For Families

The Autry offers something fun for families of all ages!

  • Autry Detective Kits: Available for checkout at the Visitor Services Desk, send gumshoes ages ten and up (and their adult companions) on a pursuit through the museum, using tools and clues to solve a case. Agents will receive a prize after solving the case!
  • Gold Panning: Learn how to pan for gold, just like how the 49ers did during the California gold rush! Due to maintenance, please note that the Gold Panning activity will not be available between January 21 and March 22, 2019.
  • Imagined West Studios: Explore the Autry’s new kid-friendly movie studio space designed and built by artist Mac Maker. The Imagined West Studios encourages visitors to act out and film their own cinematic visions of the American West using creative props on a whimsically themed set.
  • Self-Guided Tours & Scavenger Hunts
  • Plant Sketching: Spend time in the ethnobotanical garden to capture the beauty of native California plants with your own drawing.
  • Investigating Griffith Park: Participate in various hands-on interactives about Griffith Park.