FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN LA THIS WEEK, NOVEMBER 13-17, 2017


It a week before the Thanksgiving week and it is a great week to spend some quality time with your kiddos before you have to start cooking that big turkey! There are so many fun things to do in the city this week with the holidays approaching. Get out and have fun with the kiddos before they grow up and don't want to hang out with you anymore!

Monday Morning Mommy Movies

Pacific Theatres, Various Locations

Nov 13th 11am - 1pm

Select Pacific Theaters locations offer newly released films on Monday Mornings to accommodate parents with infants. The volume is lower to let the babies sleep, and the theater isn’t quite as dark. Check the list of the movie theaters and the list of the movies here. [Cost: Various]

Circus Vargas presents Steam Cirque

Nov 13th Arcadia

Nov 16th-20th San Pedro

This is a brand new epic adventure under the big top. Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for the retro-futuristic production, Steam Cirque, a journey of fantastic proportions where children of all ages will marvel at the wacky and wonderful cast of characters that come alive in this exciting steampunk, science- fiction fantasy inspired circus odyssey. Arrive 45 minutes early for the interactive pre-show where kids can join the circus; stay for a post-show meet and greet with the stars. [Cost: $25+]

Sistine Chapel in Canoga Park

Nov 13rd - Dec 31st

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd

Canoga Park, CA 91303, USA

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel comes to Westfield Topanga & The Village. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state-of-the-art technology. Explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel. [Cost: $10]

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Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

Nov 13, 14, 16, 17

5900 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Boone Children’s Gallery is a free, creative space where you can explore the art of East Asian brush painting. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. You sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends. [FREE]

Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity

The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles

Nov 15th - 19th - 2pm-5pm

465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Join at the Paley Center to celebrate twenty-five years of drawing on creativity! Experience the creative process from sketch to screen and beyond with an in-depth look at Steven Universe, enjoy special exhibits including stop-motion sets from Adventure Time, and have photo ops with sculptures from The Powerpuff Girls and Cartoon Network's newest hit OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes! [FREE]

Holiday Lighting Celebration

November 16th

200 Block of Rodeo Drive

Beverly Hills, California 90210

Beverly Hills is the place to be this Thursday night. The festivities officially begin at 5 p.m. with the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration and a special performance by Robin Thicke as the headlining performer. DJ Balthazar Getty will be performing during the lighting celebration while the talented Vanessa Lachey will host the event that will end with a fireworks display over Rodeo Drive. You are invited to continue the celebration on November 20th on Rodeo Drive and are encouraged to bring a coat or warm clothing item to donate to give the gift of warmth for the holiday season. [FREE]


Frogs: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

Nov 13th - Mar 31st - 9am-6pm

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Hop on over to the Aquarium of the Pacific to see a wild array of frogs and their fellow amphibians. Interactive exhibits, educational graphics and thematic displays will spotlight more than 24 different creatures. Learn about the history of amphibians, their life cycles, their various species and the different habitats where they live. The exhibit also examines the threats to these amphibians’ existence and their uncertain future. [Cost: $17.95+]

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Nov 13th - Jan 7th

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802, USA

The Holidays Begin at The Disneyland Resort. Holiday celebration returns with wonder, joy and, of course, plenty of magic in both Parks. Gather together to enjoy the heartwarming delights of live music, dance and holiday-inspired performances, meet Santa and his joyful elves at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, let Princess Elena of Avalor and her friends delight you with musical celebration, and much much more.


Discounted Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Nov 13th - Dec 31st - 3pm-6pm

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802, USA

Meet and learn about 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Come face-to-face with and touch the ocean's ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds and watch Magellanic penguins play. You'll get closer to animals than ever before at the bonnethead shark and cownose ray touchpool, the horseshoe crab touch lab, and tidepool touch lab. Explore the new frog exhibit, Dazzling and Disappearing, featuring two dozen frogs from a range of environments, from lush rainforests to arid deserts. You can choose any weekday during afternoon hours (3:00pm-6:00pm) to visit this world-class aquarium featuring a wide array of hands-on activities, live and video presentations and much more. [$9-$15 VIA GOLDSTAR]

Meteorite Exhibit

UCLA Meteorite Gallery

Nov 13th 9am - 4pm

595 Charles E Young Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90095

The UCLA Collection of Meteorites is the largest on the West Coast and contains over 2500 samples from about 1500 different meteorites. It is the fifth largest collection of meteorites in the United States and the second largest housed at a university. Learn fun and interesting facts about meteorites and the solar system. [FREE]

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Spider Pavilion

Nov 13th - Nov 26th

9:30am - 5:00pm

900 Exposition Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Walk through a safe, fascinating open-air pavilion and learn about the amazing engineering that goes into each spider's web. Here spiders freely spin their spectacular webs for all to see. Spiders are some of the most amazing architects in the world – working with eight legs and some of the most high-performance building material known to man. Learn about the different designs and tactics each spider weaves with, and check out spectacular webs that range up to three meters in diameter.

ICE at Santa Monica

1324 Fifth Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into Ice at Santa Monica, into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. Admission & Skate rentals are $15. Locker Rental are $10 with $5 refund upon key return. Hot dogs, cocoa, and other snacks are available for purchase.

Mon-Thu: 2pm-10pm (during school break 10am-10pm)

Fri: 2pm–Midnight (during school break 10am-12pm)

Sat: 10am–12pm and Sun: 10am-10pm


To find more fun events this week and every day of the week, check out our LA Event Calendar.


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