Want to Raise News Literate Kids? Start by Touring the LA Times Printing Press

Teaching kids how to discern between fake news and rigorous journalism has become a key parenting staple in the digital age. Jump start the process this summer, in time for the upcoming election season, by touring the presses of the LA Times.
7.19.18

Match the Museum: Summer 2018

The weather is gorgeous today, but a heat wave is headed our way. Why not duck into an air-conditioned museum to escape for a few hours? Here's a round-up to help you match your mood to the excellent shows in town right now.
7.5.18

8 Things You Need to Know about Beyond the Streets

Beyond the Streets- a traveling exhibit of contemporary street art (graffiti) currently on view in a warehouse in LA's Chinatown - has been extended to run through August 26, 2018.  It's a must-see for this summer  - so here's what you need to know to visit:
7.4.18

Reality Projector at Marciano Art Foundation

Olafur Eliasson's Reality Projector is a colorful, site-specific installation that kids and adults can explore together. Lots of discoveries at the Marciano Art Foundation - and all free.
4.1.18

5 Tips for Taking Kids to see the Jasper Johns Retrospective at The Broad

The Jasper Johns retrospective at The Broad ("Something Resembling Truth") is only in town until May 13, and tickets are tough to secure. But, spending an hour exploring the life of this important American artist should be a priority for you and the family this spring. Today, we'll spend a little time explaining how it can be meaningful to your family.
2.20.18

A Successful Visit to the Museum of Failure *Closing 2/18

Failure is in vogue these days. Last year, during orientation and finals week, the failures of Smith College students and faculty were projected on a large screen, as part of an effort to destigmatize failure and foster resilience in their otherwise high achieving students.
1.30.18

Excursion in the Arts District

It's 2018, and time to explore new corners of the city -  our first stop for adventure this past weekend was LA's vibrant Arts District. Here are the highlights, and our advice for an enriching day downtown.
1.15.18

Sponge Bob, Join the Parade!

Peeking behind the scenes of parade-making is the way to share the excitement of the whole event with kids because, let's face it. Watching it on television is a bit of a snore. Here's how we did it in NYC, and how you can do the same at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Parade.
11.29.17

Pumas in our Midst

I was wandering around the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend (which was terrific, by the way, and much more fun than I remember from years past), and came across a fabulous booth dedicated to the mountain lions of …

5.1.17