|CC floats in a blue ball pit at the Zimmer Children's Museum.|
We've driven by the museum, which is tucked into the lobby level of The Goldsmith Jewish Federation Center on Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile, so many times over the years, but it's only now that I've realized what we've been missing.
Dedicated to teaching kids -- and families, really -- about global citizenship, community responsibility and cultural sensitivity, the Zimmer has created a kid-sized neighborhood of sorts that's totally interactive and engaging.
CC and I visited during a "Cupcakes for Bloggers" event, during which delicious mini cupcakes from SusieCakes were served, and my little explorer had the chance to don a firefighter's uniform, walk on a rescue boat that was used to help people during Hurricane Katrina, pretend to go grocery shopping, and make all kinds of art.
The Zimmer offers open play with admission, but the museum also provides programs during the week, such as a sing-a-long, freeze dance, a puppet show and story time.
|CC pretends to buy and prepare dinner at the Zimmer.|
"Can we come back tomorrow?" CC asked in the parking lot. Absolutely!
Zimmer Children's Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Admission: $8 (adults), children 2-17 ($5), children under 2 (free)