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Fun Things To Do With Kids In Los Angeles This Mother's Day Weekend, May 11-13

It is Mother's Day Weekend and we all want to spend it with our family! There are so many ways to spend some quality time with your kids this weekend. And If you still haven't made reservation to take Mom to a nice restaurant, take a look at our list of 17 Top Family Friendly Restaurants for Mother's Day that will make Mom feel really special.

Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, CA 90028

May 11 - May 27

Various times

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Age: 8 and up. [Cost: $35 - $145]

Long Beach Terrace Theater

300 E. Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90802

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.

Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Age: 2 and up. [Cost: $14 - $65]


The Pico

10508 W Pico Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90064

May 11-May 20

2:00pm to 3:00pm

This weekend be a part of the action in the Creating Arts Company original, one-hour, immersive, interactive, mini-musical that is packed with space fact and fiction and will thrill both you and your kids ages 3 and up.

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

May 11 - May 21

Dreaming of Pirates is a Fantastic Voyage of nonstop action and adventure guaranteed to thrill and enchant Children of all Ages! Get entertained by Flying Trapeze Artists, Clowns, Daredevils, Death-Defying Acrobats, Jugglers, Contortionists, Comedians, Motorcycles and much, much, more! [Cost: $15+]


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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

May 10 - May 18

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join LA Zoo for the celebration of our precious planet and its rich biodiversity. This year’s event promises to soar to greater heights than ever as they mark the Year of the Bird, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. [ Free with paid admission]


Various Locations

May 11 - Sept 15

5:30pm - 10:30pm

There are so many family friendly movies that you can enjoy with your kids at this summer-long celebration. Eat|See|Hear is the LA’s original traveling outdoor movie series which rotates around the city, featuring a wide mix of outdoor movies, live music and yummy food trucks. [Cost: $8-$14, Kids under 5 are free]

Beverly Hills Fire Department

445 North Rexford Drive

Headquarters Fire Station #1

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

May 12th

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Beverly Hills Fire Department hosts an open-house this Saturday at Fire Station #1 located on Rexford Drive. You are invited to experience a fun-filled afternoon of live fire demonstrations, fire engine rides, educational programs, displays, and a special visit from the one-and-only Sparky the Fire Dog! Complimentary hot dogs and refreshments will be served Beverly Hills firefighters. The event will be held at the Civic Center Headquarters Fire Station. [FREE]

Veteran’s Memorial Park

4117 Overland Ave

Culver City, CA 90230

May 12th

9am - 4pm

The 15th Annual Culver City Car Show features over 400 classic cars and hot rods, live music, a beer & wine garden, gourmet food truck court and exciting vendors.

South Bay Galleria

1815 Hawthorne Boulevard Food Court - Level 3

Redondo Beach, CA

May 12th

10am - 12pm

Celebrate Mother's Day weekend at Mommy & Me Princess Tea Party! Dress as your favorite prince or princess for special princess meet and greets. Dance, sing along, and play some fun games with Mom. This event is limited to 200 children. [FREE]


Universal Studios

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

May 11th - May 13th

Take a journey back into the world of the dinosaurs at Universal Studios Hollywood to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie that started it all: Jurassic Park. Enjoy guest appearances, an all-new Raptor encounter exclusive to this event, special exhibits and immersive photo ops, a fan costume show, live entertainment, giveaways, exclusive after-hours access to face off against a 50-foot T-rex on Jurassic Park – The Ride, and much more!

While there, join for a private screening of the original film on the big screen at Universal Cinema on CityWalk.

Santa Anita Park

285 Huntington Dr.

Arcadia, CA 91007

May 12th

9am - 2pm

Kids can experience trucks in a way they never have before — in the driver’s seat, interacting with the professionals who drive them. Children of all ages will enjoy more trucks and vehicles than they ever imagined and interact with the professionals who drive them. Every truck is a playhouse, a photo op, and a mini-adventure for everyone in the family (including the big kids)!

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

May 13th


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the big-budget update of the Man of Steel that turned a comic book hero into a blockbuster phenomenon 40 years ago. Join Hammer Museum this weekend for a free screening of Superman starring Christopher Reeve as Clark. All ages are welcome, but the movie is recommended for ages 8+. Feel free to take a break with infants and toddlers in the theater lobby. [FREE]

To find more events on the weekends or any day of the week, please visit our event calendar.

Dads, if you really want to give Mom what she really really wants this Mother's Day Weekend, take the kids to some of these events by yourself and give mom few hours of "alone time".

Happy Mother's Day!

Fun With Kids in LA, Angela M. Cantoni

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