Kid friendly activities in Long Beach, CA

Sunny Long Beach, California is surely an enjoyable place to live. With miles of beaches, and good weather most of the year, outdoor activities are not hard to find. However, if you are looking for a structured activity nearby to take your children to, here are some activities the entire family is sure to enjoy:

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is the largest aquarium, in the southern part of California, and it the one of the top five visited aquariums in the entire nation. In fact, over 1.6 million visitors come to this amazing Aquarium, to learn about all the inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean. There are more than 11,000 animals on display, and over 50 different types of exhibits that display the diversity of the Ocean.

 

One of the newest exhibits is the ‘Horses and Dragons’.  In this exhibit, you will see over a dozen different types of seahorses and sea dragons.  In addition to the exhibits, there are also “hands on” activities and interesting lectures, by renowned scientists in the field of marine life.  The ‘moon jelly touch pool’ is one such example, where visitors are able to touch these gelatinous sea creatures.

 

In addition, the Aquarium of the Pacific is the leader in “green” practices.  They were awarded the Super Nova Star Award in 2009, for being the most energy efficient business in the nation.

 

The Aquarium is located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802.  Their phone number is (562) 590-3100, and their email is: aquariumofpacific@lbaop.org

EL DORADO NATURE CENTER

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This 84 acre nature center is located at: 7550 East Spring Street, Long Beach, CA, 90815.  There are three (3) hiking trails, and one is paved for individuals who prefer this type of path.  In addition, there is a one mile trail that will branch off into a two mile trail, if you desire to continue on.  Also, there are two lakes connected by a stream.  This is a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.  Not only is it fun and beautiful for all to enjoy, but it is also an educational experience for children of all ages.

BATTLESHIP USS IOWA MUSEUM

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On board the USS Iowa, visitors will experience the daily life of a fearless Navy sailor.  This museum was once one of the greatest naval battleships in history.  At one time, three United States Presidents were hosted on this ship.  Today, visitors of all ages are educated through exhibits that are interactive and awe-inspired.  In addition to experiencing what life was like during the wars, there are tour guides (many who are US Navy Veterans) on hand, who will point out the highlights of the ship, such as the Admiral’s Bridge, mess area, the captain’s cabin and the crews sleeping quarters, as well as the main guns and the missile decks.   In addition, children can participate in a scavenger hunt, to see who will be the first to find the mascot of the ship.

THE ALL AMERICAN MELODRAMA THEATER AND MUSIC HALL

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For a fun night out for the whole family, stop by the All American Melodrama Theater and Music Hall located at: 429 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA  90802.

 

Escape the life of “high technology”, and enjoy some good old-fashioned interaction fun by cheering for the heroine and “booing” the villain.

For more information, please call 562-495-5900.

 

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