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Free Museum Days For LA Kids For October 2018!

Updated: Sep 6, 2019


Take advantage of free Museum days this month and teach your kids about fascinating exhibits offered for free. For a list of all the kid-friendly museums and to get more information about each Museum, visit our Ultimate Guide of Kid-Friendly Museums.


Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Noah’s Ark tickets are free on October 4, 11, 18, and 25 on a walk-up basis, and distributed first-come, first-served, subject to availability (no advance tickets). Admission to Ruby Gallery exhibitions, located outside Zeidler's Café, is free to all every day.

La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

5801 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Receive free Museum admission on October 2nd. We recommend reserving free tickets in advance to guarantee Museum entry and to skip the line, as the museum experiences high attendance on the free days.

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Admission to the Science Center's permanent exhibition galleries is free every day for all.

The Broad

221 S. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission is free to all every day. Visit ticketing portal to book your free advance general admission tickets.

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Autry Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Admission is free on October 9th all day. Children under 3 are always free.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Boone Children's Gallery at LACMA is free and open to the public from 10 am until 5 pm on October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Getty Center

1200 N Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Admission to the Getty Center is always free to all.

Travel Town Museum

5200 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Admission to Travel Town Museum is always Free; Train rides are $2.75 per person.

Griffith Observatory

2800 East Observatory Rd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Admission to the building and grounds is always free at Griffith Observatory.

Los Angeles Fire Department Museum

1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

Admission to Los Angeles Fire Department Museum is always free to all.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.

La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Admission to Descanso Gardens is free on October 16th. Free admission is applied at checkout when reserving tickets online.

The Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90012

Free general admission on October 4, 11, & 18 after 5:00pm. and all day on October 25th.

The Museum of Contemporary Art

250 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission is free on October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 5pm to 8pm.

Long Beach Museum of Art

2300 E Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90803

Free admission after 3 p.m. on October 4, 11, 18 & 25, and half price admission all day on October 5, 12, 19 & 26. Children under 12 are always free.

Santa Monica History Musuem

1350 7th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Free admission on October 18th from 12pm to 5pm. Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits.

Please check the status of the free days before you go. Also check the parking cost on the museums' websites. The free admission days may not include ticketed exhibits.