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Museums Free-­for-­All Day

​Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Jamie Pham

MOCA Offers Free Admission As Part of Museums Free-­for-­All Day 2016

Jan 8 2016

Southern California Museums Offer Free Admission As Part of Museums Free-for-All Day on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Los Angeles, CA (October 22, 2015)— In a joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad communities in Southern California, SoCal Museums announces the 11th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Saturday January 30, 2016. Over twenty museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge.

“We are thrilled that museums in Southern California are able to offer the Museums Free-for-All Day for the 11th year in a row,” comments Alex Capriotti, SoCal Museums President and The Broad’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “We hope that visitors take advantage of this day by going to a museum they have always wanted to see or by revisiting an old favorite.”

The event also hopes to raise awareness of free visitor days available year-round at museums across Southern California. A calendar of free days can be found on the SoCal Museums’s website at

Museums Free-for-All has partnered with Metro, encouraging visitors to Go Metro to explore the participating museums, many of which are a short walk away from Metro bus or rail. Visit to learn about discounts at participating museum destinations.

This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply. For more information, visit Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information.

2016 Participating Museums

Autry Museum of the American West
Annenberg Space for Photography
Armory Space for Photography
The Broad
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Extra charge for Space Shuttle Endeavour, IMAX films, and special exhibits
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museum Free-for-All
Descanso Gardens
Fowler Museum at UCLA
The Getty
The Getty Villa
Timed tickets are required. Visit
Hammer Museum
Laguna Art Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Aneles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Offer valid for general admission only. Does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
Museum of Latin American Art
Museum of Tolerance 
Closed Saturdays, offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museum Free-for-All
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
Offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museum Free-for-All
Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served
USC Pacific Asia Museum
William S. Hart Museum
Zimmer Children’s Museum
Closed Saturdays, offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museum Free-for-All

About SoCal Museums

SoCal Museums is made up of current employees of museums of varying sizes, disciplines, locations, and missions. The SoCal Museums organization meets quarterly in various locations across Southern California. The mission of the organization is to foster dialogue between museum marketing and communications professionals in Southern California in order to learn from each other, network, conceptualize and execute ways to increase visitation to and awareness of museums in Southern California, and develop collaborative opportunities between museums.