Get all the details on the LA Zoo’s reopening, a drawing class with Elsa (of Arendelle) and more activities and events to fill up your weekend. Read on for all the details on what to do in LA with the kids.


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Get Your Zoo Fix
It’s official: The Los Angeles Zoo is reopening on Aug. 26, with advanced reservations and timed entries. (Masks are also required.) If you can’t snag a ticket for this weekend, check out the Zoo’s Camplette packs, filled with fun and educational activities for little ones. All the details.

Go Wild
Horses, porcupines, and penguins—oh my! Check out our favorite in-person animal encounters for kids, happening at sanctuaries, farms and aquariums around LA. All the details.

Make a Splash
Hot enough for you? If you’re looking to cool off, head to one of LA county’s open splash pads or lake beaches, all located within driving distance of the city. All the details. 

How ‘Bout Them Apples?
Get a jumpstart on apple picking season with a trip to Oak Glen’s orchards. Take a wagon ride, make your own cider, fill up a bushel or two and more. All the details.

Draw with Elsa
Join Elsa live for a whimsical, magic-filled art class, which includes a story and grand finale Frozen sing-along. All the details.

Take a Hike
Pack up your little trekkers and head to one of these off-the-beaten path LA trails where the views are still Instagrammable, but the crowds won’t overwhelm you. From a hidden 58-acre park in Culver City to a natural preserve in Pasadena, discover the best easy-to-moderate hikes the whole family. Fri.-Sun. All the details.

Pack a Picnic
While park playgrounds and facilities may still be off limits, you can still spread out a blanket and enjoy a meal al fresco on the grass. Discover the best, most under-the-radar picnic destinations around LA. All the details.

–Shannan Rouss


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