Unusual Encounters With Dinosaurs, Faeries and a Folk Art Village

Here's a variety of fun activities to get your family through the weekend.

A Faery Hunt

Where/When:  Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Griffith Park, 2333 Fern Dell Place; 818-324-6802.

Why Go: It's a fun and magical adventure! A Faery Hunt is an interactive show for all ages filled with uplifting life messages, including kindness, forgiveness, respect, ecological responsibility and tolerance. Winner of the Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Award for Best L.A. Children's Theater.

Pricing: $15.

Imagination Movers 'In a Big Warehouse Tour'

Where/When: Saturday, 2 p.m., Nokia Theatre at LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles.

Why Go: The hit Playhouse Disney series comes to life in concert when the Imagination Movers perform their top kid-pop hits. These fast-rising stars on the national kids music scene teach high-energy dances, play games with the audience and make music on their one-of-a-kind trash-can drum set.

Pricing: $22.55-$125.

Grandma Prisbey's Bottle Village Open House

Where/When:  Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4595 Cochran St., Simi Valley; 818-468-9870.

Why Go: This is a rare opportunity to tour this folk art site, which is not regularly open to the public. It is the single-handed work of self-taught senior citizen Tressa "Grandma " Prisbey. Beginning construction in 1956 at age 60, and working until 1981, Prisbey transformed her one-third-acre lot into Bottle Village, an otherworld of shrines, wishing wells, walkways, random constructions and 15 life-size structures all made from found objects placed in mortar. The name "Bottle Village" comes from the structures themselves–made of tens of thousands of bottles unearthed via daily visits to the dump. Everyone must wear soft-soled shoes (sneakers) that are closed-toed. No strollers. No public restrooms on site.

Pricing: Free, but suggested donations are $10 for adults and $10 for kids; free for children under 5.

Sustainable Sundays, plus Dinosaurs, Story Time, Ice Age, Animals and more

Where/When:  Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Why Go: Science and animal fun, of course! Discover that dirt can be more than just dirt. Participate in a mushroom workshop, watch the documentary Dirt! and learn how soil plays a big role in our ecosystem. Live Animal Presentation, Dinosaur  Encounters, Story Time, Ice Age Encounters.

Pricing: Admission is $9 for adults, $6.50 for youths 13-17, $2 for children 5-12.

Getty Art Stops

Where/When:  Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Why Go: Get up close and personal with a single work of art at this half-hour, hands-on gallery experience geared for families with children ages 5 and up. Sign-up begins 30 minutes before the program at the Museum Information Desk.

Pricing: Free.





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