Luckily Southern California’s climate allows for plenty of sunshine, however every once and a while a dreary rainy weekend leaves your kids bored and tugging on your sleeve. Those days can make for the best opportunities for you to spend quality time with your children. The Encinitas area offers some great options for day and half day trips that will entertain their senses as well as provide enjoyment for yourself. Two fun, interesting, and educational destinations for you to keep in mind are the nearby Museum of Making Music and the Lux Art Institute. So in case you’re rained in or are just looking to get your kids out of your Encinitas home for a day, then these museums offer a perfect getaway!
The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad is open every day of the week but Monday. You may make a reservation for your family but do not need to; it is open for walk ins. It offers a variety of unique, constantly updating, and, and interactive exhibits all centered around the theme of American music since the 1890s. You will find that the time flies as you lose yourself in your imagination and thought browsing the floors of the museum.
Most kids cringe at the idea of visiting an art museum, but the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas is unlike any other. The Lux Art Institute makes it a point to make art enjoyable and fun for everyone by showcasing it in different ways. It is common to see and interact with artists currently working on masterpieces of all sorts. The art institute is free for people under the age of 21 and only costs 10 dollars for adults. It is open every Saturday but holidays, however, not on Sundays. The Lux Art Institute also offers a summer camp program for children wishing to take part in something fun and meaningul in their time away from class.