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Fun Things To Do in LA With Kids This Weekend, Jan 11-13


There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, and at Fun With Kids in LA, we are we are dedicated to bring you the best of them. Our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles this weekend includes Sculpting and Shaping Clay Lab at The Getty Villa, Underwater Park Day at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and Aquarium of The Pacific, Wicked at Pantages Theater, and more!


Sculpting and Shaping Clay Lab

The Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Sat Jan 12th

11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join the fun in this hands-on clay lab and discover how artists have transformed earth and water into beautiful ceramics for thousands of years. Try your hand at the potter's wheel, mold a Medusa, and shape a handle to decorate a communal vessel. This program complements the exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife. (Free)

Underwater Parks Day

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

1600 Ocean Front Walk

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sat Jan 12th

12:30 pm - 5:00pm

Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of our big beautiful Pacific Ocean? Join Santa Monica Aquarium this Saturday for their virtual exhibit called “Underwater Treasure.” Their scientists will reveal the wonders of our local underwater paradises through a 360-degree experience. Donning special goggles, you will have the opportunity to dive into the Catalina Island Long Point Marine Protected Area and explore its vibrant marine life without getting wet. (Cost: Adults and kids 13 & over are $5m and children 12 and under are free)

Wicked at Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Fri Jan 11 - Sun Jan 27th

Various Times

Wicked was the smash hit of the new millennium that still continues to break records over 15 years later. Back by Popular demand at Pantages Theatre Hollywood, Wicked is a show you won't want to miss. Wicked is the story of two magically inclined women, one blonde, and one green of skin, and their coming-of-age as the forces of good and 'wicked'.

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Mary Poppins Returns

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

Now - Sun Jan 13th

Various times

All new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives. See it on big screen at El Capitan and enjoy display of costumes from the Movie, Photo Ops & the Debut of the All-New El Capitan Theatre Curtain Show with a dazzling crystal curtain! (Cost: General $13-$18; VIP $26)

Show Up, Kids! Interactive Family Comedy

The Complex Hollywood

6468 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

Sat Jan 12th – Sun Jan 20th

2:30pm

This entirely unique, improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong? See it for yourself this weekend at The Complex Hollywood. (Cost: $15 per person)

Dance Sundays

Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts

9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 9021

Sun Jan 13th

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen leads a salsa dance class as part of The Wallis’s wildly popular Dance Sundays, an exhilarating series of complimentary, monthly, outdoor, dance events for the whole family on The Wallis’ Promenade Terrace. All ages and dance levels are welcome. (Free)

Underwater Parks Day

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Jan 12th

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about the commercial and recreational activities at Aquarium of the Pacific to celebrate Underwater Parks Day. MPA stories will be told using film, lectures, and interactive exhibits. The event will also feature educational booths and activities for all the enjoy. (Cost: Free with general admission)

Mammoths and Mastodons

La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

All Weekend

This is a new exhibit at The La Brea Tar Pits Museum. The exhibit features life-sized models, hands-on activities and the latest research on these amazing creatures. At this exhibit you can see these creatures come to life, find real fossils, and more. Please check the website for hours.


Photo credit: The Crack Shack

Family Friendly Restaurants to try this weekend:

The Crack Shack

10250 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, California

Head to The Crack Shack, gourmet fast casual fried chicken concept located in the heart of Westfield Century City. Try the Miso Healthy filled with arugula, cabbage, sesame seeds, miso ginger vin, pickled cuke, crunchy rice noodles, and pineapple or the Downward Dog with seasonal grilled vegetables, quinoa, hummus, and lemon yogurt vin. On the off chance your resolution was to eat more fried chicken in 2019 – the Shack has got you covered there too!


Photo credit: Tocaya Organica

Tocaya Organica

12150 Millennium Dr #101

Los Angeles, CA 90094

Looking to add a little “bark” to your brunch this weekend? Head to Tocaya Organica for a special Mutts & Mimosas event in partnership with Wags & Walks. On Saturday, January 12th from 11am-2pm, the Playa Vista location will be hosting puppy adoptions, serving mimosas and kombucha cocktails, and more! Of course, all your favorite modern organic Mexican bowls, burritos, tacos, and salads will be available to enjoy while supporting our four-legged friends.


We strongly urge you to confirm any event details, like date, time, location, and admission, with the third party hosting the event.