Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Memorial Day means the start of summer, which means pools are opening, kids are getting ready for camp and everyone has summer fever. Get outside, hit a museum, race a rubber ducky, meet Cleopatra or take a (local) journey to the Bayou – whatever tickles your fancy can be found right here in town for this long weekend of family fun!

Los Angeles

Cleopatra & The Mysteries of Egypt
The largest collection of Cleopatra-era artifacts from Egypt ever assembled in the U.S. chose the Science Center for its only West Coast appearance; also playing is a movie where ancient Egypt comes to life on the IMAX screen. Fri. – Mon., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Exposition Park. $11.75-$19.75. Ages 5+. Event details.

LACMA Free Holiday Monday
Visitors of all ages are invited to a free day at the museum, with live jazz and blues, free bilingual tours, programs, and all kinds of other activities all day long. Mon., 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Miracle Mile. Free. All Ages. Event details.


Annenberg Beach House Pool Opens!
With spectacular views, splash pad, children’s play area, gallery, historic pool, and Marion Davies Guest House, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Beach House which opens for the season this weekend. Sat. – Mon., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Santa Monica. $4-$10. All ages. Event details.


Rubber Ducky Races
Decorate and race your rubber duck through the Kidspace Gardens. Go, Ducky, go! Sat. – Mon., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Pasadena. $10. Ages 2-10. Event details.

Beach Cities

Fiesta Hermosa
Fiesta Hermosa features art, crafts, music, food and the family favorite “Kiddie Carnival” with slides, rides, a rock climbing wall, a bungee jump, pony rides, a petting zoo, and facepainters. Sat. – Mon., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Hermosa Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

A Taste of Nature Camp
Camping isn’t just for the kids this weekend when the whole family can get a taste of amazing camp activities including making a cloud in a jar, a volcano that erupts, befriending animals of all sorts, and much more. Sat., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Newport Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worth The Drive

Blueberry Picking at the Farm
Take a tractor ride to a field where you can pick your fill of berries to turn into pancakes, pies, buckles, crumbles or just eat by the handful. Fri. – Mon., 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Somis. $3.99/lb. All Ages. Event details.

Cajun & Blues Music Festival
How about a mini-journey to the Bayou with a weekend of nonstop entertainment, more food choices than you can sample in two days, and activities to keep kids of all ages entertained? Sat. & Sun., 10:30 am – 8:00 pm. Simi Valley. $15-$20. All ages. Event details.

— Meghan Rose