Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, April 26-28


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 Puppet Festival at Skirball Cultural Center, Friendship Tea Party at American Girl, Shark Lagoon Nights at Aquarium of the Pacific, Hot Wheels at Discovery Cube Los Angeles, and many more!


Photoville LA

Century Park

2000 Avenue of Stars #1000

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Fri Apr 26, 2019 - Sun May 5, 2019

Various times

Photoville LA will feature exhibitions of local and international photographers, nighttime projections, talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, as well as Smorgasburg selected food vendors and Photoville’s famous community beer garden. All under the creative and magical environment created through exhibitions using repurposed shipping containers, photo cubes, and special installations making it a unique and festival atmosphere with multiple galleries for Angelenos to explore all for FREE. (Free)

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party

American Girl Store at the Grove

189 The Grove Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Fri Apr 26, 2019 - Fri Jun 7, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a cupcake-decorating activity. Reservations required. For girls ages 5 and up. ($20 per person)

Final Fridays

Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Drive

Pasadena, CA

Fri April 26, 2019

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Final Fridays returns to the shaded oaks and immaculate grounds surrounding the Rose Bowl Stadium. Bring a blanket, ball, and the family to Pasadena’s premiere 5-star park – The Greens at the Rose Bowl. Additional activities to include foot golf, outdoor games, moon bounces, photo opportunities, and tours of the Rose Bowl Stadium. Registration is required. (Free admission & parking)

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Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 W Exposition Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Fri April 26, 2019 – Sept 2nd

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Butterflies are taking flight at NHMLA! 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.

Spring Sky Show

CSUN Planetarium

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330

Fri April 26, 2019

7:30 pm

You are invited to the planetarium to learn about stars, constellations, and planets visible in the sky during spring. The 8:30 pm program goes into more detail on a specific topic like solar eclipses, Mars, and the discoveries of Hubble. Telescope viewing takes place after the programs. (One show $6; Both shows $10)

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The Egg House Pop-up Art Installation

Egg House Los Angeles

708 N Croft Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90069

Fri April 26, 2019 – Sun April 28, 2019

Various Times

The Egg House visits Los Angeles for an egg-themed, 12,000-square-foot pop-up art installation. This is a multi-sensory experience showcasing a series of installations and activation around egg themed creations. Highlights include instagrammable moments, vendors with egg themed treats, a gift shop and more. ($22 – $30 per person)

Avengers

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood

6838 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

Fri April 26, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Various times

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire

15501 E Arrow Hwy

Covina, CA 91722

Fri April 26, 2019 - May 19, 2019

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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Shark Lagoon Nights

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Fri April 26, 2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You are invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights. You will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks are available for purchase.

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Boulevard

Buena Park, CA 90620

Fri Mar 26, 2019 - Sun Apr 28, 2019

Knott’s celebrates the flavorful berry and its historic roots during the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival with unique food and live entertainment. The festival features over 75 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus foot-stompin’ entertainment, the Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, and family fun! The food festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm. ($49+/person)

Exhibition: Hot Wheels: Race to Win

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

11800 Foothill Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 91342

Sat April 26, 2019 - Sun April 28, 2019

Various times

Be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the world’s fastest (and safest) speed machines, using Hot Wheels diecast cars to experiment and play. (Included with paid admission)

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Black Beauty

Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts

9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Sat April 26, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Various Times

From the cozy horsebox they call home, Andy and Andy take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale as you've never seen it before. Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, this re-telling of Black Beauty is sure to warm your heart. Recommended for ages 5+ (Various Prices)

Earth Day Celebration

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Sat Apr 27, 2019 - Sun Apr 28, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment. Visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations, and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for people of all ages. Take an eWaste item to the Aquarium of the Pacific during Earth Day Celebration and receive a coupon valid for $10 off Adult Admission. (Included with general admission)

Free Kids Comedy Camp

Second City -Hollywood

6560 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sat Apr 27, 2019

9:30am – 3:30 pm

Second City offers a free one day Kids Comedy Camp for ages 8 through 18 this Saturday. Kids get to explore improv and sketch comedy, cultivating their sense of play through improv games and exercises. At pick up time, you are invited to check out the end-of-camp improv jam and see what your kids learned. Campers are grouped by ages 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18. You can register online. (Free)

California Poppy Festival

Lancaster City Park

43011 N. 10th Street West

Lancaster, CA 93534

Sat Apr 27, 2019 - Sun Apr 28, 2019

10:00 am - 6:00pm

Lancaster boasts one of California's most abundant crops of the vibrant poppies that are the state flower. Flock to the Antelope Valley for a glimpse of these brilliant, beautiful flowers. The festival features food, and exhibits, musical acts, dancers, vocalists, ethnic music, and dance. Kids can enjoy the Adventure Zone, featuring animal conservation and education shows. Price: Adults (13-61) $10; Seniors & Children (6 -12): $5 (5 and under): Free (worth the drive)

Cherry Blossom Festival

Barnes Park

350 S. McPherrin Avenue

Monterey Park, CA

Sat Apr 27, 2019 - Sun Apr 28, 2019

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Experience Japanese culture at the 22nd Annual Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival in Barnes Park. Featured performances include classical Japanese dancing, taiko drumming, contemporary music groups, exhibitions of martial arts and local high school performance groups. Other highlights of the festival include games and crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays. Food is available for purchase. (Free)

Puppet Festival

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Sun Apr 28, 2019

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Celebrate the art of puppetry and the magic of storytelling at the Skirball’s annual Puppet Festival! The festival features new and classic tales told with a variety of puppets, live music, art making, performances, demos, and workshops. (Adult $15; Students and Seniors $12; Children 2 - 12 $10, under 2 free)

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