In Brief

37 Museums in Southern California Will Be Free on January 28

Institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the Craft & Folk Art Museum are participating in the free admission initiative.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (photo by Carol M. Highsmith, via Wikimedia Commons)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (photo by Carol M. Highsmith, via Wikimedia Commons)

If you’re an Angeleno who’s overdue for a big day of museum-going, set aside January 28. For the 13th edition of Museums Free-for-All Day, a total of 37 institutions around southern California — including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) — will offer free admission on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The lineup of participating institutions was announced today by SoCal Museums, an organization run by communications workers at institutions throughout southern California. The full lineup of participating institutions — some of which, admittedly, always have free admission — is included below:

  • Annenberg Space for Photography
  • Autry Museum of the American West
  • The Broad
  • California African American Museum
  • California Science Center
  • Columbia Memorial Space Center
  • Craft & Folk Art Museum
  • Descanso Gardens
  • Forest Lawn Museum
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA
  • Getty Center
  • Getty Villa
  • GRAMMY Museum
  • Hammer Museum
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Kidspace Children’s Museum
  • La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens (Excludes tours of the historic house and grounds)
  • University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach
  • USC Fisher Museum (offering free admission on Saturday, January 27, instead of Sunday, January 28)
  • Zimmer Children’s Museum
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