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Fun Things To Do in LA With Kids This Weekend, Jan 18-20

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 Mining for Gold, Martin Luther King Celebrations, BTL of Locomotives at Orange Empire Railway Museum, Interactive Family Comedy Show, and more!

The Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sat Jan 19th – Sun Jan 20th

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This weekend, learn how to pan for gold, just like how the 49ers did during the California gold rush at the Autry National Center! Please check with the museum before you go. Gold panning may be cancelled on certain days due to weather conditions such as rain. If gold panning is closed, alternative family-friendly activities are available inside the museum.

777 N. Front Street

Burbank, CA 91007

Fri Jan 18th - Sun Feb 3rd

Various times

Circus Vargas is back with “The Greatest of Ease’ bringing acrobats, daredevils and flying trapeze! Run away with the circus, for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action and adventure, as you get transported back through the ages of circus history and tradition! A magnificent, mega-hit production guaranteed to thrill and enchant adults and children of all ages. (Tickets start at $27/person)

Orange Empire Railway Museum

2201 South A Street

Perris, CA 92570

Sat Jan 19th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Take the family to Orange Empire Railway Museum this weekend for a fun and fascinating day. Activities at Behind the Scenes will feature tours and special equipment operations. Visit Ruffulo Carhouse 7, a restoration shed filled with trains and trolleys that is not usually open to the public. Get special access to the pit where you can go underneath a street car and see how it works. For an additional fee, get behind the throttle, and run a real locomotive.

Admission includes unlimited rides on other classic passenger trains and streetcars of Southern California’s railroad past. Admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $8 for children ages 5 to 11, and children ages 4 and under are free. Tickets available at the Box Office on the day of the event.

6233 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Fri Jan 18 - 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'.


Show Up, Kids! Interactive Family Comedy

The Complex Hollywood

6468 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

Sat Jan 19th – Sun Jan 20th


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)

Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts

9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 9021

Sun Jan 20th

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)

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.



Pop Up Store in Northridge

18425 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91325,

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

All Weekend

It's time for Valley Kids Consignment Huge Kids Sale Now through February 1st, selling items from newborn to teens. There are items for all ages, and with constant additions, there’s always something new to shop.

Exposition Park

700 Exposition Park Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Mon Jan 21st

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at CAAM by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Activities include art-making, a march, and delicious food truck fare. Visit the exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, groove to DJ-provided tunes, and much more! (Free)

LACMA & Target Free MLK Monday

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Mon Jan 21st

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

You and your family are invited for a free day at the museum on Monday January 21st in celebration of Martin Luther King’s day, with bilingual tours, and live music. Enjoy live music from Dream Phases at 12:30 and 2:45 pm. (Free)

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Sat Jan 19th – Mon Jan 21st

Kidspace Children’s Museum hosts its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration this weekend to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Enjoy a special dance and cultural presentation by California Step Association, and various activities, which are included in general museum admission ($14/person; free for children under 1 year of age).

Smorgasburg LA


777 Alameda St

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Sun Jan 20th

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

ROW DTLA is a great new location for LA families to hang out, eat, shop, and mingle. Many exciting vendors gather at Smorgasburg LA this Sunday. From Middle Eastern food, to Mexican, and seafood, you can find them at Smorgasburg LA. You can also expect sophisticated boutiques, cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprises every Sunday. The events are rain or shine.

Los Angeles, CA

All Weekend

DineL.A. is a 15-day dining event that takes place twice a year highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at more than 400 restaurants. There are no tickets or passes required for dineL.A. Simply dine out the participating restaurant, try a new dish or enjoy an old favorite. DineL.A. will take place Friday, January 11 through Friday, January 25, 2019, including weekends. Participating restaurants offer a special menu for lunch and/or dinner guaranteeing a 20% minimum value. Find participating restaurants here.


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

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