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Free Admission at Several Museums This Weekend

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Thanks to the good people of Smithsonian magazine, if you're staying in town this weekend, you can head to a bunch of local museums for free on Saturday, September 29 to take part in "Museum Day Live!"

"Los Angeles is a center of art and education and we are excited for the citizens of Los Angeles to take advantage of this celebration of art and culture," said Jennifer Hicks, Group Publisher, Smithsonian Media.

It's easy to get in on the deal. Just go to the Smithsonian Museum Day Live! site, pick a museum, and submit a request for free admission. The passes are sent to your inbox, and then you can head out on the cheap for high-quality fun and learning.

There are over 1,500 participating museums in the nation, with several in California. Here are just a few of the L.A.-area ones you can check out:

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Autry National Center, Los Angeles
California Science Center, Los Angeles
Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Los Angeles
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach
Museum of Art & History, Lancaster
Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles
Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena
Palos Verdes Art Center, Rolling Hills Estates
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica
The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles
Zimmer Children's Museum, Los Angeles

This is the 8th year Smithsonian is sponsoring a free museum admission day. Be sure to check if the venue is closed Saturday (and is offering Sunday free admission instead).

More art this weekend: ARTmageddon: Website Provides Guide to Art Events September 29 and 30