6 Fun Things To Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend
This weekend there are so many fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids. Build a bunny basket, attend a Japanese cultural festival, celebrate Earth Day, and more.
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Hot Wheels Garage
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport St., El Segundo, CA
The Automobile Driving Museum invites families to its Hot Wheels Garage on Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This event features displays of life-size cars as well as Hot Wheels cars and tracks to race them. There will also be a face painter, balloon artist, and ice cream station (featuring $2 kid’s sundaes). In addition, the Museum is collecting donations of new or gently used board games, sports balls, and hula-hoops to benefit the Friendship Foundation (which serves youth and special needs families in the South Bay). Donations can be exchanged for a raffle ticket. Admission to the event also includes admission to the main Museum building ($10 for adults, children 11-17 are $5, and children 10 and younger are free).
Kids Workshop: Build a Bunny Basket
several locations including
5600 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Home Depot can help the kids get in the Easter spirit with their free Kids Workshop happening on Saturday, April 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Kids will construct their own bunny basket and then decorate it with stickers and paint. In addition to their bunny basket, all children will also receive a certificate of achievement, a commemorative pin, and a workshop apron. You can register online.
12th Annual International Children’s Festival
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its 12th Annual International Children’s Festival on Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2nd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Festivities include musical and dance performances, hands-on activities, games, and more. An international children’s choir, a martial arts demonstration, and more all celebrate the traditions and talents of children of many cultures. The event is included in general Aquarium admission. Click here for a coupon for a free child’s admission with paid adult admission.
17th Annual Children’s Earth Day
STAR Eco Station
10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
STAR Eco Station is ready to celebrate Earth Day month on Sunday, April 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This fun-filled festival features rescued animal encounters, eco-friendly games and rides, environmental exhibits, celebrity guests, student performances, food vendors, face painting, and more. All proceeds from the day’s event will go towards the care of the Eco Station’s rescued animals.
Keith Haring Day
Petersen Automative Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
The Petersen Automative Museum is celebrating the famous pop artist Keith Haring Day on Saturday, April 1st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This special event will feature Keith’s sister, Kay Haring, who will be reading and signing her book Keith Haring, The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing. In addition, children will enjoy a variety of related activities including painting exercises. The event is included in general Museum admission ($15 for adults, $7 for children, and children younger than 3 are free). You can RSVP online.
22nd Annual Tokyo City Cup and Japan Family Day (sponsored)
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007
Santa Anita Park is the site of Japan Family Day on Sunday, April 2nd. Families will enjoy a variety of Japanese cultural exhibition booths. Learn about Sado (tea ceremony), Karate, Origami, and more. There will be musical and dance performances as well as games, pony rides, and face painting. And when hunger strikes, take advantage of the many Japanese food booths you’ll find. Gates open at 10:30 am. Click here for a coupon for free admission.