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.

Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day

Sunday, May 20, Noon to 5:00 pm

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Delve into the worlds of science fiction in PMH’s multifaceted new exhibition, Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California. The exhibit explores how the literary genre interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society during five pivotal decades, the 1930s to the 1980s. Visitors will enjoy a fantastic array of vintage costumes and movie props, fantasy art and illustrations, original manuscripts, robotic toys, and fan gear.

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The fun continues throughout the museum campus, where you can:

  • Craft your own vehicle for inter-galactic exploration in Art 2 Go’s Rocket & Spaceship workshop
  • Join forces with the costumed Star Wars Rebel Legion and 501st Legion for photo ops and more
  • Time travel to Edwardian-era Pasadena and 19th century Finland via mini-tours inside historic Fenyes Mansion and visits to the Finnish Folk Art Museum
  • Enjoy a refreshing treat with a purchase from the Kona Ice Truck

For details about the other participating museums, please visit