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Events on March 21st, 2017

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Very Eric Carle at Discovery Cube Orange County

January 28 – May 14: Early learning can tumble in grass, weave a web, find new friends, and even become a butterfly as Eric Carle’s “Very” series comes to life

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

Tuesdays: This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street and includes a farmer’s market, bounce house, street performers and more.

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

March 19 – September 4: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has re-designed and re-built its popular outdoor Butterfly Pavilion exhibit.

Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

March 11 – April 23: Thousands of exotic butterflies create a flurry of color and beauty as they flutter freely around you inside a huge aviary in the Hidden Jungle.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

March 1 – May 14: The nearly 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in bloom for just six to eight weeks each year, bringing the famous fields back to life.

Pottery Barn Book Club

Tuesdays: Kids of all ages are invited to join Pottery Barns story time. Become a member and receive a Book Club Passport at the first story time visit and a special gift after atending five story times.

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Children and their families are welcome to visit one of the Duplo tables in the library’s lobby.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Caterpillar Adoption Days at Kidspace

March 11 – April 23: Painted Lady Caterpillars will be available in the Busy Bee Learning Store (while supplies last on a weekly basis). Witness the magic of metamorphosis by adopting a Painted Lady Caterpillar.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.99). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

Tuesdays: Skate and groove to music hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome!

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Tuesdays and Fridays: Kids (3-5) and their parents join a themed storytime with rhymes and songs (at least three books), and a craft or science experiment.

Toddler Tuesday at Storymakery

Tuesdays: Join an interactive experience for toddlers with storytelling and singing.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Orange at South Coast Rep

March 5-26: Leela is different. A teenager from India, she sketches life’s important moments in her journal. This touching story (suitable for age 13+; contains adult language) is about a unique young woman’s search for her place in the world.

Finding Neverland at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

March 21 – April 2: Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus and winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.

The Journey of Girl Scouts Empowering Young Women Exhibit in Santa Monica

January 24 – March 29: The Santa Monica History Museum celebrates the history of the Girl Scouts of the USA with its latest exhibit: The Journey of Girl Scouts: Empowering Young Women, a special 105 year anniversary event.

California Yarnscape in Los Angeles

March 14-June 25: See one-of-a-kind pieces by fiber artists, knitters, and crocheters that respond to the question, “What is a California landscape to you?”

Labscapes: Views Through The Microscope Exhibit in Los Angeles

February 28-March 28: Close your eyes. Imagine the greatest natural landscapes in the world.

Free Mini-Glam Madness in March at Bold Girls

March 1-31: Kids join free Mini-Glams throughout March. Includes one-hour hair and makeup, nails, singing, dancing and fashion show.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

March 18-April 2: Based on the popular children’s book, Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him.