The Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers several ways to enjoy their exhibitions for free. Second Tuesdays are free each month, L.A. residents get in free after 5pm on some days, and Target sponsors free Mondays during holidays.
We suggest going early on free days to beat the crowds, and plan to stay a while to enjoy the museum’s vast collection of art, special exhibitions, music, and film.
“With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually.”
WHAT: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Free Days –
- Monthly Free Days — On the second Tuesday of each month, general admission to the permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions is FREE to all.
- LA Resident Free Days — After 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, general admission to the permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions is FREE to Los Angeles County residents with proof of residency.
- Target Free Holiday Mondays — Target sponsors several FREE admission days throughout the year at LACMA, featuring special programming and free general admission to the permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions. More Holiday Mondays to be added throughout the year. More Info (scroll down the page) about specific holidays sponsored by Target.
FYI: For comparison, the regular admission price to LACMA is: Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $10, Children free. General admission gets you into LACMA’s permanent galleries and to special exhibitions that are not separately ticketed.
WHEN: General admission hours: open every day except Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Mon, Tues 12noon – 8pm Wednesday Closed. Thur 12noon – 8pm. Fri 12noon – 9pm. Sat, Sun 11am – 8pm.
WHERE: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036. Museum Building Map.
PARKING: Park in the Pritzker Parking Garage on Sixth Street just east of Fairfax Avenue, or in the lot at Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Ave ($10 and you can prepay at any Welcome Center. (Pritzker is free after 7 pm.)
SAVVY TIP: Don’t have time to visit the entire museum? Go straight to LACMA’s notable Asian art exhibit, housed in part in the Bruce Goff-designed Pavilion for Japanese Art.