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Museums Free-for-All: SoCal museums offer free admission day, Jan. 28

This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum

Compton Herald | Museums Free-for-All
California African American Museum (front entry) Photo: Wikipedia/Brian Forrest

Museums Free-for-All Day, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 offered in partnership with Metro; general museum admission only

LOS ANGELES — SoCal Museums announces the 13th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Sun., 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.”

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.)
  • GRAMMY Museum
  • 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(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 (one-hour timed-entry, tickets are 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
  • Zimmer Children’s Museum (Free admission on Saturday, January 27, instead of Sunday)

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