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    September 29 is Free Museum Day, so you can get free admission to participating museums throughout the country. Click through to find a museum near you, and to see if they have any special requirements. Unfortunately for locals, Skirball Center is no longer a participating venue, but when they were, you had to make advance reservations to get into the Noah’s Ark exhibit (which was also free that day).

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    1. Skirball is not on the list probably because of Carmagedden II – “….Another 10-mile full closure of the San Diego (405) Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass — already being billed as “Carmageddon II” — will take place the weekend of Sept. 29-30 so crews can demolish the other half of the Mulholland bridge over the freeway, transportation officials announced Thursday.” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/19/carmageddon-2012-announce_n_1687497.html)

      • Chief Family Officer says:

        Angie, you’re so right – I forgot all about Carmageddon II! I wouldn’t be surprised if Skirball just closes during Carmageddon – I would!