June 27, 2002
Summer Fun For Kids
School's out and the kids are home. Unless you happen to run a summer camp, chances are you're in need of some serious kid-friendly activities. So, before your child memorizes the daytime line-up on Nickelodeon, check out these low-cost summer events for families.
Skirball Cultural Center
Stories on Sundays
Celebration of American Freedom
Heroes & Sheroes
The Animal Guys: Wildlife Education
Cootie Shots by Fringe Benefits
Student Musicians of Jazz America
L.A. County Museum of Art
Docent Council tours are open to all family visitors and are included in the general admission fee.
LACMA Inside Out: A Walking
Boone Children's Gallery
Sheila and Wally
The Johnny Mercer Foundation
Who knew there was a real live farm in Los Angeles? Spend the day with cows, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys and other friends of Old MacDonald.
The Getty Center1200 Getty Center Drive
The Getty isn't just for grownups -- and it's free!
Art Adventures for Families
This one-hour tour for children and adults is available at 2 p.m.Artful Weekends
Families can create their own art in these workshops on Saturdays and Sundays from noon-4 p.m.
4730 Crystal Springs Dr.
Phone: (213) 485-5501
or (323) 913 4688
Griffith Park has over 4,200 acres of terrain and is the largest municipally owned park in the world! Besides its many playgrounds, this facility offers 28 tennis courts, numerous picnic and sports areas and 53 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. While admittance to the park itself is free, some of the activities are not. If you're up for spending cash, the Greek Theatre, Travel Town, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Gene Autry Museum, train rides and three golf courses are all part of the park.
of Jewish Community Centers
of Greater Los Angeles
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 100
Children's Art WorkshopsOffered on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Special Events for Kids
On Thursdays at 2 p.m., the museum will provide programs and shows on a variety of fun topics.
Festival of Peace
Sunday, Aug. 18
This event will celebrate peace from a child's perspective. Includes an art show, music and dancing. Call for more information.
Jewish Community Library
6505 Wilshire Blvd.
Of course it's free; it's a library! Create your own afternoon story hour, then visit the gallery of spice boxes created by children at Valley Beth Shalom religious school. Kids can join the Summer Reading Club 2002, which requires young readers to read books about Israel, or spend a Tuesday evening in the library watching a family film during the Children's Video Fest.