Free Los Angeles Events
- Long Beach Museum of Art
Free Fridays at Long Beach Museum of Art -- Long Beach
Cool Kandinskys cost nothing at this Pacific-side mansion. (Every Friday, 11AM-5PM)
Free Second Tuesdays at LACMA -- Mid-Wilshire
Scope free exhibits at the Museum of Art. (Second Tue. each month; free after 5PM every day)
- TV show taping
Attend the taping of a TV show -- Burbank to Culver City
'The Price is Right,' 'The Tonight Show,' et al, for free. (Times vary)
- Huntington Gardens and Library
First Thursdays at Huntington Gardens and Library -- San Marino
Must-see lush gardens and art collection. (First Thu. of each month, Noon-4:30PM)
- Autry Museum of Western Heritage
Free Second Tuesdays at Autry Museum of Western Heritage -- Burbank
Comprehensive collection for cowboys of all ages. (Second Tue., 10AM-5PM)
- Natural History Museum
Free First Tuesday of the month Natural History Museum
This popular museum houses dinosaurs, bugs and dioramas about your not-too-distant Cro-Magnon cousins. Los Angeles | (213) 763-3466
- George C. Page Museum / La Brea Tar Pits
Free First Tuesday of the month George C. Page Museum / La Brea Tar Pits
Saber-tooth tigers, wooly mammoths and giant sloths. Los Angeles
- The Getty Center
Free admission every day The Getty Center
Showcase of Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Walker Evans, Eugène Atget, Edmund Teske and Weegee. Los Angeles
- Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
The arboretum has exotic plants, peacocks, Baldwin Lake and trams for those who can't cover 130 acres of greenery on foot. Admission is free every third Tuesday of the month.
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia | (626) 821-3222
- California Science Center
The California science center is an innovative, hands-on "edutainment" museum. The permanent gallery is always free.
700 State Dr., Los Angeles | (323) 724-3623
- Craft and Folk Art Museum
Indonesian shadow puppets? Zulu baskets? Admission is free every first Wednesday of the month.
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles | (323) 937-4230
- Japanese American National Museum
In two locations, the museum explores what it means today (and what it meant yesterday) to be Japanese in the United States. Admission is free every Thursday from 5pm-8pm and every third Thursday of the month all day.
369 E.1st St., Los Angeles | (213) 625-0414
- Museum of the American West
The museum pays tribute to spaghetti westerns and Native American culture. Admission is free every second Tuesday of the month and every Thursday from 4pm-8pm.
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles | (323) 667-2000
- Pacific Asia Museum
The museum is home to the largest Asian antiquities collection in the Southwest. Admission is free every fourth Friday of the month.
46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena | (626) 449-2742 ext. 10
- UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
With more than 750,000 sculptures, tools and masks, the Fowler Museum shows off some of the word's most exotic art. Admission to the museum is always free.