Greek out at Long Beach’s annual Greek Fest; see the universe differently at Children’s Museum of La Habra’s spacey exhibit, Galaxy Kids; and freak out over Natural History Museum’s Mummies of the World, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies.
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Enjoy the last weeks of summer with a visit to five special area parks to splash, soak and play in their built-in spray pools and splash pads.
There’s plenty to eat and cook this week, from Old World’s delectable Plum Festival, Tanaka Farms’ children’s cooking class and the smorgasbord of kids/teens/family cooking programs in Southern California.
Get to know your community library, create your own kids/teen book club, and see classic stories come to life in their live stage adaptations. Feeling artistic? Drop by Averyboo Arts in Long Beach to encourage your little one’s creativity.
Run away (at least for a few hours) with the Greatest Show on Earth! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Funundrum” hits Orange County for a limited engagement. When you comeback, consider a staycation getaway at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa.
Cool off at one of three amazing water amusement parks, from La Mirada’s Splash! to Orange County’s Wild Rivers and LEGOLAND’s newest and only water park. After you’ve dried off, you are invited to a month-long birthday party at Pretend City Children’s Museum.
We don’t mean to gross you out, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little muddy, getting mummified or checking out mammal fossils. Get your shivers and thrills at Discovery Cube, where you can learn the good, bad and gassy about the human body.
Happy Independence Day! Take a ride along a scenic ocean route at Long Beach’s Kids’ Bike Parade, or make a day out of celebrating July 4th at Newport Dunes. Discovery Cube also debuts its newest permanent exhibit, the Boeing Rocket Lab; and Pretend City gears up for July by taking guests “camping.”
What are you doing to celebrate the Great American Backyard Campout? Give Mother Nature some extra appreciation this summer with a family campout. Other good stuff: Fullerton’s 4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show; and Ron Palmer’s one-of-a-kind basketball camp for athlete-scholars.
It’s Dad’s day! Take him on one of three weekend activities to show him your love: Averyboo Arts’ Daddy Day With Me; Surfrider Foundation’s Surf 24; or Ocean Institute’s Catch and Release Father’s Day Fishing Trip.