If there is one thing that kids love, it is scientific discoveries, museums, and artifacts. Their young brains love taking in the amazing marvels of science. Los Angeles has a lot to offer for kids who love their science. Here we look at the best places to visit in Los Angeles.
Endeavour Space Shuttle
Kids love going to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, where they can get to see the Endeavour Space Shuttle up close. The Endeavour is known for over twenty-five successful space missions. The most famous mission was the service mission to Hubble Space Telescope. The California Science Center also has various other exhibits like Mission 26: The Big Endeavour, Creative World, Air & Space Exhibits, and many more.
Located At: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Galvin Physics Forest
The Kidspace Children’s Museum was built to enrich the lives of children. The Galvin Physics Forest was put together by Robert and Mary Galvin and has over thirteen exhibits that can teach and inspire children to be innovators and creators in life. Children will love the exhibits such as the bottle rocket, the sun spotter, the tennis ball launcher, and many more. The various exhibits to see here are the harvest corner, interpretive Arroyo, Stone Hollow Amphitheater, Outdoor climbing, Bug Inn & Dark room, Flutterby Art center, the Ant Hole, the Climbing towers, Kirby’s Kids corner, Trike Tracks, Water Play, and a whole lot more.
Located At: Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103
Preschool Space Explorers
Children start learning early in life and the Columbia Memorial Space Center gives the chance to preschool toddlers to get hands on experience to exploration and discovery. Kids can learn every Saturday about the various aspects of space and how things work. A guardian must accompany the child for each session.
Located At: Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
Public Star Parties
The Public Start Parties are held on the iconic Griffith Observatory grounds. Families can enjoy looking at the moon, sun, planets, and other objects in space. Kids can also learn about various types of telescopes and learn about the stars from astronomers. While at the Griffith Observatory, kids can also see various exhibits like the Wilder Hall of the Eye, Solar System Lawn Model, Astronomers monument, and sundial, Ahmanson hall of the sky, Gottlieb transit corridor, edge of space, cosmic connection, Gunther depths of space, and many more.
Located At: Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is located at the beach level on the Santa Monica Pier. Kids can enjoy over 100 species of plants and animals. Kids can also sign up for attending lectures every evening, attending a Micro Bio class, and various Science adventure camps. These science adventure camps focus on marine science and talks about a different topic each week.
Located At: 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401