Events - Dec 10, 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.

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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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. 13. Celebrating the centennial of the discovery of King Tut's tomb, this immersive exhibition (presented by the Egyptian Ministry of...

03/24/2018 - 01/13/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 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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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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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19-Jan. 6. NHMLA presents this showcase of the 53rd year’s finalists and category winners. The exhibition features 99 stunning images from...

08/19/2018 - 01/06/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Childhood Left at the Station Exhibit

Childhood Left at the Station Exhibit

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thur., Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri. Aug. 26-Dec. 31 (closed Sept. 10, 19, Nov. 22, Dec. 25). In honor of the 80th anniversary...

08/26/2018 - 12/31/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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La Reina de Los Ángeles Exhibition

La Reina de Los Ángeles Exhibition

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17-Jan. 13 (closed 12/25). The Los Angeles River has been played a pivotal role in the story of our city, although...

09/17/2018 - 01/13/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lion Guard Exhibit

Lion Guard Exhibit

Discovery Cube OC, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22-Jan. 13. The first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s hit series, “The Lion Guard” takes young fans and their families...

09/22/2018 - 01/13/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Annex Food Hall and First 5 Ventura County Kids Club

The Annex Food Hall and First 5 Ventura County Kids Club

The Collection at Riverpark, Oxnard, CA

The Annex Food Hall offers a morning of storytime and crafts in partnership with First 5 Ventura County and the Oxnard Public Library. First 5...

09/26/2018 - 12/26/2018: 10:30 am - 12:30 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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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Hours vary, Nov. 9-Jan. 6. "The Happiest Place on Earth" will be jolly with holiday merriment at Disneyland and California Adventure - both will be...

11/09/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Del Amo Fashion Center's Santa Photo Experience

Del Amo Fashion Center's Santa Photo Experience

Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance, CA

Come out to get your holiday photo taken professionally at the Del Amo Fashion Center. To learn more about the hours of operation and to...

11/09/2018 - 12/24/2018: 11:00 am - 7:30 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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Reagan Library's Christmas Tree Exhibit

Reagan Library's Christmas Tree Exhibit

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-Jan. 7 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This annual holiday exhibit displays 25 specially decorated trees that reflect the...

11/10/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Los Cerritos Center's Santa HQ

Los Cerritos Center's Santa HQ

Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA

Various times Nov. 10-Dec. 24 (closed Thanksgiving). Stop by Santa's headquarters and get your picture taken with Mr. Claus. Kids also can go through Elf...

11/10/2018 - 12/24/2018: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

L.A. Live, L.A., CA

5-7 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight Nov. 10-Jan. 7. The public can skate on this outdoor rink that will situated just a puck's throw from...

11/10/2018 - 01/07/2019: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

Pershing Square, L.A., CA

11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 15-Dec. 15. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 16-31. For...

11/15/2018 - 12/15/2018: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Alexa Meade Interactive Holiday Pop-ups

Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California

5-8 p.m. Nov. 15-Dec. 23. Artist Alexa Meade plans to create three interactive holiday themed art pop-ups to welcome the holiday spirit to Beverly Hills....

11/15/2018 - 12/23/2018: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Knott's Merry Farm

Knott's Merry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

Times vary. Nov. 16-Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 25). The Berry Farm will be even merrier this holiday season as Knott's largest ever Christmas display, with...

11/16/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Santa Photo Experience

Santa Photo Experience

The Shops At Montebello, Montebello, CA

From Nov. 16-Dec. 24, Santa will be at The Shops at Montebello! Come out to get your holiday photo taken professionally. To learn more about...

11/16/2018 - 12/24/2018: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

The Pike Outlets, Long Beach, CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 16-Dec. 17; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 16-Jan. 6. The Pike Outlets in Long...

11/16/2018 - 01/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo Lights

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

6-10 p.m. Nov. 16-Dec. 23 (closed Nov. 22). Explore a disco ball forest, watch animal constellations come to life among the glowing "Northern Lights," and...

11/16/2018 - 12/23/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Letters to Santa at the Annex Food Hall

The Collection at Riverpark, Oxnard, CA

Youngsters can sign, seal, and deliver their Letters to Santa at The Collection’s Santa Express Mail Box located inside The Annex Food Hall. Children may...

11/17/2018 - 12/24/2018: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA

Times vary, Nov. 17-Jan. 6. Yuletide spirits will be inhabiting Hogmeade during the holiday season. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will don its festive...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

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

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16-Jan. 6 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25). Join the animals at the L.A. Zoo this holiday season in welcoming their special...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Santa Photos at Santa Monica Place

Santa Photos at Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica , CA

noon-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Nov. 17-Dec. 8; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.-Thur.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Dec. 9-Dec. 24...

11/17/2018 - 12/24/2018: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

Times vary. Nov. 17 through Jan. 6. A visit to SeaWorld during the holidays means a chance to go to Santa's Christmas Village and Rudolph’s...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Topanga

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Topanga

Westfield Topanga, Canoga Park, CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 17-Dec. 14; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 15-Jan. 6. Outdoor ice skating returns to...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

5-10 p.m. Nov. 18-Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 25). Descanso Gardens invites you to become "enchanted" all over again. This uniquely illuminating installation presents a one-mile...

11/18/2018 - 01/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Science Of Gingerbread

Science Of Gingerbread

Discovery Cube L.A., Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23-Jan.6 (closed Dec. 25). Treat yourself to a trip to see South Cal’s largest Gingerbread Competition and Display at the Cube,...

11/23/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Plaza West Covina's Photos With Santa

Plaza West Covina's Photos With Santa

Plaza West Covina, West Covina, CA

Noon-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Nov. 23–Dec. 9; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Dec. 10-16; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Dec. 17-23. 9...

11/23/2018 - 12/24/2018: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Queen Mary Christmas

Queen Mary Christmas

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

2-8 p.m. Nov. 23-30, Dec. 3-7, 10-14, 17-20; noon-9 p.m.; Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 21-30, Jan. 1-6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 31. The Queen Mary...

11/23/2018 - 01/06/2019: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Holiday Train Rides In Griffith Park

Holiday Train Rides In Griffith Park

Griffith Park and Southern Railroad, L.A., CA

5-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 23-Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25). Families can have a memorable rail adventure on the Holiday Train Ride. Tens...

11/23/2018 - 12/23/2018: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Aquarium Holidays

Aquarium Holidays

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-23. During the holiday season the Aquarium of the Pacific will present a number of special seasonal attractions. Both the Aquarium...

12/01/2018 - 12/23/2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Irvine Park Railroad’s Christmas Train

Irvine Park Railroad’s Christmas Train

Irvine Park Railroad, Irvine Regional Park, Orange, CA

4-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 1-23. Families can take a quick jaunt in Irvine Regional Park to the North Pole, where they...

12/01/2018 - 12/23/2018: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Marina Lights

Marina Lights

Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, CA

4-10 p.m. Dec. 1-31. The holiday lights won't just be on the boats in the Marina, but they will also be up in Marina del...

12/01/2018 - 12/31/2018: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Grand Park’s Winter Glow

Grand Park’s Winter Glow

Grand Park, L.A., CA

6-10 p.m. Dec. 1-25. Grand Park will have a new look during December's nights. The first-ever Winter Glow is an immersive art experience for the...

12/01/2018 - 12/25/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Great American Christmas: Holiday Lights at the Reagan Library

The Great American Christmas: Holiday Lights at the Reagan Library

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA

6-10 p.m. Dec. 2-23, Dec. 26-Jan. 6 (closed Jan. 1). At this brand-new, night-time holiday attraction, you can take a stroll (approximately 60-90 minutes long)...

12/02/2018 - 12/23/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 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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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...

12/10/2018: All Day

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Pyrometric: Earth and Ash in the Anthropocene Exhibition

Pyrometric: Earth and Ash in the Anthropocene Exhibition

Kwan Fong Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Oct. 19-Jan. 10. This exhibit investigates fire and wildfires through the lenses of art and ecology, highlighting human contributions to recurring...

12/10/2018: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Holidays at Legoland

Holidays at Legoland

Legoland, Carlsbad, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Thur.-Fri., Sun.; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. Dec. 1-17. Where else can you get a photo with LEGO Santa and his LEGO...

12/10/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

12/10/2018: 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...

12/10/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 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...

12/10/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

12/10/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art Exhibit

One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art Exhibit

MOCA Grand Ave., L.A., CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thur., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 14-March 11. "Termite Art" was a term conceived by American...

12/10/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Outliers and American Vanguard Art Exhibit

Outliers and American Vanguard Art 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. Nov. 18-March 17. This exhibition, which is making its West Coast debut...

12/10/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rauschenberg: In and About L.A. Exhibit

Rauschenberg: In and About L.A. Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tues, Thur., 11 a.m. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Aug. 11-Feb. 10. Robert Rauschenberg was one of the leading...

12/10/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido Exhibit

Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido 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. Dec. 7-May 27 (closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1). In this exhibit, visitors can...

12/10/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Orbit Pavilion

Orbit Pavilion

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

noon-4:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. through Sept. 2, 2019. In collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and...

12/10/2018: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Barks and Books

Barks and Books

South Pasadena Library Children’s Room, South Pasadena, CA

Children (ages 5-10) are invited to visit the library to read animal-related short stories of their choice to dogs from the Pasadena Humane Society Companion...

12/10/2018: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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