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

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

The Former Location of Amoeba Hollywood
upcoming events
(Sat Jul 31, 2021 - Sun Jan 2, 2022) Immersive Van Gogh - Los Angeles
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Kids Club Palisades Village
Palisades Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Secrets of the Universe 3D (Opening Week)
California Science Center - various times Pick
Minibop Family Music Class
Minibop Music - 9:30 AM
Bite-Sized Fair
Pomona Fairplex - 3:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides