Children's Museum of the Arts
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Children's Museum of the Arts information
Lonely Planet review
This small but worthy stop exhibits paintings, drawings and photographs by local school kids, with adorable exhibit titles like ‘Beyond the Refrigerator Door.’ For more hands-on activities, check out the museum’s vast offering of public programs for kids of all ages, including guided workshops on art forms ranging from sculpture to collaborative mural painting, as well as movie nights and other special treats.