How to Get to MOTA Day
There are many ways to get to MOTA Day!
The MOTA museums are conveniently located off the 210 and 110 freeways in Pasadena and Los Angeles.
Heritage Square is located just north of downtown off of the Pasadena (110) at the Avenue 43 exit; Gamble House and Pasadena Museum of History are located off of the Ventura (134) freeway on either side of Orange Grove, north of Walnut Avenue. The other museums are located between these two points.
Parking is typically available in Pasadena at Avery Dennison on Walnut (near Pasadena Museum of History) and surrounding streets. In Highland Park, parking will be on Carlota Street (near Lummis Home and Garden) and at Heritage Square’s parking lots and surrounding streets.
RIDE YOUR BIKE
Cyclists are encouraged to make the MOTA Loop! In Pasadena, bike racks are available at the Pasadena Museum of History (it’s a short walk across the street to visit the Gamble House). Bikes can be parked and locked on the front gate of the Los Angeles Police Museum; likewise the front gate to Heritage Square is a typical place where cyclists can park their bikes (again, it’s a short walk to visit the Lummis House from here). From Pasadena Museum of History to Heritage Square: a mere 6.4 miles!
TAKE THE GOLD LINE
You can easily reach MOTA Day by taking the Gold Line and exiting the train at the Heritage Square stop — it’s then a short walk to the rear entrance of Heritage Square.
WALK THE MUSEUMS
Our two southern Highland Park museums — Heritage Square and Lummis Home — are within walking distance of each other. Our Highland Park walking map will be posted soon.
Likewise, our Pasadena museums — The Gamble House and Pasadena Museum of History — are virtually across the street from each other.
SHUTTLE SERVICE BETWEEN THE MUSEUMS
Due to budget cutbacks at the city level, Museums of the Arroyo Day will have limited shuttle service between Pasadena Museum of History and Los Angeles Police Historical Museum and between the Los Angeles Police Historical Museum and Heritage Square. Please plan accordingly.
Remember, MOTA Day is from noon to 5 p.m., with last entrance at all museums at 4 p.m. When making plans to visit, arrange your time appropriately.