Free Museum Admission in Los Angeles on Smithsonian Museum Day September 29!

Forget Carmageddon! Stay in Los Angeles and enjoy FREE admission to several museums thanks to the annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Smithsonian Magazine created Museum Day as a way to share the spirit of the Smithsonian museums, which offer free admission every day. Through the magazine’s sponsorship, hundreds of museums across the U.S. are opening their doors for free to anyone who shows a Museum Day Live! ticket. Smithosonian Museum Day Live!It’s easy to get the Museum Day Live! ticket, which admits two people to one participating museum. First Sign Up Here for the free ticket. The ticket is emailed to you and then you print it out.

A pretty simple way of getting into one of LA’s top museums for FREE!

Not a museum type? Check out the Free Admission to National Parks on National Public Lands Day on the same day, Saturday, Sept. 29!

So which LA area museums are participating? Check our list below. It includes museums in Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino counties as well.

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona
Autry National Center
California Science Center (Always Free)
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard
Casa de la Guerra, Santa Barbara
Catalina Island Museum, Avalon
Chinese American Museum
Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Santa Barbara
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Heritage Museum of Orange County
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Palm Springs (Summer Hours 8am to 1:30pm; last admission at 1pm)
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Museum of Art & History , Lancaster
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach
Museum of Ventura County, Ventura
Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz Gallery
Pacific Asia Museum
Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pennypickle’s Workshop, Temecula Children’s Museum
Rancho La Patera & Stow House , Goleta
Riverside Metropolitan Museum
S.C.R.A.P. Gallery
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Temecula Valley Museum
The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE
Ty Warner Sea Center
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
Wildling Art Museum
Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles