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June 20, 2010

Traveling with kids in Los Angeles

Parents traveling with young children often have a hard time trying to find ways to entertain the kids even in a big city like Los Angeles. A lot of the areas that cater to children are sometimes 30 to 40 miles outside the city. Here are 30 destinations in Los Angeles that parents with kids under the age of six can visit for an educational and entertaining time.

1.) The California Science Center

Exposition Park

39th Street & Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Phone: (323) SCIENCE

(323) 724-3623

http://www.californiasciencece nter.org/

The California Science Center is place where children and adults of all ages can learn about human inventions and innovations, life processes, and a lot more. Children under 7 should be sure to visit the Discovery Rooms in Creative World and World Of Life for hands on activities designed just for them.

2.) The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Los Angeles Zoo

5333 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 9002

Telephone inquiries: 323/644-4200

http://www.lazoo.org/

The LA Zoo is a great place for families to explore and view animals of all kinds. In a two-acre corner of the LA Zoo you will find Winnack Children’s Zoo where younger children can interact with the animals and visit The Adventure Theatre which presents shows themed around the holidays, the environment and popular children’s tales.

3.) Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90007

(213) 763-DINO

http://www.nhm.org/

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a great educational trip for the whole family. The Discovery Center will be of particular interest to younger children where they can do hands-on activities with natural history specimens.

4.) Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

2800 East Observatory Road

Los Angeles, CA 90027

General Information Line: 213-473-0800

http://www.griffithobs.org/

At the Griffith Observatory families are provided with opportunities to see and do real astronomy in an authentic environment. Younger children will be especially interested in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium where they will take a journey through the universe.

5.) Zimmerman Children’s Museum

6505 Wilshire Blvd

Suite 100

Los Angeles, CA. 90027

Phone: 323-761-8989

www.zimmermuseum.org

The Zimmerman Children’s Museum is recommended for ages 18 months to 8 years of age. This museum uses self-expression and

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