Pssst: LACMA's Magritte Show is Free for Kids Under 18
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is doing something super cool right now, they're giving away their Magritte and Friends show to everyone 17 and under. It's so sweet they feel shy about talking about it, so we will help them.
According to ArtsJournal, to get the free admission the minors should simply go to the box office.
LACMA Magritte curator Stephanie Barron emailed to say that Magritte-and-friends is free for children 17 and under. All they have to do is ask for a free ticket at the box office. That's good news, though it would be better news if LACMA actually told people about this: The deal is not mentioned on the admission and ticketing section of the museum's website, when I called the museum to fact-check my post I was told that the price was indeed $19 on weekends, and the free-deal is not mentioned on LACMA's Magritte-ticketing website until you are about to check-out from the special e-commerce/ticketing site. (Which, obviously, required so many clicks that I couldn't find it yesterday. And Barron had to guide me through it before I found it today.)
Since LAist has nothing but time on our hands we went through the ecommerce/ticketing site and couldn't find the the free code or option. Maybe that's because we didn't put in our credit card number?Hopefully that's not the way to the free offer screen because we never had a credit card when we were 17 and under. However, on the Tickets page of the LACMA site it does say that children under 17 are admitted free.
Regardless, it's a great deal. LACMA is near some good public transportation areas (a short ride on the 720 Rapid after getting off the
Red Purple Line at Wilshire & Western or the 780 Rapid down Fairfax)
Tip of the hat to Amy of NewYorkology who's currently stoking NYers about deals over there.
detail of a photo by Fire Monkey Fish