The Arboretum of Los Angeles County: Free admission on the Third Tuesday of each month
Autry National Center: Free admission on the Second Tuesday each month
California African American Museum: Free admission daily but parking is $8.
California Science Center: Free admission daily but parking is $8; some exhibits are an extra charge
Claremont Museum of Art: Free admission on the First Friday of the month from 5-8:30 pm
Craft and Folk Art Museum: Free on the First Wednesday of each month
Fowler Museum at UCLA: Free admission daily
Getty Center: Free admission daily but parking is $15
Getty Villa in Malibu: Free admission daily but parking is $15
George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tarpits: Free admission on the First Tuesday of each month
Griffith Park Observatory: Free admission daily
Hammer Museum: Free admission every Thursday
Huntington Library and Gardens: Free admission on the First Thursday of each month with prior reservation through their website.
Japanese American National Museum: Free general admission every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm and every third Thursday of the month. Also free one Saturday each month. This event is called Target Free Family Days and include entertainment, cooking projects and arts and crafts.
Kidspace Museum: Free Family Night is the first Tuesday of every month from 4 pm-8 pm.
La Habra Children’s Museum: Free admission on the first Saturday of each month.
LACMA: Free admission on the Second Tuesday each month, free after 5 pm daily and on several Holiday Mondays. LACMA offers free membership for children (and one free adult guest per child). Here is the link for the NextGen membership form.
Long Beach Museum of Art: Free admission each Friday
Los Angeles Fire Department Museum: Free admission on the only day it is open: Saturdays from 10 am -4 pm
MOCA: Free admission at all three MOCA locations on each Thursday from 5-8 pm
Museum of Latin American Art: Free admission each Friday
Natural History Museum: Free admission on the First Tuesday of each month
The Nethercutt Museum: Free admission daily
Norton Simon Museum: Free admission on the First Friday of each month from 6-9 pm
Pacific Asia Museum: Free admission on the Fourth Friday of each month
The Paley Center for Media: Free admission daily
Pasadena Museum of California Art: Free admission on the First Friday of each month
Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont: Free admission each Wednesday
Skirball Cultural Center: Free admission each Thursday
Free Entertainment and Shows for Kids in Los Angeles
Kids Club at 7th and Fig: Various activities every third Saturday at 12 pm.
Kids Club at the Grove: Various activities each Thursday from 11 am -1 pm
Kids Club at Americana at Brand: Various activities each Tuesday from 11 am - 1 pm
Kids Club at Waterside in Marina del Rey: Various activities each Tuesday at 11 am.
Kids Club at Westfield Culver City: Various activities each Tuesday at 10:30 am.
Lakeshore Learning: Craft activities each Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm
The Music Center featuring World City and Pillow Theatre: Various activities and performances (acrobats, puppetry, and more) on Saturdays throughout the year
REMO Kids Rhythm Circle in North Hollywood: Kids of all ages play with instruments every Saturday at 11 am.