Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA Today, Oct 21st


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. Our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles today include Boo at the LA Zoo, Los Angeles Italian Festival, Underwood Family Farms' Cow Boy Weekend, Night of the Jack, Día de los Muertos Celebration, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and much more!


Fowler Families: Celebrating Día de los Muertos

Fowler Museum at UCLA

308 Charles E Young Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

1 pm – 4 pm

Join for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Fowler Museum to celebrate the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring departed loved ones through music, dance, regalia, and storytelling by the LA-based group Xipe Totec Danzantes Aztecas. Begin the afternoon by creating your very own tissue paper marigolds or contributing to a collaborative papel picado banner that will be displayed in the Davis Courtyard. Xipe Totec Danzantes Aztecas will begin their performance at 2pm with a blessing in the exhibition Intersections.

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90027

10:00am - 4:00pm

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure and special entertainment—including live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, and more.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Theatre West

3333 Cahuenga Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90068

1:00pm

Storybook Theatre’s fun-filled version of this famous story has lots of singing, dancing, audience participation, and a funny witch with a handsome prince. The children in the audience become the seven dwarfs who help rescue Snow White. ($12 children, $15 adults)

Front Porch Cinema

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA

6 pm - 9:30 pm

Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week with your favorite movies. There will be films, food, drinks and fun, and the movies are free! Take your own chair, or there are old-time lawn chairs for rent. Check the website for schedule of the movies.

Broad Museum Family Weekend Workshop

The Broad

221 S. Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA

11:00 am

The Broad's Family Weekend Workshop offers free activities and workshop to engage with the art of The Broad museum as well as with acclaimed chef Timothy Hollingsworth of Otium, the restaurant adjacent to the museum. You also get to make your own creative souvenirs to take home. Family Weekend Workshop is free but have limited availability. You need to make reservations before you go.


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The Lion Guard: The Exhibit

Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Various Times

Explore the Pride Lands with Kion and his friends! Train with each member of the Lion Guard to protect the balance of the Circle of Life. Enjoy hands-on activities and imaginative play and discover the importance of teamwork as well as the unique traits of the Lion Guard.

Wild West at Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd.

Moorpark, CA 93021

9:00am - 6:00pm

Wild West comes to the Underwood Family Farms as part of their 21st Annual Fall Harvest Festival. The weekend will be filled with all things cowboy! Weekend Festival admission includes tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze, corn stalk labyrinth, Pig Races, Animal Show, Pumpkin House, Pumpkin playhouse, live music and entertainment, access to Pick-Your-Own fields and Pumpkin Patch, Animal Center including Bee Barn, hay pyramids, Fun Hill, Kid's Corral, Farmer Craig's Chicken Show, Combine Slide and more!

The Los Angeles Italian Festival

1761 N Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

10 am – 6 pm

Enjoy wonderful Italian food, music, comedy, beer, wine, games, bocce ball and entertainment all day long on two stages, hosted by the one and only Celebrity Chef Eva and special guest Master of Ceremonies Mark DeCarlo!

Visit the Kid's Corner for face painting, balloon animals and lots of activities, Vendors Row for clothing, gifts, jewelry and collectibles, Crooners Lounge for the sounds of Frank and Dino and get to the Main Stage for the best show in town and The Great Gravy/Sauce Cooking Competition, a head-to-head cook-off that decides (until next year) if that magical concoction that you pour over your pasta on Sunday is called “Gravy” or “Sauce”! It’s going to be a day filled with Family Fun Italian Style!

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Various times

Locate birdhouses inhabited by parrots, owls, woodpeckers and hawks to collect their clues and find the hidden pumpkin garden. Move throughout the 87-acre garden in this perfect fall excursion. Remember to wear comfy clothes and shoes for outdoors and take a water bottle!

Disney's Hocus Pocus Flies Into the El Capitan

The El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Get in the Halloween spirit by celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus. Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre conjures up this frightfully fun tale of the sinister sisters who return from 17th-century Salem after they're accidentally summoned by three unsuspecting young pranksters. Filled with bewitching laughs and magic, this hilarious film is perfect for the whole family.

Spider Pavilion

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90007

10 am - 5 pm

Walk through a safe, fascinating open-air pavilion and learn about the amazing engineering that goes into each spider's web. Explore the pavilion and walk through a maze of orb weavers and their intricate webs, and hear stories about these remarkable creatures as you wander around the Spider Den to see spiders in enclosed habitats.

Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

1345 West First Street

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Various times

Halloween Spooktacular is a delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Following each performance, you are invited to join the Puppeteers for some after show refreshments in the setting of the charmingly thrilling historical Party Room.

Nights of The Jack

King Gillette Ranch

26800 Mulholland Hwy

Calabasas, CA 91302

6:30pm

The immersive experience showcases thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins, situated throughout the stunning property at King Gillette Ranch. Expect to see some larger than life pumpkin installations as well as detailed artist depictions of your favorite movie stars, sports heroes, and animated characters. In addition to the attractions, there will be seasonal food and beverage offerings from some of LA’s top food trucks and vendors. Nights Of The Jack is a Halloween event tailored for all ages.


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Enchanted Crawly Hallow's Eve

STAR Eco Station

10101 Jefferson Blvd.

Culver City CA 90232

12 pm – 5 pm

This Sunday, visit STAR Eco Station’s Trick-or-Treat Village with an Environmental Twist with your favorite fairy tale and cartoon characters. Enter the costume contests, and try the fear factor edible insect challenge, and more! The event is free but Eco Station Tours are $5.

Family Flicks at the Hammer

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

11:00 am

Join for free screening of the Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein at the Hammer. The legendary comedy duo try to foil Dracula’s fiendish plan to reanimate Frankenstein’s monster and rule the world. All ages are welcome. Feel free to take a break with infants and toddlers in the theater lobby.

Sherman Oaks Street Fair

Ventura Boulevard

Kester to Van Nuys Blvd

Sherman Oaks, CA

10 am - 6 pm

With everything from a 45′ Ferris Wheel, a Rock Climbing Wall, Bull Riding, a Human Gyroscopes, Zip Line with over 30 feet high, Pet Expo, Live Music, and more, the Sherman Oaks Street Fair will make you want to be a kids again! Admission is free to public.

Kidspace Children's Museum

480 North Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take the kids to Kidspace Children’s Museum for Haunted Arroyo, a Halloween glow in the dark event. The evening features glow-in-the-dark painting, slime station, lantern crafting, Monster Mash dance party and more. Event admission is $14 for pre-sale tickets purchased online.

The Norton Simon Musuem Fall Family Festival

411 West Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, California 91105

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Norton Simon Museum is hosting a Fall Family Festival this Sunday. The festival features a dance workshop, creating wind chimes, interactive tours, touch and try musical instruments and art materials, design a costume coloring sheet, draw to music, and story time. There’s tons to explore and experience at the Fall Family Festival.

Zombie Festival Long Beach

Rainbow Lagoon 400-403 Shoreline Drive Long Beach, CA 90802

Join hordes of rotting revelers for Long Beach’s annual zombie outbreak, an invasion of the walking dead who will channel their inner zombie as they take over Long Beach. The festival features the most requested choreographies ever made, THRILLER, Live Alligator Exhibit , Infamous Zombie Walk, and much more! (Not recommended for little kids)

Kings Queens and Castles at Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92706

10 am

Bowers Kidseum will play host to Kings, Queens & Castles, a children’s chess exhibit co-created by The World Chess Hall of Fame and The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum. This innovative, nationally traveling exhibit brings the game of chess to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy. Kings, Queens & Castles invites children to learn more about this classic game as well as to pique the interest for those who already play. Designed for children ages 3 to 11, Kings, Queens & Castles features an array of interactive elements.