Free Youth Membership: Arts for NexGen

Arts for NexGen LACMA is a free youth membership for anyone 17 years and younger. As NexGen members, teens can make the museum a regular part of their lives! With parent or guardian permission,  kids ages 13 and older are allowed to be at the museum by themselves. Bring your friends and come hang out at LACMA!

Teens under the age of 18 get free general admission, which includes special exhibitions. Their one adult guest receives free general admission. Enroll in person at the museum or by mail

More questions? Read the NexGen Fast Facts.

Arts for NexGen LACMA is supported by The Eisner Foundation, the Chapman Hanson Foundation, and The Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation. 

Teen Nights

Enjoy a night at the museum for teens only! After closing to the public for the day, LACMA opens up its galleries for you and your friends during teen night. Dance under the stars, explore the art in specially selected exhibits, and make your own art in workshops. This year, there will be one event for Middle School students only on Saturday, October 27. Make a reservation here.  


Teen Art Classes

Classes are designed just for teens and present a wide variety of ways to approach art. Students focus on a variety of techniques and develop their own personal style. Unless otherwise specified, the age requirement for teen classes is ages 13 through 17.

Illustration in Art: Ages 13–17 | $ | Starts September 16 

Teens ages 16+ may also participate in adult classes, unless otherwise specified the minimum age requirement.

Teen Library Workshops

Join us for free teen workshops, led by teaching artists from LACMA. Held at the following community venues and libraries: Los Angeles Public Libraries, Van Nuys; County of Los Angeles Public Library, Compton; and Lueders Park Community Center. 

Ask the Young Adult Librarian to confirm the dates and times of workshops or call 323-932-5812. 

Art Programs with the Community: LACMA On-Site is made possible through the Anna H. Bing Children's Art Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, the Goodwin Family Memorial Trust, The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing California, and the Louis and Harold Price Foundation.