Events - May 18, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pixar Fest

Pixar Fest

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Hours vary, April 13-Sept. 3. Disneyland and California Adventure will be pixilated by all this things Pixar this spring and summer. Disneyland presents a new...

04/13/2018 - 09/03/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Wild For The Planet at the Los Angeles Zoo

Wild For The Planet at the Los Angeles Zoo

L.A. Zoo, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21-May 18. From Earth Day Weekend to just before Endangered Species Day, the Zoo spotlights the importance of protecting the environment...

04/21/2018 - 05/18/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Avengers: Infinity War At The El Capitan

Avengers: Infinity War At The El Capitan

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

times vary April 26-May 20. A decade in the making, this massive action adventure movie encompasses the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. The PG-13 film, directed...

04/26/2018 - 05/20/2018: 9:30 am - 11:50 pm

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour's Justice League Exhibit

Warner Bros. Studio Tour's Justice League Exhibit

Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, CA

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood just got a little more super. That is because of its new exhibit that is all...

05/05/2018 - 12/29/2018: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Circus Vargas

Circus Vargas

Westfield Promenade , Woodland Hills, CA

7:30 p.m. May 10; 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. May 11, 18; 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. May 12, 19; noon, 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m....

05/10/2018 - 05/21/2018: 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Candytopia

Candytopia

Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA

10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun. through July 4. This immersive candy-themed art exhibit is something like Wonkaland come to life. The two-level,...

05/15/2018 - 07/04/2018: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Spartan U.S. National Series Race

Spartan U.S. National Series Race

Snow Summit Ski Resort, Big Bear Lake, CA

4-6 p.m. May 18, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19-20. This National Championship event features elite competition, open races, kids races, and spectator activities. Friday evening...

05/18/2018: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Advance LA Conference: Thriving Through Transitions

Advance LA Conference: Thriving Through Transitions

American Jewish University, L.A., CA

The Help Group’s 2018 Advance LA Conference, "Thriving Through Transitions: Finding Strengths in Differences," will present 20 internationally prominent experts whose research and practice support...

05/18/2018: 8:00 am - 4:45 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...

05/18/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 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...

05/18/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 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...

05/18/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Friday Fun

Friday Fun

Madrona Marsh Preserve, Torrance, CA

This hands-on program for preschoolers (ages 3-6), and their parents or guardians, incorporates story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the the week's selected...

05/18/2018: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments Exhibition

GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments Exhibition

Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. May 3-Sept. 16. Fans of futbol (aka soccer) will get a kick out of this exhibit that presents an all-star lineup...

05/18/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 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,...

05/18/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

05/18/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Bob Baker's The Circus

Bob Baker's The Circus

Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m. Fri., 2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 4-June 10. Unearthed from its archives, Bob Baker brings you the "greatest puppet show on earth!" It premiered...

05/18/2018: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Amos & Boris

Amos & Boris

Argyros Stage, South Coast Rep., Costa Mesa, CA

7 p.m. May 18, 4:30 p.m. May 19, 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. May 20, 7 p.m. May 25 (previews); 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m....

05/18/2018: 11:00 am - 9:00 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...

05/18/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

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. April 15-July 29. As its title suggests, this exhibit is made up almost...

05/18/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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LOUD Fest 2018

LOUD Fest 2018

Echo / Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA

Things will be "loud" at the Echo/Echoplex today. The LOUD program, a non-profit that provides high quality instruments and world-class music and film education to low-income students...

05/18/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library Exhibit

Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library Exhibit

Annenberg Space For Photography, Century City, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. April 21-Sept. 9. Culled from a collection of over 14 million pictures in the Library of Congress, the nearly 500 images...

05/18/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Story Time at the Fowler Museum

Story Time at the Fowler Museum

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood, CA

Which animal can create a new world between the sea and sky? Enjoy an interactive storytelling experience in the Fowler exhibition "Intersections: World Arts, Local...

05/18/2018: 11:30 am - 12:15 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...

05/18/2018: 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...

05/18/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Santa Monica: A Look Back to 1902 from Today Exhibition

Santa Monica: A Look Back to 1902 from Today Exhibition

Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica, CA

noon-8 p.m. Tues., Thur., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., Fri., Sat. May 18-July 21. What did Santa Monica look like in 1902? As a child, local...

05/18/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Crown: Imaging a Royal World Exhibition

The Crown: Imaging a Royal World Exhibition

The Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. May 12-July 29. The free multimedia exhibit showcases costumes, photography, art pieces and other items from season 2 of the Netflix period...

05/18/2018: 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...

05/18/2018: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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School of Rock

School of Rock

Hollywood Pantages, Hollywood, CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. May 3-27. Get ready to rock at the Pantages! The popular adaptation...

05/18/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical

Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical

Casa 0101 Theater, Boyle Hts., CA

8 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. May 11-June 10. CASA 0101 Theater and TNH (Teatro Nuevos Horizontes) Productions’ critically acclaimed...

05/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Play Chalet Scarf Play

Play Chalet Scarf Play

Play Chalet, Granada Hills, CA

Swish. Twist. Float. Twirl. Bounce & Wave - this is a great multi-sensory play experience that children will love.  Scarf play also will help improve...

05/18/2018: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Fun On Friday

Fun On Friday

Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Rancho Palos Verdes , CA

5-9 p.m. May 18, June 15, July 20. This program for children with disabilities and their siblings offers a fun evening that features games, movie...

05/18/2018: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Panorama Kids Club

Panorama Kids Club

Panorama Mall, Panorama City, CA

5:30-6:30 p.m. May 4, 18. Reptacular brings some adorable furry animals to the mall on May 4 for kids to meet. Arty Loon performs his...

05/18/2018: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Explore the Wonders of Space with Luciana

Explore the Wonders of Space with Luciana

American Girl Place, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Girls can have a blast studying space and the science behind it—just like Luciana! First, enjoy a delicious meal together in the Café. Afterward, an...

05/18/2018: 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

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Tot Shabbat

Congregation Tikvat Jacob, Manhattan Beach, California

Tot Shabbat is a special Shabbat service designed for children ages 2-6. It includes songs, stories, music, and the traditional Jewish blessings geared to families...

05/18/2018: 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

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Movie Under The Guns

Movie Under The Guns

U.S.S Iowa, Pacific Battleship Museum, San Pedro, CA

The Battleship IOWA will screen a free movie at dusk on the fantail of the historic ship. Seating is first come, first serve; no more...

05/18/2018: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Western Hoedown at Runway Playa Vista

Western Hoedown at Runway Playa Vista

Runway Playa Vista, West L.A., CA

Saddle up and Giddy Up on over to Runway. It’s a good, old fashioned hootenanny with line dancing, a mechanical bull, and live music from...

05/18/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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LIVE from 2245

LIVE from 2245

LA Dance Studio, Los Angeles, California

“LIVE from 2245” features two rotating programs that highlight the company’s ongoing mission to promote the work of emerging and established choreographers, and to introduce...

05/18/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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