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Grand Ave Arts All Access 2016

Grand Ave Arts All Access 2016, photo by Will Tee Yang​

Free Admission at MOCA As Part of Museums Free-­for-­All Day 2017

Jan 4 2017

​Dozens of Southern California Museums Offer Free Admission on Museums Free-for-All Day, Sunday, January 29, 2017

Los Angeles, CA (November 30, 2016)—SoCal Museums announces the 12th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge. 

“This has been a tremendously popular joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad communities of Southern California,” said Jennifer Caballero, SoCal Museums Vice President and Marketing Director at the Skirball Cultural Center. “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’ website at

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

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

2017 Participating Museums
Annenberg Space for Photography
Armory Center for the Arts 
Autry Museum of the American West 
The Broad 
California African American Museum 
California Science Center 
     Excludes IMAX films and The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition. A timed reservation with a convenience fee is required for Space Shuttle Endeavour
Columbia Memorial Space Center 
     Offering free admission on Saturday, January 28, instead of Sunday, January 29 
Craft & Folk Art Museum 
Descanso Gardens 
     Free, timed tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at 
Fowler Museum at UCLA 
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine 
Getty Center 
Getty Villa 
    Free, timed tickets are required. Visit
Hammer Museum
Japanese American National Museum 
Kidspace Children’s Museum 
Laguna Art Museum 
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum 
     General admission only; free tickets available at
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) 
Museum of Tolerance 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 
     Free tickets available at
Orange County Museum of Art 
The Paley Center for Media 
Pasadena Museum of California Art 
Pomona College Museum of Art 
Santa Barbara Museum of Art 
Skirball Cultural Center 
     Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served 
Zimmer Children’s Museum

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