On the fourth Friday of every month, the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena offers free admission to anyone who wants to stop by and check out what exhibits they have to offer.  Since I didn’t get a chance to check out this museum during Art Night, I decided the Free Friday event would be the perfect opportunity to do so.

I managed to find a parking spot at a meter right in front of the museum.  I was greeted at the front desk and they instructed me to start to the left and work my way around until I returned to the sign at the entrance.  As someone who is fascinated by all things Buddhist and Hindu, this is the perfect museum.  The statues and artifacts drew my attention instantly.  I took my time, reading all the information on each piece, learning the differences between each Buddha and the poses and hand signals.  I could easily spend hours just studying the statues.  Unfortunately, I almost forgot about my plan to visit the museum on Friday and I only had 40 minutes before closing to explore.

Even though I love all of the Buddhist artifacts, I can’t imagine spending the $9 admission price.  The monthly Free Fridays will provide me with ample opportunities to explore and learn from the Pacific Asia artifacts.  I did grab a brochure of upcoming events but I do have to be honest, I hanot looked at it yet.  Perhaps there are events that are worthy of the admission price.  But this cash strapped teacher is going to stick to the free museum days.