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Free Museum Days For LA Kids in September 2019!

Updated: Sep 7, 2019

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. Visit ticketing portal to book your free advance general admission tickets.


Natural History Musuem

900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007


Get free museum admission the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) and free museum admission every Tuesday in September. 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 September 10th all day. Children under 3 are always free.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

LACMA is free after all day on September 10, 2019, and from 3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays if you’re an L.A. County resident. The Boone Children's Gallery at LACMA is free and open to the public from 10 am until 5 pm every day to visitors of all ages, where you can explore the art of brush painting. 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 September 17th. 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 September 5th and September 12 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Long Beach Museum of Art

2300 E Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90803

Free admission after 3 p.m. on September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. Children under 12 are always free.


Kidspace Children Museum

480 N Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Free admission on September 3rd from 4 pm to 8 pm. Admission to the museum is FREE for everyone during these hours only. On this special night, 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


Every Fridays during summer, La Tar Pits Museum is offering Free Museum Admission, and special activities for families. Also receive free admission on September 3rd, September 10th, September 17th, and September 24th. 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.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Free admission on September 17th from 9 am to 5 pm. Open to all ages.


Also 10+ L.A. County Museums Will Be Free For Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day, which is September 21, 2019. Participants include the Japanese American National Museum , the GRAMMY Museum, Autry Museum of the American West, and more.

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.

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