Annual Museum Day Free-for-All Returns with DTLA Foundations at the Forefront

SoCal Museums announced Thursday the return of the much-anticipated Museums Free-for-All on Saturday, March 23. Initiated almost two decades ago to foster cultural engagement throughout Southern California, this annual event offers free general admission to over thirty museums and cultural institutions, showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

Alexa Nishimoto, President of SoCal Museums and Marketing Associate at the Japanese American National Museum, expressed excitement about welcoming visitors from across Southern California. Nishimoto highlighted the event’s role in providing access to a diverse array of art, cultural heritage, natural history, film, and science. Nishimoto noted that the Museums Free-for-All encourages people to discover something new or revisit cherished locations.

Participating downtown Los Angeles locations include:

  • Armory Center for the Arts
  • The Broad (Advanced reservations encouraged, visit
  • GRAMMY Museum
  • Japanese American National Museum (Advance tickets strongly recommended, visit
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) (Advance tickets recommended, visit

Participating museums outside of DTLA include:

  • American Museum of Ceramic Art (Advanced reservations required, visit
  • Armory Center for the Arts
  • Autry Museum of the American West (Advanced reservations required, visit
  • Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College
  • Bowers Museum
  • The Brewery Art Walk in Lincoln Hieghts
  • California African American Museum
  • California Botanic Garden
  • California Science Center
  • Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum
  • Catalina Museum for Art & History
  • Cayton Children’s Museum (Advanced reservations required, visit
  • Columbia Memorial Space Center
  • Craft Contemporary
  • Forest Lawn Museum
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA
  • Frederick R. Weisman of Art, Pepperdine University
  • The Getty Center (Timed tickets required, visit
  • Hammer Museum
  • Holocaust Museum LA (Reservations required, visit
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, LA
  • The International Printing Museum
  • Laguna Art Museum
  • La Brea Tar Pits & Museum (Advance tickets required, visit
  • LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
  • Lincoln Memorial Shrine
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (Advance tickets required, visit
  • Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
  • Museum of Ventura County
  • Orange County Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Advanced reservations encouraged, visit – Sea Center not included)
  • Santa Monica History Museum (Visit
  • Skirball Cultural Center (Advance tickets strongly recommended, visit
  • Wende Museum
  • Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum

Author: Jackson Roberts

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