Museums in Southern California featuring kid-friendly exhibits and programs. Most museums offer group tours for schools and scouts. Visit the “Calendar” for museum special events. Also see: “Attractions,” and “Trains.” for additional museums. For additional resources, see our current issue.

Bowers Kidseum

Kidseum is a high-tech and interactive children’s museum with a focus on its mission, “Igniting imagination through exploration,” stressing the excitement of art, archaeology and world cultures.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. It also serves as the national memorial for the Space Shuttle Columbia’s seven crew members, lost in 2003.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Take in 71,000 square feet of interactive fun. Whether you want to take a simulated helicopter tour or experience their own Santa Ana winds, there’s something for everyone to explore.

Discovery Cube Orange County

Discovery Cube Orange County is filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits in themed areas including: Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Eco Challenge, Science of Hockey, and more.

Flight Museums

A comprehensive list of flight museums in the area. Some offer flight simulations.

Historical Sites

Southern California historical locations offer museums, tours, crafts and family-friendly events.

Kidsguide CampGuide

Find the best camps for kids in Southern California. Click here.

More Museums

Museums that offer family-friendly exhibits and events.

Presidential Libraries

Explore The Nixon Library, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library and Lincoln Memorial Shrine.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Pretend City Children’s Museum is an interconnected city designed for children (infant-8), comprised of a grocery store, farm, doctor’s office, art studio, amphitheater, beach, marina, construction site and many other exhibits.