Thursday, March 15, 2012

Zimmer Children's Museum in Los Angeles, CA


On a very busy week we drove to Los Angeles to go play and attend a very fun event, "Cupcakes for Bloggers". I was completely amazed when I arrived at the Zimmer Children's Museum. There was a plane! Yes, a plane inside the museum. The kids jumped into the plane right away without losing a beat. It seemed like magic, because they were so fast! They sat in the plane pretending to be pilots. They even had pilot clothing! Making fun noises and conversations with each other. Soon there after they walked very fast downstairs with excitement.  Downstairs was a hidden treasure of play exhibits. There was a wall of dreams and wishes, crafting room, water ways and a rescue ambulance and a boat. The boat is an actual boat from Hurricane Katrina. The museum was filled wall to wall with wonder and compassion.  My kids played and played until they were tired. At one point they stopped and turned around to say "Thank you for bring us here".  To hear them say thank you made my day as a mother!

We continued to play, paint, pretend and discover the museum. Throughout the event the kids would go from exhibit to exhibit, each time finding a new view on the same play idea. I saw my kids turn on their critical thinking. Which was very inspiring for me. Then I thought for a second how great would it be, if I lived closer.  I know for sure that we would be visiting the Zimmer Children's Museum often, if I lived nearby.


As we said good-bye to the Zimmer Children's Museum it felt very sad to leave such a fun place. If you live in the Los Angeles area, please stop in and leave your note on the famous wall. Maybe  your wish and our wishes will come true. The Zimmer Children's Museum taught us that anything is possible. Thank you Zimmer Children's Museum for teaching us!


Hours of operation:
Zimmer Children's Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Front Desk: (323) 761-8984
Fax: (323) 761-8990
Email: info@zimmermuseum.org


HOURSSunday 12:30pm-5pm
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-2pm
Saturday CLOSED

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