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10899 Wilshire Blvd, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-443-7000
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Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007 323-930-2277

Description: WILSHIRE. Located on Wilshire at Fairfax, this museum offers fun, interactive exhibits that present the history of the automobile, along with full-scale reproductions of scenes and buildings that mark important milestones in the development of the motor car in Los Angeles. Five galleries house changing exhibitions of various types of vehicles while other galleries display automotive memorabilia.
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Pasadena Museum of History

470 W Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103 626-577-1660

Description: PASADENA. This museum's two-acre site showcases several historic buildings, including Fenyes Mansion, a 1905 Beaux Arts masterpiece that still boasts its original furnishings. The histories of Pasadena and of its original residents are explored in depth in museum exhibits. In addition, special exhibits focus on particular aspects of Pasadena's history, including railways and transportation, fine and folk arts, and historic photographs.
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Page Museum – La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-934-7243

Description: WILSHIRE. Kids looking for fun places in Los Angeles love the Page Museum. Located at one of the world's richest fossil sites, the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, this museum allows visitors a glimpse of life in Southern California as it was during the Ice Age. Recovered fossils, including mammoths, dire wolves, birds of prey and saber-toothed cats, entertain and educate children of all ages. Be sure to save time to explore the surrounding park, too!
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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105 626-449-6840

Description: PASADENA. With its curved exterior and dramatic, Frank Gehry-designed interior, the building that houses this museum is a work of art in itself. The permanent collection features works from the 14th century to the present and highlights both Western and Asian artists. The former, particularly well-represented, include Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Georges Braque, and Ansel Adams. The garden that surrounds the museum was inspired by Monet's at Giverny and features a large pond and sculptures. The museum also offers a café and gift shop.
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007 213-763-3466

Description: EXPOSITION PARK. [Portions of the museum are undergoing renovations expected to be completed in late 2010 ­ please call for details before visiting.] When in LA, a visit to the Natural History Museum is a must. Well-known for detailed exhibits of North American and African mammals, the museum also has a fascinating marine life exhibit that includes Megamouth, the rarest shark in the world (only 17 have been found since 1976). Dinosaurs are perennial favorites, but don't miss the Hall of Birds, the insect zoo, or the Discovery Center, which offers lots of hands-on activities for kids. The Wolfgang Puck-affiliated cafe serves signature pizzas and also offers a children's menu and play area.
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Museum of Tolerance

9786 W Pico Blvd, Simon Wiesenthal Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90035 310-553-8403

Description: BEVERLY HILLS. This museum offers interactive, high-tech exhibits that explore and identify racism and prejudice, both in America and during the European Holocaust. It utilizes film, technology, photographs, and artifacts to relate its story and that of a variety of American families. The Point of View Diner installation offers an introspective look at individual responsibility as it relates to drunk driving; it also discusses hate speech versus First Amendment rights. Call in advance for reservations. Tickets are for a specific time of admission; allow three to four hours to see all the exhibits.
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Museum of Contemporary Art

250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-626-6222

Description: DOWNTOWN. MOCA's primary location is this Arata Isozaki-designed building, but two satellite locations exist at the Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo and at the Pacific Design Center. Art offerings range from paintings and works on paper to sculptures and installations. The museum features works by well-known artists like Jackson Pollock, Claes Oldenburg, Mark Rothko, Diane Arbus, Frank Stella, and Piet Mondrian. Emerging artists are also represented.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-857-6000

Description: WILSHIRE. This multi-building complex houses paintings, sculptures, costumes, and world-renowned textiles and decorative art offerings. American and European works comprise the bulk of the museum's holdings, but vast collections of Asian and ancient art are available as well. In fact, noteworthy collections of Latin American and Japanese art are exhibited in their own separate buildings. A regular schedule of events includes music, films, and family programs.
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Japanese American National Museum

369 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-625-0414

Description: LITTLE TOKYO. This museum occupies a remodeled Buddhist temple and features photographs, personal objects, art, and artifacts reflecting the history of Japanese immigration and assimilation into American culture. Among the facility's attractions are those that allow visitors to experiment with origami, examine Japanese family photo albums, learn about World War II internment camps, and view the short film "Moving Memories."
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Hollywood Museum

1660 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028 323-464-7776

Description: HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT. If you're a movie-watching fanatic and adore the glamour and spectacle of Hollywood, this amazing museum will bowl you over. Set in the Max Factor Building, an Art Deco edifice reminiscent of cinema's Golden Age, the museum showcases props, costumes, memorabilia, photos, and other easily recognizable objects from scores of movies. View sets from The Silence of the Lambs, clothing from High School Musical 3, and lots of ephemera from films past and present. All your favorite movie stars and plots are represented at their on-screen best!
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Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031 323-225-2700.

Description: HIGHLAND PARK. Located on the banks of the historic Arroyo Seco canyon, this open-air museum features historically and architecturally significant buildings that reflect everyday life in LA from 1850-1950. Exhibits are arranged in a village-like setting, and guided tours begin at the visitor center, which is housed in the Palms Depot, an 1887 train station. Historic structures range from an 1897 church and an 1899 barn to several homes, including an octagonal house built in 1848.
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Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 310-440-7300

Description: BRENTWOOD. Although it's not exclusively for kids, the Getty Museum goes to show that fun places in Los Angeles can be found in unexpected locations. Situated at the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty boasts an interactive Family Room with five activity coves where kids can play with camera lenses or build a tube sculpture. Plus, exciting treasure-hunt walls feature nearly 70 peepholes, revealing interesting details from works of art in the Getty's collection.
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California Science Center

700 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 323-724-3623

Description: EXPOSITION PARK. If you're looking for children's activities in Los Angeles, the California Science Center is a great source for both fun and education. Billed as the West Coast's largest hands-on science center, this facility presents informative permanent exhibits on such topics as the Earth's ecosystems, air and space, and human inventions. Traveling exhibits offer new adventures, and there is even a seven-story IMAX screen that shows 3D movies like "Hubble" and "A Rainforest Adventure."
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California African American Museum

600 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 213-744-7432

Description: EXPOSITION PARK. Thanks to a wonderful collection of art and artifacts, this museum traces the history, experience, and culture of African Americans, focusing on California and the western US. The museum offers permanent and changing exhibits, including a vibrant display depicting the early New Orleans jazz era. The museum also offers educational programs and workshops featuring music, film, and the fine arts.
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Bergamot Station Arts Center

2525 Michigan Ave, at Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 310-586-6488

Description: SANTA MONICA. This unique complex, housed in a historic train depot, is home to the Santa Monica Museum of Art, not to mention numerous art galleries, shops, and a café. You'll find plenty to occupy you, probably for the better part of the day. The museum exhibits works by emerging and established contemporary artists, and there are usually two shows at any given time, including a room-sized multi-media installation. When you need a break, know that the café sells glasses of wine and gourmet sandwiches and salads.
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Barnsdall Art Park and Hollyhock House

4800 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90027 323-644-6269

Description: EAST HOLLYWOOD. Barnsdall Art Park is a bit unusual as a park, given that its most prominent feature isn't nature. Rather, it promotes cultural programs and delivers arts-related offerings to the public. Among the attractions are galleries, studios, a theater, and sculpture gardens. In addition, the park is home to Frank Lloyd Wright's 1921 Hollyhock House. This structure, Wright's first in LA, sought to find an architecural vocabulary for residences in Southern California. Rooftop terraces and outdoor living spaces merge with the interior, taking advantage of the climate and the views. Tours of the house are available.
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 310-247-3000

Description: BEVERLY HILLS. Founded in 1927, this organization is responsible for that yearly shindig known as the Oscars. Inside, two exhibition areas are open to the public, and each contains an array of big-screen-related memorabilia and oddities ­ from stereoscopic viewers to movie posters to "behind the scenes" photographs. The big draw, though, is a huge theater that features a regular schedule of film screenings, which are often paired with fascinating lectures. A must for any film buff.
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The Huntington: Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108 626-405-2141

Description: SAN MARINO. A day at the Huntington is a treat, even for kids. Among its many attractions, botanical gardens are the major draw, and they include more than 150 acres of lawns and themed gardens, not to mention more than 15,000 kinds of plants. The original residence, then, houses a wonderful art collection whose specialty is British, French, and American works of the 18th and 19th centuries. The prestigious library boasts incredibly rare manuscripts and books, including a Gutenberg Bible. The Rose Garden Tea Room invites guests to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea buffet, and a cafe with patio seating is available. Special programs and classes, many of them family-oriented, are offered weekly.
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Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

10899 Wilshire Blvd, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-443-7000

Description: WESTWOOD. Tucked away on the north campus of UCLA is this, one of the nation's best sculpture collections. More than 70 works by well-known artists like Calder, Noguchi, Rodin, Matisse, and Zuniga populate five acres dedicated to outdoor art. Maintained by the university's Hammer Museum, the collection grows each year. A quiet oasis, the garden is open year-round and is a lovely destination for a contemplative stroll.
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