L.A. Museum 2011 Summer Kids Activities Calendar: Week 4

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Believe it or not, it’s the last week of July.  But you still have time to try several activities closing this month.  This weekend marks the last “Stories’round the (Flashlight) Campfire” family event at LACMA, which is my Pick of the Week. Inspired by Tim Burton’s love for all things spooky, staff members tell not-so-scary stories in the galleries.

This Friday night hear the last of these scary tales “Sketetons in Your Closet and Socks in Your Drawer – Tales Both Silly and Absurd from 7-8 pm in the BCAM building (details below).  It’s also a great opportunity to see the Tim Burton exhibition if you haven’t already (it closes October 31st).  Call ahead to get tickets.  It’s still one of the hottest shows in town.  Also ending this weekend is LACMA’s FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS WORKSHOP activity “The Art of Giving!” (details below).

The Getty Center Museum starts a new FAMILY ART LAB activity workshop  “Fancy Fashions”  this weekend.  Your kids can see fashions found in Renaissance portraits and then make their own fashionable creations.  Come to the Family Room Patio and drop-in anytime between 11:00 to 3:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  No worries if you can’t make it this weekend, the program runs through September 11th.  Now here’s this week’s calendar with more fun things to do with kids in Los Angeles this summer.

Week of July 18-24:Highlighted programs indicate special programs for this week only; or repeating programs that feature a new theme, performer, or movie each week/month.  All other program listings repeat daily/weekly throughout the summer.  Always click on activity links for program details, and to confirm the date and time. Museum schedules can, and do change, from time to time. And be sure to subscribe to this blog to get an email copy of this calendar every week.

Weekday Family Activities – July 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Getty Center – Weekdays
FAMILY ART STOPS: Gallery tour activity
Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:30 am, 2 pm, 2:30 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center. Sign-up begins 30 minutes before the program.

Getty Villa – Weekdays
ART ODYSSEY FOR FAMILIES: Gallery tour activity
Wednesdays – Fridays: 12 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour.

LACMA – Weekdays
STORYTIME FOR KIDS
Monday and Friday: 2–2:30 pm
Boone Children’s Gallery, Hammer Building
ART-MAKING FOR ALL AGES
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 12–5 pm; Sat and Sun: 11 am–5 pm, drop-in
Boone Children’s Gallery, Hammer Building

Skirball Cultural Center  – Weekdays

DIG IT!: Archaeological simulated dig activity.
Thursday and Friday.  Drop-in during Museum hours.

Family Weekend Activities – July 29, 30, 31

LACMA – Friday Night
STORYTELLING FOR FAMILIES: Stories Round a(flashlight) campfire
This week’s program: “Skeletons in Your Closet and Socks in Your Drawer”
Friday, July 29: 7 pm.  Free with general admission.
No reservations required but seating is limited.
Tickets available one hour before program. Entry begins at 6:30.

LACMA – Saturday Afternoon
SATURDAY MONSTER MATINEES
This week’s movie: “The Incredible Shrinking Man”
Saturday, July 30: 2 pm

LACMA – Saturday Evening
LATIN SOUNDS: Free Summer Concerts in the park
This week’s concert: Edmar Castaneda
Saturday, July 30: 5 pm

Skirball Cultural Center – Saturday Afternoon
FAMILY AMPHITHEATER PERFORMANCES – Saturday Afternoon
Saturday, July 30: 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Performering: Wildlife on Wheels see exotic live animals
Included with Museum admission; no reservations

LACMA – Sunday Afternoon
FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS WORKSHOP: “The Art of Giving!”
Sunday, July 31:  12:30–3:30 pm
North Piazza, no reservations

Norton Simon – Sunday Afternoon
STORIES IN THE AFTERNOON:  Find a Shady Tree
Learn about art, trees, and create a collage
Sunday, July 31: 2:00-3:00 pm

Skirball Cultural Center – Sunday Afternoon
FAMILY AMPHITHEATER PERFORMANCES
Sunday, July 31: 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Performing:  Family Dance Jam with Ilann Egeland Mazzini
Included with Museum admission; no reservations
SPELLBINDING SUNDAYS
Sunday, July 24:  Intermittently 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Throughout the run of the Houdini exhibition, strolling magicians perform magic.
All ages. Included with Museum Admission, no reservations

Getty Villa – Weekends
ArtQuest!: Art activity workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 3:30 pm, drop-in
Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa
ART ODYSSEY FOR FAMILIES: Gallery tour activity
Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa.  Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour.

Getty Center – Weekends
FAMILY ART LAB: Fancy Fashions!
Outdoor art activity workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 3:30 pm, drop-in
Family Room Patio, Getty Center
ART ADVENTURES FOR FAMILIES: Gallery tour activity
Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center.  Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m.

Everyday Family Activities

Getty Center Museum
FAMILY ROOM – Interactive activity space
Families can draw, build, and play together (see blog post).
Daily, except Mondays. Drop-in during Museum hours.

Skirball Cultural Center
SUMMER DROP-IN ART STUDIO
Daily, except Monday
All ages.  Included with Museum admission; no reservations
NOAH’S ARK – Interactive activity space
Families can climb, build, explore, and make art together.
Daily, except Monday
Special admission fee required.  Free to Members and Children under 2. 
Free to all visitors on Thursdays. Advance tickets recommended weekends, Thursdays, and school holidays.

 

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