When you stay in Los Angeles, you are surrounded by art and culture in the form of museums. You can take a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art’s main hub in Downtown Los Angeles for an education in art created after 1940. MOCA holds around 5,000 pieces of visual media ranging from abstract expressionism and pop art by emerging artists. If you’re more interested in history, visit downtown’s Japanese American Museum in the heart of Little Tokyo for real portrayals of Japanese life before WWII and beautiful cultural art such as origami. To witness the intersection of art and history, venture off to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see collections of Asian, Latin American, European and American art. Visit the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits for an education on paleontology and Los Angeles before the movies. For more adventures in science, take the kids to the California Science Center to see the new permanent home of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavor, along with 100 other interactive science exhibits. You can also learn about the history and winners of the Grammy Awards at the Grammy Museum in L.A. Live.