Museum Day Live means free admission Saturday at dozens of Southern California museums (Read the full list here)

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The California Science Center is home to the space shuttle Endeavour exhibit. The exhibit celebrates Endeavour’s scientific achievements and its connection to California, where all the orbiters were built.

Museums across the country are offering free admission Saturday as part of Museum Day Live. The event happens every year in the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums — which are free every day.

More than two dozen museums are free Satuday in Southern California including the California Science Center, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, the Grammy Museum and the Petersen Automotive Museum.

All you have to do is register at Smithsonian Magazine's website to sign up for a free Museum Day ticket.

Here's a list of all of the Southern California museums that are participating:

  • Beall Center for Art + Technology
    Irvine
  • California Science Center
    Los Angeles
  • California Surf Museum
    Oceanside
  • Chinese American Museum
    Los Angeles
  • Craft and Folk Art Museum
    Los Angeles  
  • Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum
    Santa Ana  
  • ExplorOcean, Home of the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
    Newport Beach
  • FIDM Museum (ALWAYS FREE)
    Los Angeles  
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA
    Los Angeles
  • Heritage Museum of Orange County
    Santa Ana  
  • Japanese American National Museum
    Los Angeles
  • Laguna Art Museum
    Laguna Beach
  • Los Angeles Maritime Museum
    San Pedro  
  • Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (ALWAYS FREE)
    Los Angeles  
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
    Long Beach  
  • Pacific Asia Museum
    Pasadena  
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
    Pasadena
  • Pennypickle's Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum
    Temecula  
  • Petersen Automotive Museum
    Los Angeles  
  • S.C.R.A.P. Gallery
    Indio
  • Santa Ana Fire Museum
    Santa Ana
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art
    Santa Monica
  • Temecula Valley Museum
    Temecula
  • The Autry
    Los Angeles  
  • The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE
    Los Angeles  
  • Zimmer Children's Museum
    Los Angeles
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