Have you seen these SEASONAL CRAFT KITS available in the museum?!
Our Autumn Aprons kits were extremely popular this fall, and now we have two more kits, each available for donation* of $15 or more. You can paint vehicles and make your own roads with the Open Road kit, or decorate your own little winter beanie with Wacky Wearables!
*The Zimmer offers free and discounted memberships to families who qualify, and any donation helps make the power of play available to another family!
What are you waiting for? Come get your own kit at the Zimmer’s front desk today!
Have you seen the new safety flooring around the S. Mark Taper Foundation Aid and Rescue Center rescue boat?!
The new ProDek flooring is derived from recycled rubber and very eco-friendly. It is made from 70% recycled tires and 30% virgin colored rubber. By recycling rubber this way, landfill growth is minimized. Any amount affected is important. Each year, on average, ProDek installations are responsible for preventing more than 775,000 lbs of automobile tires form entering our area landfills. Since 2006, that amounts to more than 375,000 tires or 4.5 million pounds of scrap rubber!
Not only is the new flooring sparkly and comfy to walk on, but it’s SAFE too! So what are you waiting for? Come check it out today!
Have you seen the brand new literary mural in Bubbie’s Bookstore?! Now, while you are reading some of your favorite books in the little nook, you can discover even more entertaining reads to check out in the future.
So what are you waiting for? Come curl up and unwind with a good book today!
Have you seen these new WANTED posters around the museum?! We’re always on the hunt for new additions to enhance each one of our exhibits, and now, your generosity could help us capture these items!
If you see a WANTED poster and can help us out, just visit the front desk to make your tax-deductible donation. We thank you so much in advance!
Our new play space is placed thematically in the Zimmer’s building area right next to our giant pinball machine and Construction Zone. Connections is a stainless steel wall with a variety of sizes of gears that are removable. The combinations are endless! By seeing how the different gears affect one another, your little ones can learn how we are all connected and how each of our actions affects others. The gear wall is not only insanely fun, but it also teaches: cause and effect, fine motor and manipulative skills, problem-solving, colors and patterns, and principles of motion!
So what are you waiting for? Come learn about connections today!
If you’ve walked into the museum lately, you’ve probably noticed something big taking over the main lobby wall. And you might have been wondering why our staff has been wandering around the museum in their sweatbands.
Well, the Zimmer Children’s Museum is an official charity of the 2012 Honda LA Marathon, and to get in the spirit, the Zimmer staff is on a RACE TO NAPTIME! Help your favorite staff member win the race to the crib by donating to his or her LA Marathon team! We’ll even put your name on a little baby foot on the chart!
Want to run… or walk… or jog… or even stroll with us in the 5K on March 17th? Learn more here.
Here at the Zimmer, not only are we playing our way to a better world, but we’re also drawing our way to a better world!
Last month, we participated in The Big Draw LA, a “city-wide celebration of the act of drawing.” As part of The Big Draw LA, we invited visitors of the Zimmer Children’s Museum to create a permanent mural, ArtVille, for the museum! From Tuesday, October 18 through the end of the month, we invited all families to draw, color, and cut their own buildings, cars, roads, and more! Our resident art teachers Julie Jacobs and Sasha Karlova were the leads on the project.
According to The Big Draw LA website:
Drawing is a universal language, connecting generations, cultures, and communities. Children draw to make sense of the world before they learn to write. Yet most adults, given a pencil, claim: “I can’t draw!” The Big Draw aims to remove this barrier and create opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can make us SEE, THINK, and INVENT.
Check out the BEFORE:
And… voila! Check out the AFTER:
So next time you’re at the museum, don’t forget to peek your head into the Art Studio and see our new ArtVille mural!
Have you seen our new shopping carts? They’re located in the Corner Market, but the carts are so popular that they are being pushed all throughout the museum!
The museum may be closed for maintenance this week, but you know what that means? Even more new stuff! Stay tuned for the next Have You Seen It?!