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Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA this Weekend, April 12-14

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 this weekend includes Big Bunny's Spring Fling at LA Zoo, Los Angeles Times Annual Festival of Books, Kids Earth Day, Minecraft Fan Experience, Japanese Cultural Festival and much more!

Big Bunny's Spring Fling

Los Angeles Zoo

5333 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

April 12th - April 21st

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Celebrate all things spring at the newly expanded eco-event at the Los Angeles Zoo. Learn about pollinators, their role in the ecosystem, and what you can do to help with special performances, demos, and crafts that will inspire as well as entertain.

The Grove

189 The Grove Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

April 12th - April 21st


Meet The Easter Bunny in his Bungalow at the Grove for meet-and-greet, photos with the Easter Bunny, an exclusive Bunny Bag for purchase and more. A variety of photo packages are available starting at $35. Walk-ups are welcome but online reservations are encouraged. (Click here for all locations to see the Easter Bunny this weekend)

University of Southern California

April 13th – April 14th

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is one of the most significant literary events. Join 150,000 attendees at USC’s campus over this weekend for an exceptional entertainment on the USC Stage (near Tommy Trojan) and lively discussions with renowned USC faculty.

They also host a family programs, book giveaways, and health screenings via the USC Communities Tent and the USC Health Pavilion. There is a Book Prize Ceremony on Friday, April 12th at 7 p.m., and the Festival takes place on Saturday, April 13 between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 14th between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking in various USC-area parking lots is available for $12. (Free)



Dockweiler Youth Center

12505 Vista del Mar

Playa del Rey, CA 90293

April 13, 2019

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Kids Earth Day this weekend at Dockweiler Youth Center this Saturday featuring STEAM activities, environmental exhibitors, beach cleanup, bouncy house, arts and crafts, face painting, photo booth, game prizes, a pop-up cardboard playground, and so much more. Additionally, 3rd Rock Hip Hop will teach kids about environmental awareness through their hip hop music. (Free)

Pantages Theater Hollywood

6233 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

April 12th - April 14th

Various Times

Proving to be a monster hit with audiences, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming to Pantages Theatre in Hollywood this weekend. Willy Wonka is the most famous candy maker in the world, an eccentric confectioner whose sugary treats are works of genius. Yet he is a total recluse, and no one else in the world has ever stepped foot inside his famous chocolate factory. That is until a contest is announced - five golden tickets have been hidden away inside five Wonka chocolate bars, and whoever finds them will be led on a tour of the factory by the mysterious Mr. Wonka himself.

Malibu Bluffs Park

24250 Pacific Coast Hwy

Malibu, CA 90265

April 13th - April 14th

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The 21st Annual Chumash Day Powwow will celebrate Native Americans from all over the country, representing hundreds of tribes who will gather at Malibu Bluffs Park. Native American food, craft vendors, tribal ceremonies, and dances will be a part of the event on both days. This is a non-competitive Powwow.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 W Exposition Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Now – Sept 2nd

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Butterflies are taking flight at NHM! Get up close to beautiful butterflies in the new Butterfly Pavilion. This seasonal exhibit features more flight space, more resting spots, and more natural light. There will be hundreds of free-flying butterflies inside, and the awesome Gallery Interpreters who can explain why these animals are so special.

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa St

Los Angeles, CA 90015

April 13th – April 14th

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This weekend, MINECRAFT players and their families unite at Minefaire to meet MINECRAFT YouTube celebrities, compete in tournaments and build battles, participate in the famed costume contest, witness live stage shows, learn from official MINECRAFT developers & MINECRAFT education global mentors, shop at the world's largest official MINECRAFT merch store, show off your creativity in the LEGO building zones, and more! ($39.99 – $89.99)



Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N. Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Now - April 21st

Join Discovery Cube OC this weekend for their annual Bubblefest. Bubblefest XXIII features hands-on bubble science and the amazing Mega Bubblefest Laser Show. Interactive spaces include the Mega Bubble Courtyard, Water Spheres, and the Bubblefest Zone where the whole family can learn bubble science from surface tension, elasticity, air pressure, and geometric properties. (worth the drive)

Easter Springtime Festival

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd.

Moorpark, CA 93021

Now – April 22nd

Underwood Family Farms hosts its annual Easter Springtime Festival this weekend. Easter activities will take place in the grass field behind the Animal Center. The activities that are included with your admission are Tractor Drawn Wagon Ride, Easter Bunny Photo Opportunity, Giant Easter Basket Photo Opportunity, Antique Tractor Photo Opportunity, Easter Storyboard Labyrinth, Finger Funnies Game, and many more. (Worth the drive)

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

Now - Apr 21, 2019

Various times

Disney’s DUMBO takes moviegoers on a grand live-action adventure, where differences are celebrated, family is cherished & dreams take flight. Experience the magic under the Big Top with photo ops, costumes from the film and a live performance of circus arts before the movie starts!



Ken Miller Recreation Center

3341 Torrance Blvd.

Torrance, CA

April 14th

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Bunka-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival features children’s games and activities, tasty plate lunches, baked goodies, craft items, and cultural performances. (Free)

William S. Hart Park

24151 N. Newhall Ave.

Newhall, CA 91321

April 13th – April 14th

The 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is returning to Old Town Newhall highlighting the sights, sounds and swagger of Cowboy life. The main festival is held at William S. Hart Park Event Area on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Sunday, April 14 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. You will be surrounded by life on the American Frontier as performers serenade, chuck wagons serve up BBQ treats, and vendors offer one-of-a-kind gear and goods celebrating the Western past with the flair of today. (Free)

Egg Hunt

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

April 13, 2019

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Hundreds of candy-filled eggs are hidden throughout Arroyo Adventure waiting to be found! Celebrate the season by making bunny ears and learning the bunny hop. Pre-registration online is required for each hunt time, $6 per child (admission not included).

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire

15501 E Arrow Hwy

Covina, CA 91722

Now - May 19th

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Immerse yourself in a village of more than 1,600 costumed performers and artisans including dazzling acrobats, internationally acclaimed musicians, juggling jokers & jesters, willful wenches, and jousting knights are ready to celebrate! Complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music, and dance, recreating the celebratory spring day in the mid-1500s when the world arrived to entertain Queen Elizabeth in the English Seaport of Deptford. ($15-$29.95)

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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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