Wondering what to do in LA this Summer with your kids? Summer is an awesome time to enjoy Los Angeles. It's even more fun with kids because letting them experience things for the first time can awaken wonder in our own hearts once again. But being in a big city with so many things to choose from, I had a hard time deciding what to do in LA this Summer with my kid. After a bit of investigative work and pre-planning I put together a list of things to keep us looking forward to Summer in LA for years to come.
If you missed the Museum of Ice Cream Pop Up Exhibit, you have another chance to experience a similar sweet themed time at Candytopia.
Candytopia is a Willy-Wonka-esque experience where kids and adults alike can walk thru themed rooms and view various art exhibits made out of candy.
The artwork is by far the most impressive like this one made entirely out of jellybeans, smarties, licorice and gummy bears.
There are interactive installations like a "marshmallow" pit that kids can literally drown in and a wacky vertigo wall where you can scan a code to have them take your picture and email it to you for free.
Everyone leaves each room with a sweet treat of their own and it's a fun way to spend an hour of your day. Candytopia is open through July 3rd and you can choose your preferred date and time and purchase tickets online at Candytopia.com.
King Tut Exhibit
The California Science Center is displaying over 150 artifacts from King Tut's tomb. With the generational obsession with mummies and zombies, it would be both an educational and fun exhibit for kids to experience. It's open Saturdays through Wednesdays from 9am-7:30pm. Tickets are $29.95 per Adult and $19.50 per child. You choose your specific date and time to reserve your spot. You can get tickets at CaliforniaScienceCenter.org.
Santa Monica Pier
Pacific Park at Santa Monica Pier recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary which is no surprise because who wouldn't want to ride rollercoasters overlooking the ocean?
In addition to rides, it boasts the only solar powered ferris wheel.
After the rides, kids can use the bathrooms on the pier to change into their swimsuits and head down the stairs to the beach to catch some waves. You can purchase unlimited ride wristbands on site for $32.95 or online for $29.65. Get tickets here.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is an old standby for L.A. Summer fun. If you're a movie-lover, the Studio Tour is an exciting and interactive trip down memory lane of iconic movies like Jaws and King Kong. This Summer is your last chance to experience Jurassic Park The Ride as it closes on September 3, 2018 to make way for the new Jurassic World opening in 2019. Kids can also wander through Hogsmeade and experience a 3-D broomstick ride in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Tickets are $109-$129 depending on the date you choose. You can get tickets here.
Genghis Khan Exhibit
Known as the great barbarian in history books, and rightly so, Genghis Khan conquered more land than Alexander the Great or Caesar Augustus but he was also known as the great civilizer. Through August 19th, 2018, this exhibit at the Reagan Library showcases the largest collection of artifacts from Genghis Khan's empire. Visitors will experience the exhibit through the eyes of a Mongolian resident who rises from warrior to spy to princess. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for kids (3-10) and $18 for teens (11-17) and include access to the entire library along with this exhibit. Get tickets here.
Summer is an awesome time to experience Los Angeles with kids. Here are five things to do in LA with kids this summer.
- King Tut Exhibit
- Santa Monica Pier/Pacific Park
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Genghis Khan Exhibit
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