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EVENT: SoCal Museums Announces the 14th Annual MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL | February 2-3, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA.

Credit: SoCal Museums
January 20, 2019
Article By: Jesse Watrous

Los Angeles, CA — 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. Visit to 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 to 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 
The Museum of Contemporary Art 
Orange County Museum of Art 
Pomona College Museum of Art 
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 (Free admission to Museum only.) 
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 Angeles County (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.) 
The University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach 
Valley Relics Museum 
Zimmer Children’s Museum by Sharewell

SoCal Museums (SCM) is a group of marketing and communications professionals from museums all over Southern California. The mission of the organization is to foster dialogue between marketing and communications museum professionals in Southern California in order to learn from each other, network, conceptualize and execute ways to increase visitation to and awareness of museums in Southern California, and develop collaborative opportunities between museums.

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