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Museums

Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic at Bowers

Santa Ana – Through February 28, 2021:  The exhibition 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 loan to the Bowers. Read More

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Irvine – 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 experience. Read More

Automobile Driving Museum

El Segundo – 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. 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

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

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

Children’s Museum at La Habra

La Habra – As of October 2020, the museum is open and has very limited operating hours with required on-line reservations. Visit their newest exhibit, American Native: First Nations Tales. Read More

Getty Center and Getty Villa

Los Angeles – Both locations features art from all over the world including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Admission is free. Read More

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles – Hammer kids 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. Read More

Homestead Museum

City of Industry – Located in the heart of a former Mexican rancho and offers free guided, 45-minute tours of two historic houses. Read More

International Printing Museum

Carson – Experience history of the printed word and letterpress through working tours, demonstrations, theatre presentations and family-friendly events throughout the year. Read More

Kidspace Children’s Museum

Pasadena – Exhibits include water and mud features, digging for fossils, outdoor climbing and lots more. Classes, camps and special events offered. Read More

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach – Tour the current exhibitions and join them for drop-in art-making in the education space: LAM+LAB, a space for exploration and play for all ages. Read More

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles – Activities include story time, art workshops, and painting in the Boone Children’s Gallery, plus kids can join NexGenLA, a free membership for those who live in L.A. County. Read More

Museum of Illusions

Los Angeles – 3-D illusions and an Upside Down House exhibit featuring seven different interactive upside down rooms – be ready to walk on walls! Read More