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California Free Museum Days

NOTE: All Listings are Subject to Change. Always call first before going!

Los Angeles Museums Free Admission Days

Autry National Center of the American West
Free - second Tuesday of every month.

California Science Center
Free admission

California African American Museum
Free admission

Craft and Folk Art Museum
Free - first Wednesday of every month.
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Free admission

Getty Villa
Free admission, always
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
(310) 440-7300
getty.edu

Griffith Observatory
Free admission
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 473-0800
griffithobs.org

J. Paul Getty Museum
Free admission, always
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California 90049
(310) 440-7300
getty.edu

Hammer Museum at UCLA
Free - every Thursday.

Huntington Library
Free - first Thursday of every month (call or login to huntington.org on first day of previous month to make reservation starting 1 month ahead.)

Japanese American National Museum
Free - every Thursday 5-8pm, third Thursday of every month.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Free - second Tuesday of every month and holidays that fall on Monday, check calendar. Every weekday 5pm-close

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Free - every Thursday 5-8pm.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Free - check calendar.

Norton Simon Museum
Free - first Friday of every month 6-9pm.

Pacific Asia Museum
Free - fourth Friday of every month.

Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits
Free - first Tuesday of every month, except July and August.

Travel Town Museum
Free admission

USC Fisher Museum of Art
Free admission

Sacramento Museums Free Admission Days
Each Spring over 25 museums participate in 1 free museum day. In 2011 it was held in February

Crocker Art Museum
crockerartmuseum.org

Every Third Sunday of the month is "Pay What You Wish Sunday"

Holiday Mondays 10 AM-5 PM Admission is free on Holiday Mondays. Sponsored by Target: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day Memorial Day, Labor Day and  Dec. 26, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area Free Admission Days

Asian Art Museum
Free - first Sunday of every month.

Bay Area Discovery Museum
Free - first Wednesday of every month.

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Free - first Thursday of every month
$7 - after 5pm every Friday

Burlingame Pez Museum
Free - first Thursday of every month.

Cable Car Museum
Free admission

Cantor Arts Center
Free admission

Cartoon Art Museum
Donations welcome - first Tuesday of every month.

Chinese Historical Society of America
Free - first Thursday of every month.

Conservatory of Flowers
Free - first Tuesday of every month.

De Young Museum
Free - first Tuesday of every month.

Exploratorium
Free - first Wednesday of every month.

LACIS Museum of Lace and Textiles
Free admission

Marin History Museum
Free admission

Musee Mecanique
Free admission

Museo ItaloAmericano
Free admission

Museum of Anthropology
Free admission

Museum of Performance and Design
Donations accepted

Oakland Museum of California
Free - first Sunday of every month.

Randall Museum
Free admission

San Francisco Fire Department Museum
Free admission

SF Camerawork
Free - first Tuesday of every month.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Free - first Tuesday of every month.
Half price - every Thursday 6-8:45pm.

San Francisco Maritime National Park
Free - first Sunday of every month.

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Free admission

Sake Museum
Free admission

Wells Fargo History Museum
Free admission

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Free - first Tuesday of every month.


San Diego Museums Free Admission Days
Timken Museum of Art
Free admission
timkenmuseum.org

Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla
Free - third Thursday of every month 5-7pm, always ages 25 and under.

New Children's Museum
Free - second Sunday of every month.

RESIDENTS ONLY - FREE

San Diego Residents ONLY

Air and Space Museum
Free - fourth Tuesday of every month

Centro Cultural de la Raza
Free - first Tuesday of every month

House of Pacific Relations
Free - fourth Tuesday of every month

Japanese Friendship Garden
Free - third Tuesday of every month

Mingei International Museum
Free - third Tuesday of every month

Museum of Man
Free - third Tuesday of every month

Museum of Photographic Arts
Free - second Tuesday of every month

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Free - first Tuesday of every month

San Diego Art Institute
Free - third Tuesday of every month

San Diego Automotive Museum
Free - fourth Tuesday of every month

San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
Free - fourth Tuesday of every month

San Diego Historical Society
Free - second Tuesday of every month

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Free - first Tuesday of every month

San Diego Museum of Art
Free - third Tuesday of every month

San Diego Natural History Museum
Free - first Tuesday of every month

Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
Free - second Tuesday of every month

San Francisco Residents ONLY

San Francisco Zoo
Free - first Wednesday of every month

California Academy of Sciences
Free - third Wednesday of every month, SF resident days vary check calendar.

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