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Fun Things To Do in LA With Kids This President's Day Weekend, Feb 15-17

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 Presidents Day Weekend at Kidspace, Lunar New Year Celebrations, ScotsFestival & International Highland Games, Greek Mythology Book Party, Poetry Workshop, and more!

Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

1600 Ocean Front Walk

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019

12:30pm to 5:00pm

Feel the heft of a whale rib, check out bristly baleen, and try on a layer of (simulated) whale blubber for warmth. Learn more interesting facts about these gentle giants at the Aquarium through story time, audio interactives and presentations about the gray whale’s migration habits. Aquarium naturalists will staff a wildlife observation station at the west end of the Santa Monica Pier. Those who stop by are welcome to spy for whales through binoculars and field guides will identify local birds and marine life. Kids of all ages can also have their faces painted and make a whale visor to take home. (Adults $5; Kids under 13 free)

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 18, 2019

Various times

This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp. A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady's household, threaten to keep them apart Sweetheart. ($10-$22)

Dinners at Miceli's Restaurant available on select nights in conjunction with your movie ticket. Shuttle at 5:15pm to Miceli's and 7:00pm movie screening of Lady and the Tramp.

Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

Feb 15th – Feb 18th

Join Po and Tigress from Kung Fu Panda in Po’s Village and savor Asian dishes at Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop. Meet Illumination’s Minions in traditional Chinese attire and Mandarin-speaking Megatron from TRANSFORMERS, and new this year is Hello Kitty. Plus, enjoy fun activities, live entertainment and more.


The Paley Center for Media

465 North Beverly Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Feb 16, 2019

12:15 pm to 3:30 pm

As BET explores the life of Don Cornelius in the new series American Soul, the Paley Center screens the acclaimed documentary Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America, along with two classic episodes of the trailblazing African-American series. (Free)

Presidents Day Weekend at Kidspace

Kidspace Children's Museum

480 North Arroyo Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91103

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 18, 2019

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Presidents Day at Kidspace by voting for the 2019 Animal Ambassador President. View their campaign platforms and slogans before casting your ballot! Come face-to-face with American history in the Stone Hollow Amphiteater during a Performance on the Frog each day at 1:00pm. This event is for kids 2 through 9. (Included with general admission)


Art District

1147 Palmetto St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Feb 7th - Feb 28th

Selected Days

Join the largest gallery of Android Jones' artwork Spherical screen fantastic show Virtual games and flights through the worlds of Samskara as well as events and performances. SAMSKARA is a soul's impression, the hardly felt emotional track in the subconscious. The 360° and VR technologies will let you empathize everything what is happening in real time. Samskara will take you on a journey of paintings, optical illusions & virtual reality! Tickets are $29 for adults, $19 for students, and $9 for children. Please check the website for opening days.

Ahmanson Theatre

135 North Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Feb 15th - March 10th

Various times

Matthew Bourne transforms the classic fairy tale into a wartime romance with a twist of Hollywood glamour. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the Blitz. Performed to Prokofiev’s magnificent score, this new production comes alive with heart-stopping choreography, vivid theatrical storytelling, and sumptuous award-winning scenic and costume designs that will transport audiences to the heart of war-torn London for a timeless story of the power of love. Tickets are $25 - $130.

Lunar New Year

Santa Monica Place

Center Plaza, Level 1

395 Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Feb 16, 2019

2:00 pm - 6:00pm

Join Santa Monica Place for traditional cultural performances, arts & crafts, and enjoy special offers from participating stores & restaurants. Enjoy DJ, music duo, dough artist, and balloon artist for free.

The Original Farmers Market & The Grove

189 The Grove Drive

Los Angeles , CA 90036

Sun Feb 17, 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Farmers Market and The Grove for a spectacular Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, February 17. Festivities include Chinese Dragon and Lion dances, K-pop dance performances, martial arts demos, a pig statue unveiling and other Year of the Pig themed activities!

Children's Book World

10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Feb 16, 2019


Two-time Coretta Scott King Award winning poet Hope Anita Smith will lead a poetry workshop for both budding and more experienced young poets. Join master teacher Ms. Smith in an afternoon session of word collecting, verse building, and solving the mysteries of meter. You will get a chance to create a short poem from scratch or work on a poem already in progress. This is a perfect practice session to prepare for the poetry slams in 2019. (Free)

Buena Vista Branch Library

300 N. Buena Vista St.

Burbank, CA 91505

Feb 16, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about our Greek Mythology books, make your own Medusa headpiece, sprout wings on your feet like Hermes, make an ancient Greek shield, and design your own Pandora's box at Buena Vista Branch Library this Saturday. You can dress up if you choose. Go in a costume or a toga. (Free)

ScotsFestival & International Highland Games

The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway

Long Beach, CA 90802

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019

9:00am to 6:00pm

Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and the brand new North American Professional Highland athletics. (Adults $25; Children 4 – 11 $12)

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