The Autry National Center Museum and Cafe: Family Fun Right in Los Feliz

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The Autry’s Mt. Washington Campus is located on 234 Museum Drive and is open to the public every Saturday 10-4 with free admission. They currently have an exhibition that features ceramics and archeological artifacts. Also, there is a special installation of “How the West was Worn by…Michael Jackson.” While you are there also make sure that you check out the ethno-botanical garden that features native California plants. 

This summer is full of family activities. The third Sunday of every month from noon to 3, there is a Western Music Association Monthly Jam. Make sure to visit the Autry farmers’ market on Saturdays from 8-1. On Sunday June 2nd from 2-4, come and be a part of American Indian Culture Family Day. On June 21, come for the Summer Solstice Celebration from 6-8.  

On Saturday June 15th there are two Store events happening: the Navajo Rug Auction 11-3 and an Artist Talk with Virgil Ortiz at 2. Free admission for everyone for both.   

This will be the 12th year for the Rug Auction. More than 100 contemporary and antique weavings will be auctioned valuing from 100 to 10000 dollars.  There is a members-only preview from 10-11am.   

For the Virgil Ortiz talk space in limited and so reservations are recommended. Call 323.667.2000 ext 228 to insure yourself a spot.  Virgil Ortiz grew up in New Mexico. His family is Cochiti Pueblo potters where telling stories, collecting clay, gathering wild plants and producing pottery were a part of everyday life. Ortiz will be celebrating his L.A. launch of his fashion line of fine leather garments, select handbags, and scarves at the Autry Store. He will be sharing information about his inspirations. 

The Autry Café offers soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, baked goods, hot entrees, beverages….all food prepared in-house. Sure to satisfy the whole family and museum admission is not required to visit the café.  

The Autry store has unique gifts for that hard to buy for family member or friend along with great items to help you remember your trip. They have books, music and fine art as well as a large selection of Native American jewelry, pottery, baskets and a wide range of western memorabilia from local artisans’. You can shop the Autry anywhere in the world by going to their online store: .  

The Autry National Center Museum and store hours are Tuesdays-Fridays 10-4 and Saturday and Sunday 11-5 and parking is free. 

Adults: $10 

Students and Seniors: $6 

Children: $4  

Children under 3: Free

Autry Members always get in free.  

Members pay $55 individual, $75 family per year. It is 100% tax deductible and they receive unlimited free museum admission, free admission to programs and events, and a 10% discount in museum store and café and more. 

They are closed Mondays, except for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day. They are also closed on Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 

Free admission is offered on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day. You can also get in free if you are in the military, are a veteran, a peace officer or a park ranger. 

Frugal friends! It is FREE to the public on the second Tuesday of every month.   

They accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. 

This is a great place to stop off at while you are touring around Griffith Park.

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(Of course, the Autry Center may change their information, so check out the website to confirm this information: