Los Angeles Children's Museum

The 57,000-square foot Los Angeles Children's Museum opened in 2010 and has a design that is modeled after an actual ecosystem. The museum is located in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area. It incorporates air, earth, fire, and water. The entire ecosystem surrounds Dogbear, Tree, and Puppycub, the living creatures of he ecosystem that require the care of the visitors in order to survive in their surroundings. As children play in the ecosystem, it will change in grow in response to their actions. This helps them see the impact they have on nature and the world each and every day. Continuing programs at the museum include the Art2Go Outreach program that brings art to the lives of Los Angeles area children. The Reader's Theatre Project brings children's favorite stories to life with song and dance. Both programs can be schedule for schools, community events, and children's gatherings. The Reading Edge program offers outreach with the goal of helping kids develop literacy, appreciate and learn about technology and engage in the arts in both informal and formal settings. The programs and the theatre will work in conjunction with school curriculum to help children expand their learning in a variety of areas. The museum is a resource for both teachers and parents who want to make learning a lot more fun for the children in their lives.

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