Upcoming events and things to do in L.A. with kids

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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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Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School Exhibition

Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School Exhibition

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29-June 30. A combination of the cool and crazy, this eclectic exhibition highlights the work of more than 50 artists from...

09/29/2018 - 06/30/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Pompeii The Exhibition

Pompeii The Exhibition

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-April 21 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This exhibit offers a phenomenal look at one of the history's legendary...

10/06/2018 - 04/21/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Origami in the Garden

Origami in the Garden

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20-April 14 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is home to 16 large-scale metal...

10/20/2018 - 04/14/2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lost at Sea: The Explorations of Dr. Robert Ballard Exhibition

Lost at Sea: The Explorations of Dr. Robert Ballard Exhibition

Battleship IOWA, San Pedro, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 30-Dec. 31, 2019 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) Dive into the fascinating world of sea wreck explorations at the Battleship IOWA. This...

10/30/2018 - 12/31/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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ICE At Santa Monica

ICE At Santa Monica

ICE At Santa Monica Rink, Santa Monica, CA

2-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 2 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Nov. 3-Jan. 21. Chill out by the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica's...

11/03/2018 - 01/21/2019: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders Exhibition

Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders Exhibition

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 30, 2019. In this exhibit, the Petersen Automotive Museum explores the stories of the region’s racing cars, builders and tracks....

11/10/2018 - 11/30/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time Exhibit

Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time Exhibit

Beverly Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Nov. 2-Jan. 20. This one-of-a-kind exhibit takes an in-depth and illuminating look at the...

12/06/2018 - 01/20/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection Exhibit

Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection Exhibit

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7-May 12. Designer Paula Crevoshay melds nature, art, and science in unique ways with her jewelry. Featuring jewelry made of gold,...

12/07/2018 - 05/12/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Big Bear Snow Play

Big Bear Snow Play

Big Bear Snow Play, Big Bear, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 23-April 14. Big Bear's Snow Play features with three full-length snow-tubing runs. To ensure...

12/07/2018 - 04/14/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Incredible Predators 3D Movie at NHM

Incredible Predators 3D Movie at NHM

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

times vary Dec. 15-June 30 (closed Jan. 1). This film, the latest one to screen in the museum's 3D theater, takes an intimate look at...

12/15/2018 - 06/30/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Mammoths and Mastodons at the La Brea Tar Pits

Mammoths and Mastodons at the La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, L.A.,

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 21-Sept. 8. For years, the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits and Museum has been excavating and displaying incredible mammoths and mastodons;...

12/21/2018 - 09/08/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Whale Watching Season in Oxnard

Whale Watching Season in Oxnard

Channel Island Harbor, Oxnard, CA

1-5 p.m. Dec. 26-April 15. Oxnard's Whale Watching Season begins December 26 and lasts into mid April, with Island Packers and Channel Islands Sportfishing Center...

12/26/2018 - 04/15/2019: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Incredible Journey and The Lost Secrets of South Coast Botanic Garden

Incredible Journey and The Lost Secrets of South Coast Botanic Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Penisula, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 31. Use your trusty compass and a tattered map to search the Garden for hidden treasures, along with treasures hidden...

01/09/2019 - 03/31/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Imagination Dwells Here Exhibition

Imagination Dwells Here Exhibition

Southern California Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Thur., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues., Fri.-Sat., 12:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 12-May 31. Imagination, as well as the Bob Baker Marionettes, will be...

01/12/2019 - 05/31/2019: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Wallis Annenberg PetSpace's Special Programming

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace's Special Programming

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, Playa Vista, CA

To help support students affected by the Los Angeles Unified School District strike, the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is expanding its daily free programming offerings through...

01/16/2019 - 01/20/2019: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Circus Vargas presents “The Greatest of Ease"

Circus Vargas presents “The Greatest of Ease"

Burbank Big Top, Burbank, CA

7 pm Jan. 16-17, 24, 31; 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1; 1 pm, 4 pm, 7:30 pm Jan. 19, 26, Feb....

01/16/2019 - 01/21/2019: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Valley Kids Consignment Huge Kids Sale

Valley Kids Consignment Huge Kids Sale

Valley Kids Consignment, Northridge, CA

At this popular community event, families join together and sell their lightly used items at discounted prices. All items are priced by parents and they range...

01/18/2019: All Day

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Friday Fun

Friday Fun

Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, Torrance, California

This class involves a story time, a craft and some science followed by a tour of the Preserve. Pre-registration is required as the class is limited...

01/18/2019: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration

Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration

Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA

hours vary Jan. 18-Feb. 18. Join Disneyland in its biggest ever celebration of that beloved duo, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Starting Jan. 18,  “Mickey’s...

01/18/2019 - 02/18/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Muzeo Express 2018: Holiday Model Trains Exhibit

Muzeo Express 2018: Holiday Model Trains Exhibit

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Nov. 17-Jan. 20. Experience some big holiday fun at the museum's annual holiday exhibit featuring model trains, miniature scenes and hands-on...

01/18/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Roybal: A Multi-Racial Catalyst for Democracy Exhibition

Roybal: A Multi-Racial Catalyst for Democracy Exhibition

Jean Deleage Arts Gallery, CASA 0101 Theater, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. through Feb. 3. This exhibit celebrates the life, work, and legacy of Edward Ross Roybal, the first Mexican-American to be elected to...

01/18/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Exhibition

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Exhibition

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., Sun.; 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat. Nov. 16-Feb. 10. Photography Sally Mann focuses on people, things, and place, particularly the American South...

01/18/2019: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife Exhibition

Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife Exhibition

Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Sun. Oct. 31-March 18. It seems fitting that an exhibit about the Underworld would open on Halloween. This Getty Villa exhibition...

01/18/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment Exhibition

Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment Exhibition

Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA

1o a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-Sun. Dec. 11-April 7. Featuring nearly 100 photographs, this National Geographic-organized exhibit spotlights the work of 11 award-winning female photojournalists. It pays...

01/18/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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