Weekend fun is ripe for the picking! Read on for the scoop on where to go to safely pick-your-own carrots, mandarin oranges, tomatoes and more. Plus, find out what’s playing at the drive-in, which virtual events you don’t want to miss and where kids can pet an armadillo.

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.

Happy Feet at Electric Dusk Drive-In
Tickets are still available to catch the singing and dancing penguins in the original Happy Feet from 2006. Pack up the car, park and pop the trunk for some safe movie viewing. Sun. More details.

Virtual Seal & Sea Lion Encounters
Join Long Beach’s Aqaurium of the Pacific for a live virtual animal encounter. You’ll get a chance to see seals and sea lions up close, and watch as they participate in a training session with aquarium staff. Sat. More details.

Self-Guided Walk at Los Angeles County Arboretum 
Take a self-guided walk through the sprawling Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden. At any time of the year, you’ll find a variety of colorful flowers blooming, plus peacocks roaming! Fri.-SunMore 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.

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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