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7 Fun Things To Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

This weekend, you have many options for things to do in Los Angeles with your kids. Celebrate African-American history, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Mardi Gras, and more!

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Family Jam: Masquerade!
Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Fowler Museum is ready to celebrate Mardi Gras on Sunday, February 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The event includes music and the opportunities for families to create their own masks in the Mardi Gras tradition. The event also coincides with the Fowler’s exhibit Joli! A Fancy Masquerade from Sierra Leone.

15th Annual African-American Festival
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Aquarium of the Pacific invites families to its 15th Annual African-American Festival on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Festivities include live musical and dance performances, arts and crafts, storytellers, and more. In addition, there will be cultural demonstrations and exhibitions on view. Check the website for scheduling information. The Festival is included in general Aquarium admission ($29.95 for those 12 and older and $17.95 for those ages 3-11). Click here for a coupon good for $10 off adult admission.

73rd Temple City Camellia Festival
Temple City Park
9701 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City, CA 91780

Temple City is hosting its 73rd Annual Camellia Festival all weekend long, from Friday, February 24th through Sunday, February 26th. Festivities include rides, live entertainment, food, games, and more. On Saturday at 10:00 am, families can view the parade! The Festival’s Royal Court is comprised of elementary school children. Check the website for a line-up of entertainers. (On Friday, the fun is from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, on Saturday the hours are 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, and on Sunday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

28th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Mardi Gras comes to the Farmers Market on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th. Families will enjoy strolling parade bands, bead-throwing, lots of fun kid-friendly activities, and more. And for those with pets, don’t forget to enter your family’s pet in the Pet Parade and Costume Contest (happening on Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm). Click here for the details.

Family Storytime: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Central Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Visit the Central Library on Saturday, February 25th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a special birthday celebration honoring Dr. Seuss. The fun includes a Seuss-themed story time, poems, songs, a puppet show, and more.  

Sesame Street Pop Up Tour: K is for Kindness
Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Your favorite Sesame Street friends will be at the Westfield Culver City on Saturday, February 25th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Get ready to have some fun while learning about the many ways we can all be kind. Activities include a live show, library corner, meet and greets, and an interactive station.

Autry Explorers: Crafting on the Autry Rancho
The Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Families are invited to the Autry on Sunday, February 26th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for “Crafting on the Autry Rancho.” This special event will help children ages 5-15 get a sense of what life was like on the Rancho. Kids will learn to bead, stamp leather, and participate in other interactive activities. The event is included in Museum admission ($14 for adults, $6 for children 3-12, and free for children younger than 3).



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