Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach – More than 12,000 ocean animals, plus educational classes/programs, whale watching, family sleepovers, Shark Lagoon Nights, birthday parties, camps and more. Read More

Autry Museum of the American West

Los Angeles – 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. Read More

Billy Beez

Anaheim – Slides, sports courts, tunnels, swings, party rooms, ball blasters arena, plus a toddler-only area. Read More

Birch Aquarium

La Jolla – Visit more than 5,000 fish in 60+ habitats. Get hands-on in their living tide-pool exhibit. Watch a shark feeding or catch a show and witness divers descent into two-story Giant Kelp Forests. Read More

Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Huntington Beach – Five miles of trails to explore, plus interpretive center, free tours, education programs and summer camps. Read More

Boomers In Irvine

Irvine – Miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, rides, batting cages, laser tag, rock wall, and King Arthur’s carnival. Read More


Orange – Party rentals and open bounce time, plus parents’ night out, camps and special events. Read More


Tustin – Open-play facility filled with bubble stations set up for interactive play. Read More

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

San Pedro – 35 saltwater tanks and touch tanks, plus discovery labs and an Aquatic Nursery. Tours, classes, camps, youth docents, family programs, events, tide pool walks and grunion runs. Read More

California African American Museum

Los Angeles – Highlighting art, history, and culture of African Americans. Special events for children/families throughout the year. Exhibitions, programs, and events are always free. Read More

California Science Center

Los Angeles – Explore science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and innovative programs. Free admission to all permanent exhibits (excluding IMAX and special exhibits). Read More

Camelot Golfland

Anaheim – Miniature golf, bumper boats, laser tag, arcade, bumper cars, raceway, and a restaurant. Read More

Camp Pendleton Playland

Oceanside – By reservation only, Playland includes nine different bounce houses, 15-foot slide, Coconut Tree Climb, zipline, outdoor laser tag, video games trailer, and Nerf wars arena. Read More

Cayton Children’s Museum

Santa Monica – Space for children and parents to explore play designed to help children develop values such as teamwork, reflection and introspection, and uncovering new strengths. Read More

Centennial Farm

Costa Mesa – View pigs, chickens, oxen, goats and more. Visit on Discovery Days where children pet a chick, plant and take home a radish, see a cow milking demonstration and more. Read More

Children’s Museum at La Habra

La Habra – Play in the STEAM Lab; learn about trains; ride a carousel; learn about conservation; and dress up in costume and perform on a stage. Plus special events and exhibits. Read More

Chuck E. Cheese

Various Locations – Bowling, hockey and foosball, console games, racing simulators, high-tech video and touchscreen games, and games with prizes, plus pizza! Read More