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 with kids in Los Angeles this President Day and Valentine's Day weekend includes Lady and The Tramp, Venice Mardi Gras, Long Beach Mardi Gras, Earth Explorers at Discovery Cube, Whale of a Weekend, and many more!
The El Capitan Theatre 6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Feb 14 - Feb 16, 2020
This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady's household, threaten to keep them apart. Multiple showtimes are available each day. The film is rated G and runs for 1 hour 16 minutes.
Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91342
Feb 6th - May 3rd
Let your imagination run wild as you embark on an epic adventure! Step into the shoes of a National Geographic explorer as you take a journey to the wildest places on earth. In this highly interactive exhibition, you can discover the amazing animals and plants thriving in the most extreme environments.
Shoreline Village 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr.
Long Beach, CA
1 pm - 5 pm
Join thousands of cheering revelers as Shoreline Village hosts an afternoon of live music, bead throws, a parade, novelty acts and more. Join folks of all ages in dressing up, dancing, and making merry. The highlight of this annual family-friendly celebration is the Long Beach Mardi Gras PARADE!! (Free)
African Village Folktales
Northridge Branch Library 9051 Darby Ave.
Northridge, CA 91325
4 pm - 5 pm
Enjoy a humorous and fast-paced performance presented by an acting troupe from Uniting Communities for the Arts. Stories will be performed by veteran actors, through storytelling, body movement, African and modern music, and dramatization.
2627 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Feb 14th - Feb 16th
The Emperor challenges the boy that asks for his daughter’s hand in marriage to beat him in some of his favorite games, including a live action game of chess! Meantime, the royal fashion designer is afraid of losing her job to two crafty tailors who catch the Emperor and his court in their web of false beliefs. ($12-$15)
Heal the Bay Aquarium 1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Feb 15th - Feb 16th
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Feel the heft of a whale rib, check out bristly baleen, and try on a layer of (simulated) whale blubber for warmth. Kids of all ages can make a whale visor and valentine-themed craft to take home. Learn more interesting facts about these gentle giants at the Aquarium through story time, audio interactives and presentations about the gray whale’s migration habits.
10,000th Day Open House
Marine Mammal Care Center 3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 99731
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrate 10,000 days of rescuing seals and sea lions this Sunday at Marine Mammal Care Center! This free event includes crafts, face painting, vendor booths, food trucks, live music, and much more. Families can also view the exhibits in the Visitors Center and get a chance to observe the feeding of recovering seals and sea lions.
Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90290
Feb 15, 2020 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade is happening this Saturday. This year’s theme is ROAR! Think Unbridled self expression, Spirit Animals, the 4 Elements, Air Water Earth Fire, Powerful characters, Action Heroes, Dream Scapes, and Roaring 20’s.
Fill Your Heart With Love
Kidspace Children’s Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Feb 15th - Feb 17th
From paint to paper craft, experiment, practice, and participate in a variety of art! Fill your heart with different art at stations scattered throughout the museum - each station feature a different medium or technique to try. Don't miss the Family Workshop on paper quilling at 4:30 on Saturday & Sunday.
777 S Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America attracting more than 20,000 people each weekend to eat from a hundred local vendors. There is plenty of free (for two hours) parking in the nearby parking garage.
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
10 am - 5 pm
Celebrate President’s Day at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Monday. Enjoy a little patriotic adventure through the city while learning all about the role of President. Special activities include art projects, story time, and more.
Various Locations Feb 17th
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Join for a Minecraft Build Challenge at your local Microsoft Store. Players will put their creativity, teamwork, and Minecraft skills to the test in this fun open play event. Register on your own or with a friend. All skill levels are welcome!