Events - Aug 2, 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.

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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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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Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife & Descanso Exhibition

Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife & Descanso Exhibition

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21-Aug. 19. Descanso's new special exhibit focuses on the relationship between the wildlife and humans who both live in great L.A.,...

05/21/2018 - 08/19/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Dinosaurs Around The World Exhibit

Dinosaurs Around The World Exhibit

Discovery Cube LA, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26-Sept. 3. Dino lovers will be decamping to the Discovery Cube this summer to explore the new "Dinosaurs Around the World"...

05/26/2018 - 09/03/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Becoming Los Angeles Exhibition

Becoming Los Angeles Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1-Dec. 31 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25). Discover how Los Angeles became Los Angeles. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles...

06/01/2018 - 12/31/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Fairies vs. Trolls at the South Coast Botanic Garden

Fairies vs. Trolls at the South Coast Botanic Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15-Aug. 31. This summer you can team up with the magical creatures who inhabit the beautiful Botanic Gardens. Join Team Fairies...

06/15/2018 - 08/31/2018: 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Downtown Laguna, Laguna Beach, CA

noon-11:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. July 5-Sept. 1. This widely acclaimed juried fine arts show spotlights the work of 140 talented Southern California’s...

07/05/2018 - 09/01/2018: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Pageant Of The Masters

Pageant Of The Masters

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

8:30-10 p.m. July 7-Sept 1. One of the annual highlights of Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts, the Pageant of the Masters has been amazing audiences...

07/07/2018 - 09/01/2018: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Ventura County Fair

Ventura County Fair

Ventura Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 1-12. "A Country Fair with Ocean Air" is the Ventura County Fair's motto, and rightly so. For over 140 years, the...

08/01/2018 - 08/12/2018: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Far From the Tree

Far From the Tree

Laemmle Royal, Los Angeles, CA

FAR FROM THE TREE showcases parents and families who have children with autism, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities and others in powerful and inspiring ways. The film...

08/01/2018 - 08/02/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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Resilient Women: The Art of Daggi Wallace Exhibit

Resilient Women: The Art of Daggi Wallace Exhibit

Soiland Humanities Center, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. June 18-Aug. 9. This exhibition is a compilation of Dagii Wallace's most recent work including an exploration of water, a focus...

08/02/2018: 8:00 am - 8:00 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...

08/02/2018: 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...

08/02/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 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...

08/02/2018: 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,...

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

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Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 Exhibition

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 Exhibition

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues–Fri. Sun. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat. June 26-October 21. Fashion photography's primary function is as advertising, but it can also be great...

08/02/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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In Focus: Expressions Exhibition

In Focus: Expressions Exhibition

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues–Fri. Sun. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat. May 22-October 7.  The human face has long been a central elements of art - from...

08/02/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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The Autry's Imagined West Studios

The Autry's Imagined West Studios

The 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. This interactive installation is all about sparking children's imagination. Designed and built by artist Mac Maker, Imagined...

08/02/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 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...

08/02/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 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

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Learn how to pan for gold, just like how the 49ers did during the California gold rush!...

08/02/2018: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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The Autry's Drop-In Summer Fun

The Autry's Drop-In Summer Fun

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

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 19-Aug. 3. The Autry ups the fun levels during the summer. There will be scavenger hunts, dress-up photo booths, native plant...

08/02/2018: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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3D: Double Vision Exhibit

3D: Double Vision 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. July 15–March 31. You won't believe your eyes as you walk...

08/02/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Katherine Gray: As Clear as the Experience Exhibition

Katherine Gray: As Clear as the Experience Exhibition

Craft and Folk Art Museum, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 27-Sept. 9. The L.A.-based Katherine Gray makes art of glass. She is known for pairing her...

08/02/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 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...

08/02/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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OC Fair

OC Fair

OC Fair, Costa Mesa, CA

noon-midnight Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight. Sat.-Sun. (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) July 13–Aug. 12. The 128th OC Fair comes packed with goodness. Here are some of the...

08/02/2018: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Play Chalet Storytime

Play Chalet Storytime

Play Chalet, Granada Hills, CA

Come enjoy an interactive book reading, with songs, and storytelling through play! The storytime is free with paid open play entry.

08/02/2018: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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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...

08/02/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly Exhibit

Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly Exhibit

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. June 1-Oct. 29. This exhibition showcases how the modernist painter Ellsworth Kelly...

08/02/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths Exhibition

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths Exhibition

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood, CA

noon-8 p.m. Wed., noon-5 p.m. Thur.-Sun. June 2-Dec. 30. Organized by the Fowler, this exhibit holds over 225 works of art, including all sorts of...

08/02/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 1-Sept. 1. Explore the amazingly creative mind of Jim Henson in this comprehensive exhibit that features his...

08/02/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Mutt House: The Musical

Mutt House: The Musical

Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. July 15-Aug. 5. A furry tale of fun for animal lovers of...

08/02/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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School of Rock

School of Rock

Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

7:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. July 24-Aug. 5. 
School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick that...

08/02/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary Screening

Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary Screening

The Wiltern, L.A., CA

Picture yourself in a seat at the Wiltern. An art deco theater with a big movie screen. Like everyone else there, you are waiting to...

08/02/2018: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Zimmer's Cultural Club

Zimmer's Cultural Club

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A., CA

3-4 p.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23. 30. This month's Cultural Club covers an interesting array of topics. On Aug. 2, kids will learn about...

08/02/2018: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Sizzling Summer Nights

Sizzling Summer Nights

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

For seven Thursdays, starting July 5, you can dance the night away with L.A.’s best salsa and Latin fusion bands at the Autry’s popular summer...

08/02/2018: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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BOLD Summer Kickoff on Rodeo Drive

BOLD Summer Kickoff on Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

Rodeo Drive will kick off its second annual BOLD Summer with a night filled with live music, fireworks, delicious food and more. Step into a...

08/02/2018: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Hip Hop Harry at Bassett Park

Hip Hop Harry at Bassett Park

Bassett Park, La Puente, CA

Children’s TV icon Hip Hop Harry is touring L.A. area parks in partnership with the County of Los Angeles’ Parks After Dark program. Hip Hop Harry...

08/02/2018: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Redondo Beach's Summer of Music

Redondo Beach's Summer of Music

Redondo Beach Pier, Redondo Beach, CA

6-8 p.m. Thurs., Sat. July 5-Aug. 30. Head out on the pier on Thursday and Saturday nights, and move to the rhythms of the water...

08/02/2018: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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CSUN’s Summer Movie Fest

CSUN’s Summer Movie Fest

Oviatt Library Lawn, CSUN, Northridge,

7 p.m. Thur. June 7-Aug. 23. CSUN brightens up your Thursday nights this summer by showing free movies on the Oviatt Library Lawn. The screenings,...

08/02/2018: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Collection at RiverPark announces rocking summer concert series lineup

The Collection at RiverPark announces rocking summer concert series lineup

The Collection at RiverPark, Oxnard, California

The Collection at RiverPark invites the community to grab their picnic chairs and blankets, kick back, relax and delight in a free consecutive nine-week concert...

08/02/2018: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Garfield Park, South Pasadena, CA

In this merry romantic farce, the blustery Sir John Falstaff attempts to woo two women, in order to resolve his money woes. Naturally, things don't...

08/02/2018: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream

Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, CA

8 p.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23. Los Angeles' most magical outdoor theater setting will be transformed by an enchanting set design, and nature itself,...

08/02/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Skirball Sunset Concerts

The Skirball Sunset Concerts

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA

The Skirball's 22nd edition of their Thursday night sunset concert series might be their most musical diverse and adventurous one yet. The lineup ranges from...

08/02/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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