Museums & Zoos in Los Angeles, CA


MUSEUMS and ZOOS in Los Angeles, California We've compiled a listing of children's museums, zoos, planetariums and other attractions of interest in twenty major cities across the country. Also included are the quirky and unusual, like the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, the Dog Museum in St. Louis, and the Nashville Toy Museum. Be sure and call to confirm hours and exhibits before you go--these things change frequently, particularly at smaller museums. And go in the morning to avoid the crowds. But most of all, enjoy an enlightening experience with your kids! Here's the rundown for Los Angeles: Credit cards listed are: MC (Mastercard), VI (VISA), AE (American Express), DI (Diners Club), DS (Discover), CB (Carte Blanch) LOS ANGELES, CA California Museum of Science and Industry, 700 State Drive. Museum open daily 10-5; Closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. IMAX Theater schedule varies. Admission $$, museum free, MC, VI. Phone (213) 744-2014 for Theater, 744-7400 for Museum. Email: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard. Museum open Tuesday-Sunday 10-5. Center open Tuesday-Friday 11-3, Saturday-Sunday 11-4. Closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $, Free to all first Tuesday of the month. (hours and admission vary) Phone (213) 763-3426 or e-mail: George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries, 5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Tuesday-Sunday Admission $, Free to all second Tuesday of the month. (323) 934-PAGE. Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, Wilshire Boulevard and Curson Avenue, guided tours of the grounds depart from the observation pit Wednesday-Sunday 11-2; no tours January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission free. Phone (213) 857-6311 Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Tuesday-Sunday 10-5. Last admission 45 minutes before closing. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$, Phone 323.667.2000. Email: Los Angeles Zoo, near the junction of the Golden State and Ventura Freeways, daily 10-5; closed December 25. Admission $$, Phone (323) 644-6400.

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