Events - Apr 9, 2017

Below you will find the most comprehensive list of upcoming events, family activities, and things to do in L.A. with kids.  Browse through all of the events, or use the convenient search tool below to find the specific types of events you are looking for.

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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Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Light Parade

Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Light Parade

Disneyland, Anaheim, CA

various times Jan. 20-June 18. This colorfully lit up parade, featuring many of the classic Disney characters.  was a staple of Disneyland since it began...

01/20/2017 - 06/18/2017: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 28-Jan. 17, 2018. Dan Gurney is one of the iconic names of auto racing for his success as a driver, designer...

01/28/2017 - 01/17/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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TMNT: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit

TMNT: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 28-April 23. Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello surface at the Cube LA to let youngsters join them as Teenage Mutant Ninja...

01/28/2017 - 04/23/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very Eric Carle Exhibit

Very Eric Carle Exhibit

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 28-May 14. Is your child very into Eric Carle, then they will undoubtedly be very into this exhibit. Conceived around Carle's...

01/28/2017 - 05/14/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dream Big IMAX Movie

Dream Big IMAX Movie

California Science Center, Los Angeles, California

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17-June 29. Dream Big, playing exclusively in L.A. at the California Science Center, is not your typical IMAX...

02/17/2017 - 06/29/2017: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Beauty and the Beast at the El Capitan

Beauty and the Beast at the El Capitan

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

10:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. 10:30 p.m. March 17-April 30. El Capitan will offer a beautiful experience to watch Disney's new live-action version of...

03/17/2017 - 04/30/2017: 10:45 am - 12:15 am

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Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19-Sept. 4. The new Butterfly Pavilion provides more room to view all of the beautiful butterflies. More than 30 species of...

03/19/2017 - 09/04/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum

Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum

Catalina Island Museum, Catalina Island, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 26-Dec. 11 (closed Thanksgiving Day). An internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly creates unique sculptural pieces that are known for their unusual...

03/26/2017 - 12/11/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Easter Bunny at The Americana at Brand

The Easter Bunny at The Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand, Glendale , CA

Hop on over and visit the Easter Bunny at the Bunny Bungalow. Families are welcome to make an appointment online, or they can drop in...

03/28/2017 - 04/16/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The Grove Welcomes The Easter Bunny

The Grove Welcomes The Easter Bunny

The Grove, Los Angeles ,

Come visit the Easter Bunny at the Bunny Bungalow. Families are welcome to make an appointment online, or they can drop in during the Easter...

03/28/2017 - 04/16/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

California Adventure Park, Anaheim, CA

8 a.m.-9 p.m. April 1-16. Families can go on a foodie adventure in California Adventure this April. The park will serve up a variety of...

04/01/2017 - 04/16/2017: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Bubblefest

Bubblefest

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1-16. Bubblefest pops up at the Discovery Cube OC for its 21st year. It'll be all about the bubbles, as children...

04/01/2017 - 04/16/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Underwood Family Farms' Easter on the Farm

Underwood Family Farms' Easter on the Farm

Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark, CA

9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1-17. Underwood welcomes in spring and the coming of Easter with a wide selection of seasonal activities. Explore the Easter Storyboard...

04/01/2017 - 04/17/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

10 a.m.-10 p.m. April 1, 8-23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 2-7. You'll be shouting "boy, oh, boysenberry!" at Knott's Berry Farm this month. The annual...

04/01/2017 - 04/23/2017: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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6th Annual LA County Yarn Crawl

6th Annual LA County Yarn Crawl

Gather your friends and plan your route to visit the over 20 local Los Angeles-area yarn stores participating in the crawl -- from Santa Monica...

04/06/2017 - 04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Palos Verdes Farmers Market

Palos Verdes Farmers Market

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates , Ca

This well-established farmers market, which has been operating for 23 years, offers a wide selection of fruit, vegetables and organic foods. There are also vendors...

04/09/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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A Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

A Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends are once again chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum for five days in April. The day...

04/09/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Girl's Way/Social Netiquette Workshop

A Girl's Way/Social Netiquette Workshop

The Lullaby Lounge, Bellflower, CA

Sometimes, girls need a special space to explore their shared experiences. That's why Safety Side Up has constructed the A Girl's Way and Social Netiquette...

04/09/2017: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog Exhibit

Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog Exhibit

Los Angeles Maritime Museum, San Pedro, CA

It's all aboard for "Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog!" Upon entering this exhibit, kids will pass the lighthouse and ride the Birdwell Island...

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

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Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

FIDM Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-Sat. (closed Sun.-Mon.) Feb. 5-April 22. For the 25th year, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising's museum presents an exhibit that...

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

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Barbershop Day at Battleship IOWA

Barbershop Day at Battleship IOWA

Battleship IOWA, San Pedro, CA

By popular demand, the Battleship IOWA barbershop will once again open and hair will be hitting the deck. That’s right, the actual ship’s barbershop that...

04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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California Continued at the Autry

California Continued at the Autry

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. The Autry has a new gallery space that will be home to "California Continued," which will explore...

04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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California Yarnscape

California Yarnscape

The Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA, USA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. March 14-June 25. See one-of-a-kind pieces by fiber artists, knitters, and crocheters that respond to the question,...

04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Caterpillar Adoption Days

Caterpillar Adoption Days

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena,

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. March 11-April 23. Become a butterfly breeder by adopting a Painted Lady Caterpillar from the Busy Bee...

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

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Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Exhibit

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Exhibit

MUZEO, Anaheim, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Thur., Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (closed Mon.) Feb. 12–May 7. In its only West Coast appearance, this exhibit showcases a wealth...

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

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Easter Bunny Photos at The Shops at Montebello

Easter Bunny Photos at The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello, Montebello, CA

Take treasured snapshots with the Easter Bunny. He'll be waiting for you at Center Court. Go to www.noerrbunny.com/simon/ and reserve your appointment for a photo...

04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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KUSC Kids Discovery Day at the Natural History Museum

KUSC Kids Discovery Day at the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA

KUSC's first Kids Discovery Day will present fun and games for the whole family, including an instrument petting zoo, an instrument repair showcase, arts and...

04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Music Teacher LA's $20 Music Lessons to Benefit Coeur d'Alene Elementary School

Music Teacher LA's $20 Music Lessons to Benefit Coeur d'Alene Elementary School

All new students who will book their initial private music lesson (piano, voice, violin or guitar) between April 3-15 will get their first lesson for $20....

04/09/2017: All Day

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Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories Exhibit

Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories Exhibit

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Mon. April 8-Aug. 7. The Huntington honors Octavia Butler, a Pasadena native who became the first African-American woman to win acclaim, and...

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

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Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time Exhibit

Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time Exhibit

LACMA, Los Angeles,

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 4-May 7 (closed Dec. 25). Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera are...

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

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Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale, CA

10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. April 8 thru May 21, 2017. All ye lords and ladies can travel back to 16th century England as the Faire...

04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Skirball Playdate: Puppet Play

Skirball Playdate: Puppet Play

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

Let your imagination run wild! Create your own puppets and tell stories in this playful, interactive morning workshop. Then enjoy special appearances by Noah’s Ark...

04/09/2017: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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826@Hammer: Emporium Juvenalium

826@Hammer: Emporium Juvenalium

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

What would be sold at the greatest kids’ store in the world? Kim Adelman, a nonfiction author and catalog connoisseur, will lead this workshop where...

04/09/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962 Exhibit

Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962 Exhibit

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Mon.) Jan. 29–April 20. Hammer Museum presents the West Coast debut of the first in-depth museum exhibition...

04/09/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

LACMA, L.A., CA

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed. Wed.) Feb. 12-June 18. This wonderful retrospective...

04/09/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ocean Zone Exhibit

Ocean Zone Exhibit

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra, CA

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. March 28-Aug. 20. Children can do some oceanic exploration at this interactive exhibit. They...

04/09/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Shakespeare's Love Scenes and Sonnets

Shakespeare's Love Scenes and Sonnets

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

11 a.m., 1 p.m. April 1-2, 8-9. Listen to some of Shakespeare's best love scenes and sonnets, courtesy of the Ensemble Shakespeare Theatre, in the...

04/09/2017: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts Exhibit

The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts Exhibit

LACMA, 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. This exhibit presents 100 sculptural and textile pieces that focus on different...

04/09/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen & Friends

Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen & Friends

The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, CA

Kick up your heels and shake a leg at the Wallis for its monthly free dance party. Debbie Allen and her pals will get your...

04/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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Interstitial Exhibit

Interstitial Exhibit

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. March 5-Aug. 6. The Pasadena Museum of California Art's exhibit "Interstitial" refers to sculptural work that falls into the spaces between the...

04/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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LA Spring Fair

LA Spring Fair

Whittier Narrows Rec. Park – La Prada Event Plaza, South El Monte, CA

5-10 p.m. Wed.-Thur., 5-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. (closed Mon.-Tues.). The largest spring festival in Los Angeles County offers 15 acres...

04/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg Exhibit

Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg Exhibit

Fowler Museum at UCLA, L.A., California

noon-8 p.m. Wed., noon-5 p.m. Thur-Sun. Jan. 29 through May 7. This is the first U.S. exhibition to focus on the contemporary South African movement...

04/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Weekend Tidepool Walks

Weekend Tidepool Walks

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, California

1-2:30 p.m. April 8, 2-3:30 p.m. April 9, noon-1:30 p.m. April 22, 12:30-2 p.m. April 23. Following a slide show presentation, you will head out...

04/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Andell Family Sundays

Andell Family Sundays

LACMA, L.A., CA

April's art projects are inspired by the brightly colored art of Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi, who liked to combine city life with folklore into...

04/09/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Finding Belle

Finding Belle

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, California

2 p.m. Sat., 12:30 p.m. Sun. Jan. 29-April 30. Something strange has happened to your favorite fairy tale characters, like Cinderella, Snowhite, Aladdin and Mother...

04/09/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Passover Festival

Passover Festival

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

Join the Zimmer for a frogtacular afternoon, where you will learn about the Passover holiday and celebrate Spring! Create your own froggies in the art...

04/09/2017: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Carousel

Carousel

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

8 p.m. March 24 (preview), 25, 31, April 6-7; 1 p.m. March 26, April 9; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. April 1, 8; 1 p.m., 6...

04/09/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California

8 p.m. Tues-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. (and 2 p.m. May 5) April 5-May 14 (no show April 12)....

04/09/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Superhero Princess Academy: The Spring Fling

Superhero Princess Academy: The Spring Fling

Cliftons Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Springtime has sprung at Superhero & Princess Academy. When impatience gets the better of them, the Superheroes and Princesses all decide to leave on their...

04/09/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Los Angeles Aviators Pro Ultimate Game: Opening Day!

Los Angeles Aviators Pro Ultimate Game: Opening Day!

Occidental College, Patterson Field, Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles Aviators, the city’s newest professional sports team, will be playing in the 24-team American Ultimate Disc League. Today, in their home opener,...

04/09/2017: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Big Fish

Big Fish

Westchester Playhouse, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. March 17-April 22. A heartfelt, magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that they tell, Big Fish has...

04/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Cupcakes + Coloring: An After School Treat

Cupcakes + Coloring: An After School Treat

Baby Bea’s Bakeshop, Beverly Hills, CA

2-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Feb. 28-May 31. Children are invited to Baby Bea's Bakeshop after school for cupcakes, coloring, storytime, and games! Think of it as...

04/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Family Jam: Choose Your Words

Family Jam: Choose Your Words

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

A picture can inspire a thousand words. In collaboration with the UCLA's student-run journal of the arts Westwinds, children can learn about types of poetry...

04/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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LACMA On-Site Monterey Park Workshop

LACMA On-Site Monterey Park Workshop

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library , Monterey Park, CA

In conjunction with its "Chinese Ceramics" exhibit, LACMA invites families to participate in a air dry clay pottery workshop at the library.  

04/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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HOORAY L.A.

Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater, Los Angeles, California

2:30 p.m. April 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29. In 1981, Bob Baker created this show, which was his "love letter to Los Angeles." A cavalcade of...

04/09/2017: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Big Sunday’s 4th Annual Vets’ Night & Dinner

Big Sunday’s 4th Annual Vets’ Night & Dinner

Big Sunday, Los Angeles, CA

Join Big Sunday in an evening that honors veterans. There will be games (including a Trivia Night) and live entertainment (such as The New Directions...

04/09/2017: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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South Pasadena Little League Challenger Division

South Pasadena Little League Challenger Division

Orange Grove Park, South Pasadena, CA

South Pasadena Little League's Challenger Division is always open for kids who have physical or mental challenges and want to play some baseball, make new...

04/09/2017: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Shops at Montebello

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello, Montebello, California

Today, guests can bring their furry family members to Center Court for photos with the Easter Bunny. Reserve your appointment now at www.theshopsatmontebello.eventbrite.com/

04/09/2017: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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