5 Fantastic Museum Exhibits to See With Your Kids In Los Angeles
There are so many great exhibits right now at Los Angeles Museums – some that have just opened and some that are traveling and won’t be here long. If you’re looking for something fun to do with kids in Los Angeles, there’s something for everyone. From the Muppets to King Tut to an altar celebrating LA, the whole family will find something to love.
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King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center is hosting King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured! Discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb including 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now. See the website for ticket prices.
The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited will be at the Skirball all summer long until September 2nd. Families will learn about the legendary Jim Henson and his “transformative impact on contemporary culture” and “groundbreaking approach to puppetry.” The exhibit features more than 100 objects and twenty-five historic puppets including popular favorites such as Bert and Ernie, Kermit the Frog, and more. Families will also have a chance to design their own puppets in this interactive exhibition. ($12 for adults; $9 for seniors 65 and up; $7 for children 2-12; free for children younger than 2.
Becoming Los Angeles
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Becoming Los Angeles exhibit opened in 2013, but it has been reimagined to include the stories of real-life Angelenos. Local artist Ofelia Esparza (who just won a 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship) and her daughter Rosanna Esparza Ahrens created a stunning altar to represent the different stories and culture of LA. The exhibit also includes murals, artifacts, and a studio where you can listen to the recordings of what LA means to LA locals and where you can record your own LA Story for others to hear.
STEAMing Through Summer
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103
STEAMing through Summer is a series happening now through August 4th that creates learning opportunities in a fun and interactive way. Weekly programming explores Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. In addition to STEAM programming there is also an emphasis on Imagination, Nature and Green initiatives. Each week ends with the Kidspace Book Club where participants can creatively share about the books they have read.
GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments
Forest Lawn Museum
Forest Lawn – Glendale
1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale, CA
Soccer fans should check out GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments opens at the Forest Lawn Museum. This original art exhibition is supported by the FIFA World Football Museum in Switzerland and features “images, jerseys, soccer balls, medals, tickets, and other soccer objects that reveal the greatest and most controversial moments in soccer history.” The exhibition will be on display until October 28th. Admission is free. (The Museum is closed on Mondays, and open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday).
This happens every year, but it’s still amazing….
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
The annual Butterfly Pavilion is at the Natural History Museum until September 3rd, and you don’t want to miss it! Wander around the Pavilion and see hundreds of free-flying butterflies. Look carefully and you may even spot some caterpillars! Tickets are available online.
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