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

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“Bob Hope: An American Treasure” exhibit

“Bob Hope: An American Treasure” exhibit

Queen Mary, Long Beach CA

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 through Jan. 31. You'll say "thanks for the memories" after viewing this exhibit on one of America's most loved comedians....

09/08/2014 - 01/31/2015: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

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"Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty" Exhibit

"Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty" Exhibit

Japanese American National Museum, L.A. CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Wed., Fri.–Sun., noon-8 p.m. Thurs. (closed Mon.) Oct. 11 through April 26.  The Japanese American National Museum and Sanrio present the world’s...

10/11/2014 - 04/26/2015: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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“Amazing Automobiles: 
The Ultimate Car Exhibit”


“Amazing Automobiles: 
The Ultimate Car Exhibit”

Reagan Library, Simi Valley California

The Petersen Automotive Museum will park some of their coolest cars at the Reagan Museum. Among the vintage vehicles are the Batmobile from the 1989...

10/28/2014 - 05/01/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Special Needs - Shooting Stars Basketball

Special Needs - Shooting Stars Basketball

RSM Intermediate School, Rancho Santa Margarita CA

This program is designed for athletes with special needs or anyone who for whatever reason cannot participate in the SVUSD Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball league....

11/16/2014 - 01/25/2015: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Oxnard Whale Watching Season

Oxnard Whale Watching Season

Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard CA

Whale Watching Season in Oxnard is underway! Half-day, narrated excursions are offered, departing directly from Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. Both Island Packers and Channel Islands...

01/01/2015 - 04/13/2015: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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LEGO Travel Adventure

LEGO Travel Adventure

Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 17 through May 10. What places will your child want to visit after constructing a unique vehicle out of LEGOs? It'll...

01/17/2015 - 05/10/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 17 through May 3. Embark on a journey to the wildest spots on earth in this hands-on exhibit created by National...

01/17/2015 - 05/03/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Forest, For The Trees

Forest, For The Trees

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A. California

noon-5 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat-Sun. Jan. 15 through Feb. 1. Stroll through an unusual forest, a site-specific installation of colorful fiber-based material created...

01/24/2015: 12:00 am

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Festival of Human Abilities

Festival of Human Abilities

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach California

Celebrate the creative spirit of people with disabilities. Experience live music, sign language choirs, wheelchair dance, art demonstrations, service dog demonstrations and other creative performances...

01/24/2015 - 01/25/2015: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Snowshoe EcoTours

Snowshoe EcoTours

Big Bear Discovery Center, Fawnskin California

9 a.m.-noon through March 8. Here's the chance to learn how to snowshoe, go for a guided trek through the forest and have some exploration time...

01/24/2015: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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"China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui" Exhibit

"China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui" Exhibit

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. (closed Mon.) Oct. 19 through March 15. This exhibit showcases over 100 artifacts discovered since 1986 of the little-known Sanxingdui culture...

01/24/2015: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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"Destination Space" Exhibit

"Destination Space" Exhibit

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Sept. 30 through March 8. Blast off at this exhibition that explores our solar...

01/24/2015: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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American Quilts in the Modern Age; 1870-1940

American Quilts in the Modern Age; 1870-1940

MUZEO, Anaheim CA

Organized by the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this exhibit examines how quilts reflected American life as it moved...

01/24/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Art All around Us

Art All around Us

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

Get inspiration for this class by checking out the exhibitions Louise Nevelson in LA: Tamarind Workshop Lithographs from the 1960s and Art Deco Textiles. Make...

01/24/2015: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Elements Montessori Elementary School Open House

Elements Montessori Elementary School Open House

Elements Montessori Elementary School, Woodland Hills CA

Why not follow the same educational model as these innovators: Larry Page, and Sergey Brin, founders of Google, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, Jimmy Wales,...

01/24/2015: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork Exhibit

Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork Exhibit

The Autry National Center of the American West, L.A. California

This colorful exhibit showcases a vibrant variety of objects that reveal...

01/24/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Puppet Making for Children

Puppet Making for Children

Puppet School, Sherman Oaks CA

Send your youngsters to Puppet School for a crafty 2hr puppet making class! Designed for kids ages 5 to 11 years old.

01/24/2015: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Skirball's Last Weekends of the Month

Skirball's Last Weekends of the Month

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A. California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 24-25. Children can add to the Forest, For The Trees installation by creating their own felt flora and fauna.

01/24/2015 - 01/25/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Snow Days At The LA Zoo

Snow Days At The LA Zoo

L.A. Zoo, Los Angeles CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 24-Jan. 25. A blizzard of wintry fun will descend on the Zoo this weekend. Visitors can discover how animals survive in...

01/24/2015 - 01/25/2015: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The WALL Foodie Flowers & Farmers Market

The WALL Foodie Flowers & Farmers Market

The Los Angeles Flower Market, Los Angeles California

The Los Angeles Flower Market is the site of The WALL, a certified farmers market.  The WALL is one city block on Wall between 7th &...

01/24/2015: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Hop aboard this exhibit and explore the rails with Thomas & Friends. Get a peek inside Thomas' cab and help fix Percy's wheel. Kids can...

01/24/2015 - 04/26/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Puppet Theater with Ilene Cohen

Puppet Theater with Ilene Cohen

Children’s Book World, Los Angeles California

Ilene Cohen will entertain with her puppet, Woody, and his puppet friends for stories to tickle your funny bone. Ages 3-7.

01/24/2015: 10:30 am - 11:15 am

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"Hollywood Costume" Exhibit

"Hollywood Costume" Exhibit

Wilshire May Company Building, L.A. CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m Mon.-Tues, Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Wed.) Oct. 2 through March 2. Get an up-close look at...

01/24/2015: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Animal Tracking

Animal Tracking

Big Bear Discovery Center, Fawnskin California

Discover how to track animals found in the forest as well as learn how tracks are cast and make your very own. After creating your animal track,...

01/24/2015: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Saturday Science -- Dissecting a Computer

Saturday Science -- Dissecting a Computer

Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey CA

Many of us use computers in our daily lives. But do you know what makes them work? Come join us as we open up a...

01/24/2015: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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