Saturday, November 5, 2016

Things to do at The Getty Museum

As moms we are always looking for fun weekend activities for the kids. I am fortunate to live in Los Angeles because we have many fun places that are baby friendly.  Today, I would like to share our trip to the The Getty Museum.

The museum is located on the Westside of Los Angeles and sits on a hill that overlooks the ocean and city.  It's an art museum that features great exhibits that vary from time to time.  It has amazing architecture and beautiful gardens to stroll through.

The highlight of our day was the fun "Family Room," which caters to kids.
It's a room with five activity centers that allow kids to learn and play.

The illuminated manuscript walls encourage kids to pick up the markers and become Picasso for the day.
One of the rooms had a 18th century bed to lay on and it included a variety of books to read.
The next room had long tubes for the kids to play with.  The tubes were placed inside the wall full of small holes. This room was perfect for playing peek-a-boo with my baby.

My favorite room was a  the room of mirrors.  The great thing about this room was that the mirrors were held up with magnets.  Noah loved removing one mirror, looking at himself, and then placing the mirror on another wall.  He repeated the process over and over.  It was cute!!! But the best part of this room was when another little boy entered the mirror room.  Watching them give mirrors to each other melted my heart.  The simple act of giving, sharing, caring, and being polite at such a young age is something we can all do a little more.

The museum has remarkable art pieces, but the city view was spectacular as well.  It's amazing to be able to be at such a beautiful museum and have the opportunity to look a the ocean and city skyline.  And of course, it's great for some selfie taking!

At the museum they have a restaurant where you can have lunch and a outside coffee bar!  You can also pack some snacks or lunch when you come here because they have a beautiful grass area.  Trust me, it just feels so right to do that because everyone seemed to be doing it.

Overall this place is great and very educational for your kiddos!

On November the 12th, 2016 The Getty will be having  a family festival from 10am-5pm.  They will be celebrating "The Alchemy of Color in Medieval times". Go to their website at to learn more!

In the mean time enjoy some pictures of this fun family day.