Let's go fly a kite! Photo courtesy of Ascot Hills Park
Let's go fly a kite! Photo courtesy of Ascot Hills Park

Things to Do in Los Angeles this Weekend with Kids: Earth Day, Oscars, Getty Villa Reopens

We here at Mommy Poppins are all about mothers, and this week we’re celebrating the biggest mother of them all: Mother Earth. While Momma E has appreciated the improved air quality from us all staying home for the last year, she is happy to welcome us back for in-person, with-people events. Top options for in-person Earth-Daying include the newly reopened Heal the Bay Aquarium and the kite-flying celebration in Ascot Hills Park.

If you're not ready for the up close and personal, virtual options still abound, and not just for Earth Day. This week we have virtual celebrations of Cherry Blossoms, the continuations of the LA Times Festival of Books, and a birthday bash for the Bard. And let us not forget the Oscars, which I will watch this year from home, in order to reduce my carbon footprint and because I wasn't invited. 

You know where I have been invited? The Mommy Poppins LA Online Camp Fair, and you're invited, too. Our virtual expo starts on April 26 and offers a one-stop-shop for virtual tours and face-to-face sessions with the best camps in town. And it's totally free!

You are invited to keep reading for a motherload of activities you can do with your family this week...

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.

Some photos in this post were taken prior to the pandemic.

Places featured in this article:


Getty Villa
upcoming events
(Wed Apr 21, 2021 - Wed Jun 30, 2021) Open: Getty Villa

Heal the Bay Aquarium at Santa Monica Pier
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 24, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Heal the Bay Aquarium Earth Day Celebration

Various Locations, including Sears Parking Lot
upcoming events
(Thu Mar 4, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Electric Dusk Drive-In 2021

Children's Museum at La Habra
upcoming events
(Wed Apr 14, 2021 - Sat May 29, 2021) Open: Children's Museum at La Habra

Pretend City Children's Museum
upcoming events
(Wed Apr 7, 2021 - Fri Apr 30, 2021) Open with New Exhibits: Pretend City

Dodger Stadium
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 9, 2021 - Wed Apr 28, 2021) Dodger Home Games

Kidspace Children's Museum
upcoming events
(Fri Mar 26, 2021 - Sat Apr 24, 2021) Kidspace Caterpillar Adoption Days 2021

upcoming events
(Sat Apr 10, 2021 - Sat Apr 24, 2021) Earth Month Celebration with the Roundhouse Aquarium
Paleo Playdates
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - 10:00 AM Pick
Cayton Creators Community Program
Cayton Children's Museum - 10:00 AM
Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-In
Hollywood American Legion Post 43 - 12:00 PM
Sugar Rush
- 12:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides