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Free Museums in L.A.

Museums That Are Always Free

There are tons of great museums across Los Angeles, and many of them are free. So get out there and enjoy learning new things with your kids at these fine institutions.

    Annenberg Space for Photography

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    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The Annenberg Space for Photography features several powerfully-themed exhibits a year as well as ...

    The Broad

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    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The Broad makes its collection of contemporary art from the 1950s to the present accessible to the w...

    California African American Museum

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    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The Museum’s permanent collection houses 4,000 objects that span landscape painting and portraitur...

    California Science Center

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    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Space Shuttle Endeavour is on display in the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilio...

    Chinese American Museum

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    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Symbolically housed in the oldest and last surviving structure of Los Angeles’ original Chinatown,...

    Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

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    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum interprets early California history through the story of the Dominguez...

    El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA)

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    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    ESMoA is an art laboratory located in El Segundo, California. Creative, functional, and agile, the A...

    FIDM Museum & Galleries

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    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The FIDM Museum Collections currently hold over 15,000 objects covering more than 200 years of hist...

    Fowler Museum

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    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, A...

    Getty Villa

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    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    A visit to the Getty Villa offers an experience of ancient Greek and Roman art in a setting that rec...

    Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) is an epicenter of artistic experimentation ...

    Getty Center

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    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    On view at the Getty Center is the art collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, which includes: pre-...

    Los Angeles Fire Department Museum

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    Central LA

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when...

    La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

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    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is the nation’s premier center of Mexican American culture. Provid...

    Flight Path Museum

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    South Bay

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Flight Path Museum currently features a panoramic mural saluting the 100th anniversary of flight and...

    Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

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    Central LA

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust presents the history of the Holocaust as objectively as poss...

    Madrona Marsh Preserve

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    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    The Madrona Marsh Preserve is a type of wetland called a vernal marsh. “Vernal” means sp...

    Marciano Art Foundation

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    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Through exhibiting a diverse and compelling collection, built by a family that is passionate and ded...

    The Nethercutt Collection & Museum

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    San Fernando Valley

    Free

    All Ages

    The Nethercutt Collection features rare collectibles ranging from mechanical musical instruments a...

    Torrance Art Museum

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    South Bay

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Torrance Art Museum is the premier visual art space to view contemporary art in the South Bay. It is...

    Travel Town Museum

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    Central LA

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    An interactive transportation museum that caters to kids, Travel Town Museum is located in the north...

    UCLA Meteorite Gallery

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    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The UCLA Collection of Meteorites is the largest on the West Coast and contains over 2500 samples fr...

    USC Fisher Museum of Art

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    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Discover art spanning five centuries at USC Fisher Museum of Art, the first museum established in th...

    Vincent Price Art Museum

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    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Vincent Price Art Museum’s permanent collection includes artworks from ancient civilizations in Ce...