In the spirit of exploring the (somewhat) backyard, we made it out to The Getty Museum, or as my son was calling it, the “spaghetti” museum.
The Getty features a wide collection of historical and/or artistic artifacts, as well as the campus itself being a specimen of architectural design. Being situated on top of a hill, The Getty also features a lot of nice cityscape views of Los Angeles
With the young kids (preschooler and toddler) I think the highlight was the Family Center, where they had the chance to color their own paper masks, draw on a designated wall, and other handy exercises.
As for the museum itself, we were able to cover just a sampling of the exhibits.
Understandably considering that this museum displays items that are not practically reproducible one-in-existence, pretty much everything is a look and no touch. Which kept the kids interest for maybe 5 minutes. I tried to no avail to explain to our son who’s a fan of manufacturing/factory videos of his favorite toys the significance of a piece of work behind the ropes/glass made a long time ago by a person using their hands and basic tools, and not fabricated by injection molded plastic processes.
I guess for now we’ll stick to museums like the ones we’ve visited before, that seem to more easily capture our kids curious minds.