Fun Things To Do With Kids in Los Angeles This Weekend, April 13-15


There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, and at Fun With Kids in LA, we are dedicated to bring you the best of them. Activities to do with kids this weekend include Day out with Thomas and Percy, Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Pixar Fest, Candytopia, Touch a Truck, Earth Festival, and many more.

For more events to do with your kids on the weekends, or any day of the week, see our Event Calendar.


Curious George: The Golden Meatball

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre

2627 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

April 12 - Apr 15

It’s time to celebrate All-You-Can-Eat Meatball day! Join the fun-loving little monkey Curious George as he helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook the most delicious meatballs and see what happens when Curious George enters the meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome! Add a dash of a secret ingredient – fun! – and you have a family musical that will tickle the tastes of even the youngest theatergoers! Cost: $12/adults, $10/children 12 and under.


Day Out with Thomas Big Adventure Tour

Southern California Railway Museum

2201 S A St.

Perris, CA 92570

Apr 12 - Apr 15

Take a ride with Thomas, meet Percy and Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day of family fun! Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, at regional heritage railroads across the country. Cost: $16 - $25 (tickets are required for kids 2 and up).


Pandas 3D

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen at CA Science Center in the IMAX original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family!

Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.


Pixar Fest

Disney California Adventure Park

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Apr 13 - Sep 3

This weekend, get ready for Pixar-themed event at the Disneyland Resort. The characters from timeless films like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and Up connect together in ways that go much deeper than a movie screen, and their stories of friendship intertwine with our own—making us laugh and cry… and reminding us all of what’s truly important.

Beginning April 13, 2018, Pixar Fest will celebrate these unbreakable bonds at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park with a one-of-a-kind celebration featuring the debut of an all-new nighttime spectacular and the return of 2 fan-favorite parades—in addition to new Pixar experiences, Characters, décor, atmospheric entertainment, limited-edition merchandise, and themed food & beverage options.


Candytopia

Santa Monica Place

395 Broadway #142

Santa Monica, CA 90401

April 12 - Jul 4

If you ever dreamed of nibbling your way through Candyland or scoring a Golden Ticket, you’ve come to the right place. Treat yourself to Candytopia, and let your taste-buds and your imagination soar! This four-month interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. Take your family, your friends, and your sweet tooth for an experience like none other! Cost: $23-$30.

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Blossom Month at Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.

La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Apr 12 - Apr 29

This weekend, celebrate Cherry Blossom Month at Descanso Gardens. Descanso Garden will be hosting individual events that families can enjoy all month long. Take the kids on a spring bloom walk where you can learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal favorites.

Budding artists will be delighted to take in one of the origami hands-on demonstrations where they can even try their hand at it with the help of seasoned pros. Cost: Adults: $9, Kids: $6.


Santa Monica Pier Dance Event

200 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Apr 13 - Apr 15

6:30 pm

Join this free evening dance event on the Santa Monica Pier from April 13-15. The event will feature individual choreographers and dance companies from a wide range of dance forms and genres. [Free]


Meet Rescued Wild Animals

Star Eco Station

10101 Jefferson Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Apr 14 - Apr 15

Take a guided tour at the STAR Eco Station to see over two hundred rescued exotic wildlife, from tropical fish to tortoises, from parrots to pythons. Each tour is led by an Eco Station staff member, and features fun animal facts, hands-on animal encounters, surprising rescue stories, environmental exhibits, and innovative approaches to going green.

The guided tour lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. You are served on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are required, however tours may sell out. Call before you go to make sure there are no closures due to private parties. Cost: $6-$8. Contact: 310-842-8060


Touch-A-Truck

1550 Pacific Coast Highway

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Apr 14 10am-1pm

Touch-A-Truck is a family-friendly event designed to allow children to explore, climb, and touch vehicles of all shapes and sizes. There will be fun for everyone in the family - meet the people who build, protect and serve Los Angeles County or get creative at the arts and crafts table. Food trucks will be on-site offering lunch and snacks for purchase. Tickets are available online and begin at $10 for a single rider or $35 for four tickets. Children two and younger are free.

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The Downtown Burbank Art Festival

San Fernando Blvd.

Burbank, California 91502

Apr 14 - Apr 15

10 am - 5 pm

Join the free two-day outdoor festival at Downtown Burbank Art. The festival features 200 artists, famous Disney animators, interactive experiences, special appearances, and much more. [Free]


2nd Annual Summer Fun & Camp Fair

Crossroads School, Norton Campus

1634 18th Street

Santa Monica, CA, 90404

April 15, 10 am-2 pm

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Summer Fun & Camp Fair on Sunday, April 15th from 10 am to 2 pm at Crossroads School in Santa Monica. This free event features more than 60 summer camps and local businesses and includes games, face paintings, food trucks, fabulous raffle prizes and plenty of fun! It’s going to be amazing and you won’t want to miss it! RSVP prior to the event to get 5 free raffle tickets.


Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Celebration

24250 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90265

Ap 14 - Apr 15

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The 20th Annual Chumash Day Powwow will celebrate Native Americans from all over the country, representing hundreds of tribes who will gather at Malibu Bluffs Park. Native American food, craft vendors, tribal ceremonies, and dances will be a part of the event on both days. This is a non-competitive Powwow. [Free]

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36th Annual Springfest Redondo

Carnival & Community Festival

1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Apr 12 - Apr 15

Springfest is a spring carnival and community festival that has become a favorite tradition for all ages. This popular 4-day event features Carnival Rides, Kids’ Zone, Food Court, Gourmet Food Truck, Music & Entertainment. [Free]


Annual Earth Day Celebration

Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market

9300 Civic Center Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Apr 15, 9am-1pm

This Sunday, the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market is celebrating Earth Day. Activities include Earth Day crafts and stories, petting zoo, pet adoptions, paper shredding event, free gardening compost, water conservation tips, raffle prizes, and more. [Free]