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FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN LA THIS WEEKEND, JAN 19-21 2018


There is always so much to do with the family in Los Angeles. This weekend, take your kids to touch a truck, go for a scavenger hunt, pan for gold, go on a Safari, and much more.


You can check our Event Calendar for more activities and events on the weekends and every day of the week.

Touch-A-Truck

Malibu Library

23519 Civic Center Way

Malibu, CA 90265, USA

Jan 20th 10:00am - 12:00pm

Touch-A-Truck is a special event where children can see, touch, explore, and honk the horns of their favorite trucks and emergency vehicles serving the Malibu community. The event will include Construction Trucks, Emergency Vehicles, Story Time with Malibu Library, Art Activity, Class Demonstrations, LA-Donut Truck, Happier Camper.

Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

Jan 20th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Get ready for a field trip to the Getty Center in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, centaurs and unicorns like those you’d see in the Forbidden Forest, strange mermaids and sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, fierce knights in armor, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Not recommended for kids under 10.

Animal Safari

Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91105, USA

Jan 21st 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Travel through time and explore various artworks through activities like writing, movement and sketching. Travel through the Museum, meet friends along the way and make a sketch of your favorite animal.


Panning for Gold

Griffith Park

The Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

Jan 20th-Jan 21st

Discover the myths and realities of the California gold rush, and try your hand at panning for gold at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Disney's Aladdin at Pantages Theater

Pantages Theater

6233 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Jan 19th - Mar 31st

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Disney's Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Aladdin features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music.

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The Last Jedi at the El Capitan

El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Jan 12th - Jan 28th

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Experience an all-new Laser Lightsaber Show before each screening and take your photo at the StormtrooperTM meet-and-greet on select dates during the run!


Sidewalk Speedsters

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Jan 19th - Oct 14th

Visit this special exhibit dedicated for children fascinated with fast cars! The display features a diverse range of child-sized race cars, from old to new, electric-to-gas powered to sophisticated, and affordable to luxurious.

Whale Watching Harbor Cruises

Island Packers

3600 Harbor Blvd

Oxnard, CA 93035

Jan 19th - Apr 16th

This weekend, take a 3-hour tour departing from the Channel Islands Harbor, where you can watch for the magnificent gray whales along with a wide variety of other mammals. Because these waters are known for their diversity, you can see gray whales, humpback whales, seals, sea lions, several species of dolphins along with an occasional orca whale pod.

The Enchanted Nightingale

Gary Marshall Theatre

4252 W Riverside Dr.

Burbank, CA 91505

Jan 19th - Mar 18th

Take a journey to far away ancient China in this magical tale of a powerful Emperor and the rarest of treasures – an enchanted nightingale. Experience a magical Tai Chi practice, colorful fan dancing, royal wardrobe, and a most valuable story celebrating the wealth in generosity and the culture and artistry of the Far East.


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