aerial perspective of the family play space with toys, tables, chairs, and activities for children and families

Family Activities / Member Events / Education

Family Play Space

Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Appropriate For:
Free with museum admission

About the Event


Calling all artists, explorers, builders, make-believers and dreamers! 

Visit the Autry’s family play space, and you just might build a barn after telling a campfire yarn. Learn about the Texas longhorn while pondering how the West was worn, play with a train or say hi to some dogbane. You might even look at some art and then pretend shop with a grocery cart! Enjoy the library after drawing an elderberry and get offline while sitting underneath the grapevine. 

Discover all kinds of things about the American West. With rotating family-friendly activities, you’re sure to be impressed!

Family Play Space hours are:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ideal for families with children ages 2–10.


The Family Play Space is sponsored by The Hearst Foundations, The Henry L. Guenther Foundation, and Marleen and Bruce Rognlien.

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of the American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Map and Directions

Free parking for Autry visitors.

Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Food Trucks are available on select days, contact us for details at 323.495.4252.
The cafe is temporarily closed until further notice.