Free Museum Days For LA Kids in January 2020!

Updated: Jan 9

Take advantage of free Museum days, and teach your kids about fascinating exhibits offered for free this month. Among the Museums that offer free days this month are Skirball Cultural Center, Kidspace Children's Museum, California Science Center, La Tar Pits, Natural History Museum, and many more.

The Broad

221 S. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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


Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007


Get free museum admission the first Tuesday of every month (January 7, 2020). We recommend reserving tickets in advance to guarantee museum entry and to skip the line, because of high attendance on these days. L.A. County residents receive free Museum admission Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm. Bring a valid ID or utility bill the day of your visit. Children 2 and under are always free.


Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Skirball Cultural Center is free every Thursday. Admission to Ruby Gallery exhibitions, located outside Zeidler's Café, is free to all every day.

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.

Autry Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Admission is free on 2nd Tuesdays of every month (January 14, 2020) all day. Children under 3 are always free.


Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024


Hammer Museum is free to public every day. Museum is closed on Mondays.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

LACMA is free after all day on Weekdays after 3 pm for LA County residents, and free for all on 2nd Tuesdays of each month (January 14, 2020) from 11 am to 5 pm.


The Getty Center & Getty Villa

1200 N Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Admissions to the Getty Center and Getty Villa are 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 3rd Tuesdays of every month (January 21, 2020). Free admission is applied at checkout when reserving tickets online.

The Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90012

Get free general admission every Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and third Thursdays of each month from 12 pm to 8 pm.


Kidspace Children Museum

480 N Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

The first Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 8:00pm is Kidspace's Free Family Night. Admission to the museum is free for everyone during these hours only. On this special nights, Kidspace will promote family learning about the arts, while emphasizing the diverse cultures and communities present in Greater Los Angeles. Expect crowds and long admission lines. Themed activities will be facilitated between 4:30 and 7:30pm.


La Tar Pits Museum

5801 Wilshire Blvd.,

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Receive free admission on first Tuesdays of the month (January 7, 2020). L.A. County residents receive free Museum admission Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 5 pm. Bring a valid ID or utility bill the day of your visit.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Free admission on third Tuesdays of each month (January 21, 2020) from 9 am to 5 pm. Open to all ages.


Annenberg Space for Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067

Free admissions are Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 am to 6pm.


Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport St El Segundo, CA 90245


Automobile Driving Museum offers free days Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am - 4 pm. Kids will have fun in the kids area playing with cars and tracks, dress-up and mechanic tent. There are two cars that kids are welcome to play in as well being the perfect set-up for a memorable photograph.


Plus the 15th Annual Free-For-All Museum Day is January 25, 2020, and over 40 museums will be offering free admission day to everyone!


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