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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Name




Jan 1-25

Becoming American: Teenagers and Immigration


Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with paid admission

Jan. 1-25

Wild Ocean 3D

10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30pm,


IMAX Theater at the California Science Center, Exposition Park 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles

Adults $8; Children (4-12) $4.75

Jan. 4

The Gumdrop Tree:

Storytelling and art project

2 pm and 4 pm

Zimmer Children's Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd.,  Suite 100, Los Angeles

$3 plus museum admission

Jan. 10

Peruvian Ensemble Musical Group

4-5 pm

Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave., Granada Hills


Jan. 10

Saturday Scene: Pinocchio

11 am

Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.,

Los Angeles


Jan. 11

Peter Aslop: Concert

11 am

McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd.,

Santa Monica


Jan. 11

Justin Roberts in Concert

11 am-

12:15 pm

Coronet Theatre, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles

$15, (Children  under 3: Free)

Jan. 13-18


Tues.-Fri. 7:30 pm, Sat. 2 and 7:30 pm, Sun 1 and 6:30 pm

Kodak Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood


Jan. 17

Kit and Kaboodle: Make your own dream-catcher

1-2 pm

Southwest Museum of the American Indian, 234 Museum Dr., Los Angeles

$7 for craft, admission to museum is free

Jan. 17

Family Fun: Bountiful Bird Feeders

1-3 pm

L.A. County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia


Jan. 17

Storytelling: Kathleen Zundell

10:30 am

Children's Book World, 10580-1/2 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles


Jan. 17

World City: Chen Kuai Le Puppet Theater

11 am and 12:30 pm

Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles


Jan. 18

Let's Make History: New Year's Bells

1-2:30 pm

Autry National Center, 4700 Western

Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Museum admission: Adults: $9, Students: $5, Children: $3

Jan. 18

Target Sundays at the CAAM: Martin Luther King Jr Day

11 am

California African American Museum,

600 State Dr., Los Angeles


Jan. 18

Salt Marsh Open House

11 am-1 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro


Jan. 18

Doo Dah Parade

11:30 am

Raymond and Colorado, Old Town Pasadena.


Jan. 18

Children's Concert

1 and 3 pm

Murphy Recital Hall, Loyola Marymount University. 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles


Jan. 24

Pillow Theatre: Art of Puppets and Marionettes Hansel and Gretel

10 am and 11 am

Grand Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles


Jan. 24

Women Explorers Workshop Series: NOAA Meteorologists Stefanie Sullivan and Jamie Meier

11 am

Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana

Admission: Adults: $12.95, Children: $9.95

Jan. 24

Discovery Day

Explore all of the Nature Center's natural wonders.  

10 am-2 pm

El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach


Jan. 24


Kids are encouraged to be junior paleontologists and then enjoy a performance from Dinoman and his life-sized dinosaurs.  

11 am-4 pm

Star Eco Station, Star Eco Station, 10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City


Jan. 25

Stories In the Afternoon: You've Got Mail!

2-3 pm

Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Fee for

admission: Adults: $8, Children under 18: Free

January 2009 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles