Free Museums in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (September 4, 2012)– Many of history’s great masterpieces call Los Angeles museums home and, this fall, the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board (LA Tourism) is turning the spotlight on the destination’s priceless artworks and exhibitions.
During “Museums LA,” visitors who book two nights or more on for stays at any Los Angeles area hotel between October 1-November 11, 2012 receive two free admissions and museum store discounts at 30 participating museums.
Free museums in LA

Craft and Folk Art Museum

A sample of participating museum savings and exhibition highlights include:
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) – regularly a $15 admission fee per person and featuring four new exhibitions, as well asLevitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer
  • The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens – regularly a $20 admission fee per person and featuring two new exhibitions in addition to its world-renowned gardens
  • The GRAMMY® Museum – regularly a $13 admission fee per person and home to the new Whitney Houston exhibition
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County – regularly a $12 admission fee per person and home to the new Dinosaur Hall and the largest public display of gold in the world
  • Craft and Folk Art Museum – regularly a $7 admission fee and featuring a new exhibition, Tattooing in LA
  • California Science Center – offering 25% off to see the spectacular immersive exhibit, Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt
No matter which neighborhood travelers wish to call home base during their cultural journey to LA, hotel options span from downtown to the Westside and Hollywood to the Valley, including Hotel Wilshire, Hotel Palomar, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, Loews Hollywood Hotel, W Hollywood, Custom Hotel, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Pedro, Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills and SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Any hotel booked through at any price point qualifies for the “Museum LA” promotion.
Some of the art world’s most famous masterpieces that visitors can enjoy in LA, include:
  • Vincent van Gogh’s Irises at the Getty Center;
  • Diego Rivera’s Flower Day and Rene Magritte’s Treachery of Images at LACMA;
  • One of only 14 known Gutenberg Bibles in the world, a 15th century edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough and Pinkie by Sir Thomas Lawrence at The Huntington, and
  • John Singer Sargeant’s scandalous Doctor Pozzi at Home at The Hammer Museum

 A full list of participating museums and hotel booking options are available at

Author: Josie Schneider

Josie Schneider is an international house sitter and freelance writer. She blogs about house sitting, travel, good food and wine at: Her visit to the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works left a lasting impression.

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  1. Great recommendations! Visiting museums are always worth it, especially with discounted rates!

  2. Yes, discounted rates or free will get me every time, too! I hope you get a chance to take in a museum or two.

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