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9 Fun Things to Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

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This weekend there are so many fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids! Make a birdhouse, create art, clean up our coast, and more!

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Migration Celebration
Ballona Discovery Park
13110 Bluff Creek Dr., Playa Vista, CA 90094

Ballona Discovery Park invites families to its Migration Celebration on Saturday, April 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This free “neighborhood block party” includes food trucks, live bird displays, arts and crafts, fun and informative booths, live music, and more.

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Window Birdhouse
several locations including
5600 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

Just in time for spring, Home Depot stores are hosting a Kids Workshop on Saturday, April 7th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Children will build a window birdhouse and decorate it with paint and stickers. All attendees also receive a free certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin (while supplies last). Register online to reserve your child’s spot.

Creation Station
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd., Long Beach, CA 90807

Rancho Los Cerritos is hosting its monthly Creation Station on Saturday, April 7th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This free drop-in program allows children to create and experiment with “old-fashioned arts and crafts.” April’s theme is Brilliant Blue.

Free Second Sunday
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

The USC Pacific Asia Museum offers free admission on Sunday, April 8th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. During your visit, families can learn about the art of printmaking and will be guided through the process of creating their own silkscreen printed poster. Families can also enjoy a guided tour of the Museum’s exhibits and listen to story time in the Silk Road Gallery.

Sunday Studio: Matt Lipps: The Power (Struggle) of Images
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

MOCA Grand Avenue hosts a Sunday Studio on Sunday, April 8th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This free, drop-in event features Los Angeles-based artist Matt Lipps who will “lead a workshop to make two- and three-dimensional photo collages.” This program is designed for all ages and all experience levels. The event also includes family-friendly tours of the museum, music, Toddler Town, and more.

Beach Cleanup and
Cabrillo Art Corner
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium hosts two family-friendly events on Saturday, April 7th. From 8:00 am to 10:00 am, families can participate in a Beach Cleanup. And then from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, families can enjoy the Cabrillo Art Corner, an opportunity to work on an ocean-themed project. The events are free and open to all ages.

826LA@Hammer: You Are a Superhero!
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Children ages 8-14 are invited to participate in a special event at the Hammer Museum on Sunday, April 8th at 11:00 am. This free event gives children the opportunity to think about what makes them a “super-awesome-powerful human” and “make the connection between the heroes you admire and your own stories and experiences.” Reservations are recommended, because the workshop is designed for up to 20 students.

Barnsdall Art and Craft Fair
Barnsdall Art Center
4814 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Barnsdall Art Center invites families to its Art and Craft Fair on Sunday, April 8th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This free event features fun, art, and food. The Fair will showcase “handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, cards, prints, paintings, drawings and photography.” A fundraising raffle will also be held, with all proceeds supporting the arts programs at Barnsdall Arts Center. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance online.

El Museo de Tronquito: Bilingual Reading and Art Workshop
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA LA)
1717 E. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Families are invited to a special Spanish-language reading and English interpretation of the book El Museo de Tronquito by Ashlid Kanstad Johsen on Saturday, April 7th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Following the reading, children will participate in a hands-on art workshop “that explores the process of selecting and curating objects for exhibition.”

 

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