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Kid-Friendly Museums To Visit in 2022

There are so many kid-friendly museums in and near Los Angeles! Some of these museums have new never-seen-before exhibits that you must visit in 2022 with your family. We are excited to list these museums here for your and your family to enjoy.


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900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

​​Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is an extensive natural history museum with beautiful dramas of North American and African mammals, and a hands-on, interactive Discovery Center with live animals, shells, rocks, bones, insects, and ​other specimens. Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens are open for members and the general public!


5801 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Explore the tar pits, go inside the Museum to see what paleontologists have found, and get the inside story of the La Brea Tar Pits and experience how an actual Ice Age dig site works. The Museum also houses animal skeletons, including mammoths, mastodons, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, and a variety of birds.


700 Exposition Park Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90037

​The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films for free. The Science Center offers self-guided experiences of Permanent and Special Exhibit galleries, Big Lab interactive programs, and IMAX Movies.


395 Santa Monica Pl Suite 374

Santa Monica, CA 90401

The state-of-the-art space in the Santa Monica Mall features 21,000 square feet is filled with immersive elements including a full-size helicopter, fire truck, and veterinary clinic. The kids get to shop for groceries, eat in a café, play chef, go to the vet, become firefighters, or pretend to be a pilot.


2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Skirball features an extraordinary museum, changing exhibitions, engaging music, theater, comedy, film, family, and literary programs, Zeidler's Café, Audrey's Museum store, and an interactive family destination inspired by the Noah's Ark story—all in a stunning architectural setting designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie.



6060 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Mission of the Petersen Automotive Museum is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its global impact on life and culture using Los Angeles as a prime example. At Petersen Automotive Museum you get to dive into the world of the automobile in lots of different ways. There are interactive exhibits, art projects, automotive awareness workshops and more.

10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Hammer Museum is one of three public arts institutions of the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA. It is fueled by dynamic exhibitions and programs including lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances.


4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

​Discover the art, history, and cultures of the American West! Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Autry features world-class galleries filled with Native American art and artifacts, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more.


5905 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

This world-class art museum is a wonderful introduction to art for kids of all ages. The Museum has 6 new exhibitions and extended presentations of several popular exhibitions. All visitors, including Members, must purchase or reserve an advance timed-entry ticket online or by calling the LACMA Ticket Office at 323 857-6010, 10 am–5 pm daily. No ticket sales onsite.


1200 N Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049


The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally.


17985 Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

The Getty Villa in Malibu houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum's extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.


1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

At Los Angeles Fire Department Museum, artifacts and equipment of all types are on display, dating from the 1880s through the present day. There are existing and under-development exhibits as well. Old Station 27 also includes a Fire Service Research Library and a learning center where fire and life safety lessons are shared with both children and adults.


480 North Arroyo Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91103

There is always so much to do at Kidspace Children Museum. The hands-on exhibits inspire children to be the innovators and creators of tomorrow. From the bottle rocket, tennis ball launcher, and pulleys, there are activities to touch, teach and nurture children's love of science.



The Museum of Illusions comes Instagram ready with completely 3D Illusions and Upside Down House exhibit that will take your breath away, transporting you to a world of fantasy and imagination!



Battleship USS Iowa served our country proudly in WWII, Korea, and the Cold War. Today, the historic U.S. Navy ship is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and is considered one of the region’s best outdoor museums for families and visitors of all ages. During your visit and tour, you will follow in the footsteps of sailors and mischievous mascot Vicky the Dog, and experience first hand why she is known as the “Battleship of Presidents”, “The Grey Ghost”, and “The Big Stick”.


The Bunny Museum is a museum dedicated to rabbits and currently holds more than 35,000 rabbit-related items. Amongst the ever-expanding collection there are ceramic rabbits, stuffed rabbits, cookie-jar rabbits and 9 Rose Parade float rabbits.



Automobile Driving Museum is home to more than 130 Vintage, Antique and Muscle Cars. The Automobile Driving Museum is a great place to bring your kids for an afternoon of fun and education. They have an activity room for kids with tables for arts and crafts.


29 Hubble

Irvine, CA 92618

Pretend City Children’s Museum is “the world in a nut-shell.” This Museum is designed for children to learn how the real world works. The museum is a child-size interconnected city built with rich educational intention, where children can assume various real-world roles.



The Children's Museum at La Habra features dozens of hands-on exhibits, many of which remain unique to the field today. In addition to these exhibits, an outdoor dinosaur garden and historic 1942 caboose, the Museum features an exhibit which changes two times a year.


 

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