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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Autry Explorers: Wish You Were Here

    Autry Explorers: Crafting on the Autry Rancho

    Sunday, February 26, 2017, 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.

  • 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

    Autry Explorers: LEGO® Adventure

    Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    With countless LEGO® and found objects such as string, boxes, and tape, the Autry and the Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play team present a pop-up play space for imagination to run wild.

  • movie night

    Members' Movie Night: Rango (2011)

    Saturday, April 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

    Arrive early for refreshments, games, and an introduction by Josh Garrett-Davis, Gamble Assistant Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms.

  • Autry Explorers: Wild About Clay

    Autry Explorers: Wild About Clay

    Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    See like an artist, think like an animal, and make a ball of clay come to life!

  • Latin Jazz Sunday at the Autry

    Latin Jazz Sunday at the Autry

    Sunday, February 19, 2017, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

    Relax with an evening of playful music and rhythmic dancing featuring Cal State L.A.’s award-winning Afro Latin Ensemble.

  • 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.