Museums in GARDEN GROVE with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Garden Grove, California, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Golden State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Garden Grove…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Bowers Kidseum

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    (4 miles) Santa Ana

    An interactive and hands-on children's museum where families can learn about art and culture. Great art activities too! Museum fun in Santa Ana

  • Marconi Automotive Museum

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    (10 miles) Newport Beach

    First opened in 1994 by Founder Dick Marconi, this Non-Profit Museum and Special Event Venue has an impressive 30 million-dollar collection of historical, exotic, and classic cars. Discover the ...

  • The Childrens Museum At La Habra

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    (11 miles) La Habra

    The Children's Museum at La Habra shows how important play is to learning. Through play, children develop skills, express creativity, discover the larger world and learn to work with others.

  • ExplorOcean

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    (12 miles) Newport Beach

    Kids can learn about the ocean with exciting hands-on activities at this Newport Beach experience, so roll up those sleeves and dive-in!

  • Long Beach Museum of Art

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    (13 miles) Long Beach

    It's an art filled day to encourage creativity and inspire the whole family in Long Beach!

  • Pretend City Childrens Museum

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    (15 miles) Irvine

    A children's museum in Irvine that's ALL about the imagination, with interactive exhibits and activities that inspire kids to create, learn, and make believe!

  • Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum

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    (15 miles) West Side

    The Intrepid's permanent flight deck exhibits include an A-12 Blackbird, an F-14 Super Tomcat, a British Scimitar, a French Entendard and a Polish MiG-21 among other many other fixed-wing aircraft ...

  • Lomita Railroad Museum

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    (21 miles) Lomita

    Dedicated to the proud era of the steam engine, complete authenticity is the hallmark of the Museum. On display is a Southern Pacific Railroad Steam Locomotive (1902-1960) and Tender. Nearby stand a ...

  • American Museum of Ceramic Art

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    (22 miles) Pomona

    Explore a working ceramics studio, learn about clay and enjoy exhibits about ceramics.

  • California Science Centre

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    (26 miles) Los Angeles

    Amazing exhibits and interactive worlds for the whole family to explore, covering all things science and the wonders of the world!

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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    (26 miles) Los Angeles

    Explore 4.5 billion years of history at this fascinating natural history museum in Los Angeles, with exhibits on the planet, culture, and nature - and great for kids!

  • The Grammy Museum

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    (26 miles) Los Angeles

    Do you have the music in you? You and your family can explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music, as well as the history of the Grammys.

  • Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art

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    (28 miles) Pasadena

    Explore amazing artworks that showcase California art, and cultural influences that are unique to California!

  • Pacific Asia Museum

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    (28 miles) Pasadena

    A fascinating permanent collection of more than 15,000 works of art for those art loving families to spend the day immersed in. The artworks depict compelling stories of the lives of people across ...

  • Norton Simon Museum

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    (29 miles) Pasadena

    Visit one of the most notable private art collections in the world - and it's right in Pasadena. From the Renaissance, to the 20th century, and back 2,000 years....

  • Pasadena Museum of History

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    (29 miles) Pasadena

    Visit the ONLY museum dedicated to the history, culture and art of Pasadena, as well as the west San Gabriel Valley!

  • Kidspace Childrens Museum

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    (29 miles) Pasadena

    A great kids museum with plenty of hands on exhibits where kids can learn through play, in Pasadena, California!

  • Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits

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    (31 miles) Los Angeles

    Explore the wonders of the tar pits and the fossils that were found in them - dating all the way back to the Ice Age! Historical adventures in Los Angeles!

  • Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

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    (31 miles) Los Angeles

    Take your family to enjoy the largest art museum in the western United States!

  • Petersen Automotive Museum

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    (31 miles) Los Angeles

    A fun and fascinating museum for all those car loving kids! Over 150 automobiles are displayed of all shapes, models and makes...a great family fun day out in car loving Los Angeles!

  • Griffith Observatory

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    (31 miles) Los Angeles

    - an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. A good family place to visit if you're ...

  • Zimmer Childrens Museum

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    (32 miles) Los Angeles

    The Zimmer Childrens Museum is dedicated to teaching people about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity. Our mission is to promote values that ...

  • Heritage House

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    (32 miles) Riverside

    An 1891 mansion that depicts Victorian life in Riverside.

  • Guinness World Records Museum

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    (32 miles) Hollywood

    Amazing world records to inspire, confuse and amaze right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - it can only be Guinness!

  • The Hollywood Museum

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    (32 miles) Hollywood

    Hollywood glitz and glamor in over 35,000 square feet of movie magic, costumes and memorabilia. The whole family will have stars in their eyes in this Los Angeles day out.

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not Hollywood

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    (32 miles) Hollywood

    Hollywood’s Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum is open to the public! Come and Visit the home to weird class family fun, where you can explore 2 floors with ALL NEW galleries, shows and nearly 300 ...

  • The Hollywood Wax Museum

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    (32 miles) Los Angeles

    You and your family can hang out with the stars for the day at the Hollywood Wax Museum - the longest running wax museum in the United States!

  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood

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    (32 miles) Los Angeles

    Get up close to your favorite stars in the bright lights of Hollywood....all in wax! A fun day out in Los Angeles with the red carpet touch!

  • The Museum Of Tolerance

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    (33 miles) Los Angeles

    Each year the Museum serves over 300,000visitors, including students, educators, law enforcement officials, corporate professionals, and community members from the USA and around the world.

  • The Museum Of Flying

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    (33 miles) Santa Monica

    Flying fun with interpretive exhibits on the history of flight and the growth of the aviation and aerospace industry within Southern California - including a fun flight simulator!

  • Travel Town Museum

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    (34 miles) Los Angeles

    The Travel Town Transportation Museum is an outdoor museum which preserves and celebrates the railroad heritage of the western United States--its history and its artifacts. Particular thematic ...

  • Martial Arts HIstory Museum

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    (36 miles) Burbank

    Provides young kids with a new perspective on how Asian history became a unique part of American history and cinema. From anime to martial arts films, art, music and more.

  • Riverside Metropolitan Museum

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    (36 miles) Riverside

    Over 100,000 artefacts covering natural history, history, and anthropology relating to the amazing city of Riverside…with FREE entry!

  • Mission Inn Museum

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    (36 miles) Riverside

    An interesting local museum which tells the story of the Mission Inn Hotel, and the impacts it had on the Riverside community

  • Riverside Art Museum

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    (36 miles) Riverside

    Learn and be inspired by the art world at this Riverside Art Museum filled with exhibits from artists from all over the world.