Are your kids pestering you to take them on a vacation? Then, look no further. Why not take your kids to Los Angeles and help them connect them with nature. This would not only be awe-inspiring, but a great learning experience for them as well. Los Angeles with its many attractions offers great opportunity to have fun-filled nature-inspired adventures.
Here are some of the amazing places which you along with your kids should consider exploring. Some of the renowned attractions include Natural History Museum of L.A. County, Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles County Fair, Huntington Library Art Collection and Botanical Gardens, and Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. Let us undertake a virtual tour of these attractions. Getting acquainted with them beforehand will be beneficial whenever you visit Los Angeles next time.
Natural History Museum of L.A. County
The Natural History Museum of L.A. County is situated at 900 Exposition Boulevard in Los Angeles. “The Pavilion of Wings” is a major source of attraction for the visitors. You will need to spend hours here, particularly when your kids are accompanying you. They will love sticking to this place as long as possible because everything here is most lovable and enjoyable. As you enter into the museum, two life-sized dinosaur skeletons are ready to welcome you. Getting up-close for a personal view of the stuffed animals showcased in the North American and African Mammals Halls is an exciting experience. The Hall of Birds offers great moments too. It provides a great learning experience to your kids with amazing educational displays. The Discovery Center and Insect Zoo are other fabulous parts of the museum, which your kids will love spending time at. The live animal presentation is a major highlight of the visit here. Entry for kids under 5 is free at the museum.
Los Angeles Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo is situated at 5333 Zoo Drive in the city. It’s a great place for the residents of Los Angeles to take their kids along with and introducing them to the wild animals here. The Campo Gorilla Reserve will offer your kids opportunity to get up-close and have a personal encounter with a gorilla. It will surely be a thrilling experience for your kids. There are more attractions for your little ones to enjoy. Some of these attractions include Elephant exhibit, the tram ride, the playground at the top of the zoo, and, of course, the tall giraffes. Avoid visiting the zoo during the summer as the place gets hot. Be aware that there are many hills out here and you will be required to do a lot of walking. The San Diego Zoo, which is only a couple of hours south, can also be visited if time permits you.
Los Angeles County Fair
The Los Angeles County Fair is situated at 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona. It is usually held once a year, but is surely a fantastic way to spend your day outdoors with the family. The Jurassic Planet exhibit is a great nature-inspired fun where your kids will love to see and hear the dinosaurs. The dinosaur-themed puzzles and toys offer a chance to see and touch a live animal like a baby gator. The Kid’s Seacoast Village featuring play areas inspired by seaside and fisherman’s villages in the “Under the Sea” hall is yet another favorite attraction for kids. Here your kids will get opportunity to go “fishing” for magnetic fish and also discover Lincoln Logs. The Flower & Garden Pavilion featuring African flora and fauna shouldn’t be missed out. Make your day by going on a “safari”, which provides you opportunity to see various animals such as pythons, ostriches, zebras and camels. Apart from these, farm activities in the Big Red Barn are worth checking out. All kinds of farm animals at the huge petting farm such as pigs, rabbits, sheep and goats are a great joy to see. A carnival-like atmosphere pervades the Los Angeles County Fair, which is usually held in the month of September every year. It is quite hot during this time. It is therefore advisable to drink plenty of water, and bring along with you a hat and sunscreen. You should start your day early at the fair.
Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is situated at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach. It’s a great place to bring your kids along with you and introduce them to the Pacific Ocean’s magical undersea world. There are many things here to see and touch. You will need to spend couple of hours to enjoy and experience all that is offered here. The Shark Lagoon, the Lorikeet Forest, the Seal and Sea Lion exhibits are among the major attractions. Your kids will be amazed to see plenty of colorful birds, horseshoe crabs, rays and sharks. The visit here is educational and enjoyable indeed.