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The Laika Experience

July 14, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Animation studio LAIKA (the minds behind Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, and more) are bringing their pop-up shop to the Gaslamp (520 Fifth Avenue) this July.

From Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 23rd , you can stop by the free exhibit to check out props, puppets, monsters, and sets from LAIKA’s award-winning films . There will also be fan art, a photo/GIF booth with LAIKA characters, daily drawings for a pair of Nike’s LAIKA-themed shoes designed by Tinker Hatfield, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including a new limited edition Coraline doll and display case), giveaways, and more.

Travis Knight, President & CEO of LAIKA and director of Kubo and the Two Strings, will autograph merchandise purchased at the exhibit on Friday, July 21st at 3pm.

In addition to the pop-up exhibit, LAIKA’s walkaround costumed characters will appear at various locations in the Gaslamp Quarter for fan interaction and photos.

Hours of operation:

  • Friday, July 142 PM to 10PM
  • Saturday, July 15:  11AM to 10 PM
  • Sunday, July 1611:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Monday –Tuesday, July 17-1810:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 1910:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 2011:00 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday, July 2111:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 2211:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 2310:00 AM-6:00 PM


Sunday, July 16:

  • Watch for LAIKA walkaround costumed characters at the LAIKA Photo Booth inside the gates of Balboa Park during the PRIDE Festival.   Pose for a photo withParaNorman’s “Mitch Babcock,” the first gay character ever featured in an animated film.  Customized LAIKA headbands will be distributed.
  • LAIKA will host 25 BAFTA LA students at the Giants/Padres game in Petco Park onSunday, July 15.    

Friday, July 21

  • 2-3pm:  LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight (director of Kubo and the Two Strings) will be joined by New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles; Star Wars: Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight) for a Facebook Live tour of The LAIKA Experience.  Travis will share LAIKA’s unique creative process with Tony as they take FB guests on a virtual tour of the pop up exhibit.
  • 3-4:30pmTravis Knight autograph session.  (For merchandise purchased at The LAIKA Experience.)


July 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


San Diego, 92101 + Google Map