Thursday, February 07, 2013

FREE February Kid-Friendly Events

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Heading out with the kids doesn't have to be an expensive adventure!  Organizations and destinations throughout Los Angeles offer a wide-variety of kid-friendly events from arts and crafts to nature outings to festive celebrations.  Here are a few in February we thought were pretty fun...and free!  

-Charity Tran

Craft a Valentine (Card)!: Bring the kids out to this free event to craft a valentine for someone special!  
Date/Time: 02/09/2013 - 10AM-12PM
Location: One Colorado (Old Pasadena)
Cost: FREE

Art Workshop Beads of Faith: Ronald Jackson facilitates a beading workshop to create personalized ornaments of faith.  This art workshop is for all ages! 
Date/Time: 02/09/2013 - 2PM-4PM
Location: California African American Museum (Downtown LA)
Cost: FREE

Chinese New Year Festival - Year of the Snake: Celebrate the Year of the Snake in Chinatown Los Angeles with a parade, festival, food, and activities for all ages! The event includes an attempt to break the world record for paper folding! 
Date/Time: 02/16/2013 from 12PM-8PM; 02/17/2013 from 12PM-6PM
Location: Los Angeles Chinatown (Downtown LA)
Cost: FREE

Whale of a Weekend: Highlighting the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale, this event allows kids (and adults) of all ages to learn more about whales and engage in activities and events.  You might even  see whales from  the west end observation deck!
Date/Time: 02/16-02/17/2013 - 12:30PM-5PM BOTH DAYS
Location: Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium (Santa Monica)
Cost: FREE for children 12 and under; Admission for other ages is $5 suggested donation ($3 admission per person required) 

Free Bus Trip to the Mountains: Solstice Canyon: Take a fun, free day trip with the family exploring Solstice Canyon - just make sure to pack a lunch and bring water!  
Date/Time: 02/23/2013 - 9AM-4PM
Location: Vista Hermosa Natural Park (Santa Clarita) 
Cost: FREE

"Make it and Take It" Craft Class for Kids: Sit by the ocean at Dockweiler Beach and enjoy a free craft project.  For kids 0-12 years old, accompanied with an adult
Date/Time: Every Saturday until 2014; 11AM-1PM
Location: Dockweiler Youth Center (South Bay)
Cost: FREE

For more events ideas, visit the Calendar of Events!

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