Summer Resources

FREE MUSEUMS

Free on Tuesdays

  • George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles – Free the first Tuesday of the month
  • Natural History Museum, Exposition Park, Downtown Los Angeles – Free the first Tuesday of the month
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) – Mid-Wilshire, Museum Row, Los Angeles – 2nd Tuesday, check for other sponsored free days
  • Autry National Center: Museum of  the American West in Griffith  Park, Los Angeles – 2nd Tuesday of the  month
  • Los Angeles  County Arboretum  and Botanic Garden – free every 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Descanso Gardens – free every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Also, free Children’s Story every Tuesday

Free on Wednesdays

  • Craft and Folk Art Museum, Mid-Wilshire, Museum Row, Los Angeles – First Wednesday
  • Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Claremont

Free on Thursdays

  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Downtown Los Angeles – Free every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm
  • MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Downtown Los Angeles  – Free every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm
  • Skirball Cultural Center – noon – 9 pm
  • UCLA Hammer Museum
  •  Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles – 5 to 8 pm, and 3rd Thursday all day
  • Huntington Library, Collections and Botanical Gardens, Pasadena – Free  first Thursday of the month. You have to reserve your free tickets here.

Free on Fridays

  • Long Beach Museum of Art
  • Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach – check website for Free Family  Sundays
  • Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena – 1st Fridays from 6 to 9pm
  • Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena – 4th Friday

Free Sunday

  • Bowers Museum, Santa Ana – First Sunday of the month is Target Free First Sunday

Always Free

  • California African American Museum, Exposition Park, Downtown Los  Angeles
  • California Science Center, Exposition Park, Downtown Los  Angeles
  • UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles
  • The Getty Center, Brentwood, Los Angeles
  •  The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades
  • Hollywood Bowl Museum
  • Los Angeles  Fire Department Museum, Hollywood, only open Saturdays 10-4
  • MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
  • Museum of Television and Radio, Beverly Hills
  • Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
  • The Nethercutt Collection and Nethercutt  Museum, Sylmar
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art (Suggested $5 donation), Santa Monica
  • STARS Center Sheriff’s Museum, 11515 Colima Rd. at Telegraph Rd., Whittier
  • Griffith Observatory

Museums with programs for children

WILDLIFE CENTERS AND HIKING TRAILS

CONCERTS, THEATER AND MOVIES

OTHER ACTIVITIES

EDUCATIONAL LINKS

TYPING SKILLS

READING REWARDS PROGRAMS

SUMMER CAMPS IN THE VALLEY

 

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