Dive into your weekend with a deep-sea adventure at the aquarium, a Barbie 60th anniversary celebration, a LEGO bonanza and more can’t-miss fun! Read on for all the details.

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Santa Monica

Underwater Parks Day at Heal the Bay Aquarium
Go beneath surface of the Pacific Ocean (without getting wet) at the aquarium’s virtual exhibit “Underwater Treasure.” Afterwards, stick around for a special story time and craft activity with the author of How Cara Lost Her Color, about two coral and algae pals. Sat. Event details. 

Beverly Hills

Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen & Friends
Debbie Allen and instructors from Debbie Allen Dance Academy return with the 5th season of outdoor dance events for the whole family! Stop by The Wallis’s Promenade Terrace for African dance with Titus Fotso and live drummers. Sun. Event details.


Kiddee Matinee at New Beverly Cinema
Visit LA’s historic New Beverly theater for a matinee feature of the acclaimed fantasy adventure Ponyo. All ages are welcome and kids 12 and under also get a free child-size popcorn. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Melrose Mornings at Melrose Trading Post
Before perusing the wares at this popular flea market, enjoy some a.m. fun with kid-friendly bands and performers, a handmade putt-putt course, arts and crafts, face painting and more! Sun. Event details.


Barbie Truck Throwback Tour
Head to the Glendale Galleria for a special visit from Barbie in honor of her 60th anniversary. Fans can check out out limited edition retro-inspired Barbie merch, plus stop by the customizable airbrush station only available at the truck. Sat. Event details.

Highland Park

Bob Baker’s The Circus
The circus wagons are rumbling into town! See the greatest puppet show on Earth—complete with music, dancing monkeys and more—at the iconic Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Bricks LA 2020
Calling all brick-heads. Don’t miss this Lego convention, with an expanded play area and Creativity Zone! Discover hundreds of fan created models in over 19,000 square feet of display space. Added bonus? Kids under 5 are free. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

North Valley YMCA Snow Fest
Bring your family to enjoy this day of play in tons of real Snow! Free to the public, the event includes interactive and educational booths, kid’s activities and snow games, and family fun zones. Sat. Event details.

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Psst… looking for more kid-friendly events, classes and activities around town? Check out the entire Los Angeles Calendar.