Make a serious splash this weekend with your own backyard water park, a wacky and wild science show, a drive-in in Malibu and more can’t-miss family fun. Read on for the details on these events and activities, plus the rest of our favorites.

Do a Drive-In Movie
Catch a flick at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch, where you can park and watch from the comfort of your car. Tickets are limited, so buy them soon to secure your car’s spot. All the details.

Ride On
From the beach to Burbank, discover all the car-free bike paths open in LA for a socially distanced ride. Finally kids can feel the wind in their hair, practice their pedaling and enjoy a change of scenery.  All the details.

Go on a Zoofari Tour
Feed a giraffe or porcupine or touch an armadillo at the Wildlife Learning Center, now open for private tours of up to eight quarantining-together family members.All the details.

Build a Backyard Water Park
Get ready to transform your yard into your own private splash zone. Whether you’re looking for something simple (rainbow inflatable sprinkler, perhaps?), or a DIY project to get the kids pumped for summer, you don’t need to leave the house to have your kids slipping and sliding the day away. All the details.

Take a Hike
Pack up your little trekkers and head to one of these off-the-beaten path LA trails where the views are still Instagrammable, but the crowds won’t overwhelm you. From a hidden 58-acre park in Culver City to a natural preserve in Pasadena, discover the best easy-to-moderate hikes the whole family. Fri.-Sun. All the details.

Experiment Away
Join Mikey the Rad Scientist for live science and music shows via Facebook. Plan to catch him all summer long so kids can keep learning and having fun. Fri. Event details

Rock Out
Tune in to Lollapalooza livestream. The weekend-long virtual event will include performances from around the city and archived, never-before-seen footage from Lollapalooza in Chicago and around the world. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Make a Move
How about a game of jumbo chess or Jenga? Or maybe DIY Twister on the grass? Discover and play all the best backyard games in our latest roundup. All the details. 

–Shannan Rouss


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