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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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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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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Long Beach Coin, Currency,  Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo

Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo

Long Beach Convention Center (Pine Ave. entrance), Long Beach California

10 a.m.-7 p.m Jan. 29-30 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31. This expo is the West Coast's largest collectibles show for the public to buy and...

01/29/2015 - 01/31/2015: 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...

01/31/2015: 12:00 am

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Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration with Girl of the Year® 2015

Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration with Girl of the Year® 2015

American Girl Place, Los Angeles California

9 a.m. Jan. 17, Jan. 31. Get creative in the kitchen as you decorate an apron and cookies in this workshop inspired by the new...

01/31/2015: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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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...

01/31/2015: 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...

01/31/2015: 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...

01/31/2015: 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...

01/31/2015: 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...

01/31/2015: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Cinderella - Opera for Kids

Cinderella - Opera for Kids

Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa CA

10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Alejandro Gutiérrez conducts the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in this special, child-friendly adaptation of Rossini's fairy tale opera, which also features professional...

01/31/2015: 10:00 am - 12:30 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...

01/31/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Free Introduction to Mindful Parenting - Innovative Parent-Infant/Toddler Group

Free Introduction to Mindful Parenting - Innovative Parent-Infant/Toddler Group

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

These parent-baby/toddler relationship-support groups provide a unique, developmentally-based approach to promoting sensitivity, flexibility, and mindfulness in communications between parent and child with an aim toward...

01/31/2015: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Italian Classes for Kids and Adults

St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary School, Burbank CA

Learn, Love, Live Italian with Fondazione Italia! Late Registration continues for our winter session of Italian Classes for kids and adults in Burbank at St....

01/31/2015: 10:00 am

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Preschool Open House

Preschool Open House

Foundations Preschool, Los Angeles CA

Foundations Preschool is a new at-home preschool nestled in the Westchester community. We teach with a child led/teacher guided philosophy using project-based, emergent curriculum that...

01/31/2015: 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 &...

01/31/2015: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Winter Impressions Family Nature & Art Workshop

Winter Impressions Family Nature & Art Workshop

Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes California

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Art to Grow On, Inc. team up for a morning of exercise and creativity with a "trail tracks"...

01/31/2015: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An Adventure with the Faeries

An Adventure with the Faeries

Fern Dell, Griffith Park, Los Angeles California

Deep within the forest where the friggle flowers grow, wondrous faeries can be found! Will you help Auntie Angelica find the faery door into Faeryland?...

01/31/2015: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Oliver Chin presents and signs The Year of the Sheep

Oliver Chin presents and signs The Year of the Sheep

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

In the tenth adventure in this popular annual Chinese Zodiac series, the lamb Sydney befriends a shepherd girl along with some other animals of the...

01/31/2015: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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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...

01/31/2015: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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