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Boone Children’s Gallery

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

While grown-ups stroll through LACMA’s galleries and clink glasses at the free outdoor concerts, kids can make their own art at the museum’s Boone Children’s Gallery.

Website: http://www.lacma.org

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KidsPark

9056 Tampa Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91324

When last-minute appointments or ailing baby–sitters disrupt your plans, KidsPark, in Northridge, is a blessing.

Website: http://www.kidspark.com

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Kitson Kids

Various locations, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-260-9170

The Kitson name may be tarnished by too much publicity and Ms. Lohan. But when there’s a newborn, a four-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old boy on your list, Kitson Kids delivers.

Website: http://www.shopkitson.com

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Los Angeles Central Library

630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90731

213-228-7000

Want to know how Angelenos prepared a chicken dinner in 1881? Dig into the culinary collection at the Los Angeles Central Library.

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Neighborhood Rock School

2602 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91504

818-557-7723

They talk to kids in their language, and newbies are welcome at the three-year-old school, which also holds a summer camp.

Website: http://www.neighborhoodrockschool.com

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Studio LOL

11634 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

818-660-3460

Whether through gibberish poetry or fake infomercials, kids at Studio LOL learn to speak up and skip the “ums”.

Website: http://www.studiolol.com

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Swain’s

37 North Glendale Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91206

(818) 243-3129

Entertaining your children shouldn’t be grueling; Swain’s sells hundreds of kits that will keep the brood occupied.

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Woodbridge Park

11240 Moorpark St., Los Angeles, CA, 91602

On the northern border of Studio City along the 101 freeway, Woodbridge Park boasts two mini playgrounds (one for toddlers and one for bigger, more rambunctious kids), four swings, shady benches, a jogging trail, covered picnic areas, a couple of card tables, and alfresco workout stations.

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