Children’s Gallery at the LACMA

Construct | Boone Children’s Gallery

LACMA West | Free | All Ages

In Construct, you, your friends and family will play, build, explore, collaborate, problem-solve, make, dream, imagine, experience, research, design, learn, and create together.

Be your own architect! Work at drafting tables to draw floor plans, build a model using a variety of materials, and display your buildings and designs in the Construct gallery. Or work in creative teams to build cities and structures using wood blocks.

Be inspired by the plans, drawings, and models that architect Renzo Piano developed as he went through the design process for LACMA’s Transformation Project.

Construct has activities appropriate for visitors of all ages—from infants to teens and multi-generational families. On Thursdays the gallery opens at 9 am, before the museum opens to the public. Friday Nights from 6 to 9 pm, activities are designed for teens.

Information for groups visiting the Boone Children’s Gallery:
The Boone Children’s Gallery welcomes groups of all kinds. So that they may be prepared for your group, please call 323 857-6108 three weeks before your planned visit with your name, phone number, date and time of your upcoming visit, the number of people, and the name or description of your group. Please note that while birthday parties and other gatherings are welcome in the Boone Children’s Gallery, food is not allowed and museum staff cannot facilitate any celebratory activities.

Like all of LACMA, the Boone Children’s Gallery is open every day except Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Monday noon–8 pm
Tuesday noon–8 pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 9 am–8 pm
Friday noon–9 pm
Saturday 11 am–6 pm
Sunday 11 am–6 pm

USS Midway Museum

I usually don’t like to post about a museum that I’ve yet to visit, however this sounds like such a fantastic place that I want to share what I’ve read and heard about it, before our visit in two weeks. The USS Midway is longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Navy history–a 47 year odyssey that spanned the end of WWII and the liberation of Kuwait in 1991. It’s located in Downtown San Diego at Navy Pier on the Embarcadero.

Although my son is still young, I think he will get a kick out of all the planes and being in such an impressive ship. The museum/ship is massive and is home to over 60 exhibits and displays. Midway is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The ticket booth closes at 4 p.m.

General Admission

$17 Adults
$13 Seniors (62+), Students (with valid ID)
$10 Retired Military (with valid ID)
$9 children (ages 6-17)
Active military (and Reservists) with valid ID and children 5 are free
All ticket prices include a self-guided audio tour. The Midway ticket office accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and travelers’ checks. An ATM machine is available on Navy Pier.

From what I’ve read and heard you will want to spend about 3 to 4 hours. Also if you have a little ones- you cant’ really use a stroller- plan accordingly. Port Parking is available at the Navy Pier.
$5 up to 1 hour
$7 for up to 4 hours
$10 for up to 10 hours
$12 for up to 12 hours

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