Inspired by Art

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LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the house to the largest collection of art in the west.

urban-lightsLos Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000
www.lacma.org

Though it may not be the most obvious place to bring your toddler or young children for a day trip, it was the best thing I ever did. Not only was I completely inspired by experiencing the artwork, the kids absolutely loved it. Creativity flowed from both the outdoor space and indoor exhibits.

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Kidspace Museum- Pasadena CA

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Every first Tuesday of every month (except September) The Kidspace Museum in Pasadena will have a Family Free Night from 4pm – 8pm.

Museum location:
480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103 |
(626) 449-9144

interactive-playI checked out the website to see what they had at the museum but the museum website didn’t have many photos. I went to yelp to check on the reviews and many say that the museum was small. So when I got to the museum, I didn’t know what to expected.

Driving up the windy paths of Arroyo Drive, you see the beautiful homes in Pasadena. As you pull up the parking lot entrance to the Kidspace Museum, you’ll see a large green clearing with a kids playground, baseball fields and a clean restroom right before the entrance. As a mom, I always want to know that there is a clean bathroom in case Eman is telling me he has to go pottie last minute.

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Madrona Marsh “Friday Fun”

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Free Toddler Program in Torrance, Madrona Marsh “Friday Fun”

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Website: www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com
Location:  3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA

Cost: Free but they would love a donation

For Stay at Home moms- what to do with an energetic toddler for FREE?
After moving to Torrance, CA, I found the most amazing children’s program at the Madrona Marsh. When you enter the Madrona Marsh center, you will enter the room with very hands on interactive area perfect for a curious toddler. There are microscopes where you can check out insects, eggs and other interesting things. Then, right by the reception area, there are little critters including frogs, turtles and snakes to check out. Walking further, you will see a drawing station with some books about natures and animals where your child can enjoy some down time coloring.

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