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45+ Fun Things to Do in Culver City With Kids: An Ultimate Guide!

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Looking for the perfect way to make memories with your kids in Culver City? Look no further! We’ve put together the ultimate guide of 45+ fun things to do with kids in Culver City! From visiting the Culver City Farmers Market to exploring the many interactive exhibits at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, this guide has something for everyone. With so many kid-friendly activities to choose from, you’re sure to find something that everyone in the family will enjoy. So get ready to explore the city and make lasting memories with your kids!


45+ Fun Things to Do in Culver City in 2023: An Ultimate Guide!

There are many fun things to do with kids in Culver City, California. Here is the list of 45+ fun things to do in Culver City:


1. Visit the Ballona Creek Bicycle Path: This is a popular spot for families for biking, rollerblading, or walking. The path runs along a beautiful creek and is great for a leisurely outing.


2. Explore the Culver City Stairs: These public stairs are a popular spot for fitness enthusiasts, and they also offer a great opportunity for kids to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.


3. Play at the Veterans Memorial Park: This park has a playground, basketball courts, and a skate park, making it a perfect spot for kids to burn off some energy.


4. Go to the Culver City Farmers Market: This weekly market features fresh produce, food trucks, and live music, making it a fun and festive outing for families.


5. Unleash your child's imagination at Under the Sea Indoor Playground: Children will bounce in the Moon Bouncer, go down the Turbo Slide, crawl through the climbing structure, or climb up to the top of a sea castle. For the younger ones, they offer a soft baby corner, a toddler swing, a slide, a carousel, and other educational play equipment.


6. Check out the Sony Pictures Studios: Kids and adults will enjoy a tour of this iconic studio, where many famous movies and TV shows have been filmed. (For kids 12+)

 
 
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

7. Go to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook: This beautiful park offers panoramic views of the city and is a great place for kids to learn about the local ecosystem and enjoy some nature.

8. Visit the Culver City Julian Dixon Library: This library offers a wide variety of children's books, as well as regular storytimes and other children's programs.


9. Play at the Culver City Plunge: This outdoor swimming pool is a popular spot for kids to cool off and have fun in the water during summer.


10. Go to the Culver City Teen Center: This center offers a variety of activities and programs for teenagers, including sports, music, and art.


11. Explore the Ballona Wetlands: This nature reserve is home to a variety of wildlife and is a great place for kids to learn about the environment.


12. Go to the Westchester Skatepark: This skatepark is a great spot for kids to practice their skills and have fun.


13. Visit the Wende Museum: The museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and culture of the Cold War period and hosts family programs.


Abbot Kinney First Fridays

14. Attend one of the many events that take place on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, such as the monthly First Fridays art walk or the annual Abbot Kinney Festival.


15. Catch a live show at Kirk Douglas Theatre: The theatre presents a variety of performing arts events, including theater, dance, music, and other cultural programming.


16. Visit Media Park: The park features a grassy lawn, a playground, a picnic area, and a large pond. It is also home to the Media Park Amphitheater, which hosts concerts, festivals, and other events throughout the year.


17. Catch a live music performance at Boulevard Music: Boulevard Music hosts a variety of live music events and concerts, featuring both local and touring artists.


18. Grab some artisan ice cream at the Coolhaus Shop.


19. Get a Tour of Culver City Fire Station: Many fire departments offer free tours to the public as a way to educate people about fire safety and the work that firefighters do.


20. Take a guided Tour at Star Eco Station: Guided tours of the STAR Eco Station introduce visitors to over two hundred rescued exotic wildlife,


21. Visit the Museum of Jurassic Technology: The museum’s permanent collection includes exhibits related to natural history and the history of science.


22. Visit Westfield Culver City: Shop, Eat and Play at the PlaySpace at Westfield Culver City.


23. Connect with pets at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace: You can also attend a lecture or workshop. Wallis Annenberg is in Playa Vista, adjacent to Culver City.

 
 
Kenneth Hahn State Park in Culver City

24. Go to Kenneth Hahn State Park: This park contains large areas of native coastal sage scrub habitat, picnic sites, tot lots, a fishing lake, a lotus pond, and a kid's playground.


25. Attend a Culver City Symphony Orchestra concert: The CCSO performs a variety of classical repertoire, including symphonies, concertos, and other works by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, as well as contemporary pieces by living composers.


26. Visit a Lakeshore in Culver City: Lakeshore Stores is a retail chain that specializes in educational toys and materials for children. Lakeshore hosts weekly free crafts for kids (even though they are on hold at this moment). You can also shop for so many


27. Shop at Pulp Fiction Comics Bookstore: With a deep inventory of comics, graphic novels, back issues, and manga, there is something for everyone at Pulp Fiction Comics.


28. Visit ThinkSpace in Culver City: This new contemporary art scene can be observed as it evolves in the present day through curated graphic art, design, street art and popular culture pieces.

29. Stop by Village Well Books & Coffee: The store offers a wide selection of new and used books, as well as a variety of coffee, tea, and other drinks. Village Well Books & Coffee is a community-focused business that hosts events such as book clubs, author talks, and writing workshops. The store also serves as a gathering place for people to relax, read, and socialize.


30. Go to Maze Escape Rooms: Maze escape rooms in Playa Del Rey (Culver City adjacent) are the perfect way to spend time with family or friends.


31. Shop, explore and dine at Platform. Platform, a revitalized industrial space, tries to break the mold of retail spaces. The platform is a space for creatives, chefs, fashion designers, and entrepreneurs. Pop-ups, events, and exhibitions are constant.

 
 
Fun things to do with kids in Culver City

Annual Events and Happenings in Culver City:


32. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King: In January, the Culver City community gathers to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Culver City is inspired by the work of Dr. King, who committed his life to the pursuit of equality and justice for all, and by his dedication to using peaceful means to teach social justice.


33. Attend a Book Festival: Every February, more than 20 small book presses attend, exhibit, and sell. The book festival features a number of literary workshops and readings and provides a platform for lesser-known writers to showcase their work.


34. Join Screenland 5k: The center of the event is a 5K run/walk, on the same day as the Academy Awards (every March), with the course running through “The Heart of Screenland”. Includes an awards ceremony, “Munchkin Dash” (ages 12 & under), an expo area with various food and gear vendors, and stages with live entertainment.


35. Attend a Spring Egg Hunt: This annual event is held on the third Saturday in March at Veterans Park on the main field. The hunt is for ages walking up to 10 years old. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be fun family activities, including arts & crafts, games, and a photo booth with Mr. Bunny. Don't forget your baskets.


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36. Go to George Barris Culver City Car Show: Every May, George Barris, car customizer extraordinaire, creator of many great vehicles from the Movies & TV, displays some of his great creations alongside great classic cars & hot rods from all across California!


37. Enjoy Taste of Culver City: Every May, there will be booths from 20 -30 local restaurants, beer & wine garden, student performances, and other interactive activities.


38. Check out the Annual Culver City Garden Club Show & Plant Sale: The Annual Garden Club Show and Plant Sale happens every June, and will feature horticultural and urban garden competitions, plant and flower exhibitions, vendors, plant sales, raffle prizes—plus educational workshops, presentations, demos, and a Master Gardener panel.


39. Attend Fiesta La Ballona: In August, the Fiesta La Ballona, "Festival of the People", is a weekend festival celebrating Culver City in Veteran's Park with food, entertainment and amusement rides.


40. Help cleanup Ballona Creek: Each September, Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations and local community support participate in the Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on the Ballona Creek bike path.


41. Go to October Abilities Carnival: The carnival happens every October, and features barbecue, carnival game booths, arts and crafts, karaoke, live entertainment, a photo booth, community resource tables, and a quiet activity room. All activities are specially designed to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Free hot dogs, burgers, pizza, cotton candy, and popcorn will be served.


42. Join Culver City Arts District Art Walk and Roll Festival: This event is happening every October and features local artists, vendors, live music, food trucks, beer gardens, and kid’s activities. Attendees are encouraged to visit established art galleries with special installations and a pop-up marketplace featuring arts and crafts vendors.


43. Enjoy Culver City Arts Foundation Tito's Fiesta Mexicana: This fundraising event happens every October in Culver City and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in support of the Culver City Cultural Arts Foundation and serving Tito’s Vodka cocktails (for adults only) and Tito’s Tacos food. Stage performances will include Mariachi and Folklorico entertainers.


44. Catch a movie at Asian World Film Festival: The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Culver City every November in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers, strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries.


45. Make friends at Jazz Hands for Autism Concert: This annual concert happens every November in Culver City, and features individuals on the autism spectrum. These performers will express their creative musical abilities, in a safe space, where they develop on-stage confidence, make friends, and share their talents with family and community.


46. Celebrate Holiday Tree Lighting: Celebrate peace, goodwill, and the holiday season at this annual event. See Santa Claus as he makes a very special visit, all the way from the North Pole! Downtown Culver City businesses provide hot cider, hot cocoa, cookies, and other festive treats that are sure to make everyone feel merry. Enjoy performances by local choirs, as well as appearances by the Mayor and city council members.

 
 
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