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.

“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

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
The Broad
(Free advance general admission tickets strongly recommended to avoid waiting in the standby line. Visitwww.thebroad.orgto 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.eduto make a reservation.)            

Hammer Museum
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  



Saturday Only 


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

Descanso Gardens
(Free tickets available at

Japanese American National Museum

(Free tickets available at
Kidspace Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

(General admission only; free tickets available at
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



Sunday Only

Bowers Museum

Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Museum of Latin American Art
Museum of Tolerance
Natural History Museum of Los AngelesCounty
(General admission only; free tickets available at

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
More information: