Museums Annual Free-For-All Day

Over 40 museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend free of charge.

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

“We’re proud to celebrate 15 years of Free-for-All, welcoming visitors across Southern California to enjoy a wide variety of museums. It’s a great chance to revisit old favorites or discover something new,” said Jennifer Caballero, SoCal Museums President and Marketing Director at the Skirball Cultural Center. “I’m always impressed by the range of cultural offerings. From cars to Cold War artifacts to modern art, there’s something for everyone.”

  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
    (Museum opening in 2020. See activity details.)
  • American Museum of Ceramic Art
  • Automobile Driving Museum
  • Autry Museum of the American West
  • Bowers Museum
  • The Broad*
  • California African American Museum
  • California Science Center
  • Cayton Children’s Museum
  • Columbia Memorial Space Center
  • Craft Contemporary
  • Descanso Gardens
  • Forest Lawn Museum
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA
  • Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
  • Getty Center Museum
  • Getty Villa Museum
  • Glendora Historical Society
  • Hammer Museum
  • Heroes Hall Veterans Museum
  • ICA LA
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Kidspace Children’s Museum
  • La Brea Tar Pits
    General admission only; free tickets available at
  • LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
  • Los Angeles County Fire Museum
  • Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
  • MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)
  • Muckenthaler Cultural Center
  • Museum of Tolerance**
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    General admission only; free tickets available at
  • OCMA (Orange County Museum of Art)
  • Pomona College Museum of Art
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
    (Please note free admission is for the museum only, not the Sea Center.)
  • Skirball Cultural Center
    (Let us know you’re interested in visiting on Free-For-All Day!)
  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens
  • The International Printing Museum
  • The Wende Museum
  • Torrance Art Museum
  • USC Fisher Museum of Art
  • USC Pacific Asia Museum
  • Valley Relics Museum

*At The Broad, special exhibition Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again, will be free along with general admission on Saturday, January 25 only.

**The Museum of Tolerance will be participating on Sunday, January 26 only.

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Header image courtesy of Tyler Merbler via Flickr