I don’t know about you, but these days I’m especially fond of anything FREE. Granted, living in Orange County provides lots of FREE activities… beaches, regional parks & city parks, just to name a few. But did you know that you can visit several of our local museums for FREE? Yep, yep! This is definitely one of Orange County’s best-kept secrets.

7 days a week, 365 days a year (or at least on the days the museum are actually OPEN), the following museums offer FREE admission every day…

Balboa Island Museum
Irvine Museum
Newport Sports Museum

Thanks to Target & their Target Free program which provides FREE admission to select museums, we can all attend several of our favorite museums for FREE, every month…

The First Saturday of every month:
Children’s Museum at La Habra

The First Sunday of every month:
Bower’s Museum & Kidseum

The Second Sunday of every month:
Orange County Museum of Art

For those of you with a Bank of America check, ATM or credit card in your wallet, you can take advantage of their Museums on Us program, which grants FREE admission to over 70 museums nationwide. Locally, here in the OC, any card from Bank of America will give you FREE admission on…

The first weekend of every month:
Discovery Science Center (Saturdays only)
Muzeo

If you happen to be a resident of Santa Ana (proof of residency is required: driver’s license, utility, bill, etc.), then you can attend several of the cities local museums (& even a zoo) for FREE on certain days of the month:

The First Sunday of every month:
The Bowers Museum & Kidseum
Centennial Heritage Museum

The First Monday of every month:
Discovery Science Center

The Second Tuesday of every month:
Santa Ana Zoo

The Third Tuesday of every month:
Bowers Museum & Kidseum

xoxo, K