Okay Broncos, you can admit it, like most of us, you are looking for something to do this weekend. Here is a list of five museums that are pretty cool and won’t break your budget.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is definitely a hotspot in LA. With more than 100,000 works of art, LACMA is one of the largest art museums in the west, and it is about a 45 minute drive from Cal Poly Pomona (depending on traffic of course). You can spend hours in this museum! On Saturdays and Sundays, they are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it will cost you about $15 to get in. For more information, check out www.lacma.org/.
2.) The Broad
The Broad is the newest LA museum, and it is catching everyone’s attention. Located in the heart of downtown LA, The Broad is known for its unique and contemporary artwork. This museum carries more than 2,000 works of art, and you will for sure want to be posting this on your Snapchat story. On Friday and Saturday, The Broad is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. This museum is free, however, we do recommend you make FREE online reservations, so you won’t have to wait in a long, wretched line. If you want to find out more about The Broad, checkout their website for more info!
3.) The Getty Center
The Getty Center may be one of the most picturesque museums in all of the west coast. It has amazing architecture and a unique garden that you won’t see anywhere else. (Your Instagram pictures will turn out great—trust me.) After paying the $15 parking fee (or $10 if you come after 3 p.m.), an electric tram will take you up the hill, and one thing becomes obvious: this place is huge. One positive is that there is no entrance fee, but bring some extra pocket money to buy a snack or a magnet in the gift shop. To plan your day at The Getty, head to http://www.getty.edu/
4.) The Huntington Library
The Huntington Library may be one of the most enjoyable museums in LA county. Located in San Marino (about a 30-minute drive from campus), this museum has plenty of indoor and outdoor activities. Once you’ve paid your admission, you’ll be close to the main library, which holds 420,000 rare book and 7 million manuscripts. The museum also holds 650 pieces of art and 440 sculptures. Plan to spend some time outside to see the beautiful botanical gardens. In fact, The Huntington Library holds twelve gardens and 15,000 plant varieties—how crazy is that!? If you are trying to visit The Huntington Library this weekend, reservations are not necessary; however tickets are $25 on the weekends—but it’s worth it! Start planning your day at The Huntington Library today!
5.) The Griffith Observatory
The Griffith Observatory is probably one of the most common museums to go to, and for good reason. This museum is extremely iconic, and there are plenty of activities to do. For example, you can check out The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater, see a short film about the history and resurgence of the observatory, or check out the telescopes they have for the public. It’s a good idea to get there before the sunset because the views from The Griffith Observatory are unlike anything else! This museum is free, so head to www.griffithobservatory.org/ to start planning your trip!