Grab your TAP card and head out to enjoy some fun kid activities this weekend—no car required.
Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90048
Hours: Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm, Sun: 12:30pm-5pm, Sat: Closed
Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children, children under 1 are free
How to get there: Metro 720 Rapid bus
Exhibits include a tree play area; a water table with a current, fish and boats to float; a pirate ship with a ball pit; a full sized ambulance with dress up play costumes and a hospital play area and more. The museum offers art, music and dance classes during the week, as well as a robot building class. The museum is oriented towards Jewish families but can be enjoyed by kids of any religious affiliation.
Giggle Gaggle/Detention Span
At the Raven Playhouse
5233 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Hours: 5:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun.
How to get there: Metro Red Line to Hollywood Station
The Joy Theatre presents improv comedy by kids, for kids. Giggle Gaggle features children ages 4 to 11; Detention Span features those from 12 to 18.
The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Hours: Thu 2 pm-8 pm, Fri-Sun 12 pm-6 pm
How to get there: Metro Expo line to Culver City Station.
Located in Culver City, the museum has been described as “a wunderkammer of the real and the should-be-real” (NY Times). Exhibits include a scale model of Noah’s Ark; a fruit pit carved with an image of the Crucifixion; and a painted sculpture of Disney’s Goofy standing on the head of a needle. Really young kids will be bored but school-age kids will appreciate the steampunk sensibility and surreal oddness.