Events - Sep 2, 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 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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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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Extreme Mammals: Odd Features. Unusual Creatures Exhibition

Extreme Mammals: Odd Features. Unusual Creatures Exhibition

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 12-Sept. 10. In this exhibition, you can explore the 200-million-year history of mammals, and encounter some quite unusual, rare and strange...

05/12/2017 - 09/10/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

California Science Center, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20-Feb. 20. This exhibit examines human anatomy, physiology and health through real human plastinates. This new generation of plastinates show, on...

05/20/2017 - 02/20/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26-March 31. Hop on over to the Aquarium to see a wild array of frogs and their fellow amphibians. Interactive exhibits, educational...

05/26/2017 - 03/31/2018: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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California Adventure's “Summer of Heroes”

California Adventure's “Summer of Heroes”

California Adventure Park, Anaheim, CA

8 a.m.-9 p.m. May 17-Sept. 10. The epic, immersive “Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT!” ride is the big, new attraction at California Adventure, but there...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition

Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Sept. 10. This high-flying exhibit salutes Boeing's 100 years in the aerospace world. It features immersive simulations and interactive design challenge...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit

Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Sept. 10. Take a step back to prehistoric times at the Discovery Cube LA. In this immersive exhibit, you will walk...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Sept. 10. Young doctors-in-training can help out at the McStuffins Toy Hospital E.R., Pet Vet, and Nursery at this Discovery Cube...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Titanic: The Exhibition

Titanic: The Exhibition

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley , CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Jan. 7 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Reagan Library and Museum will premiere this exhibit that will display...

05/27/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. through July 31, 2018. One great ship is saluting another in this exhibit. On display at the Queen Mary is nearly 100...

06/01/2017 - 07/31/2018: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 1-June 3. The lowrider car is an icon symbol of both Chicano and Southern California culture. This exhibit examines the lowrider...

07/01/2017 - 06/03/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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E Hula Mau

E Hula Mau

Long Beach Terrace Theater, Long Beach, CA

3:30 p.m.-midnight Sept. 1, 8 a.m.-midnight Sept. 2-3. Celebrate your Labor Day weekend Hawaiian-style. This colorful celebration of Hawaiian culture is Southern California's only Hula...

09/01/2017 - 09/03/2017: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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LA Fleet Week

LA Fleet Week

LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, CA

This new Labor Day weekend celebration welcomes active military ships and personnel from the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard to Los Angeles for a week of community engagement with free public...

09/01/2017 - 09/04/2017: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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John Williams: Maestro Of The Movies

John Williams: Maestro Of The Movies

Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

8 p.m. Sept 1-2, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Composer John Williams is called a "maestro of the movies" and you will find out why when...

09/01/2017 - 09/03/2017: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Shakespeare: A Celebration Exhibit

Shakespeare: A Celebration Exhibit

Kwan Fong Art Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. June 9-Sept. 28. In collaboration with London's Bankside Gallery, the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture presents an exhibition celebrating...

09/02/2017: All Day

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CMA's Monthly Beach Cleanup

CMA's Monthly Beach Cleanup

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, California

Come out and help Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's educators keep their Coastal Park clean and eco-friendly. You can also assist in collecting and categorizing the various...

09/02/2017: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Kids Adventure Games

Kids Adventure Games

Big Bear Mountain, Big Bear, CA

1-5 p.m. Sept. 2, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4. Youngsters (ages 6-14) can participate in a grand adventure of outdoor games. Teams of two will...

09/02/2017 - 09/04/2017: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Saturday Restoration at Madrona Marsh

Saturday Restoration at Madrona Marsh

Madrona Marsh Preserve, San Pedro, CA

Volunteering with your kids is a great way to teach them to be good stewards of the planet as well as the importance of giving...

09/02/2017: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

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Living History Flying Day: AD-4 Skyraider

Living History Flying Day: AD-4 Skyraider

Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, CA

The Douglas AD-4 Skyraider is the focus of this month's Living History Flying Day. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians, and veterans will...

09/02/2017: 9:00 am - 12:00 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...

09/02/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Farmer Days

Farmer Days

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2-4. There might not be a lot of farmer-style manual labor at Kidspace's Labor Day weekend event, but there will be...

09/02/2017 - 09/04/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Long Beach Comic Con

Long Beach Comic Con

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3. This celebration of comic book and pop culture offers a treasure trove of events and...

09/02/2017 - 09/03/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Play! Exhibit

Play! Exhibit

The Autry National Center of the American West, L.A., California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 18-Jan. 7. The Autry's latest exhibit is all about "play." Featuring a fun selection of toys,...

09/02/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Author Appearance: Andrea Loney

Author Appearance: Andrea Loney

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Andrea Loney presents and signs her book, Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! Winner of the Lee & Low's New Voices Award, this...

09/02/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Rabbi Zoe Klein Reading, Signing & Challah Tasting

Rabbi Zoe Klein Reading, Signing & Challah Tasting

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Join Rabbi Zoe Klein for a reading, signing and challah tasting!  She’ll share her delightful new picture book, The Goblins of Knottingham: A History of Challah....

09/02/2017: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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A Universal History of Infamy Exhibit

A Universal History of Infamy Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Thur., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Aug. 20-Feb. 19. This exhibit's name references a Jorge Luis Borges short...

09/02/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage Exhibition

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage Exhibition

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.-Tues, Thur., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. July 31-Jan. 7. This exhibit showcases the lesser known side of Marc...

09/02/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Getty Villa's Roman Holidays

Getty Villa's Roman Holidays

Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 6-Sept 3. Take a trip to the past and visit a Roman Holidays celebration. Find out what ancient Rome looked...

09/02/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Home: So Different, So Appealing Exhibit

Home: So Different, So Appealing Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 11-Oct. 15. Explore the concept of "home" through the eyes,...

09/02/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films Exhibit

Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films Exhibit

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.–Sun. Aug. 20-Jan. 7. More than just advertisements for movies, these posters are captivating artworks in their own right. The exhibit showcases around...

09/02/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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L.A. County Fair

L.A. County Fair

Fairplex, Pomona, CA

noon-midnight Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-midnight Sept. 2-3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 4; noon-10 p.m. Wed., noon-11 p.m. Thur., noon-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-10...

09/02/2017: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner Exhibit

LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner Exhibit

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.–Sun. Aug. 20-Jan. 7. L.A. native Dave Lefner is one of the country's top artists in the time-consuming and relatively lost field of...

09/02/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Orbit Pavilion

Orbit Pavilion

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

noon-4:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. Oct. 29 through Feb. 27. In collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

09/02/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Paul Simon: Words & Music Exhibit

Paul Simon: Words & Music Exhibit

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. April 27-Sept. 10. (closed Mon. and holidays). Paul Simon has been one of America's preeminent pop songwriters since...

09/02/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Second City's "The Really Awesome Improv Show"

Second City's "The Really Awesome Improv Show"

The Second City Hollywood, Los Angeles , CA

Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, The Really Awesome Improv Show was voted “Best Kids’ comedy Show” by LA Magazine. It features improv games that...

09/02/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The Park at the Skirball

The Park at the Skirball

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 10-Sept. 3. Inspired by the wonderful "Paul Simon: Words & Music" exhibit, this temporary outdoor space offers...

09/02/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Annie Oakley and The Princess Café

Annie Oakley and The Princess Café

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

2 p.m. Sat., 12:30 p.m. Sun. July 15-Sept. 24. In this heart-warming rhythm and boos musical comedy melodrama, the legendary Annie Oakley comes back to...

09/02/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Ahmanson Theatre, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. Aug. 2-Sept. 10. The Tony Award-winning play, adapted by Simon Stephens from...

09/02/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

Odyssey Theatre , West L.A., CA

8 p.m. Aug. 18, 25-26; Sept. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, Oct. 6-7; 5 p.m. Aug. 20; 2 p.m. Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17,...

09/02/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Santa Monica Aquarium's Seahorse Exhibit

Santa Monica Aquarium's Seahorse Exhibit

Santa Monica Aquarium, Santa Monica, CA

2-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 12:30-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Seahorse fans should saddle up and ride over to the Santa Monica Aquarium because those unique little fish (yes,...

09/02/2017: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

LifeHouse Theatre, Riverside, CA

7:30 p.m. Fri., 2:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2:15 p.m. Aug. 26-Sept. 24. There's a new Phantom of the Opera in the house. The LifeHouse...

09/02/2017: 2:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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Checkmate! Chess at the Museum

Checkmate! Chess at the Museum

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-Sept. 16. On Saturday evenings, the Norton Simon Sculpture Garden will be populated with knights, kings, queens and bishops. That is because...

09/02/2017: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Frog Spot Music Series

The Frog Spot Music Series

The Frog Spot, L.A., CA

The Friends of the Los Angeles River’s outreach center The Frog Spot will present live music on Saturdays into September. There will also be a...

09/02/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Concert Under the Gun At The Battleship IOWA

Concert Under the Gun At The Battleship IOWA

Battleship IOWA, San Pedro, CA

Celebrate your Labor Day holiday with a bang. The Battleship IOWA is hosting a free music and comedy concert presented by the Annenberg Foundation. Wendy...

09/02/2017: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Old Zoo Stage, Griffith Park, L.A., CA

7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. July 29-Sept. 3. Two Gentlemen of Verona was the Independent Shakespeare Company's first free summer Shakespeare performance back in 2004. They say...

09/02/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Cinespia: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone

Cinespia: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone

Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA

Add a little magic to your Labor Day weekend by attending a screening of the movie that launched the Harry Potter film phenomena. The 2001...

09/02/2017: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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