What a weekend!  Whether you want to be inside or out, entertained, educated or active, we have just the ticket! Classics hit the movie screens, with a whole afternoon of Looney Tunes antics at the Aero or a chance to see Nemo in 3D for the very first time at the El Capitan. If your little one is still nursing a case of Olympics fever, you can re-live gold medal glory by celebrating National Gymnastics Day. If you’re feeling ready for fall events, you can get set for the election by Rocking the Presidents or prepare for Halloween with a trip to the spooky Spider Pavilion. There is also a kid size County Fair, a naturalist sleepover, and screaming for ice cream on Rodeo Drive!

Los Angeles

The Spider Pavilion Opens
The Natural History Museum brings back the spiders this weekend, freely spinning their spectacular webs for all to see. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Exposition Park. $1-$3. All ages. Event details.

Finding Nemo 3D
As the billboards say, “Sea it for the first time in 3D!” Then after the show play with some real fishes at the interactive exhibit from the Aquarium of the Pacific, which features an aquarium, a shark touch tank, and more. Fri. – Sun., Various times. Hollywood. $11-$23. Ages 4+. Event details.

Beverly Hills

Ice Cream Sunday
It’s the 120th Anniversary of the Ice Cream Sundae and Rodeo Drive is celebrating  with gourmet ice cream, Italian ice, frozen yogurt, gelato, and more at mini Paris-themed sidewalk cafés. Sun., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Beverly Hills. Free with purchase. All ages. Event details.


Rock the Presidents
In this election year, the whole family can learn something new about our presidents from the past and start talking about our presidents of the future (like maybe even your kiddo!) with this high energy musical revue. Sat., 11:00 am. Malibu. $10-$15. Ages 7+. Event details.

Bugs, Daffy, Elmer and More!
Indulge your children AND your inner child with this afternoon of classic shorts by animation genius Chuck Jones. Sat., 4:00 pm. Santa Monica. $9-$11. Ages 4+. Event details.


National Gymnastics Day Celebration
If you and your kids are suffering from OWS (Olympic Withdrawal Syndrome), come celebrate National Gymnastics Day with gymnastics play for kids of all ages. Sat., 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Burbank. Free. Ages 2-18. Event details.

Worth The Drive

Kern County Fair
If you wanted to take the kids to a good old fashioned county fair of a more manageable size, The Great Kern County Fair is perfect! With exhibits, a carnival, food, a large livestock exhibit, rodeo and entertainment for everyone, it’s the fair experience without the crowds and crush. Fri.- Sun., Hours vary. Bakersfield. $4-$8. All ages. Event details.

A Naturalist Sleepover
It’s a whole (over)night of fun, with a night hike, looking at the moon through telescopes, pizza and stories around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. You get a night off, the kids get a fantastic adventure! Sat.- Sun., 6:00 pm –8:00 am. Newport Beach. $45. Ages 6+. Event details.

-Meghan Rose