Los Angeles Times Festival of Books


The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The Festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. […]


Spring Camp – Superhero Bugs


In this weeklong camp, children (ages 5-8) will examine the science and anatomy of bugs and use this knowledge to write a comic book story about an insect-based superhero of their own creation! Campers will also visit with some of our resident bugs, create superhero bug costumes, learn comic book drawing techniques, and write a […]


ArtNight Pasadena

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At Kidspace during ArtNight Pasadena, explore the art, history, and culture of puppetry. Create your own finger and animal puppets, learn the mechanics of marionettes and design one in the Imagination Workshop. Enjoy a puppetry performance by The Crayon Court at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm, followed by a professional puppeteering demonstration. Admission to Kidspace, […]


15 Surefire Ways to Survive Another Snow Day


By: Shannon Ralph It’s been snowing for two weeks straight, your car is buried (likely until May), your hair is a gigantic ball of static atop your head, your skin closely resembles the Australian freshwater crocodile despite lathering your entire body surface in lotion ten times a day, and you can’t seem to find a […]


“Mutti Gras” Pet Parade & Costume Contest


L.A.’s favorite Mardi Gras celebration returns for its 26th year straight! Join us all weekend, rain or shine, including Fat Tuesday, February 17 for the finest New Orleans and Zydeco music, strolling parade bands, activities for kids, bead-throwing, and our Mutti Gras Pet Parade and Costume Contest. Download our event flyer for a complete schedule. […]


Family Fun: Valentine’s Day Treats at Sur La Table

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What better way to say “I love you” than with a treat made with the little ones you love most? Join us for a fun family get together filled with baking, laughing and sugar! Decorate your way into your Valentine’s heart with delicious cookies, dipped treats and chocolate cupcakes made even easier with some helpful […]


A Teacher’s Nightmare Show-And-Tell


By: Shannon Ralph I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things I hate. I know the current trend amongst fully actualized adults is to focus on things you love—those things for which you are most grateful—but frankly, I don’t have it in me today. I’ve spent the entire day laying on the couch, nursing a […]