Kids Activities in Huntington Park

One-Day Afterschool Robotics Workshop for One or Two Children at Rolling Robots (42% Off)

Rolling Robots

Multiple Locations

$50 $29

After school, children learn to design, program, and create robots during a 1 hour lesson, followed by 90 minutes of open build time

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

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

Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 83% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

$160 $49

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

5 or 10 Open-Play Sessions at The Awesome Playground (Up to 56% Off)

The Awesome Playground

Highland Park

$40 $20

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

120-Minute Painting Class from Art of Bella (44% Off)

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

$45 $25

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One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Piano Studies LA (Up to 55% Off)

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

Family or Individual Travel Town Museum Foundation Membership (Up to 50% Off)

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

One-Year Individual or Family/Dual Membership to the Chinese American Museum (Up to 56% Off)

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

$38 for $85 Toward one hour guitar lesson (with extra 15 minute "how to practice" coaching session)

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

$85 $38

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Admission for Two or Four with $10 or $20 Off at Gift Shop at The Museum of Contemporary Art (56% Off)

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

Two or Four Tickets to 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

In-Home Music Lessons from Heritage Home Conservatory (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

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

One- or Two-Month Free Bird Membership or Three-Month Open-Play Membership at Pamper and Play (Up to 66% Off)

Pamper and Play

West Los Angeles

$69 $30

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

Two-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental, or One or Three Lessons from Paddle Surf LA (Up to 65% Off)

Paddle Surf LA

Paddle Surf LA

$60 $26

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

$38 for $75 Toward piano, violin, voice, music production, or acting lessons

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$75 $38

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$149 for $298 Groupon — LA Voice & Music

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

$298 $149

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5 or 10 Open-Play Visits at Under the Sea Indoor Playground (Up to 55% Off)

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

$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

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

Single-Day Admission or Membership to Museum of Tolerance (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available.

Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

$31 $17

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

One or Three One-Hour In-Home Guitar Lessons from Craig's Guitar Lessons (Up to 56% Off)

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

Three or Five Hours of Guitar Lessons at Sly Mark Music (Up to 78% Off)

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

Arcade Games at PanIQ Entertainment (45% Off)

Paniq Entertainment

Los Angeles

$159 $87

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Two or Five 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons from Los Angeles Guitar Instruction (Up to 63% Off)

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

$21 for $38 Worth of Music Lessons — Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Redeem from Home

$38 $21

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$20 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Daniel Amalm Guitar Tuition

Daniel Amalm

Los Angeles

$50 $20

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$30 for $60 Toward One Hour Guitar Lesson — Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

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Three or Five One-Hour At-Home Kids' Music Lessons from Seth Jeremy Productions (Up to 58% Off)

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

Two 30- or 60-Minute Onsite Music or Voice Lessons at Right Start Music (Up to 65% Off)

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

$77 for $140 Worth of Sports Camp — Active Kidz Camp

Active Kidz Camp

Los Angeles

$140 $77

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Five-day Robolympics Camp with Kit at Hotchpotch Club (Up to 58% Off)

Hotchpotch Club

Multiple Locations

$698 $295

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

Kids' Two-Week Musical Theater Camp at Performing Arts Workshops (Up to 48% Off). Six Locations Available.

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

Admission with Pony, Train, and Merry-Go-Round Rides for Two or Four at Montebello Barnyard Zoo (Up to 50%)

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

Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Vez Guitar Academy (Up to 68% Off)

Vez Guitar Academy

Alhambra

$100 $35

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

Four or Eight Guitar Lessons (Up to 65% Off)

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

$36 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$80 $36

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Two-Hour Group Standup-Paddleboard Lesson for One, Two, or Four from Marina Paddle (Up to 75% Off)

Marina Paddle

Marina Del Ray

$80 $20

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

Up to 58% Off Batting Cage — 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

Two Hours of Bowling for Two or Four at Cal Bowl (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Cal Bowl

Lakewood

$61 $25

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Challenge a friend or a group to friendly games of bowling as you compete for points and strikes

Two-Hour Wristband for One or Two at Go Kart World (28% Off)

Go Kart World

Carson

$40 $29

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

Five or Ten All-Day Play Passes or Birthday Party for Up to 20 Kids at We Rock The Spectrum Glendale LLC (Up to 51% Off)

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

$55 for $100 Groupon — The Eversole Studio

The Eversole Studio

Verdugo Woodlands

$100 $55

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Paint Your Own Pottery for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

Four Children's Development or Music Classes, or Mobile Music Party from Wondertree Kids (Up to 60% Off)

Wondertree Kids

El Segundo

$104 $49

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

Two Games of Bowling with Rental Shoes for Four, Six, or Eight at Palos Verdes Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

Palos Verdes Bowl

Torrance

$56 $32

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

$99 for a Five-Day Baseball or Softball Summer Camp at South Bay Refinery ($200 Value)

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

Membership Package with Classes and Open Play for One or Two Kids at My Gym Children's Fitness Center (Up to 71% Off)

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Pasadena

$154 $45

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

Four, Six, or Eight 30-Minute Music Lessons at Allen School of Music (Up to 56% Off)

Allen School of Music

West Central

$100 $49

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

Visit for Two or Four or Membership to 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

One or Three Months of Open Play and Classes at Magical Playground (51% Off)

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

Two Games of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Jillian's – Universal City (Up to 55% Off)

Jillian's

Universal City

$27 $15

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

Four Dance and Gym Classes or Four Art Classes at Oodles Learning Center & Kids Gym (Up to 64% Off)

Oodles Learning Center and Kids Gym

Cerritos

$45 $16

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

One 60-Minute Batting Cage Session or Three or Five 30-Minute Sessions at On Deck Batting Cages (Up to 59% Off)

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

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Action Lanes (Up to 65% Off)

Action Lanes

El Monte City

$57 $20

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

90-Minute SUP Lesson Package for 1 or 2 or Birthday-Party Package for Up to 10 at Paddle House (Up to 67% Off)

Paddle House

Redondo Beach

$90 $45

Guests learn the basics of easy-to-master standup paddleboards, enjoying a yoga lesson or party that lets them revel on a yacht post paddle

$19 for a Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark Visit for Two ($37.90 Value)

Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark

La Mirada

$37.90 $19

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Pirate-themed water park boasts three water slides, a lazy river, pool, and splash zone for kids under 48" tall

Martial Arts History Museum Visit for Two or Four, or One Individual Membership (Up to 62% Off)

Martial Arts History Museum

Burbank

$20 $9

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

Two or Four Music Lessons or a Toddler Rock Course for One or Two at Neighborhood Rock School (Up to 59% Off)

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

$46 for Four 16-Lap Go-Kart Races at Racer's Edge Indoor Karting ($92 Value)

Racer's Edge Indoor Karting

Burbank

$92 $46

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

Indoor-Playground Visits or a Party Package at Caterpillar Kids Place (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Caterpillar Kids Place

La Canada Flintridge

$60 $32

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Eco-friendly play place entertains kids with crafts, music, and a bounce house, while onsite lounge relaxes parents with WiFi and coffee

Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Malibu Paddle Surf in Santa Monica (Up to 65% Off)

Malibu Paddle Surf

Ocean Park

$60 $30

Instructor with more than 30 years of experience; equipment provided

Three or Six Music and Spanish Classes for Ages 8 Months to 3 Years and Parents at Baila Baila (Up to 52% Off)

Baila Baila

Santa Monica

$66 $33

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

Museum Visit for Two Adults or Seniors, or Two Adults and Two Children at Museum of Flying (Up to Half Off)

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

One-Year Individual, Partner, or Family Membership at Santa Monica Museum of Art (Up to 58% Off)

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

Admission for Two or Four to Santa Monica History Museum (50% Off)

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

Four or Eight Piano or Keyboard Lessons at The Piano Studio (Up to 59% Off)

The Piano Studio

Pacific Palisades

$179 $79

The Simply Music program of piano instruction helps new pianists build repertoire and skill sets in classical, blues, and contemporary

Whale-Watching and Nature Cruise for One or Two from Marina Del Rey Sportfishing (Up to 52% Off)

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

Two Sunset Crusies or Two Group or Private Standup-Paddleboard Lessons from Pro SUP Shop (50% Off)

Pro SUP Shop

Marina Del Ray

$70 $35

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

Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental at Phins Water Sports Club (50% Off)

Phins Water Sports Club

Marina Del Ray

$60 $30

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Paddlers launch from Marina del Rey for a fun workout while taking in ocean sights

Basic or Family Membership to the Museum of Latin American Art (Up to 52% Off)

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

One-Year Membership or Cemetery Walking Tour for One from Historical Society of Long Beach (Up to 41% Off)

Historical Society of Long Beach

Historical Society of Long Beach

$100 $59

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

$54 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons — Ronnie Ciago Drum 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.

Blue Whale-Watching Cruise tickets for Two or Four from Harbor Breeze Cruises (Up to 55% Off)

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Downtown Long Beach

$100 $49

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

$69 for Four 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages ($150 Value)

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

Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Palos Verdes Ice Chalet (Up to 50% Off)

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

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at La Habra 300 Bowl (Up to 76% Off)

La Habra 300 Bowl

La Habra City

$56 $19

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Open until at least 11 p.m. nightly, bowling alley hosts groups in traditional atmosphere or in festive light of cosmic bowling on weekends

Open Play for Two or Four or Party Package for Up to 15 at Kidz Spot (50% Off)

Kidz Spot

La Habra City

$20 $10

Indoor playground encourages kids ages 6 months to 10 years to develop social and motor skills, expand their imaginations, and stay safe

$69 for $137 $137 Toward One Month of Music Lessons and Registration Fee — Bach 2 Rock Academy of Music

The Bach 2 Rock Academy Of Music

La Habra City

$137 $69

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Saturday Night NASCAR Race with Meals and Go-Kart Races for Two or Four at Irwindale Event Center (Up to 64%Off)

Irwindale Event Center

El Monte City

$68 $25

Witness a NASCAR race while dining on meals, then hit the go-kart track for a friendly competition

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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

Petroleum mogul Dr. Armand Hammer clung to life just long enough to see The Hammer Museum make its debut in 1990, passing away three weeks later. Without the founder’s support, construction screeched to a halt and spaces sat in varying states of completion. But not for long. The powers that be at UCLA saw Hammer’s vision, and took control of the abandoned museum in 1994. They restored it to its former glory by importing the university’s own collections and staff. Today, The Hammer’s unique compendium of works still hints at the unlikely collaboration that bore the museum all those years ago. Its stockpile of masterpieces explores the modern-day in a contemporary collection of mostly drawings and photographs. Richard Hawkins’ disembodied zombie george green might best embody current artistic trends; his expressionless eyes stare from a yellow backdrop, the handiwork of an undead inkjet printer. Meanwhile, the Armand Hammer Collection, left behind by the museum’s namesake, balances george and other outlandish works with 19th-century art by Degas, Cézanne, and van Gogh. It’s virtually impossible to predict whether rotating exhibits will land in classic or contemporary camps. They range from performance art installations—Floor of the Forest depicts two dancers moving through hanging jumbles of used clothing and ropes—to sculptures, paintings, and drawings. To cultivate better artistic understanding, the Hammer Museum hosts events including lunchtime art talks, tours, and screenings.

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

The El Capitan Theatre dates back to Hollywood's earliest years, when the hilltop sign was still written in cursive. Debuting in 1926 as “Hollywood's First Home of Spoken Drama,” the 1,000-seat theater lavishes audiences' senses in architectural majesty with intricately carved columns flanking a vividly colorful, East Indian–inspired curtain. The cherry on this stately proscenium's cake is an antique “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ, built in the 1920s and equipped with four keyboards and 37 ranks of pipes. But even as the grandeur pays tribute to the Golden Years, the theater has remained abreast of the latest technology, boasting digital-3D capabilities, a state-of-the-art Dolby sound system, and a fully animatronic box-office staff. The auditorium's renovation to its original splendor was made possible through its 1989 purchase by the Walt Disney Company. With the help of modern architects, designers, and conservators, along with the National Park Service, the theater found a new lease on its already star-studded life. Today, the ornate stage and screen enjoy exclusive access to Disney's newest films, and regularly host live shows featuring such Disney stars as Cinderella and Tinker Bell.

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