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
You’ll find lots of fun things to do in Los Angeles with your kids during the last weekend of February, 22-24. Have a Sleepover at the Natural History Museum, attend the Temple City Camellia Festival, enjoy the African-American Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific, and much more!
Sleepovers at the Museum: Dinosaurs
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Spend the night at the Natural History Museum on Friday, February 22nd for a very special sleepover experience. Sleepovers include “access to Museum exhibits after-hours, 3D movies, themed crafts, activities, scavenger hunt, special performances, and also includes an evening snack and continental breakfast the next day.” The Sleepover begins at 6:30 pm and concludes the next morning at 9:00 am. Sleepover participants also receive a complimentary pass to explore the Museum the next day. This event is designed for children aged 5-12; children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $85 per person. Reservations may be made online.
75th Temple City Camellia Festival
Temple City Park
9701 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City, CA
The 75th Temple City Camellia Festival is happening all weekend long on Friday, February 22nd (4:00 pm to 10:00 pm), Saturday, February 23rd (11:00 am to 11:00 pm), and Sunday, February 24th (12:00 pm to 8:00 pm). This annual festival features live entertainment, food, games, rides, and much more. A Parade is scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00 am.
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Aquarium of the Pacific hosts its Annual African-American Festival this weekend on Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th (from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). The Festival celebrates the “rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.” Families will enjoy story tellers, musical and dance performers, interactive drum circles, special exhibitions, and more. Check the website for a list of scheduled events each day. The Festival is included in general Aquarium admission. ($29.95 for adults; $17.95 for children ages 3-11; $26.96 for seniors 62+). And click here for a coupon good for $10 off adult admission.
5th Annual Bob Baker Day
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday, February 23rd is Bob Baker Day! This free outdoor carnival, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, features music, games, food trucks, puppet-making workshops, educational and exhibition booths, and of course, puppet shows. (Many families are familiar with the famous Bob Baker Marionette Theater).
African Dance Rhythms
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Santa Monica Public Library is hosting a special African Dance Rhythms Workshop on Saturday, February 23rd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Children, ages 5-10, will learn about the cultures and styles of African dance and then try some moves themselves.
A Night in Focus: Titian, Tapestries and the Italian Renaissance
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
A Night in Focus: Titian, Tapestries and the Italian Renaissance is happening at the Norton Simon Museum on Saturday, February 23rd from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. This special event focuses on two exhibits – Titians’s Lady in White and Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido. The evening features live music, a weaving demonstration, multiple art-making activities, and more. This event is included in general Museum admission. ($15 for adults and free for children 17 and under).
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
“Come celebrate the cultural diversity of the Americas and the African influence in Latin America at MOLAA’s Afro-Latinx Festival” on Sunday, February 24th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This free event features craft vendors, face painting, art workshops, music, food vendors, story time, and more.
Fowler Families: World Travelers
308 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Families are invited to participate in “Fowler Families: World Travelers” on Sunday, February 24th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Children will decorate their own passport “before taking an imaginative journey across the globe. Explore and learn about artworks from countries around the world with Fowler Educators while gathering stamps for your passport at each stop.”
Make sure and mark your calendar for the Summer Fun & Camp Fair! This year, MomsLA, SoCal Moms and City Moms are hosting two fairs.
Come to the fair at Palisades Charter High School on March 16 from 11 am to 3 pm. and/or the fair at the International School of Los Angeles in Burbank on April 7th from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, visit our post with all of the details about the camp fair including participating camps. And make sure and watch our video below from last year’s fair.
Want to learn about fun things to do with kids in your neighborhood? Check out our Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide.