The Flight Path Learning Center & Museum in the Imperial Terminal at LAX is a treasure, with exhibits of a time gone by when we enjoyed flying. The docents we met were airline retirees who really entertain the visitors. Children will love all the model planes, and a wonderful mural shows the airport history. You can watch planes take off and land on the south runways too.
Flight Path Learning Center & Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, (424) 646-7284, http://www.flightpath.us. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free admission and parking.