All aboard! The weekend is waiting for you, complete with a private battleship tour, music class at the park and more outdoor, socially distanced fun. Read on for all the details.

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Tour a Battleship
Battleship USS Iowa is open for private, self-guided tours. During your fresh-air visit, kids can follow in the footsteps of sailors aboard the historic Navy ship-turned-outdoor museum. Admission also includes a scavenger hunt with the ship’s mascot, Vicky the dog. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

Jam 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. Little Play’s Wee Jammin’ 2 (for ages 2-5) launched on Sept. 2 at Little Play Park (aka Los Angeles High Memorial Park). The classes are held every Wed. and Sat. at 9:45am, right after the original Wee Jammin’ class (for kids under 2), which now starts at 9a.m. Sat. More details.

See a Movie at the Rose Bowl
Got older kids? Head to Pasadena for a drive-in showing of PG-13-rated The New Mutants. Finally, a new release you can catch on the big screen! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Get a Deal on Dinner
Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at nearly 300 restaurants as part of dineL.A. In addition to on-site dining, there are also menu options for take-out and delivery. Simply ask for the dineL.A. Restaurant Week menu, and try a new dish or enjoy an old favorite. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Play Farmer for a Day
Fri., Sept. 11 is your last chance to visit Tanaka Farms for a U-Pick & Planadventure. In addition to a wagon ride around the farm, kids get to pick two different veggies (plus blackberries on select days), plus they’ll learn how to plant their very own food to grow at home! Fri. More details.

Rediscover the LA Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo reopened on Aug. 26, with advanced reservations and timed entries. (Masks are also required.) If you can’t snag a ticket for this weekend, check out the Zoo’s Camplette packs, filled with fun and educational activities for little ones. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Book at Private Playdate
Find out which LA indoor playgrounds and kiddie yoga studios now offer at-home classes, along with private sessions. Talk about playing it safe! More details. 

–Shannan Rouss


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