Finding Nemo is playing at the drive-in, The Los Angeles County Zoo has reopened, and Griffith Park is once again offering pony rides, so saddle up and get ready for 48-plus hours of family fun. Read on for all the details on these events along with the rest of our top picks for what to do this weekend in LA.

Griffith Park Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
Your favorite ponies are back, along with the petting zoo in Griffith Park. Spend time outdoors and socially distanced with a trip to this family-friendly destination that’s finally reopened. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Los Angeles County Zoo
After closing to the public during LA’s most recent coronavirus surge, the Zoo is welcoming guests with timed, advanced tickets. Visit them online to secure your spot. Fri.-Sun. More details.

DTSM Black History Art Installation
Downtown Santa Monica is celebrating Black History Month with public art installations created by local Black artists to honor the Black experience and contributions made by African-Americans and those of African descent on Third Street Promenade. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Street Food Cinema Drive-In
Ready to watch a classic movie while staying safe and cozy in your car? Head to the SFC: Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport, for The Sand Lot on Fri., followed by Finding Nemo on Sat. Fri. & Sat. More details.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Santa Monica Place
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Santa Monica Place and enjoy seasonal decor and socially-distanced activities, including cherry blossom wishing trees, “red envelope” deals and free take-home craft kits for kids. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Discover roaming peacocks, hidden waterfalls, climbing trees and more with a visit to the 127-acre botanical gardens in Arcadia.  Fri.-SunMore details.

Wee Jammin’ with Little Play Society
While Little Play Society was unfortunately forced to close its indoor brick-and-mortar space, the beloved kids gym offers socially distanced, outdoor classes. Sign up for a Wee Jammin’ session and get ready to jam with your little one. Sat. More details.

Aquarium of the Pacific (Outdoors Only)
Reserve your tickets now to return to Long Beach’s Aquarium, where kids can check out the Moon Jelly Touch Lab, Shark Lagoon (including touch pools), Lorikeet Forest, Penguin Habitat and more! Fri.-SunMore details.

Pick-Your-Own Fun at Underwood Farms
It’s a short-ish (and so worth it) drive to Moorpark’s Underwood Farms, where the pick-you-own fields are open daily, from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Currently in season? Mandarins, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes galore and so much more! Fri.-SunMore details.

–Shannan Rouss


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