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Fun Things to Do with Kids in LA This Weekend, April 19 - 21

Weekend Guide: Best Things to Do in Los Angeles for the Entire Family!


fun things to do with kids this weekend in Los Angeles

Looking for the lowdown on "fun things to do with kids this weekend"? Well, you've stumbled upon the ultimate guide to a weekend packed with family-fun goodness! Prepare to immerse yourself in a realm of thrilling activities, where the joy is as immense as the adventures. Round up your kids for a weekend filled with chuckles, laughter, and lasting memories. Whether you prefer indoor activities or outdoor excursions, this weekend offers a plethora of opportunities for pure, delightful fun. Don't keep those kiddos waiting! Start planning your weekend adventure, and let the good times roll!

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FUN WITH KIDS IN LA® has made every effort to confirm the information in this article; however, things can often change. We strongly urge you to confirm event details, like date, time, location, and admission with the event producers before making any plans.

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles this Weekend!




The Autry Museum

4700 Western Heritage Way 

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Apr 27

5:30 pm

$16


SFC is back in the grass; the “Pink Out” opening night will feature the award-winning film Barbie! Vibrant photo ops will be featured throughout the event for guests to capture memories. Numerous food options will be available for the night with participating food trucks, including Angeleno’s Wood Fired Pizza, Pickles & Peas, Gochu Gang, District Burger, Dina’s Dumplings, Pacifico Charbroiled Fish, Magic Hibachi, Taco Chicanx, Sure Good Soft Serve and Vera’s Cheesecakes.



University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Apr 20 - Apr 21

10 am - 6 pm

FREE


Step into the lively atmosphere of the LA Times Festival of Books and encounter the captivating presence of California Online Public Schools (CalOPS) at booth #580! Delve into the realm of virtual education with CalOPS, where learning becomes a personalized adventure, tuition-free. With two decades of dedication, CalOPS has been reshaping online education, catering to the educational needs of students from TK to 12th grade.


Sesame Place, 

2052 Entertainment Circle

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Now - May 19

10 am - 6 pm

$33.99 - $67.99


Elmo’s Springtacular at Sesame Place promises a vibrant and joyful experience for visitors of all ages. From April 13 to May 19, this lively event transforms the park into a spring wonderland bursting with activities and entertainment. Located at Sesame Place, 2052 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista, CA 91911, this celebration invites guests to immerse themselves in a world of furry fun and delightful surprises.


University of Southern California (USC) Campus

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Apr 20 - Apr 21

10 am - 6 pm


Many stories. One weekend. Find your spark at the 2024 L.A. Times Festival of Books, April 20-21 on the USC campus. General admission is free and the festival will also feature ticketed events with authors and celebrities.  


Pretend City Children’s Museum

29 Hubble Irvine, CA 92618

Apr 20

11 am – 2:30 pm

$3 - $19.95


Prepare for an exhilarating adventure into the realm of STEM! Join us as we unravel the mysteries of science through the captivating capillary action experiment, also known as the walking water experiment. At 11 am and 2:30 pm, witness the mesmerizing spectacle of water as it defies gravity, travels through various mediums, and showcases the wonders of color absorption and expansion right before your eyes!


Southern Califonia Railway Museum

220 S A St. 

Perris, Ca 92570

Apr 20

12 pm - 3 pm

$0 - $25


Get ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure at the 2024 Autism Acceptance Walk! Presented by Easterseals Southern California, this event promises a day filled with connection, celebration, and a whole lot of fun.


Connecting Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice

525 S Hewitt St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Apr 21

9 am - 4 pm

FREE


CicLAvia—Venice Blvd, presented by Metro, invites you to join the 51st Los Angeles Open Streets Event for an exhilarating car-free adventure along Venice Blvd and its surrounding neighborhoods. This iconic event, spanning from Palms to Mar Vista and Venice, promises a vibrant celebration of community, health, and sustainability.


American Girl Los Angeles 

Century City Westfield 

10250 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Apr 21

9:30 am - 1 pm

FREE


Calling all pet lovers! During this special day, your girl can show off her creative side with a fun painting class inspired by our favorite American Girl furry friends and timed to World Creativity & Innovation Day on April 21, 2024!  


Los Angeles State

Historic Park 1245 

North Spring Street, CA 90012

Apr 21

10 am – 5 pm

FREE


Step right up, folks, and witness the magic of puppets come alive at the 10th Annual Bob Baker Day! On April 21, 2024, the LA State Historic Park will be transformed into a whimsical wonderland, paying homage to the legendary Bob Baker and his iconic marionette theater.


Burton Chace Park 

3650 Mindanao Way

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

April 21

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

FREE


The Marina Culture Jam series makes its triumphant return with Part I at Burton Chace Park this Spring, brought to you by LA County Beaches & Harbors and The Music Center. This special 3-part series promises live performances, arts and crafts, cultural learning activities, and much more!


Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

6067 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Apr 19

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Get ready for a blast of creativity every third Friday at the museum, where teens are invited to explore, be inspired, and get crafty with museum educators! April’s Drop-in Workshop is all about getting trashy with costume design, as participants dive into the world of John Waters and Van Smith, turning discarded materials into fabulous film costumes.


Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263

Apr 19

8 pm

$25+


Hold onto your hats, folks! The voice stars of Animaniacs are serving up a slice of nostalgia with a side of baloney at Smothers Theatre, featuring classic songs, animated projections, and juicy behind-the-scenes tales from the likes of Randy Rogel and others.


LASAN North Hollywood Water Conveyance Yard

10801 Chandler Blvd.

Los Angeles CA, 91601

Apr 20

10 am - 2 pm

FREE


Step right up to the North Hollywood Water Conveyance Yard for a day packed with eco-friendly fun, hosted by LA Sanitation and Environment! From learning recycling tips and water conservation, to enjoying free burgers and tree giveaways, this Earth Day celebration promises entertainment for all ages, with a focus on sustainability and zero waste.


Pomona Valley Family YMCA

22600 Sunset Crossing Rd.

Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Apr 20

9 am - 12 pm

FREE


Jump into summer fun at Pomona Valley Family YMCA's Healthy Kids Day! This lively event invites the entire family to enjoy bounce houses, crafts, tasty treats, and exciting giveaways in a celebration of joyful childhood.


Edward Vincent, Jr. Park

700 Warren Lane

Inglewood, CA 90302

Apr 20

9:30 am - 1 pm

FREE


Dive into the world of STEM with a sporty twist at the Multi-Sport STEM Fest Fair! This action-packed event blends the thrill of sports like basketball, soccer, and more with engaging STEM activities, expert panels, and informative presentations, making learning an exciting adventure.


Maple Park

802 E Maple St.

Glendale, CA 91205

Apr 20

10 am

FREE


Get ready to celebrate Earth Day with a twist at this month's play date in Glendale's Maple Park! Enjoy face painting, temporary tattoos, crafts, and snacks, plus meet author Kelley Coleman who will discuss her insightful book on parenting a disabled child.


Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area 

15501 E. Arrow Highway

Irwindale, CA 91706

Now – May 19

10 am – 7 pm

$21 - $42


Embark on a remarkable journey through time as the Southern California Renaissance Faire transports you to the magical era of knights, jesters, and noble lords and ladies. With over 12 performance areas, 170 artisan vendors, and activities ranging from archery to magic shows, there's something for everyone to enjoy at this enchanting event. Experience the thrill of full-contact jousts, indulge in delectable Renaissance-inspired cuisine, and immerse yourself in a world of whimsy and wonderment.


The Autry Museum

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Apr 19

5 pm - 10 pm

$5


Mark your calendars for a fantastic family outing! Odd Nights at The Autry kicks off on April 19th and continues every third Friday through September, from 5 pm to 10 pm. Enjoy an evening filled with live music, delicious food from local trucks, unique shopping from eco-conscious vendors, and exciting inflatables for the kids, all for just $5 entry and free parking.


AV Fair and Event Center

2551 W. Avenue H

Lancaster, CA 93536

Apr 19 - Apr 21

Various times


Get ready for a blooming good time at the California Poppy Festival this weekend! From April 19th to 21st, dive into a floral paradise with live entertainment, over 200 vendors, animal exhibits, carnival rides, and much more. Find all details about admission and parking online.


Shirley Temple Education Studio

6067 Wilshire Blvd. 

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Apr 20

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

$0 - $25


Join Academy Museum educators for fun drop-in workshop activities for the whole family! Families meet the first three Saturdays of every month to create, learn, and be inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and film screenings. Workshops include activities such as art making, experimenting with moviemaking equipment, and learning the elements of filmmaking!



Two Bit Circus634 Mateo St.

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Now – Apr 28

1 pm - 12 am

$35 - $100


Step into a world of wonder at Two Bit Circus, where cutting-edge technology and old-school fun collide. Dive into thrilling VR, AR, and XR experiences, challenge your skills with tech-infused carnival games, and immerse yourself in interactive theaters. Whether you're a local or a curious traveler, this micro-amusement park in Downtown LA is a playground of the future. Let your imagination run wild and create unforgettable memories as you embrace the magic and mayhem of Two Bit Circus, where playtime is reimagined for all ages! Get your tickets now for Two Bit Circus - Arcade, VR, and MicroAmusement Park in Los Angeles!


Hip Hop Til Infinity  

6400 Sunset Blvd. 

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Now – Apr 28

1 pm - 8 pm

$17.75 - $50.15


Hip Hop Til Infinity presented by Mass Appeal, is not just an exhibition; it's a visual mixtape that takes you on an immersive trip across 50 years of Hip Hop. Following the resounding success of the NYC edition, this celebration of Hip Hop's monumental anniversary is now making its way to Los Angeles!


900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Now – Aug 25

9 am - 5 pm

$18


Get ready to hang out with some of the coolest, most gigantic pals from way, way back! From over 300 dinosaur fossils to strikingly lifelike wildlife dioramas and a dazzling collection of gems and minerals, this museum offers an unforgettable journey through nature's wonders and the mesmerizing allure of Earth's treasures.


Dodger Stadium

1000 Elysian Park Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Now - Sep 6

7 pm


Mark your calendars for a sky-high spectacle at Dodger Stadium! With fireworks lighting up the night on three special dates and drones taking center stage on nine occasions, you won't want to miss out. Plus, get the best of both worlds on September 6th!



South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 Now - Apr 30

8 am - 5 pm

$5 - $15


Spring into action and feast your eyes on South Coast Botanic Garden's seasonal exhibit, where a whopping 21,000 bulbs have blossomed into an awe-inspiring riot of color for spring 2024! Keep your cameras ready for freesias, five spots, blue eyes, peonies, and the exquisite petticoat daffodils—it's a floral spectacle not to be missed.



Kidspace Children's Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Now - May 19

Various times


Southern California is aflutter with excitement as Western monarch butterflies make a grand return, sparking joyous celebrations at Kidspace! From bug safaris and crafty caterpillars to whimsical dress-ups and "flower showers," not to mention the mesmerizing Magic in the Air sculpture creating a giant butterfly swarm from upcycled materials, it's a spectacle that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.


Discovery Cube LA

11800 Foothill Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 91342

Now - May 11

Various times


Step right up, aspiring medics! At Discovery Cube LA, you can dive into the whimsical world of Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, where the halls of McStuffins Toy Hospital E.R., Pet Vet, and Nursery await to unveil the exciting life of a doctor.


Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Now - Sep 1

Various times


Jump into the vibrant world of Asian American pop culture with the Giant Robot Biennale at JANM! Since 2007, this art extravaganza, birthed from a partnership with Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot, showcases the talents of artists like Sean Chao and Mike Shinoda, all while paying homage to the eclectic mix of pop art, skateboarding, and vinyl toys that define Giant Robot's unique legacy.



Knott’s Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620

Apr 19 - Apr 21

10 am - 10 pm

+$55


The Knott's Boysenberry Festival is an annual food and wine festival that celebrates the park's historic roots by highlighting the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry. Indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes ranging from savory foods with a boysenberry twist to one-of-a-kind specialty desserts and drinks including a variety of wines and craft beers that you can only find at Knott's Berry Farm during this limited-time food-inspired event.


Lakewood Center

500.Lakewood Center

Lakewood, CA 90712

Now - Jun 28

3 pm - 4 pm

FREE


Lakewood Center's 4th Friday Kids Club, led by the whimsical Kiddle Karoo, is a blast with its drum circle, crafts, and more in February's Black History Month celebration! Dive into monthly adventures of learning with performances, music, activities, and raffles, all for free—just catch the new timing!



Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Now - Oct 20

6 pm - 9 pm

$0 - $12


Embark on an oceanic adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific, where families touched by autism can explore serene exhibits and mingle with 12,000 marine buddies in an exclusive, peaceful setting! Remember to snag your $12 tickets in advance, as space is limited and walk-ups are a no-go—little ones under three join for free!



Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Apr 20 - Apr 21

10 am – 4:15 pm

FREE


Picture yourself as an adventurous archaeologist on a thrilling Archaeology Dig! Get ready to dive into the sandy treasure trove, where you'll sift and sort through the grains to uncover replicas of ancient artifacts hidden beneath. But that's not all! Feel the excitement as you weigh and closely examine your discoveries, piecing together the puzzle of the past. As you uncover clues, you'll embark on a fascinating journey to uncover what we share in common with the people who walked this Earth three thousand years ago. Get your explorer's hat on and unearth some ancient secrets!


Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Apr 19

12 pm – 1:30 pm

$7-$12


During these special hours, the Skirball welcomes all visitors to enjoy a Noah’s Ark experience specially designed for guests with autism spectrum disorders, sensory-processing differences, and other developmental disabilities. Expect a reduced number of visitors, quieter galleries, and relaxed music and story times. Noise-dampening headphones, sensory bags, and lanterns for low-light sensitivity are available to borrow.


Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Apr 19

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

FREE


Let your imagination run wild as you become part of the story! Stories include “The Tree of Life,” inspired by South American folklore of the Chorote people; “Yu the Great,” inspired by Chinese folklore; “Muskrat and the Mud,” inspired by Native American folklore of the Lenape tribe; and “The Girl and the Water Pot,” inspired by Central African folklore of the Kwaya people.


The Crow

2525 Michigan Ave. Suite F4

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Now - Aug 23

8 pm - 9:30 pm

$10-$15


Hey Teens, ready to LOL IRL? "IRL (A Comedy Show for Teens!)" is the place to be every Friday night! Get your dose of giggles and chuckles with comics who've shone on Comedy Central, HBO, and late-night TV, all doing their best PG-13 jokes.


The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum

610 Airport St.

El Segundo, CA 90245

Every Sunday

10 am - 3:30 pm

$10 per person

Rev up your engines and get ready for an exciting Sunday at The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum! Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, visitors can take a ride in one of the Museum's iconic cars during the Sunday Car Rides event. You don't even need a reservation - rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that children must be at least 55” tall to ride, so make sure they meet the height requirement before hopping in one of these classic cars.


 
 


2640 Main Street

Santa Monica, 90405

Every Sunday

8:30 am - 1:30 pm

FREE


The Sunday Main Street Farmers Market features some of California’s freshest produce plus prepared foods from local Main Street restaurants as well as artisanal foods prepared with ingredients sourced from California farmers – you can’t get more local than that! Also, enjoy musical entertainment from a variety of weekly featured bands, face painting, balloon designs, and bi-weekly cooking demonstrations featuring local produce.


City of Beverly Hills

9300 block of Civic Center Drive

between Third Street and Santa Monica Boulevard

Beverly Hills, CA

Every Sunday

9 am - 1 pm

FREE


The Beverly Hills Farmers' Market is a weekly outdoor certified market that provides the finest California-grown, fresh, and seasonal fruits and vegetables, juices, bread, specialty items, and more in a festive outdoor setting. The event also features a petting zoo, and pony rides for a minimal fee.


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Disclaimer: FUN WITH KIDS IN LA® has made every effort to confirm the information in this article; however, things can often change. Therefore, we make no representations or warranties about the accuracy of the information published here. We strongly urge you to confirm event details with the event producers, like date, time, location, and admission. You assume the sole risk of relying on any of the information in our list. Some events may contain an affiliate link.


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