AdventurePlex in Manhattan Beach

Five-level play structure, sports court, reading corner, toddler town, and a rock wall and ropes course. Parents are also able to schedule a night out and drop off their kids for the evening.

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

Home of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program at Moorpark College. Visit the zoo for special animal shows and demonstrations twice a day. Plus, behind-the-scenes tours, other up-close opportunities and special events.

Angels Flight Railway

Built in 1901, the Angels Flight Railway is a historic one block ride up and down Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles.

Animal Tracks

Family weekdays and Safari Sundays allow visitors of all ages to get up-close and personal with the sanctuary’s most friendly animals.

Aquarium of the Pacific

More than 12,000 ocean animals, including penguins, sea otters and shark touch pools. Stop by the shrimp cart for a “marine manicure,” and let the lorikeets perch on your head to get a sip of nectar. Parent-and-me classes; Junior Biologist; Job Shadow opportunity for teens; whale watching; and family sleepovers also offered. Plus, educational programs, birthday parties, and camps.

Autry Museum of the American West

Located in Griffith Park, the Autry offers an array of exhibits activities the entire family can enjoy. Check out the the new kid-friendly movie studio, weekend gold panning or one of their other family-friendly exhibits. Free admission on the second Tuesday of the month, or if you are a Bank of America cardholder, the first full weekend of each month!

Balboa Park Miniature Railroad

The Balboa Park Miniature Train takes a three minute, half-mile trip through four acres of Balboa Park. The train is a model G16 – now a rare antique with as few as fifty currently remaining.

Big Air Trampoline Park

Eight different trampoline courts, plus Cosmic Nights and Toddler Time.

Billy Beez

Slides, sports courts, tunnels, swings, party rooms, a ballistics arena, and a honeycomb village with kid-size versions of a school, bank and grocery store.

Birch Aquarium

Visit more than 5,000 fish in 60+ habitats. Get hands-on with sea stars, hermit crabs, sea cucumbers and more in their living tide pool exhibit. Watch a shark feeding or catch a show and witness divers descent into two-story Giant Kelp Forests while answering guest questions and feeding the animals.

Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Five miles of trails to explore, plus interpretive center, free tours, education programs and summer camps.

Boomers in Fountain Valley

This center offers miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, rock wall, kiddie rides, batting cages, and game room with dancing and arcade games.

Boomers In Irvine

This center offers miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, rides, batting cages, laser tag, rock wall, and King Arthur’s carnival.


Party rentals and open bounce time, plus parents’ night out, kids camps and special events.


This open play facility is filled with bubble stations set up for interactive play. Classes, story time and camps too.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Thirty-five saltwater tanks and touch tanks, plus discovery labs and an Aquatic Nursery with baby sea animals. Ongoing science programs include tours, workshops and classes, camps, youth docents, family programs, annual events, tide pool walks and grunion runs.

California African American Museum

The California African American Museum highlights art, history, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on under-represented artists. Special events for children and family programs are offered throughout the year. Exhibitions, programs, and events are always free and open to the public.

California Science Center

Explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. The museum offers free general admission to all permanent exhibits (excluding IMAX and special exhibits).