Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Some people are amazing aunts and uncles. Even before they have their own children, they offer babysitting services, take your kids on fun outings, and give you a break (my sister and her husband are great examples). We are not those people. We were married 5 years before R came along, and in that time I can count on one hand how many times we babysat/took our nieces and nephew out for a day to give our siblings a break. I know, we were big fat turds. Big fat selfish turds to be exact.
Now that we’re parents we totally get how terrible we were. Just one afternoon that R can spend with her Auntie and we can just be us is priceless. We decided it was time to change our ways and took one of our nieces out for a fun afternoon with R at the Zimmer. (BTW-It is MUCH easier to manage a child when you are childless, so if you are not yet parents do that whole babysitting thing NOW!)
This place was perfect for both the 1 year old and 4 year old. It is like a huge play space that is really centered around imaginative play. Some of their favorite parts of the museum were the real life jet that they could pretend to fly, the water table games, the pretend grocery store, pretend home complete with fake fireplace, and the ball pit. There was one room for itty babies to crawl around on gym mats and a snack room with tons of high chairs and a couple of vending machines. We spent about 2 hours there and we had to convince the 4 year old to leave. It was definitely a fun time had by all, even the very exhausted adults.
A few tips for your trip to the Zimmer:
- Take your wallet and phone with you and ditch the diaper bag in the snack room cubbies. You’ll be chasing your child around and those bags are just too annoying to lug around.
- The museum isn’t marked with a big sign you can see from the street, but is located in a Jewish foundation building on the north side of Wilshire Blvd.
- There’s a free parking lot if you are visiting the museum.
Hope your trip to the Zimmer is as much fun as ours was!