Psst… a new pop-up drive-in is coming to Universal CityWalk Hollywood and we have all the details. Plus, find out which children’s museum is offering outdoor, socially distanced activities, where to find a drive-on piano and more with our roundup of everything to do this weekend.


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The Croods: A New Age Experience
Universal Pictures is hosting a drive-in screening of The Croods: A New Age, with an immersive drive-through experience beforehand, at Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Before the movie, you’ll have the chance to “visit” the Croods’ world (from the safety of their cars), as you cruise by the family’s elaborate treehouse, the Monkey Lair, and more. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

Happy Place Drive-Thru
Explore a 50,000 square foot drive-through experience at Westfield Century City with over 18 unique exhibits — including a drive-on piano, a nightclub for your car, a rainbow road and a ton more fun things. Everything will be totally Covid-safe, and experienced from your car. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Cayton Creators Outdoor Community Program
Cayton Children’s Museum is bringing the museum outdoors. Activities are designed around social distancing and will be focused on bringing the organization’s social impact vision to life through visual art, performance art, communal art-making and play for kids up to age 10. Sat. More details.

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum
See a variety of spectacular webs—including those of the garden spider, which can range up to three meters in diameter. Talk to educators about the natural pest control that spiders provide. Peer through the glass into enclosed habitats that are home to tarantulas, wolf spiders, and jumping spider. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Little Play Society at the Park
While Little Play Society was unfortunately forced to close its indoor brick-and-mortar space, the beloved kids gym now offers socially distanced, outdoor classes at Los Angeles High Memorial Park. The classes are held every Wed. and Sat. Reserve a spot for their Wee Jammin’ class, with two time slots, one for kids ages 2-5, and another for littles ones under 2. Sat. More details.

The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey
Get a head-start on the holiday season with this new drive-thru. From the comfort and safety your car, you’ll go on an hour-long adventure through a series of larger-than-life, holiday dreamworlds to help find the magic Santa needs to fly again, including a Toy Repair Workshop, Gingerbread Village covered in decadent candy, Arctic Winter Wonderland, Santa’s Magical Grotto, and so much more. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Fall Crafts for Kids
Looking for some at-home fun? Celebrate the fall season (and keep the kids busy for an hour or so) with these arts and crafts projects, all courtesy of our favorite LA Instagrammers. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

–Shannan Rouss


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