Free admission to select Southern California museums on Oct. 2


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Major museums around Southern California will be offering free admission on Sunday, Oct. 2 as part of Pacific Standard Time, the initiative led by the Getty focusing on the history of art in the region from 1945 to 1980.

Museums offering free admission on Oct. 2 include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Santa Monica Museum of Art.


The Getty Center and the Getty Villa always offer free admission, but parking costs $15 per vehicle. Free shuttle service between various participating institutions is also available.

Pacific Standard Time comprises more than 60 participating cultural groups throughout Southern California. The event officially kicks off in October.

Here’s a list of museums offering free admission on Oct. 2:

18th Street Arts Center
A + D Architecture and Design Museum
Armory Center for the Arts
California African American Museum
California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Eames House Foundation
Fowler Museum at UCLA
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Hammer Museum, UCLA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House
Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Latin American Art
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz Gallery
Pomona College Museum of Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University

[Updated: The above list has been updated to reflect the most accurate information.]


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