Fun Things To Do in LA This Weekend For Families and Kids!

Find a list of best things to do in Los Angeles this weekend, Sept 25-27, 2020

(Updated Sept 24, 2020) Even though lots of businesses and venues are closed, there are still plenty to do in Los Angeles with your family while you are social distancing. Many outdoor venues offer their services to families and kids, while they are waiting to open in full capacity.

We update this list every week to update you what to do with your family on the weekends. You can also find a huge list of places that have already reopened by clicking here.

What to do this weekend with your family? Here is a list of things you can enjoy with your family this weekend:

Cayton Creators Outdoor Community Program

Join the Cayton Children's Museum this Saturday from 10 am-12 pm for their outdoor creative art experience. Create your own masterpieces with live facilitation from teaching artists and museum ambassadors. Each family or group will get their own table, which will be organized into quadrants to encourage social distancing and limit exposure. Pre-registration is required for all.

LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens

LA Zoo is now open and the animals can't wait to see you again! The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to more than 1,400 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles representing more than 270 different species, of which more than 58 are endangered. Advanced tickets are required and are available online.

Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens at NHMLA

NHMLA's Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens will be open this weekend for general public. Advanced, timed-tickets are available online and must be reserved prior to your visit. Tickets are $6 per person for non-members, and free for members.

Carpool Movie Night

ONEgeneration presents Carpool Movie Night: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off happening on Friday, September 25th. Gates open at 7:00 pm, and the movie begins at 8:00 pm. Ticket information is available online. The film is rated PG-13.

Zooga Outdoor for Families

Zooga Yoga is offering outdoor yoga classes for all ages. Classes are ongoing so you can join anytime. You need to pre-register before attending.

LA Dance Project Drive-In Dances

L.A. Dance Project is hosting a series of drive-in dances in a parking lot in DTLA. You can roll up, park, and watch live dance from comfort of your vehicle. Tickets start at $75/vehicle.

Trivia Nights at Westfield Century City

Test your knowledge at Westfield Century City's Trivia Nights at the Atrium on September 24th and 25th! Reserve your private Cabana for the evening for up to five guests. Seating will be provided for the entire party of 5 guests. Masks are required at all times on property and during the event, except while eating or drinking. Limited stroller parking will be available.

Los Angeles Libro Festival

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 10 am to 5 pm, Los Angeles Libros Festival will offer a full day of free online entertainment for all ages, featuring Spanish-language and bilingual storytelling, music, arts & crafts, and award-winning authors.

Storytime with Dragon and Friends

This Saturday, September 26th at 10am, join Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's member Christopher W. Jones while he hosts some special guests including Cooper Barnes (Nickelodeon’s “Captain Man”), award-winning actor Beau Bridges, and Theatricum’s own Earnestine Phillips and Gerald Rivers for a morning of story time, puppets, drumming, and fun for all ages. This event is designed for children under 10. This free virtual event is a part of the “Carry It On” series, a month-long community celebration Benefiting Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum.

Dino Fest At Home at NHMLA

Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the museum's Dinosaur Institute and beyond, dig into hands-on activities at home, explore famous Dinosaur Hall with the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series online, and so much more! This event is a free virtual event and takes places between Sept 22nd and Sept 26th.

Romantic Anonymous by Wallis Annenberg

Romantics Anonymous is an award-winning musical that was meant to be on a tour of the U.S. before the pandemic struck. This Saturday, The Wallis presents a digital U.S. premiere with a fully staged broadcast live from the U.K. that the Daily Telegraph calls "a musical invitation to dream of magic days when love soars!" Enjoy premium music and dancing from your living room in brilliant HD technicolor this Saturday, September 26 at 1pm PDT.

Pacific Park Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is open with limited hours, 10 am – 8 pm. You should enter the Pier from Ocean Front Walk. Not all businesses on the Pier will be open during this limited operation.

Battleship Iowa Museum

The outdoor museum is open for outdoor tours this weekend and very weekend. During your fresh air visit and tour, you will follow in the footsteps of sailors and our mischievous mascot Vicky the Dog and experience first hand why she is known as the “Battleship of Presidents”“The Grey Ghost”, and “The Big Stick”. Tickets are $19.95 for adults, and $11.95 for kids 3-11.

Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Family Farms is open for pick your own fruits and vegetables. With plenty of fresh air and wide-open space, it will allow for visitors to select and harvest their own essential produce directly from the fields while maintaining social distance.

Self Guided Walking Tours at Heritage Square

Heritage Square Museum will be open for self-guided walking tours from September 24th through October 23rd. With a disposable printed guide in hand, view the lovely historic buildings from the outside, stroll through the beautiful grounds and take a look at the garden in progress. Check in with the museum cat Belle and say hello to the chickens!

Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens is open this weekend for outdoor tours. You must buy tickets online in advance. No tickets will be sold at the garden.

Drive In Movie at The Six

Join for an evening under the stars with some of your favorite, classic flicks! This weekend enjoy Greese and Dirty Dancing on the big screen. Movies start promptly at 8:15pm. Tickets range from $8 to $37.

Pumpkin Patch at Tanaka Farm

The Drive-Thru Pumpkin Farm Experience will is open this weekend and every weekend through October 31st, September 19th and run every Saturday and Sunday through October 31st.

Wildlife Learning Center

Wildlife Learning Center is open this weekend and offers tours to families. You need to wear masks, and maintaining the recommended 6-foot social distancing guidelines between your group and the tour guides.

South Coast Botanic Garden

South Coast Botanic Gardens is open this weekend for walk or hike, but you are required to make reservations through their online system in advance so that they can control number of people that enter the garden. You are also required to wear protective face coverings during your visit, and practice social distancing.

L.A. County Arboretum

L.A. County Arboretum is open this weekend but for limited hours due to unhealthful air caused by the wildfires. You must buy tickets online in advance. When visiting, you are required to wear a mask or other face covering. All indoor spaces are closed.

Aquarium of the Pacific

Explore the outdoor exhibits, including sharks, penguins, seals and sea lions, lorikeets and the ray, moon jelly, sharks, and horseshoe crab touch areas. Advance timed reservations, face coverings for all visitors age 2 and older, and temperature checks will be required.

Marina Del Rey WaterBus

Take a WaterBus for a unique water's-eye view of Marina del Rey with your family. Eight boarding stops throughout the Marina offer opportunities to dine, and recreate in one of the most beautiful Southern California residential and tourist areas.

Drive-in Comedy Series at Magic Castle

A drive-in comedy series in the Magic Castle’s parking lot is open this weekend through September 27th. Check their website for the full schedule and performers.

Newport Landing & Davey’s Locker Whale Watching

See giant blue whales, finback whales, gray whales and many more in their natural habitat at a whale watching cruise! With one the largest marine protected parks just outside of Newport Bay, whales and dolphin of all types can be viewed as soon as you leave the bay. Use promo code ‘mommy50’ in the ‘promo code/voucher code’ box and it will take 50% off your entire whale watching order for whale watching in Newport Beach.

Southern California Railway Museum

Southern California Railway Museum is open this weekend. Train and Trolley tickets are now available online.

Go Kart World

Go Kart World is an outdoor driving skills facility with six tracks that accommodate all ages and driving skill levels. In accordance with the CDC mandate, they have closed down their arcade but the Go Kart Track is open. They provide hand-sanitizer and gloves and requiring face masks and social distancing. They are disinfecting the Go-Karts after every race.

OC Fair Food Drive-Thru

Enjoy some of the summer treats from the Orange County Fair with OC Fair Food Drive-Thru throughout of the month of September (Fridays through Sundays). Admission is free. Food is delivered to your car for to-go dinning. There will be no parking on-site. Check the website for the menu.

Pirates Dinner Adventure

Priates Dinner Adventure is open this weekends. They are operating with a limited capacity to comply with the latest government requirements. All guests must make a reservation in advance.

Street Food Cinema Drive-In

Watch a movie in the great outdoors while staying safe and cozy in your car. Car entry is $20 and general admission is $8 per person. Check out the website for the schedule.

Smorgasburg LA

"Smorg Delivered” offers free delivery of favorite Smorgasburg LA vendors through Grubhub every Saturday and Sunday starting September 26th through November 1st. Participating vendors include Amazebowls, Cena Vegan, Sticky Rice, Tacos 1986, Ugly Drum, Bahn Oui, Maury’s Bagels, Love Hour, and more. Use the code SMORG2020 to get $5 off orders of $15 or more. The first 2,000 will receive their order in a reusable Grubhub x Smorgasburg LA tote bag. 

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