Looking to get out of the house this weekend with the kids? You’re in luck. On of our favorite SoCal zoo’s is reopening, along with the Aquarium of the Pacific. And the drive-in movies just keep on coming. Read on for all the details on these events and more of our top picks for what to do in LA this weekend with kids.

Aquarium of the Pacific (Outdoors Only)
Starting Jan. 30, Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific will once again welcome visitors to its outdoor exhibits. That means kids can check out the Moon Jelly Touch Lab, Shark Lagoon (including touch pools), Lorikeet Forest, Penguin Habitat and more! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Lady & the Tramp at The Roadium
The Roadium has revived its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience. This weekend, get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with a showing of Disney classic Lady & The Tramp. Fri. More details.

Double Feature at Parking Lot Cinema
See not one, but two flicks—Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty—at this double feature in the Glendale Sears Parking Lot. Sun. More 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.-Sun. More 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.

Pet Encounters with Wallis Annenberg Petspace (Virtual)
Considering adopting a pet in the new year? Check out this live, virtual program to meet the adorable and adoptable pets available at Wallis Annenberg Petspace. Prepare for cuteness overload. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Science of Slime (Virtual)
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles may be closed, but they’ve partnered with Nickelodeon to take their Science of Slime exhibit online. Learn all about ooey-gooey slime, take a virtual tour of the museum’s slimiest collections, and discover at-home experiments like making your own jellyfish! Anytime. More details.

Worth the Drive

Santa Barbara Zoo
While the LA Zoo remains closed, the Santa Barbara Zoo reopens on Jan. 30. Book tickets in advance, and make the drive to visit this zoo by the beach. The Zoo Train is even running on a limited basis. Choo-choo! Fri.-Sun. More details.

U-Pick Wagon Ride at Tanaka Farms
Come on out to the farm for a U-Pick Wagon Ride adventure. You will learn about Tanaka Farms and its history, farming methods, and the crops we grow. You will make a few stops in the fields to pick your own produce! Fri.-Sun. More details.

–Shannan Rouss


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