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.

  • 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!

  • Guided Tours

    Guided Tours

    Saturdays and Sundays, 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.

  • Lummis Day

    Lummis Days

    Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Discover the creativity of Northeast Los Angeles through this weekend of art, music, and poetry.

  • Bank of America Cardholder Free Weekend

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

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

  • Family Fun Tours: Lights, Camera, Cowboy!

    Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

    Members and their young wranglers are invited to compare the mythical image of the cowboy as a heroic movie character with the reality of everyday cowboy life.

  • 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!

  • 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. 

  • California Indian Basketweavers Gathering

    Friday–Sunday, June 23–25, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Experience the largest convening of traditional California Indian basketweavers in the state!

  • Members' Summer Picnic

    Saturday, July 22, 2017, 5:00–8:30 p.m.

    Celebrate the summer at the Autry with friends, music, and picnicking.