March 17 to April 29. Kidspace guests can adopt a live caterpillar and purchase a caterpillar care kit for $4.00 each at the Busy Bee Learning Store. Kidspace admission cost is not required to purchase a caterpillar and care kit. Children can create their own habitat for their adopted caterpillar, and while caring for it at home, they can watch the magic of metamorphosis as the caterpillar grows, forms a chrysalis, and then emerges as an adult Painted Lady butterfly. Here’s a coupon for $3 off admission. http://readysetgrowla.org/coupons-partners/kidspace.html
April 21. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Earth Day Expo in Deukmejian Park. The whole family can enjoy nature crafts, exhibits, displays and short hikes, while exploring nature. 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta.
April 21-April 22. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Zoo open until 5 p.m.) Earth Day Expo Weekend @ LA Zoo. Join the L.A. Zoo and K-EARTH101 FM for two days of music, entertainment, and education that celebrates California wildlife. Visit the Zoo’s featured animal booths, including harbor seals, California condors, California brown pelicans, California desert tortoise, Channel Island foxes, and bighorn sheep. Have your face painted, create a tie-dye t-shirt, and meet your favorite disc jockey at the K-EARTH 101 FM activity booths. Learn about healthy minds, bodies and living in an interactive family-friendly environment! Receive a FREE activity book and learn to make recycling part of your everyday life.5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Free with paid admission to the Zoo. (Or become a member. See code above to save $10 off a family membership!) For more info: http://lazoo.org/calendar/index.html (Thanks to Macaroni Kid for this kickback!)
April 21-22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.(until 6 p.m. on Saturday). Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a free, public festival celebrating the written word. It features vendors, authors and publishers. There is storytelling and performances for children as well. Parking at the USC campus will be $10. http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
April 22. 12 noon-4 p.m. Free Family Festival at the Pacific Asia Museum. Salute the centennial of Japan’s gift of more than 3,000 cherry trees with a day filled with craft-making, performances, demonstrations and other activities. 46 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena.
April 22. 11:30 a.m. Earth Day Celebration. Adults can learn about water conservation, smart gardening, comp9sting and other sustainability topics while kids can enjoy children’s activities or find something to buy at a plant sale. Free. Legacy Park, 23500 Civic Center Way, Malibu, 310-317-1364.
April 26. Pretzelmaker freebie – National Pretzel Day is April 26. Visit your local Pretzelmaker, sing a snippet from a song of or show off your latest dances moves and receive a free soft pretzel (standard salted or unsalted) while supplies last. Don’t want to sing or dance? Just say “National Pretzel Day” to receive your free pretzel. There are stores at the Burbank Town Center, the Sherman Oaks Galleria, and the Fashion Square at Sherman Oaks, to name a few.
April 26 (and subsequent Thursdays). 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free Mommy and Me Class at The Church on The Way for children under 5 years of age. Please bring a snack for your child. King’s Kid’s Building, West Campus, 14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, 91405. Call 818-779-8000 for more information.
We are members of the L.A. Zoo. We received an email with a promo code for anyone who is interested becoming a member. You can save $10 on the cost of the membership by using this code: 11203FFW
Check out the following website to SAVE up to 50%on LA's best arts and culture. Now through April 30, 2012. This includes discounts to Zimmer Children’s Museum, Aquarium of the Pacific, and many more! http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/thearts/#1
April 28. 6 p.m. Christian Performing Arts Center’s Spring Concert. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for children ages 6 and under. Features the CPAC singers, guitar classes and solo vocal performances. Hope Chapel, 7930 Mason Avenue, in the city of Winnetka, between Roscoe and Saticoy. (Thanks to Randi for this kickback!)
April 28. 10 a.m. FREE Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes. Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build a project. The kids get goggles and an apron and a kit to build an item. They use hammers their size and get a patch afterward for completing the project. I would recommend trying to sign up online and getting there early.
April 28. World City. 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This performance offers a passage to India with the Ragamala Dance company. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 10 a.m. for the 11 a.m. show and and 11 a.m. for the 12:30 show. Kick Amphitheatre, Disney Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. www.musiccenter.org/worldcity
April 28- April 29. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Days @ Pierce College. The Civil War springs to life at Pierce Farm Center. Hundreds of re-enactors will recreate the epic conflict of the American Civil War on the broad fields of Pierce College. Visitors will view exciting cavalry charges, artillery barrages, and infantry assaults that were part of America's watershed event, one that transformed a mere union of states into a nation! Pierce College - 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Admission - $8-$12. For more info or to buy tickets: http://www.piercefarmcenter.com/ (Thanks to Macaroni Kid for this kickback!)
L.A. County Junior Golf is a wonderful and free program and signups are happening now for the summer! They are offering summer weeklong program for children 18 and under at various golf courses. It is very well organized, with the children grouped by age and plenty of instructors. My boys (ages 6 & 8) love it! (I got to sit and read a book, so I loved it too!) Here’s a link to the website: http://www.lacountyjuniorgolf.com/applications.htm Click on 2012 Summer Schedule available in February 2012 Northern Section.