The Natural History Museum of LA County has wonderful summer programs including Summer Nights in the Garden, an after-hours event which features music, cocktails, tours, projects, food trucks and much more. More information on this and other programs at nhm.org.
Callie and Nibbles are part of the first realistic puppet program created for American Museums to perform with extinct creatures. Callie was created for the Los Angeles Natural History Museum by the Henson Creature Shop.
Events for Adults:
The Hair Ball, The Page Museum, June 21, 2014 Wear your most outrageous style and come to see and be seen. Music, Food, Fun and Glamor. First Fridays at the Museum are evening events featuring cocktails, live music and community. Summer Garden Parties start up at NHM in July 2014 A Night at the Museum is an ongoing Parent/Child sleep-over Search the Internet for Museums with programs for kids and families in your area. Many Museums have affordable Summer Camps and Overnight Sleep-overs as well as interactive programs.
Look for:Science Museums, Art Museums, Air, Transportation, Cultural and many other types of museums that cater to families and offer low cost entertainment and activities.
Here are just a few:
A comprehensive list of many museums: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_the_United_States
A comprehensive list of Science museums can be found at: https://dir.yahoo.com/science/museums_and_exhibits/
Carnegie Museum of Natural History,
Kansas Aviation Museum, kansasaviationmuseum.org
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, childrensmuseum.org
Omaha Children’s Museum: ocm.org/exhibits/camps/
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum: http://www.sbnature.org/
Los Angeles County Museum of Art: lacma.org
Orange county: Discoverycube.org
Childrens Museum of Tuscon: www.childrensmuseumtucson.org
The Field Museum in Chicago: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
The American Museum of Natural History in NY: http://www.amnh.org/
The National Children’s Museum of Washington D.C. http://www.ncm.museum/
St. Louis Children’s Museum: www.magichouse.com
COSI Toledo Ohio: www.cositoledo.org
COSI Columbus Ohio: www.cosi.org
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery: www.boonshoftmuseum.org
Charlotte the Vermont Whale: www.uvm.edu/whale
The Georgia Aquarium: www.georgiaaquarium.org
The Los Angeles Natural History Museum: www.nhm.org
The Page Museum: www.tarpits.org