Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Aaaaah! the OC.... and LA...

This coming weekend our family will be visiting Orange County (OC)and Los Angeles (LA) area, famous for it's big ticket theme parks where fun is all you can think of. However on this weekend trip we are planing a low-key more relaxed setting, so when I began to fret about what to do, where to go and so on. 

I then decided to post on my Facebook page a request for help and suggestions, to my surprise all I got was theme park information. Not exactly what I had in mind. That is when I took it upon myself to search the internet and surf the fantastic and amazing web -they certainly don't call it the web for nothing- 3 hours later I had so many places to see I didn't want to go to bed. Midnight came and I decided it was time to shut down the computer. 

Among the long list of findings I was able to choose a few that I liked. Here is a list of the places I would visit with my family:

480 N. Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, Ca 91103

Kidspace features both fun and educational programs that allow interaction from visitors. Throughout the year they combine exhibit themes with learning initiatives. Kidspace's indoor exhibits and outdoor learning environments offer many opportunities for visitors to explore and investigate the natural world and express themselves in creative ways.


Adults $10.00
Kids   $10.00
Children under 12 months are FREE


Tuesday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more information click on the above mentioned link for this venue. 

Bowers' Kidseum
1802 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, Ca  92706

The Kidseum at Bowers' is a Museum within a Museum, it is an extension of the main Bowers Museum  was founded in 1994  it is both an interactive museum and learning center, offers multi-faceted art and cultural experiences for young children. Primarily dedicated to the pre-school and early elementary age. Providing a 'hands-on' experience in keeping with the museum's mission to 'promote education and understanding by bringing the world's great cultural art to people of all ages'. International dress-up, tribal instruments, masks and face painting are all part of the activities that your kids will enjoy. 


Ages 3+ $6.00
Children under 3 years of age are FREE


Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Here is a small insider's tip: Admission is FREE the first Sunday of each month.

For more information click on the link above mentioned.

Children's Museum at La Habra
301 S. Euclid St.
La Habra, Ca 

Seasons change and so do the exhibits at this museum, for Spring they want you to learn about water! in addition there are permanent exhibits such as nature walk, nannies travels, train village, carousel room, buster the bus, caboose and a science room. With so much to do there isn't a dull moment!


Ages 3 and up $7.00
Children under 2  years of age are FREE


Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more information please click on the above link. 

Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90027

Planetarium, Observatory and more! Weather permitting you will get to see space from the hills of Los Angeles. 



Wednesday - Friday 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Mondays and Tuesdays: CLOSED

Insider's tip: Children under 5 are admitted only to the first show of the planetarium each day which is at 12:45 p.m.on weekdays and 10:45 a.m. on weekends. 

For more information please click on the link mentioned above. 

I will add more information soon so keep checking the blog for more to do and visit in OC/LA

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