Aria loves Curious George. We read A Treasury of Curious George to her since she was a baby. Now, she refers to him as “Monkey George.” So when I heard there was a Curious George exhibit at Discovery Cube Los Angeles, I knew we had to visit!
Discovery Cube Los Angeles was on my list of places to visit, so I’m glad I finally went. It was nice to spend the day indoors last Saturday, because it was over 100 degrees that day. The drive to Discovery Cube Los Angeles from West L.A. wasn’t too bad – it’s located near the 210 and 118 freeways near Pacoima in Los Angeles. The museum is big with high ceilings and has two stories. There’s plenty to do and see, and you can easily spend a few hours without experiencing everything. We spent most of our time at Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious
Here are a few highlights:
It may look like a slide, but to Curious George fans, it’s the space rocket from the story Curious George and the Rocket. Parents, put your cameras on video mode to capture your mini space cadets make their way back to “earth.”
Conveyor belts, cranks, and more! The construction site has foam blocks of varying shapes and sizes for stacking and building fun!
Museum within a Museum
Fun facts and interesting tidbits for the grown-ups to read about the history of Curious George through the years.
Aria’s favorite thing was to open and shut the “elevator door” to see Curious George. Here, kids can dress up as the doorman and open elevators, yank pulleys, and more in this fun apartment building.
Aria loved playing with the cute stuffed barnyard toys. There were also windmills, wind socks, and wind chimes!
Who needs to go to a course when you can create one! The mini golf section is open to interpretation – customize it with pipes, funnels, and more or play it plain.
Sidewalk Produce Stand
Everything here is kid-sized, so weighing produce and ringing up the cash register is fun! There are plenty of fun, bright, fake fruits to play with.
Tips for your visit
- Follow signs to get to the museum. You can see it after the freeway exit, but you have to drive around the block to reach it.
- Parking is FREE
- Curious George meet and greets are on select Saturdays and Sundays. Check the website for details and plan to get in line at least five minutes before scheduled time.
- Kids should wear comfortable shoes and play clothes – this is a very interactive exhibit!
- There is a $10 ticket grand opening promotion special which is valid through January 3rd, 2016!
Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91342
Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious exhibit
Target Audience: Ages 3 to 7, families and school groups
Languages: Text graphics are in English and Spanish
Developed by: Minnesota Children’s Museum, Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, and publisher, Houghton Mifflin
Disclaimer: We were given complimentary tickets. All opinions are my own.