Blog: Innovation Destinations

Los Angeles fun for kids this weekend: Chalk art, tinkering, and salt marshes

Take it to the streets - or the pier - as you turn concrete into a canvas. The 13th Annual Chalk Art Festival will once again give visionaries of all ages an opportunity to turn their ideas into a colorful reality on the Redondo Beach Pier. The festival is family-friendly, free, and open to the public. Swing by on Saturday 9/12, 12:00pm - 4:00pm to walk the chalk.

On Saturday 9/12, UCLA's Hammer Museum is hosting a Family Day at their community studio. Bring the kids for a celebration of the discoveries, risk taking, and creative problem solving that can take place in an artist's studio. The Hammer Museum will provide a variety of materials so that families and community members can experiment, create, and express themselves right alongside contemporary artists. Family Day is a chance to explore artist workshops, music, and ways for your visionary to change the world. Participation is free, and museum parking is a flat $3 on weekends.

Head over to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on Sunday 9/13 from 1:00 to 3:00 for a salt marsh open house. Explore wetland habitats on a self-guided tour as you use binoculars and microscopes to observe live animals. Experts will be available to answer questions at this free, all-ages event. Don't forget the sunscreen!

reDiscover Center's Tinkering Club has opened its doors, and is hosting a free open house on Sunday 9/13 to celebrate. This open studio is an awesome environment for builders, designers, and tinkerers aged 7 - 12, equipped with the tools and materials to let an imagination run wild. Enjoy free open house activities and snacks while you introduce your family to workshop opportunities. The open house runs from 10:00 - 2:00 on Sunday 9/13, and Tinkering Club is open for exploration seven afternoons a week.