Summer Fun

AMC Summer Movie Camp

Children’s movies on Wednesday mornings for $1 (yes — ONE DOLLAR!) Check the website for the schedule and to find a participating theatre near you.  At those prices, even I will be taking in a movie this summer!

Wading Pools

Beginning June 29th and going through August 14th, the wading pools at the local parks will be open.  Each park has a different schedule, so be sure to check before you go.

Summer Moonlight Moves

A series of free, outdoor movies in various parks.   Check the website for the schedule or call Parks and Rec for more information. 

Summer Concert Series

A series of seven free outdoor concerts at Verdugo Park showcasing a variety of musical genres.  Visit the website for more details. 

The Children’s Hour at the Levitt Pavilion

Each Wednesday night at 7 pm the Levitt is hosting a free children’s concert.  Click here for the schedule of performers. 

The Americana at Brand

Kids Club on the Green: Tuesdays 11-1, enjoy music, entertainment and more!  Sign up for the Kids Club and receive a free tshirt for each of your children and emails of upcoming events.  Many restaurants also offer free children’s meals with adult purchase on Tuesdays. 

Stroller Strides: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10

Kids Yoga on the Green: Wednesdays from 11-12

Moonlight Movies: Wednesdays at 8pm in July

Other special events: check the calendar for upcoming events.  (Today, for example, the Skirball is bringing elements of Noah’s Ark to the Green.)


If you haven’t already done so, sign up your children for the NexGen program with LACMA.  Each child in LA County under the age of 18 is elligible for a free membership to the museum and can bring in an adult with every visit.  That means if you have two children your whole family essentially has a free membership!

Other free field trips:

California Science Center

Getty Center

Olvera Street

El Molino Viejo

Nethercutt Museum

Wells Fargo Musem

Skirball (free only on Thursdays)

Now don’t tell me there’s nothing to do this summer!

(Did I miss something?  Please let me know and I’ll add it!)


6 thoughts on “Summer Fun

  1. Thank yo for the reminder for the LACMA NextGen program. We need to take advantage of that, and the Skirball, too.

    Also, just a comment on the Nethercutt for parents of young children-It is not a child-friendly place. The guided tour is awesome if you like old cars and music. I really enjoyed the music part, and even though I am not a huge car fan, I was pretty impressed. We did not go over to the self-guided section, but I am going to assume that one is expected to keep a VERY close eye on any children brought in. This is not to discourage any adults or older children from going, but just to prepare any who think it might be a fun outing with energetic little ones.

    1. Lisa,
      I’ve never done the guided tour side. We were told that children under 12 were not welcome (nor were jeans, if I remember correctly. Something and Paul and my Dad being under dressed.) We have done the self-guided section. It’s just a big room with old cars. Not for everyone, but great for our family — you can never see too many Rolls Royce Phantoms from the early 20th century! But you are right, it is not a trip to the park. (and for that matter, it’s not very close.) It is, however, good for what it is — car lovers, rejoice!

  2. thanks for posting all this btw, We’re totally heading to Fremont park tomorrow afternoon for the wading pool!
    Maybe we’ll see you there?….

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