Movie World opens this month at Legoland. Photo courtesy of Legoland
Movie World opens this month at Legoland. Photo courtesy of Legoland

Best Things To Do in LA this May with Kids

It's May 2021, and things are looking up. After over a year of experiencing life through a Zoom window, we can finally venture out and go places (such as the Discovery Cubes in OC and LA), hear things (like music at the Hollywood Bowl), and bemoan the lack of tickets (for the new Immersive Van Gogh experience, opening this month).

We are starting to celebrate holidays outside our pods: How about a Mother's Day brunch at the Reagan Library?  A friendly round of Loteria for Cinco de Mayo? An open-air concert for Memorial Day weekend?

When Knott's Berry Farm reopens we will have reached peak theme park, with all major venues welcoming guests. Parks are breaking out the bells and whistles, too: Knott's is celebrating 100 years of amusement, while Legoland is debuting a whole new world (hint: it's awesome!)

As the summer approaches and restrictions get lifted, expect to see even more of our favorites returning. Until then, May we suggest a few highlights for the month ahead...

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Numerous locations in Los Angeles, including: Grand Park LA
upcoming events
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) We Rise LA

El Capitan Theatre
upcoming events
(Wed May 5, 2021 - Sun May 23, 2021) Disney Classics at the El Capitan

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

LoanMart Field
upcoming events
(Tue May 11, 2021 - Sun Jun 6, 2021) Quakes Minor League Baseball

Music Center Plaza
upcoming events
(Mon May 24, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) The Super Villainz Tap Dance Park

Legoland
upcoming events
(Thu May 27, 2021 - Wed Jun 30, 2021) Legoland LEGO Movie World

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
upcoming events
(Fri May 28, 2021 - Sat Sep 4, 2021) Newport Dunes Movies on the Beach

Conejo Community Center
upcoming events
(Mon May 31, 2021 - Mon Sep 6, 2021) 2021 Summer Concerts in the Park (Thousand Oaks)

Kidspace Chidren's Museum
upcoming events
(Thu May 6, 2021 - Mon Jun 28, 2021) Open: Kidspace

Skirball Cultural Center
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Wed Jun 30, 2021) Open: The Skirball Cultural Center

Knott's Berry Farm
upcoming events
(Fri May 21, 2021 - Mon Sep 6, 2021) Knott’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

Broad Museum
upcoming events
(Wed May 26, 2021 - Sat Jul 31, 2021) Open: The Broad Museum

Discovery Cube Los Angeles
upcoming events
(Fri May 28, 2021) Open: Discovery Cube LA

Discovery Cube OC
upcoming events
(Fri May 28, 2021 - Wed Jun 30, 2021) Open: Discovery Cube OC

USC Pacific Asia Museum
upcoming events
(Sat May 29, 2021 - Sun Jun 6, 2021) Open: USC Pacific Asia Museum
Rooftop Cinema Drive-In at Santa Monica
Santa Monica Airport Interim Open Space - various times
SOAR: Tropical Butterflies at South Coast Botanic Garden
South Coast Botanic Garden - various times
Open: Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific - various times
Spring@Descanso: Signs of Spring
Descanso Gardens - various times
Open: LACMA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - various times
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