Free Admission to LACMA on Presidents Day Monday Feb. 17

Free Admission to LACMA on Presidents Day Monday Feb. 17

If Presidents Day means a day off for you and the kids, take your flock for free admission and activities at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

LACMA is offering more than a fee-free entrance for the whole family on Feb. 17 — the day is filled with bilingual tours, free programs and art-making activities. Listen to live music by Latin Grammy nominee, Quattro, at 12:30 and 2:45 p.m., in celebration of the museum’s exhibit, Fútbol: The Beautiful Game.

A free, general admission ticket is required to visit LACMA on this Target Free Holiday Monday. For more information contact the museum at 323-857-6010. The ticket does not include admission to the special exhibit, James Turrell: A Retrospective and Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic.

MORE FREE FUN: Visit the Boone Children’s Gallery. Entrance tickets will be timed and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your free, timed ticket in the Boone Children’s Gallery on the day of the event. Timed tickets allow for a 30-minute visit.

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Free Funky Soul Valentine's Day Dance Party at Grand Park

Free Funky Soul Valentine’s Day Dance Party at Grand Park

#Getonup and get down at Grand Park L.A. Valentine’s Day with a free dance party that lasts all night long. Hit the dance floor with live music by Breakestra, Orgone, and Funky Sole DJS Music Man Miles and Clifton. The free fun in downtown Los Angeles is supported by The Echo and Spaceland Presents.

Romance your honey from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sneak in to the free photo booth for a special V-Day remembrance. Bring money for the full bar by The Echo and these food trucks: Oooh La La Crepes, Cousins Maine Lobster and The Grilled Cheese Truck. Flowers and sweets also a available for purchase.

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Free Admission to 20 L.A. Museums Saturday Jan. 25!

Free Admission to 20 L.A. Museums Saturday Jan. 25!

Get in on free admission to 20 Los Angeles-area museums, during the Museums Free-For-All on Saturday, January 25.

It’s the 9th annual free admission for all offer from SoCal Museums, a marketing group for L.A. area institutions that present art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science to residents and tourists. The free admission opportunity is for general museum admission only and may not apply to special ticketed exhibitions. Parking fees still apply.

Who’s in on the free fun? Check our list below. Be sure to click on the individual museums to find out about hours and other visitor information.

Museums Participating in the Free-For-All:

Annenberg Space for Photography
Armory Center for the Arts
The Autry National Center of the American West
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Fowler Museum at UCLA
The Getty Center
The Getty Villa

(Timed Tickets are required. Visit www.getty.edu.)
Hammer Museum
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

(Offer valid for general admission only. Does not apply to specially ticket exhibitions.)
Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial
(Hollywood and San Pedro)
The Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Latin American Art
Orange County Museum of Art
The Paley Center for Media
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Skirball Cultural Center
USC Pacific Asia Museum

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Free Admission at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium's Grand Opening Exhibit Sat. Jan. 18

Free Admission at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Grand Opening Exhibit Sat. Jan. 18

Find out what a newt looks like for free when Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium unveils a remodeled exhibit space Saturday Jan. 18. To celebrate the revamped Dorothy Green Room,  the popular marine science center is offering free admission to all during the grand opening. The room is named in honor of Heal the Bay’s founder and features interactive displays and two new exhibits of live animals.

During the celebration from 12:30 – 5 p.m., special guest presenters will showcase animals typically found in the region’s rivers and streams, including Gary Bucciarrelli of UCLA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, who will bring California newts to accompany his talk about healthy watersheds. Visitors can also visit with a menagerie of animals, including raptors and repltiles, will be on display that day only through Inside the Outdoors, an Orange County-based nonprofit.

Cirque du Soleil Totem

Cirque du Soleil Totem

The free admission is courtesy of Cirque du Soleil,  which is setting up  its giant  blue-and-yellow performance tent  in the beach lot adjacent to the Pier for a run of their show, TOTEM.  The partnership with Cirque Du Soleil continues in February, with their sponsorship of Free Fridays at the Aquarium. Cirque Du Soleil will also provide funding for five groups of students from low-income schools to attend field trip programs at the Aquarium.

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Free Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Courtesy the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Free Friday Shark Lagoon Nights are back at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.

This is an easy free thing to do on Friday night especially for a cool but cheap date night! Hold hands while you see eye-to-eye with the ocean’s ultimate predators during the Aquarium’s Friday Shark Lagoon Nights. It’s free admission to see the sharks 6 to 9 p.m. through December 27.

It’s also an awesome opportunity for families to experience free fun. Kids love touching more than 150 sharks and seeing large sharks such as sand tigers in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. The Free Shark Lagoon Nights are almost every Friday night. Can be cancelled due to inclement weather so call ahead!

Here are the upcoming dates: Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Dec. 27.

Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks available for purchase and the gift shop is open. Plus live music. So make a party of it while you experience a little bit of what the aquarium has to offer.

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The Grammy Museum Hosts Free Admission Days For Fall

The Grammy Museum Hosts Free Admission Days For Fall

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Award yourself by hitting this castle dedicated to the kings & queens of music for free on September Wednesday nights after 5 p.m.

Free admission to The Grammy Museum is a rarity for this Downtown hot spot at L.A. Live where entertainment and sports intersect. Admission for adults is usually a pricey   ………….

Free Family Night at Kidspace Pasadena Tuesday July 2!

Free Family Night at Kidspace Pasadena Tuesday July 2!

Explore Kidspace, the L.A. area’s premier children’s museum and its new Galvin Physics Forest – - gratis — on Free Family Night, 4 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 2!

A popular destination for the under age 12 crowd, Kidspace lures families of all ages in with its free admission time on the first Tuesday of every month. (Only exception in 2013 is September when the museum is closed for maintenace.) Classical Chinese AcrobatsOn July 2, in addition to all the kid-centric hands-on experiences, there will be a special performance of classical Chinese acrobatics at 6 p.m. in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater.

Free Family Nights tend to be crowded during the spring and summer months, so be prepared for a wait to gain entrance. If you want to see the acrobatic performance, get to the museum sooner than later.

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Free Wanderlust Yoga at Santa Monica Pier Sunday June 30!

Free Wanderlust Yoga at Santa Monica Pier Sunday June 30!

Yoga! Yoga! Yoga! Wanderlust Festival’s FREE 2013 Yoga in the City Series hits Los Angeles via the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, June 30. The one-day event brings renowned yoga teachers, music performances and wellness speakers together — just in time for the weekend heat wave. Bring your yoga mat, sweat it out, then cool off in the Pacific blue. How do you join in the free fun?

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Celebrate L.A. for Free in Grand Park June 7!

Celebrate L.A. for Free in Grand Park June 7!

Celebrate L.A. will be one of the craziest and free block parties on the planet as long-time mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says “goodbye” and Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti says “hello” to folks gathered at Grand Park Friday, June 7.

It’ll be crazy because of the traffic — President Obama is in town — and former U.S. prez Bill Clinton will be at the block party, too! Guest appearances include Ryan Seacrest, Dominique diPrima and Wanda Sykes. So you know it’s going to be a wild and free time, 5pm to 9pm!
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Free Valley Greek Festival Memorial Weekend!

Free Valley Greek Festival Memorial Weekend!

Get your Greek on at the FREE Valley Greek Festival on Memorial Weekend May 25 -27. It’s one of our favorite free things to do in L.A. and the fest is now celebrating it’s 40th anniversary.

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church hosts this all things Greek weekend in Northridge. You can’t miss the gleaming gold of the church roofs on top of a Balboa Blvd. hill.

The family event includes Greek dance troupes performing in the traditional costumes of the islands, The Olympians playing the bouzouki, and tours of the church’s authentic Byzantine craftsmanship and walls covered in richly hued mosaics.
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