5 Things You Must Do in March

Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

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Spring is in the air! So naturally you’ll want to head outside this month to enjoy everything Mother Nature has to offer. Check out these five March must-do’s:

 

1. Adopt a Caterpillar in Pasadena or La Habra

March 11 – April 23: Witness the magic of metamorphosis by adopting Painted Lady Caterpillars in the Busy Bee Learning Store at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena (pictured above). Draw each stage of metamorphosis on your life cycle observation sheet and then release your adult butterflies into the natural world at Kidspace’s Grand Butterfly Release on April 22-23! Daily. $4.50; caterpillar, its food, and care guide or $18.99 for a cup of five caterpillars. While supplies last on a weekly basis; call to check availability before arrival. Please call one week ahead with requests of purchasing 30 or more caterpillars. There are no holds and no shipping.

(626) 449-9144
Kidspace Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena
www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/butterfly

 

March 18 and 30: Adopt a caterpillar that will emerge into a Painted Lady Butterfly at Children’s Museum at La Habra! For $5 you will receive a caterpillar kit containing a live caterpillar and food for it to feed on. Participants are asked to bring a shoe box to create a caterpillar cabana to take home. Further details for the care of your caterpillar will be given at the workshop. Saturday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Limited quantity available. Pre-payment for caterpillar is required; call to reserve.

(562) 383-4236
Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra
www.lhcm.org

 

2. Slide Down the Slopes

There’s a frosting of snow on our local mountains thanks to record-setting weather. Now’s the perfect chance to build a snow man, instigate a snow ball fight and catch a ride down a winter-white hill at these 6 Slick Spots to Go Sledding and Tubing.

 

3. Party with the Whales

March 4-5 and 11-12: Join the 46th annual seaside event that celebrates the migration of the California Gray Whale. Festival highlights include an opening day parade and street fair geared for families, a cardboard classic dingy dash, art exhibits and lessons, vintage cars, BBQ, live music, sand sculpting contests, a mobile marine mammal museum, sailing and stand-up paddling clinics, a rubber duck derby, kids’ fishing clinics, a clam chowder cook-off, town center walking tours, drone and Go Pro demos, and a Saturday night screening of “Free Willy.” Saturday and Sunday, activities and events all day, visit the website for daily schedules. Please remember, the goal (with your help) is to keep the Festival of Whales “clean and green!”

(888) 440-4309
Dana Point
www.festivalofwhales.com

 

4. Go Fly A Kite – Or Watch a Few

March 11-12: The annual kite event produced by owner of the Kite Connection on Huntington Beach Pier is a by-invitation-only party for skilled kite flyers. You can stake out a spot in the sand to watch the festivities, and buy your own kits to fly kites in a special area. Held at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier, usually on the north side, the action begins in the morning and ends in the afternoon. There’s no fee to watch the action. Saturday and Sunday. Huntington Beach Pier.

(714) 536-3630
www.kiteparty.com

 

5. Catch The Big One

March 18: At the annual Mile Square Park Fishing Derby, kids (6-15) have the opportunity fish for trout and catfish while competing for prizes. Fishing clinics will be held on-site and a limited quantity of fishing rods will be available for loan. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – noon; registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Free admission; parking, $5. Bait is not provided. North Lake, near Edinger and Euclid. Hooked? Check out Kidsguide’s list of Fishing Spots to visit as the weather heats up.

(714) 973-6600
16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley
www.ocparks.com/parks/mile/events

 

 

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