Take in 71,000 square feet of interactive and hands-on exhibits. Whether you want to take a simulated helicopter tour or experience the planetary research station, there’s something for everyone to explore. Cutting-edge exhibits and thrilling events will educate and entertain everyone from kids of all ages to the kid in all of us. Don’t miss… View Article
Discovery Cube Orange County is filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits in themed areas including: Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Healthy Kitchen, Science of Hockey, and more. This spring is the return of OC’s most popular spring-break event, Bubblefest through April 12! Then join them for Rocket Launch and become a rocket… View Article
Through August 30: The exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates The Walt Disney Company on the 50th anniversary of its archives, with behind-the-scenes access never before granted to the public. The 10,000-square-feet traveling exhibit, which premiered at D23 Expo Japan in 2018, will offer several rare items only on… View Article
Dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art exhibits, the Museum of Latin American Art offers guided tours (which can be booked online) and special events for all generations. Free admission is offered every Sunday and also on the fourth Thursday of every month, 5-9 p.m.
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. Be sure to visit March 31 – April 8 for Kidstock; and May 25 – September 7 for their Dinosaur exhibit!
See a collection 130+ vintage, antique and muscle cars. Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt, and visit the kids area and 1950s themed ice cream parlor. Also, see life-sized Hot Wheels at their regularly scheduled Hot Wheels Garage events.
Located in Griffith Park, the Autry offers an array of exhibits and activities that 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.
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.
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). Be sure to visit the current exhibit, The Art of the Brick, through September 7.
Cayton Children’s Museum, formerly Zimmer Children’s Museum, is a space for children and parents to explore meaningful play designed to help children develop values such as serving the community, collaboration and teamwork, developing goals and ambition, reflection and introspection, and uncovering new strengths.
Play in the STEAM Lab; learn about trains in the Model Train Village; ride an authentic, hand-carved carousel; learn about environment conservation; and dress up in costume and perform on a stage. Plus, themed family programming on weekends, and special exhibits.
Hands-on exhibits include Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Discovery Market, Science of Hockey, and more. Special exhibits, field trips, birthdays, special events, sleepovers, and teacher workshops are also available.
Both the Getty Center and Getty Villa features art from all over the world including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Admission to the Getty campuses is always free.
Hammer kids programs offer hand-on art workshops and films for the whole family. Download a family or teen guide from their website for an interactive experience in the galleries.
Enjoy free admission to the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, and enjoy its collection of oils, watercolors, sketches and lithographs of urban and industrial scenes, coastal views, farms, ranches and landscapes of everyday life in the 20th century by California artists. Plus, visit California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives.
Homestead Museum is located in the heart of a former Mexican rancho and offers free guided, 45-minute tours of two historic houses, Wednesday – Sunday.
The International Surfing Museum houses collections of surfing memorabilia and culture including some of surfing history’s most significant artifacts such as Duke Kahanamoku’s surfboard and the Guinness World Record’s World’s Largest Surfboard. Plus, free Surfing Sunday concerts and other events.
Read a personal letter in George Washington’s own handwriting, study a priceless 18th century cabinet with secret compartments, examine a strange carnivorous plant that eats bugs, and explore acres of spectacular gardens. Plus, youth and family workshops, preschool series, weekend festivals, children’s garden, family days, drop-in activities and activity carts, and day camps.
See the largest working collection of antique printing machines in the world. Visitors can experience the history of the printed word and letterpress through working tours, demonstrations, theatre presentations and family-friendly events throughout the year.
The Japanese American National Museum features exhibits that highlight Japanese American culture and history. Their ongoing exhibit, Common Ground: The Heart of Community, chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers, through the World War II incarceration, to the present. Free admission on Thursday evenings, and third Thursdays.