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Here’s a Cheat Sheet of Free Museum Days in L.A. For May (2016)

April 27, 2016 by Brian Champlin

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

For for this month please take special note of the Museums of The Arroyo Day on May 15 when six local museums and historical homes in Northeast Los Angeles will open their doors free of charge for their annual event.

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Also, speaking of free museums, make sure you’re up to date on The Broad’s new ticketing schedule if you’re looking to reserve entry.

Finally, just to remind you there are also over two dozen museums in and around Los Angeles that offer free admission ALL the time which are not listed here.

For those spots 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 May.

Enjoy!

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Gamble House Exterior

The Gamble House exterior. Credit: Kirsten via flickr cc

[MAY 1] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[MAY 1] Museum of Latin American Art

[MAY 3] Kidspace Children’s Museum (from 4:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 3Natural History Museum

[MAY 3Page Museum at La Brea Tarpits

[MAY 5] Japanese American National Museum (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 5] MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 5] Skirball Cultural Center

[MAY 5] Huntington Library (note that you have to reserve passes for the free day in advance, and it books up fast. For this reason, I’d suggest you take a look at the free day for May and start planning when you need to be online to grab the tix)

[MAY 6] Norton Simon Museum (5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 6] Pasadena Museum of California Art (12:00pm to 5:00pm)

[MAY 6] Long Beach Museum of Art

[MAY 8] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[MAY 8] Museum of Latin American Art

[MAY 8] Pacific Asia Museum

[MAY 10] Autry National Center of the American West

[MAY 10] 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)

[MAY 12] Japanese American National Museum (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 12] MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 12] Skirball Cultural Center

[MAY 15] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[MAY 15] Museum of Latin American Art

[MAY 15] Museums of The Arroyo Day

[MAY 17Descanso Gardens

[MAY 17] Los Angeles County Arboretum

[MAY 17South Coast Botanic Garden

[MAY 19Japanese American National Museum (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 19] MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 19] Skirball Cultural Center

[MAY 19] Pasadena Museum of California Art (5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 20] Long Beach Museum of Art

[MAY 22] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[MAY 22Museum of Latin American Art

[MAY 26] Japanese American National Museum (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 26MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm)

[MAY 26Skirball Cultural Center

[MAY 27Long Beach Museum of Art

[MAY 27Museum of Latin American Art (5:00pm to 9:00pm)

[MAY 29Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

[MAY 29Museum of Latin American Art


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 tips@welikela.com.

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