Sunday, January 29, 2012

Free Toy's R Us Lego Friends Event - Feb. 4th

LEGO® Friends Launch N’ Build Event at Toys R Us
Friday, February 4 from 12pm to 2pm
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to experience LEGO® Friends - the brand new building craze - and create a complimentary lemonade stand to take home and add to any LEGO Friends set! For each stand built, LEGO will donate $1 to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation* to help fight childhood cancer.

Please note: This event is intended for children ages 5 and up. Parental supervision is required at all times. All event materials are available while supplies last and are distributed to participating children only. Limit one stand per child and quantities are limited. *Up to $10,000.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Free Museum Admission

Museums Free-For-All’ Saturday-Sunday, January 28th and 29th, 2012.

Participating Museums:

* The Annenberg Space for Photography - Both Days
* The Autry National Center - Both Days
* California African American Museum - Both Days
* California Science Center - Both Days
* Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles - Both Days
* Fowler Museum at UCLA - Both Days
* The Hammer Museum - Both Days
* The Getty Center - Both Days
* The Getty Villa**- Both Days
* Laguna Art Museum- Both Days
* Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial
(Both Hollywood & San Pedro Locations)- Saturday, January 28th Only
* The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) - Saturday, January 28th Only
* Museum of Tolerance - Sunday, January 29th Only
* Museum of Latin American Art - Both Days
* Pasadena Museum of California Art - Both Days
* Santa Monica Museum of Art - Saturday, January 28th Only
* Skirball Cultural Center*** - Saturday, January 28th Only
* Zimmer Children's Museum - Sunday, January 29th Only

*Regular parking fees apply. General museum admission only. May not apply to ticketed exhibitions.
**Timed tickets are required. Visit
***Timed entry to the Noah’s Ark exhibition will be on a walk-up, first-come, first-serve basis on this date.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

LACMA - Free Kid's Membership

We headed out to the Zimmer Museum today because we had a Living Social coupon that was about to expire. We finally got there and were turned away because they were to crowded. They were very generous and gave us a FREE family admission pass to come back!!

The kids were disappointed, so we scrambled to find something else do in Los Angeles that was kid friendly. It was decided that we were close enough to the La Brea Tar Pits to pay them a visit. While walking, we spotted the LACMA museum. They were having their Family Sunday day where kids could make crafts. The theme was the Zodiac. My youngest made a headband and colored her zodiac sign of the pig. My oldest made a cute rabbit puppet out of paper and a Chinese take-out box. Her sign is not really a rabbit; but she liked it better than her sign of the monkey. When they were finished with crafts, I stopped at a sign-up table to get both girls free membership to the museum which included a free adult for each girl. Their membership is free until they are 18.

I'm not a big fan of art museums; although I do like some contemporary art. This museum had 4 art pieces that I really liked. Yes, just 4! One is a giant balloon animal shaped like a dog. Another was 2 animal floaty rings climbing a chain link fence. The best exhibit was the Metropolis (?). It's a giant speedway that has 1500 matchbox cars racing around a track along with 19 trains going around. That was pretty fun to watch.

It turned out to be a fun and unexpected adventure.