There are many ways to celebrate the Easter holiday all across Southern California. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson shows us whats “hopping” on this Easter Sunday.
Liberty Baptist Church
1000 Bison Avenue Newport Beach
We’re invited to experience live music, Bible teaching, a barbecue lunch, and a children’s Easter egg hunt at the Easter Sunday services at Liberty Baptist Church in Newport Beach.
Songkran Thai New Year Street Fair
Hollywood Boulevard, Between Western & Vermont
Celebrate the Thai New Year at what’s described as the biggest Thai New Year event. A mile of music, vendors, entertainment and more will occupy Hollywood Boulevard between Western and Vermont.
Meet our Babies!
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
323 644 4200
This spring, L.A. Zoo guests are invited to enjoy an unusual opportunity to “MEET OUR BABIES,” including the soon-to-be-named baby kangaroo as well as Rosie, the near-legendary baby hippo, a baby giraffe, five baby chimpanzees, two baby otters, a baby howler monkey, baby koala, baby pronghorn, baby sifaka, and even baby piranha. An Activity Guide with a special map is available at the Zoo’s entrance to help visitors locate all the heart-melting young ones while learning more about these animals and the zoo’s breeding programs that are so vital to saving endangered and vulnerable species by serving as a hedge against extinction in the wild.
To enter the #NameOurRoo contest, visit the L.A. Zoo between now and April 26, take a picture of the Western gray kangaroo baby or any part of the exhibit, post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #NameOurRoo and your proposed name, or upload your photo and proposed name at LA Zoo Babies (“Entry”). Then share your entry with friends via a special link provided and encourage them to vote for your proposed name. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a GoPro HERO4 Camera ($399 value) and a Family Deluxe Membership to the Zoo ($165 value), while two runners up each receive a Family Membership ($126 value). More details and the official rules are available at Name Our Roo.
As an added bonus this spring, every day through June 30 visitors to the L.A. Zoo receive a Shutterfly promo card good for a free, easy-to-make 8×10″ hard cover photo book to use to capture their adventures. The promo card, courtesy of Shutterfly, is available at the admissions window when purchasing tickets or at the membership entrance. Limit one per household.
Meet our Babies!
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach
100 Aquarium Way
562 590 3100
Also, we can see how parents in the animal world care for their young at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. There are baby sharks as well as baby penguins for a discount. Both the aquarium and the zoo are offering visitors the chance to visit both places with a discounted combo ticket, which can be purchased online or at either attraction and used on different days.
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad
5704 Paseo Del Norte
760 431 0352
Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders. This 50 acres of extraordinary color, better known as The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®, is in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It offers a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers in addition to festivals throughout the season.
Dead Sea Scrolls:The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
For the first time in Los Angeles, the California Science Center in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority is proud to present the largest Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ever mounted outside of Israel. The exhibition features more than 600 ancient artifacts. This special exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts written and hidden in caves 2000 years ago and not discovered until 1947. The exhibition also features sections from 10 selections of the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than half never seen before in the U.S., including parts of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.
Using multimedia exhibits, guests will explore the science and technology used to date these ancient manuscripts, decipher them, and preserve them for future generations. Additional highlights include a 3-ton stone from Jerusalem’s Western Wall, limestone capitals from the first temple period (1000-586 BCE), Ossuaries from the early Roman period, and an ancient signature preserved for millennia on the Archer Seal.
25th Anniversary Spring Spectacular
America’s Teaching Zoo
7075 Campus Road
805 378 1441
America’s Teaching Zoo Celebrates its 25th Spring Spectacular. There are animal presentations and tours around the teaching zoo throughout the day.
All proceeds from the event support the zoo and the zoo animals.
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
213 744 7432
The exhibition “Light Catchers” features the work of seven veteran African American photographers active in Los Angeles since the late 1940s including Cliff Hall and Lamonte McLemore, and excerpts from oral history interviews.
The photographs present celebrity entertainers, athletes, politicians and civil leaders and activists in a variety of settings in Los Angeles. The African American photographers in this exhibition had to use their cameras, their wits and their entrepreneurial talents to survive in an atmosphere that offered little encouragement for minorities.
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KTLA 5 News
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Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.