Upcoming events and things to do in L.A. with kids

Below you will find the most comprehensive list of upcoming events, family activities, and things to do in L.A. with kids.  Browse through all of the events, or use the convenient search tool below to find the specific types of events you are looking for.

Dinosaurs: Unextinct at the L.A. Zoo

Dinosaurs: Unextinct at the L.A. Zoo

L.A. Zoo, Los Angeles CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 15 through Oct. 31. Did you ever expect to see a Suchomimus, Coelophysis or Carnotaurus at the L.A. Zoo? Well, these...

04/15/2016 - 10/31/2016: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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"Horses and Dragons" Exhibit

"Horses and Dragons" Exhibit

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 27 through March 31. Why are horses and dragons at the Aquarium? Because they are seahorses and seadragons. You can see...

05/27/2016 - 03/31/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Art In The Garden

Art In The Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 31. Visitors can stroll around the grounds and enjoy the beauty of the art populating the Garden in this temporary...

08/10/2016 - 10/31/2016: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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USC Brain Development Study

USC Brain Development Study

USC Brain & Creativity Institute, Los Angeles CA

The Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California is initiating a new study focusing on the relationships between brain structure, function, and...

09/07/2016 - 12/01/2017: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Halloween Time

Halloween Time

Disneyland, Anaheim CA

Times vary Sept. 9 through Oct. 31. When it's "Halloween Time" at Disneyland, you can expect a whole lot of holiday fun. The special seasonal...

09/09/2016 - 10/31/2016: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles California

This year's Butterfly Pavilion offers more room to view all of the beautiful butterflies. More than 25 species of butterflies will be calling the Pavilion...

09/16/2016 - 10/16/2016: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Queen of Katwe at the El Capitan

Queen of Katwe at the El Capitan

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood CA

10 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m.  Sept. 23 through Oct. 6. Disney's new live-action film is based on the true story of a girl...

09/23/2016 - 10/06/2016: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Digital Entrepreneur Career Fair

Digital Entrepreneur Career Fair

Don’t let your child submit another college application until they learn about careers that no one is telling them. Join over 30 expert guest speakers...

09/29/2016: All Day

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Child Development Study @ USC

Child Development Study @ USC

Minds in Development Lab, Los Angeles California

The USC Minds in Development Lab is a child development research lab investigating how children see the world. The lab is currently running studies for...

09/29/2016: All Day

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The Longines Masters of Los Angeles

The Longines Masters of Los Angeles

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach CA

9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 1, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 2. The top riders and horses...

09/29/2016 - 10/02/2016: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Pterosaurs: Flight In the Age of Dinosaurs

Pterosaurs: Flight In the Age of Dinosaurs

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles California

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 3-Oct. 2. Take an immersive trek into the mysterious world of Pterosaurs, the prehistoric kings of the air. You will get a...

09/29/2016: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Altadena Library District, Altadena CA

Tweens and teens can read a banned book and then come to the library and have your “mug shot” taken for wall of “shame”!

09/29/2016: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1. This three-day show features free seminars and workshops as well as presenting an array of...

09/29/2016 - 10/01/2016: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Revolutionary Vision: Group f/64 and Richard Misrach

Revolutionary Vision: Group f/64 and Richard Misrach

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A. CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 4–Jan. 8. This photography exhibit focuses on Group f/64 (a group started in the 1930's and Ansel...

09/29/2016: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival

Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa CA

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 29-30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1. Get an early start on the holiday spirit, and shopping. Shoppers can find quality hand-crafted...

09/29/2016 - 10/01/2016: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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All About Art

All About Art

Kiddie City LA, Los Angeles California

Get ready to get messy! This 1-hour art class can help awaken your child’s inner van Gogh by allowing him/her to paint their first (or...

09/29/2016: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Bookworms

Bookworms

L.A. County Arboretum, Arcadia CA

Today's Bookworms will answer the question: "Who walked here?" Enjoys stories and a take-home craft while learning about footprints in the dust. This indoor/outdoor program...

09/29/2016: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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"Time of Giants: Animals of the Ice Age" Exhibit

"Time of Giants: Animals of the Ice Age" Exhibit

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra CA

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Sept. 27 through March 3. Take a trip back in time and visit with...

09/29/2016: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Altadena Library District, Altadena CA

This fun and unique storytime for children ages 3-5 features engrossing stories, fingerplays, crafts, snacks and our musical parade.

09/29/2016: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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"Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American" Exhibition

"Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American" Exhibition

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A. California

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Mon.) April 7 through Oct. 30. Just in time for baseball season, this exhibit presents a treasure...

09/29/2016: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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"In the Land of Sunshine" Exhibit

"In the Land of Sunshine" Exhibit

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Sept. 25–Feb. 19. The Pasadena Museum of California Art is the perfect place for the "In the Land of Sunshine: Imaging the...

09/29/2016: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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DTLA Neighborhood Nights

DTLA Neighborhood Nights

L.A. Live, L.A. CA

Introducing DTLA Neighborhood Nights at L.A. LIVE! Stop by after work to enjoy $5 food and drink menus and live cover bands at each of...

09/29/2016: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Author Appearance: David Arnold

Author Appearance: David Arnold

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena CA

David Arnold, the author of the best-selling YA novel Mosquitoland, visits Vroman's for a conversation with John Corey Whaley about his new YA novel Kids...

09/29/2016: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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La Vie En Blue Fashion Gala

La Vie En Blue Fashion Gala

Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank CA

Autism Speaks Southern California a night of haute couture fashion, costumes and philanthropy. The evening will feature top designers in a show produced and directed...

09/29/2016: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Oktoberfest The Musical: An Almost True Story

Oktoberfest The Musical: An Almost True Story

Majestic Crest Westwood, Westwood CA

8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun. Aug. 26 through Nov. 27. This fun-filled interactive theatrical experience is set in a lively German beer hall, based...

09/29/2016: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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