Kids Activities in Florence-Graham

50% Off Dance Camp at MNR Dance Factory

MNR Dance Factory

West Los Angeles

$450 $225

Summer camps let dancers aged 6–12 experience a range of styles, including ballet, hip-hop, musical theater, tumbling, and aerial arts

Up to 58% Off Children's Robotics Summer Camp

Hotchpotch Club

Multiple Locations

$698 $295

Children build robots and engage in arts and crafts, games, and sports

Up to 48% Off a Kids' Musical Theater Summer Camp

Performing Arts Workshops

Multiple Locations

$575 $299

Kids learn how to combine acting, dancing, singing, and speech talents, culminating in the musical play for friends and family

46% Off at Peekaboo Playland

Peekaboo Playland

Multiple Locations

$90 $49

Media-adored play space boasts a new Bel Air location, with an infant play area and free WiFi available at both facilities

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 83% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

$160 $49

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

Up to 56% Off at The Awesome Playground

The Awesome Playground

Highland Park

$40 $20

Sock-adorned kids traipse through indoor play equipment for endless fun

44% Off

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

$45 $25

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Up to 55% Off Piano Lessons

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

$40 $20

Each lesson covers both technical and musical aspects of piano-playing, focusing on the student's choice of classical or popular songs

Up to 50% Off Railroad Museum Foundation Membership

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

$60 $30

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Support educational outreach and restoration programs with a year of gift shop discounts, admission to members-only events, and souvenirs

Up to 56% Off Membership to Chinese American Museum

Chinese American Museum

Chinatown

$50 $22

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In its 10th year, CAM's current exhibits include L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, documenting Chinese immigration to the States

55% Off Guitar Lesson

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

$85 $38

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56% Off at The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art ( moca )

Downtown Los Angeles

$34 $15

Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other visual masters star in permanent collection at museum filled with post-1940 art

GRAMMY Museum – Up to 50% Off

GRAMMY Museum

Downtown Los Angeles

$25.90 $13

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Donna Summer and the greats of 1960s Los Angeles are the centerpiece of this summer's exhibitions at the GRAMMY Museum

Up to 63% Off In-Home Music Lessons

Heritage Home Conservatory

On Location

$140 $59

Flute, piano, banjo, guitar, and voice are just a few of the options students can choose to practice during in-home music lessons

Up to 66% Off a Membership to Kids' Play Center

Pamper and Play

West Los Angeles

$69 $30

(22)

Indoor play center offers parents playtime for kids; activities include a bubble machine and mini trampoline plus toys and games

Up to 65% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Paddle Surf LA

Paddle Surf LA

$60 $26

Learn how to navigate the waters of Marina Del Rey while paddling sturdy longboards

49% Toward Voice, Music, or Acting Lessons

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$75 $38

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50% Off Musical Instrument Course

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

$298 $149

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Up to 55% Off at Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

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Imagination and energy run wild as kids traipse through climbing structures and turbo slides surrounded by colorful ocean-themed murals

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

Museum of Tolerance – Up to 56% Off

Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

$31 $17

(140)

Interactive exhibits on the Holocaust and contemporary human-rights violations illustrate the consequences of intolerance

Up to 56% Off from Craig's Guitar Lessons

Craig's Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $29

Guitarist of 25+ years tailors lessons to each student's interests, such as learning lead-guitar techniques or their favorite songs

Up to 78% Off at Sly Mark Music

Sly Mark Music

On Location

$150 $45

Guitarist teaches students of all ages and abilities tricks that professional guitarists use, customizing lessons to each student

45% Off Arcade Games

Paniq Entertainment

Los Angeles

$159 $87

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Up to 63% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Los Angeles Guitar Instruction

On Location

$120 $45

Guitarist with 17 years of experience and two albums teaches students of all ages and skill levels

45% Off Music Lessons

Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Redeem from Home

$38 $21

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60% Off Music Lessons

Daniel Amalm

Los Angeles

$50 $20

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50% Off One Hour Guitar Lessons

Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

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Up to 58% Off At-Home Kids' Music Lessons

Seth Jeremy Productions

Redeem from Home

$210 $89

In the comfort of home, kids study a choice of piano, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, music production, composition, theory, or voice

Up to 65% Off Music or Voice Lessons

Right Start Music

On Location

$80 $29

Instructors who specialize in teaching beginners travel to teach onsite lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or flute

45% Off Sports Camp

Active Kidz Camp

Los Angeles

$140 $77

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Up to 54% Off Magic Show

Close Up Magic & Comedy-Live

The Santa Monica Little Theatre

$32.37 $15

Frequent Magic Castle performer shares close-up sleight of hand and dry wit

Half Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts

Online Deal

$80 $40

In an event inspired by The Amazing Race, teams roam local neighborhoods to solve scavenger-hunt clues

73% Off Kids' Indoor Play Package

Kidville

Los Angeles

$178 $48

3 classes in topics like art & music plus 2 passes to a playspace with climbing wall and tumble trak; $50 birthday day party credit included

Up to 55% Off Three Weeks of Glee Camp

Glee Summer Camp

On Location

$795 $359

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Friday, kids interested in the performing arts study acting, dance, and pop-rock vocal technique

Up to 50% Petting Zoo Admission

Montebello Barnyard Zoo

Montebello

$28 $15

A rustic farm setting features pony rides, a merry-go-round, and up-close interactions with zebras, llamas, cows, and various farm animals

28% Off at Go Kart World

Go Kart World

Carson

$40 $29

Six go-kart tracks entice families and celebrities alike with sprint-car and euro-car racing

Up to 75% Off a Standup-Paddleboard Lesson

Marina Paddle

Marina Del Ray

$80 $20

(45)

Group lessons introduce participants to safe maneuvering techniques for surfing-and-paddling hybrid

55% Off Music Lessons

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$80 $36

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Up to 60% Off Children's Learning Classes

Wondertree Kids

El Segundo

$104 $49

(11)

Developmental classes combine fun activities with stimulating exercises to stimulate cognitive skills

51% Off a Five-Day Baseball or Softball Camp

South Bay Refinery

Torrance

$200 $99

A five-day baseball or softball camp for ages 5–13 focuses on refining a number of skills, including fielding, batting, and pitching

53% Off Bowling Package in Torrance

Palos Verdes Bowl

Torrance

$56 $32

(75)

Groups don rented shoes to toss bowling balls down their choice of 40 lanes; lounge with green-screen karaoke

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

(501)

Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Up to 68% Off Guitar Lessons at Vez Guitar Academy

Vez Guitar Academy

Alhambra

$100 $35

Instructor with more than three decades of experience tailors half-hour guitar lessons to students' preferences

Up to 65% Off Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons with Angelo

Alhambra

$100 $45

Learn how to play the guitar with an instructor whose been teaching blues, rock, pop, finger-style, and swing jazz for nine years

Up to 51% Off Youth Cheer and Sports Camps

Beach Cities Enrichment

Multiple Locations

$325 $159

Professional USTA, PGA, and cheer instructors teach sports and cheer skills during day camps with lunch, snacks, and drinks provided

Up to 58% Off All-Star Baseball School

All-Star Baseball School

South Pasadena

$60 $25

Equipped with rental bats and helmets, guests hit line drives in cages and depart with chewing gum, baseball cards, and instructional DVDs

Ivan Amodei – Up to 59% Off Magic Show

Ivan Amodei's Intimate Illusions: A Magical & Musical Experience

Beverly Wilshire

$73 $30

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Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Up to 59% Off Batting Cage Sessions

On Deck Batting Cages

Signal Hill

$30 $15

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Players refine their swing in one of 14 batting cages equipped with baseball and softball pitching machines by Jugs and Home Plate

Up to 51% Off at Sensory Kids' Gym We Rock The Spectrum Glendale LLC

We Rock The Spectrum Glendale LLC

Pacific - Edison

$50 $25

At an indoor playground/sensory gym with trampolines, climbing structures, & zipline, kids across the autism spectrum socialize and have fun

45% Off Music Lessons

The Eversole Studio

Verdugo Woodlands

$100 $55

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Up to 55% Off Kids' Dance, Gym, or Art Classes

Oodles Learning Center and Kids Gym

Cerritos

$45 $21

The staff leads 60-minute classes that help kids learn a new dance move, improve their balance, or boost their creativity through drawing

Up to 55% Off Bowling

Jillian's

Universal City

$27 $15

(128)

Cosmic neon lit bowling alley with 10 lanes, four pool tables, full bar and club nights

75% Off Music Lessons

Modern Music School

Pasadena

$99 $25

(10)

International music school's technically trained teachers guide pupils through rock, funk, jazz, and pop music suited for all skill levels

Up to 71% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Pasadena

$154 $45

(14)

Kids aged 0–13 romp and socialize throughout four weeks of classes and free-play sessions

Up to 56% Off Music Lessons

Allen School of Music

West Central

$100 $49

30-minute private music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, brass, and songwriting

Pasadena Museum of California Art – Up to Half Off

Pasadena Museum of California Art

West Central

$50 $25

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Art museum features modern design, textiles, woodblock prints, and sculptures created by California artists

51% Off Open Play & Classes at Magical Playground

Magical Playground

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

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Jungle gym, castle bouncer, and air-hockey games amuse kids during open play; arts and crafts and basic Spanish classes expand kids' minds

Up to 52% Off at the Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Latin American Art

Downtown Long Beach

$60 $29

Works from Latin America and the Caribbean fill the only museum in the country dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art

Up to 41% Off Cemetery Tour or History Museum Membership

Historical Society of Long Beach

Historical Society of Long Beach

$100 $59

(6)

Tour covers some of Long Beach's most notable residents; history museum exhibits photographs, newspapers, documents, and other artifacts

Queen Mary Events – Up to 50% Off "Diana: Legacy of a Princess"

Queen Mary Events

Long Beach

$27.95 $14

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Explore a collection of Princess Diana's gowns, letters, and other artifacts along with royal-family history aboard The Queen Mary

55% Off Music Lessons

Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Long Beach

$120 $54

From the merchant: Beginners to advanced drummers will learn technique, grooves, and reading; they will play all styles by Ronnie Ciago.

Up to 55% Off a Whale-Watching Cruise

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Downtown Long Beach

$100 $49

(128)

Aboard double-decker vessels, narrated cruises sail throughout the Pacific Ocean and search for blue whales, dolphins, and sea lions

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Auld Dubliner

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 50% Off Summer Dance Camp

En Pointe Dance & Fitness

Eastside

$245 $122

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Kids learn a variety of dance styles at camp, including hip-hop, contemporary, and ballet, and participate in crafts and fun activities

Up to 65% Off Bowling Packages at Action Lanes

Action Lanes

El Monte City

$57 $20

(115)

32-lane bowling center with a pro shop, sports bar, snack shop, arcade room, and animated scoreboards

Up to 50% Off Ice Skating at Palos Verdes Ice Chalet

Palos Verdes Ice Chalet

Palos Verdes Peninsula

$20 $10

Ice rink opens doors during daily public-skating sessions, when energizing music blasts from the speakers to score treks around the arena

54% Off Piano Lessons

Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages

Los Alamitos

$150 $69

Learn piano-playing techniques and comprehension during lessons taught by instructors approved by the Music Teachers National Association

Up to 65% Off Paddleboarding in Santa Monica

Malibu Paddle Surf

Ocean Park

$60 $30

Instructor with more than 30 years of experience; equipment provided

Up to 52% Off Toddler Music and Spanish Class

Baila Baila

Santa Monica

$66 $33

Fun songs, dancing, and graphics introduce toddlers and parents to the Spanish language

Up to Half Off Visit to Museum of Flying

Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

$20 $10

Nearly two dozen planes chronicle aviation from the Wright brothers through the jet age, with emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company

Up to 58% Off at Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica

$55 $25

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One year of museum admission and events such as members' previews, book-club meetings, and workshops

50% Off Admission to Santa Monica History Museum

Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

$10 $5

Visitors can wander through a replica of a Douglas aircraft or digitally insert their photos onto historical front-page newspaper stories

Up to 52% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruise

Marina Del Rey Sportfishing

Marina Del Rey

$30 $15

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For about three hours, a sightseeing boat searches the ocean for whales, porpoises, dolphins, seabirds, seals, and sea lions

50% Off Lessons and Cruises from Pro SUP Shop

Pro SUP Shop

Marina Del Ray

$70 $35

(45)

Pros teach the basics of standup paddleboarding; sunset cruises allow paddlers to view wildlife in calm ocean waters

Martial Arts History Museum – Up to 62% Off Visit

Martial Arts History Museum

Burbank

$20 $9

(12)

Exhibits explore martial arts' role in the history of Asian countries and their influence on American pop culture

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons for Adults or Toddlers

Neighborhood Rock School

Burbank

$60 $29

Specialists instruct students of all ability levels in playing the guitaor, drums, bass, piano, or violin, or using their voice

Up to Half Off at Racer's Edge Indoor Karting

Racer's Edge Indoor Karting

Burbank

$92 $46

(127)

Electric Sodi go-karts zip around a 2.5-mile, 16-lap race

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Amid the bustle of Hollywood Boulevard stand two monuments to the silver screen. One, the TCL Chinese Theatre, oozes with history— imported Chinese stone lions, a 90-foot-tall copper roof, and concrete blocks that bear the handprints of Hollywood luminaries from years gone by each memorialize the celebrated role the building has played in Hollywood for more than eight decades.

Next door, Chinese 6 Theatres is a tribute to the cutting-edge. Six theaters, some with 3D capability, immerse viewers in ultra-realistic picture and sound better than sitting inside Steven Spielberg's android brain. Beyond the plush theater seating, a bar slings cocktails for in-movie sipping and a restaurant serves a full menu for cravings after the show. The service schedule varies for the bar and the restaurant but both will be open during Summer 2013. Whether they opt for the historic cinema or the ultramodern theater, visitors can catch a full slate of acclaimed new releases on their chosen big screen.

The storied history of TCL Chinese Theatre rivals those of the more than 200 celebrities whose handprints, footprints, and autographs are cemented into the theater's forecourt. Erected in 1927 and declared a historical and cultural landmark in 1968, the iconic theater stages movie screenings, premieres, events, and red-carpet ceremonies. Today, moviegoers walking through the theater's main courtyard can revel in the same opulence of those 1920s screen idols, craning their necks upward to take in the looming pagoda that frames the entrance. Inside, the theater's original 1927 screen towers high above the plush red-velvet seats, surrounded by wooden panels that rise to a ceiling with flowing Chinese-style drawings. This classic Hollywood setting is one of the reasons why the theater, in an echo of its origins, hosts celebrity-studded premieres, such as the 2012 opening for Life of Pi and the 2013 opening for Beautiful Creatures.

6925 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The Hammer Museum presents a broad range of exhibitions, a well-rounded permanent collection with a special focus on Southern California artists in the contemporary collection, and a full schedule of public programs. Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection include works by Mel Bochner, Mark Bradford, Llyn Foulkes, and Gillian Wearing, as well as video work by Paul Chan and a 20-part painting installation by Kara Walker. The permanent collection contains photography and abstract drawings from the likes of Agnes Martin and Ed Ruscha, as well as more historical works in the Grunwald Center, including more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photos, and artists' books dating back to the Renaissance, a period of intellectual inquiry and above-average paninis.

10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

More than 200 games cover the 5000 sq. ft. Family Arcade. Here are just a few:

  • Air hockey
  • Basketball shooters
  • Row after row of pinball machines
  • Dance games
  • Fighting games
  • First person shooter games

The classic arcade is open every day of the week from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 a.m. and open late on the weekends until 2:30a.m.


Parking is available in the Arcade lot.

Outside the Arcade

Family Arcade also rents a wide variety of entertainment equipment—including jukeboxes—to restaurants, movie studios, and other businesses. Over the years, the Pecks have supplied pinball machines and other games to be used as props in a number of films and TV shows.


Meet the Family Behind the Arcade

The Peck Family, Circa the 1970s
Family Arcade lives up to the first word in its name. In 1971, Harry and David Peck founded the company, an arcade and supplier of coin-operated amusement equipment. Over the decades, they've amassed countless pinball machines, arcade games, pool tables, and much more.

The Peck Family, 40 Years Later
Harry and David are still at it more than 40 years later, now with the help of sons Robert and Stephen.

876 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

A giant forest stretches across most of California—but its impossible to hike there. Submerged just off of the state's rocky coast, large kelp forests make a home to diverse animal and plant life. Moray eels, leopard sharks, and giant sea bass all swim beneath the water, while sea otters splash at the surface. That's just one of the habitats on display inside the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

The 21,000-square-foot aquarium showcases Southern California's rich marine life, making it the largest aquarium of its kind in the world. The Susanne Lawrenz-Miller Exhibit Hall charts a journey through different regions, from the open ocean, to the mudflats, to the sandy shores. Other areas present a more immersive experience. The tide pool lets visitors touch a starfish, while the exploration center lets them crawl into a tunnel, where they find themselves surrounded by octopuses, sting rays, and other creatures that have signed contracts to make public appearances.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium wants to keep all of these creatures around for the long term. Case and point: the aquarium houses a research library and an aquatic nursery, where the team raises young sea animals and trains young scientists.

3720 Stephen M White Dr.
San Pedro,
CA
US

Restored to its original 1926 grandeur, the historic El Capitan Theatre seats 1,000 and shows family-friendly entertainment year-round, including first-run Disney films and Disney re-releases. After viewing Toy Story 3 in 3D, in which Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the crew deal with Andy leaving for college, enter the Toy Story 3 Fun Zone, a new 25,000-square-foot outdoor attraction behind the El Capitan Theatre. View a live stage show of Dancing with the Toys, based on the characters from the film, or jump into a scene from the movie at one of the Kodak photo locations in Andy’s Game Room. A themed obstacle course, bungee jump, and giant bounce house are also on hand to provide entertainment for kids and adults alike.

6838 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

In the late 1980s, the Simon Wiesenthal Center gathered top museum leaders and representatives to discuss new ways of teaching tolerance to a younger generation. Since 1993, the Museum of Tolerance has encouraged visitors to contemplate the effects of intolerance with interactive exhibits on the Holocaust as well as present-day discrimination. The guided, 70-minute sound-and-light presentation at the Holocaust exhibit recreates Nazi-occupied Europe, and the Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves exhibit showcases diversity through the personal histories of several American celebrities, including Billy Crystal and Carlos Santana. Some of the museum's features also examine more recent issues, such as the Tolerancenter, which highlights the struggles of the civil-rights movement and enlightens museum goers on contemporary human-rights violations. The museum also hosts special exhibitions, live testimonies from Holocaust survivors, and youth programs, such as anti-bullying workshops.

9786 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US