The DC superheroes are coming to the LA Zoo, love is in the air at Kidspace Museum and CicLAvia’s upcoming bike ride will give kids a glimpse of black history in LA. Read on for all the fun and inspiring things to do with kids in LA this February.
Becoming Los Angeles at LA's Natural History Museum
Sure, you've been there to see the dinosaurs and maybe the butterflies, too, but this month, there's a new, important reason to visit LA's Natural History Museum. In honor of Black History Month, the museum will offer guided tours of its Becoming Los Angeles exhibit, focusing on the stories of Angelenos of African descent and the pivotal roles they played. While the tours might be best for older kids, little ones of any age can still discover the videos, images and artifacts that make up the exhibit. Sat. & Sun. throughout Feb. Event details.
Sunday Studio at MOCA
Stop by this free, drop-in event at one of our favorite LA museum's. Inspired by the exhibition With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, little ones (and their grownups) can work with artist Devon Tsuno and MOCA Teens to create a new large-scale, collaborative artwork. While you're at the museum, be sure to check out the Experiments in Light, Color and Space, part of the Seven Stations installation, with its walls and walkways illuminated in shades of red, blue and green. Sun., Feb. 2. Event details.
Zoo-per Heroes at the LA Zoo
The LA Zoo and DC comics have joined forces for a day of for a “superhero” day of learning and fun. This special one-day event will feature talks with the authors and artists behind DC’s middle-grade graphic novels, plus draw-alongs with book illustrators, crafts, giveaways and more. Sat., Feb. 8. Event details.
Imaginology Kids Valentine's Day Party
It's a Valentine's Day date for the whole family: Join Silverlake Imaginology for its first Annual Valentine's Day Party! Bring the whole brood for special activities and a funny show! The play-and-learn center's STEAM-based labs (Earth, Wind, Water and Light) will be open for kids to explore. Fri., Feb. 14. Event details.
Fill Your Heart with Art
Visit Kidspace over Presidents Day weekend for a heart-filled arts-and-crafts bonanza. From paint to paper craft, kids can experiment, practice and participate in a variety of creative projects. Fill your heart with different art at stations scattered throughout the museum—each station feature a different medium or technique to try. Sat.-Mon., Feb. 15-17. Event details.
Queen Mary Scots Festival
Put on your favorite tartan gear and get ready for a weekend of Highland revelry at the Queen Mary. When else can you cheer on kilted professional Scottish athletes as they compete the hammer throw and caber toss? There will also be bagpipe and drumming competitions, dance offs and more. Kids can even participate in the Wee Highland Games, plus mingle with a herd of sheep and witness a knighting ceremony. Great Scots, indeed! Sat. & Sun., Feb. 15 & 16. Event details.
Clay Creations at The Getty Center
Get fired up about clay in this hands-on family workshop and discover how artists transform earth and water into the beautiful ceramics on view at the Getty Center. Try your hand at the potter's wheel, make a decorative mold, or add a creature to the collaborative clay project. Then, get squishy at the touch table and explore different clay bodies including earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Sat., Feb. 22. Event details.
CicLAvia South LA
Still haven't seen the spectacular Watts Towers? This is the perfect opportunity. Join CicLAvia and its closed-street bike fest for ride along the historic Central Ave. Jazz District in South Central. Go by bike, skate or stroller and enjoy kid-friendly activities along the way. Sun., Feb. 23. Event details.
The Art of the Brick
The Art of the Brick, the world’s largest display of LEGO art ever, arrives at the California Science Center. Bring your brick-loving kiddos to check out more than 100 LEGO sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya. In addition to a 20-foot T-Rex skeleton 3-d recreations of iconic paintings, there's also a hands-on The Science of the Brick gallery featuring nine LEGO brick building challenges and activities for kids. Opens Sun., Feb. 28. Event details.