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Best Things to do with L.A. Kids

    Los Angeles Arboretum

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    San Gabriel Valley

    $4-9

    All Ages

    The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and histor...

    Queen Mary

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    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

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    San Gabriel Valley

    $8

    3-5, 6-8

    Southern California Children’s Museum features an indoor play area with interactive activities for...

    Descanso Gardens

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    San Gabriel Valley

    $4-$9

    All Ages

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

    La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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    Central LA

    $7-15

    3-5, 6-8

    Explore the world’s only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Inside the Page Museum is wher...

    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    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

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    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

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    Central LA

    $30

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

    At the Los Angeles Equestrian Center you will find “everything equestrian.” This includes boardi...

    Knott’s Berry Farm

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Central LA

    Free

    0-2, 3-5, 6-8

    An interactive transportation museum that caters to kids, Travel Town Museum is located in the north...

    Automobile Driving Museum

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    South Bay

    $0-10

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

    The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) is a destination for anyone who loves cars and the role they hav...

    Discovery Cube Los Angeles

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    San Fernando Valley

    $12.95

    3-5, 6-8

    Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube LA. Take the Ec...

    Fillmore & Western Railway Co.

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    Santa Clarita Valley

    Varies

    3-5, 6-8

    Visit Fillmore & Western Railroad to ride the movie trains! Offering weekend scenic trains, murd...

    Royce’s Arcade Warehouse

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    San Fernando Valley

    $5

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

    Royce’s Arcade Warehouse has quickly grown to become the biggest retro arcade experience in Los An...

    Underwood Family Farms

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    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

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    Central LA

    $8.75-11

    All Ages

    Moonlight Rollerway is housed in a historic building that has been featured in multiple television s...

    Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

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    West LA

    $5

    3-5, 6-8

    The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is a hidden gem located right on the pier! With over 100 local speci...

    Museum of Flying

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    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

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    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...

    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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    San Gabriel Valley

    $13-29

    All Ages

    A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art collection and stunning gardens....

    Petersen Automotive Museum

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    Central LA

    $11-16

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile an...

    626 Night Market

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    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 Children’s Museum

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    San Gabriel Valley

    $13.75

    3-5, 6-8

    One of Southern California’s premier family destinations, Kidspace Children’s Museum is ...

    Arroyo Seco Mini Golf

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    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

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    South Bay

    $9.95-17.95

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

    The Battleship IOWA Museum is a Top 10 regional attraction, consistently rated as a must-see experie...

    California Science Center

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    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Space Shuttle Endeavour is on display in the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilio...

    Griffith Observatory

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    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

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

    Discovery Cube Orange County

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    Orange County

    $12.95-17.95

    3-5, 6-8

    Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube OC (previously ...

    Pasadena Roving Archers

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    San Gabriel Valley

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The first-time class will set you on the path to becoming a skilled archer; it is open to everyone. ...

    Japanese American National Museum

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    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

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    Central LA

    Varies

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

    El Capitan Theatre is a fully restored movie palace in Hollywood. A must-see for any Disney fan or a...

    Los Angeles Zoo

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    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

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    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

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    Central LA

    $99+

    All Ages

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

    Disneyland

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    Orange County

    $141+

    All Ages

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