Update: We have found some great things to do this weekend, but CA Governor Newsom has recently ordered some businesses to close. Please check before heading out to make sure the activity is still happening.
Plus check out What’s Open right now in Los Angeles
As more things open up, there are more things to do. Scroll down to see all the Family Fun in LA this weekend.
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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7 Fun Things to Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend 7/3-5/2020
There are many fun things to do with your kids this first weekend of July, July 3rd – July 5th. Celebrate the 4th of July at Pretend City Children’s Museum, enjoy a drive-in movie, or go for a ride on the Marina del Rey WaterBus.
And, be sure to check out our post, All of the Best 4th of July Celebrations in Los Angeles. This year may be very different, but there are still fun ways to celebrate – virtually and in-person.
Celebrate the 4th of July
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Pretend City Children’s Museum has re-opened and wants to celebrate Independence Day with your family on Friday, July 3rd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The fun includes story times, arts and crafts, and more. All activities are included in general admission. A reservation is required and masks are required for visitors over the age of 5. Tickets may be purchased online for a 3-hour session.
4th of July Weekend Celebration
327 Latino Canyon Rd., Malibu, CA 90265
Enjoy the 4th of July Weekend Celebration at Calamigos Ranch on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. The festivities include a ranch-style outdoor cookout, country music, and a drive-in movie. The featured film is Independence Day. The food and fun begin at 4:00 pm, and the movie starts at dusk (about 8:30 pm). Check the website for ticket information.
Marina del Rey WaterBus
Multiple stops in Marina del Rey
The summer season for the Marina del Rey WaterBus continues through September 7th. The WaterBus offers eight different boarding stops throughout the Marina, offering access to different dining, shopping, and recreation activities. One-way tickets are $1 each, and strollers and bikes are welcome on board. The WaterBus is available on Fridays (1 pm – 5 pm), Saturdays (10 am – 6 pm), and Sundays (10 am – 6 pm). Note holiday hours – 4th of July (10 am – 6 pm) and Labor Day (10 am – 6 pm).
Celebrate the 4th of July with the National Archives this year! This virtual day-long celebration includes special presentations, educational opportunities, related arts and crafts, and more. Check the website for details and times.
This year the fun is happening virtually! Tune in on Saturday, July 4th to enjoy all the festivities including performances and lots of family fun. Check the website for details.
Street Food Cinema: Independence Day
Brandeis Bardin Campus
1101 Pepper Tree Lane, Brandeis (Simi Valley), CA 93064
Enjoy a drive-in screening of Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th. Food trucks will be on site, though outside food and beverages are also permitted. Doors open at 7:00 pm; the film starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance. (The film is rated PG-13.)
(at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier)
The Roundhouse Aquarium, located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier, just re-opened on July 1st. While the Aquarium will be closed on the 4th of July, now is a perfect time to plan a family outing to this charming spot where you can learn about “the oceans, tidelands, and beaches of Southern California.” (Keep in mind, that strollers will not be permitted inside the Aquarium.) Advance reservations are available online. Admission is free.
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