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March 2012 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description




March 3

Lantern Festival

Live music, acrobatics, dance, educational workshops, kite making, calligraphy, face painting, lantern making and acclaimed Chinese authors signing and reading from their latest books.

12-7 pm

Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles


March 3

Summer Camp Fair

Learn what dozens of camps have to offer families at this community-wide event. The camps are offering special discounts at the fair.

10 am-2 pm

Woodland Hills Academy, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills


March 3-4

Spring Art

& Crafts Festival

See a variety of original art and handmade treasures.

The event includes hands-on children's activities, refreshments, and more.

10 am-4 pm

Borchard Community Center

190 Reino Road, Newbury Park


March 3-4, 10-11

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 3

Target Free Saturday

Professional artists lead classes that teach dance, art and music.

11 am-4 pm

The Children’s Museum at La Habra

301 S. Euclid St., La Habra


March 4, 11 and 25

Andell Family Sundays: The Art of Global Mapping

Check out the special exhibition Common Places to see one-of-kind embroideries: a colorful world map, a quilt of American motifs, and a needlepoint of animals and plants, and then stitch or design your own textile work of art.

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 9-10

Los Angeles County Irish Fair & Celtic Music Festival

Traditional Irish music, dance, music, food, an Irish pride parade featuring the 42nd Highland Pipers, sheep herding, carnival rides, games and storytellers.

10 am- 6pm

Pomona Fairplex

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona

Adult $18, Seniors $16, Children under 12: Free

March 10


Lively musical from the American Family Theater.

1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

Haugh Performing Arts Center

1000 West Foothill Blvd., Glendora


March 10

Target Free Family Day: Folding Paper!

Make your own lunchtime wraps, help to make the longest paper chain ever made at JANM and also make an origami boat and other fun designs. All galleries also open, free of charge.

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum

369 East First Street, Los Angeles


March 10

Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair

The theme is Going Green Together. Exhibits and displays from organizations that teach and promote environmental education. Hands-on activities, workshops for families, live entertainment, storytime, music, hikes, and more.

9 am-4 pm

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

310 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Free with paid admission

Adults: $8, Students and Seniors: $6, Children ages 5-12: $3, Children 5 and younger: Free

March 14-15

A Visit with Michaelangelo and Leonardo

Part of the History Comes Alive series. Actors will portray these historical figures in an interactive educational experience.

9:30 am and 11 am

Forest Lawn, 1712 South Glendale Ave.,



March 14

Art+Science:Gems and Minerals

Find out what it takes to make some of the most beautiful things on Earth. Check out some Scanning Electron Microscope photographs, talk to our Mineral Sciences Curatorial Staff, and discover the science of gems with hands on activities.

10 am-4 pm

Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with paid admission; Adults: $9, Seniors (62+): $6.50, Students 18 and over with ID: $6.50; Children 13-17: $6.50, Children 5-12: $2, Children under 5: FREE

March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

Live music and dancing, face painting, rock climbing, moon bounce, sports n more for kids, rafffle and prizes.

11 am-3 pm

Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

27040 Malibu Hills Rd., Calabasas


March 17-18

LA Kids Consignment Sale

Check out great finds from over 550 families. Toys, clothes, play kitchens and more.

9 am-5 pm

157 W. Providencia Ave., Burbank

Free admission

March 17

World City:  Inca Son & Ccanto Scissors

Enjoy performances by Peruvian folkdance champions and Peruvian acrobats!

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 18

Los Encinos Living History Day

An afternoon of traditional children’s games, music, a blacksmith, docents in 1870s attire and tours of the historic buildings.

1-3 pm

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


March 23-25

The Acting Camp

All children ages 7-11 are welcome to apply for this 3 day camp staffed by professionals in the entertainment industry. learn about the tools needed to succeed and gain exposure to top casting directors in the business.

Fri. At 12 pm-Sun. at 6 pm

El Capitan Canyon Resort

11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara

$1485/actor and $585/parent

Includes all lodging and meals.

March 24

Free Family Festival

Free admission to all the museum’s galleries, plus hands-on activities, crafts, performances and more.

12-4 pm

Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles, Pasadena


March 24

Flights of Fantasy: Soaring on the Wings of a Tale

Families can listen as storytellers Lorrie Oshatz and Theresa Amy create an interactive theatrical piece using multicultural stories.

2 pm

Central Library,

630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles

Free with free, validated parking

March 24

Kids in the Courtyard: Letters, Numbers and Boetti! Oh My!

Kids create their own alphabet and number set inspired by the current Boetti exhibit.

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA

North Campus, Sunset Blvd. And Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

Free, parking is $11

March 24-25 and 31, April 1 and April 7-8

Spring Spectacular

Celebrate animals and learning at this annual event. Different animals are featured every hour in the Eye to Eye Theater, and children can also enjoy arts and crafts, live animals, puppet shows, and more.

10 am-5 pm

Moorpark Zoo

7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark

Adults: $8, Children/Seniors: $5

March 31

Spring Eggstravaganza

Egg hunts, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, crafts and live entertainment

12-3 pm

Conejo Creek Park

Hwy 23 and Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

$5/child and this includes all activities

March 31

Spring Fling Springtime

Live music, crafts, games, wool weaving, tortilla making and an egg hunt.

1-4 pm

Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas

Adults: $4, Children 11 and younger: $2

March 31

Cottontail Day

Easter Bunny photos, bounce houses, a petting zoo, a scavenger hunt and egg hunts.

11 am-2 pm

Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura


March 31


Egg hunt, petting zoo, bunny hop games, prizes, candy, crafts

10 am-12 pm

Grape Arbor Park Canwood St. And Parkville, Calabasas

Free; Pictures with Bunny: $5

March 24-25 and 31, April 1 and April 7-8

Spring Spectacular

Celebrate animals and learning at this annual event. Different animals are featured every hour in the Eye to Eye Theater, and children can also enjoy arts and crafts, live animals, puppet shows, and more.

10 am-5 pm

Moorpark Zoo

7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark

Adults: $8, Children/Seniors: $5