Museums in Manhattan Beach

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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 1910 Union Pacific Caboose and a modern all-steel S...
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!
Los Angeles
- offers fun and informative permanent exhibits presented in interactive worlds. Through hands-on experiences in our galleries, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more. The Science Center also...
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 center, NHM safeguards more than 35 million spectacular...
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.
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 help make a better society through interactive learnin...
Los Angeles
Take your family to enjoy the largest art museum in the western United States!
Los Angeles
he Page Museum is located at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles. Rancho La Brea is one of the world's most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and anim...
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.
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.
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.
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 and a couple of helicopters. One record-breaking high...
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.
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 unusual and fascinating exhibits!
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!
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 journey together.
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 looking for fun things to do in Los Angeles with kids.
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 emphasis is placed on the history of Southern California ...
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.
Pasadena
Located on nearly 3.5 acres in Pasadena, CA, Kidspace Children’s Museum has more than 40 hands-on exhibits, in addition to its outdoor spaces, programs and activities designed to encourage a child’s growth and development through exploration of t...
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 Asia and the Pacific region, from ancient times to t...
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.
Bowers Kidseum
(32 Miles)
Santa Ana
Bowers' Kidseum is both an interactive children's museum and a learning center that serves as an extension of the main Bowers Museum and offers multi-faceted art and cultural experiences specifically for young children and their families.
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 Marconi...Host your next event at Orange County's onl...
ExplorOcean
(35 Miles)
Newport Beach
ExplorOcean is proud to introduce the nation’s premiere ocean literacy center. Our Center has been designed to educate our visitors to the essential principles of ocean literacy through exciting hands-on activities. From mapping the ocean floor to...
Avalon
The Catalina Island Museum celebrates the Island\\\'s rich cultural heritage. Current exhibits include an award-winning exhibit featuring the romantic era of Catalina\\\'s steamships, Native Americans, a large relief map of the Island, Avalon\\\'s ev...
Pomona
Explore a working ceramics studio, learn about clay and enjoy exhibits about ceramics.
Irvine
Superbly equipped role playing facility. Through interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn through purposeful play and develop key skills. Oh yeah, and have loads of fun!
Oxnard
A staggering quantity of fun interactive exhibits from aquarium touch tanks, to dress up adventures, camp outs and the rainforest. And fancy lunch? The kids can serve you!
Fontana
Here you can enjoy a walk along the nature trail winding around the pond, spot what is currently blooming in our native gardens, or venture inside and discover exhibits of local plants, animals, geology and history.
Lancaster
Dedicated to preserving the rural history of Antelope Valley, this Californian historical museum preserves, restores and exhibits artifacts important to the history of the area.
Perris
The Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) is a railroad museum founded in 1956 in Perris, California as the "Orange Empire Trolley Museum." The museum also operates a heritage railroad on the museum grounds. The collection focuses on Southern Califo...
San Bernardino
Exhibits, collections and public programs are all very popular, but let's be honest with kids you're heading straight for the Exploration Station: touchable natural history specimens, books, art objects, and LIVE exhibits! Supervised handling.
Moreno Valley
Home to over 70 historic aircraft, a dedicated in-house theatre, and thousands of artefacts from 1918 to present day. There are plenty of daily take offs and landings from the site for the little ones to watch.
Santa Barbara
Discover a treasure of experiences and help us to share and inform those who have not been able to explore the sea themselves to experience the wonders of the California coast. We hope that you too will be amazed and fascinated by the wonders of Cali...
Santa Barbara
The Museum features eleven exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians.
Escondido
Pack a lot of fun into 4,500 square feet in Downtown Escondido! We're all about lifelong learning, and not just for the kids! Great idea if you're looking for fun places for kids in California
San Diego
Come aboard and visit 40 different stops around Midway and learn how this immense ship operates.
San Diego
Celebrate... Educate... Inspire! Celebrate aviation and space flight history through preservation of significant artifacts, presentation of dynamic exhibits, and commemoration of the men and women who forged aerospace history.
San Diego
Our seven exhibit galleries are centers of natural phenomena where "hands-on," "do touch" interactive exhibits provide a unique self-guided learning experience for all ages.
San Diego
The New Children's Museum provides an environment that encourages active minds, healthy bodies and unstructured play. "Our goal is to inspire children to think, play and create by providing accessible and meaningful art experiences."
Bakersfield
Kids can immerse themselves in the history of the earth, including palaeontology and geology, through a fun yet scientific-based experience.
Palm Springs
The Palm Springs Air Museum is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and operation of America's legendary fighters, bombers and trainers. It contains one of the world's largest collections of flying WWII airplanes, including the Robert J. Pond C...
Palm Springs
We hope that by visiting the Museum and participating in its programs or special interest activities you will be provided with an opportunity to better understand your child's interests and discover new ways to encourage their natural curiosity throu...
Universal City
It's the chance of a lifetime to be completely immersed in the glamour and excitement of Hollywood. Visited and recommended by FamilyDaysOut. Great idea for fun things to do with kids in Los Angeles. New features include Diagon Alley!
Knotts Berry Farm
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(24 Miles)
Buena Park
With over 165 rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas, Knott's Berry Farm has it all when it comes to family fun. Take a high thrills ride on Silver Bullet sm or Xcelerator, stroll through the Park’s Old West Ghost Town or hang with the ...
Adventure City
(24 Miles)
Anaheim
Is the little theme park that's big on family fun with 17 rides, shows and attractions! Orange County's premier destination for affordable family fun!
Anaheim
Disneyland is a magical fun day out for the whole family.
Valencia
Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that are perfect for their height and age. In additio...
Legoland
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(82 Miles)
Carlsbad
Ready to bring out the hero in you? That's what LEGOLAND is for! With over 50 rides to choose from, there is something for the entire family in this super fun Californian theme park!

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Fun places to visit in Manhattan Beach with kids

California is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of California's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in California with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in California - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in CA