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All the Best Things to Do This Weekend With Kids In Los Angeles

Updated for the week of February 24th – March 1st, 2020

Every Weekend there are amazing Things to do in Los Angeles with Kids! We’ve curated a list of what we think are the most fun, most interesting family events in Los Angeles this weekend – so you can have the best time together as a family!

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Things to do in Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

Families will find lots of fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids this last weekend of February, February 28th – March 1st. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, enjoy a Leap Year Dance Party in Santa Monica, attend the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at the Bowers Museum, and much more! How will you celebrate Leap Day?

Things To Do on Friday, February 28th

The Art of the Brick
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

“The Art of the Brick,” the newest special exhibition at the California Science Center opens on Friday, February 28th. This special exhibit is described as “the world’s largest display of LEGO art. Discover one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 100 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya.” Highlights include representations of Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa as well as a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. Children will be inspired to create their own masterpieces at one of the nine hands-on  LEGO brick guiding challenges/activities. This exhibition requires a special ticket and can be purchased in advance online. The exhibit runs through September 7th. 

Lego sculpture of man with chest open yellow bricks
Photo from Art of the Brick courtesy of the California Science Center

Things To Do on Saturday, February 29th

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
Target Stores
Multiple locations including
3535 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 

Target stores invite families to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Saturday, February 29th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The festivities include giveaways, hands-on activities, and a read-along of Happy Birthday to You! happening every 30 minutes. Check the website for a listing of participating stores. 

Family Drop-In Program: Gallery Party: Strike a Pose
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is hosting a special Family Drop-In Program on Saturday, February 29th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. At this “Gallery Party,” families can “strike a pose” inspired by figures depicted in works of art. “Explore Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings of fictional characters, on view in a special exhibition, and make your own portraits – fictional or otherwise – to take home.” All ages are invited to participate. This event is included in general admission. 

The Huntington Library is a great place to take kids! Find all of the fun things to there in our guide. #losangeles #thingstodinla
Photo credit: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

And don’t forget – February is Black History Month. If you’re looking for special events and things to do, be sure to read our post 20 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Black History Month In and Around Los Angeles.

Leap Year Storytime and 
The Dr. Seuss Show
Central Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Central Library is hosting two special events on Saturday, February 29th. From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, families are invited to Leap Year Storytime. “Jump for joy with stories, songs, and more” at this special program designed for children ages 3 to 8. Then, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm get ready for The Dr. Seuss Show. “Enjoy favorite stories, silly songs, a puppet show, and more” at this special event for children 3 and older. 

Leap Day
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Celebrate Leap Day at Kidspace Children’s Museum on Saturday, February 29th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Have fun on “a frog’s favorite day” by “wearing your favorite jumpsuit and hopping into leap-day themed activities around the museum like making an Origami frog.” All activities are included in general admission ($14.95 each). 

Kidspace Museum Inside Roberts Pavilion.
Kidspace Museum Inside Roberts Pavilion

Leap Day Silent Disco
1300 Block of the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 

Put your dancing shoes on for the Leap Day Silent Disco happening on Saturday, February 29th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This free event will feature good music, lots of fun dancing, and free cupcakes for all the leap year babies! All ages are invited to participate in this free event. Reserve your headphones online. Headphones are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Things to do Saturday, February 29th and Sunday, March 1st

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Weekend!
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Pretend City Children’s Museum hosts Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Weekend! from Saturday, February 29th through Monday, March 2nd. (Monday, March 2nd is Read Across America Day.) At this special event, families will enjoy special activities including appearances by favorite characters, art activities, story times, and more. Check the website for a schedule of events. All activities are included in general admission. 

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pretend grocery shopping at Pretend City

Irvine Park Railroad’s 24th Anniversary
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Irvine Park Railroad’s 24th Anniversary celebration is happening this weekend, Saturday, February 29th and Sunday, March 1st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. To celebrate their 24th year of business, prices will be rolled back to their original 1996 prices! Admission is free; activity tickets will be $2 each this weekend. The festivities include train rides, panning for gold, face painting, carnival games, and much more. 

Things to do Sunday, March 1st

Summer Fun & Camp Fair – South Bay
The Bay Club in El Segundo, 2250 Park Place, El Segundo, CA 90245

Want to come meet some terrific South Bay Summer Camps and have a fun time with your family? Then come on out to the Clubhouse at the Bay Club on Sunday, March 1st from 10am – 1pm. MomsLA will be there with SoCalMoms.com; we’ll be raffling off prizes, there will tons of fun activities for kids – and you can get to know the great Summer Camps. RSVP at the link above to earn 5 bonus raffle tickets!

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival 
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

The Bowers Museum invites families to its Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, March 1st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. “Celebrate Japanese art and culture with Taiko drums, traditional dance, and special treats by Shan, the magnificent candy sculptor.” There will also be face painting, art projects, multiple live performances, and more. The Festival is free to attend. Admission fees to visit the museum are still required if families wish to visit the museum’s exhibits. 

Music in the Garden: Showcasing Young Musicians of the Peninsula and South Bay
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Enjoy Music in the Garden: Showcasing Young Musicians of the Peninsula and South Bay at the South Coast Botanic Garden on Sunday, March 1st from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The festivities include lovely music, a “music mobile,”face painting, and more. This event is included in general garden admission. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. 

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