Grab & Go Kids Planner: Learn About Fossils or Check Out a Fire Truck

Entertaining and educational activities for kids this weekend.

Are you ready for the weekend? Or are you still trying to find something fun to do with the kids? Patch is happy to help. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best events and activities the area has to offer.

Check out fossils and geodes, explore a new culture or learn how to be safe in case of an emergency—this weekend is packed with opportunities for kids to learn, grow and have a great time.




Where/When: Farnsworth Park, Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Why Go: Kids 6-12 get a chance to burn off some energy after spending their days in class.

Pricing: $20/week, which includes a snack.


Where/When: LA County Arboretum, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Why Go: Check out fossils, geodes, minerals and more.

Pricing: Free with admission.


Where/When: The Huntington, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why Go: Kids visit the Japanese gardens, learn about the culture, then get to help create a Japanese meal, including tea. For ages 7-12.

Pricing: Members: $55; Non-Members: $65. Price includes one accompanying adult.


Where/When: Vroman’s Bookstore, Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Why Go: Author Oliver Chin reads and signs copies of his new children’s book, one in a series that focuses on stories of the zodiac according to the Chinese lunar year.

Pricing: Free.


Where/When: Kidspace Children’s Museum, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why Go: Children learn about all sorts of safety and how to behave in an emergency from Pasadena Police and Firefighters, plus get the chance to climb on a real firetruck.

Pricing: Free with admission.


Please let us know if you have any thoughts for great weekend activities in the area. We’re always happy to hear your suggestions. Just add your thoughts using the comments box below.


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