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Best Things to Do This Weekend in Los Angeles with Kids Feb 23-25, 2024

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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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There are so many fun things to do in LA with kids every weekend!

As always these days, be sure to check each website for any weather cancellations or postponements. Just in case!

Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids February 23-25, 2024

You won’t run out of fun things to do with your kids this last weekend of February, February 23rd – February 25th. Participate in CicLAvia – Melrose, celebrate the Year of the Dragon at Kidspace Children’s Museum, attend the 80th Temple City Camellia Festival, have fun at Irvine Park Railroad’s 28th Anniversary, and more!

Also, be sure to check out our post Celebrate Lunar New Year in Los Angeles 2024. Several events are happening this weekend. 

And remember – February is Black History Month. Several special events are happening this weekend. You can find them on our list 30+ Inspiring Black History Month Celebrations in Los Angeles 2024.

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Bubble World
1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Montebello, California, 90640-2585

Kids (and adults) of all ages will enjoy this immersive event, filled with bubbles, a swimming pool-sized ball pit, a room filled with pink balloons for bouncing, a VR experience, and so much more. Seriously super fun! Get tickets with our affiliate link. But hurry! Tickets only available until the end of the month!

The Great Heart Adventure
Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar, CA 91342

Don’t miss your chance to experience The Great Heart Adventure at Discovery Cube LA. This all-ages experience is inside the Helicopter Tours exhibit. “Enter the helicopter, take a seat, and enjoy a tour through the human body! The pilot will provide information about the circulatory system, healthy hearts, and heart disease as passengers travel through the arteries, veins, and heart.” (Available now through Sunday, February 25th.) Tickets are available online. (Note – this special experience is also available at Discovery Cube Orange County through February 25th as well.)

Echinoderm Appreciation Week
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731

It’s Echinoderm Appreciation Week now through Saturday, February 24th (from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm each day). Learn about “these amazing marine animals, their important role in California’s coastal ecosystem, how they eat and other fascinating echinoderm facts.” (In case you didn’t know, echinoderms include starfish, sea urchins, sand dollars, brittle stars, and sea cucumbers.) 

Free Family Nite
Columbia Memorial Space Center
12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242

Columbia Memorial Space Center is hosting a Free Family Nite on Friday, February 23rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Enjoy the hands-on activities, “where imagination takes flight and curiosity ignites.” 

Author Discussion and 
Special Musical Storytime and
Local Author Day – Young Readers Edition
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

Vroman’s Bookstore is hosting several special events this weekend. On Friday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm author Anu Chouhan will be discussing Hair Oil Magic, described as a “beautiful picture book about the joyful magic in the tradition of hair oiling and a celebration of the bond between parent and child.” On Saturday, February 24th at 11:30 am, Vroman’s is hosting a Special Musical Storytime featuring The Pasadena Conservatory of Music. The event includes story time, craft activities, creative movement and a mini-concert. And on Sunday, February 25th at 12:00 pm, families are invited to Local Author Day featuring Alexandrina Andre presenting The Pranky Monkey and Arsen and Mikayel Azatyan presenting The Adventures of Chik-Chik and Max: Book 1


80th Temple City Camellia Festival
5939 Golden West Ave., Temple City, CA 91780

The 80th Temple City Camellia Festival is happening this weekend, Friday, February 23rd (4 pm to 10 pm), Saturday, February 24th (11 am to 11 pm), and Sunday, February 25th (12 pm to 8 pm). A number of special activities are taking place including the Camellia Festival Carnival, a parade (on Saturday at 10 am), live musical performances, food, games, and more. Check the website for details.

Calm Morning: A Wrinkle in Time
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Families are invited to experience a “Calm Morning” at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Saturday, February 24th beginning at 9:00 am. From 9:00 am to 10:00 am, families can explore the Identity Gallery “where sound and lighting adjustments will be made for a more sensory-friendly viewing experience.” Then, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am families can participate in a Family Workshop where they will create their own costume designs “inspired by the fantastical costumes featured in A Wrinkle in Time.” And at 11:00 am, there will be an accommodative, open-caption screening of A Wrinkle in Time. Details and tickets are available online.

9th Annual Black History Greens Festival
Virginia Avenue Park
2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405

The 9th Annual Black History Greens Festival is happening on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Acknowledging the Past, Living in the Present, Building for the Future.” This special event includes musical and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, wellness booths, book readings, giveaways, food trucks, specialty vendors, and more. 

Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Fatmata Jalloh
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

On Saturday, February 24th (and the last Saturday of each month) from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Bowers Museum hosts Storytime in the Galleries. Author Fatmata Jalloh will be sharing My Beautiful Son, a “story which captures the day of a joyful toddler doing the simple things in life that captivate him.” Storytime will be followed by a simple, fun art project.The first 35 participants to RSVP will each receive a free copy of the featured book. This event is included in general admission. 


Astra Lumina
South Coast Botanic Garden: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Experience a visit from the stars through projections, lighting and music. The Queens Botanical Garden will be transformed into an immersive outdoor, multimedia enchanted world that awakens the imagination. Inside the experience, guests will be guided on an illuminated nature pathway with a photo booth, gift shop, and food and beverage options available for purchase at the end. Extended through February! Get tickets with our affiliate link.

Parents – take note: After listening to customers’ feedback last year, the team now allows strollers along the path and also allows parents the option of leaving their stroller at the start of the path at a dedicated stroller parking area. Additionally, they’ve made adjustments on the show path in certain areas that were muddy and wet, by either upgrades from the garden or moving zone locations.

Author Event: Milkweed for Monarchs
Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library 
501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Local author Christine Van Zandt will be at the Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library on Saturday, February 24th at 11:00 am to present her new children’s book, Milkweed for Monarchs. “Learn about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and how changing environments make it harder to find food.” There will also be a butterfly-themed craft and snack. 

Storytime Saturday
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Take a drive to the Laguna Art Museum on Saturday, February 24th for their 11:00 am event, Storytime Saturday. Children will enjoy a read-aloud of Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe. After the story, kids will participate in an “art-making activity that celebrates the extraordinary work of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and reminds kids that beautiful art can be outside the lines.” (All children receive free admission. Admission fee is required for accompanying adults.)


Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience 
1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Montebello, California, CA 90640

Back by popular demand! Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 360º digital art exhibition in Los Angeles that invites you to step into the universe of the Dutch genius, Vincent van Gogh. This is a really cool show because it’s not only immersive, it’s filled with art history and information about the artist. There’s a lot to see and even some interactive coloring you and your kids can do. If you like, you can also do the VR experience. The projections are delightful – we highly recommend! Get tickets with our affiliate link. Ending soon! Get tickets now!

Children’s Storytime with Barney Saltzberg
Village Well Books & Coffee
9900 Culver Blvd. #1B, Culver City, CA 90232

Village Well Books & Coffee is hosting a Children’s Storytime with Barney Saltzberg on Saturday, February 24th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Author Barney Saltzberg has published almost fifty picture books and will be reading his newest one, Arlo Needs Glasses. 

LA Made Presents: Robot Building and Other Animatronics
Porter Ranch Branch Library
11371 Tampa Ave., Porter Ranch, CA 91326

Teens and adults are invited to the Porter Ranch Branch Library on Saturday, February 24th at 12:00 pm for a special presentation about Robot Building and Other Animatronics. Paul Thompson, an artist with more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, will be on-hand to provide an overview and demonstration of full-size entertainment robots and animatronics. “The audience will learn how robots and animatronics are made with props and photographs,” and also learn about 3D modeling and printing, fabrication, and puppeteering of the creations.

Drones4Kids: Have you ever flown a drone?
Compton Library
240 W. Compton Blvd., Compton, CA 90220

Drones4kids will be at the Compton Library on Saturday, February 24th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. “Kids will have the opportunity to fly a drone and learn how drones are utilized.” Recommended for children ages 5-12. Advance registration is required as attendance is limited. 

Black History Month Celebration
SouthBay Pavilion
20700 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746

Visit SouthBay Pavilion on Saturday, February 24th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for a special Black History Month Celebration. The festivities include live music, raffles, special vendors, and more. 

All About Sea Animals
Silver Lake Branch Library
2411 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Visit the Silver Lake Branch Library on Saturday, February 24th at 3:30 pm for a special presentation, All About Sea Animals. “Learn about the importance of the ocean and gain an understanding of how to conserve and become stewards of our environment.” Participants will also have the chance to interact with live tidepool animals as well as some dry specimens, including a shark jaw. (Recommended for ages 11-18.)

Flashlight Safaris
Wildlife Learning Center
16027 Yarnell St., Sylmar, CA 91342

Wildlife Learning Center offers a Flashlight Safari on Saturday, February 24th, with tours available at 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7:00 pm. This special evening tour gives families the opportunity to see some of the Center’s nocturnal animals. “Tickets include hot beverages, a guided tour, and meet and greets with a porcupine, chinchilla, and rabbit.” Tickets are available online. (A Flashlight Safari is also happening on March 2nd.)

Dinos Alive immersive event

Dinos Alive
1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Montebello, California, 90640-2585

Travel back to the Jurassic in a thematic park full of realistic dinosaurs—see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat! Come face to face with over 80 specimens of life-sized, moving replicas: T-rex, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Velociraptors, and many more. Get tickets with our affiliate link!

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at Kidspace Children’s Museum on Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th. The fun includes traditional lion dog and dragon dances, storytelling, puppet-making workshops, and more. Lunar New Year Celebration is included in admission. Tickets, as well as a schedule of events, are available online. 

Irvine Park Railroad’s 28th Anniversary
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Irvine Park Railroad’s 28th Anniversary is happening this weekend on Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th from 9 am to 4 pm each day. To celebrate, prices will be rolled back to the original 1996 prices ($2/ticket). The fun includes train rides, ice cream, raffles, and more. Details are available online.  

Family Matinee: The Witches
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

As part of its Family Matinee program, New Beverly Cinema is screening The Witches on Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th at 2:00 pm each day. The Witches is a “darkly comedic fairy tale delight from the book by Willy Wonka creator Roald Dahl.” The film stars Anjelica Huston as well as Jim Henson’s puppetry. Tickets are available online.

CicLAvia – Melrose
4 miles – on Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

CicLAvia – Melrose is happening on Sunday, February 25th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. CicLAvia – Melrose will be the 50th Los Angeles Open Streets Event, and will take place on Melrose Avenue between Fairfax Avenue and Vermont Avenue. “CicLAvia closes streets to car-traffic and opens them only for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore.” Remember, this is not a race, so families can explore at their own pace. You can enter and exit anywhere along the route. Check the website for information about the route and safety tips.

Family Flicks: A Dog’s Courage
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Hammer Museum invites families to a screening of A Dog’s Courage on Sunday, February 25th at 11:00 am. “The beautiful and inviting watercolor washes in this South Korean animated feature offer a welcome counterpoint to the story’s darker edges as a ragtag pack of dogs journey to find a place where they can be free.” (The movie is recommended for children 9 and older.) 

Light Catcher Family Workshop
Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Families are invited to participate in a drop-in workshop at the Getty Center on Sunday, February 25th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. “Create your own light catcher inspired by the Getty’s stained glass collection and discover how to make art using light and color with artist Stephanie Godoy in this free family workshop.” Admission is free, though a timed-entry reservation is required. 

Afro-Latinx Free Family Festival
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

The Museum of Latin American Art invites families to the Afro-Latinx Free Family Festival on Sunday, February 25th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. “Learn more about the diversity of Afro-Latinx experiences directly from artists, scholars, and community organizers most actively bringing attention to contemporary Afro-Latinx communities and their histories.” The Festival features music and dance performances, food, presentations, and more. RSVP online. 

The Original Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour Arena
1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Original Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour will be at Arena on Sunday, February 25th at 12:00 pm. Prepare to be amazed by “new levels of mind-blowing trick shots, expert ball-handling skills, and big laughs with unrivaled opportunities for pre-game, post-game and in-game fan engagement.” Tickets are available online. 

Weekend Short Cuts: Oscar-Winning Animated Short Films
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 pm, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is screening Oscar-winning animated short films from the last ten years. Titles include Feast, Bear Story, Piper, Bao, and Hair Love. Advance ticket reservations are encouraged. 

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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 where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).

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