Dozens of local museums will be open free to the public on Sunday, Feb. 5 as part of the Museums Free-for-All Day.
More than 30 museums are participating including The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the recently-opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the Japanese American National Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.
The event is organized by SoCal Museums, a marketing group consisting of museum representatives with the aim of getting people into the museums and reminding them that several of these facilities offer other free day visits and events throughout the year, too.
Dozens of local museums, including the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, will be open free to the public Feb. 5 as part of the Museums Free-for-All day. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)
Dozens of local museums, including the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, will be open free to the public Feb. 5 as part of the Museums Free-for-All day. (Photo by John McCoy/staff photographer)
“We hope this will be an opportunity to both revisit old favorites and see new exhibitions or to try somewhere new,” said Briana Sapp, president of SoCal Museums, in a statement.
This offer is for general admission only and doesn’t include ticketed entry into special exhibitions. Some museums require advance registration and parking is not included.
Here are some of the participating museums.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-3000 or academymuseum.org.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200 or descansogardens.org.
Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 562-439-2119 or lbma.org.
American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 909-865-3146 or amoca.org.
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton. 714-738-6595 or themuck.org.
Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana. 714-567-3600 or bowers.org.
For a complete list of participating museums, go to socalmuseums.org.