Spring has sprung and the flowers all around town are celebrating. Spend this weekend taking a waterfall hike or get the kids jazzed up for STEM at this year’s over-the-top City of STEM event.

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City of STEM
City of STEM, LA’s biggest STEM program, is back better than ever for 2021! This year’s programming is more accessible than ever, with a Spanish language channel and over 21 hours of FREE STEM content streamed directly into your home from LA’s leading experts. Sat.-Sun. Event details

Springtime on the Farm
Enjoy all the signs of spring at Underwood Farms, where you can enjoy a distanced visit with the Easter Bunny, see the newest baby animals, pick seasonal produce and more. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Sugar Rush
LA’s latest drive-thru experience has a Willy Wonka-meets-Burning Man vibe. And, yes, it’s family friendly! The choose-your-own-adventure style event features multiple routes, flooded with colorful installations, oversized displays, unique performances, immersive tunnels, and candy-driven interactions. Fri.-Sun. More details.

A Touch of Disney
This new ticketed experience within select outdoor areas of Disney California Adventure Park, made its debut beginning March 18. Enjoy your favorite Disney foods, merch and more! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Griffith Park Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
Your favorite ponies are back, along with the petting zoo in Griffith Park. Spend time outdoors and socially distanced with a trip to this family-friendly destination that’s finally reopened. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Los Angeles Zoo
After closing to the public during LA’s most recent coronavirus surge, the Zoo is welcoming guests with timed, advanced tickets. Visit them online to secure your spot. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Discover roaming peacocks, hidden waterfalls, climbing trees and more with a visit to the 127-acre botanical gardens in Arcadia. Fri.-SunMore 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.

Aquarium of the Pacific (Outdoors Only)
Reserve your tickets now to return to Long Beach’s Aquarium, where kids can check out the Moon Jelly Touch Lab, Shark Lagoon (including touch pools), Lorikeet Forest, Penguin Habitat and more! Fri.-SunMore details.

—Shannan Rouss