February 29 comes only once every four years and this time around it falls on a Saturday, which is cause for celebration in our book. Wondering how to celebrate Leap Day in LA with kids? Read on for frog-themed, leap-inspired fun happening around town. Hop to it!
Celebrate Leap Day at Kidspace
Visit the Labs at the Natural History Museum
Ever wonder how a mama frog lays her eggs, or think about how a frog makes his signature croaking sound? Learn all about bullfrogs, toads and other native southern California amphibians via larger than life touch screens and live animal exhibits in the Labs of this awesome LA museum.
900 Exposition Blvd
Check out the Pond at Descanso Gardens
Head to the wetland garden where little ones can peer closely into the rocky, shallow waters to discover tadpoles and frogs swimming about. While you're there, be sure to "hop" on the mini train for a ride around the grounds.
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge
Meet the Frogs at Aquarium of the Pacific
Visit one of our favorite LA aquariums and discover the interactive frog-themed exhibit. The exhibit traces the history of amphibians, their life cycles, the different environments they live in from deserts to rainforests. Ribbit, ribbit!
100 Aquarium Way
Dance at a Silent Disco
Grab your dancing shoes and get your groove on at Third St. Promenade. Attendees celebrating their Leap Day birthday will be given a free cupcake and birthday treats from Carlo’s Bakery, with valid Photo ID. No matter your age, all are invited to experience a fun evening dancing under the night sky to bring in 2020’s long awaited extra day. Event details.
Hop Over to Bob Baker Day
Leap Day just happens to also be Bob Baker Day, a celebration of the iconic marionette theater that's delighted little ones for decades. The singing and dancing puppets will be at Los Angeles State Historic Park for a full day of shows, live music, crafts, games, food trucks, and more. Event details.