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

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"Horses and Dragons" Exhibit

"Horses and Dragons" Exhibit

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 27 through March 31. Why are horses and dragons at the Aquarium? Because they are seahorses and seadragons. You can see...

05/27/2016 - 03/31/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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USC Brain Development Study

USC Brain Development Study

USC Brain & Creativity Institute, Los Angeles CA

The Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California is initiating a new study focusing on the relationships between brain structure, function, and...

09/07/2016 - 12/01/2017: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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LEGO Travel Adventure

LEGO Travel Adventure

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1 through Jan. 16. Where can your imagination and Legos take you? Find out in this exhibit that lets kids suit...

10/01/2016 - 01/16/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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TMNT: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit

TMNT: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1 through Jan. 16. Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello will be "visiting" the Cube OC as the museum hosts a TMNT...

10/01/2016 - 01/16/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

California Science Center, Los Angeles California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 through April 9. Immerse yourself into the fascinating world of Pixar animation. This exhibit features more than 40 interactive components....

10/15/2016 - 04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interactive! The Exhibition – How Pop Culture Reshapes Technology

Interactive! The Exhibition – How Pop Culture Reshapes Technology

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22 through April 16. Discover how pop culture can influence technology in this fascinating exhibit. Interactive! has four themed areas -...

10/22/2016 - 04/16/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Spider Pavilion

Spider Pavilion

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 30 through Dec. 11. Come hang out at the Spider Pavilion and marvel at the magnificent webs that the eight-legged arthropods can...

10/30/2016 - 12/11/2016: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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ICE At Santa Monica

ICE At Santa Monica

ICE at Santa Monica Rink, Santa Monica CA

2-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 2 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Nov. 3 through Jan. 17. Celebrating its 10th year, this popular pop-up...

11/03/2016 - 01/16/2017: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Santa At The Lakewood Mall

Santa At The Lakewood Mall

Lakewood Mall, Lakewood CA

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5-Dec. 15; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 16-23; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24...

11/05/2016 - 12/24/2016: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Santa HQ at the Oaks

Santa HQ at the Oaks

The Oaks, Thousand Oaks CA

Various times Nov. 5-Dec. 24 (closed Thanksgiving). Santa will be hanging out at the Oaks, so drop in and get a photo with him as...

11/05/2016 - 12/24/2016: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Santa Photos at The Shops at Montebello

Santa Photos at The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello, Montebello CA

It's time for holiday photos with Santa. The jolly man in red will be waiting, so come share your wish list! Santa Pet Photos will...

11/05/2016 - 12/23/2016: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Los Cerritos Center's Santa HQ

Los Cerritos Center's Santa HQ

Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos CA

Various times Nov. 5-Dec. 24 (closed Thanksgiving). Stop by Santa's headquarters and get your picture taken with him. On Mondays evenings (6-8 p.m.), your dog...

11/05/2016 - 12/24/2016: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D Film

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D Film

California Science Center, Los Angeles California

noon, 2 p.m. and (Sat.-Sun. only) 5 p.m. This big IMAX movie is all about tiny creatures. Cousteau has directed this 3D film that focuses...

11/08/2016 - 12/31/2016: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland, Anaheim CA

Hours vary, Nov. 13 through Jan. 6. "The Happiest Place on Earth" is full of holiday merriment this time of year. New this season at...

11/10/2016 - 01/08/2017: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes

Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks CA

noon-9 p.m. Mon-Thur., noon-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Nov. 11-Jan. 31 (the rink will open at 10 a.m. from...

11/11/2016 - 01/31/2017: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Pershing Square's Holiday Ice Rink

Pershing Square's Holiday Ice Rink

Pershing Square, L.A. CA

11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12 through Dec. 17.  The Holiday Ice Rink...

11/12/2016 - 12/17/2016: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Promenade/Topanga-Woodland Hills

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Promenade/Topanga-Woodland Hills

Westfield Promenade, Woodland Hills California

5-8 p.m., 8:30-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 3-5 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 8:30-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Outdoor ice skating returns to Woodland Hills this winter with the help...

11/12/2016 - 12/18/2016: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Adventure to Santa: A DreamWorks DreamPlace

Adventure to Santa: A DreamWorks DreamPlace

South Bay Galleria, Redondo Beach CA

various times through Dec. 24. Po goes "ho, ho, ho" at this year's Adventure to Santa. Po and his friends from DreamWorks Animations’ Kung Fu...

11/14/2016 - 12/24/2016: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

Greater Los Angeles Zoo and Botanicals Garden in Griffith Park, Los Angeles California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18 through Dec. 24. The L.A. Zoo will welcome four special guests this holiday season: two adult reindeers and two young...

11/18/2016 - 12/24/2016: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Santa House at the Americana at Brand

Santa House at the Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand, Glendale CA

various times Nov. 18-Dec. 24 (closed Nov. 24). Come have a memorable time meeting Mr. Claus and getting a professional holiday photo. 5% of all...

11/18/2016 - 12/24/2016: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Santa Photos at Santa Monica Place

Santa Photos at Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica CA

noon-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri-Sat., noon-7 p.m. Sun. Nov. 18-Dec. 11; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 12-23; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24. Closed on...

11/18/2016 - 12/24/2016: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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LA Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

LA Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

Redondo Beach Holiday Ice, Redondo Beach CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 18-Dec. 18; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 19-Jan. 8. The Pikes Outlets in Long...

11/18/2016 - 01/08/2017: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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LA Kings Holiday Ice in Redondo Beach

LA Kings Holiday Ice in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Holiday Ice, Redondo Beach CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 18-Dec. 18; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 19-Jan. 8. The annual LA Kings Holiday...

11/18/2016 - 01/08/2017: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo, Los Angeles CA

6-10 p.m. Nov. 18-Dec. 23. The L.A. Zoo Lights will be bigger and brighter this winter. The elaborate holiday light show, which garnered national accolades...

11/18/2016 - 12/23/2016: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld, San Diego CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 19 through Jan. 1. There will be a lot of holiday entertainment to see at SeaWorld....

11/19/2016 - 01/01/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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