A Bunch of L.A. Museums Are Going to Be Free for a Weekend

An Academy Museum preview, new participants, and much more

Even with the Rams in the Super Bowl, not everybody is going to be watching the Big Game. Luckily, there’s a pretty fantastic alternative: Checking out dozens of local museums, totally free.

SoCal Museums Free-for-All grants free general admission entrance to participating museums. Most years, it’s been just one day, but in 2019, the program has expanded to a full weekend, February 2 and 3. Not all museums will be participating both days, though, so be sure to check below for all the details.

This year’s Free-for-All offers a chance to get a sneak preview of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. While the museum isn’t set to open until the end of 2019, a special pop-up will be housed at LACMA to give you an early taste of what to expect.


SoCal Museums Free-for-All Participants: Saturday and Sunday

Armory Center for the Arts
Automobile Driving Museum
The Broad
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Craft & Folk Art Museum
Forest Lawn Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Getty Center
Getty Villa
Hammer Museum
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Laguna Art Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
Orange County Museum of Art
Pomona College Museum of Art
Sunnylands
USC Pacific Asia Museum

SoCal Museums Free-for-All Participants: Saturday Only

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (pop-up at LACMA)
Autry Museum of the American West
Columbia Memorial Space Center
Descanso Gardens
Japanese American National Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 
USC Fisher Museum
Wende Museum of the Cold War

SoCal Museums Free-for-All Participants: Sunday Only

Bowers Museum
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
Museum of Tolerance
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Palm Springs Museum of Art
Skirball Cultural Center
University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach
Valley Relics Museum
Zimmer Children’s Museum by Sharewell


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