Si amas los museos y tienes un presupuesto limitado en Los Ángeles, estás de suerte: algunos de los mejores museos de la ciudad ofrecen entrada gratuita todos los días. Un puñado está en el centro de la ciudad, por lo que puede fácilmente pasar un día visitando uno o más. Aunque estos museos permiten la entrada gratuita a los visitantes, es costoso mantener funcionando incluso el museo más pequeño. Si ve una caja de donación cerca de la entrada, done lo que pueda pagar.
Para aquellos que planean conducir, tenga en cuenta que el estacionamiento no es fácil de encontrar, y algunos estacionamientos son caros. Este mapa de estacionamiento del centro de Los Ángeles puede ayudarlo a encontrar un espacio económico.
Para evitar frustraciones, malentendidos y decepciones, consulte el sitio web del museo antes de ir. Este es el por qué:
- El horario de apertura varía.
- Algunos museos cierran durante semanas cuando instalan nuevas exhibiciones.
- Las exhibiciones y eventos especiales pueden cobrar la entrada, lo que podría convertir esa visita "gratuita" en una más costosa.
También puede ingresar a muchos otros museos de forma gratuita en días seleccionados , y SoCal Museums tiene un evento anual gratuito para todos los días en enero que incluye más de 40 museos en el sur de California.
The Broad's architecture alone is reason enough to stop by, but don't end your visit there. Using The Broad's mobile app, you can get in-depth insights into the exhibits, which draw from one of the world's leading collections of postwar and contemporary art. Free guided tours will enhance your experience of the artwork, or, navigate the museum on your own with a selection of self-guided audio tours—including a kids' tour narrated by Levar Burton.
The LA Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles dedicated to collecting and exhibiting art created after 1940.
In their flagship exhibition space on Grand Avenue downtown, you can view selected works from their permanent collection, along with themed exhibits and single-artist shows. They charge for special exhibitions, except on Thursday evenings.
In addition to exhibits and video installations, The MOCA Geffen in Little Tokyo also features a casual space for visitors to read, work (they have free WiFi!), and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Designed by architect Richard Meier, the Getty Center complex is incredibly appealing—so much so that some people spend all their time outside. But be sure to carve out some time to explore the J. Paul Getty Museum, which houses an art collection so large, it takes four buildings to display just a part of it.
You can see European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography. The museum's most famous piece may be Vincent Van Gogh's Irises, which the Getty purchased in 1990.
Not only is admission free, but so are their excellent guided tours of the gardens and architecture. In the summer, the Getty stays open late and host concerts. Just note that you will have to pay for parking unless you arrive by LA's Metro Rail.
You might think you need a time machine to visit a first-century Roman country house, but in L.A., all you need to do is take a trip to Malibu. The Getty Villa is a detailed reproduction of the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, which was buried when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79.
The house, gardens, and ocean view are reason enough to go, but don't miss seeing the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities.
Admission is always free, but you need to get a timed entry ticket and tickets for talks and performances online.
The California Science Center is one of the best science museums for curious adults and inquisitive children alike. The must-see exhibit is the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which arrived in 2012 after flying for two decades and making 25 trips into space.
Gallery admission is free. So is the Endeavour, but on weekends and holidays, you need a timed ticket (which comes with a small processing fee). They also charge for special exhibits, IMAX films, and a few other activities.
A cemetery may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a museum, but the founder of Forest Lawn in Glendale wanted it to be more than a burial ground. In that spirit, the cemetery is also home to a small museum (next to the Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection).
Permanent exhibits include impressive large-scale paintings, a reproduction of Michelangelo's The Last Supper in stained glass, and a full-scale marble replica of David. Rotating exhibits have explored topics as diverse as motorcycles, aerial photography, and the Peanuts comic strip.
While you're there, take a drive around the grounds to see the beautiful churches, admire the views, and visit the graves of some of the famous people buried there.
At the Wells Fargo Museum, you can see how Angelenos did their banking, went shopping, and stayed connected before the digital age. Exhibits will allow you to explore how Mexicans shopped for American goods in the 1880s, see maps of LA when only 1,600 people lived there, and get a look at mobile ads from the early 1900s.
The museum is closed on weekends and bank holidays.
This museum dedicated to photographic art features works of renowned legends and emerging talent, with several exhibitions per year. They also host programs that relate to their exhibits.
Admission is free, and free guided tours are offered on weekends. You can access the parking garage from Constellation Boulevard or Olympic Boulevard. Parking starts at $1.50 when you validate your parking garage ticket.
With only three rooms, this museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is small, but it will appeal to anyone who's passionate about fashion and design.
If you love films and current television productions, go during the annual Art of Television Costume Design exhibit. In 2019, FIDM displayed costumes from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Outlander, and Game of Thrones.