Family Activities

There’s always something fun for families at the Autry! Experience movie magic as you saddle up and ride through the West. Create your own Western shows with props and costumes, pose for photos on a pretend horse, explore the museum through themed scavenger hunts, and wander through the outdoor garden. On weekends from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., try your hand at panning for gold. As your family enjoys these activities, please keep in mind that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
 
Changing stations: For your convenience, the restrooms in the museum lobby are equipped with diaper-changing stations. 
 
Strollers: The Autry has a limited number of strollers available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. (You will be asked to leave your photo ID with Visitor Services staff while stroller is being used.) All galleries are accessible to strollers. 
 
Food/Drink: In order to protect the objects in the Autry collections, food and beverages are not allowed inside the museum. Water bottles are permitted inside the galleries. Crossroads West Cafe is open during all museum hours and offers a kids’ menu. Food and drink are allowed on the museum Plaza and picnicking is encouraged on the Autry’s South Lawn.
 
Oversized bags: For the protection of objects in the collection, oversized bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the galleries. You may check oversized bags, backpacks, diaper bags, etc. at the Visitor Services desk.
  • Guided Tours

    Guided Tours

    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

    Journey through our popular exhibitions with lively guides who provide deeper insight and context to what's on view.

  • Art Club

    Lummis Days

    Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2019

    Discover the creativity of Northeast Los Angeles through this weekend of art, music, and poetry. This event is at the historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington campus.

  • Bank of America Cardholder Free Weekend

    Show your Bank of America card for free museum admission during the first full weekend of each month.

  • Great Big Family Play Day SoCal Moms

    SoCal Moms Great Big Family Play Day

    Sunday, June 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    The SoCal Moms festival returns to the Autry Lawn.

  • Free Tuesday!

    Every second Tuesday of the month

    Enjoy free admission to the Autry the second Tuesday of each month.

  • Drop-In Summer Family Fun

    Summer Drop-in Activities

    Tuesdays–Friday, June 18–August 2, 2019*, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    Explore the Autry this summer break through art-making, gallery activities, and gold panning!

  • Odd Night

    Odd Nights at the Autry

    Third Friday of the Month, March Through October, 2019, 6:00–10:00 p.m.

    Enjoy an evening al fresco at the Odd Market, opening its doors to shopping, live music, food, and crafts at more than 100 vendor booths. 

  • Sizzling Summer Nights

    Thursday Nights July 11–August 22

    Dance the night away with L.A.'s best salsa and Latin fusion bands.