Come on in for an oval office sit down. Photo courtesy of Nixon Library
Come on in for an oval office sit down. Photo courtesy of Nixon Library

Presidents Day Weekend Things To Do in LA with Kids: Mardi Gras, Whales, and Black History

This weekend is about more than just the long weekend (though it is a long weekend). This weekend asks us to examine the power of the individual: to do goodto achieve, to entertain and inform.

Whether your skill is trick shottingkrill eating, or sheep herding, whether you aim to be a ninja master, a seal rescuer, or a prima ballerina, this weekend reminds us that we can all rise up and achieve great things.

On Monday in particular, we look at the American presidency and the power of one individual to impact the lives of so many. LA is lucky to have two presidential libraries in the region, both of which offer up observances of the holiday. Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you are going to do with your kids on this long weekend. 

Read on for our most statesmanlike picks for this weekend …


Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Legoland
One LEGOLAND Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Dodger Stadium - Parking Lot 1
1000 Elysian Park Aven
Los Angeles, CA

Oak Canyon Park
5305 E Santiago Canyon Rd
Silverado , CA 92676

The Soraya - Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff Street Great Hall
Northridge, CA 91330

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 North Arroyo Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103

Rotating Locations
Will Rogers State Beach - 15800 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA

Jackie Robinson Center and Park
1020 North Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
3321 Hyland Ave., Suite A,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Children's Book World
10580 1/2 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Venice Beach
Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90290

Los Rios Park
31831 Los Rios St
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Shoreline Village
Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Blvd
Pasadena , CA 91105

Toyota Arena
4000 East Ontario Center Pkwy
Ontario, CA 91764

ESMoA
208 Main Street
El Segundo, CA

AMC Theatres - Participating Locations
Burbank 16: 125 East Palm Ave
Burbank, CA 91502

Pershing Square
532 South Olive Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 213.847.4970

Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

Staples Center
1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Chinatown
943 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles Ballet
11755 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Marine Mammal Care Center
3601 South Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace
12005 Bluff Creek Dr
Playa Vista, CA 90094

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
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