Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.
August 26: Enjoy summer games, activities and food. End the night with a movie in the park and fresh popcorn.
Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.
March 19 – September 4: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has re-designed and re-built its popular outdoor Butterfly Pavilion exhibit.
August 26: Look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.
June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.
Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.
Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.
Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.
July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.
Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.
Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.
August 26: Grab your swimsuit, floatie and family and come on down to the pool for a screening of “Moana”.
Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.
Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.
June 10 and 24, July 29 and August 26: Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere.
May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.
August 26-27: Watch various riding cometitions, including saddle bronc, bareback, bull, plus steer wrestling, tie-down roping and team roping.
Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!
Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.
June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.
July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.
Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).
August 5-26: Do you have a difficult time getting your child to try new foods or eat healthy food? Then this class is perfect for you and your child!
July 7-8, July 22, August 11-12, 26, and September 8-9: Come discover first-hand that this freshwater wetland is a magical place at dusk.
Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.
June 24, July 29 and August 26: First, join a wonderful fairy show and then attend the Fairy Birthday Party! A treasure hunt, story circle time with the fairy princess, dancing, games, fairy unicorn card readings, fairy face painting, snacks, frolic and lots of fun.
August 25 – September 16 Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”
Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.
Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.
Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.
Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.
August 26: This annual festival brings together youth musicians, professional artists, community based organizations, food vendors, businesses and Angelinos of all kinds.
Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.
August 26-28: Meet some of your favorite characters as they help Pretend City celebrate their 8th Birthday. Enjoy a slice of birthday cake, make a birthday hat, get your face painted and pose for a photo with your favorite super hero or princess.
Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.
Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.
April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.
March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.
August 26: AMOCA offers free admission and hands-on clay experience for families to spend quality time together!
August 26: Bring out your family to watch two Gene Autry films which will be screened in the Autry’s Imagination Gallery Western Legacy Theater.
Select Saturdays, July 8 – September 9: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, family and friends for a free performance at LA’s historic Levitt Pavilion.
August 26: Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences and their families to inspire creativity, imagination and fun.
Thursday and Saturday, July 1 – August 31: Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.
Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.
Second and fourth Saturdays: Kids Club Art workshops are free and suitable for all children ages 3 and older.
Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.
Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.
August 26-27: Ever wonder what it’s like to spend the night at a Museum? Grab your family and friends and get ready to have a night to remember.
Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations
July 15 – September 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a heart-warming rhythm and boos comedy melodrama.
August 26: The skies over Big Bear Lake will be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage planes, helicopters and skydivers.
May 19-21, June 16-18 and August 25-27: OC Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages.
Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.
July 15 – August 26: Watch classic summer movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebrity graveyard hosts its grassy lawn to movie-goers.
May 20, June 3, July 15, August 5 and 26, September 2, 3 and 30, October 21 : Beach Front Cinema is the perfect summer activity for the whole family. Watch top box office rated movies on the beautiful sandy beaches, under the stars.
August 19-27: Join various events and activites to celebrate Nisei Week Japanese Festival. Events include festivals at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, a parade at Grand Park and more.
August 26: 236th Anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles with Los Pobladores historic re-enactments, a civic ceremony, artisan demonstrations, exhibits, food, entertainment and plenty of birthday cake!
August 25-27: Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park” features carnival rides and games, live performances, over 100 booths featuring artisan wares, vendors and local groups, a petting zoo and pony rides, food trucks and more.
Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.
Saturdays: Cooking 101 is the place where “what if” collides with “look at this” to create “delicious!” Cooks of all ages and levels, can expand their palate and knowledge.
Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.
Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.
Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.
August 26-27: Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free and witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of this timeless toy at Brick Fest Live.
Through October: Free family-friendly concerts will be held in parks, outdoor amphitheatres, community centers, libraries and museums throughout LA County featuring a variety of artists.
August 4-26: The global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years comes to Buena Park! Join a 1970 rock opera with music by Andre Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.
July 15 and 29 and August 12 and 26: Kids (5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.
Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!
Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.
May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.
Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.
First Saturdays: Register on their website to reserve a spot in one of their classes, such as Lego Engineering, Robotics Lab, Game Design, Minecraft Studio, Coding in Python, and 3D Animation.
May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!
August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.
Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.
May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.
June 24, July 22 and August 26: The Brain Hub is a learning center where they feed and exercise the brain. Kids (grades K-5), join The Brain Hub for their monthly Storytime and Snacks, which encourages reading for fun, boosts listening skills, and fosters imagination and creativity.
June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.
Saturdays: Join the library and enjoy books read aloud by enthusiastic readers.
July 15 – August 27: Get ready to experience Big Air in a whole new way with the Summer Games!
August 26-27: Lego lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live Lego Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain.
Fourth Saturdays: Little Wizards is a light, fun role-playing game (RPG) where kids (5-13) create a character and go on exciting adventures, discover new things and learn about the magical world of Coinworld.
August 26: Join us as we present one of our award-winning shows — a fun and gentle musical quest through the forest for the Fairy Royalty.
Through September 3: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.
August 26: This garden class will provide your budding botanist with hands-on experiences designed to cultivate their relationship with plants and nature designed for children ages 30-42 months.
August 26: Drop by the PMCA table during the Playhouse District Association’s Intersection festival, a free, end-of-summer street party.
August 11-26: Join the Civic Theatre Under the Stars in their latest production, Jesus Christ Superstar.