Angels Camp, California
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Natural History, Science, Specialized
This beautiful little foothill town was founded in 1848 and two years later Placer gold was discovered. Located in Calaveras County, and the home of Mark Twain's famous Jumping Frog Jubilee, Angels Camp is nestled peacefully in the Sierra Foothills between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, just three hours from the bay area.
San Francisco, California
Children's, General, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science, Specialized
Aquarium of the Bay is San Francisco Bay’s Aquarium. We are passionate about providing fun and unforgettable encounters with our natural world in ways that ignite both wonder and conservation. We do this from our 50,000 square foot building at the heart of San Francisco's history and culture. We are nestled in the shadow of Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill on Fisherman’s Wharf at PIER 39, along the City’s “Walkable Waterfront.”
Children's, General, History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
At the Bay Area Discovery Museum, play cultivates creativity. The construction cones in Lookout Cove turn out to make perfect wizard hats. And who would have predicted that children would use the hidden reaches of the willow-maze as a garage for the gravel-pit dump trucks, or that they would ride those trucks down the incline of the Golden Gate Bridge? At the Museum, it is not unusual to see children playing within an exhibition in ways never imagined by the exhibit designers.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Specialized
All of the buildings on the complex are built of native California sandstone quarried right off the site. Their massive, austere style set a precedent at the Arsenal that was followed for most of the buildings constructed in the 1850's. The Arsenal is one of only three locations where native California sandstone was used for US military installations. The other two are Ft. Sill in Oklahoma and Ft. Tejon near Gorman, CA.
Santa Ana, California
Hands-on Cultural Arts
Santa Ana, California
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, History
The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art is one of California's largest and finest museums. Its permanent collection includes more than 130,000 objects from such diverse areas as African, South Pacific, Asian, Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Californian. In addition to its permanent collection, the Museum also presents several special exhibitions each year as well as a variety of events and programs, including films, lectures, concerts, guided tours, talks, and family programs.
Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Library, Specialized
Austrian candy executive Eduard Haas invented Pez candy in 1927. The original little candy bricks were peppermint. In fact, the word Pez is an abbreviation of the German word for peppermint.(PfeffErminZ) Pez candy was originally sold in small tins. The first Pez dispenser appeared around 1950.
Santa Barbara, California
Anthropology, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Cachuma Lake Nature Center in Santa Barbara, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Library, Science, Specialized
The museum showcases tractors, harvesters and historical equipment in a 70,000 square foot gallery.
THIS MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED SINCE 2006.
Archaeology, Children's, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Displays of native animals and their natural habitats in Napa Valley; native plant, wildlife habitat garden; nature walks in Westwood Hills Park (picnic area); natural resource library available for reference on site, and children's library and games.
Children's, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Natural History
PLEASE NOTE: The museum property suffered damage from the Paradise fire and is working hard to repair. Please call before visiting.
San Jose, California
Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Rancho Mirage, California
Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
La Habra, California
Children's, Culture, Historic House, Science
The Children's Museum at La Habra is an interactive discovery center which enriches the lives of children, their families and teachers by providing participatory exhibits and programs. These educational adventures are designed to be fun and engaging.
The museum id set up like a mini city for children. It is all hands-on and interactive.
The Children's Museum of the Sierra is a hands-on museum designed for children ages 2-12, their families and educators. We provide stimulating and interactive exhibits in science, natural history, community and the arts presented in an imaginative and playfrul way to encourage and challenge growing minds.
San Diego, California
The Museum is a cultural and educational institution with a bi-national approach the makes a difference in the lives of our audience with Learning Through the Arts as their focus. The Museum features Exhibitions, Studio Projects and The Museum School.
Children's, Culture, Specialized
The Children’s Peace Exhibit is a rotating exhibit which changes several times a year. The purpose of the exhibit is to educate others as to the plight of children worldwide and ways in which each one of us can make a difference. It has interactive stations as well as fantastic artwork. Some exhibits are from other museums around the country displaying a refugee camp, the Holocaust, child soldiers and other child rights challenges rarely seen or talked about.
Chula Vista, California
Aquarium, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Natural History, Nature Centers, Zoo
The Chula Vista Nature Center is a living, breathing, flapping, buzzing and splashing home to the unique animals and plants of Southern California. This Zoo & Aquarium is a convenient six miles south of downtown San Diego. Kids love meeting the live owls & hawks while exploring the aquarium exhibits, making nature crafts, and more. The Nature Center sits on the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.