From a must-see family-friendly Broadway musical to free museum days there are plenty of exciting things to cram into the shortest month of the year. Check out our list of all the fun things to do with kids in Los Angeles and the South Bay in February.
Best Things to Do With Kids in Los Angeles in February 2023
Forget the Super Bowl, everyone knows the real stars of the big game are the puppies! Head to Playa Vista’s Wallis Annenberg PetSpace for a day of furry fun pre-gaming with your dog. Families can enjoy football-themed activities and photo-ops with their dogs.
Ends Feb. 6
Looking for a fun and creative way to give back with the family? Make some Valentine’s Day cards with Local Anchor! Join our Valentine’s Day Kindness Project donating Valentine’s Day Cards to donate to patients in local hospitals. Make cards at home and drop off at one of our collection locations in the South Bay or join us at our Valentine’s Day Meet and Greet Card Making Event at the South Bay Galleria on Feb. 4.
Over 30 museums across Los Angeles and the South Bay will offer free admission on Feb. 5. Popular locations include the La Brea Tar Pits, The Getty Center and Getty Villa, Cayton Children’s Museum, Academy of Motion Pictures, Descanso Gardens, MOCA, and many more. Check out the full list and details. Several locations require advanced reservations, so plan ahead.
Feb. 2 – Mar. 26
There’s a good reason this family-friendly Broadway musical is the hottest ticket since Hamilton. It’s a spectacular show neither you or your kids will ever forget. Seats are selling fast, so if you haven’t scored any yet, get them now.
The Los Angeles Public Library is always a great place for things to do with kids. Throughout the month of February, branches across the city offer all kinds of programming, from storytimes, and online offerings, to a take home craft focused on making a Black History zine.
Enjoy a Date Night
Feb. 14 (or anytime!)
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get out for some much needed time without kids. Check out our guide to the very best date night ideas in Los Angeles to plan your evening.
Feb. 17 – Opening Day
Get your motor running and head to Universal Studios Hollywood so you can race with Mario and the gang among other exciting attractions at the new SUPER NINTENDO WORLD which is set to open this month.
The City of Pasadena is hosting its 41st annual celebration of Black History. Southern California’s longest running Black History parade starts at 10 a.m. at Fair Oaks Avenue and Figueroa Drive and ends at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The festival follows until 4pm, featuring live music, dance performances, food vendors, and more.
Through Feb. 26
Kick off the Seasons of Fun and celebrate with the PEANUTS gang as they take over the park. Enjoy special performances, photo ops and limited time treats and eats throughout the park.
Feb. 21, 23
Did you miss your shot to see everyone’s favorite Heeler family at the Dolby? Don’t worry! The live stage production of Bluey has additional shows at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Fred Kavli Theater at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center.
The Annual African-American Festival is back for an other year of exciting festivities. Family-friendly activities include live music, dance performances, storytelling, historical displays, and the Aquarium’s Heritage Award ceremony. Festival admission is included in your Aquarium ticket.
The annual celebration of L.A.’s most famous puppeteer takes place at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The event runs from 10 am to 5pm and features puppet performances, a kids talent show, crafts and kid-friendly activities, music and more. The event is free, but you must register to attend.
Get your bikes ready in the 818, CicLAvia is headed to the Valley. The event runs from 9am to 3pm, with the bike route running a 5-mile stretch along Sherman Way between Reseda to Canoga Park.
Select dates in February
A night at an LA Kings hockey game is truly a memorable event for the whole family. After the game, there are plenty of opportunities to mingle with other fans, stop for photo ops or purchase souvenirs at the arena’s gift shop.