Museums

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.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

The 20,000-square-foot, hands-on learning center is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to all ages. It is also the national memorial for the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia’s seven crew members.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Now open in 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.

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Nature Gardens allow visitors to spot birds and butterflies and explore an edible garden. The Nature Lab features live animals, touchable specimens, citizen science projects and multi-media. Dino Lab allows visitors to watch the assemblage of real dinosaur fossils.

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). The city is comprised of a grocery store, farm, doctor’s office, art studio, amphitheater, beach, marina, construction site and many other exhibits. At Pretend City, children learn through role play based on real-world experiences as they dress up as a police officer, deliver the mail, create art, compose music or put out a fire.

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Museums that offer family-friendly exhibits and events.