Outdoor kids classes
Near Pico-Union, Los Angeles

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near Pico-Union, Los Angeles.

Tinkergarten’s kids classes are age appropriate for 18 month - 8 year olds, and are run by parents and other community members. Classes take place in Clover Park, Griffith Park, Nibley Park, Heartwell Park, Griffith Park: Mineral Wells Picnic Area, Vista Hermosa Park, Del Rey Lagoon Park, Playa Vista Bluff Creek Fields, Culver West Park, Elysian Park, Hopkins Wilderness Park , El Dorado Park West, Ladera Park, Douglas Park, Vincent Lugo Park, Westwood Park / Westwood Recreation Center, Brookside Park, Polliwog Park, A Santa Monica Area Park, Culver City Park, El Marino Park, A Redondo Beach Area Park, Woodbridge Park, Garfield Park, Veterans Memorial Park, a Santa Monica area park, Rynerson Park, Ramona Park, A South Pasadena Area Park, Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, Holly Glen Park, Franklin Canyon Park, Lakewood Area Park, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Victoria Community Regional Park, Glen Alla Park, Mountain View Park , Garvey Ranch Park, Franklin Canyon Drive, Long Beach Organic 7th and Chesnut Community Garden, Lago Seco Park, Clover Park, Glen Alla Park, Seventh and Chestnut Community Garden, Penmar park, Bronson Canyon, Almansor Park, A Burbank Area Park, Valley Park, The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Carlson Park, Griffith Park: Bette Davis Picnic Area, A Culver City Area Park, A Los Angeles Area Park, Rush Park, Recreation Park Community Center, A Long Beach Area Park, Livingston Park Playground, Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, a Sherman Oaks area park, Memorial Park, Los Encinos State Historic Park, Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, Lake Balboa Park, Studio City Recreation Center, Van Nuys Area Park, A Studio City area park, Wildwood Canyon, Eaton Canyon, Victory Park, Hesse Community Park, Arcadia Park, Memorial Park, Wilderness Park, Recreation Park, Serrania Park, Dirt Mulholland, Stunt High Trail, Calabasas Cold Creek Valley Preserve (Stunt High Trail), Warner Center Park, Calabasas Area Park, Malibu Bluffs Park, Granada Hills Area Park, Limekiln Canyon Trail (Rinaldi Entrance), Knapp Ranch Park, Gates Canyon Park, Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyon, Marine Park (Mother's Beach), and O'Melveny Park, and more!

Tinkergarten’s play-based learning curriculum of outdoor activities is the best way for kids to experience Pico-Union, Los Angeles in the summer. Moms, dads and their kids can enroll in a class and join one of our existing playgroups, or improve their own playgroup by becoming a Tinkergarten leader. Join the other parents and kids in Los Angeles to play and learn outdoors together!

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Skill-Based Curriculum

Tinkergarten is not a typical kids’ class—we share ideas with educational frameworks like Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, but we’re much more. Our technology-enabled, expert designed curriculum adapts to region and season, is age appropriate, and spans a broad range of skills. Activities progressively build week after week, season after season.
“The classes are so well-thought-out and organized without being rigid.”
– Kate, Mom to a 3 year old
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Outside is healthier

Tinkergarten parents are not anti-tech. Our kids get ample screen time, too. Isn’t our greatest gift, then, to balance that time with healthy, rejuvenating, and developmentally stimulating time outdoors?
“She’ll get plenty of time with the iPad soon. At her age, being outside just seems right.”
– Rachael, Mom to an 18-month-old
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Let them Play, like we did

Our classes bring back something that seems to be lost on this new generation — something that was a most influential part of our own childhoods — free time to tinker outdoors.
“My youngest was more independent in this class than any other we’ve taken.”
– Julie, Mom to a 3-year-old
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Prepare them

Kids learn leadership, problem solving, persistence, and more through well-designed, guided play. At Tinkergarten, we think independent exploration, risk taking, getting dirty, and making help kids achieve far greater things than drills at the local tutoring center.
“I've learned to see his play as learning. Amazing!”
– Jon, Dad of a 2-year-old
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It takes a Village

The most critical social development happens in the first 5 years. Tinkergarten is purposefully designed to bring kids together with their peers, their parents, and allow mom and dad to bond with their child more meaningfully.
“He lost himself at Tinkergarten, and before he knew it, he was working with the other kids.”
– Elif, Mom to a 3-year-old