It’s Fun, Free and Only One Day a Year!

Join us for the 26th anniversary of Museums of the Arroyo Day on Sunday, May 17, 2015, where six museums located in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors — free of charge — from noon to 5 p.m. Each year, thousands of Angelinos have experienced the diverse mix of art, architecture and history of the […]

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Just Added: Performance by the 3/3rds at Pasadena Museum of History

On MOTA Day, the Pasadena Museum of History is proud to present a California original band, the 3/3rds!  This group combines the underdog instruments of the orchestra – bass, oboe, viola – with acoustic and just-intoned national guitar. Add some close three-part harmonies and the result is a jangly, sometimes exuberant, sometimes desolate sonic landscape of […]

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Where to Park on MOTA Day

With our free shuttle service — with stops at all MOTA museums except the Pasadena Museum of History — your MOTA Day experience can be a breeze! Park once and leave the driving to us! Note: this year, parking will not be available at the Avery parking lot near the Pasadena Museum of History.  Parking […]


Shuttling, Biking and Walking MOTA!

Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day offers a painless car-free way to enjoy six museums in Pasadena and Los Angeles. Park your car once and take our free shuttles to the museum of your choice. We also invite bicyclists to peddle their way across MOTA-land! And finally, if you want to get a bit of […]