Take a Zoofari Tour and meet Tippy, the adorable armadillo at LA’s Wildlife Learning Center. (The center is also home to sloths, macaws and porcupines, to name a few.) The private tour is just one of our top picks for what to do this weekend with kids in LA. We’ve also got the scoop on what’s showing at the drive-in, which drive-thru you don’t want to miss, where to take a nature walk and more. Read on for all the details.

Zoofari Tour at Wildlife Learning Center
Get out of the house for some fresh air with a 30-minute guided tour of Wildlife Learning Center with your own personal biologist. The tour is totally private, and your guide will keep a 6-foot distance, although you will have a chance to get up close and personal with the animals. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru
The latest drive-thru in town is a must for dino-loving kids. Located at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru features over 70 life-like dinosaurs displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving from their own vehicles. Fri.-Sun. More details.

The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport
It’s another weekend of kid-friendly flicks at the newest location of Rooftop Cinema’s pop-up drive-in. Tickets are still available to Captain Marvel on Jan. 22, and The Lion King (2019) on Jan. 23. Fri. & Sat. More details.

Self-Guided Walk at Los Angeles County Arboretum 
Take a self-guided walk through the most spectacular color-changing trees and vines at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden. At any time of the year, you’ll also find a variety of colorful flowers blooming at the Arboretum. Fri.-SunMore details.

Magic Mountain Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru
This drive-thru event has been extended through the end of January. Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience will include eight different areas throughout the park with millions of twinkling lights choreographed to festive music, beloved holiday characters decked out for the holidays, and a drive-by featuring Santa and his elves. New this year, go for a ride in The Underground featuring several of the famous West Coast Customs show cars on display.. 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. 

–Shannan Rouss


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