Autry Museum of the American West
The Autry Museum is located in Griffith Park and offers an array of exhibits and activities the entire family can enjoy. Some of their special installations, exhibits, and family-friendly activities include:
Imagined West Studios
Visit the new kid-friendly movie studio space designed and built by artist Mac Maker. The Imagined West Studios encourages visitors to act out and film their own cinematic visions of the American West using creative props on a whimsically themed set. Designed with children ages 2-6 in mind but fun for the whole family.
Focusing on four key California stories—Salmon, Fire, Desert, and Plants—Human Nature reveals how traditional ecological knowledge can help current residents understand and care for the environment. Vividly illustrated with Native American objects and contemporary artworks, photography, soundscapes, and multimedia displays, the exhibition investigates the ways in which culture and ecology merge in the California landscape.
Following a months-long renovation, the Cowboy Gallery features new videos, infographics, and hands-on activity stations. Discover a full-size chuck wagon and explore the tools and tasks of the cowboy trade—all showcased alongside a 16-foot projection of stunning Western landscapes from Oklahoma to California.
Autry Detective Kits
Become a history detective! Available for checkout at the Visitor Services Desk, these kits send gumshoes ages 10 and up (and their adult companions) on a pursuit through the museum, using tools and clues to solve a case. Agents will receive a prize after solving the case.
Panning for Gold
Weekends, try your hand at panning for gold.
Every second Tuesday of the month, enjoy free admission to the Autry Museum. In addition, if you are a Bank of America cardholder, during the first full weekend of each month, show your Bank of America card for free general admission.
Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles