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Best Places for Kids in LA

    Los Angeles Arboretum

    Daily Schedule

    San Gabriel Valley

    $4-9

    All Ages

    Their mission is to cultivate natural, horticultural and historic resources for learning, enjoyment ...

    Queen Mary

    Daily Schedule

    South Bay

    $20-40

    All Ages

    Get an up close and personal look at the Queen Mary with an exciting and informative guided tours. F...

    Southern California Children’s Museum

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Gabriel Valley

    $8

    3-5, 6-8

    Southern California Children’s Museum was founded by a small, hardworking group of parents who saw...

    Descanso Gardens

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Gabriel Valley

    $4-9

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Free the 3rd Tuesday of the month. An urban retreat located 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, De...

    La Brea Tar Pits

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    $7-15

    3-5, 6-8

    Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s mo...

    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    South Bay

    $1-5

    3-5, 6-8

    Since 1935, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has been exhibiting Southern California’s rich diversity and ...

    Star Eco Station

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    West LA

    $6-8

    3-5, 6-8

    The STAR Eco Station is an environmental science museum, an exotic wildlife rescue center, and a hav...

    Los Angeles Equestrian Center

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    $30

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    At the Los Angeles Equestrian Center you will find “Everything Equestrian.” Boarding, training, ...

    Knott’s Berry Farm

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Orange County

    $46+

    All Ages

    Knott’s Berry Farm is a world-renowned theme park built from the humblest of beginnings. What star...

    Natural History Museum

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    $7-15

    3-5, 6-8

    The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the...

    Neon Retro Arcade

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Gabriel Valley

    $10/hour

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Neon Retro Arcade is an old-school arcade with retro games from back in the day. Visit Neon to take ...

    Wildlife Learning Center

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Fernando Valley

    $10-12

    3-5, 6-8

    Wildlife Learning Center (WLC) is a zoological park nestled in an old olive grove in San Fernando Va...

    Aquarium of the Pacific

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    South Bay

    $17.95-$29.95

    3-5, 6-8

    The Aquarium of the Pacific is the fourth most-attended aquarium in the nation. It displays over 11,...

    Travel Town Museum

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8

    Travel Town Museum is a railway museum dedicated on December 14, 1952, and located in the northwest ...

    Automobile Driving Museum

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    South Bay

    $0-10

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The Automobile Driving Museum is one of Southern California’s premier destinations for car enthusi...

    Discovery Cube Los Angeles

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Fernando Valley

    $12.95

    3-5, 6-8

    Hands-on science education that delights, challenges, and encourages kids? The Discovery Science Fou...

    Fillmore & Western Railway Co.

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Santa Clarita Valley

    Varies

    3-5, 6-8

    In 1996, Short Line Enterprises became the film division of the Fillmore & Western Railway Compa...

    Royce’s Arcade Warehouse

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Fernando Valley

    $5

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Founded by Royce D’Orazio in 2013, Royce’s Arcade Warehouse has quickly grown to become the bigg...

    Underwood Family Farms

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Fernando Valley

    $5-8

    3-5, 6-8

    At Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, you and your family can enjoy the true farm experience. Come...

    Moonlight Rollerway

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    $8.75-11

    All Ages

    The building that houses Moonlight Rollerway was built in the 1940’s and was used to make airplane...

    Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    West LA

    $5

    3-5, 6-8

    At the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, you can see what Heal the Bay’s work is all about: Protecting t...

    Museum of Flying

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    West LA

    $6-10

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Originally established in 1974 as the Douglas Museum and Library, the Museum first opened in 1979 at...

    Skirball Cultural Center

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Fernando Valley

    $7-12

    6-8, 9-12

    The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the s...

    Huntington Gardens

    02/25/2019 - 02/25/2022

    San Gabriel Valley

    $13-29

    All Ages

    Kids and families learn from “the real thing” at The Huntington, be it a personal letter...

    Petersen Automotive Museum

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    $11-16

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    The Petersen Automotive Museum envisions a rapidly evolving, multi-dimensional society in which it t...

    626 Night Market

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Gabriel Valley

    $5

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    626 Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people come tog...

    Kidspace

    02/25/2019 - 02/25/2022

    San Gabriel Valley

    $13.75

    3-5, 6-8

    The mission of Kidspace Children’s Museum is to nurture the potential of all children through ...

    Arroyo Seco Mini Golf

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    San Gabriel Valley

    $6

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Hidden in the shady arroyo below the 110 Freeway in South Pasadena, Arroyo Seco Golf Course opened t...

    Battleship Iowa Museum

    03/03/2019 - 12/31/2021

    South Bay

    $9.95-17.95

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The USS Iowa Museum is a maritime museum located at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. The museum...

    California Science Center

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    The facility, which opened in February 1998, spans more than 400,000 sq. feet and includes four majo...

    Griffith Observatory

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibit...

    Discovery Cube Orange County

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Orange County

    $12.95-17.95

    3-5, 6-8

    Hands-on science education that delights, challenges, and encourages kids? The Discovery Science Fou...

    Pasadena Roving Archers

    03/04/2019 - 03/04/2022

    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Archery is a universal sport found throughout history and virtually in all cultures throughout the l...

    Japanese American National Museum

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    $6-12

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Free the third Thursday every month. The Japanese American National Museum is dedicated to sharing...

    El Capitan Theatre

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    Varies

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    El Capitan Theatre is a fully restored movie palace in Hollywood. n 1989, the Walt Disney Company jo...

    Los Angeles Zoo

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    $16-21

    All Ages

    Visit the L.A. Zoo to see your favorite animals, learn about wildlife conservation, and enjoy an ent...

    Autry Museum

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    $6-14

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Discover the art, history, and cultures of the American West! Located in beautiful Griffith Park, th...

    Universal Studios

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Central LA

    $99+

    All Ages

    Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood movie experience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainmen...

    Disneyland

    03/03/2019 - 03/03/2022

    Orange County

    $141+

    All Ages

    Disneyland Resort features two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. Opened ...