Museums of the Arroyo day. Six museums all free. It's culturally gratuitous!!

"! ! i wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! !"
"! ! i wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! !"
Public group

Heritage Square Museum

3800 homer street · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Well . . . it can be any of the six as the starting point.

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Moved to 2022 as most museums still closed as of May 2021

Congratulation on looking ahead on the calendar and fining the "secret" events that are not yet announced.

This event is posted but not "announced." The official date has not been set. This is an expected date. Event revised when the city decides.

In some cases this is ready to announce. And it will be announced about one(1) month before the event date with finalized details.

It is still in progress of being "written up." And in others it is in need of something like an Event Host.

You are encouraged to RSVP now and you will get sure to get updates.
If you would like to host this event as the primary or as an additional Event Host . . . please message Mac and say you would like to Host.

Once a year six museums in the Arroyo Seco area participate in Museums of the Arroyo Day, opening free of charge from noon to 5 p.m. (last museum entrance at 4 p.m.)

This year, MOTA Day is Sunday, May 20. The six museums are:

*The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus
*The Gamble House
*Heritage Square Museum
*The Los Angeles Police Museum
*The Lummis Home and Garden
*The Pasadena Museum of History.

A free shuttle will be available to move you around. See the official website for details.

All six museums will have their usual historical displays and galleries open, and special MOTA Day activities

Since you only have a few hours of free access to these six locations, and free events like this tend to attract a crowd arrive early

It is NOT possible to see all six. Pick three museums and explore at a leisurely pace.

Normally I have a curated plan. That plan would be the three places I felt were best and the others sucked. In this case . . . . All six are standout. Yeah . . . I know you read the Police Museum and thought to pass on that.

But yes . . .along with the other things they have there, . . .

You get to snap take own free police booking photos or stand in a criminal lineup in the Interrogation Room. I totally need to update mine. I think the last one I have a different haircut. This is so much more convenient and does not involve a taser.

So since all the places are good. RSVP and then POST in the comments what museum you want to START at (and the time expected). If I see a trend I will use that as starting point.

The Gamble House and Pasadena Museum of History are located off the Ventura 134 freeway at Walnut Avenue.

The Los Angeles Police Museum is located south of the 134 freeway on York

The other three Los Angeles museums are located north of
downtown Los Angeles off the 110 freeway at the Avenue 43 exit.

Lummis Home is within walking distance across the Arroyo to Heritage Square.

The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus is slightly further by foot from Lummis Home.

Gold Line Connections
Both Heritage Square and the Southwest are stops on the Gold
Line. Consider taking Metro to MOTA Day.

Parking . . .
Parking is available on surface streets around each museum; there
is limited parking at the Southwest and the Los Angeles Police Museum’s
parking lots. There is no parking on Homer Street near Heritage Square.

Ample parking can be found at the Heritage Square Gold Line parking lot; park there and enter Heritage Square from the south gate.

Shuttles will stop at all museums except Heritage Square; visitors must take a short walk from Lummis Home to get to Heritage Square.

Shuttles will run in two routes:
Gamble House/Police Museum route
Police Museum/Lummis-Southwest route.