Express yourself right where you are with fun, free activity ideas from local cultural institutions.
Whether you are relaxing at home or departing to a far-off destination, Los Angeles and its many cultural institutions has got you covered. Check out our list of fun, free activity ideas, and take the party with you no matter where you'll be.
- Let's Make Art!
Create artworks at home inspired by artists in The Broad Collection.
- The Broad's Art Kits
“The Broad To Go” and "The Broad on the Go!" art kits were created so that kids could be creative and experience The Broad from home.
- Craft Tutorials
Easy to follow craft projects at home.
Chinese American Museum
Includes worksheets and a family history scrapbook.
- At-Home Activities
A variety of downloadable activity sheets.
The Hammer Museum at UCLA
- Guides for Engaging With Art
Resources to help facilitate discussions around artwork.
- Hammer at Home: Art from the Everyday
Create artwork using materials you can find around your home.
Japanese American National Museum
- Education Resources
Activities and resources for learners of all ages, including printable offline activities, origami videos, lessons and curriculum, and more.
Los Angeles Conservancy
- Educational Resources
Free resources to explore historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Recommended for grades 3-8, but appropriate for all ages.
- How To Make a Biography Cube | Template (PDF)
Learn how to make a cube that shares information about an important person in your neighborhood.
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
- Learning Resources
Plenty of activities and lesson plans for students or those curious at heart.
Natural History Museum
- Learning Resources
Lots of interesting and educational activities for the whole family.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
- En Familia con LA Plaza - Virtual Series
Explore easy-to-follow workshops that include art, culinary, and garden activities.
- Summer Activity Kit
Seven full pages of activities focusing on reading, math and science topics.
Want to plan a visit to a museum or attraction in person? Explore L.A. with Discover and Go and use your Los Angeles Public Library card to reserve free or low-cost passes to participating locations, including the Natural History Museum, the Los Angeles Zoo, and more!
Man One - Summer With the Library Art Tutorial
Artist, curator, multi-award-winning illustrator, mentor, and entrepreneur, Man One believes in the transformational power of art, its power to save lives, and make the world a better place.
Man One gives a brief tutorial on how you can express yourself through graffiti lettering using simple tools like pencils and markers.
Download and print Man One's Summer With the Library artwork, and have fun coloring your own masterpiece.
Enjoy these free printable coloring pages representing the architectural details of the beautiful downtown L.A. Central Library, library card art designs and space exploration. Print them out and play with different color combinations.