Free Museum Day - Saturday, September 17, 2022 - What a Deal!

Smithsonian Magazine annual free museum day is Saturday, September 17, 2022

September 16, 2022

Museums are a great place to find family fun things to do! I've taken my kids to all sorts of museums - indoors, outdoors, hands on and more. Smithsonian magazine annual Free museum day is back this year on September 17, 2022. Museum Day is an annual celebration hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Take the day, visit one of the participating museums for Free - and who doesn't like free? Museums are a great place to engage, educate and stimulate your kids. There are many participating museums to choose from - from one nearby in Thousand Oaks to Oxnard and Santa Barbara plus a few in Los Angeles and all over Southern California, make a day-trip out of it. 

Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

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Participating Museums:

Thousand Oaks

  • Chumash Indian Museum


  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Los Angeles 

  • Flight Path Museum & Learning Center at LAX
  • California African American Museum
  • Grammy Museum
  • Japanese American National Museum


  • Pasadena Museum of History


  • The International Printing Museum

San Pedro

  • Los Angeles Maritime Museum


  • American Museum of Ceramic Art

Long Beach  

  • Museum of Latin American Art
  • Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Museum at California State University, Long Beach

Santa Barbara

  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum


  • Bakersfield Museum of Art


  • Elverjoh Museum of History & Art

Santa Ana 

  • Heritage Museum of Orange County

Laguna Hills

  • Moulton Museum


  • Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum
  • Museum of Making Music

Get your free museum day tickets here

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