Free Museum Days in Los Angeles

Free Every Day

California African American Museum @ Exposition Park

600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Main Number: (213) 744-7432, Fax number: 213-744-2050
Target Hotline: (213) 744-2132
CAAM RSVP line: (213) 744-2056
Exposition Park at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard, west of the 110 (Harbor) Freeway. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena are adjacent to CAAM.

Museum Galleries: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm;
Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
Admission is free

California Science Center @ Exposition Park

California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
323-SCIENCE (323-724-3623)

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History @ UCLA
Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Thursday until 8 p.m.

Enter UCLA from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood. Drive ahead to the Parking Information Booth in Lot 4. Convenient Fowler parking is at the northeast or southeast ends of Lot 4 (see map), where automated pay stations accept $1 and $5 bills and credit cards. The parking fee is a maximum of $9. The Fowler is visible to your left when you ascend from the elevator or stairs (follow pedestrian walkways, indicated by arrows).

The Fowler is a lovely walk from the UCLA Transit Center at Hilgard and Strathmore Avenues, where several public bus lines stop.

The Getty Center @ Brentwood

Admission to the Getty Center and to all exhibitions is FREE—no tickets or reservations are required for general admission or for parking.

Parking is $10 per car. For more parking information, see hours, directions, parking and frequently asked questions.

Opening Hours
The Getty Center site and galleries are open:

10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays and on January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, and December 25.

The Getty Villa @ Pacific Palisades

Admission to the Getty Villa and to all exhibitions is FREE. An advance, timed ticket is required for each adult. Each Villa general admission ticket allows you to bring up to three children ages 15 and under with you in one car. (This does not apply to tickets for events, such as lectures and performances.)

For tips on receiving and printing tickets to the Getty Villa, see frequently asked questions. Already have tickets to the Villa? Access your Museumtix account here.

Parking is $10 per car or motorcycle. For more parking information, see hours, directions, parking and frequently asked questions.

Opening Hours
The Getty Villa site and galleries are open:

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed on January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, and December 25, and every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hollywood Bowl Museum

2301 N. Highland Ave
Los Angeles CA 90078


From the Hollywood (101) Freeway exit at Highland Ave. The museum is located on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl adjacent to the Museum Patio.

Visitors to the Hollywood Bowl may park temporarily for free until 4:30 p.m. to purchase tickets, visit the Edmund D. Edelman Hollywood Bowl Museum, shop at the Hollywood Bowl Store, and explore the grounds.
Hours & Admission

Admission: free year-round.

Summer Hours:
June 27 – September 20
Tuesday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – show time
Sunday: 4 p.m. – show time

The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum @ Hollywood (Saturdays only, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Hollywood Museum

1355 N. Caheunga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464 – 2727
SAT 10a – 4p

San Pedro Museum

638 Beacon Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
(323) 464 – 2727
SAT 10a – 3p

Off-hour tours available
by special request.

MOCA Pacific Design Center @ West Hollywood
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Museum of Television and Radio @ Beverly Hills
465 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills CA 90210
310.786.1091 for information on scheduled activities Wednesdays to Sundays,
noon to 5:00 pm; 310.786.1000 for all other information.

Now known at the Paley Center, the museum was named after William S. Paley who was one of the towering figures in the history of both radio and television broadcasting. He created what became CBS, and by the time he died in 1990 at the age of eighty-nine, he had remained at or near its helm for more than sixty years. He pioneered many of the practices that gave first radio and then television network broadcasting their distinctive shape and extraordinary reach.

The Paley Center is on the corner of N. Beverly Dr. and S. Santa Monica Blvd. Click here for map.

Parking is available for free to the general public in the Paley Center parking lot located off S. Santa Monica Blvd.

Mon. . . . . . . .Closed
Tue. . . . . . . .Closed
Wed . . . . . . .12:00 to 5:00 pm
Thu . . . . . . . 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Fri . . . . . . . . 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Sat . . . . . . . .12:00 to 5:00 pm
Sun. . . . . . . .12:00 to 5:00 pm

The Paley Center is closed on these holidays: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Free admission. Suggested contribution: $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for students and senior citizens; $5.00 for children under fourteen; Members free.


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