About a year ago my girlfriend and I decided to do a monthly museum day that we named Museum Thursday. The premise was that Los Angeles and its environs has many interesting museums that we Angelenos never take the time to visit unless we have out of town guests that we want to entertain. These museum visits were scheduled to be the first Thursday of every month. When we first started it was Museum Wednesday but we found that there were a lot of museums that were for some reason closed on Wednesdays so that is why we changed the day.
It has become an event in our lives we really look forward to. Both of us will peruse the museum openings in the Calendar section of the LA Times and see what interests us and suggest a visit. We usually meet up with each other at the museum and have lunch there if a dining option is available or we will meet somewhere close by and visit the museum after lunch. We both have felt a little guilty when we tell our husbands that we are leaving for Museum Thursday and they look like they would really like to go. But we have made it our day and resisted inviting them to come along.
Some of our favorite museum visits have been at the Natural History Museum, The Egg and the Eye, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, The Huntington Library in Pasadena, Hammer Museum in Westwood and the Getty Villa in Malibu.
Scheduling a regular museum day is a great way to learn about your city, stay connected with your friends and feed your soul with great art and interesting history.