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 and hopefully will result in LA parents and kids having the best time together as a family.
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Things to do in Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend
There are lots of fun holiday and non-holiday things to do in Los Angeles with your kids this weekend, November 16th-18th. Enjoy a story time at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, learn and observe at the Griffith Observatory’s Public Star Party, attend the Annual Mariachi Festival in Boyle Heights, and much more!
And be sure to click here to read our post “Things To Do With Kids In Los Angeles During Thanksgiving Week.”
Story Time: We All Went on Safari
Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Los Angeles, CA 90024
The Fowler Museum hosts a family story time on Friday, November 16th at 11:30 am. This interactive storytelling experience will have families counting in English and Swahili as they read We All Went on Safari written by Laurie Krebs. The story also corresponds to the exhibition, World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean.
Festival of Flight
Long Beach Airport
4100 Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, CA 90808
The Long Beach Airport hosts the Festival of Flight on Saturday, November 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. At this free event, families will enjoy live entertainment, food, static aircraft displays (including a Lockheed Model 10 Electra – the same model of airplane flown by Amelia Earhart), special activities for kids, and more.
In-N-Out Burger and Hot Rod 70th Anniversary Celebration
Auto Club Raceway Pomona
2780 Fairplex Dr., Pomona, CA 91768
Celebrate 70 years of “burgers and burnouts” at the special In-N-Out Burger and Hot Rod Magazine celebration happening on Saturday, November 17th. Enjoy special exhibits of Hot Rod cars, hamburgers from In-N-Out’s cookout trucks, live musical performances, autograph sessions, and much more. Advance spectator tickets are $15 ($20 on-site); children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.
LAUSD 5K “Move It!” Health and Wellness Festival
1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The LAUSD 5K “Move It!” Health and Wellness Festival is happening on Saturday, November 17th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, dance/aerobic classes, an interactive kids zone complete with games and sports clinics, health and nutrition workshops, free dental screenings, celebrity appearances, and both 5K and 1K courses. This special event also serves as a fundraiser for a healthier LAUSD. Register online.
Public Star Party
2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
On Saturday, November 17th from 2:00 pm to 9:45 pm, families are invited to Griffith Observatory for a Public Star Party. This free event provides families a chance to use telescopes to view the moon and visible planets, to speak with knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment, and to try out a variety of different telescopes. (Public Star Parties are held one Saturday a month).
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Aquarium of the Pacific invites families to its Autumn Festival happening on Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Families can learn about the “arts, cultures, and marine environments of Asia” in this annual festival which highlights the traditions of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines. The Festival is included in the general Aquarium admission. Click here for a coupon for $10 off adult admission.
Annual Mariachi Festival
MTA Goldline, Mariachi Plaza Station
1831 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033
The Mariachi Plaza Foundation invites families to its Annual Mariachi Festival on Sunday, November 18th from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. Families will enjoy rousing musical performances, health and educational booths, and fun art activities for kids.
Garlands of Gratitude
Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Zimmer Children’s Museum invites families to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving at its Garlands of Gratitude event on Sunday, November 18th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Children will share what they are thankful for and create their own “garlands of gratitude” to hang in their homes. The activity is included in Museum admission. ($7.50 each; children under 1 are free).
Citi Presents: Christmas at The Grove
189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Grove invites families to its 17th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, November 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This free, memorable evening includes live performances, the holiday season’s “first snowfall,” Santa’s arrival, and a fireworks spectacular. Be sure to check the website before the event to be aware of items that are prohibited from entering the event (including umbrellas, Selfie sticks, and Thermoses).
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