Los Angeles is home to a world-class collection of museums and cultural attractions. Best of all, you can view masterpieces across L.A. County for free! Read on for two dozen L.A. museums with free admission.
African American Firefighter Museum (AAFFM): Housed in the historic Fire Station #30 on Central Avenue, the AAFFM opened in December 1997 as the first and currently only free standing African American firefighter museum in the United States. The first floor contains vintage fire apparatus, stories and pictures of pioneering African American L.A. firefighters. The second floor gallery features pictures, artifacts and other memorabilia of African American firefighters from around the country.
The Annenberg Space for Photography: The first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, The Annenberg Space for Photography features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world’s most renowned photographers and a selection of emerging photographic talents.
The Broad: A spectacular contemporary art museum built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, The Broad is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art in the world. General admission to The Broad is free. Advance reservation tickets are often fully booked, but an onsite standby line is available at the museum every day except Mondays, when the museum is closed.
California African American Museum (CAAM): Located at Exposition Park, the CAAM mission is to research, collect, preserve, and interpret for public enrichment the history, art and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the western United States.