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2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.,West LA,Ca

Free Day: Skirball

when: Mar 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd., West LA, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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The Skirball is completely free for all visitors every Thursday!  What’s the catch?  No catch, but definitely a tip: advance tickets are highly recommended well in advance for all visitors who plan on visiting Noah’s Ark.  To ensure a safe and pleasant visitor experience, all Noah’s Ark ticketholders are assigned an entry time, permitting up to two hours in the Noah’s galleries. These tickets are quite popular, so if you’d like to visit Noah’s Ark, check in on Monday, as soon as Thursday reservations become available.  (All other galleries and exhibits are free every Thursday, and those don’t require advance reservations.)

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Saturday, April 19


Dodgers vs the D-backs

when: Apr 19 at 5:10 p.m.

where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $20-$130

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Our Los Angeles Dodgers are taking on the Diamondbacks today, and the giveaway is a… read more

See a Comet Formed Before Your Eyes

when: Apr 19 at Various times

where: Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Every year the Griffith Observatory breaks out this special program for school holidays, and now… read more

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling

when: Apr 18, 2014 - Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $13-$18

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling brings fun activities and entertainment for all L.A. Zoo visitors! Entertainment… read more
See the Miracle of Butterfly MetamorphosisClaremont, CA—The Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. The pavilion is open daily May 11 through July 28, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.The Butterfly Pavilion focuses on the relationship between localbutterflies and native plant California habitats. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is a privately-funded nonprofit organization dedicated to California native plants.Pavilion admission is $2 per person (plus Garden admission ormembership). Garden admission is free for RSABG members; $8 adults, $6seniors and students and $4 children age 3 - 12 (under 3 free).Butterfly Observation Tips Wear light-colored clothing: Light-colored or white clothing may encourage a butterfly to land on you. Come when it’s warm, or cool: Butterflies take flight as temperatures rise. Slow down: These beautiful creatures are more likely to land on those who walk at a slower pace. Remember your camera: Before you head over, grab your camera. No tripods, please. The discerning palate of caterpillars helps explain why so manybutterfly species are threatened. The major cause of speciesdisappearance in a given area is almost always habitat destruction and the elimination of the plants that they need to survive. In spite of our extensive urban sprawl, Southern California has many species of butterflies that are fairly abundant and easily attracted to flowers or food plants in local gardens. Native plants are ideal for butterfly gardening because they provide food sources and in turn butterflies aid in flower pollination.About RSABGRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, founded in 1927 by Susanna BixbyBryant, is the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively toCalifornia native plants. The Garden is located on 86 acres inClaremont, approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles. RSABG, aprivate, nonprofit organization, offers educational programs andspecial events throughout the year and is home of the BotanyDepartment for Claremont Graduate University. The Garden offers a superb selection of California native plants for sale at Grow Native Nursery.Visitor information Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, California. It is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Jan.1, July 4, Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. The California Garden Shop is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission: free for RSABG members; $8 adults; $6 seniors and students; $4 children 3-12; For more information please call (909) 625-8767 or visit ###

Critter Club: Ladybugs and Butterflies

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.

where: Exposition Park, Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $5-$12

ages: 3-5

the scoop:

Explore the Museum gardens where your little scientist will meet new friends who not only… read more
LEGO Castle Building

Let Go My LEGO- Lego Club

when: Apr 19 at 1:30 p.m.

where: Panorama City Library, 14345 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-10

the scoop:

Creative thinkers and crafty builders are welcome to come see what they can build together! … read more
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Easter Eggstravaganza at Irvine Park

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Orange County, Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, Ca

cost: $5 per ticket

ages: 2-12

the scoop:

It’s time for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Irvine Park, where children & adults can… read more

“Bears” Roars into the El Capitan

when: Apr 18, 2014 - May 14 at Various times

where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Ca

cost: $10-$22

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear… read more

Kids Krazy Krafts Day at the Printing Museum

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: The International Printing Museum, 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, Ca

cost: $7-$8

ages: 5 and up

the scoop:

It is very rare that a museum will let you touch their exhibits let alone… read more

Earth Day Festival for the Birds

when: Apr 19 at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: South Bay, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, Ca

cost: $5 adult, $1 kids suggested donation

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

A little birdie told us about this hands-on Earth Day celebration at the Cabrillo Marine… read more
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Caterpillar Adoption Days

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, Ca

cost: $4 (for caterpillar only)

ages: 2-12

the scoop:

On your mark, get set, pupate! It is time again to witness the magic of… read more
Come see the show CBS called “an amazing stage show!” Creating Arts Company is proud to bring back The Wizard of Oz! This magical production will take you into a far away world, where you will experience a production for children and families like never before! This fun Mini Musical performance is a Cinematic-Theatrical-Interactive-Musical experience that blends film and screen technology with live action for a unique show that parents and kids will all enjoy! The timeless story has all the classic characters, Dorothy, The Tinman, The Scarecrow, The Lion, The Wizard, The Wicked Witch and Glinda the Good. The show is one hour and five minutes and includes all your favorite songs from the movie plus a hidden gem Come boo for the witch, cheer for Dorothy and her friends, sing, dance and interact while introducing your children to a classic.

We’re Off To See the Wizard…

when: Apr 19 at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m.

where: Westside, Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $12-$20

ages: 3 and Up

the scoop:

This magical production of “The Wizard of OZ” will take you into a far away… read more
Come on out for the Annual Great Westside Easter Egg Hunt, held April 19th, the Saturday before Easter. Grab the kids and head out to the only event of its kind on the Westside, held at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro. This event will feature lots of candy and tons of great prizes for kids, plus a fire truck, police cars, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, inflatable bounce houses, games, arts & crafts, Red Cross Blood Drive, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Rain or shine we'll be there! Please note this event is outside only. And Moms, we also have a hunt for you too! Find jewelry, trips, day spa packages, and more! For information about sponsoring this event or showcasing your business, contact 503-640-1360 or email

An Egg-ceptional Celebration

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, Ca

cost: $3-$8 (and $3 donation for some activities)

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

In honor of Easter, it’s an EGG-ceptional Celebration for kids of all ages at the… read more
Spring is in the air and the Easter Bunny is headed to Kooky! On Saturday March 16 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, kids of all ages are invited to visit and have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Kids can also enjoy getting mini manicures or face painting from our Spring Fairies. Proceeds from these activities and 15% off sales will benefit the Ogden International School PTA.

Bunny Bungalow at the Grove

when: Apr 3, 2014 - Apr 20 at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Mid-City, The Grove, 189 Grove Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Cost varies

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Hop over and take photos with the Easter Bunny in the park.  Don’t forget, the… read more

Betty Bunny Stories for Easter

when: Apr 19 at 10:30 a.m.

where: West LA, Children's Book World, 10580 1/2 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Betty Bunny is taking the soccer field in the new Betty Bunny Wants a Goal.… read more

Step Back in Time with the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Renaissance Pleasure Faire, 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, Ca

cost: $13-$26

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s time for the days of old, when knights (and their ladies) were bold –… read more
Hi, ho, hi, ho it’s off to the woods Snow White will go! Creating Arts Company proudly presents the classic tale of a beautiful young Princess who is banished into the woods by her evil step-mother the Queen so she would be the fairest in the land. After taking refuge in the seven dwarf’s cottage, the magic mirror informs the Queen that Snow White is still the fairest in the land. Outraged the Queen decides to take matters into her own hands with a poisoned apple. Will the Prince be able to save Snow White with loves first kiss? Snow White is a Creating Arts Company Pint Sized Play and is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical-experience like no other! This audience interactive show combines film and projection with live action, and music for a play that pulls you right in! This show uses blackouts, strobe-lights and fog for special effects and is recommended for ages 3 and up.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s To The Theater We Go

when: Apr 19 at 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.

where: Westside, Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $12-$20

ages: 3 and up

the scoop:

Hi, ho, hi, ho it’s off to the woods Snow White will go! (We’re the… read more
Easter Egg Dyeing Party for Kids $35 / $50 Camaje bistro's annual Easter Egg dyeing party offers quality timeand memories to last a lietime. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us in decorating Easter eggs. We’ll provide all the tools you need to decorate. We do the messy part and clean up afterwards, leaving the fun for you. Drinks and light snacks will be served. Each ticket includes one dozen eggs.

Hunt and Seek at the Kidspace Egg Hunt

when: Apr 19 - Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: Pasadena Area, Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, Ca

cost: $4 plus Museum Admission

ages: 1-10

the scoop:

Your little peeps can race through the Kidspace Gardens in search of hundreds of candy-filled… read more

Celebrate Earth Day with Grunion and Friends

when: Apr 19 at 1 p.m.

where: South Bay, Crafted Port of LA, 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Get down like a grunion!  Earth Day celebration with a presentation of  the biology of… read more

Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

when: Apr 16, 2014 - Apr 20 at Various times

where: Citizens Business Bank Arena , 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, Ca

cost: $15-$65

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Mickey and the rest of the gang take to their skates and take the audience… read more
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Science Day 2014 – Science Fun for Everyone!

when: Apr 19 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Downtown, Central Library, 630 W Fifth St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-11

the scoop:

It’s science day at the library!  Welcome to the ‘Silly Science Show’, presented by Professor… read more

Easter Edition: Enchanted Fairy Tale Theatre

when: Apr 19 - Apr 20 at 12:30 p.m.

where: Westside, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Children $15, One Adult per child is free

ages: 4-10

the scoop:

A special Easter weekend edition of Fairy Tale Theatre returns, as costumed actors invite little… read more
Join us for Wake Up With the Waves, the interactive concert series for children each Saturday morning 10AM - NOON at the Santa Monica Pier. It’s fresh-air fun with a rotating cast of musicians and entertainers who get kids engaged with singing, dancing, playing and more! It’s a perfect way to start the day. Then stick around for family fun at the Pier afterwards. Saturday = planned!

Wake Up With The Waves

when: every Saturday at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Westside, Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 1- 8

the scoop:

Wake up and hit the beach!  Every Saturday morning there’s a new concert at the… read more

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