Kid Friendly Attractions in Los Angeles

Because it is such a large and diverse city, Los Angeles provides a whole range of top-knotch kid friendly things to do. Our number one choice is the California Science Center which offers a whole range of science learning experiences for kids, as well as an IMAX theater next door. Other museums included here that are kid friendly include the Natural History Museum, the Petersen Automotive Museum, and the Page Museum (though the last one is included more for its proximity to the all-around wild tar pits).

The Bob Baker Marionettes deserve special mention because this theater offers such a unique performance. Admission is $20 but this puppetry show is certainly something that will be remembered for a long time.

Griffith Park is featured on this list through the Travel Town Museum and the Los Angeles Zoo. (Other kid friendly destinations in Griffith Park which have been passed over only because of lack of space are the Griffith Observatory and the Griffith Park Carousel.)

This list is rounded out by offbeat sites that, although not directly targeted at kids, definitely will appeal to the imagination of children.

California Science Center

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700 State Dr
Exposition Park

Science Class was Never this Fun... read more

Bob Baker Marionettes

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1345 West First Street

World-class puppetry... read more

Travel Town Museum

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5200 Zoo Drive
Griffith Park

Training wheels... read more

Los Angeles Zoo

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5333 Zoo Dr
Griffith Park

Walk on the Wild Side... read more

La Brea Tar Pits & Page Museum

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5801 Wilshire Blvd
East of Fairfax Ave

Ice Age Fossils on Display... read more

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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900 Exposition Blvd
Exposition Park

Adventure Calls... read more

Petersen Automotive Museum

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6060 Wilshire Blvd
At Fairfax Ave

Celebrates L.A.'s Car Culture... read more

Angels Flight Railway

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351 South Hill Street

A historic ride up the the hill costs a quarter...
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Cabazon Dinosaurs and Wheel Inn Restaurant

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50770 Seminole Drive

Dinosaurs in Cabazon, as seen in "Pee-wee's Big Adventure"... read more

Raging Waters

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111 Raging Waters Drive

Wet thrills in the sun!... read more
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