8 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 Mother’s Day weekend. Take mom and the family to dance with Debbie Allen, create art, go on a truck adventure, and much more!
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5th Annual Truck Adventures for Kids
Santa Anita Racetrack
285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007
The 5th Annual Truck Adventures for Kids is happening on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This fun event allows children to see, touch, and explore a variety of vehicles including fire trucks, police cars, construction vehicles, military vehicles, and more. “Every truck is a playhouse, a photo op, and a mini-adventure for everyone in the family.” Tickets are $15 and are available online. This event benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Family Flicks Film Series: Superman: The Movie
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
The Hammer Museum invites families to a free screening on Sunday, May 13th at 11:00 am of the1978-film Superman: The Movie starring Christopher Reeve. The film is recommended for children 8 and older.
Barnsdall Art Sundays
JAC Studio 1, Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
On Sunday, May 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, families are invited to Barnsdall Art Park to participate in Barnsdall Art Sundays. This free event is open to all ages and allows families to create art together. All materials are provided. Sunday’s workshop focuses on France and is a Mother’s Day Stained Glass Vase.
Free Family Day: Identity, My-dentity
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Japanese American National Museum offers free admission on Saturday, May 12th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for its Free Family Day: Identity, My-dentity. Families can celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month as well as the JANM’s exhibition, hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project. Families will enjoy crafts, storytelling, performances, workshops, and more. Check the website for a schedule of the day’s events.
Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen and Friends
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
On Sunday, May 13th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, families can experience Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen and Friends. This free event will be led by Titus Fotso and will focus on African Dance. All ages and levels are welcome to participate in “an energetic union of music, dance, and tradition of West Africa.”
Very Eric Carle Exhibit
Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91342
If you haven’t already been to the Very Eric Carle Exhibit at the Discovery Cube, be sure to visit this weekend because the exhibit’s last day is Sunday, May 13. Suggested for children ages 2-6, this exhibit allows children to literally “step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books in this play-and-learn exhibit.” Children will learn and experience right along with the “very hungry caterpillar,” the “very busy spider,” the “very lonely firefly,” the “very clumsy click beetle,” and the “very quiet cricket.” The discovery Cube is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tickets are available online and are $12.95 for adults (a limited-time online price), $12.95 for children 3-14, and free for children 2 and younger.
2nd Saturday @ The Adobe
Reyes Adobe Historical Site
30400 Rainbow Crest Dr., Agoura Hills, CA 91301
On Saturday, May 12th (and the second Saturday of each month) from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, families are invited to the Reyes Adobe Historical Site for a free arts and crafts activity designed for children ages 3-8. Each month there is a different theme. Docent-led tours of the museum are also available.
Echo Park Craft Fair
Mack Sennett Studios
1215 Bates Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Echo Park Craft Fair is happening on Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th (from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day). The Fair features work by over 120 artists in different mediums including ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, and more as well as artisan foods and drinks, music, and more. Admission is $10, and tickets are available online.