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

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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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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...

03/06/2015: 12:00 am

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Ice Age Encounters

Ice Age Encounters

Page Museum, L.A.

10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., noon, Fri., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. See what creatures were like in Los Angeles during the Ice Age that...

03/06/2015: 12:00 am

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Read Across America Celebration

Read Across America Celebration

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra CA

The museum's own celebration of this nationwide event features special book readers at storytime and book-related activities that serve to promote the joy of reading.

03/06/2015: 12:00 am

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Autism Lecture: Risk Markers in the First Years of Life

Autism Lecture: Risk Markers in the First Years of Life

Gonda Goldschmied Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center, L.A. CA

As part of the UCLA CART Autism Affinity Group Distinguised Lecture Series, Helen Tager-Flushberg, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism Research Excellence, will give...

03/06/2015: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Rolling Hills Covenant Church, Rolling HIlls Estates CA

Are you looking for mom friends? Need a little break from the craziness of life with a preschooler? Come join our community of moms and...

03/06/2015: 9:00 am - 11:30 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...

03/06/2015: 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...

03/06/2015: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Bodies...The Exhibition

Bodies...The Exhibition

The Premier Exhibition Center, Buena Park California

Explore the human body in this unique exhibit...

03/06/2015: 10:00 am - 8:00 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...

03/06/2015: 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...

03/06/2015: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Moms Like Us Meetup Group

Moms Like Us Meetup Group

Coffee Table Bistro, Eagle Rock CA

Founded by two mothers of children with special needs, this group invites mothers of children with special needs of any diagnosis to gather on the...

03/06/2015: 10:00 am

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Taiko Together: Parent/toddlers Taiko Drumming Class

Taiko Together: Parent/toddlers Taiko Drumming Class

Asano Taiko US, Torrance CA

Thursdays - 4:00 PM ages 3-4 with parent; Fridays - 10:00 AM ages 2-3 with parent; Fridays - 4:00 PM ages 4-6 with parent; Saturdays - 10:00...

03/06/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Hollywood Museum Presents  "Celebration of Entertainment Awards”  Special Award Season Exhibition

The Hollywood Museum Presents "Celebration of Entertainment Awards” Special Award Season Exhibition

The Hollywood Museum, Hollywood CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Feb. 4 through April 26. The Challenger car driven by Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, the dress worn by Amy Adams in...

03/06/2015: 10:00 am - 5:00 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,...

03/06/2015: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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...

03/06/2015: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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"Human/Nature: Photographers Constructing the Natural World" Exhibit

"Human/Nature: Photographers Constructing the Natural World" Exhibit

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena CA

noon-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. (closed Tues.) March 6 through August 31. This exhibit, focusing on American photography...

03/06/2015: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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"Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters" Exhibit

"Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters" Exhibit

Craft & Folk Art Museum, L.A. CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Mon.) Jan. 25 through May 3. This exhibit spotlights the growing number of male quilt-makers who have...

03/06/2015: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Fred Hall Show--The Ultimate Outdoor Experience

The Fred Hall Show--The Ultimate Outdoor Experience

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

The Fred Hall Show: The Ultimate Outdoor Experience is the nation's largest outdoor recreation event. Showcasing the hottest trends in boating, fishing, camping, archery, kayaking,...

03/06/2015: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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KYRC Playgroups for Kids With Special Needs

KYRC Playgroups for Kids With Special Needs

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, L.A. CA

At these five- or six-week sessions, parents of children ages 2-5 can learn play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make...

03/06/2015: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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