10 Local Student Discounts Available in L.A. To Help Scholars Save Some Dollars

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We all know the financial stress of being a college student. However, being on a budget shouldn’t keep you from making the most of your life while in your twenties. Thankfully, in Los Angeles, many businesses are considerate enough to offer discounts for college students.

Every college student needs a break from school, the internship, part time job, or all of the above. Here is a list of places that offer student discounts with the show of a school I.D.


Oh, and if “discounted” still isn’t cheap enough for you, maybe you should try another list we created of 40 fun & free activities you can take advantage of in L.A.

Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library
Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library. Credit: Deborah Schander via flickr

1. Huntington Library

The Huntington Library boasts one of the most impressive collections of rare books, manuscripts, and art in the world, plus their plus range of botanical gardens and exhibits make for a great day just hanging out and walking around (hint: great date spot!). Students with a valid I.D. can enjoy entry for just $13 on weekends and $12 on weekdays, which is $10 and $8 less respectively than the normal adult admission price for the same times. Also, if $13 is still too steep, the first Thursday of the month is free!

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2. Enjoy Universal Studios

If you’d rather spend your free time at the entertainment capital of Los Angeles riding roller coasters or going on the behind the scenes tour at the world’s largest working movie studio, Universal Studios is for you. For about $80, you can get a day pass PLUS 12 months free admission to Universal Studios in Hollywood. Check out the full list of schools that partner with Universal Studios via the link below.

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3. Let’s Climb!

If you’d rather let out your energy doing indoor rock climbing, Rockcreation in Santa Monica gives a discounted rate for students. Rock climbing is a healthy activity for students who need their time to distress and forget about school for a little while.

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4. Thursday at AMC Theaters

On Thursdays, nearly all of AMC theaters offer a discounted ticket rate when you show your college I.D. There is nothing quite like the relaxation of watching a good movie with a friend.

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5. Los Angeles Ballet

If you want a more artistic kind of entertainment, the Los Angeles Ballet has become recognized as a world class ballet company. With a college ID, you can get 20% off a originally priced ticket and enjoy a show of some of the finest dancers in the city.

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6. Walt Disney Concert Hall

Inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall are classic musical performances from Disney sing – alongs to world-class pianists. Online, you can receive special offers from LA Phil Student Insiders, which is a group to give students access to some of the best seats at the Concert Hall.

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7. Indoor Skydive at iFly Hollywood

Are you a thrill seeker? Want to get away from all the essays and bio labs by flying away? Well you actually can! At iFly Hollywood, you can do indoor skydiving in a vertical wind tunnel that’s allows you to freely float in mid air. From Monday to Thursday, students can get a to flight package for $40. If flying twice just isn’t enough for you, it’s just $15 after your second flight.

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8. Student Discounts at LACMA

Look further into LACMA than the famous lamp posts. Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers various collections of art, exhibitions, and public programs. Students get $5 off the original ticket price of $15, making it just $10 to enjoy one of L.A.’s most popular museums. Keep in mind that LACMA is also FREE on weekdays after 3pm if you’re a L.A. County resident, plus the second Tuesday of every month is free all-day.

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9. Games at Dave & Busters

Dave and busters is a place for students to have a drink, play games, and temporarily forget about the stress of school. It’s a restaurant, bar, arcade, and game watching place all under one roof. Every Thursday, college students can get $10 of free game play!

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10. Yoga Time

Find peace through the practice of yoga. Amidst the stress of school, it’s important to regain strength not only in the body, but work with a clear mind. Liberation yoga located near West Hollywood offers a free first class and 10 classes for $105 as a student rate.

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What other student discounts in Los Angeles do you know about? Share you knowledge with us in the comments below!


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