DadVentures

Fun Things to do with L.A. Kids in Summer

With schools closed for summer break, parents can have a hard time figuring out how to keep their kids busy during the summer months. Here are our top picks for fun things big and small to do this summer. They include a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, free and paid events, and options across the southland.

Across LA

    Apple Camp

    07/07 - 08/03

    Central LA

    Free

    6-8, 9-12

    Kids ages 8-12 will explore their creativity through fun, hands-on projects across four tracks rangi...

Central LA

    Toy Story 4 at El Capitan

    06/20 - 07/14

    Central LA

    $16

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    The El Capitan Theatre presents Toy Story 4! The must-see sequel featuring another incredible Woody ...

    Monster Jam – Triple Threat Series

    07/12 - 07/14

    Central LA

    $30 - $55

    All Ages

    The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series will be crushing DTLA in an action-packed weekend at Staples. M...

    L.A. Dodgers

    Daily Schedule

    Central LA

    $37+

    All Ages

    Whether you’re a L.A. Dodgers diehard or a casual baseball fan, join the ballgame fun at L.A.’s ...

    Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)

    05/31 - 09/08

    Central LA

    $10-$48

    All Ages

    Come out and see the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks! Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks play in th...

    California Science Center

    Daily Schedule

    Central LA

    Free

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Space Shuttle Endeavour is on display in the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilio...

    LA Central Library

    Daily Schedule

    Central LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The flagship Central Library is the headquarters for the Los Angeles Public Library, which includes ...

San Gabriel Valley

    Raging Waters

    03/18 - 09/22

    San Bernardino County

    $20

    All Ages

    Spend a day cooling off this summer at California’s largest water park, Raging Waters Los Ange...

    Kidspace Children’s Museum

    Daily Schedule

    San Gabriel Valley

    $13.75

    3-5, 6-8

    One of Southern California’s premier family destinations, Kidspace Children’s Museum is ...

    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 ...

San Fernando Valley & Beyond

    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

    Daily Schedule

    Santa Clarita Valley

    $37-$45 (FREE for 2 and under)

    All Ages

    Thrill seekers of all sizes are welcome at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Tons of great fun for little ...

    Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

    Daily Schedule

    Ventura County

    $9-$25

    All Ages

    In a career that spanned more than five decades, Ronald Reagan encouraged Americans to act and achie...

West LA

    Annenberg Community Beach House

    Daily Schedule

    West LA

    $4-$10

    All Ages

    The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public facility located on 5 ac...

    Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

    Daily Schedule

    West LA

    $5

    3-5, 6-8

    The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is a hidden gem located right on the pier! With over 100 local speci...

    Annenberg Space for Photography

    Daily Schedule

    West LA

    Free

    All Ages

    The Annenberg Space for Photography features several powerfully-themed exhibits a year as well as ...

San Fernando Valley & Beyond

    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    Daily Schedule

    South Bay

    $1-$5 (Suggested donation)

    All Ages

    With its spectacular natural setting adjacent to Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park and the Port of Los Ang...

    Madrona Marsh Preserve

    Daily Schedule

    South Bay

    Free

    All Ages

    The Madrona Marsh Preserve is a type of wetland called a vernal marsh. “Vernal” means sp...

Orange County

    Pretend City Children’s Museum

    Daily Schedule

    Orange County

    $13.75

    All Ages

    Pretend City Children’s Museum is designed for children to learn how the real world works. It̵...

    Orange County Fair

    07/12 - 08/11

    Orange County

    $7-$40

    All Ages

    Barns full of animals, zany and delish food, concerts under the stars, games and rides, blue ribbon ...