Family Activities

There’s always something fun for families at the Autry! In the Imagination Gallery, experience movie magic as you saddle up and ride through the West, just like movie actors do. Pose for photos on a pretend horse, explore the museum through themed scavenger hunts, and check out our hands-on sound effects station. On weekend afternoons, try your hand at panning for gold.

Each monthly Autry Explorers Family Program features dynamic guest artists and presenters, plus hands-on museum fun for all ages. Stop by The Ausman Family Visitor Services Desk to pick up your Autry Explorers Passport to journey through the West! Collect two or more activity stamps to win a prize.

Museum admission is free for children under 3 and $4 for children ages 3–12.

  • Pan for Gold!

    Pan for Gold!

    Saturday and Sundays, 11:00 a.m–3:00 p.m.
    Every Second Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 a.m.–Noon
    Expanded Summer Hours! Tuesdays–Sundays, June 13–July 28, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    Learn how to pan for gold, just like how the 49ers did during the California gold rush!

  • Guided Tours

    Guided Tours

    Select weekends, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

    Explore our exhibitions with lively guides who provide deeper insight and context to what’s on display.

  • Bank of America Cardholder Free Weekend

    First full weekend of each month,
    10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Anyone with a Bank of America card will have free admission the first weekend of each month.

  • Free Tuesday!

    Free Tuesday!

    Every second Tuesday of the month

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

  • Western Music Association Showcase

    Western Music Association Showcase

    Third Sunday of Every Month, Noon–3:00 p.m.

    Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the West and the American cowboy!

  • Autry Explorers: Wish You Were Here

    Autry Explorers: A Winter’s Day on the Autry Rancho

    Sunday, February 26, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    The historic ranchos offer a romanticized vision of California history. Through interactive immersion, Autry Explorers will walk through a winter’s day on our “Autry Rancho” and find their fit on our farm.

  • Let's Play! Drop-in Family Fun

    June 20–July 28, 2017, Tuesdays–Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.