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.
Upcoming Free Day
Happy Birthday Pasadena: Chalk Up Another Year!
Sunday, June 11, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Presented by Pasadena Museum of History & the City of Pasadena
Free Amusements for the Young & Young-at-Heart
Everyone is invited to join the free community festivities as PMH and the City of Pasadena present Happy Birthday Pasadena. Dignitaries will cut the City’s official birthday cake and all are invited to enjoy a slice! Explore the exhibitions. Enjoy free entertainment and chalk art and railroad inspired craft workshops. Schedule of Events listed below.
Schedule for the Day:
1:00 – 4:00: View two colorful exhibitions: Art of Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry & Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival
1:00 – 4:00: Visit the Finnish Folk Art Museum & Interactive Stations featuring art, education, music, and history
1:00 – 4:00: Railroad Themed & Chalk Art Workshops
Be Amazed & Delighted!
1:30 – 3:30: Music performances • Face Painting • Balloon Artists • Magicians
Sing Happy Birthday!
2:00: Official Cake Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Tornek and VIPs
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth!
2:30 – 4:00: Birthday Cake for everyone
Images, top to bottom: Event partner Pasadena Jaycees handing out free popcorn, HBP 2016. Photo by Marlyn Woo/Joanne Wilborn; Young visitor drawing with chalk, 2017; History Pod, HBP 2015.