Looking to have a fun-filled day in Los Angeles? Here are four sites that you should stop by during your time in the City of Angels.
1. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is a must-see attraction in the southern California area. The museum’s grand opening was on November 6th, 1913. The museum was then referred to as the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art. The museum is home to a multitude of various exhibits. You can visit the permanent exhibits at any time of year!
The museum is open 9:30 am - 5 pm every day of the year, with four exceptions. They are closed on New Year's Day (January 1), Independence Day (July 4), Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November), and Christmas Day (December 25). Some of the permanent exhibits include African Mammals, the Dinosaur Hall, and an Insect Zoo, so there is something for everyone at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
2. Griffith Observatory
The Griffith Observatory is an ideal location for anyone who is seeking to be inspired or learn more about space. The five different sections of the inside of the observatory serve as a wealth of knowledge for the curious space cadet. Information ranging from the eclipses of the moon and sun, explanation of tides, what our sun is and how we can observe it.One Exhibit even provides real footage taken by NASA of the behavior of our sun! The observatory provides beautiful and vivid pictures of star clusters and historical background of groundbreaking scientists who helped carve the path for further study into space. The Observatory is open from 12:00noon - 10:00p.m, Tuesday - Friday. Then 10:00a.m. - 10:00p.m, Saturday - Sunday.
3. The Original Farmers Market
There are many different farmers markets in the downtown LA area but nothing beats the original. The Original Farmers Market has had a long history of change but in 1934 it was transformed into a village and farmers market where farmers could sell fresh produce right from their trucks to hungry customers. Now, after 80 years from it becoming a farmers market it is one of the hottest spots in LA. The Original Farmers Market encompasses a variety of different shops and vendors. The market has many restaurants, grocery markets, speciality shops, and even service shops where you can get a quality haircut after lunch! The market is open Monday - Friday: 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday: 9 am to 8 pm, and Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm. Whether it's your first time to a farmers market or your have a favorite one in your hometown, the Original Farmers Market will surely be your new favorite spot in LA.
4. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
The Museum of Contemporary Art holds splendid pieces of artwork for anyone who wants to get lost in the art scene of downtown LA. With three different local locations, tourists can spend an entire day gazing at artwork and educating themselves about the artists that created them. Hours for the MOCA Grand Avenue and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11am - 6pm. Thursday from 11am - 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 5pm with Tuesday being closed. MOCA Pacific Design Center is open Tuesday through Friday 11am - 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am - 6pm with it being closed on Monday's.