Free Admission Days at Museums in Ventura County and Adjacent Areas


The "Do Something" section of Conejo Valley Guide highlights over 250 things to do throughout Ventura County and surrounding areas, including over four dozen museums. Let's take a closer look at the museums on the list that offer free admission days. The information below of course is subject to change, so be sure to contact the museums first to confirm.

Historic Dudley House Museum in Ventura is open the 1st Sunday of the month most of the year and admission is free (donations encouraged).

Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park located at the Ventura Harbor is open year-round free of admission.

Admission is free year-round at the Reagan Ranch Center Exhibit Galleries in Santa Barbara on State Street in front of the Amtrak Station.

Ojai Valley Museum offers free admission the 1st Friday of each month.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum offers free admission year-round; donations are welcomed.

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum offers free admission the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula offers free admission on the 1st Sunday of the month.

The unique Woolworth Museum in Downtown Oxnard is free to enter year-round.

Channel Islands Maritime Museum offers free admission on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar offers free admission year-round to its showcase of vintage cars.

1956 Rolls Royce Phantom Saloon at Nethercutt Automotive Museum

1956 Rolls Royce Phantom Saloon at Nethercutt Automotive Museum

Admission to the Conejo Valley Art Museum is free year-round.

U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme offers year-round free admission.

Free Family Days at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on the third Sunday of January, February, March, April, September, October, November, and December. No free days in May, June, July and August.

Free admission at the Museum of Ventura County in Downtown Ventura the 1st Sunday of the month.

There is no admission charge at the Pleasant Valley Historical Museum and Botanical Garden in Camarillo.

For the largest collection of skateboards, scooters and related memorabilia perhaps anywhere, visit the Skateboard Museum at Skatelab in Simi Valley! Free admission!

Santa Paula Art Museum offers free admission on the 1ST Wednesday of the month.

The Santa Susana Depot and Museum in Simi Valley is open to the public on weekends, free of charge.

Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles offers free year-round admission.

Aviation Museum of Santa Paula is open the 1st Sunday of each month with no admission charge.

Kidspace Kids Museum in Pasadena offers Free Family Night from 4pm to 8pm the 1st Tuesday of each month, except September.

The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades is free of charge year-round.

Bank of America offers free admission to over 150 museums around the country the first full weekend of each month.

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There's an annual "Museums Free-For-All" day at various Los Angeles area museums. Visit for more information.