Museums in Southern California to offer free admission today

Visitors to the L.A. County Museum of Art view the "Urban Light" installation by artist Chris Burden.

Visitors to the L.A. County Museum of Art view the “Urban Light” installation by artist Chris Burden.

(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Some of the largest museums in Southern California will offer free general admission to the public for one day only on Jan. 30.

In all, 30 institutions are expected to participate in the free day, including the L.A. County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Natural History Museum of L.A. County.

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The event is part of the Museums Free-for-All program, an annual initiative from SoCal Museums, a group of marketing and communications professionals from museums throughout the region.

Some of the participating museums --- like the Broad, the Getty Museum and the Hammer Museum -- already offer free general admission on all days.

Regular parking fees apply. The free offer is good only for general admission, not for specially ticketed exhibitions. Participating museums that are normally closed on Saturdays will offer free admission on Jan. 31.

Here is the list of museums offering free general admission on Jan. 30.

Annenberg Space for Photography
Armory Center for the Arts
Autry Museum of the American West
The Broad
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Craft & Folk Art Museum
Descanso Gardens
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Getty Center and Villa (Timed tickets required for Getty Villa)
Hammer Museum
Japanese American Museum
Laguna Art Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
Museum of Latin American Art
Museum of Tolerance (Jan. 31)
Natural History Museum
Orange County Museum of Art
The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
The Paley Center for Media
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Skirball Cultural Center (Jan. 31)
USC Pacific Asia Museum
William S. Hart Museum
Zimmer Children’s Museum (Jan. 31)

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