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Here’s a Cheat Sheet of Free Museum Days in L.A. For December (2017)

November 29, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

The intent of this “cheat-sheet” is to denote specific free days in any given month where Los Angeles museums that normally charge an admission waive their entry fees (not including parking).

For this post we’re focusing on the month of December, 2017. The big museum news this month? The Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena is reopening to the public after a more than year-long closure for seismic retrofitting. To celebrate the return the museum will offer free admission from December 8-17.

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Keep in mind there are over two dozen museums in and around Los Angeles that offer free admission ALL the time which are not listed here.

To this end we’ve compiled a handy list of ALL of those free museums (including favorites like The Getty, California Science Center, The Hammer Museum, and more) if you’d like to explore all your freebie options for December.

Enjoy!

Urban Lights at LACMA

Urban Lights. Photo Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

[DEC 1] Long Beach Museum of Art

[DEC 1] Norton Simon Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 1] Pasadena Museum of California Art (noon to 5 pm)

[DEC 3] Museum of Latin American Art

[DEC 3] ] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[DEC 5] ] Kidspace Children’s Museum (from 4 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 5Natural History Museum

[DEC 5Page Museum at La Brea Tarpits

[DEC 7] Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 7MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

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[DEC 7] Skirball Cultural Center

[DEC 7] Huntington Library (note that you have to reserve passes for the free day in advance, and it books up fast. For this reason we’d suggest you take a look at the free day for January and start planning when you need to be online to grab the tix)

[DEC 7] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 8-17] The USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena is reopening to the public on December 8 after a lengthy (and longer than expected) closure due to seismic retrofitting. To celebrate the museum will offer free admission from December 8-17. Among the exhibitions on view will be Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century, which showcases the connection between the creative communities of Mexico and China in the last century, and is presented as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

[DEC 8] Long Beach Museum of Art

[DEC 10] Museum of Latin American Art

[DEC 10] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[DEC 12] Los Angeles County Museum of Art (also free for L.A. County residents with valid I.D. after 3:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays all month long)

[DEC 12] Autry National Center of the American West

[DEC 14MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 14] Skirball Cultural Center

[DEC 14] Japanese American National Museum (all day)

[DEC 14] Pasadena Museum of California Art (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 14] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m,)

[DEC 15] Long Beach Museum of Art

[DEC 17] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[DEC 17] Museum of Latin American Art

[DEC 19Los Angeles County Arboretum

[DEC 19South Coast Botanic Garden

[DEC 19Descanso Gardens

[DEC 21] Japanese American National Museum (all day)

[DEC 21MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 21] Skirball Cultural Center

[DEC 21] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 22] Long Beach Museum of Art

[DEC 22Museum of Latin American Art (5 to 9 p.m.)

[DEC 28] Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 28MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 28] Skirball Cultural Center

[DEC 28] Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

[DEC 29] Long Beach Museum of Art

[DEC 31] Museum of Latin American Art

[DEC 31] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can). Note the museum closes early for New Year’s Eve.


As a reminder, it’s always good to verify the status of free days before you visit, so be sure to check the above links to verify visiting hours, parking costs, and any other pertinent details. Keep in mind free admission days may not include specially ticketed exhibitions. If there are any errors, omissions, or corrections you’d like to note for this list, feel free to comment below or email us at [email protected]

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