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If someone asked you what you think of when it comes to fun family days out in California, what comes to mind?  Los Angeles and enjoying the magic of Disneyland or testing your handprints on the Avenue Of The Stars?  

While these are great iconic options that your kids will love - what if we told you there was seemingly endless natural beauty to enjoy, like in the stunning Redwood Regional Park, and adventure filled Eureka moment at Six Rivers National Forest?   

What if we told you there were grand snow capped mountains ready to be played on - where you can ski your heart out at Mammoth Mountain or snowboard like a champ at Northstar California in Truckee?  

What about a place like Bodie Ghost Town where you can surround you and your family in the rich history of the Gold Rush Days - days that changed the course of Californian, and American, history?

California is not all about movies and glamour.  There are majestic mountains, exciting deserts, lush forests, and fascinating history…and it’s ready to be enjoyed and explored!

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  • Escondido Childrens Museum

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    (124 miles)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

  • Catalina Island Life Museum

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    (64 miles)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 ...

  • ExplorOcean

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    (67 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 ...

  • Marconi Automotive Museum

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    (64 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 ...

  • Pretend City Childrens Museum

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    (73 miles)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 ...

  • Orange Empire Railway Museum

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    (97 miles)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 ...

  • Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum

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    (46 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 ...

  • Bowers Kidseum

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    (62 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 ...

  • Lomita Railroad Museum

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    (40 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 Childrens Museum At La Habra

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    (54 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.

  • March Field Air Museum

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    (96 miles)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 ...

  • The Museum Of Flying

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    (25 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!

  • California Science Centre

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    (33 miles)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 ...

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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    (33 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 ...

  • The Mary Vagle Nature Center

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    (80 miles)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, ...

  • The Getty Villa

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    (18 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.

  • The Grammy Museum

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    (34 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 Museum Of Tolerance

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    (26 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.

  • American Museum of Ceramic Art

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    (63 miles)Pomona

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

  • Petersen Automotive Museum

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    (28 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!

  • Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits

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    (29 miles)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 ...

  • Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

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    (28 miles)Los Angeles

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

  • Zimmer Childrens Museum

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    (28 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 ...

  • San Bernardino County Museum

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    (93 miles)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 ...

  • The Getty Centre

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    (22 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.

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