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.
We’ll update this page every Monday so be sure to come back and see what we have coming up for the weekend in Los Angeles and Southern California.
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 weekend April 19th-21st. Make some art at the Norton Simon Museum, enjoy a story time at the Fowler Museum, help cleanup the LA River, and much more.
Also, be sure to click here for our list of 20 Fun Ways to Celebrate Easter In and Around Los Angeles. Many of the activities are planned for this weekend!
And, click here to read our post 20 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day In Los Angeles. Many events are planned for this weekend!
Story Time: One Plastic Bag
Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Los Angeles, CA 90024
On Friday, April 19th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, families are invited to a special story time at the Fowler Museum. In honor of Earth Day, there will be an interactive reading of One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of The Gambia by Miranda Paul. After the reading, museum educators will “introduce visitors to El Anatsui’s metallic tapestry featuring upcycled everyday materials, such as bottle wrappers and tops.”
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, April 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.
Big Bunny’s Weekend at Spring Fling
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Celebrate spring and Easter at the L.A. Zoo with many fun activities and visits from Big Bunny all weekend long, from Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, families will enjoy a variety of spring-themed activities including seed-planting crafts, face painting, live entertainment, photo opportunities, the chance to learn about real bunnies, and much more. All activities are included with Zoo admission except photos with the “Big Bunny.” Check the website for details. (Admission is $21 for ages 13-61; $18 for seniors 62+; $16 for children 2-12; and free for children younger than 2).
We Rock the Spectrum’s Rockin’ Resource Fair 2019
Woodley Park 2 at Lake Balboa
6350 Woodley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 91436
Families are invited to We Rock the Spectrum’s Rockin’ Resource Fair 2019 happening on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This free community event features more than 50 full-inclusive resource vendors, entertainment, food, a celebratory walk, and much more. Five “zones” will be available at the Fair including a “Sensory Zone,” “Arts and Crafts Zone,” “Calming Zone,” “Food Zone,” and “Music Zone.” Register online. This is a great opportunity for “families with children of all abilities to come together in awareness, understanding, and support.”
The Great LA River CleanUp
Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park
2944 Gleneden St., Los Angeles, CA 90039
In honor of Earth Day and the 30th Anniversary of the Annual Great LA River CleanUp, families can help clean up the LA River on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Families will be helping to clean up the Mid-River section (Los Feliz/Elysian Valley). All supplies will be provided. Volunteers must pre-register and can do so online.
Earth Day Chalkfest
Wilmington Waterfront Park -Main Plaza
604 W. C Street, Wilmington, CA
Head to the Earth Day Chalkfest happening on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Create family-friendly art with an Earth Day theme. Chalk will be provided. Children will also enjoy a mini-desert garden activity (while supplies last), games, an Easter egg roll, and more at this free event.
Family Program: Fashion Forward
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
On Saturday, April 20th, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm families can participate in a special “Fashion Forward” program at the Norton Simon Museum. Participants will observe the exhibition Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Didoand then “create paper and fabric costumes inspired by the exhibition.” (Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors 62+; and free for children).
Wishing on a Star
California African American Museum
600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037
The California African American Museum is hosting a special hands-on art activity on Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The event is inspired by Charles Dickson’s sculpture, Wishing on a Star, which is installed near the Museum’s entrance. “Dickson repurposed several hundred pounds of rebar, old tools, circuit boards, and other discarded items for this work.” In honor of Earth Day, children will upcycle materials and use their “artistic and engineering creativity to make a wind-powered kinetic sculpture that balances and moves.” This free event is recommended for children 7 and older.
11th Annual Easter Fest 2019
Grand Hope Park
919 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Celebrate Easter in Downtown Los Angeles on Easter Sunday, April 21st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 20,000 eggs will be hidden (several egg hunts will happen with children grouped by age). Kids will also enjoy face painting, bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, food, and more. Admission is $6 per person (children 2 and younger are free) or $30 per family (up to 7 people). Tickets are available online, and it is strongly recommended to pre-purchase tickets as they are expected to sell-out. A portion of the proceeds goes to help homeless families in Skid Row.
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