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.

National Carousel Day - July 25, Noon to 5:00 pm

Free Gallery admission

Mexican, carousel figure by Daniel Hegereda, Hegereda Factory, circa 1950

This year (2019) marks the 148th anniversary of the modern carousel in the United States. National Carousel Day – Thursday, July 25th – commemorates the day in 1871 that William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa, was issued the first American patent for a carousel. In honor of the occasion, the Museum will offer free admission to to the exhibition Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins. Please join us!

Image: Mexican, carousel figure by Daniel Hegereda, Hegereda Factory, circa 1950