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27 May 2010
When I first heard about the kid's membership at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art I was very excited, but a little skeptical. Free trips to the museum as long as my kids were under 18? It sounded too good to be true!
We recently made our first trip using our Nexgen membership cards and I can't stress enough how great LACMA's Nexgen program is! I highly recommend that anyone in the Southern California area take advantage of this free museum membership for kids. In addition to one free adult admission with your Nexgen kid, there is a children's art gallery, where kids can create their own art. Free art totes and children's audio tours are available to check out as well. We hope to check these out on our next visit. This time we were too busy exploring!
On our recent trip, we went on a scavenger hunt to find the artists we studied this year. We were able to see work from three of them: Miro, Mondrian, and Klee. My kids love to sketch at art museums. It's a great way to make the experience a little more hands-on and lets kids practice their art skills just like real artists.
Homeschool Day at LACMA is May 27th. Sounds like a fun end of the year field trip!