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Zimmer Children's Museum

Neighborhood: LAX Area
Children's museums, Museums
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Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number: 323-761-8984
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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It was more of a playground than a museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We spent a couple hours in the afternoon here. I took my twins (almost 4) and infant with my 12yearold sister. The museum is small but fun. The kids had a blast but after an hour we'd seen and done it all so they did it again! They really did not want to leave.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Small in size, but big fun! That's how I'd describe the Zimmer, one of LA's hidden treasures. Two things to understand before you go. (1) This a museum strictly for the pre-school crowd. Older kids might find the activities too juvenile and/or be annoyed by the toddlers. (2) This is a jewel of a museum, i.e. it's NOT a destination... More 

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Fairfield, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I had wanted to go to this museum for many years. I finally had a chance and went this month (October 2012). The parking is underground and a security guard has you open the back of the car (we had a SUV) before you are allowed in to park. The parking is free. The museum is not. It was $15.50... More 

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Went to museum with two (almost) 3 year olds, and they loved it. There are at least 12 hands-on exhibits downstairs in a loop, and a few upstairs including an airplane fuselage that they love to sit in and 'fly' 2 of the favorites downstairs were the water tables, and the rubber raft that sits on a few feet of... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The place turned out to be smaller than I anticipated. However, it is fun with great educational things for the kids. I was visiting from out of town so it would have helped if they had a cafeteria or somewhere for us to purchase snacks from. They have vistors leave the stroller upstairs right at the front desk - I... More 

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