The Valley Kids
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., The Valley
The Skirball Cultural Center, a Jewish cultural institution that offers everything from exhibits to readings to recitals, is also home to architect Moshe Safdie's Arc, an incredible installation that occupies an 8,000 square foot gallery. Kids can climb aboard the wooden ship and interact with the animals, crafted with everything from rope, to recycled newspaper, to keyboards, and vegetable steamers. Make reservations well in advance.
1001 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank
This ice skating rink in Burbank is perfect for year-round skating with your kids. Day and night sessions are available. The beautiful adjoining gardens are great for the springtime.
Sky High Sports
6033 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills
While a warehouse lined in trampolines (walls, too) sounds like a special version of hell, it’s pretty much kid crack. Foam pits, dodgeball, a special jumping area for the smaller set, and a Wifi-equipped lounge check all the boxes—understandably, this spot is huge on the birthday party circuit.
11118 Ventura Blvd., Studio City
Though it admittedly rarely rains in LA, this indoor playground still beckons. There's a big slide, ball pit, light-up floor, and more. The best part, though, is that the grown-ups can sip coffee at the cappuccino bar while the kids play. However, even adults have to remove their shoes, so if you'd like to join your kids in the bouncy castle, go right ahead.
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