Drop-in Activities

  • Smithsonian Free Museum Day

    Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

    On Museum Day, hosted by Smithsonian magazine, visitors can enjoy free entry to the Autry when they present an official Museum Day ticket.

  • Garden Chat: Basketry Plants

    Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Join basket weaver Lorene Sisquoc (Cahuilla and Fort Sill Apache) as she talks about the range of California Native plants used in the creation of Native basketry.

  • Gallery Chat: My Favorite Artifact

    Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Meet Sarah Wilson, Education Curator, in our Journeys Gallery at the Pony Express installation as she discusses some of her favorite artifacts in the museum.

  • Gallery Chat: The Legacy of Mabel McKay

    Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

    On Sunday, September 30th—the final day of The Life and Work of Mabel McKay, the Autry’s first exhibition dedicated to a Native American woman—hear Mabel McKay’s remarkable story from the people who knew and loved her. 

  • Archaeology Days

    Saturdays, October 6 and 13, Noon–4:00 p.m.

    Participate in hands-on activities during California Archaeology Month! Located at the Autry's historic Southwest Museum campus.

  • Home Movie Day Los Angeles

    Sunday, October 21, 2018, Noon–4:00 p.m.

    Relive your memories at this year’s Home Movie Day Los Angeles, presented by the Center for Home Movies.

  • Garden Chat: Native Roots Soap Demonstration and Sale

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Meet Theresa Richau (Tongva) owner of Native Roots Soap, a company that makes soaps, balms, and other products from California Native plants.

  • Gallery Chat: Gene Autry and the Autry Museum

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    On Sunday, September 30th—the final day of The Life and Work of Mabel McKay, the Autry’s first exhibition dedicated to a Native American woman—hear Mabel McKay’s remarkable story from the people who knew and loved her.