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30+ Area Museums Offering Free Admission Today

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Get your culture on!

Today is Smithsonian Magazine's 6th annual Free Museum Day, and the doors are wide open at over 30 museums in the LA-OC area (more, too, if you're heading to San Diego, Ventura, or Santa Barbara!).

Over 1,500 museums across the country are participating. It's easy to get in on the deal. Just go to their Museum Day 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.

A full list of participating local museums follows.

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American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona
Autry National Center, Los Angeles
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana
California Science Center, Los Angeles
Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum, Santa Ana
FIDM Museum & Galleries, Los Angeles
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles
Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, Huntington Beach
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach
Museum of Neon Art (MONA), Los Angeles
Old Courthouse Museum, Santa Ana
Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes
Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA), Pasadena
Point Fermin Lighthouse, San Pedro
Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
The Getty Center, Los Angeles
The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades
The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles
The Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills
Watts Towers Arts Center & Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center, Los Angeles
Western Hotel Museum, Lancaster
Zimmer Children's Museum, Los Angeles (Sunday Sept. 26, closed Saturday)