Wondering what to do this Leap Day weekend with kids in Los Angeles? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading to for all the family-friendly events and activities happening near you, including a puppet show extravaganza, a Seussian celebration and oh-so much more!


Bob Baker Day
Join the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and some of their most fabulous friends on location at the Los Angeles State Historic Park for a full day of puppet shows, live music, crafts, games, food trucks, and so much family fun!
Sat. Event details.

South LA

Art of the Brick
Head to the California Science Center for the premiere weekend of its newest exhibit, featuring a giant T-rex, famous works of art and more—all made out of LEGOs. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Leap Day at Kidspace Children’s Museum
What is a frog’s favorite day? Leap Day! Revel in the 2020 leap year with Kidspace by wearing your favorite jumpsuit and hopping into leap-day themed activities around the museum like making an origami frog. Sat. Event details. 

Santa Monica

Leap Day Silent Disco
Grab your dancing shoes and get your groove on at Third St. Promenade. Attendees celebrating their Leap Day birthday will be given a free cupcake and birthday treats from Carlo’s Bakery, with valid Photo ID. No matter your age, all are invited to experience a fun evening dancing under the night sky to bring in 2020’s long awaited extra day. Sat. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

Kids Drop-in Potting Studio
Stop by Greenwood Shop with the kiddos and they can get their hands dirty. They can pick out a pot and a plant, and then mix up the right soil and plant it on the spot. Little ones can also decorate their plant with colorful rocks and tiny animals for extra fun. Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Magic Happens Parade
Disneyland’s newest daytime parade kicks off this weekend—so kids don’t have to wait until after dark to see a character-filled procession. Mickey Mouse Magic Happens will feature characters from Frozen 2, Moana, Coco and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Weekend
In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine is celebrating all weekend long with classic stories, whacky activities, and special appearances by some of your favorite characters. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

featured image: Bob Baker Marionette Theater via Instagram

–Shannan Rouss