Weekday Event Picks for LA Kids: Free Museums, Doughnuts, and LEGO, June 1-5

6/1/15 - By Jacqueline Stansbury

When a new month starts, chances are lots of things will be free. First Tuesdays, in particular, offer many gratis admissions. There is nothing wrong with paying for the activities we enjoy with our children; sometimes you have to, and sometimes it is truly worth it. Sometimes, though, if you plan well, it is possible to pay for nothing.

The library is almost always free and often has something fun scheduled, like the Pajama Storytime in Silver Lake on Monday. The first week of the month also brings no-cost LEGO fun and free admission to some of our fabulous museums, like The Huntington. Finally, and this only happens a few times a year: on Friday Krispy Kreme is giving away doughnuts. Believe it or not, this is a national and significant holiday. May the culture surpass the calories.


1. Pajama Story Time: Tail Waggin' Tutors – Monday
At the library in Silver Lake, kids can practice their reading skills with an appreciative, non-judgmental audience: puppies.
See all Monday events.

2. First Tuesday – Tuesday
The Page Museum, Natural History Museum, and Kidspace in Pasadena are all free today. Meanwhile, participating LEGO stores are giving away mini models.
See all Tuesday events.

3. First Free Wednesdays – Wednesday
Operated by Heal the Bay and recently updated, The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is free on the first Wednesday of the month.
See all Wednesday events.

4. Free Day at the Huntington – Thursday
Today, Blue Boy and Pinky are cheap dates. While admission is free, you do have to reserve tickets in advance. If art isn’t for the kiddies, the gardens surely will be.
See all Thursday events.

5. National Doughnut Day – Friday
Krispy Kreme is giving them away, and you don’t even have to dress like a pirate.
See all Friday events.

There are always plenty more activities on our daily events calendar and in our monthly GoList. And if you don’t receive our newsletters full of suggestions for family fun, you really should subscribe…it’s free!