January: 5 Things To Do With The Kids

Each month we feature 5 fun family friendly activities in the LA area.  Here are our pics for January!


1.  Sea Star Feeding and Kids Eat Free

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica CA 90401

Every Tuesday afternoon @ 2:30pm

Kids are invited to come to the Aquarium to help feed the sea stars at 2:30pm then head upstairs to enjoy free dinner at Rusty's Surf Ranch.  Families can get one free child's meal with each purchase of an adult entree of $11 or more and proof of Aquarium entry. And considering that kids get free admission to the Aquarium, that still counts as free! The offer is only valid on Tuesdays; some holidays may have exceptions, so best to call ahead if in doubt.

2.  Music with Miss Kyla at Books & Cookies

2309 Main St. Santa Monica

Wed, January 13, 9:30am – 10:15am

45 min / All Ages / $20 at the door Miss Kyla combines her love for music, children and teaching into a fun filled class for all ages! We will explore various genres of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments. Together we will nurture your child's sense of rhythm, melody and tonality. Check their full calendar for more performances. 

3.  Kurios: Cirque Du Soleil

Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park

Dec 10-Feb 7

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.

4.  Mummies: New Secrets From The Tomb

Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.

Through Jan 18

The world premiere of Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs is in its final week.  Get a rare, up-close look at a selection of 20 mummies, many of which have never been on public display, originating from ancient Egypt and Peru, and from many historic ages and backgrounds. This exhibition reveals these people’s burial secrets, new details about their lives, and the societies they lived in.

5.  Ice at Santa Monica

corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue

Through Jan 18

General Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm - Midnight
Saturday: 10:00am - Midnight
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Last chance!  Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community.  The 8,000 square foot rink by the beach offers residents and visitors a little taste of winter without the bite.