Museum Free Days

Free Days include Happy Birthday Pasadena (June), which celebrates Pasadena’s history and diverse community with fun for all ages. PMH also provides free admission and entertaining public programming for community collaborations such as Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day (May) and ArtNight Pasadena (March and October). In addition, one Family Free Day is held in conjunction with each exhibition.

MOTA (Museums of the Arroyo) Day

MOTA Day craft, photo courtesy of Helen Marish.
MOTA Day craft, photo courtesy of Helen Marish.

sunday, May 19, Noon to 4:00 pm

MOTA Day includes free shuttles, admission, and activities at PMH, the Autry's Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus, Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles Police Museum, and Lummis Home. Howdy Partners!

At PMH kids of all ages can view the exhibition, Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins, make their own cowpoke vest with Art 2 Go, and purchase a refreshing treat from Kona Ice Truck.


No reservations required. TICKETS: Free.


Happy Birthday Pasadena logoSAve the DAte - Yahoo!! Happy Birthday Pasadena!

Sunday, June 30, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Howdy, pardner! Dust off yer boots and pony on over to YAHOO!! Happy Birthday Pasadena! Our frontier town is celebratin’ 133 years of cityhood and we’re havin’ the Official Party fer the whole community. Come on by for a rip-roaring time at this shindig with a free exhibition, foot-stompin’ entertainment, and delicious birthday cake, plus crafts and special activities for the small fry.

Learn more about the day's activities on the Happy Birthday Pasadena page.