Top Ten Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

My saga into discovering all the cool free things to do in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, started 20+ years ago, when my first child was a little guy. As a freelancer, I had a flexible schedule and ample time to sniff out hundreds of free things to do. I found out which museums had free days and how to turn an L.A. Zoo membership into year-long freebies there and elsewhere. All of which led me to create a series of travel guides I dubbed Free Fun Guides. Free L.A. was the title that crowned me the Queen of Free Fun.

Here are my top 10 free things to do in Los Angeles:

1. California Science Center
700 State Dr, LA 90037

Unveil the secrets of science at California’s biggest FREE museum. The 245,000-sq-ft science center astounds visitors with 100+ interactive exhibits. Exploration begins outside where the Science Plaza contains art objects with scientific senses. Inside, brave visitors pedal a bicycle on a wire 3 stories high. On the upper levels are 3 main galleries: Ecosystems, the newest permanent exhibit, features varied environments of land and sea. Creative World focuses on technological advances in communications, transportation and structure.  World of Life delves into life’s mysteries. On weekends, science really heats up with FREE Science Spectacular shows. The museum’s Air & Space exhibits from the closed SKETCH building will have a new home inside Science Court while the museum awaits a new wing to house them and the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Everything is free except the 7-story IMAX theatre –L.A.’s largest—and special attractions such as the high wire bicycle. Lot parking $10. Metered street parking.