35 Things To Do in Los Angeles Before School Starts: Ack! School Is Starting

Kidspace Campout brings a camping adventure to the city. Photo courtesy of the Museum
Kidspace Campout brings a camping adventure to the city. Photo courtesy of the Museum

Quick: It’s time to shoehorn all these last favorite things to do in Los Angeles before school starts up!

Is it me, or did this summer go by extra fast? I feel like we didn’t get to do half of our usual summer traditions, and now school is about to start. Hopefully, you at least got in a few day trips, visited a few beach towns, and got to go swimming in a lake or two. But perhaps you haven’t made it on as many outings this summer? There are some really cool museum exhibits (like Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out at the Discovery Cube) and shows for kids (The Actor’s Gang Shakespeare in the park is back in Culver City!) that truly should not be missed—and they won’t be here when the next school vacation rolls around. And they’re easy to squeeze in between your Target run for notebooks, last-minute doctor’s appointments, and one more run for ice cream

Check out more end-of-summer fun in our Summer Activities Guide for Los Angeles Kids. And if school is starting soon for your family, our Back-to-School Guide has pretty much everything you need.

Places featured in this article:


Pretend City Children's Museum

Kidspace Children's Museum

Griffith Park - Dell Performance Area

Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium

Banc of California Stadium

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Banc of California Stadium

The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center

The Original Farmers Market

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park
RAZ Summer Camp with Art for Kids
Robertson Art Zone, Beverly Hills - 9:30 AM
Sneakers and Beats Camp
Design Hive - 9:30 AM
Bella Terra Kids Club
Bella Terra - 10:00 AM
Ventura County Fair
Ventura County Fairgrounds - 11:00 AM
KIND Frozen Summer Tour
Santa Monica, two locations, including Santa Monica Place - 12:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides