Hoppy Easter! You can celebrate in all kinds of ways from a Bunny Hop to a splash dash to brunch on a battleship. If you’ve topped out on peeps and eggs, you can also head to WonderCon for a little super hero action, set sail at sunset on a tall ship, celebrate Norooz, see a free show at the most beautiful library in the city or go birdwatching at the beach.
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz
This new, bite-sized dance/multimedia/narrated family work is based on the L. Frank Baum book and was inspired by an exhibit right here at the Central Library. Sat., 2-3 p.m. Downtown. Free. Ages 4 & up. Event details.
Norooz Festival & Persian Parade
Enjoy the coming of spring as all the people & cultures of LA come together with tons of music and dance, food and fun. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Downtown. Free. All ages. Event details.
Comic fans of all sizes converge at WonderCon to check favorite comics, cartoons, video games, and more. Justice League vs. Teen Titans premieres here, exclusively, this weekend! Fri.-Sun., Various times. Downtown. $9-$30/adult, kids are free. All ages. Event details.
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
The Zoo’s the place to be to pet real bunnies, watch animals uncover paper mache eggs and baskets filled with treats, face painting, bunny ear crafts, Easter egg coloring, a search through the zoo, music, costumed bunny and fairy characters and a strolling stilt walker. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Griffith Park. $15-$20. All ages. Event details.
Hunt and Seek at Kidspace
Your little peeps can search for hundreds of candy-filled eggs on the grounds. This favorite annual event is also filled with spring art making, learning the bunny hop and petting real bunnies with Bunny World Foundation. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pasadena. $11. Ages 1-10. Event details.
Visit the Bunny Museum
If your honey bunnies love rabbits—live, stuffed and ornamental ones—you can’t miss the quirky and unique Bunny Museum, and Easter is the perfect time to visit this Guinness World Record collection of over 30,000 wabbits. Sun., 2-7 p.m. Pasadena. $5, kids under 5 free. All ages. Event details.
Bird Watching by the Beach
This is a special short walk for kids and their families. Just bring sunscreen, jackets, water, walking shoes and sharp eyes—the binoculars will be provided! Sun., 10-11 a.m. Malibu. Free. Ages 2-6. Event details.
Books & Cookies Bunny Hop
It’s time for the annual bunny hop! There will be music and egg coloring, face painting, snacks, giveaways, raffles and more. Sat., 10 a.m.-noon. Santa Monica. $10. Ages 1-6. Event details.
See Bugs! (Bunny, That Is)
Celebrate spring with a thoroughly jolly, rabbit-filled family matinee of classic cartoon Warner Bros. shorts on the big screen starring the one, the only…Bugs Bunny! Sun., 4 p.m. Santa Monica. $9-$11. All ages. Event details.
San Fernando Valley
Old Timey Easter Fun
Eggs are gonna roll at the Annual Egg Hunt at the Los Encinos, complete with games and activities, historic demonstrations, face painting and live music. Come early for bird walk led by the SFV Audubon Society. Sat., 1-3:30 p.m. Encino. Free admission. All ages. Event details.
Bunny Brunch on the Battleship
Time to play battleship—the Easter edition! Have a hearty sailor’s breakfast and then tour the IOWA. There will be a variety of activities for the kids including an Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo and a visit from Mr. Bunny himself. Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. San Pedro. $35-$45, Kids under 6 are free. All ages. Event details.
Family Sunset Sail
Take a family sail from the LA Harbor and watch the sun set from the deck of a tall ship. Sit back and relax or learn to hoist the sails and tighten the hatches from the amazing crew. Sat., 5-7:30 p.m. San Pedro. $30-$60. Ages 5 & up. Event details.
Santa Clarita Valley
Splash & Dash Egg Race
Bring young swimmers for a different kind of egg hunt: in the water slide pool! Sat., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Santa Clarita. Free, please bring canned food to donate. Ages 2-10. Event details.
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