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Zimmer Children's Museum

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Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4906
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+1 323-761-8984
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:30 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00

The Zimmer Children’s Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located...

The Zimmer Children’s Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located on Museum Row in Los Angeles, and features hands-on exhibits for children 0-8 to explore big ideas in creative and inspiring settings. The Zimmer is also the only museum dedicated specifically to kids and families in Los Angeles.

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Great children's museum in LA

Takes about 2 to 3 hours to see and has many fun activities for kids under 10 years old. It's kind of small but kids will have fun here. Parking in this area is a pain and hard to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vinay Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Takes about 2 to 3 hours to see and has many fun activities for kids under 10 years old. It's kind of small but kids will have fun here. Parking in this area is a pain and hard to find, but museum staff is very nice. Some of the exhibits need to be updated.

Thank Vinay Y
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We went on a Friday morning around 10:30. It was not very crowded. I went with a 3.5 year old and a 10 month old. No strollers are allowed. My 3.5 year old was very entertained. He loved the water play areas, the boat/ball pit and the ambulance that is a real ambulance you can climb in and out of.... More 

Thank saraah143
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

This place is smaller than you might think, with only an activity or 2 for any particular aged child. My 3 year old grandchild spent most of her time in the ball pit. Also, unless you're in the area, it's a real pain to get to and park.

Thank DaveS42
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

We visited Zimmer Museum for the first time over the weekend as part of the Smithsonian's Free Museum Day program. At 1 year old, I think my son may be a little too small to enjoy this play area but I did find the concepts to be entertaining. He especially liked one small room that was full of soft playmats... More 

Thank melodys_adventures
Lancaster, California
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Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

This place definitely has its pros and cons. My wife and I brought our three girls here,  ages 6, 5, and 2. All the girls seem to have had a fun time,  so I am giving a 2 star rating. For me, there were too many cons to bring the score any higher than that.  Let's start with the pros...... More 

3 Thank tygerstile
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

We went on the Free Museum day in L.A and good thing we went early because the line got big really quickly. It was more of a playground to me than museum. My kids had a lot of fun and that was the whole point. They have a ball pit which my kids loved, but they only let you play... More 

2 Thank JanetT8
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Take your kids and you will enjoy yourself as well, this is a museum with a message for the young and old. The staff are well trained and plentiful.

1 Thank stylcounsel
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

This place is fun for kids under 3 Thursdays is grandparents go In For free. It was fun and cute my toddler had a lot of fun.

1 Thank Christie O
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This is a small kid-friendly place with lots of educational play. There's water play tables and fun ball pit surrounding inflatable boat. There's alot of education surrounding Jewish culture which is interesting. There's a little pretend play bakery, shop, puppet theatre, library and also a cushion play area for just the under-two-year-olds. We bought a 10 visit pass for $50... More 

2 Thank Angela L
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

I took my four and a half year old here after reading the reviews about it being appropriate for preschool aged children. We were in there for 30 minutes before my son ran out of things to do. It may be that we went on a bad day because one of the few things they have to play with is... More 

3 Thank naynee42

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