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Best part: Kiddo’s sensitive eyes won’t be reduced to tears. And neither will yours.
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Olive Juice Trunk Show and Pampering Event
What: Book deeply discounted mommy-and-me salon packages for the day of the event. While there, save 20 percent on darling spring and summer clothes and take 20 percent off a future service when you make an appointment.
Why: Champers and Shirley Temples make it a family affair.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Le Posh Salon, 7551 W. Sunset Blvd., at N. Sierra Bonita Ave. Reservations to 323-851-5558.
What: The annual fair features a jam-packed family band lineup including Egg, StoryTimeFunLand, Renee & Jeremy, and members of I See Hawks in L.A.
Why: Think Coachella for kidlets.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Family School, 2646 Griffith Park Blvd., at Hyperion Ave. (323-663-8049). Admission is $10 per family.
What: The museum’s entire first floor transforms into a creepy crawly wonderland including spiders and scorpions, while chefs prepare insect delicacies.
Why: Take home an eight-legged pet from the selection for sale.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., b/t Vermont Ave. & Figueroa St. (213-763-3466). Free with museum admission, adults, $9-$12; teens, $8; kids 5-12, $5; under 5, $3.
Photo: Courtesy of Smart Kids Who Play