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 – 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
You’ll find lots of fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids this weekend, July 19th – July 21st. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing at special events at Pretend City Children’s Museum, the Columbia Memorial Space Center, and the Central Library; enjoy an outdoor movie at Pershing Square; sample delicious food in Little Tokyo; and lots more!
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Odd Nights at The Autry
The Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Families are invited to Odd Nights at The Autry on Friday, July 19th from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. This fun event features live music, food trucks, vendors, and a special kids area. Certain Museum galleries will also be open. Admission is $5 at the door; kids 12 and under are free. Autry Members are free as well. Tickets may be purchased online in advance.
Friday Night Flicks: Black Panther
532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Enjoy an outdoor screening of Black Panther at Pershing Square on Friday, July 19th. Movies are shown on a 40-foot-wide by 20-foot-high screen with a full sound system. Families are also invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. The movie begins at sunset. (The film is rated PG-13.)
Apollo Anniversary Week Events
Columbia Memorial Space Center
12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
The Columbia Memorial Space Center hosts several special events this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Friday, July 19th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm is NASA Day. Enjoy hands-on activities, chats with Apollo alumni, historic Apollo artifacts, and more. On Saturday, July 20th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm celebrate Apollo 11 Landing Day. Come dressed in your favorite 1960s attire, enjoy Apollo-themed activities throughout the day, and much more. And at night, enjoy an outdoor screening of the documentary, Apollo 11. Check the website for details. Admission is free to all events.
4th Annual Delicious Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Families are in for some yummy treats at the 4th Annual Delicious Little Tokyo event happening on Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th. Enjoy delicious food, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, tastings, giveaways, and more. A variety of special events are planned. Registration is open; reserve your spot online. Check the website for a detailed schedule of events.
Nothing’ But Sand Beach Cleanup
Venice Beach Pier
3100 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90292
“Beach cleanups are a great experience for you and your family, friends and co-workers to get involved in the community and environment.” The cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, July 20th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Supplies will be provided; RSVP online.
50th Anniversary of Apollo Landing
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Pretend City Children’s Museum hosts a 50th Anniversary of Apollo Landing celebration on Saturday, July 20th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Children will learn about “space exploration through interactive STEAM activities, captivating stories, and stellar artwork.” All activities are included in general Museum admission of $13.75 per visitor.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Celebration: One Giant Leap!
Los Feliz Branch Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the Los Feliz Branch Library on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 am. Children will participate in a variety of activities including designing their own space mission patch as well as helping to create and assemble a giant rock for display in the library.
Let’s Go to the Moon
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Families can also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the Central Library on Saturday, July 20th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. This special program is designed for children ages 3-8 and will feature stories, songs, and more.
Reading the News – a 34,000 Pillows Workshop
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1717 E. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021
Families are invited to participate in a special workshop at the Institute of Contemporary Art on Saturday, July 20th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Families will join artist Díaz Lewis to “collaboratively create pillows from recycled clothing and learn about current U.S. immigration issues.” Each pillow becomes a part of “34,000 Pillows – an ongoing project that addresses the system of detention centers and its treatment of detainees. Musicians and poets will also be on hand to “read fragments of news, literature, and poetry” during the workshop. RSVP online.
Old Pasadena Summer Cinema: Coco
One Colorado Courtyard
41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91105
Enjoy an outdoor screening of Coco on Saturday, July 20th from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm. All seating is first-come, first-served. Free popcorn will be available as well, while supplies last. Additionally, One Colorado restaurants will be offering special promotions during this time. (The film is rated PG.)
50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Screenings
The Paley Center for Media
465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the Paley Center for Media will be hosting a special event on Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st. Visitors will watch the first hour of the historic moon walk as well as “two documentaries and a scripted program that illuminate the enduring legacy of our first journey to the moon.” Screenings are free; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the website for a schedule of the weekend’s events.
Richard Nixon Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
The Richard Nixon Library and Museum hosts free Sunday Concerts throughout the year. Doors open at 1:30 pm, and concerts begin at 2:00 pm. On July 21st, Randy Polevoi, a concert pianist, is scheduled to perform. Concerts represent a range of musical genres. Check the website for a full listing of upcoming performances. Also, be sure to check out the Museum’s special exhibit Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind(on view until January 12, 2020).
Family Flicks Film Series: March of the Penguins
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
The Hammer Museum invites families to a screening of March of the Penguins on Sunday, July 21st at 11:00 am. This inspiring documentary is narrated by Morgan Freeman and “is a story of survival, perseverance, love, and family in the frozen Antarctic.” This program is recommended for children ages 6 and older.
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