Museums in Southern California offering free admission on Jan. 25

Twenty venues around Southern California will offer free admission on Jan. 25 as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program.

Participating museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art.

The 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.

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The free day can offer substantial savings for families. General adult admission at LACMA is normally $15, and at MOCA it’s $12. The Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach normally charges $12 for an adult admission.


Some of the participating museums such as the Getty Center already offer free admission to all. (The Getty Villa requires timed tickets for entry.) The Hammer Museum is scheduled to switch over to free admission at all times starting Feb. 9.

The Museums Free-for-All program is organized by SoCal Museums, an umbrella marketing group that had been known as the Museum Marketing Roundtable.

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Here’s the full list of museums participating in the Jan. 25 free day:

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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