Free admission today at many Southern California museums

Inside the Arts of the Americas Building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Art enthusiasts, dabblers and neophytes: This is your final call. Saturday is the day when many of Southern California’s major museums are offering free admission to the general public. No art-school prerequisites are required, though they will certainly help.

The official list features 20 participating museum venues, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art.

The Getty is also participating, but the museum normally offers free admission to all, with free timed tickets required for the Getty Villa.

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Saturday’s offer is valid for general museum admission only, organizers said, and may not apply to special ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each venue.

Below is the list of museums offering free admission Saturday. (The Skirball Cultural Center is also offering free admission Saturday.)

The free day is being organized by SoCal Museums, previously known as the Museum Marketing Roundtable, a coalition of local institutions intended to boost attendance and membership at museums.

Annenberg Space for Photography
Armory Center for the Arts
Autry National Center of the American West
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Getty Center
Getty Villa
Hammer Museum
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial (Hollywood and San Pedro)
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Latin American Art
Orange County Museum of Art
Paley Center for Media
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art
USC Pacific Asia Museum


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