Editor’s note: We’re making every effort to provide you with the most up-to-date information. However, sometimes closures occur at the last minute due to circumstances beyond our control, such as the spread of Covid-19. We highly recommend that you call ahead before you pack your kids pack your kids (and all those snacks, and diapers…) and haul them across town. Stay safe! 

Make room on your calendar because we’ve got Peppa Pig at the LA Zoo, caterpillar adoptions at Kidspace, dancing with Debbie Allen and oh-so much more. Read on for all the details!

"Onward" at El Capitan Theatre

Mar. 5-Mar. 22. For two weeks in March, Pixar's latest movie, Onward, will be playing at Hollywood's historic El Capitan Theatre. There will be pre-show photo ops in front of the Onward mural wall in the lobby, plus a chance to meet a real-life version of Guinevere, the groovy purple van (aka mighty steed) in the movie. Event details.

Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen & Friends

Sun., March 8. Join Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen and instructors from Debbie Allen Dance Academy for the 5th season of outdoor dancing for the whole family! The free event takes place at The Wallis's Promenade Terrace and this month will feature salsa with Debbie Allen, a live band and more. Event details.

Los Angeles Marathon Finish Festival

Sun., March 8. Join thousands of Los Angeles Marathon runners and their supporters for an afternoon of free music, games, giveaways and more at the official Finish Festival on the Third Street Promenade. The festival is FREE and open to the public. Come down and party!  Event details.

photo: Courtesy of Kidspace

Butterfly Celebration at Kidspace

Sat. & Sun., March 14-15. Help Kidspace launch the 2020 Butterfly Season—and caterpillar adoption bonanza! Enjoy themed activities around the museum, catch our roaming butterflies Dot and Spot, and also learn how to attract butterflies to your yard at a Pollinator Garden Family Workshop. Event details.

photo: Courtesy of Santa Barbara Zoo

Fairytale Weekend at Santa Barbara Zoo

Sat. & Sun., March 14-15. Up for a quick road trip? Take the kiddos to the Santa Barbara Zoo, just 90 miles north of LA for this special event, honoring the world’s many and varied frogs and amphibians. Little ones can meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and more, plus participate in frog-inspired crafts and games. Event details.

photo: istock

LA Camp Fair at UCLA

Sun., March 15. Over 50 summer camps and programs will be on display at the UCLA Los Angeles Summer Camp Fair. You will be able to go booth-to-booth meeting camp counselors, directors, and staff from over 100 participating camps and learn about their programs. There will also be games, prizes, raffles, and animals to play with for the kids, not to mention delicious food and an all-around good time. Event details.

Noah's Ark After Dark: Pajama Party!

Sat., March 14. Celebrate spring with your favorite animal friends after hours aboard Noah’s Ark. Adults and kids, wear your PJs and play with puppets, tell stories, enjoy dinner together, make new friends, and have loads of fun! Event details.

photo: Jamie Pham for LA Zoo

Peppa Pig Meet & Greet at LA Zoo

Sat. & Sun., March 14-15. For one weekend, the LA Zoo will make room for a very special little piglet. Bring the kids to meet sassy, Brit pig Peppa Pig and enjoy a full day of Peppa-themed activities, including story time, crafts, a kids’ dance party and much more! Event details.

photo: istock

St. Patrick’s Day Community March and Celebration

Tues., March 17. We wouldn't forget St. Paddy's Day now would we? While the kids may not be up for a pub crawl (green beer and all), the whole fam can march in this fun-filled parade. Afterwards, there will be live music, giveaways, food and dancing. Event details.

 

Beach Streets

Sat., March 21. Over 4.1 miles of Long Beach streets will be completely closed to traffic and filled with safe and exciting activities for all ages. Along the route, there will be numerous stops bustling with music, games, vendors, food, and much more. All forms of non-motorized transit are welcome—including bikes, strollers, scooters and hoofers! Event details.

photo: Courtesy of Aquarium of the Pacific

International Children's Day Festival

Sat. & Sun, March 28-29. Celebrate the children in your life at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s International Children’s Day Festival. The event features performances by kids, including songs and dances from Native American, African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, and Asian cultures. Kids of all ages can participate in an international percussion circle, along with children’s crafts and games. Event details.

photo: Mimi O'Connor

Peacock Live! at Universal Studios

Sat. & Sun., March 28-29. Get ready for the first-ever Peacock Live! on the historic backlot at Universal Studios Hollywood. Be among the first to experience DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, plus meet beloved characters Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond, and transform into a Troll yourself with a once-in-a-Trolls time photo experience. But wait—there's more! You can also step into an interactive Minions experience, get up close and snap a selfie with life-size Jurassic World and so much more! Event details.

–Shannan Rouss

RELATED STORIES: 

All the Kid-Friendly Events Happening in LA 

Your Guide to LA’s Best Museums for Kids

2020 Bucket List: Can’t Miss LA Festivals, Concerts & More in the Year Ahead