A New Gift Guide from SoCal Museums Brings Museum Culture Home

A New Gift Guide from SoCal Museums Brings Museum Culture Home

Los Angeles, CA ​(September 1, 2020)—While California indoor spaces in museums remain closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, stores at many museums and cultural institutions across Southern California are open for business online. SoCal Museums, which consists of marketing and communications professionals from museums across Southern California, has compiled a list of creative gifts and products that can be enjoyed while sheltering at home, including some conceived specifically for quarantine. All of the items are priced at $50 or less and include beautiful sketchbooks, artist-designed masks, ...
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SoCal Museums Announces K – 12 Digital Offerings at 30+ Museums and Cultural Institutions

SoCal Museums Announces K – 12 Digital Offerings at 30+ Museums and Cultural Institutions

Los Angeles, CA (April 16, 2020)—In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous cultural institutions across Southern California are offering K-12 educational resources for families and teachers to utilize while they shelter at home. SoCal Museums has compiled dozens of new and compelling online educational opportunities for children of all ages, presented by more than thirty Southern California museums and cultural institutions. These resources reflect a range of subjects—from contemporary and historical art to science to fashion—and employ different learning modalities, from virtual instruction to activity books to storytelling. They are ...
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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

As the world addresses the spread of coronavirus, SoCal Museums has been working together and will continue to be a forum for information sharing. As museum marketing and communication professionals, we are tasked with assuring our visitors and staff that their health and safety is a priority, while also facing such challenges as lower attendance, loss of revenue and possible closures. To help guide us through these new challenges, SoCal Museums has created a dedicated communication channel to direct our questions, share best practices, monitor daily developments, and offer our ...
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Annual Free-For-All

Annual Free-For-All

Saturday, January 25, 2020 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. Download Press Release Media Partners: Participating Museums  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 ...
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Critters Abound This Summer with SoCal Museums’ New Creature Crawl—June 15–September 2, 2019

Critters Abound This Summer with SoCal Museums’ New Creature Crawl—June 15–September 2, 2019

Los Angeles, CA (June 12, 2019)—SoCal Museums announced today its summer Creature Crawl, an activity for kids and families that lets them explore the many museums that currently have animal-themed exhibitions on view. Participants can collect puzzle pieces at each of the five participating museums and use them to create a mythical beast that kids can design and color. Families can upload their creations to www.socalmuseums.org and win prizes for their work at the end of the summer. “The idea for this project came about when we realized that there are so ...
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