-Weekend-Whaddup – January 23-24
when: Jan 24 at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
where: Griffith Park, The Autry , 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, Ca
how much: $4-$10
Join Family Dance Jam for a different kind of hoedown at the Autry today. As the DJ spins global grooves, a team of dancers leads lively dance games for families to enjoy together. Be a train, form a bridge, and line up for a modern twist on the Virginia reel.
more info: website
Somethings Fishy: Junior Scientist Fish Tales
when: Jan 23 at 10:30 a.m.
where: Exposition Park, NHM, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca
how much: $5-$12
Become a Junior Scientist or just wear a lab coat and look like one. Be sure to bring your snorkel to dive into the world of fish. From the tails of blue whale sharks to the scales of sardines, investigate the importance of fish in our ocean’s ecosystems as ichthyologists. Junior Scientist is specially designed for 6- to 9-year-olds and their families. Free with paid Museum admission/Membership. Limited space so register online today.
more info: website
weSpark 5K/10K and Kids Run
And Next Weekend:
Free Admission to 30 LA Museums on Saturday, Jan. 30
If you like those places, ya know, where you can go see stuff… Good news: Saturday, Jan. 30 is the day to check one or more off your bucket list. Thirty museums will be offering free admission as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program. I don’t expect you’ll see all thirty.
Admission at many of these museums will regularly set you back as much as $15 a person, so the savings can quickly add up for families. If you want my opinion, and if you’re reading this far you probably do, go after the priciest museum first and work your way down.
The list includes big draws like LACMA, the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Tolerance.
What to know:
The offer is only good for general admission, not specially ticketed exhibitions. And parking will often be extra, so consider public transportation, as many museums are convenient to Metro stops.
Several participating museums already offer free regular admission. So while Jan. 30 is a great day to get in the museum spirit, you might be better off visiting when there will be fewer crowds.
Reserve early: Some spots – like the Getty Villa – only offer timed entry. The best spots will fill up quickly.
Note: Some museums that are regularly closed on Saturdays will be participating on Sunday, Jan. 31, instead. Check their websites for the details.