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The library will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Activity Ideas

hand-drawn Central Library with other Los Angeles landmark buildings

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.

The Broad

  • 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 Contemporary

Chinese American Museum

The Hammer Museum at UCLA

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

La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

  • Learning Resources

    Plenty of activities and lesson plans for students or those curious at heart.

Natural History Museum

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes


  • 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.

Coloring Sheets

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.

Additional Coloring Sheets: African American History Month Coloring Pages | Color the Library | Octavia Lab Presents Hidden Heroes