Extracurricular Activities

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Geffen

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A former police car warehouse in L.A.'s Little Tokyo Historic District, renovated by the noted California architect Frank Gehry, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (formerly The Temporary Contemporary) opened in 1983. This location offers 40,000 square feet of exhibition space.

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SPA 4: Metro LA
152 North Central Ave., Los Angeles CA
90013

Long Beach Museum of Art

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The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) was founded in 1950 as a municipal art center for the city of Long Beach. Since its inception, the Museum has been housed in the historic 1911 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson House. In 1957, the Anderson House was designated as the Long Beach Museum of Art, at which time the Museum began acquiring a permanent collection.

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SPA 8: South Bay
2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA
90803

Mi Centro LGBTQ Community Center

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LGBTQA Youth Council – The LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally) is to build leadership and community organizing skills in order to create a safer, more inclusive and supportive spaces at home, school and in the communities in which we live. We meet every 2nd Monday of the month at Mi Centro LGBTQ Community Center (553 S. Clarence St., Los Angeles, CA. 90033) in Boyle Heights. Monthly gatherings include presentations, workshops, leadership training, college application support, field trips and social events.

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SPA 7: East
553 S. Clarence St., Los Angeles, CA
90033

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

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The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is the nation's premier center of Mexican American culture. Providing an experience unlike any other, LA Plaza's interactive exhibits and dynamic programs invite visitors to explore as well as contribute to the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond.

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SPA 4: Metro LA
501 North Main St., Los Angeles, CA
90012

LA Fire Museum and Memorial (Hollywood Museum)

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Today, Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation. Three apparatus bays are filled with equipment, some dating back to the early 1900s and not to be found anywhere else. In addition, artifacts and equipment of all types are on display, dating from the 1880s through the present day. There are existing and under-development exhibits upstairs as well. Old Station 27 also includes a Fire Service Research Library and a learning center where fire and life safety lessons are shared with both children and adults.

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SPA 4: Metro LA
1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
90028

LA Fire Museum and Memorial (Harbor Museum)

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Old Fire Station 36 is housed in one of the oldest buildings still standing in San Pedro, California. At the southern-most tip of Los Angeles, San Pedro is home to the Los Angeles Harbor, Ports ‘O Call Village, and some of the most unique seascapes in the LA area. Old Station 36 includes some remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more. A small store offers up a variety of goodies, ranging from authentic LAFD merchandise to memorial bracelets.

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SPA 8: South Bay
638 Beacon St., San Pedro,
90731

LA County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes nearly 130,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art.

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SPA 4: Metro LA
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
90036

La Brea Tar Pits Museum

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Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. The newly named La Brea Tar Pits Museum (located in the George C. Page Museum building) displays Ice Age fossils — including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths — from 10,000 to 40,000-year-old asphalt deposits. But visitors can also watch the processes of paleontology unfold. Every day inside the glass-enclosed Fossil Lab, scientists and volunteers prepare fossils including “Zed,” a recently discovered male Columbian mammoth.

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SPA 4: Metro LA
5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
90036