4 Fun and Free Museums to Visit in Los Angeles

4 Fun and Free Museums to Visit in Los Angeles, Flickr: KimMany travelers head to Los Angeles with ideas of living large like the celebrities who call the city home. They want to experience that magic of the City of Angels without breaking the bank. However, realistic budgets quickly squash those dreams of living large in Los Angeles. While you might not be able to frequent the shops on Rodeo Drive and spend a small fortune, Los Angeles does offer several fun and free museums you can visit to fill up your time in town.

The Hollywood Bowl Museum: Located right on the grounds of the historic performance venue, travelers can explore the colorful and long history of the Hollywood Bowl at the Hollywood Bowl Museum. Open every night before concerts and during the day, admission is always free. The museum explores the many musicians, conductors, singers, dancers, actors and composers who have performed here since the early 1920s.

Travel Town Museum: Conceived under the idea of being a railroad petting zoo, the Travel Town Museum lends visitors the chance to see a number of historic locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses and trolleys. Located in Griffith Park, the museum places particular emphasis on the history of Southern California and its relationship with the railroad. The Travel Town Museum is particularly fun for kids to visit and parents will appreciate the free admission.

FIDM Museum and Galleries: The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum in Los Angeles offers the chance to peek in on historic fashion over the last 200 years. The free museum boasts a 15,000-piece collection with fragments of that collection available for viewing throughout its current and permanent exhibitions. Many of the works on display hail from theater and film from the late 19th century to present day. The overall goal of the FIDM Museum is to examine the roles of historic fashion and its relationship to society and of course Los Angeles.

The Paley Center For Media: For most travelers, sitting in their hotel room watching television would be a waste of a vacation. You would miss Los Angeles. However, if you need an excuse to feast on historic television and radio moments, the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles makes that possible. Located in Beverly Hills, the center is free to visit but they do suggest contributions. The goal of the space is to present the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and other new media platforms. The permanent collection holds more than 140,000 television and radio programs. You can park yourself in the Paley Center and watch from its collection. TV lovers won’t feel bad about being couch potatoes here.

 


Photo: Kim  

Post your Comments












Book with OneTravel

  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Cars
From:
To:
Click here for calendar
Time:
Click here for calendar
Time:
Adults:
Seniors: (65+)
Children:(2-11)
Infants on lap:
Infants on seat:
Class:
Save on Bookings with 3+ pax
or hotel stays of 3+ nights
this month withSM25

RecentPosts

  • A Dinner Table Mouthful! How to Say 'Bon Appétit' in 15 Languages Across EuropeComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Suzy Guese, last post 17 Nov 2014
  • The French phrase, “Bon appétit,” is often used as a substitute for the lack of an English phrase of the same meaning. While you might hear, “Enjoy your meal,” Bon appétit is one of the most common ways of greeting someone before they chow down. As most of the country gets ready to have a Thanksgiving feast, in case you have a few at your table who don’t speak English or French for that matter, it is useful to know how to wish someone a good meal in some of France’s neighbors. Here’s how to say essentially, “Good appetite,” in 15 European languages....read more

  • Switzerland Celebrates 150 Years of Winter TourismComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0

    1
  • By:Chris Osburn, last post 17 Nov 2014
  • Mention Switzerland and most people immediately dream of skiing in the snowed Alps. And that’s just as many folks from there would like you to think of their beautiful home. Indeed, there’s consensus among the Swiss that their country is the original destination for cold weather fun — and that this coming season marks the 150th anniversary of winter tourism....read more

  • The Next New York Obsession: MeowParlour Cat CaféComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Danielle Thillet, last post 15 Nov 2014
  • The Internet loves two things: coffee and cats. It just seems natural that these obsessions should combine. While cat cafés are not a new concept in many Asian countries, the phenomenon had not yet made permenant residence in the United States - until now. New York as always been a hub for ideas from different cultures to merge together, and next month, the Big Apple will have its very first cat café: MeowParlour....read more

  • Celebrate Claude Monet’s BirthdayComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Chris Osburn, last post 14 Nov 2014
  • Claude Monet was born November 14, 1840 in Paris and died December 5, 1926 about 75 kilometres from Paris in his home at Giverny, Normandy. During his prolific career as an artist, he painted hundreds of works of art with a passion to capture his impressions of the French countryside and beyond. With works by the beloved artist and founder of French Impressionism on view across the globe (literally there are numerous “Monets” in museums and galleries on every continent except Antarctica) what better way to celebrate the painters 174th birthday than enjoying the many gifts he left to art lovers?...read more

  • Art in DallasComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, last post 13 Nov 2014
  • One of the first things I do when I’m planning a visit to a new city is research the art scene. I was pleased to learn that Dallas has a vibrant and impressive arts community, and is home to several world-class institutions. Here are three places that art lovers should check out the next time they are in the Big D. All of these museums are all located within the Dallas Arts District....read more