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7 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! Visit a museum, enjoy an outdoor movie, have fun with books, and more!

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A Night in Focus: Garden Party

Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

The Norton Simon Museum hosts its 5th Annual Garden Party on Saturday, June 30th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sculpture Garden inspired by Monet’s garden at Giverny. Families can pick up drawing supplies and sketch, create a botanical bookmark, work on a collage, and more all while enjoying live jazz. The event is included in general Museum admission ($15 for adults; $12 for seniors; and free for those 17 and younger).

Independence Day Celebration

The International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745

The International Printing Museum invites families to its Independence Day Celebration happening on Saturday, June 30th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This special event features a performance by “The Confounding Brothers” acting as Ben Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Festivities also include tours of the Museum, the chance to print your own Declaration of Independence, and much more. Performances will be held at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and are recommended for children 10 and older. Admission is $15 per person or a family group rate of $50 for up to 4 people and also includes lunch (hot dogs and apple pie).

Outdoor Movie: The Muppet Movie

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Skirball invites families to a special outdoor showing of The Muppet Movie on Friday, June 29th. The film starts at 8:30 pm, and doors open at 6:30 pm. Be sure to arrive early to view the exhibition The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. Admission is $12 for adults; $9 for children over 12 and full-time students; and $7 for children 2-12. Tickets are available online. (The film is rated G).

PBS SoCal’s 4th Annual Summer Learning Day

Dollarhide Community Center
301 N. Tamarind Ave., Compton, CA 90220

Celebrate the joy of reading at PBS SoCal’s 4th Annual Summer Learning Day on Saturday, June 30th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This free event features live entertainment, free learning resources, photo opportunities with PBS KIDS Characters, information on summer programs, and more.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays

Chuck E. Cheese’s
several locations including
2706 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057

On Sunday, July 1st (and the first Sunday of each month), families who have children with autism and special needs are invited to visit Chuck E. Cheese’s for a special experience. On these days, Chuck E. Cheese’s opens two hours early so families will find less noise, less crowds, and dimmed lighting. But children and families will still enjoy food and games and appreciate the trained staff on hand. 

Old Fashion 4th of July Family Festival

Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

An “Old Fashion 4th of July Family Festival” is happening at the Bowers Museum on Sunday, July 1st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Families will enjoy patriotic songs, lots of games (including a cake walk and fun with water balloons), and more. The Festival is free to attend; however, families wishing to visit the museum will still need to purchase a ticket.

Grand Performances: First Nations Now: Rhymes and Storytelling for Families

Grand Park
300 and 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Enjoy a free family-friendly performance at Grand Park on Sunday, July 1st. This special event will “draw upon Indigenous elder and parental wisdom and traditions to share rhymes, words of wisdom, animal tales and origin stories from across Turtle Island.” Two performances are planned — one at 3:00 pm and one at 4:30 pm.



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