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!

photo: Shannan Rouss

Celebrate Leap Day at Kidspace

Revel in the 2020 leap year with Kidspace by wearing your favorite jumpsuit and hopping into leap-day themed activities around the museum like making an origami frog. Event details. 


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
Exposition Park
Online: nhm.org

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
Online: descansogardens.org

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
Long Beach
Online: aquariumofpacific.org

photo: Courtesy of Quiet Events

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. 

–Shannan Rouss


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