This Saturday, September 25, 2010, is Museum Day, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media aimed at promoting museum visits by offering free admission to museums all over the country. [Find what’s closest to you here!]
As an RA for Emerson College‘s Los Angeles program, I’ve found myself constantly on the lookout for things to do in the LA area, especially on the CHEAP! Museum Day is a perfect example of what scouring Twitter, Yelp, Craigslist, and Google can produce.
For all my residents, here’s a list of some close-by museums offering free admission on Saturday (Important Tip: be sure to print your ticket!)
California Science Center — interactive and fun venue with 3D and IMAX movies
FIDM Museum & Galleries — permanent collections of costumes, accessories, and textiles from the 18th century to present day; designer holdings by Chanel, YSL, Dior, and Lacroix
Hammer Museum — cultural center housed by UCLA connecting classics to the current cutting-edge
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum — beach-front exhibits chronicling wave culture complete with “that atmosphere of aloha” (*tip: surf bands play at the museum for free most Sunday afternoons)
Los Angeles Art Association — a West Hollywood hot spot for emerging artists of all media
Museum of Neon Art (MONA) — vibrant displays of fine art neon, glass, electric, and kinetic works
Skirball Cultural Center — venue dedicated to exploring the intersections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and democratic ideals
The GRAMMY Museum at LA LIVE — an interactive music experience exploring nearly 200 musical genres that houses over 25 original music films and 400 industry artifacts
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) — 3 locations housing a permanent collection of nearly 6,000 postwar works that survey the art of our time
Now the only hard part is deciding where to visit!
Also…I love palm trees.