Free in Los Angeles

Text-version list of non-mandatory fee hours in L.A.. See this list with a map.

If there is a fee listed in the Fee column, it means that the establishment has a suggested donation, with varying degrees of making you feel sheepish for not giving at least something.

Special Free Days (Monthly)

Name Category Address Fee Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
Autry National Center Museum 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, 90027
323.667.2000
$10.00 2nd
10–4
Bowers Museum Museum 2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, 92706
714.567.3600
$12.00 1st
10–4
Craft & Folk Art Museum Museum 5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90036
323.937.4230
$7.00 1st
11–5
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Museum 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, 91108
626.405.2100
$15.00 1st
10:30–4:30
Kidspace Children's Museum Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, 91103
(626) 449-9144
$10.00 1st
4–8
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Museum 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90036
323-857-6000
$15.00 2nd
12–8
Norton Simon Museum Museum 411 West Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, 91105
626.449.6840
$10.00 1st
6–9
Orange County Museum of Art Museum 850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, 92660
949-759-1122
$12.00 1st
11–5
Pasadena Museum of California Art Museum 490 E. Union St.
Pasadena, 91101
626-568-3665
$7.00 1st
12–5

Special Free Days (Weekly)

Name Category Address Fee Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90024
310.443.7000
$10.00 11A–9P
Japanese American National Museum Museum 369 East 1st St.
Los Angeles, 90012
(213) 625-0414
$9.00 5–9
Long Beach Museum of Art Museum 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, 90803
562-439-2119
$7.00 5–8 11–5
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Museum 250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, 90012
213-626-6222
$10.00 5–8
Skirball Cultural Center Museum 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90049
(310) 440-4500
$10.00 12–5

Always Free or Suggested Fee

Name Category Address Fee Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
Armory Center for the Arts Museum 145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, 91103
626.792.5101
$5.00 12–5 12–5 12–5 12–5 12–5 12–5
California African American Museum Museum 600 State Drive
Los Angeles, 90037
(213) 744-7432
11–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5
California Science Center Museum 700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, 90037
(323-724-3623
10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5
Fowler Museum at UCLA Museum Sunset Boulevard / Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90095
(310) 825-4361
12–5 12–5 12–8 12–5 12–5
Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills Gallery 456 N. Camden Dr.
Beverly Hills, 90210
310.271.9400
10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6
Los Angeles Fire Department Hollywood Museum Museum 1355 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
(323) 464 - 2727
10–4
Santa Monica Museum of Art Museum 2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, 90404
310.586.6488
$5.00 11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6
The Getty Center Los Angeles Museum 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, 90049
(310) 440-7300
10–5:30 10–5:30 10–5:30 10–5:30 10–5:30 10A–9P
The Getty Villa Malibu Museum 17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, 90272
(310) 440-7300
10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5
The Paley Center for Media L.A. Museum 465 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills,
$10.00 12–5 12–5 12–5 12–5 12–5
Wells Fargo History Museum - L.A. Museum 333 South Grand
Los Angeles, 90071
213-253-7166
9–5 9–5 9–5 9–5 9–5