Free admission to Catalina Island Museum for Island residents this Sunday

The Catalina Island Museum is located at 217 Metropole Ave. Courtesy photo

For the Islander

Four times each year, the Catalina Island Museum invites Catalina Island residents to visit its exhibition galleries, open-air plazas and digital theater free of charge. The next Islander Day is Sunday, June 24.

Islander Day offers free admission for the first 150 residents through the door allowing folks to visit the entire museum from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. To receive free admission to the museum every day, the museum encourages you to become a member. Museum membership starts at just $50. Plus, all children – 15 years and under – receive free admission every day with a paid adult admission.

“We encourage members of the community to celebrate and share Catalina’s rich history,” said Julie Perlin Lee, Executive Director of the Catalina Island Museum. “Our Islander Day program provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to regularly experience the museum. Our ultimate goal is to build lifelong museum habits within the community.”

All Islanders, museum members and guests visiting the museum this Sunday will have the opportunity to enjoy its digital theater, history galleries, a new Catalina Pottery exhibition, outdoor sculptures by Peter Shire and special exhibitions JAWS: The Art of Fear in Filmmaking and Houdini: Terror on the Magic Isle.

According to the museum, its staff will likely recognize many islander faces but please be prepared to show proof of residence upon arrival just in case. Acceptable forms of proof are: city issued resident card, driver’s license or ID reflecting your current street address, a copy of your Southern California Edison bill, a current Catalina Express resident commuter book, or a letter from your employer. To receive free admission, you must be an island resident. Non-residents will be charged the regular admission price.

The museum’s exhibitions change frequently so be sure to mark your calendars for the remaining 2018 Islander Days: Saturday, Sept. 22 (in conjunction with the National Museum Day celebration), and Sunday, Dec. 30.

Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except New Year’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building is located in the heart of Avalon at 217 Metropole Ave. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website:


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