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FREE Museums and Cultural Centers in Los Angeles

Don’t pay for cultural activities — so many museums are FREE!

A view of the Los Angeles skyline in the background includes rows of palm trees in the foreground.
Photo by Venti Views on Unsplash

Free Always

California Science Center

California African American Museum

A giant bright blue metallic sculpture is featured, a giant replica of a balloon animal shaped like a dog. A view of a gallery inside The Broad Museum.
The Broad. Photo by Roberto Contreras on Unsplash

The Broad

The Nethercutt Museum

A black and white image of an architechtural view of the Getty Museum.
The Getty. Photo by Keegan Houser on Unsplash

The Getty Center and Getty Villa Museum

Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

An arial view of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
Griffith Observatory. Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

Griffith Observatory

Hammer Museum at UCLA

Fowler Museum at UCLA

An antique locomotive is parked in an outdoor travel museum.
Travel Town. Photo by Oxana Melis on Unsplash

Travel Town Museum

Exposition Park Rose Garden

MOCA — The Museum of Contemporary Art

Free Days/Times or Special Events

A view of a garden features many cactus plants next to a walkway with families in attendance.
The Huntington. Photo by Oxana Melis on Unsplash

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens

Skirball Cultural Center

Cayton Children’s Museum

A black and white image of an art installation at night, featuring rows of illuminated streetlamps. At LACMA.
LACMA. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

LACMA — Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

American Museum of Ceramic Art

Craft Contemporary

MOLAA — Museum of Latin American Art

A museum exhibit features assembled dinosaur bones.
Photo by Crisoforo Gaspar Hernandez on Unsplash

Natural History Museum — Los Angeles County

Special Programs — Reduced Price and Free Admissions

Museums for All

Teen Tix



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