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6 L.A. Museums Will Be Free on ‘Museums of The Arroyo Day’ 2016

April 10, 2016 by Brian Champlin

Free museum day hunters on the northeast side of Los Angeles take note!

On Sunday, May 15 six local museums and historical homes will open their doors free of charge for the annual Museums of the Arroyo Day.

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The ‘Museums of the Arroyo’ include The Gamble House, Heritage Square, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home and Garden, the Pasadena Museum of History, and The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus.

All museums/houses are situated within close proximity to the the 110 and 134 freeways, stretching from north Los Angeles into Old Town Pasadena.

So how do you take advantage of the freebies?

Well, there’s a five-hour window when the public can visit the MOTA museums at no charge from 12:00pm – 5:00pm, with the last museum entrance at all locations being at 4:00pm.

[RELATED: A Handy List of Free Museum Days in Los Angeles]

The Gamble House

The Gamble House. Credit: Ken Lund via flickr cc

Highlights for the 2016 MOTA Day include a special Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit/feature at all participating museums, plus tons of kids activities, arts, crafts, music, blacksmithing demonstrations, and even refreshments at the backyard of the Gamble House (pictured above).

For more information on the complete rundown of activities, visit the official Museums of The Arroyo Day website.

Keep in mind that while some parking is available onsite at some of the museums, the public is strongly encouraged to utilize the Metro Gold Line as part of their travel plans.

There is also shuttle service between museum locations that you will want to take a look at if you plan on attending.

Finally, if you can’t take advantage of Museums of The Arroyo Day on May 15 then be sure to see what other free museum days are scheduled throughout the month of May.

Enjoy!

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