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Best Things to do with LA Kids Age 9-12 in September

September is crammed with cool events for ages 9-12. Including: Halo Outpost Discovery, Batman Cruise-in, Doggie Paradise, Museum Day and Nerd Expo.

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    Two Bit Circus

    01/01 - 12/31

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Check out Two Bit Circus, the “Micro-Amusement Park” in LA’s Arts District. A 50,000-squar...

    Automobile Driving Museum

    Daily Schedule

    South Bay

    $0-10

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) is a destination for anyone who loves cars and the role they hav...

    Battleship Iowa Museum

    Daily Schedule

    South Bay

    $9.95-17.95

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The Battleship IOWA Museum is a Top 10 regional attraction, consistently rated as a must-see experie...

    Neon Retro Arcade

    Daily Schedule

    San Gabriel Valley

    $10/hour

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Neon Retro Arcade is an old-school arcade with retro games from back in the day. Visit Neon to take ...


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    L.A. Street Festival

    09/20 - 09/21

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    For the first time ever, FIBA 3X3 basketball and the hottest esports competitions collaborate at the...

    Checkmate! Chess at the Museum

    08/17 - 09/28

    San Gabriel Valley

    $12-$15 (kids 18 & under free)

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Every Saturday in August and September, drop by the Norton Simon Museum’s Sculpture Garden and cha...


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    Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

    09/21

    West LA

    $18-$22

    9-12, 12+

    Explore the Wizarding World on this Scavenger Hunt! This magical tour of the Getty Center will send ...

    Nerd Expo

    09/21

    San Gabriel Valley

    $17 - $24

    9-12, 12+

    Head to the 4th annual Nerd Expo for all your nerd, cosplay and collector fun! Formally known as Ner...

    Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day

    09/21

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Over 20 p...

    Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

    09/21

    Central LA

    $15-$110

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The Hollywood Bowl is alive with the sound of music! This fun-filled Sing-A-Long returns! Don a cost...

    Head Wraps in the Park

    09/28

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Goddess head wrapping is a global tradition ranging from South Asia to Africa. It is an art form whi...

    All Aboard For Nature! Public Lands Day

    09/28

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Celebrate Public Lands Day & Access to Parks with free activities, celebrated speakers, a commun...

    Ukelele Festival

    09/28

    South Bay

    $20-$45 (12 & under free)

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The 5th Los Angeles International Ukelele Festival celebrates the little 4-stringed wonder that has ...

    Union Station Retrocade

    09/28 - 09/29

    Central LA

    $5-$10

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Step back in time for the ultimate arcade rewind featuring over 50 cabinet games from the 70s, 80s a...

    Batman Day & Lamborghini Cruise-in

    09/29

    Central LA

    $11-$16

    All Ages

    Batman fans, pull in at Petersen Automotive Museum park, for their monthly cruise-in and join in on ...


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    Queen Mary’s Doggie Paradise

    09/14

    South Bay

    $15-$50

    All Ages

    Join the Queen Mary for a paw-fect afternoon to celebrate your four-legged family members with a fes...

    Dream Complex Block Party

    09/14

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    DREAM Complex is excited to launch their first annual Back To School Block Party at The Graff Lab. T...

    TarFest

    09/14

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    Head to the La Brea Tar Pits for the 17th Annual TarFest – a free arts and music festival. Exp...

    Pencils, Pens & Brushes Book Launch

    09/14

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Pencils, Pens & Brushes – Colorful Women of Disney Animation is a book all about the women...

    Sunset Walk & Talk

    09/11

    Central LA

    Free

    9-12, 12+

    Each month Griffith Observatory offers a sunset hike led by a park ranger and museum guide. The hike...

    Kids Walk

    09/08

    San Bernardino County

    $0 - $10

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Join Kids Walk and march down the streets of Loma Linda to the Loma Linda University Children’...

    Rose Bowl Flea Market

    09/08

    San Gabriel Valley

    $9-$25 (kids under 12 free)

    All Ages

    Head to the world’s most unusual flea market. Featuring over 2,500 vendors and 20,000 buyers each ...

    Corvair Car Show

    09/07

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    Head to the Corvair Car Show: Ageless to Anarchy for “The Biggest, Little All-Corvair Car Show in ...

    Professional Bull Riding Anaheim Invitational

    09/06 - 09/07

    Orange County

    $19 - $254

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The toughest eight seconds in sports is back at the Honda Center. It’s time for the Profession...

    Broad Fest

    09/01

    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    An afternoon of music, dance and interactive entertainment at The Broad Stage. Broad Fest is annual ...

    Halo: Outpost Discovery

    08/30 - 09/01

    Orange County

    $55 - $140

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    Halo: Outpost Discovery is a weekend-long event that lets attendees step into Halo’s beloved s...

    Long Beach Comic Con

    08/31 - 09/01

    South Bay

    $25 - $110

    6-8, 9-12, 12+

    The annual Long Beach Comic Con is a celebration of comic books and pop culture, showcasing the exce...


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