8 Fun Things to Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend
It’s the last weekend of January, and there are lots of fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids! Take advantage of free museum admission, celebrate the Year of the Dog, and much more!
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Astronaut Commemoration Event
Columbia Memorial Space Center
12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
The Columbia Memorial Space Center is hosting a special event on Saturday, January 27th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Astronaut Commemoration Event will “honor and remember the lives of the astronauts that lost their lives during the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia tragedies.” There will also be special activities and a guest speaker. Admission will be free on this day.
several participating museums
Sunday, January 28th is a great day to visit a museum, because it’s “Museums Free-For-All” Day. Families are invited to re-visit an old favorite or explore a new museum you haven’t yet attended. Some of the local participating museums include the Autry Museum of the American West, the Natural History Museum (general admission only), Descanso Gardens, the GRAMMY Museum, and Kidspace Children’s Museum. Check the website for details and a complete list of participating museums. Some museums require advance reservations.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites families to its Whale Fiesta happening on Sunday, January 28th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free annual event “celebrates marine mammals and the migration of Pacific gray whales along Southern California’s coast.” Throughout the day there will be lots of fun activities including music, face painting, arts and crafts, and more.
Festival of Human Abilities
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Aquarium of the Pacific hosts its annual Festival of Human Abilities on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th (from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day). The annual Festival is “a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.” Festivities include live performances, demonstrations, art displays, and more. Certain activities are planned for only one day of the two-day event. Check the website for details. This special event is included in general Aquarium admission.
Night on Broadway – Arts and Music Festival
Broadway between 1st St. and Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Night on Broadway is happening Saturday, January 27th from 3:00 pm to midnight. This free arts and music festival features “emerging musical acts to national stars, artists to acrobats, and fashion designers to food trucks.” Families can explore historic Broadway theatres, enjoy the outdoor stages, and kids will especially have fun at the special Kids Zone (including a Ferris Wheel). Check the website for a map and parking information.
Lunar New Year Celebration
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Celebrate the Year of the Dog at The Grove and the Farmers Market on Sunday, January 28th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The free festivities include Lion and Dragon Dances, musical performances, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts, food demonstrations, and more. And don’t forget to bring your dog!
Free G’Day USA Australia Day Concert
The Atrium at Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067
The Westfield Century City is the site for a free, one-night only concert on Friday, January 26th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. G’Day USA presents this special “Australia Day” Concert featuring Australian artists Isaiah Firebrace, Natalie Conway, and Alli Simpson. Click here to register for free tickets online.