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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Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" Audience Tapings

Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" Audience Tapings

Universal Studios Back Lot, Universal City CA

The Hallmark Channel's 3rd Season of "Home & Family", the ultimate do-it-yourself home show is looking for fun and friendly parents & children to be...

01/30/2015: 12:00 am

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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...

01/30/2015: 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...

01/30/2015: 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...

01/30/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

01/30/2015: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Friday Fun

Friday Fun

Madrona Marsh Preserve, Torrance

This hands-on program for preschoolers and their parents or guardians will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks...

01/30/2015: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Room, South Pasadena CA / Los Angeles

10:30-10:50 a.m. (for 1-2 year olds) and 11:00 -11:20 a.m. (for 2-3 year olds) through March 13, Children’s Librarians read age-appropriate stories and share fingerplays,...

01/30/2015: 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...

01/30/2015: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Toddler and Me Yoga

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills CA

Partner with your toddler in simple animated poses, games, music and breathing exercises that help strengthen muscles and coordination while building body awareness. You’ll bark...

01/30/2015: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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Free Introduction To Drop-In Play Groups

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

Bring your children, walkers - 4 years, to play and grow together within a supportive community of like-minded parents during this free introduction to our...

01/30/2015: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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LEGOs and a Movie

LEGOs and a Movie

Old Town Newhall Library, Santa Clarita CA

It's a LEGO-palooza - build with LEGOs while you watch a LEGO movie.

01/30/2015: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Jump & Jam

Jump & Jam

Pump It Up of Torrance, Torrance CA

We turn the lights down and music up! Jump to the beat of the music, play games or just sit back and chill out with...

01/30/2015: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica California

7:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 16 through Feb. 27. It's 20th anniversary production of the Rudie-DeCarlo musical, which is based on the original 1740’s tale by...

01/30/2015: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Cinderella

Cinderella

The LifeHouse Theatre, Redlands CA

7:30 p.m. Fri., 2:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sun. Jan. 15 through Feb. 15. The LifeHouse Theatre brings to life this beloved fairy...

01/30/2015: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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JazzReach - Stolen Moments: The First 100 Years of Jazz

JazzReach - Stolen Moments: The First 100 Years of Jazz

Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine CA

Using a multi-media approach, this concert serves to introduce audiences to jazz music's rich history and to the names, faces and music of some of...

01/30/2015: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Wicked

Wicked

Pantages Theater, Hollywood CA

various times Tues.-Sun. (no shows Mon. except Dec. 22, 29) Dec. 10 through March 15. Wicked returns to Hollywood to cast its magical spell on...

01/30/2015: 8:00 pm - 10:30 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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