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!
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Whether you have Toddlers or Teens (or any kids in between), this list will give you great ideas for family fun this weekend! We work hard to add things to do we think you’ll enjoy.
This Weekend (and Every Weekend) in Los Angeles, you’ll find so many options on our list:
- Things to do all over SoCal – not just in one part of LA
- Things to do that are free, low-cost, and some that are pricey
- Things to do for babies, toddlers, and families with Tweens and Teens
- Things to do for the Whole Family!
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Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids January 28-30, 2022
Families will find so many fun things to do with your kids this last weekend of January, January 28th – January 30th. Special events are happening at Pretend City Children’s Museum, the Aquarium of the Museum is hosting its Annual Festival of Human Abilities, and more!
Also, be sure to check out our post Celebrate Lunar New Year in Los Angeles. The Year of the Tiger officially begins on Tuesday, February 1st but several events are happening this weekend!
Salt Marsh Open House
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731
Celebrate World Wetland Day at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on Friday, January 28th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. “Learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach by using binoculars and microscopes to observe live animals. View the birds of the marsh, learn about native plants and observe the changes in the tides” at this free event.
21701 Pittsford Dr., Lake Forest, CA
Take a drive down to Lake Forest on Saturday, January 29th to participate in Snowfest 2022. Sleds and saucers will be available to slide down Mount Pittsford! There will also be a free snow play area for kids 10 and under. And, there will also be additional games and attractions as well as food and drink available for purchase. Pre-registration is required; details are available online.
Critter Construction Program
1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA 92869
On Saturday, January 29th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, children ages 5-7 are invited to participate in the Critter Construction Program at the OC Zoo. “Learn about the way our world is shaped by the animals around us and why some critters play a larger role in the delicate balance of life, from our oceans to our forests.” This special program includes hands-on learning, crafts, and the chance to meet zoo creatures up close. Phone registration is required (714-973-6846). Cost is $5 per child (one parent included).
Aladdin: Pajama Party
El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
On Saturday, January 29th and Sunday, January 30th at 10:00 am each day, El Capitan Theatre is hosting a special screening of Disney’s Aladdin (1992). “Guests are invited to wear their favorite child-friendly pajamas to the movie.” In addition, at this special “Pajama Party,” each guest will receive breakfast to enjoy at their seats. Tickets are available online.
Festival of Human Abilities
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its Annual Festival of Human Abilities this weekend on Saturday, January 29th and Sunday, January 30th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. The Festival is a “celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.” Enjoy live performances and demonstrations including visual artists, dancers, and musicians. The Festival is included in general Aquarium admission. Tickets are available online.
Family Matinee: Mary Poppins
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
New Beverly Cinema is screening the classic family-friendly film Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, this weekend, on Saturday, January 29th and Sunday, January 30th at 2:00 pm each day. The film is presented in “glorious I.B. Technicolor 35 mm.” Tickets are available online. (The movie is rated G.)
National Puzzle Day and Kid Inventors Day
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
This weekend, Pretend City Children’s Museum is hosting two special events. On Saturday, January 29th, it’s National Puzzle Day! “Today we’ll exercise our brains as we problem solve and have fun through these interactive activities.” And on Sunday, January 30th, it’s Kid Inventors Day. The fun includes a special story time, science activity, and more. All activities are included in general museum admission. Ticket information is available online.
Family Free Day
Catalina Museum For Art & History
217 Metropole Ave., Avalon, CA 90704
Make it an extra special outing and head to Catalina (or take the boat over on Saturday and spend the night) on Sunday, January 30th. The Catalina Museum For Art and History is hosting Family Free Day from 10 am to 5 pm. Up to two adults may each claim a free ticket when accompanying a child 17 or younger. A special art project will also be offered. (And remember, children 15 and younger are always free!) Ticket information is available online.
Artists Inspired By Music: Interscope Reimagined
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
From Sunday, January 30th through Sunday, February 13th families are invited to LACMA to view a special exhibition, Artists Inspired By Music: Interscope Reimagined. The exhibition “brings together an intergenerational group of visual artists including Cecily Brown, Lauren Halsey, Rashid Johnson, Takashi Murakami, and Ed Ruscha into dialogue with iconic musicians from the last three decades including Dr. Dre, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, and Lady Gaga.” The exhibition includes over 50 works and marks the 30th anniversary of Interscope Records. Ticket information is available online.
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Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).