Things to Do with Kids in LA: Physics Forest at Kidspace

Pasadena’s 33 year-old Kidspace Museum is already impressive, with its interactive exhibits encouraging younger children to climb and explore their way to learning. With the brand new Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest, older elementary-aged kids now have a …

7.16.12

Things to do with Kids in LA: Game On! at the Skirball Cultural Center

Anything we can do outside during the summer, we try to do. Grilling, swimming, summer sports and.. playing board games? It’s no secret that cards and Monopoly get more play during the summer months, so the Skirball has come up …

7.1.12

Things to Do with Kids In LA: Cleopatra at the California Science Center

When I first entered the newly installed Cleopatra: The Exhibition at the California Science Center, I instantly lost my bearings. The dramatically darkened space, high lit with stone figurines, provides a stark contrast to the brightly lit atrium of the …

5.23.12

National Geographic – I just can’t quit you

In a fit of spring-cleaning, I’m emptying shelves and bookcases around the house. I’m the first to toss or re-purpose anything that hasn’t been used in a few years, much to the chagrin of my husband** who still laments that …

4.23.12

Zip-lining with Teenagers

My family just returned from a week on the Big Island of Hawaii where, although we did not visit the Mauna Loa Volcano (the largest in the world -- and still active), we did spend a day zip-lining. When we got home, I discovered an article in the new Los Angeles Times Saturday section about local zip-line adventure outfits, so thought that my experience might be worth chronicling if indeed we Southern Californians are going to spend more time zipping around local forests and mountainsides.

4.1.12

On the Communities We Create

I walked a half-marathon this past weekend, as part of a team to benefit Lupus LA. Twenty five of us walked/ran our way through LA’s streets, encouraged by rowdy crowds along a colorful route through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, …

3.20.12

Metamorphosis in Action

Come to Kidspace Museum on April 28 or 29 for the 16th Annual Grand Butterfly Release ceremony.

If you’re particularly buggy, you might also like the big bug sculptures that are roaming around the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens between …

3.14.12

Subscriber Profile: Teresa Anne Power

Teresa Anne Power has written (and self-published) a fabulous book called The ABCs of YOGA for KIDS. Long a teacher of yoga for the Kindergarten set, her “Aha” moment came when she put the idea of teaching poses to …

3.13.12

Carousel at the LA Zoo

Kids can climb on something new at the LA Zoo — a gorgeous new carousel with endangered animals instead of horses for children to ride. The carousel, which includes a komodo dragon, a poison dart frog, a Sumatran tiger and …

10.26.11