we visited each and everyone, so please visit 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 
General admission only. A timed reservation with a convenience fee is required for Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Columbia Memorial Space Center (Downey)

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) (Long Beach)

Museum of Tolerance

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
General admission only; free tickets available at nhm.org/freeforall.

Orange County Museum of Art (Orange)

The Paley Center for Media

Palm Springs Art Museum

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Petersen Automotive Museum
Tickets must be reserved in advance here.

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 (Long Beach)
Join us for opening reception of Robert Irwin: Site Determined 4-6 pm, January 28. Closed January 27.

USC Fisher Museum
Offering free admission on Saturday, January 27, instead of Sunday, January 28.

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Zimmer Children’s Museum



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USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave
Pasadena , CA United States
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