Find out which museums are free.

Most museums in Southern California remain closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please check individual museum websites before planning any visits.

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California Science Center

Free admission to permanent exhibits every day.
Getty Villa

Getty Villa

Admission is free.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Free admission weekdays after 3 pm for L.A. County residents. Free admission for all every second Tuesday of the month.
MOCA Grand Avenue

MOCA Grand Avenue

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.

Autry Museum of the American West

Autry Museum of the American West

Free admission every second Tuesday of the month.
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California Science Center

Free admission to permanent exhibits every day.
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Admission is free. Museum currently closed for construction.
Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens

Free admission on the third Tuesday of the month (tickets required).
Forest Lawn Museum

Forest Lawn Museum

Admission is free.
Getty Center

Getty Center

Admission is free.
Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum

Admission is free.
Kidspace Children's Museum

Kidspace Children’s Museum

Free admission on the first Tuesday of the month from 4–8 pm (except in September).
La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits

Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) as well as every Tuesday in September.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Free admission weekdays after 3 pm for L.A. County residents. Free admission for all every second Tuesday of the month.
Museum of Tolerance

Museum of Tolerance

Free admission on the third Tuesday of the month from 2–5 pm.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) as well as every Tuesday in September.
The Broad

The Broad

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
Torrance Art Museum

Torrance Art Museum

Admission is free.

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California Science Center

Free admission to permanent exhibits every day.
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Admission is free. Museum currently closed for construction.
Forest Lawn Museum

Forest Lawn Museum

Admission is free.
Fowler Museum at UCLA

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Admission is free.
Getty Center

Getty Center

Admission is free.
Getty Villa

Getty Villa

Admission is free.
Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum

Admission is free.
MOCA Grand Avenue

MOCA Grand Avenue

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Free admission offered to Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Historic Home tour requires paid ticket.
The Broad

The Broad

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
The Wende Museum

The Wende Museum

Admission is free.
Torrance Art Museum

Torrance Art Museum

Admission is free.

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California Science Center

Free admission to permanent exhibits every day.
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Admission is free. Museum currently closed for construction.
Forest Lawn Museum

Forest Lawn Museum

Admission is free.
Fowler Museum at UCLA

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Admission is free.
Getty Center

Getty Center

Admission is free.
Getty Villa

Getty Villa

Admission is free.
Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum

Admission is free.
Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum

Free admission on Thursdays from 5–8 pm.
Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum

Free admission on the first Thursday of every month from 5–9 pm.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Free admission weekdays after 3 pm for L.A. County residents. Free admission for all every second Tuesday of the month.
MOCA Grand Avenue

MOCA Grand Avenue

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum

Free admission on Thursday nights and the first Sunday of the month.
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Free admission on the first Thursday of every month from 5–8 pm.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Free admission on Thursdays 5–8 pm.
Skirball Cultural Center

Skirball Cultural Center

Free admission on Thursdays.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Free admission offered to Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Historic Home tour requires paid ticket.
The Broad

The Broad

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Free admission on the fiirst Thursday of every month.
Torrance Art Museum

Torrance Art Museum

Admission is free.
USC Pacific Asia Museum

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Free admission on Thursday 5–8 pm and the second Sunday of every month.

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California Science Center

Free admission to permanent exhibits every day.
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Admission is free. Museum currently closed for construction.
Forest Lawn Museum

Forest Lawn Museum

Admission is free.
Fowler Museum at UCLA

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Admission is free.
Getty Center

Getty Center

Admission is free.
Getty Villa

Getty Villa

Admission is free.
Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum

Admission is free.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Free admission weekdays after 3 pm for L.A. County residents. Free admission for all every second Tuesday of the month.
MOCA Grand Avenue

MOCA Grand Avenue

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

Free admission on the first Friday of every month from 5–8 pm.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Free admission offered to Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Historic Home tour requires paid ticket.
The Broad

The Broad

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
The Wende Museum

The Wende Museum

Admission is free.

AMOCA / American Museum of Ceramic Art

AMOCA / American Museum of Ceramic Art

Free admission on the second Saturday of the month from 5–9 pm.
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California Science Center

Free admission to permanent exhibits every day.
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Admission is free. Museum currently closed for construction.
Forest Lawn Museum

Forest Lawn Museum

Admission is free.
Fowler Museum at UCLA

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Admission is free.
Getty Center

Getty Center

Admission is free.
Getty Villa

Getty Villa

Admission is free.
Glendora Historical Society & Rubel Castle

Glendora Historical Society & Rubel Castle

Admission is free. See museum website for details.
Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum

Admission is free.
MOCA Grand Avenue

MOCA Grand Avenue

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Free admission one weekend day a month from Sep–Apr (subject to change). See museum website for details.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Free admission offered to Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Historic Home tour requires paid ticket.
The Broad

The Broad

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
The Wende Museum

The Wende Museum

Admission is free.
Torrance Art Museum

Torrance Art Museum

Admission is free.

Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum

Free admission on Sundays for Santa Ana residents with proof of residency only.
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California Science Center

Free admission to permanent exhibits every day.
Craft Contemporary

Craft Contemporary

Admission is free.
Forest Lawn Museum

Forest Lawn Museum

Admission is free.
Fowler Museum at UCLA

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Admission is free.
Getty Center

Getty Center

Admission is free.
Getty Villa

Getty Villa

Admission is free.
Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum

Admission is free.
MOCA Grand Avenue

MOCA Grand Avenue

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Latin American Art

Free admission on Sunday and every 4th Thursday of the month between 5–9 pm.
Museum of Ventura County

Museum of Ventura County

Free admission on the first Sunday of every month.
Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum

Free admission on Thursday nights and the first Sunday of the month.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Free admission one weekend day a month from Sep–Apr (subject to change). See museum website for details.
Santa Paula Art Museum

Santa Paula Art Museum

Free admission on the first Sunday of every month.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Free admission offered to Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Historic Home tour requires paid ticket.
The Broad

The Broad

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

General admission is free. See museum website for special exhibition ticketing information and costs.
The Wende Museum

The Wende Museum

Admission is free.
USC Pacific Asia Museum

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Free admission on Thursday 5–8 pm and the second Sunday of every month.

California Botanic Garden (Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)

California Botanic Garden (Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)

Free admission on Veterans Day, California Admission Day, Green Friday, MLK Day. See museum website for details.
Catalina Island Museum

Catalina Island Museum

Free admission on National Museum Day. See museum website for details.
Cayton Children's Museum

Cayton Children’s Museum

Visitors who participate in EBT, WiC and Medi-Cal now enjoy FREE admission to the Cayton, thanks to generous support from our corporate sponsor, Entertainment One (eOne). Good for up to six people each visit with proof of EBT or WIC and valid identification. Please visit our front desk for your tickets.
Columbia Memorial Space Center

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Free admissions days during various special events. See museum website for details.
Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo

See museum website for details.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center

Free admission on Underwater Parks Day and World Oceans Day. See museum website for details.