Museums Free-For-All

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Saturday January 25

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9:00 AM  –  5:00 PM


Join us for complimentary admission to Descanso Gardens  as part of the annual Museums Free-For-All event, a joint effort of Southern California Museums to encourage museum visitation.

*Discount applied at checkout. 


Descanso Gardens Members

Descanso Gardens members do NOT need to make advance reservations for the Free-For-All. If you would like to purchase an annual membership to the Gardens, click here. Memberships are not refundable.


Know Before You Go

  • Parking is free in our lot, but if all spaces are full you may be directed to park on the street. Descanso Gardens is located in a residential neighborhood. Please be a courteous driver and be respectful of our neighbors!

  • We are a botanical garden and a museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Please treat our grounds with the same respect you would show at any other museum.

  • There is no smoking allowed anywhere on our property, including e-cigarettes.

  • Animals (except for service animals as defined by the ADA) are not allowed in the Gardens. Please leave your fur-kids at home!

  • Sports equipment, bikes, balls, etc. are not allowed in the Gardens. 

  • Picnics are not allowed in the Gardens. We have a picnic area located outside the Gardens near the parking lot where you may enjoy food and drink from home. Food and beverages are available for purchase in the courtyard.

  • Wheelchairs are available at our Visitor Center on a first-come, first served basis.


 Last admission for the day is at 4:30 pm. The Gardens close promptly at 5:00pm.

Please read through our etiquette guide to get the most from your visit to the Gardens. For additional information on visiting the Gardens, including driving directions, click here.