Wondering what to do with the kids in February? Because this is winter in Los Angeles, flowers are already blooming at botanical gardens, fruits and veggies are ripe and ready to be picked on the farm, and there are more drive-in movies showing every weekend. And did we mention all the Valentine’s Day crafts available from our favorite local art studios? Read on for all the details!

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See a Movie at the Drive-In

"Shrek" at The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport
Discover this hidden gem of a space where you can watch a movie under the stars. Feb. 2. More details. 

"The Little Mermaid" at The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport
Grab your tickets ASAP—this drive-in sells out fast. Thurs., Feb. 4. More details.

"Lady & the Tramp" at The Roadium
The Roadium has revived its classic 1950's drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience on Friday nights. For one night, see the Disney animated classic that follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady and a stray mutt named Tramp. Fri., Feb. 5. More details. 

"Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty" at Parking Lot Cinema
Secret Movie Club is hosting three family-friendly double features this month, all at the Glendale Sears Parking Lot. Sun., Feb. 7. More details. 

"Parent Trap" at The Roadium
See the remake of this classic flick with the kids. Fri., Feb. 19. More details

"Lady & the Tramp" and "The Lion King" at Parking Lot Cinema
Double the animal fun! Sun., Feb. 21. More details. 

"The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast" at Parking Lot Cinema 
These Disney favorites never get old. Sun., Feb. 28. More details.

Get Back to Nature

Camellia Collection at Descanso Gardens
January showers bring February flowers, particularly camellias which are in bloom this month. See North America's largest collection of the beautiful blossoms at Descanso Gardens. Reservations required. More details. 

Zoofari Tours at Wildlife Learning Center
Take a 30-minute guided tour of Wildlife Learning Center with your own personal biologist! Meet sloths, giraffes, foxes, monkeys and all the rescued critters who call the Learning Center home. Reservations required. More details.

Outdoor Exhibits at Aquarium of the Pacific 
Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific reopens on Jan. 30. Feed the lorikeets, touch a moon jellyfish and pet a stingray at the outdoor exhibits. Reservations required. More details. 

Pick-Your-Own Fields at Underwood Farms
Fill your basket (or wagon!) with broccoli, carrots, mandarins and more. Daily. More details. 

President's Day Weekend Hikes with Biocitizen
Kids can sign up for a weekend of hiking, nature games, indigenous history, bird watching and more outdoor fun with Biocitizens LA. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 12-14. More details. 

Do Some "Hearts" & Crafts

Meri Cherry's Valentine's World Class (Virtual)
Little ones can create their own dream world with Meri Cherry's signature Small Worlds project, Valentine's Day style. Kids will love following along with the virtual lesson and letting their imaginations run wild. More details.

Purple Twig's Valentine Wishing Tree Kit 
Order your own lovely Wishing Tree kit, packed with hearts and glittery materials, along with buttons and beads, pom-poms and more. More details.

Purple Twig's Valentine Treat Box Class
Join Purple Twig making special boxes for Valentines Day, perfect for little treats and presents for those you love. Sat., Feb. 13. More details.

photo: Courtesy of Lovebug & Me

Rock On

LoveBug & Me's Valentine's Day Love Fest (Virtual)
You're invited to LoveBug & Me Music's virtual, interactive, kids music concert filled with love! Sun., Feb. 14. More details.

Wee Jammin' with Little Play Society
Get ready for an outdoor, socially distanced jam session at Little Play Park. Every Sat. More details. 

–Shannan Rouss


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