Events - Apr 8, 2018

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.

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: 11:00 am - 6:00 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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Tattoo: An Exhibition

Tattoo: An Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1) Nov. 19-April 15. Did you that the history of tattoos goes back some 5,000 years?...

11/19/2017 - 04/15/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown-Up World of Children’s Cars Exhibit

Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown-Up World of Children’s Cars Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 16-Oct. 31. Children have longed loved to pretend that they are driving fast cars. Sometimes, kids' toy cars are so cool...

12/16/2017 - 10/31/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Oxnard Whale Watching Season

Oxnard Whale Watching Season

Channel Island Harbor, Oxnard, CA

Whale watching season is back. A journey through the Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary provides visitors with the unique opportunity to experience...

12/26/2017 - 04/16/2018: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Rainforest Adventure Exhibit

Rainforest Adventure Exhibit

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Get lost in an exploration of the world's tropical rainforests. Guests can pretend to be research assistants - complete with costumes, binoculars,...

01/20/2018 - 09/09/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27-May 13. The first North American traveling exhibit for children inspired by Eric Carle's art, this play-and-learn experience takes visitors into...

01/27/2018 - 05/13/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Porsche Effect Exhibit

The Porsche Effect Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 3-Jan. 27, 2019. The Petersen Automotive Museum's new exhibit "The Porsche Effect" celebrates the worldwide impact of the car company's legendary...

02/03/2018 - 01/27/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Genghis Khan: The Exhibition

Genghis Khan: The Exhibition

Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16-Aug. 19. While Genghis Khan has an age-old reputation of a conqueror and a barbarian, he also was a law-maker, democratizer, and...

02/16/2018 - 08/19/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

California Adventure Park, Anaheim, CA

Times vary March 2-April 12. Families can go on a foodie adventure in California Adventure as the park will serve up a menu of celebrated...

03/02/2018 - 04/12/2018: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A.

Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A.

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9-Aug. 18 (closed July 4). How rare is it to see the mural L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective? This marks the...

03/09/2018 - 08/18/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Underwood Family Farms' Springtime Easter Festival

Underwood Family Farms' Springtime Easter Festival

Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark, CA

9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 24 through April 8. Whether you are exploring the Easter Story Labyrinth and the hay pyramid, watching Farmer Craig's Chicken Show and...

03/24/2018 - 04/08/2018: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Bubblefest

Bubblefest

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24-April 8. Bubblefest pops up at the Discovery Cube OC for the 22nd year. This bubble universe will feature bubble zone,...

03/24/2018 - 04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit

California Science Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24-Jan. 6. Celebrating the centennial of the discovery of King Tut's tomb, this immersive exhibition (presented by the Egyptian Ministry of...

03/24/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

Times vary March 26-April 8. Oh, boy, it's, boysenberry time again at Knott's Berry Farm. Now expanded to 24 days, this annual festival serves up...

03/26/2018 - 04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Tomatomania!

Tomatomania!

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California

9 a.m-3 p.m. April 6-8. Enjoy a big, plump juicy weekend of Tomatomania at Descanso Gardens. At this three-day tomato extravaganza, there will be tomato-based...

04/06/2018 - 04/08/2018: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Pandas in IMAX

Pandas in IMAX

California Science Center, L.A., CA

times vary April 6-Sept. 3. The filmmakers from the acclaimed IMAX documentaries Born to Be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar take audiences on an exciting and educational new...

04/06/2018 - 09/03/2018: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

A Noise Within, Pasadena, CA

2 p.m., 8 p.m. April 7-8. Lorraine Hansberry's landmark drama debuted on Broadway in 1959 starring Sidney Poitier, and it won the New York Drama Critics'...

04/07/2018 - 04/08/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House Walk for Kids

Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House Walk for Kids

Exposition Park, L.A., CA

This 5K (3.1 miles) Walk raises funds and promotes the services and programs provided by the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. Participants come together for a...

04/08/2018: 7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Day Out With Thomas Spring 2018

Day Out With Thomas Spring 2018

Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7-8, 14-15. All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends are once again chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum. The...

04/08/2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13-Sept. 3. Butterflies are taking flight again at NHMLA! Get up close to beautiful butterflies in its new Butterfly Pavilion. This...

04/08/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Barnsdall Arts and Crafts Fair

Barnsdall Arts and Crafts Fair

Barnsdall Park, Hollywood, CA

The Fair will showcase diverse work from local emerging talent, Arts Center students and faculty in a range of mediums from handcrafted jewelry and ceramics to handmade...

04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World Exhibit

Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World Exhibit

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., Sun., 10 a.m-9 p.m. March 27– Sept. 9. This exhibition is the first to provide a comprehensive examination of Egypt’s interactions...

04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Caterpillar Adoption Days

Caterpillar Adoption Days

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. March 17-April 29. Become a butterfly breeder by adopting a Painted Lady Caterpillar from the Busy Bee Learning Store. Take care...

04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China Exhibition

Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China Exhibition

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

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Jan. 23-May 27. This highly interactive exhibit presents the lives of four Chinese children in...

04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles Exhibit

How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles Exhibit

California African American Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Feb. 8-Aug. 26. The California African American Museum presents this exhibit which explores Los Angeles' religious history,...

04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Joy Theatre Kids Improv Comedy Class

Joy Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, LA County

Come on down to Joy Theatre and play some fun improve games. Learn awesome acting skills, make great friends, and hang out with the super...

04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 3:00 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 7-May 20. Hear ye, hear ye - all ye lords and ladies can travel back to 16th century England as...

04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

Times vary April 7-8 and April 14-15. SeaWorld offers a culinary treat for foodies at this festival, which features more than 50 food samples representing...

04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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The VOID and ILMxLAB's Hyper-Reality VR Experience

The VOID and ILMxLAB's Hyper-Reality VR Experience

Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered on an interactive...

04/08/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

Crestwood Hills Park, Los Angeles, CA

As children we believed in magic. We knew in our hearts there was something enchanted, hidden, beautiful and good. If you remember this, you too may have...

04/08/2018: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Pop-Up Program: Chrysalis Carriers

Pop-Up Program: Chrysalis Carriers

Kidspace Museum, Pasadena, CA

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. April 7-29. What are the best things to do for your living caterpillar so it will transform into a butterfly? Every...

04/08/2018: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Tokyo City Cup & Japan Family Day 2018

Tokyo City Cup & Japan Family Day 2018

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA

The annual "Japan Family Day" festival will present a selection of delicious Japanese food stands, cultural performances, and traditional game booths. This family-friendly event, which...

04/08/2018: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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826LA@Hammer: You Are a Superhero!

826LA@Hammer: You Are a Superhero!

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

You are a super-awesome-powerful human. Now, let’s discover why! Make the connection between the heroes you admire and your own stories and experiences in today's...

04/08/2018: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan Exhibit

City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan 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. March 25–July 15. This exhibit presents recent findings from Mexican national and...

04/08/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Curious George And The Golden Meatball

Curious George And The Golden Meatball

Morgan Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica, California

11 a.m. Sat.-Sun. March 31-April 15. It’s time to celebrate All-You-Can-Eat Meatball day! See what happens when that fun-loving little monkey Curious George "helps" his...

04/08/2018: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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It's a Ninja Party!

Miracle Mile Toy Hall, Los Angeles, California

Join Young Ninjas USA for this is a fun, non-contact introduction to martial arts that includes Ninja skills and challenges, and sports games. Ages 3-10.

04/08/2018: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Pan for Gold! at The Autry

Pan for Gold! at The Autry

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

Learn how to pan for gold, just like how the 49ers did during the California gold rush!

04/08/2018: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Spring Bloom Walks

Spring Bloom Walks

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California

11 a.m., 1 p.m. Sat.-Sun. March 3-April 29. Take a lovely stroll through the gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal...

04/08/2018: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Stories of Almost Everyone Exhibit

Stories of Almost Everyone Exhibit

Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Mon.) Jan. 28-May 6. This group exhibition spotlights the work of more than 40 international artists...

04/08/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor Exhibition

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor Exhibition

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Nov. 10-April 9 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This exhibit provides...

04/08/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Help Group's 8th Annual Resource Fair

The Help Group's 8th Annual Resource Fair

The Help Group Autism Center, Sherman Oaks, CA

The Help Group's Special Needs Resource Fair is an opportunity for parents and professionals to discover the wonderful resources that Los Angeles has to offer...

04/08/2018: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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40th Annual LA Spring Fair

40th Annual LA Spring Fair

La Prada Event Plaza, Whittier Narrows Recreational Area, South El Monte, CA

5-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. 5-1o p.m. Wed.-Thur. March 30-April 8. The largest Spring Festival in L.A. County features 12 acres filled...

04/08/2018: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Ana Serrano: Homegrown Exhibition

Ana Serrano: Homegrown Exhibition

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Jan. 21-June 3. Museum guests can explore an immersive “garden” containing Ana Serrano's art. The Mexican-American artist using bright-colored walls and lively...

04/08/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California Exhibition

Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California Exhibition

Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. March 3-Sept. 2. From Buck Rogers to Blade Runner and beyond! This other-worldly exhibit explore the unique history of science fiction in Southern...

04/08/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Love, Liza: The Exhibit

Love, Liza: The Exhibit

The Paley Center For Media, Beverly Hills, CA

Organized by Profiles in History, this exhibit showcases the legendary career of one the world’s greatest performers. Visitors can view memorabilia from Liza’s iconic parents,...

04/08/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Museum of Selfies

The Museum of Selfies

The Museum of Selfies, Glendale, CA

noon-8 p.m. Tues.-Thur., Sun.; noon-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.. April 1-May 31. This interactive pop-up museum explores the history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie, which actually...

04/08/2018: 12:00 pm - 8:00 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. Jan. 14-April 29. Annie Oakley is returning to the Santa Monica Playhouse! In this heart-warming rhythm and boos musical...

04/08/2018: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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12th Tribe x Chinese Laundry Festival Pre-Party Pop Up

12th Tribe Showroom, Los Angeles, CA

Join 12th Tribe and Chinese Laundry for the festival pre-party of the year! Enjoy beats from DJ Hoff, drinks, braid bar, henna and shopping at...

04/08/2018: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Making Art and Music with Masanga Marimba

Making Art and Music with Masanga Marimba

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood, CA

Families are invited to the Fowler for afternoon of art making and live music celebrating its Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition, "Axé Bahia." Find inspiration...

04/08/2018: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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MOCA's Sunday Studio

MOCA's Sunday Studio

MOCA Grand Avenue, L.A., CA

Families can explore the exhibition "Real Worlds," and view the world through the lens of three of the twentieth century’s most influential photographers: Brassaï, Diane Arbus, and Nan...

04/08/2018: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Target Free Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Target Free Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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

In honor of Earth Day, today's activities will concern how we can take care of our planet. Find out about composting as well as using...

04/08/2018: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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UCLA Meteorite Gallery

UCLA Meteorite Gallery

UCLA Meteorite Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The UCLA Collection of Meteorites is the largest collection on the West Coast, containing over 2500 samples from about 1500 different meteorites. About 100 of...

04/08/2018: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Areté Vocal Ensemble

Areté Vocal Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

The innovative professional ensemble of vocal artists concludes its ninth season with the second concert in a two-part tribute to the great American composer and...

04/08/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Disney's Beauty And The Beauty

Disney's Beauty And The Beauty

Haugh Performing Arts Center, Citrus College, Glendora, CA

2 p.m. April 7-8, 14-15. Citrus students and faculty invites you to be their guests as they stage their production of the beloved Disney musical....

04/08/2018: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Little Women

Little Women

Morgan-Wixson Theater, Santa Monica, CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 2 p.m Sun. March 17-April 14. Based on the cherished books by Louisa May Alcott, this musical follows the lives of the March...

04/08/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Nice Work If You Can Get It

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

8 p.m. April 6-7, 13, 19-20; 1 p.m. April 8, 22; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. April 14, 21; 1 p.m., 6 p.m. April 15. Musical...

04/08/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Sister Act

Sister Act

Westchester Playhouse, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. March 16-April 21. The Kentwood Players presents this spirited musical comedy that is based on the hit 1992 movie starring...

04/08/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Stories in the Afternoon: The Lonesome Puppy

Stories in the Afternoon: The Lonesome Puppy

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

2-3 p.m. April 8, 29. At this storytime of Yoshitomo Nara's book The Lonesome Puppy, kids will meet a puppy so big that no one...

04/08/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Union Station North Patio Music Series

Union Station North Patio Music Series

Union Station, L.A., CA

2-4 p.m. April 8, 15, 2-5:30 p.m. April 22. Metro Art Presents the North Patio series, three outdoor spring concerts in historic Union Station’s tranquil...

04/08/2018: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Zimmer Sunday Family Program: National Poetry Month Celebration

Zimmer Sunday Family Program: National Poetry Month Celebration

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A., CA

Say a few words to salute April as National Poetry Month. Poetry is a great way for youngsters to explore rhythm and rhymes, sounds and...

04/08/2018: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Ice

Ice

24th Street Theatre, L.A., CA

3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. April 7-June 10 (previews April 7-15). A bilingual, humorous, musical journey in search of what it means...

04/08/2018: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Long Beach Mom Prom

Long Beach Mom Prom

Bay Shore Church, Long Beach, CA

Why wait for Mother's Day to celebrate mom? Moms can enjoy a special evening out with their kids at this annual event hosted by Justin...

04/08/2018: 4:30 pm - 6:30 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

5 p.m. May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12. Debbie Allen and her talented pals return to the Wallis to give their monthly dance...

04/08/2018: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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