Looking for a few new ways to entertain the kids this weekend, beyond all the home science experiments and movie nights—no judgment. (Like, really, none at all, because right there with you.) Fortunately, we’ve uncovered some unique ideas especially for LA parents. From a big night-sky event you can see from your own backyard to story time with celebs, here are 7 awesome activities for your #SaferAtHome weekend.

It’s a Girl!
Spend some time with the latest addition to the Los Angeles Zoo, an adorable baby gorilla named Angela. Stop by the zoo’s Instagram or YouTube channel to see little Angela and mom N’djia in action.

Seeing Stars
After the sun sets on Sat., Mar. 28, take the kids outside to gaze up at the sky for a chance to see Venus, the crescent Moon and the star cluster Pleiades. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, the Pleiades are so bright they can be seen by the naked eye, even in urban areas. But grab binoculars or a telescope and you’ll be treated to a truly dazzling display of lights.

Rock On!
LA’s most popular kids musicians (and regulars on the birthday party circuit), The BeatBuds are doing live shows every Friday. Check their Instagram account for more information.

Story Time
Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams have joined with Save the Children and No Child Hungry to create Save with Stories in response to COVID-19 school closures. Visit them on Instagram to hear stories read by Reese Witherspoon, Kamala Harris, Brie Larson and more!

Museum Day
Check out all the fun and educational online resources from some of our favorite local museums. Find out how to build a balloon car, create a colorful rain cloud and more. Get all the details here.

–Shannan Rouss


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