Whether it’s LEGOs, K’Nex, Lincoln Logs, or just plain old wood blocks, kids love to build and create. Here in Los Angeles we’ve got some amazing examples of architecture that will inspire you’re little Lautner or growing Geary. These buildings are impressive, cool, and anything but boring – and most are in unexpected places and totally touchable.  So take your tot on a structural and instructional tour of the city that will get their wheels turning – then go home and see what you can create!

Cinerama Dome

If you're a Los Angeles native, you might remember seeing a movie or two here before it became part of the Archlight Hollywood. You can't miss the building from Hollywood Boulevard - the larger than life dome is reminiscent of a gigantic golf ball. The shape gives the movie screen inside its characteristic slant that makes the projections seem to come to life (yep, back in the days before 3D). Bring the kids for an afternoon movie so they can see the Dome from the inside and out. (Check the website to see when a kid-friendly flick is playing.)

Cinerama Dome
6360 Sunset Blvd.

Did we miss any super cool, kid-spirational spots?  We’d love to know your favorite architecture in LA.

-Christina Fiedler

Photo Credits: George via Creative Commons, Stu Spivack via flickr, Robert H. via yelp, Paul L. via yelp,  Joseph A. via yelp, Jorge Bueno via flickr, W.L. via yelp, Mike D. via yelp, Noa B. via yelp,  Andy Kennelly via Google+

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