Museums
Explore the world of art, science, and history by visiting a museum in California. Museum trips can make your lessons come alive and can offer a fun way to spend the day learning.
Art Museums
California Science Center
The California Science Center offers fun and informative permanent exhibits presented in interactive worlds. Through hands-on experiences, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more. Includes an IMAX theater, Air & Space Gallery, and special exhibits. Admission to the permanent exhibits is free. Located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
Museum of California Design
The Museum of California Design presents exhibits of commercial design. Exhibits travel to various venues throughout California.
Children's Museum/Museo de los Niños
The San Diego Children's Museum focuses on the arts as education. Through performances, installations, and exhibits, the Museum, visitors are able to interact with the exhibits.
Children's Museums
Pretend City Children's Museum
Pretend City Children’s Museum features a small, interconnected city designed to “build better brains” through purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming. They offer homeschool days on the 3rd Friday of each month.
Association of Children's Museums
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) is a professional member service organization for the children’s museum field. ACM is the only organization representing museums and professionals dedicated to early childhood play, the starting point in the continuum of lifelong learning. The Association promotes the impact children’s museums have in preparing children for school, building 21st century skills and nurturing a love for lifelong learning.
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