The 24th Street Garden Classroom & Summer Seedlings Camp

24th Street SchoolThe 24th Street Garden Classroom is located at 24th Street Elementary School, in the West Adams neighborhood. Spanning nearly 1.5 acres, the Garden includes an orchard with more than fifty-five fruit trees, habitat gardens, Native California gardens, sixteen vegetable production beds, shaded …

5.1.15

A Game that Teaches Digital Citizenship to Middle Schoolers

digcompwebCommon Sense Education released an exciting new educational game today that will help middle schoolers understand the basic tenets of digital citizenship. The term "digital footprint" evokes scenarios that parents comprehend in a nanosecond, But, it takes more time for kids to learn that …

5.1.15

The Science of Hockey and More at the Discovery Cube: Orange County

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The LA Kings just missed the Stanley Cup playoffs and the disappointment was beginning to set in… We thought a trip to the Discovery Cube’s new Science of Hockey exhibit might snap us out of our mood. What we didn’t …

4.18.15

3 Days in San Diego

3Spring break came up suddenly and we didn’t have reservations for Hawaii or any type of exotic location, so we had to think on our feet. Where could we getaway without a plane ticket?  San Diego felt like the answer: …

4.5.15

An Interview with the Screenwriters of Hit Animated Film Home

Beautifully animated, with wonderful voice performances by Jim Parsons and Rhianna, the movie is a classic buddy movie with two characters from (literally) different worlds who have to work together to survive.
4.5.15

Kidspace Greenhouse is Open Through the Summer!

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Nature once again takes center stage at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena. A few weeks ago, Kidspace opened its latest exhibit called the Greenhouse. In keeping with the overall feel of museum, the Greenhouse is learning-oriented, tactile, interactive, and fun.…

3.22.15

Nature Lab at the Museum of Natural History

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In times of yore, after racing through exhibits at the Natural History Museum at my son’s breakneck pace, we’d pass the rest of the day in the Discovery Center. That was his free playtime and my rest period. Our last …

3.16.15

2 Great Shows for Kids this March

Get to know The Broad Stage

Musical-Explorers // Broad Stage

The Broad is a beautiful space in Santa Monica that has diverse programming for all ages and two great shows for young audiences this month. We love performances that get kids out of their …

3.12.15

Watch a T-Rex Grow Up at The Natural History Museum

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One my son’s early childhood developmental phases was, what I like to refer to as, “the Dinosaur Phase”. It was phase one, closely followed by the “superhero phase” and then the “Lego period”.   Tragically my son’s Dinosaur phase coincided with …

2.19.15