Join thousands of Southern Californians for Museums of the Arroyo Day, when six museums stretching from Los Angeles to Pasadena will open their doors to visitors free of charge.
Experience art, architecture, family fun, music, entertainment and historical discoveries in the celebrated Arroyo Seco. Free shuttles connect all museums, so guests can park their cars once and see all.
The Museums of the Arroyo include:
- Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum/Mt. Washington campus. (234 Museum Dr, Los Angeles)
- The Gamble House (4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena
- Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles)
- The Los Angeles Police Museum (6045 York Blvd., Los Angeles)
- The Lummis Home and Garden (200 East Avenue 43, Los Angeles)
- Pasadena Museum of History (470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena)
You can reach MOTA Day by bike or car, with convenient free parking at many locations including next to the Pasadena Museum of History, Heritage Square and the Los Angeles Police Museum; and by train, exiting the Gold Line at the Southwest Museum or Heritage Square stations.
In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its fifteenth annual Moompetam Festival. This weekend celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating California’s indigenous maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay. Adults – $34.95, Seniors – $31.95, Children – $24.95, Children under three and Members are Free
Join us for a two-day festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life. Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the Museum’s Dinosaur Institute and beyond as they discuss historic and ongoing fossil discoveries from around the world. $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, Students, and Children 13 – 17, $7 Children 3 – 12, Children under 3 – Free
Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua presents works from Nick Dong and Wu Chi-Tsung, two Taiwan-born contemporary artists. Re-imagining the philosophies of Chinese landscape paintings, the exhibition brings forward new media works and immersive light-based installations that are not often explored within this genre. Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Adults – $3, Seniors and Students – $2, Museum Members – Free
The SAN PEDRO ♥ FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (formerly the SP TriArt Festival) is a free family event featuring dance, music, & crafts, this year on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 21 & 22, 2019. This will be its 13th year, now with a new location on the lawn of the Anderson Memorial Senior Center. Curated by Louise Reichlin and Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, the heart of the festival is dance performed by professional companies (usually about 20 selected) including…
In 2014, LAXART relocated to a building that for several decades was home to Radio Recorders, a legendary recording studio used by a Who’s Who of American popular music. Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Charlie Parker, and Chet Baker, to name a few, made seminal recordings here, and the building will forever be haunted by their iconic recordings. These sounds are a but a mere trace of their author’s physical presence. Outside/In is the first in a series of exhibitions to…