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Los Angeles fun for kids this weekend: Free museum admission, a lunar eclipse, and Batman Day

Take advantage of the Smithsonian Magazines's free Museum Day Live! event. This once-a-year event gives you free admission to participating museums across the country, including fourteen in the Los Angeles area. From Santa Monica to Orange, there's a super-affordable opportunity for a family day of culture and sophistication near you. This event occurs on Saturday 9/26, or Sunday at select locations not usually open on Saturdays. Check out the participating museums in your area, and get tickets online before you go. 

Is there a little comic lover in your family? Head on over to Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena this Saturday from 11:30 - 2:30 for Batman Day 2015. In celebration of the world's most popular superhero, Vroman's is throwing an afternoon event full of giveaways, Batman snacks, activities, and even free comics. Free admission for adults and children alike.

Feeling crafty? Drop by the Skirball Center this weekend for fun arts and crafts projects at the Family Art Studio. Projects change every week, but always emphasize imagination and community. No reservations are needed, and studio participation is free with museum admission, or $5 - $10 if you decide against hitting the museum. The Studio is open both Saturday 9/26 and Sunday 9/24, 10:00 - 5:00.

This Sunday, 9/27, Griffith Observatory is hosting a viewing party of the total lunar eclipse. While the 6:30pm - 9:45pm eclipse itself may occur a little late on a school night for some young innovators, this admission-free event starts at 2:00 for star-loving families with earlier bedtimes. This event also features live piano performances by Steinway & Sons and the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a part of their Immortal Beethoven program. Still want to catch the eclipse? Fear not - the observatory is also hosting an online viewing option.