10 Fun Things to Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend
There are lots of fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids this weekend. Ride your bike at CicLAvia in the Valley, attend a family festival, enjoy an outdoor movie, and much more!
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Celebrating Americana Family Fun Day
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Ave. of the Stars, Century City, CA
Family Fun Day is happening at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Saturday, June 23rd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free event features many activities including live music, magic shows, arts and crafts, a petting farm, and more. While you’re here, families will have the chance to view the current exhibit Not an Ostrich: And Other Images From America’s Library. Additionally, donations of new school supplies will be collected and given to the Assistance League of Los Angeles. And don’t forget — parking is free as well.
Free Admission Friday
Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803
The Long Beach Museum of Art offers free admission all day on Friday, June 22nd (and each Friday). The Long Beach Museum of Art is described as a “community-based organization” that includes a permanent collection as well as changing exhibits. The permanent exhibit includes “more than 3,200 works encompassing 300 years of American and European art in all media.” It’s a relatively small museum which makes it just the right size for kids.
5202 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
“BLOOM is an interactive, pop-up art show with nearly a dozen large-scale installation art pieces, spread out over 100,000 square feet of lush grass in Griffith Park on June 22, 23, and 24.” Children will enjoy wandering among a rolling field of pinwheel poppies, make a wish under giant dandelions, and more. All the while, families will also be learning about honeybees and the important work they do. You’ll also find edible flowers, hands-on workshops, food trucks, musical performances, and lots more. Advance tickets only. Tickets are available online.
CicLAvia – The Valley
Panorama City, Arleta, Pacoima
CicLAvia returns to the Valley on Sunday, June 24th and invites families to participate. If you’re not familiar with CicLAvia, it’s a non-car event where streets are only open for cyclists, pedestrians, and runners. It’s not a race, so families can explore at their own pace. You can enter and exit anywhere along the route. Check the website for information about the route and safety tips.
Free Summer Movie: Beauty and the Beast
George Elder Park
1950 Wilcox Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754
The city of Monterey Park invites families to a free outdoor screening of Beauty and the Beast on Friday, June 22nd. Bring blankets and chairs, sit back and relax, and watch a family-friendly film. The screening begins at sunset. (The film is rated PG).
Arroyo Seco Weekend: Kidspace Family Jam
Brookside at the Rose Bowl
Kidspace Family Jam is a family-friendly area with the Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Families won’t just listen, they’ll also experience the music. Create your own music, participate in an interactive drum circle, get hands-on at the instrument petting zoo, and much more. Children 10 and under are free to attend the festival. Adults will need to purchase a day or weekend pass to participate.
Eric Carle’s Birthday
Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Celebrate Eric Carle’s Birthday at the Zimmer children’s Museum on Sunday, June 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Children will enjoy a special story time and then create their own Very Hungry Caterpillar. Admission is $7.50 each (children under 1 are free).
26th Annual Seal Day
Marine Mammal Care Center
3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Families are invited to the 26th Annual Seal Day on Sunday, June 24th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This special event includes lots of fun, family-friendly activities including a comic and anime pavilion, live music, vendors, games, and more. Additionally, families will have the chance to view seals and sea lions as they rehabilitate, learn about the Marine Mammal Care Center, and more. Admission is free.
The South Bay Festival of the Arts
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA 90503
The South Bay Festival of the Arts is happening on Saturday, June 23rd from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This free festival features live entertainment, art exhibitions, demonstrations, and hands-on projects for children. Check the website for a schedule of events.
Baby and Me Tour
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
The USC Pacific Asia Museum invites parents and caregivers with babies (infants to 2 years) for a special docent-led tour on Friday, June 22nd (as well as July 27th and August 24th). Tours start at 10:00 am (before public hours) and are an hour in duration. Each tour is unique, so be sure to mark the upcoming dates on your calendar so you can experience all three of them! Be sure to take advantage of the peaceful courtyard and koi pond for you and your baby to rest and admire your surroundings. The tour is free with admission.
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