In these tempestuous times, leaving the house can cost a big chunk of change. Here in Los Angeles, things can get rough when it comes to having fun. Of course, going on a walk or to the beach can be free, but on the other hand, who doesn't want more options?
The following list of free activities is just enough to improve the quality of your free time! Enjoy!
Walt Disney® Concert Hall
On a busy downtown street corner, the Walt Disney® Concert Hall's twisted-metal landmark building bursts from the Los Angeles cityscape. They offer free hour-long tours: guided tours on weekdays, and free self-guided audio tours narrated by John Lithgow. The audio tour covers a wealth of topics, including the Disney family, and especially Lillian Disney's involvement on the project. Here you can find out how to get there.
California Science Center
Located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, The California Science Center is a world-class educational resource with hands-on, interactive exhibits and model education and outreach programs. It is ranked among the top 10 most visited museums in North America. The Center is free for everyone and you can make reservations here.
Los Angeles Central Library
The Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library is the third largest central library in the nation. Its subject departments contain more than 2.6 million books, magazines, historic photos and many other things. They also have a full calendar of family programming, including literary events, music, staged readings, and theatrical performances. If you want to support them you can make a book donation here.
Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park
Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is the best vantage point for observing the world-famous Hollywood Sign. Check out their website here and find out how to get there.
The Broad Museum
The Broad is a contemporary art museum in Los Angeles offering free general admission and an active program of rotating exhibitions. The museum is named for philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, who financed the $140 million building which houses the Broad art collections. They offer free general admission to its permanent collection galleries. Get your tickets here.
What is your opinion on these free activities that Los Angeles offers?