NAISA Conference May 17–19, 2018
InterContinental Hotel | 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017

Museum and Research Center Days

May 16 & May 20, 2018

NAISA 2018 presents two exciting days of museum and research center visits at local Los Angeles arts, culture, and research institutions.  Visiting our highlighted community partners is FREE with proof of your NAISA 2018 conference registration.  Customized NAISA tours and open archive hours from our highlighted community partners will be announced shortly.  Be sure to check out the other free museums and research centers listed below to take advantage of the diverse arts and cultural programming the Los Angeles area has to offer!


Highlighted Community Partners

Autry Museum of the American West

www.theautry.org
FREE with proof of NAISA 2018 registration
Hours: Wednesday 10am-4pm & Sunday 10am-5pm
Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Getting there:  Northbound: Take the Metro Local Line 96 to the Autry stop. Southbound: Take the Metro Local Line 96 to the L.A. Zoo stop.  If you’re driving, parking is free at 4700 Western Heritage Way, directly in front of the Autry. Overflow parking is available across from the Autry in the L.A. Zoo lot for $8-10.


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

www.nhm.org
FREE with proof of NAISA 2018 registration
Hours: Wednesday & Sunday 930am-5pm
Address: 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Getting there:  Westbound: Take the Metro Red Line to the 7th / Metro Station. Take the Expo Line towards Santa Monica and exit at either the Expo Park/USC or Expo/Vermont station. Eastbound: Take the Metro Expo Line towards Los Angeles/ 7th and exit at either Expo/Vermont or Expo Park/USC station. If you’re driving, parking is available for $12 in the Natural History Museum’s Car Park on Exposition Blvd. and Bill Robertson Lane. Overflow parking is available at the Expo Park Parking Structure also for $12. From this lot just follow the signage and the directions of our friendly Guest Relations staff members for your short walk to the Museum. Entrances for the Expo Park Parking Structure are off of Martin Luther King Blvd or Figueroa Blvd and 39th.


The Getty Museum and Research Institute

www.getty.edu
FREE with proof of NAISA 2018 registration
Hours: Wednesday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Address: N Sepulveda Blvd & Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Getting there:  Metro bus lines 734 and 234 stop at the Getty Center entrance, located at the intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard. Metro Rapid Line 734 runs Monday–Friday, and Metro Local 234 runs weekends, holidays, early and late weekday hours. Passengers can connect to the Metro Expo Rail Line at the Expo/Sepulveda Station.  If you’re driving, parking is available for $15, reduced to $10 after 3pm.


The Fowler Museum at UCLA

www.fowler.ucla.edu
FREE with proof of NAISA 2018 registration
Hours: Wednesday 12pm-8pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm
Address: 308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024 
Getting there:  Westbound: Take Metro Rapid Line 720 to Wilshire / Westwood stop.  If you’re driving, parking is available at UCLA Lot 4 from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood Plaza, where automated pay stations accept $1 and $5 bills and credit cards. Campus parking is maximum $12.

Los Angeles Museums and Research Centers

The Broad

www.thebroad.org
General admission is free and available through the online ticketing portal via The Broad’s website, or the onsite standby line, where admission is first-come, first-served and based on availability. Check out @TheBroadStandby Twitter feed for up-to-date wait times.
Hours: Wednesday 11am-5pm & Sunday 10am-6pm
Address: 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Getting there:  The closest Metro station is the Civic Center / Grand Park Station (Purple or Red Line) located at First and Hill Streets. The museum is just a 0.4 mile walk from the station. If you’re driving, parking is available in the garage underneath the museum, entrance on 2nd Street between Hope Street and Grand Avenue. Parking for museum visitors with validation from The Broad is $15 for three hours on weekdays (after three hours, an additional $5 each 15 minutes, maximum of $25) and $15 weeknights after 5 p.m. and all day weekends.


Griffith Observatory

www.griffithobservatory.org
General admission is free.
Hours: Wednesday 12pm-10pm & Sunday 10am-10pm
Address: 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Getting there:  The DASH Observatory public bus goes directly to the Observatory and is available from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station. If you’re driving, parking is available near the Observatory and on Western Canyon Road for $4/hour.

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