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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Description




Feb. 1-March 12


10 am, 12:25 pm, 2:50 pm, 5:10 pm; 7:30 pm, and 9:55 pm

El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

Adults $13; Children (ages 3-11) $10; VIP $22

March 1-April 5, Sundays only

The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast

2 pm

Assistance League Playhouse, 1367 North Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles


March 1

BodyTraffic: dance performance

2 pm

Brand Park and Library, 1601 West Mountain St.,



Feb. 27-April 12, Fri., Sat. And Sun. only

Sesame Street Presents the Body

10 am-5 pm

Hollywood and Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd.,

Los Angeles

One child/adult pair: $10, each additional child is $5

March 1-March 29, Sundays only

Andell Family Sundays: Persian New Year:

Art of the Islamic World

12:30-3:30 pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with admission. Children can obtain free membership

with an application found here and each child can bring one adult for free as well.

March 1

Family Festival of

Books: Author meet-and-greets, live entertianment, food

and prizes

9 am- 3 pm

Chino Fairgrounds, 5410 Edison Ave., Chino

Free; parking is $5

March 7-8 and March 14-15

Dana Point Festival of Whales: whale watching,  a carnival, a parade, fishing and sailing lessons,  a campfire program, crafts, fish-feeding, and a rubber ducky race.

9 am-9 pm

Dana Wharf, 34675 Golden Lantern,

Dana Point

Free admission, fee for some activities

March 7

Silk Road Storytime

10:30 am

Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

Free with paid admission

March 7

The Doctor is In: Dr. Seuss Storytime and puppet show

2-3 pm

Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 West Fifth St., Los Angeles


March 7

Saturday Scene: Rhythm Child. Interactive music show

11 am

Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles


March 8

Sally Ride Science Festival: Teens will hear a talk by astronuat Wendy Lawrence. Also included are workshops, hands-on activities, food and music.

11 am-4:15 pm

Caltech Campus, 1200 East California Blvd., Pasadena

$15; advanced registration is required.

March 8

Storytelling with Angela Lloyd

11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm

The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles

Free; parking is $10

March 8

Sunday Afternoons for Kids: Songwriting with Kate

Song writing workshop led by singer and songwriter Kate Miucci.

12 pm

UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free; advanced registration is encouraged

March 12-April 14

Caterpillar Adoption Days

9:30 am-5 pm

Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

$4 plus cost of museum admission

March 14-15

Dan Zanes Concert

Sat.: 11 am and 2 pm, Sun.: 11 am

UCLA, Royce Hall, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles

Adults: $25, Children 12 and under: $15

March 14

Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair: hands-on activities, ecological treasure hunt, hikes, and a tree giveaway.

9 am-4 pm

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 310 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Free wit paid admission

March 14

Fairy Tale Fun: stories, poems and a puppet show

2-3 pm

Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 West Fifth St., Los Angeles


March 14

Salt Marsh Open House: guided tours of the salt marsh and wetlands habitat

2:30-4:30 pm

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


March 14

World City: Czechoslovak-American Marionettes

11 am and 12:30 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free. Tickets are distributed beginning at 10 am on Grand Ave. at 2nd Street. Lineups are not permitted until 9 am.

March 14

Target Free Family Day: Make an origami

camera, go on a scavenger hunt, decorate a photo album and more.

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles


March 14

Critter Club: Ocean Commotion: a swimming story, fishy craft and a sea anemone feeding session

10:15-11:15 am

Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with paid admission

March 14

Norooz: A New Year

Craft project that will celebrate the Spring Equinox.

1:30-3:30 pm

Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Landmark Building A,

Los Angeles


March 15

Japanimation Festival: Family festival with performances and craft projects.

12-4 pm

Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles Ave., Pasadena


March 15

Los Encinos Living History Day

1-3 pm

Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St., Encino


March 15

PlayDaily:Light and Shadow Hands-on activities including flourescent puppets, bubbles that glow, flashlight play and light tables.


10 am-2 pm

Cinespace, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

Child/adult pair: $10

March 15

Birthdays of the American Girls: Josefina Special activities to celebrate Josefina’s birthday.

11 am-3 pm

American Girl Place, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles


March 21

Symphonic Favorites - Music for the Family: The Burbank Philharmonic performs a musical menagerie

6:30 pm

Hall of Liberty, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr.,

Los Angeles


March 21

Spring Art Thing: celebration for spring

Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica


March 27-29

LA Consignment Sale

Fri: 9 am-2 pm,

Sat.: 9 am-5 pm,

Sun.: 9 am-2 pm


7733 Hayvenhurst Ave., Van Nuys


March 28

Family Festival:

Discover the culture of Japan through art-making workshops, dance, taiko drumming, puppet theatre, craft demonstrations, and storytelling

10 am-6 pm

1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles

Free; parking is $10

March 2009 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles