SoCal Museums announces the 14th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2019. Over forty museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend free of charge.
Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge.
NB – This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information.
“For fourteen years, this event has brought many thousands of additional visitors from across the region to our exciting and vital museums. It’s a special weekend that invites Southern Californians and others to branch out and explore museums they may have never before visited, or to return to familiar spots,” says Jennifer Caballero, SoCal Museums President and Marketing Director at the Skirball Cultural Center. “We are thrilled to continue this tradition, which helps keep Southern California culture accessible to all.”
The Free-for-All also serves as a reminder that free visitor days are available year-round at museums across Southern California. A calendar of free days can be found at socalmuseums.org/free.
This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information. Please note which days museums are participating below.
Both Saturday and Sunday:
Armory Center for the Arts
Automobile Driving Museum
(Free advance general admission tickets strongly recommended to avoid waiting in the standby line. Visit www.thebroad.org to make a reservation.)
California African American Museum
California Science Center
(General admission only. A timed reservation with a convenience fee is required for Space Shuttle Endeavour.)
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Forest Lawn Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
The Getty Center
The Getty Villa
(Timed tickets are required for the Getty Villa. Visit www.getty.edu to make a reservation.)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Laguna Art Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Museum of Contemporary Art
Orange County Museum of Art
Pomona College Museum Art Museum
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
(opening late 2019; Free-for-All pop-up accessible via Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Autry Museum of the American West
Columbia Memorial Space Center
(Free tickets available at descansogardens.org/tickets.)
Japanese American National Museum
(Free tickets available at janm.org/freeforall.)
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
(General admission only; free tickets available at tarpits.org/freeforall.)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
USC Fisher Museum of Art
Wende Museum of the Cold War
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Museum of Latin American Art
Museum of Tolerance
Natural History Museum of Los AngelesCounty
(General admission only; free tickets available at nhm.org/freeforall.)
Palm Springs Art Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
(Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served.)
Valley Relics Museum
Zimmer Children’s Museum by Sharewell
When: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2019.
More information: SoCalMuseums.org
SoCal Museums (SCM) is a group of marketing and communications professionals from museums all over Southern California. The mission of the organization is to foster dialogue between marketing and communications museum professionals in Southern California in order to learn from each other, network, conceptualize and execute ways to increase visitation to and awareness of museums in Southern California, and develop collaborative opportunities between museums.