Glendale, CA

5 Free Things to do in Glendale with Kids

Caroline at EatDrinkLA

It's Summer and your kids are home ALL THE TIME! Since every day can't be a trip to Chuck E. Cheese or a pricey museum, here are 5 FREE things to do in Glendale with kids under 5.

Splash pads

The pandemic has turned a corner and the splash pads are re-opening once again. Splash pads or wading pools are those cool, shallow pond-looking structures found in the local parks that until now have been just dry bowls of concrete. They're great because your kids don't even need to know how to swim to enjoy them, and they always have a lifeguard. There are 5 different locations in Glendale, but they all operate at different hours. Starting June 14th and running through August 16th this is the schedule you need to know:

Hours are Monday to Thursday Noon to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Library Summer Discovery Program

The L.A. County Library in La Crescenta and La Canada-Flintridge is inviting young readers to participate in a summer of discovery with reading challenges, activities, and more! The program runs from June 1st to August 14, 2022 and you can sign up here to get started. There's even a prize incentive waiting for your kids at the end.

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Outdoor Singalongs

Every Tuesday at The Americana at Brand is the Kids Club. It takes place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and features live music from kid-friendly performers plus restaurant discounts and freebies. It takes place on the center lawn. You used to be able to just walk in and enjoy but now they require pre-registration so book early!

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Americana at BrandPhoto Credit: The Americana at Brand

The LEGO Store

If you have the kind of kids that can look and not need to buy things, then they will love The LEGO Store at the Glendale Galleria. The shop is set up almost like a LEGO museum because the latest toys have been built and housed in glass containers to be viewed and enjoyed. No one will judge you for just looking around and leaving. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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The Museum of Neon Art

The Museum of Neon Art or MONA is the only museum in the world dedicated to electric art. Kids will love looking at the colored glass while adults will enjoy the historic street signs. It's open only from Thursday to Sunday from Noon onward. Admission is FREE for kids 12 and under and $5 for Glendale residents.

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Museum of Neon ArtPhoto Credit: The Museum of Neon Art

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