Get in Free to L.A. Museums

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This deal is more for tourists than locals, but it’s still pretty cool: Book a stay of two or more nights at a Los Angeles area hotel between October 1 and November 11 via Discover Los Angeles and you’ll get two free admissions at any of 30 museums. The roster includes the biggies — LACMA, MOCA, the Hammer, the Natural History Museum, and the California Science Center — as well the Crafts and Folk Art Museum, the Japanese American National Museum, the Huntington, the Paley Center and tons of other arts institutions (full list below). As for room and board, you have your pick of 220 hotels with downtown L.A.’s Stay on Main offering the most budget friendly option: rooms for $58/night. Staycation, anyone?

On another note, the Petersen Auto Museum, which recently celebrated revolutionary design house Bertone, will indefinitely extend its Blue Star program, which provides free admission to active military personnel and their families. Active military members or their spouses can bring their current military ID to the museum and receive admission for up to two additional adult family members and two children.

30 Museums Participating in the Discover Los Angeles Promo
America Tropical Interpretive Center
Autry National Center
Avila Adobe
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Chinese American Museum
Craft and Folk Art Museum
El Pueblo Firehouse Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Getty Center
Getty Villa
GRAMMY Museum
Hammer Museum
Heritage Square Museum
Hollywood Museum
Huntington Library
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Museum of the Holocaust
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Latin American Art
Museum of Tolerance
Natural History Museum
Pacific Asia Museum
Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits
Paley Center for Media
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Petersen Automotive Museum
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Skirball Cultural Center & Museum

[Photo of Chris Burden’s “Urban Light” at LACMA by Mr. Littlehand/Flickr]