In 2015 alone, 67,000 students passed through LACMA galleries on school tours.
Each year, LACMA’s “art trucks”—the Maya Mobile and Ancient World Mobile—travel to schools around greater Southern California, reaching more than 8,000 kids annually to engage them in making and learning about art.
LACMA is also committed to helping teachers bring art into Los Angeles classrooms through its very popular Evenings for Educators program.
Programs & Outreach
LACMA’s community outreach programs reach nearly 400,000 people annually. Free programs designed for families and children include Andell Family Sundays, East Asian brush painting in the Boone Children’s Gallery, and Story Time in the Chinese and Korean galleries.
Education staff and docents conduct more than 1,500 free gallery tours for the general public annually. LACMA also presents three free concert series every year—Jazz at LACMA, Latin Sounds, and Sundays Live.
General admission is free for all on the second Tuesday of every month, and free to L.A. County residents weekdays after 3 pm. Throughout the year, general admission is also free on select holiday Mondays.
The LACMA Fund helps to support free access to the museum in a variety of ways. For example, through the museum's digital initiatives, the public has access to more than 80,000 works of art including a vast array of public domain works of art for which we offer downloadable images with no restrictions on use. Likewise, the online Reading Room is home to a free collection of out-of-print museum publications.