Cayton Children's Museum. Photo by Matthew Tucciarone
Cayton Children's Museum. Photo by Matthew Tucciarone

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Apollo 11, Delicious Go Little Tokyo, Comic Con

It's one small step for Mom... one giant leap for the whole family as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon. We look to the skies. We look to the skies some more. We look to the simulated skies. We look to the skies the way they did in the olden times... on a TV screen.

The commemoration reminds us of the boundless possibilities of all we can accomplish. We can get free lollipops and ice cream, and play for half the price. We can watch in awe (and no small degree of jealousy) as the population of Los Angeles decreases by half and San Diego's simultaneously increases by the same measure. (Must be magic.) Despite adversity, we can boldly go where no one has gone before.

Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars. So whenever you feel alone, just remember: those kings will always be there to guide you and so will Mommy Poppins.

Take one small step... to keep reading for our most stellar picks for this weekend's fun.


Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

LUNAR DOME at the Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Parking Lot K
Pasadena, CA

San Clemente Pier
615 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672

Camarillo Old Town, Ventura Blvd.
2400 E. Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Griffith Park - site of the Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Old Town Music Hall
140 Richmond Street
El Segundo, CA

California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Cayton Children’s Museum
395 Santa Monica Place on Level 3
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Cesar Chavez Park
401 Golden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

See's Candy - Participating Locations
3431 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Little Tokyo Various Locations, including Japanese Village Plaza
335 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA

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

Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA)
1717 E. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Two locations, including: Gerdes Park
14700 Gridley Rd
Norwalk, CA 90650

Reed Park, just north of Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Redondo Pier
100 Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Rotating Locations, including Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA

Rancho Simi Community Park
1765 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

North Hollywood Park
11430 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Malibu City Hall: Multi-Purpose Room
23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Rd
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Old Pasadena - Multiple Locations, including One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E Young Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Rd
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E
Hollywood, CA 90068

Sunset Theatre Company
1603 Aviation Blvd. #6
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center
26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Hurless Barton Park
4601 Casa Loma Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA

Chumash County Park
5550 Medea Valley Dr
Los Angeles, CA 91301

Conejo Community Center
1175 Hendrix Avenue
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360