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.