Events - Aug 3, 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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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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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,...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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!...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Fowler Story Time: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Fowler Story Time: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Fowler Museum at UCLA, L.A., California

Is there really a time and place for everything? Visit the Fowler for an interactive storytelling experience as we look, listen, and learn in our...

08/03/2018: 11:30 am - 12:30 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 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...

08/03/2018: 1:00 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...

08/03/2018: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Cry It Out

Cry It Out

Atwater Village Theatre, Atwater, CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Mon. 4 p.m. Sun. July 14-Aug. 19. The Echo Theater Company presents the West Coast premiere of this play that takes a...

08/03/2018: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Orlando Boom's Drum Circle

Orlando Boom's Drum Circle

We Rock the Spectrum, Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills , CA

Come join the popular and talented Orlando Boom on Fridays with his interactive drum circle. Babies, toddlers, and school-age children enjoy becoming part of the...

08/03/2018: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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San Fernando Valley Summer Drive-In Nights 

San Fernando Valley Summer Drive-In Nights 

Woodley Park, Van Nuys, CA

6:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4, 10-11. If you are a fan of films, the Valley, and SoCal car culture - or any one of these three...

08/03/2018: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Friday Night Music at the Farmers Market

Friday Night Music at the Farmers Market

The Farmers Market, L.A., CA

7-9 p.m. Fri. July 13-Aug. 31. The Farmers Market's West Patio rocks out every Friday evening as it presents free music that spans a wonderful...

08/03/2018: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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American Idol Live!

American Idol Live!

Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

This AI tour will feature this season’s talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael...

08/03/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Dockweiler Youth Center's Beach Movie Nights

Dockweiler Youth Center's Beach Movie Nights

Dockweiler Youth Center, Playa del Rey, CA

8 p.m.July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. The Department of Beaches and Harbors presents this summer series of free family-friendly films....

08/03/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical

Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical

Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica, CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. June 30-Aug. 4. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole...

08/03/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Othello

Othello

Kingsmen Park, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 p.m. July 20-22, 27-29, Aug. 3-5. Shakespeare's fabled tragedy features his memorable characters Iago, Desdemona, and Othello in a all-too modern tale fueled by...

08/03/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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