Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles 90049; (310) 440-4500, http://www.skirball.org. Admission $10 for adults, $5 for children. Closed Mondays. Open noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Time-certain reservations recommended for Noah's Ark.
Center for Land Use Interpretation, 9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City 90232; (310) 839-5722, http://www.clui.org. Open noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.
Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232; (213) 628-2772, http://www.centertheatregroup.org. Live theater in a 317-seat venue since 2004.
Annenberg Space for Photography. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, No. 10, Los Angeles 90067; (213) 403-3000, http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission is free. Validated self-parking is usually $3.50 for three hours.
Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 786-1000, http://www.paleycenter.org/visit-visitla. Exhibits, events, and a library of 150,000 TV and radio programs and ads, which you can watch on site. Open noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Suggested contribution $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 14.
Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90035; (310) 553-8403, http://www.museumoftolerance.com. Closed Saturdays. Adults $15.50, ages 5-18 $11.50.
Beverly Canon Gardens, 241 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 285-2408, http://www.beverlyhills.org/services/rec/parks/beverly_canon_gardens.asp. A tiny park in the heart of a shopping district, with chairs, tables, fountain and grass.
Beverly Gardens Park, Beverly Hills 90210; This 1.9-mile linear park, which has no street address, runs along Santa Monica Boulevard between Whittier and Doheny drives, with greenery and a pedestrian path. It also has the city's 40-foot-long BEVERLY HILLS sign, near North Beverly Drive.
Roxbury Park, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills 90212; (310) 285-6840, http://www.beverlyhills.org/services/rec/parks/roxbury.asp. This 11-acre park includes sports fields, picnic areas, four tennis courts and children playgrounds.
Sony Studios, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232; (310) 244-8687, http://www.sonypicturesstudiostours.com. This is where "Wizard of Oz" was shot in 1938 and where "Jeopardy!" has been shot since 1984. Walking tours last about two hours, open to ages 12 and above, $33 per person. Tours begin at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. daily.
Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., Santa Monica 90402; http://www.brentwoodcountrymart.com. Two dozen trendy shops and half a dozen spots for food. Opened in 1948.
Taschen Books, 354 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 274-4300, http://www.taschen.com. Fancy and sexy books, many in limited editions at eye-popping prices.
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