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All the Best Things to Do This Weekend With Kids In Los Angeles

This week’s list of fun is sponsored by Shoott.

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Updated for the week of September 16-22, 2019.

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, September 20th –  September 22nd. Enjoy an outdoor movie onboard the Battleship IOWA, participate in Coastal Cleanup Day and keep our beaches clean, learn about dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, race rubber ducks at Kidspace Children’s Museum, and much more!

Things to do in Los Angeles Friday, September 20th

the Autry Museum
Photo courtesy of the Autry Museum

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, September 20th 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.

Movies Under the Guns: Captain Marvel
Battleship IOWA
250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731

Enjoy a free, outdoor screening of Captain Marvel onboard the Battleship IOWA on Friday, September 20th. The film starts at 7:00 pm; the fantail opens at 6:30 pm. Bring your own chairs. No outside food or drink is permitted. A concession stand will be available. (The film is rated PG-13.) 

Things to do in Los Angeles Saturday, September 21st

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Several locations

Saturday, September 21st is Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Participating museums will offer free admission for two people per ticket. Tickets can be obtained online. Some of the local participating museums include the GRAMMY Museum, the Autry Museum, and the International Printing Museum to name a few.

Swimming, surfing or playing at Venice Beach is just one of the fun things there are to do there with kids.

Coastal Cleanup Day 2019
Multiple sites

Coastal Cleanup Day 2019 is happening on Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Coastal Cleanup Day 2019 is the “world’s largest volunteer day to protect our environment.” Families can register online to participate by helping to clean local parks and beaches. Check the website for a list of locations where you can help.

Pasadena Loves YA Book Fair
Pasadena Public Library – Central
285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Bring your readers to the Pasadena Loves YA Book Fair happening on Saturday, September 21st from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Many YA authors will be participating at this free event. There will also be panels, signings, giveaways, and more. RSVP online.  Check the website for a schedule of the day’s events. 

Westchester Arts & Music Block Party
Emerson Ave. (between W. 80th St. and W. 80th Pl.), Westchester, CA 90045

Bring the family to the Westchester Arts & Music Block Party happening on Saturday, September 21st from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This free event, benefitting the Emerson Avenue Community Garden, features kids’ activities, garden tours, live music, art, dance, food trucks, community booths, and more. 

sing along sound of music at the Hollywood Bowl

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Enjoy the family-friendly Sing-A-Long Sound of Music event at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, September 21st. The pre-show fun starts at 6:00 pm. “Don a clever costume and get ready to sing to your heart’s content with thousands of fellow fans.” Tickets are available online.

Free Movie Nights: Back to the Future
Redondo Pier
500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Bring the family to the Redondo Pier on Saturday, September 21st for a special screening of Back to the Future. Bring low-back beach chairs and blankets and get ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy a fun movie by the ocean. Films begin at dusk (about 7:30 pm). (The film is rated PG.)

Things to do in Los Angeles Saturday and Sunday 9/21 and 9/22

Dino Fest
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Natural History Museum hosts its annual two-day Dino Fest this weekend on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. This special festival is a celebration of all things dinosaur! Meet paleontologists, participate in hands-on activities, visit special exhibitors, view rare specimen’s from the Museum’s collections, and much more. Dino Fest is included in general Museum admission. Check the website for ticket information.

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11th Annual Rubber Ducky Races
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Kidspace Children’s Museum hosts its 11th Annual Rubber Ducky Races this weekend on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. Children will decorate and race rubber ducks down the Interpretive Arroyo stream. Races run every half hour from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Children will also “learn about ducks, create a duck profile in the Nature Exchange, and create your own rubber duck story on green screen in the Imagination Workshop.” No outside ducks may be used; ducks are available for purchase in the Busy Bee Learning Store. Race participation is first-come, first-serve, with 20 children per race.  

Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific

Moompetam: Native American Festival
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Moompetam: Native American Festival, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual festival celebrating local Native American cultures, is happening this weekend on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. This special event features traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, live demonstrations, music, dance, and more. Check the website for details. (And click here for a coupon for $10 off adult admission). 

7th Annual m.a.r.y.’s Day
18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335

The 7th Annual m.a.r.y.’s Day is scheduled for Sunday, September 22nd from 2:33 pm to 5:33 pm. This free art event is designed for the whole family. Enjoy lots of art-making opportunities including puppet making workshops, watercolor workshops, clay workshops, and more. Register online. The m.a.r.y. foundation (Making the Arts Real for youth) is “dedicated to exploring and utilizing the creative arts as vehicles to help children develop healthy methods of expression, coping skills, and greater confidence, so they may navigate through life with poise and grace.”

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