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Things to do in Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend
You won’t run out of fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids this Veterans Day weekend, November 9-12! Attend the American Indian Arts Marketplace at The Autry Museum, celebrate superheroes at the Japanese American National Museum, honor our country’s veterans onboard the Battleship IOWA, and much more!
JANM Free Family Day: Superheroes!
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Japanese American National Museum hosts a free family day on Saturday, November 10th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The theme of the day is “Superheroes” and is inspired by the exhibition Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys. Many activities are scheduled throughout the day including arts and crafts, live performances, workshops, and more.
American Indian Arts Marketplace
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA
The Autry Museum hosts the American Indian Arts Marketplace on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. The “largest Native American arts fair in Southern California,” The Autry’s American Indian Arts Marketplace features performances, artists demonstrations, children’s activities, and food, as well as more than 200 Native American artists from more than 40 nations. Admission (which includes museum admission) is $14 for adults; $10 seniors 60+ and students; $6 for children; and free for children under 3. Check the website for a schedule of events.
3rd Annual Veterans Day Music Festival
250 S. Harbo Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731
On Sunday, November 11th, families can celebrate Veterans Day onboard the Battleship IOWA from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Special events include live bands, food, vintage vehicles, and a “5” gun salute to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.” Active, retired, and reserve military members will receive free museum admission.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts hosts three free, family-friendly events on Sunday, November 11th. At 11:00 am, families are invited to enjoy Story Pirates, a “kid-centric company” performing “outdoor musical sketch comedy based on stories written by children, geared especially for toddlers.” Then at 12:00 pm, families can participate in a special family-friendly salsa dancing class taught by Debbie Allen and Lyrik Cruz of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. And at 2:30 pm, enjoy a performance of Beauty and the Beast by Stevens Puppets. Enjoy the classic story as it is told through the use of hand-painted scenery and hand-carved wooden marionettes.
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Explore an old family favorite or venture to a new spot on Sunday, November 11th. In honor of Veterans Day, families can visit any national park without entrance fees. Some nearby sites include Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park to name just a few.
Art Without Walls: There’s More to Me Than What You See
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
On Sunday, November 11th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, families are invited to participate in a special workshop at the Hammer Museum. “Art Without Walls: There’s More to Me Than What You See” will have participants ”challenging stereotypes and celebrating your identity.” This free event is recommended for children 5 and older.
Veterans Day Commemoration
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is honoring our country’s veterans on Monday, November 12th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The day’s activities include live entertainment, a military vehicle display, a civil war encampment, and a program to honor all branches of the military. Outdoor events are free to attend; however, reservations are recommended and can be made online. Regular museum admission rates apply to visit the museum.
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