Planning your visit to museums and exhibits may be one of the most helpful tips that a traveler can get. It is great advice and it can save you a lot of money. There is no need to pass on culture, arts and education because of budget restrictions if you plan in advance.
Of course, this tip is not exclusive to museums in Los Angeles. It is true anywhere in the world and with the help of the Web, you can research whichever museum you want to visit no matter what your location is. For example, the Louvre in Paris, France, offers “free admission for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month …” according to their website. That is one of the most important museums in the world, on a budget. And this is also true in the U.S. Bank of America has a program called Museums on Us, which allows their debit and credit card holders free admission to selected museums all across the U.S. during the first weekend of every month. Some of these are the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass., and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Ill. This is a great way to explore some of the finest museums in the country.
However, this article is about taking advantage of everything that Los Angeles‘ top museums can offer, on a budget. Here are 5 ideas of places to visit and their budget friendly offers:
1) Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA):
-Free general admission for all the second Tuesday of each month
-Free general admission on selected holidays (check website for details)
2) Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA):
-Free general admission every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
-Admission for children under 12 is free
3) The Getty Center:
-Admission to this museum is free.
-Note: parking is $15, but there’s public transportation available
4) Hammer Museum:
-Free general admission for all visitors every Thursday
-Free admission for students (with ID) and kids under 17 years old, accompanied by an adult
5) Natural History Museum:
-Free general admission on the first Tuesday of the month
-Seniors and students pay a reduced price
Now, no matter which museum you plan to visit, make sure to visit their website for the most up-to-date information about admission fees and special events. After doing this simple research and planning your visits around the museums’ schedules and “free admission” dates, you are all set to go get immersed in art, science and culture, on a budget.