Go go Grandparents! Family actives for all ages.
National Grandparent’s Day is September 8. But why not celebrate grandparents all the time? Here are some ideas for some multigenerational family fun.
Grandparents (and great-aunts and uncles) are free with purchased tickets to the Skirball’s Noah’s Ark exhibition during Grandparents’ Week 9/3 – 9/13. Monkey around in this award-wining, interactive installation filled with animal buddies, places to climb and delightful happenings throughout the 8.000 sq ft gallery.
If you do the Skirball, since you’ll be in the hood get out in nature at the Getty Museum! You can circle your way into their main garden, check out the time on their sundial fountain, take in awe-inspiring vistas and be an “art sleuth” with their Getty Art Detective Cards. Museum entrance is free; parking is very much not.
September 21 – 22, check out the 4th annual Dino Fest at the Natural History Museum. Meet world-renowned dinosaur experts from the museum’s Dinosaur Institute who will share news of new fossil discoveries. You can also get a pterodactyl’s eye view of the museum’s rare specimens and dig into some hands-on activities. There’s plenty to Yabba Dabba Do!
If you’re up for a short road trip (assuming you are in or around LA), head to Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific. Gawk at the amazing jellyfish and leafy seadragons or safely enjoy Shark Lagoon Nights on Fridays. There are so many cool underwater creatures to soak up.
And don’t forget about the good old Griffith Park Observatory! They’ve got access to stars that outshine Hollywood. There are planetarium shows, telescopes that look into the heart of LA LA Land and plenty of far-out exhibitions. They also host special events, storytelling and stellar live presentations. Note that the Samuel Oschin Planetarium will be closed 9/10-12 for “essential projector repairs.”