Free Arts, Crafts, and Culture for Kids in Long Beach

When you’re a parent or caregiver for young children, you’re always looking for an activity that gets you all out of the house and offers a fun and interesting experience–especially an educational one–for free. Check out our listings of free fun stuff for kids to do at the city’s cultural institutions and landmarks.

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If your kids love arts and crafts, bring them to Rancho Los Alamitos (6400 E Bixby Hill Rd) every second Thursday of the month for the Cool Crafts Roundup, 1:30 to 4PM, from April to August, when the weather is perfect for being outdoors. 2ND & PCH (6400 Pacific Coast Hwy) hosts a monthly Kids Club every first Tuesday, usually with live entertainment, crafts, and goodies. After Kids Club, your family can grab lunch at one of the center’s many restaurants or get some shopping done.

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Throughout 2024, International City Theatre will be introducing kids and families to the magic of theatrical performance with their Free Family Saturday Theatre events in the Beverly O’Neill Theater (300 E Ocean Blvd) downtown. With events on February 17, May 4, June 22, August 31, and November 2, kids can see stories from their favorite poems and fables come to life on stage. For details and to make reservations, visit the ICT website.

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