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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 Peacock Day, create art, honor the life of Cesar Chavez, participate in CicLAvia, and more.

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Photo courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Peacock Day
The L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007

Families are invited to celebrate Peacock Day on Saturday, March 25th. Children can participate in peacock-themed arts and crafts activities, enjoy storytelling, and kids are invited to come dressed in peacock costumes. In addition, there will be a peacock-themed art exhibit, a peacock discovery trail from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, and Indian music and food (because peacocks come from India). All activities are included in general admission. Events are happening throughout the day (from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm — check the website for a schedule).

Family Day — Spring Blooms: A Communal Art Project
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

Families with children ages 4-10 are invited to the Family Day event at the Norton Simon Museum happening on Saturday, March 25th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. To celebrate spring, families will examine the bouquets of Dutch painter Jan Davidszoon de Heem. Then, kids will use a magnifying glass to help them create their own drawings of flowers, bugs, and other vegetation. Their art work will then become a part of a communal mural. The event is included in general Museum admission (Adults are $12, children 18 and younger are free).

Children’s Workshop: Watercolor Nature Studies
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101

The Pasadena Museum of California Art invites families to its children’s workshop on Saturday, March 25th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The event begins with a family-friendly spotlight tour of the exhibit Gustave Baumann in California. Then kids will create their own watercolor nature study. The event is included in general Museum admission (Adults are $7, children 12 and under are free).

Cesar Chavez Family Day
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Honor the life of Cesar Chavez at a special event happening at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes on Sunday, March 26th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. At this free event, families will have the opportunity to learn about labor, land, and civil rights through hands-on, interactive workshops.

Autry Explorers: LEGO Adventure
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Autry Museum and the Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play team present a special fun-filled, LEGO-filled event on Sunday, March 26th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Kids will learn how 19th Century children played while traveling along the Oregon Trail and how Native Americans created toys. They’ll also see how artists can find inspiration in everyday items. Kids can create with LEGO pieces as well as found objects such as string, tape, and boxes. The activity is designed for children four and older. The event is included in general Museum admission (Adults are $14, children 3-12 are $6. AAA members receive a 10% discount).

CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice
The streets of Culver City, Mar Vista, and Venice

On Sunday, March 26th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, the streets are closed to cars for CicLAvia. Cyclists, pedestrians, runners, and skaters are invited to come out and experience neighborhoods from a different perspective. It’s not a race, so families can explore at their own pace. You can enter and exit anywhere along the route. There will also be special activities along the route. Check the website for information about the route and safety tips. And don’t forget your helmets!

Sunday Studio
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is hosting a family-friendly Sunday Studio on Sunday, March 26th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This free event is a “drop-in gallery exploration and studio art program for all ages and experience levels.” There will be a discussion of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry and the artists depictions of African Americans in portraits, landscapes, and interior scenes. Then, families will head to the outdoor art studio for some art-making activities.

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Wendy is a freelance writer who finds inspiration in her nine-year-old son and from her experiences from her twelve-year teaching career. Her writing has appeared in several publications and anthologies, both in print and online. She prefers sunflowers to roses and thinks chocolate is okay at any meal. You can find her at wendykennar.com.


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