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Here’s a Cheatsheet of Free Museum Days in L.A. For June 2022

May 24, 2022 by Brian Champlin
The Broad
The Broad. Photo by Christina Champlin.

For this month’s cheatsheet I want to focus on one museum and two exhibitions in particular. This past weekend, The Broad debuted a pair of new exhibitions, one of which is the museum’s first solo show by Takashi Murakami. No doubt it will be a huge draw.

As you probably know, The Broad offers free general admission to its galleries every month. However, the two newbies are specially ticketed, which means it’ll cost you $18 per adult to view. But, there is some good news for all my loyal freebie hunters.

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In June, The Broad will offer free access (with reservation) on Thursday evenings and on the Juneteenth holiday for both Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow and This Is Not America’s Flag. Ticket reservations for these dates open on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. So if that interests you, be sure to set an alert.

Also remember there are at least two dozen museums in and around Los Angeles that offer ongoing free admission (The Getty, The Getty Villa, Hammer Museum, etc…). I’ve compiled a handy list of those free museums if you’d like to explore more freebie options for June. Otherwise, on to this month’s list…

Free Museum Days in Los Angeles for June 2022

[JUNE 2] The Broad offers special free access to two new specially ticketed exhibitions from 5 to 8 p.m. (advanced reservation required). Ticket reservations for these dates open on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

[JUNE 2] Japanese American National Museum (free every Thursday)

[JUNE  2] Skirball Cultural Center (free on Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 2USC Pacific Asian Museum (pay what you wish every Thursday)

[JUNE 2] Huntington Library (free every first Thursday. Note that you have to reserve passes for the free day in advance, and it books up fast. Reservations for June 2 Free Day will be available on Thursday, May 26 at 9 a.m.)

[JUNE 2] Martial Arts Museum (free every first Thursday of the month from 3 to 6 p.m.)

[JUNE 4] Campo de Cahuenga (open noon to 4 p.m. every first and third Saturday)

[JUNE  5] Museum of Latin American Art (free every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE  5] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can every Sunday)

[JUNE 9] The Broad offers special free access to two new specially ticketed exhibitions from 5 to 8 p.m. (advanced reservation required). Ticket reservations for these dates open on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

[JUNE 9] Japanese American National Museum (free every Thursday)

[JUNE 9] Skirball Cultural Center (free on Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 9USC Pacific Asian Museum (pay what you wish every Thursday)

[JUNE 12 USC Pacific Asian Museum (free admission every second Sunday)

[JUNE 12] Museum of Latin American Art (free every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 12] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can every Sunday)

[JUNE 14] Los Angeles County Museum of Art (free on the second Tuesday of each month. Also free for L.A. County residents with valid I.D. after 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays all month long)

[JUNE 14] Autry Museum of the American West (free on the second Tuesday of the month)

[JUNE 16] The Broad offers special free access to two new specially ticketed exhibitions from 5 to 8 p.m. (advanced reservation required). Ticket reservations for these dates open on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

[JUNE 16] Japanese American National Museum (free every Thursday)

[JUNE 16] Skirball Cultural Center (free on Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 16USC Pacific Asian Museum (pay what you wish every Thursday, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 18] Campo de Cahuenga (open noon to 4 p.m. every first and third Saturday)

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[JUNE 19] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can every Sunday)

[JUNE 19] The Broad offers special free access to two new specially ticketed exhibitions for the Juneteenth holiday (advanced reservation required).

[JUNE 19] Museum of Latin American Art (free every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 21Los Angeles County Arboretum (free on the third Tuesday of each month. Limited reservations available)

[JUNE 21South Coast Botanic Garden (free on the third Tuesday of each month. Limited reservations available)

[JUNE 21Descanso Gardens (free on the third Tuesday of each month. Limited reservations available)

[JUNE 23] The Broad offers special free access to two new specially ticketed exhibitions from 5 to 8 p.m. (advanced reservation required). Ticket reservations for these dates open on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

[JUNE 23] Japanese American National Museum (free every Thursday)

[JUNE 23] Skirball Cultural Center (free on Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 23USC Pacific Asian Museum (pay what you wish every Thursday, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 26] Museum of Latin American Art (free every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 26] Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can every Sunday)

[JUNE 30] The Broad offers special free access to two new specially ticketed exhibitions from 5 to 8 p.m. (advanced reservation required). Ticket reservations for these dates open on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

[JUNE 30USC Pacific Asian Museum (pay what you wish every Thursday, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 30] Skirball Cultural Center (free on Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m.)

[JUNE 30] Japanese American National Museum (free every Thursday)


As a reminder, it’s ALWAYS good to verify the status of free days before you visit, so be sure to check the official museum websites to verify visiting hours, parking costs, and any other pertinent details. Keep in mind free admission days may not include specially ticketed exhibitions. For any errors, omissions, or corrections, please email us at tips@welikela.com.


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