KUSC Presents a Mammoth Children’s Music Festival this Sunday!

The whole family is invited to attend our third annual children’s music festival at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on Sunday, April 28 from 10 am – 3 pm. It’s KUSC Kids Discovery Day, a kid-friendly celebration of all things classical. Wall-to-wall performances by top-notch Los Angeles performers and student musicians will waft through the beloved North American Mammal Hall. And it’s hands-on fun at the LA Phil Affiliates instrument Petting Zoo and Los Angeles Opera’s arts and crafts table, where kids can craft their own Operasaurus Helmet. Children and their parents can also take in a session of Anatomy of a Violin 101, led by expert technicians from Metzler Violins of Los Angeles. There’s even a musical puppet show!

KUSC will be broadcasting live from right outside the Dueling Dinos Foyer from 9 am – 1 pm. Come and say hi to hosts Brian Lauritzen, Jennifer Miller, and John Van Driel! Plus, join us on Facebook for highlights and extras throughout the day.

The musical performances will feature LA Opera artists, an ensemble from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Colburn School Jumpstart Sax Quartet, Las Colibri Mariachi, ensembles from the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, the American Youth Symphony Wind Quintet, and a duo from the USC Thornton School of Music.

As a special offer on Discovery Day only, kids under 18 get in to the museum for free, and adults receive $3 off admission. Reserve in advance and skip the lines! Just click here. And for a limited time only, the Natural History Museum is offering KUSC listeners an exclusive 10% discount on any membership level.

If possible, we recommend taking public transportation. The Expo Line stops right in front of the North side of the Natural History Museum. There are also bus lines that service the Natural History Museum as well. You can plan your trip using the LA Metro Trip Planner.

Hope to see the whole family Sunday, April 28 at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County, 10 am – 3 pm!