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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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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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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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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Kit’s Tree House Craft

Kit’s Tree House Craft

American Girl Place, Los Angeles California

1-3 p.m. Jan. 24-25. Drawing upon the tree house that Kit played in during her 1930's childhood, girls can assemble, and decorate, their own tree...

01/24/2015 - 01/25/2015: 1:00 pm - 3:00 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...

01/25/2015: 12:00 am

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Celebrating Mayor Garcetti's Great Streets Info Session

Celebrating Mayor Garcetti's Great Streets Info Session

Well Baby Center: A Non-Profit Parenting & Counseling Center, Mar Vista CA

We will be celebrating Mayor Eric Garcetti‘s Great Streets Info Session by opening up our play yard to the public for parents and children to...

01/25/2015: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Los Angeles Ballet's A Chance To Dance

Los Angeles Ballet Center, Los Angeles CA

A free day of dance at Los Angeles Ballet. Classes, lectures, events and more for all ages! The day's events are: 9:30-10:15am Creative Movement/Ages 3-6...

01/25/2015: 9:30 am - 11:30 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...

01/25/2015: 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...

01/25/2015: 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...

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

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Farmers Park Market

Farmers Park Market

Farmers Park Market, Anaheim CA

This new urban market, located next to the Anaheim Packing house, offers the community high quality agricultural goods from local growers and ranchers, as well...

01/25/2015: 10:00 am - 3:00 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...

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

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LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena California

Enjoy the sweet life at this expo - the West Coast's biggest baking and pastry convention. Indulge in baking and decorating class, demos and workshops,...

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

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Open House at St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary School

Open House at St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary School

St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary School, Burbank CA

St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary will be hosting its Annual Open House. The event will include face-painting, music and food trucks. The school band will perform,...

01/25/2015: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Whale Fiesta

Whale Fiesta

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro California

Salute the mighty whale at this fun annual festival. Take part in the duct tape sculpture competition or help to make a giant whale sand...

01/25/2015: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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The  Wonderful Auntie Angelica's Fairy Garden

The Wonderful Auntie Angelica's Fairy Garden

The Sunset Theater Company, Redondo Beach CA

Can you help Auntie and the Faeries find the way to make Bud grow? In this wacky and gentle original musical, the audience goes to...

01/25/2015: 10:30 am - 11:30 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...

01/25/2015: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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