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Museums in MANHATTAN BEACH

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

When it comes to museums in Manhattan Beach, 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 Manhattan Beach…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Lomita Railroad Museum

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    (8 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 ...

  • The Museum Of Flying

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    (9 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!

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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    (12 miles) Los Angeles

    Visit one of the world's most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history. As the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States and an active research ...

  • California Science Centre

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    (12 miles) Los Angeles

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

  • The Museum Of Tolerance

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    (12 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.

  • Petersen Automotive Museum

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    (13 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!

  • Zimmer Childrens Museum

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    (13 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 ...

  • Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

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    (13 miles) Los Angeles

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

  • Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits

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    (13 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!

  • The Getty Centre

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    (14 miles) Los Angeles

    The Getty Center museum is incredibly family-friendly and a great way of introducing younger children to art in a fun and informative way.

  • The Grammy Museum

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    (14 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.

  • The Getty Villa

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    (14 miles) Pacific Palisades

    An educational center and museum perfect for those art loving families who want to spend the day surrounded by the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

  • 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 ...

  • The Hollywood Museum

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    (16 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.

  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood

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    (16 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!

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not Hollywood

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    (16 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 ...

  • Guinness World Records Museum

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    (16 miles) Hollywood

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

  • The Hollywood Wax Museum

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    (16 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!

  • Long Beach Museum of Art

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    (16 miles) Long Beach

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

  • Skirball Cultural Center Noahs Ark

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    (17 miles) Los Angeles

    Imagine yourself immersed in a favorite childhood tale. Five years in the making and occupying an 8,000-square-foot gallery, Noah's Ark at the Skirball welcomes children and families to take this ...

  • Griffith Observatory

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    (17 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 ...

  • Travel Town Museum

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    (20 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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    (20 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.

  • Kidspace Childrens Museum

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    (23 miles) Pasadena

    A great kids museum with plenty of hands on exhibits.

  • Pacific Asia Museum

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    (24 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 ...

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