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FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN LA THIS WEEKEND, FEB 9-11, 2018


There is always so many things to do with kids in and around Los Angeles. Activities to do with kids this weekend vary from Lunar New Year Celebrations to Family Bird Walk, Rain-forest Adventure Exhibit, Family Fun Love Fest, Mardi Gras Parade, Whale of a Weekend, and more. Keep reading and see what is happening this weekend in Los Angeles!!


Museum of Illusions

6751 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, California

Feb 9th - March 2nd

Should you always believe what you see? Can you really trust your senses? Is anything as it seems? Experience the way perception underpins the way you see, feel, think and understand.

The museum of optical illusions is intended to fill your photo albums with vivid and unusual photographs. Everyone in your family will find something to their liking. The Museum of optical illusions is open to viewers of all ages, without restrictions, and no one will feel bored! Immerse yourself in different optical illusion settings and create memorable photographs with your imagination!


Lady & The Tramp

The El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, California 90028

Feb 9th - Feb 14th

Enjoy the accordion stylings of Ed Vodika live on the El Capitan Stage before every screening of Lady and the Tramp. This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby.

When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp. A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady's household, threaten to keep them apart.


Rainforest Adventure Exhibit

Discovery Cube OC

2500 N. Main Street

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Feb 9th - Sept 9th

Gear up for the ultimate rain-forest expedition to explore and learn about the tropical rainforests of the world! This exhibit highlights the challenges facing rainforests and their inhabitants, and how you can help. Your kids are invited to role-play as research assistants on a series of problem-solving adventures as they meet scientists and learn how to study rainforests. They can climb a 9-foot kapok tree, explore a gorilla nest, build a model insect, crawl through a tree log, and much more.


Disney California Adventure Park

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Feb 9th - Feb 18th

Discover a multicultural celebration filled with festivities that welcome the Year of the Dog at Disneyland Resort. From now through February 18th, Disney California Adventure Park commemorates the Lunar New Year with a joyous tribute to the Asian cultures. This is a perfect opportunity to spend this auspicious occasion with family and friends.  Highlights include Mulan’s Lunar New Year procession, unique and authentic multicultural musicians and performances, special appearances by some popular Disney Characters, delicious Asian food, kid-friendly crafts and activities, and more.


Family Fun Love Fest

Third Street Promenade

1351 3rd St.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Feb 10th 10am-12pm

This Saturday, take your little loves to a free family-friendly Valentine’s Day event on the Third Street Promenade including a special story time with Ruby from the Emmy winning series Ruby’s Studio, music from Mista Cookie Jar and music and movement with Karen Seva along with Valentine’s Day crafting. [FREE]


Port of LA Lunar New Year Festival

112 E. 22nd St.

San Pedro, CA

Feb 10th 3pm-7pm

Join the 4th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lunar New Year Festival for cultural festival with entertainment, face painting, crafts, and petting zoo. [FREE]


Very Eric Carle Exhibit

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

11800 Foothill Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 91342

Feb 9th - May 13th

Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles. Enjoy a gallery of prints from Eric Carle’s “Very” book series Step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books in this play-and-learn exhibit. Weave a web with the Very Busy Spider, find their light with the Very Lonely Firefly; Make the Very Clumsy Click Beetle flip and jump; Compose a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket; and create artwork using many of Eric Carle’s materials and techniques.


Great Expectations

The Wallis Annenberg

9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Feb 9th - Feb 11th

Seven-year-old orphan Pip’s encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever. Some of Charles Dickens’ most memorable characters are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful one-man-adaptation of the classic tale. Recommended age: 10+

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Lunar New Year Event

Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

Feb 10th - Feb 25th

Celebrate the Year of the Dog during the Lunar New Year festivities at Universal Studios Hollywood between Feb10th-Feb 25th. Join Po and Tigress from the award-winning Kung Fu Panda franchise in an all-new recreation of Po’s Village in Universal Plaza.

Meet and greet with some of your favorite characters including Illumination’s Minions in traditional Chinese attire and Mandarin-speaking Megatron from Transformers. Plus, enjoy fun activities and live entertainment, and savor Asian dishes at Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop.


Family Bird Walk

The Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91007

Feb 10th, 8am-10am

Take your binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, and join experienced birder and naturalist for a fun morning of finding and watching fine-feathered friends. The walks are open to all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult) and all levels of birding knowledge.


Alien Zoo

Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90060

Feb 10th

Get ready for a completely new type of immersive experience. You are about to enter a world where you can touch, feel, and smell your surroundings. A place where time and space have no boundary.

In this unique experience you will walk side by side with massive beasts, play with adorable and exotic creatures, and fight the most deadly predator in all the cosmos. Alien Zoo uses an entirely new VR technology that engages all of your senses in the thrill of an epic theme park adventure and the awe of a great film.  Recommended for ages 10+


Mardi Gras Parade

Venice Beach

Ocean Front Walk

Venice, CA 90290

Feb 10th, 12pm-5pm

Join in this zany fun! The procession starts at Rose and Ocean Front Walk at noon, then heads south to Windward Circle and finishes with an after party with The Gumbo Brothers at Surfside Venice from 2 - 5pm. [FREE]


Whale of a Weekend

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

1600 Ocean Front Walk

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Feb 10th - Feb 11th

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the migration of the Pacific gray whales at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium this weekend. You can feel the heft of a whale rib, check out bristly baleen, and try on a layer of whale blubber for warmth. Kids of all ages can have their faces painted and make a whale visor to take home. Learn more interesting facts about these gentle giants at the Aquarium through story time, audio interactives, and presentations about the gray whale’s migration habits.


Chinese New Year Celebration

Saban Theater

8440 Wilshire Boulevard

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Feb 11th, 2pm

Celebrate year of dog at the seventh annual Chinese New Year celebration in Beverly Hills at the Saban Theatre on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. The special event will feature the “Charming Jing-Jin-Ji” variety show with live acrobatics, musical performances and more.

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Dance with Debbie Allen & Friends

The Wallis Annenberg

9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Feb 11th 12pm - 2pm

Three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen is back for the third season running with her wildly popular Dance Sundays, an exhilarating series of outdoor dance events - Salsa, African, Tap, Hip-Hop and more - for the whole family! [FREE]

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