There are so many neat things to do at LACMA (LA County Museum of Art) that sometimes when we visit we don’t even step inside any of the galleries to see the art. Here are just a few of the free things we love to do there with good friends like Lou in the photos below.
Explore the tar pits. Nowadays you can even see tar bubbling up around the park in unexpected places and some days you can watch archaeologists and scientists extract and clean fossils.
Interact with the outdoor exhibits, like the ones below!
Visit Levitated Mass, which I just call The Rock. It’s a giant boulder suspended over a concrete ramp that visitors can walk under or pose with. Read and learn more about the boulder.
Craft. Sunday Family Art Days. Volunteer artists teach neat cultural crafts related to the museum art collection. They have crafts for toddlers and older kids.
Paint. The Boone Kids Gallery in the museum has a free Water Color Studio. This is a quiet room where the museum staff provides water colors, brushes and paper and some “inspirational piece of the day”. You and your friends can paint away. It is super relaxing!
Listen to music. Most of the year there are free jazz concerts on Friday nights, Latin music on Saturday and classical on Sunday. For the Friday concerts, we picnic on the lawn with friends. Sometimes it gets very busy so plan ahead!
And, so much more! Climbing trees and rolling down the grassy hillside in the park are always fun activities.
If you actually go into the museum itself you’ll find some amazing artwork and kids can apply on the spot to get a free NexGen pass which gets them and an adult in for free. Or, you can visit the second Tuesday of every month and on Federal holidays for free. Make sure you check the museum calendar before you visit at www.Lacma.com (the museum is always closed Wednesdays). Do you have a favorite museum in your city? We’d love to hear about it. And, don’t forget to follow us on facebook for fun giveaways, sneak peeks and exclusive content.
Special thanks to our cousin Victoria at Victoria Flower Photography for taking the photos on this field trip!