Housing one of the most remarkable private art collections, the Norton Simon Museum has artwork and artifacts collected by industrialist Norton Simon from the early 1900s onward. There are over 12,000 objects in the permanent collection at the museum, and visitors are privy to view over 1,000 of them on display in the galleries or the sculpture garden.

The museum hosts many classes, programs, and lectures, meaning visitors can take up a drawing class or an art-making workshop. Some of the more celebrated works include the Branchini Madonna by Giovanni di Paolo, Portrait of a Boy by Rembrandt van Rijn, and Mulberry Tree by Vincent van Gogh.

The Gamble House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, and rightfully so. The house takes visitors on a journey to 1908, when architects Charles and Henry Greene furnished and designed the house for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company.

Architecture aficionados will appreciate the outstanding model of American arts-and-crafts style architecture that the house displays. Visitors can enjoy one-hour docent-led tours on Thursday to Sunday from noon onwards, and there are also specialty tours available for those who want a more focused tour of the house, its furnishings, and architecture.

If you are looking for an authentic historic downtown experience, Old Pasadena will not disappoint. The diverse city is ten miles from downtown LA and is filled with numerous activities for adults and kids; museums, galleries, movies, restaurants, and shopping are abundant in the area.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the many scheduled musical and outdoor events that occur throughout the year such as the Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour or one of the many street exhibitions. Combining old world charm and modern convenience, visitors can shop in a combination of over 200 specialty boutiques or national retailers.

Managed by Caltech for NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is responsible for the construction of robotic spacecraft, astronomy missions, and many deep space projects. Some of these include the famed Mars Science Laboratory, the Curiosity rover, and the NuSTAR X-ray telescope.

Visitors are invited to tour the facilities, but reservations must be made in advance. Live demonstrations of JPL science and technology, a multimedia presentation, the von Karman Visitor Center, and a tour of the Space Flight Operations facility and Spacecraft Assembly Facility are all part of the two and a half hour tour. Address: 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109, 818-354-4321

Launched in 1979 at Caltech, the Kidspace Children's Museum is a place for children to be inspired and release their creativity through an informal, hands-on educational approach. With over 200,000 guests annually, the museum is filled with exhibits and hosts events and programs, allowing visitors to unleash their imagination.

Some of the exhibits include the Arroyo Adventure garden, the Stone Hollow Amphitheater, and the Galvin Physics Forest. Art, nature, science – everything is a go at the Kidspace Children's Museum. Some of their more popular features include the Kidspace Critters area, which houses a live collection of reptiles and bugs, and the Imagination Workshop, where kids can discover the inner workings of everyday objects

Dedicated to the history of chemistry and the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman, the Beckman Room of Caltech's Science Museum boasts a plethora of information. The institute celebrates the doctor's extraordinary life – from his beginning years at Caltech, earning his Ph.D., inventing the pH meter to joining the Caltech faculty and even the time after he left and built an industrial empire.

Other than an in-depth look into his life, visitors will also see a recreation of a 1920s chemistry lab, gaining insight on the tools that were available to Arnold Beckman during his time at Caltech. Address: 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125, 626-395-2704

Dedicated to the culture and art of Asia and the Pacific Islands, the USC Pacific Asia Museum was established in 1971 with the aim to encourage intercultural understanding. The museum focuses on the classic and contemporary arts and houses over 15,000 objects, many of which date back to over four thousand years.

Current exhibitions such as “Royal Taste” take visitors on a journey through the luxurious lifestyles of princely courts in China. Visitors can explore the various exhibitions, view performances, attend festivals, or take part in the many lectures, classes, and workshops the museum hosts. Some of the classes and ongoing programs offered include yoga, tai chi, Chinese calligraphy, and haiku writing.

California has a rich and eclectic history of culture and art, which the Pasadena Museum of California Art has been bringing together since 2002 with exhibitions and programs for visitors to appreciate. Visitors can explore the various objects and art pieces that encompass the influences and cultural dynamics that are unique to California.

Filled with both historical and contemporary art, the museum exhibits various craftsman and artists such as William Bragdon, Chauncey Thomas, and William S. Rice. The museums hosts many events throughout the year, one of which is Family Day, where fun art projects await the entire family, no matter their age.

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