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Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Star Party at Griffith Observatory

April 1: Look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

International Children’s Festival in Long Beach

April 1-2: Kids of all ages can partake in an international percussion circle, face painting, and Native American and Pacific Island traditional children’s crafts and games.

Toyota Symphonies for Youth at the Music Center

April 1 and 8: The LA Phil’s pioneering Symphonies for Youth mix music with fun and fantasy for children ages 5-11 (children under two not admitted). Maximus Musicus, the lively Icelandic mouse, takes us on a journey from the sunny shores of Southern California to Reykjavik.

Thomas the Tank Engine at Orange Empire Railway Museum

April 1-2, 8-9: Day Out With Thomas 2017 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas and Percy. Plus, explore the railway musuem!

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.

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.

Creation Station at Rancho Los Cerritos

April 1: Kids (6-10) drop in for an afternoon of good old fashioned fun! Create unique seasonal crafts and participate in engaging Rancho-themed activities.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

BofA Patrons Receive Free Museum Admissions

April 1-2: Bank of America is helping its customers become “cultured” through their program “Museums on Us,” giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.

LA Kids Consignment Torrance Event

March 30 – April 2: Find everything you need for babies through teens, at super-low prices.

Living History Flying Days at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino

First Saturday: Join the museum for their monthly Living History Flying Days. Each day begins with a seminar with panelists who are experts in the topic of the day and special exhibits.

Wyland’s Art Adventure in Dana Point

Saturdays, January 21 – April 29: Kids (3-12) receive an art lesson presented by Wyland, via video feed, then continue the adventure with a two-hour whale watching trip on Dana Wharfs flagship 95 ft. vessel, the Dana Pride for $5.

Bach Kinder Konzert in Long Beach

April 1: This concert for families and children (3+) will engage you in an interactive performance by the professional Long Beach Camerata Singers.

Formula Drift Racing in Long Beach

March 31 – April 1: With a high-speed entry and very tight spacing between cars and walls, there is no room for mistakes, making the opening round of the Formula DRIFT season one of the most exciting events of the year.

Healthy Family Day in Chino

April 1: Join the City of Chino and Chino Valley YMCA for a Healthy Family Day featuring activity stations, entertainment, fitnes demos, health information, obstacle course, food, contests and more!

WonderCon 2017 in Anaheim

March 31-April 2: WonderCon is literally the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that show, including comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquerade, and more.

Healthy Kids Day at YMCA of Greater Long Beach

April 1: Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. Join arts and crafts, classes, healthy food, swimming, giveaways and other fun.

Spring Spectacular at the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo

March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2 and 3: Swing, slither or soar over to the zoo’s family fun event of the year! Experience America’s Teaching Zoo like no other time of the year during the Spring Spectacular.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Mother and Son Mayhem in Lakewood

April 1: Mothers, grandmothers, aunts and special others; invite your son(s) or special young men (5+) to a fun, competitive Ninja Warrior event.

Hot Wheels Garage Event in El Segundo

April 1: Visit the life-size Hot Wheels garage, with displays, real Hot Wheel tracks, face painting, balloon artist and $2 ice cream sundaes.

Doktor Kaboom at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

April 1 and 2: Imagine Mister Wizard and the Nutty Professor had a rock star German lovechild. Picture that child decades later, touring the world with a fully equipped lab, a wicked cool haircut, and a love of performance that knows no bounds.

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

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Center

October 15 – April 9: Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar moviemaking process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters. This 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition showcases the STEM concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s films to the big screen.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

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.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 29 – April 30: Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and mostly importantly, yourself.

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?”

Annual Open Streets Event in Garden Grove

April 1: Check out the 3rd Annual Open Streets, with 2.5 miles of open road, where bikers, skaters and walkers can explore Garden Grove, car-free. Enjoy food, music, family activities, zip line, skate park, rock wall, live demonstrations, giveaways and more.

Garden Workshops at OC Great Park

April 1, April 15, May 6 and May 20: Nothing says springtime like colorful flowers. Learn how to spice things up with herbs, explore which plants provide a habitat for native wildlife, create colorful container gardens, and learn about how to create a garden that keeps giving through all the seasons.

Tinkergarten Spring Trial Classes

March 27-April 8: At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together.

Gossamer at South Coast Repertory

April 1-2, 8-9: Gossamer, adapted by Lois Lowry from her fantasy novel about the power of dreams, tells the story of tiny creatures who gather happy memories and whisper them into the dreams of humans who need them most.

Adventures in Neverland in Santa Monica

March 11 – April 1: Join Peter and Wendy as they embark on all new adventures into Neverland! When Peter returns to Neverland he finds Captain Hook has turned the Lost Boys into Pirates, captured Tinkerbell and Tiger Lilly and taken over the Island and renamed it Pirateland.

Tangled Fairy Tales II in Santa Monica

March 11 – April 1: When Mulan finds out the evil Warrior has rescued and released all the villains back into Fairytale Land to tangle up all the fairy tales, it will be up to her and all her Princess friends to stop them!

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.

Grease The Musical with Sing-Alongs at The Attic Community Theater

March 23 – April 9: A musical about teens in love in the 50s! It’s California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love.

11th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

March 24 – April 8: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.

The Wizard of Oz in Laguna Beach

March 31 – April 9: Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

International Children’s Festival in Long Beach

April 1-2: Kids of all ages can partake in an international percussion circle, face painting, and Native American and Pacific Island traditional children’s crafts and games.

Thomas the Tank Engine at Orange Empire Railway Museum

April 1-2, 8-9: Day Out With Thomas 2017 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas and Percy. Plus, explore the railway musuem!

Kids’ Day at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

April 2: In addition to 50 acres of spring blooms, kids of all ages will enjoy a day full of fun activities, including arts and crafts, face painting, ballooning and live music.

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.

Children’s Earth Day at Star Eco Station

April 2: A wild day of earth education and celebration, featuring live performances, crafts, food, games, and visits with rescued exotic wildlife, plus celebrity appearances.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

American Girl Bunny Brunch in LA

April 2: Girls (3+) hop in and celebrate spring’s arrival by sharing a sunny brunch and meeting the Easter Bunny!

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

BofA Patrons Receive Free Museum Admissions

April 1-2: Bank of America is helping its customers become “cultured” through their program “Museums on Us,” giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.

LA Kids Consignment Torrance Event

March 30 – April 2: Find everything you need for babies through teens, at super-low prices.

Annual LUNAFEST Film Festival

April 2: Join the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities.

Long Beach RoboTech Festival

April 2: This free public event sponsored by Shared Science will feature robotics, science, technology, engineering and math-related learning.

Children’s Book Day and National Poetry Month Celebration in LA

April 2: In recognition of Children’s Book Day (April 2) and National Poetry Month, the Zimmer museum explores rhythm and rhymes, sounds and syllables, build vocabulary and more.

Japan Family Day at Santa Anita Park

April 2: Japan Family Day at Santa Anita Park was started as a way to introduce Japanese traditional culture to the people of Southern California.

WonderCon 2017 in Anaheim

March 31-April 2: WonderCon is literally the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that show, including comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquerade, and more.

Spring Spectacular at the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo

March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2 and 3: Swing, slither or soar over to the zoo’s family fun event of the year! Experience America’s Teaching Zoo like no other time of the year during the Spring Spectacular.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Target Free Day Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at the Children’s Museum at La Habra

April 2: Target Free Day presents Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Join the museum in their quest to make world greener and cleaner.

Andell Family Sundays Bright Design at LACMA

April 2, 9, 23, and 30: Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi’s had a signature style that wove together folklore and city life, all in bright colors.

Doktor Kaboom at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

April 1 and 2: Imagine Mister Wizard and the Nutty Professor had a rock star German lovechild. Picture that child decades later, touring the world with a fully equipped lab, a wicked cool haircut, and a love of performance that knows no bounds.

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

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Center

October 15 – April 9: Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar moviemaking process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters. This 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition showcases the STEM concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s films to the big screen.

Dance to the Movies in Cerritos

April 2: This high-octane production features celebrity pros from Dancing With the Stars and finalists from So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, and The Voice, recreating memorable moments from West Side Story, Grease, Hairspray, Titanic and more.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

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.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 29 – April 30: Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and mostly importantly, yourself.

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?”

Gossamer at South Coast Repertory

April 1-2, 8-9: Gossamer, adapted by Lois Lowry from her fantasy novel about the power of dreams, tells the story of tiny creatures who gather happy memories and whisper them into the dreams of humans who need them most.

2×4 Day, a Lego(r) Brick Event at the Long Beach Sea Base

April 2: Celebrate your love of the LEGO Brick, with a Master Model Builder, Quest and VIP Party area and buildable gift.

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.

Autism Awareness Day at Pretend City

April 2: Today, Pretend City will color the city blue in honor of Autism Awareness. As part of the Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative, the city will be lit blue to show support of families with a child on the spectrum.

Grease The Musical with Sing-Alongs at The Attic Community Theater

March 23 – April 9: A musical about teens in love in the 50s! It’s California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love.

11th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

March 24 – April 8: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.

The Wizard of Oz in Laguna Beach

March 31 – April 9: Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

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

Tinkergarten Spring Trial Classes

March 27-April 8: At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together.

KIDCHELLA at Pretend City

April 3-7: Embrace your inner festival-goer and join Pretend City for their very own Kidchella, featuring live musical guests throughout the week.

11th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

March 24 – April 8: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.

The Wizard of Oz in Laguna Beach

March 31 – April 9: Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry’s

April 4: It’s your chance to try any Ben and Jerry’s flavor for free!

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.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

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

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?”

KIDCHELLA at Pretend City

April 3-7: Embrace your inner festival-goer and join Pretend City for their very own Kidchella, featuring live musical guests throughout the week.

11th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

March 24 – April 8: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.

The Wizard of Oz in Laguna Beach

March 31 – April 9: Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Roar in The Shore in Long Beach

April 5: Tied into the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, racecars will be on display and racecar drivers will be available to sign autographs.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

Spring Maker Days at Homestead Museum

April 5-7: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in the Homestead Museum Gallery.

Little Naturalists Rainbow Fish Wish at Environmental Nature Center

April 5: Little Naturalist programs are outdoor experiential education classes designed for 3 5 year olds and their adult guardians.

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?”

KIDCHELLA at Pretend City

April 3-7: Embrace your inner festival-goer and join Pretend City for their very own Kidchella, featuring live musical guests throughout the week.

11th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

March 24 – April 8: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.

The Wizard of Oz in Laguna Beach

March 31 – April 9: Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

JAM Session in Newhall

April 6: JAM Sessions are free interactive events centered on movement and music that invite participants of all ages and skill levels to dance, play and experience something new.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

Spring Family Arts Night at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center

April 6: Kids (4-12) and their families explore various mediums of creativity. Art teachers will share their particular talents for the entire family to explore on this free night of the arts, including music, dance, ceramics and painting.

Spring Maker Days at Homestead Museum

April 5-7: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in the Homestead Museum Gallery.

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?”

Little Shop of Horrors at Irvine Valley College

April 6-15: Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi musical with a 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a Skid Row floral shop who stumbles upon a curious plant.

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Spring Family Arts Night in Fullerton

April 6: From free art activities to interactive performances, this is a fun evening filled with kid-focused crafts and entertainment.

KIDCHELLA at Pretend City

April 3-7: Embrace your inner festival-goer and join Pretend City for their very own Kidchella, featuring live musical guests throughout the week.

Grease The Musical with Sing-Alongs at The Attic Community Theater

March 23 – April 9: A musical about teens in love in the 50s! It’s California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love.

11th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

March 24 – April 8: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.

Wellness For You and Your Child Workshops in Cerritos

March 23-May 9: Become an active partner in your child’s education through wellness and support workshops.

The Wizard of Oz in Laguna Beach

March 31 – April 9: Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

April 7-9: Drivers race in Downtown Long Beach. The ever-expanding Family Fun Zone located in the Long Beach Arena section of the Lifestyle Expo has rock climbing walls, games, video games, racing simulators, and more.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

USC Robotics Open House

April 7: Celebrating National Robotics Week, USC Viterbi School of Engineering hosts a free open house for all ages. Learn more about USC’s robotics programs.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

Spring Maker Days at Homestead Museum

April 5-7: Enjoy free art activities and crafts in the Homestead Museum Gallery.

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?”

Tinkergarten Spring Trial Classes

March 27-April 8: At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together.

Little Shop of Horrors at Irvine Valley College

April 6-15: Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi musical with a 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a Skid Row floral shop who stumbles upon a curious plant.

KIDCHELLA at Pretend City

April 3-7: Embrace your inner festival-goer and join Pretend City for their very own Kidchella, featuring live musical guests throughout the week.

Grease The Musical with Sing-Alongs at The Attic Community Theater

March 23 – April 9: A musical about teens in love in the 50s! It’s California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love.

11th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

March 24 – April 8: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.

The Wizard of Oz in Laguna Beach

March 31 – April 9: Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Kids’ Swap Meet in Cypress

April 8: Kids can learn about money and commerce by selling or trading their old toys and outgrown clothes, or browsing and buying other kids’ wares.

Teen Choice Dance in Cypress

April 8: A night of socializing, dancing and fun just for teens in grades 7 and 8.

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

Seal Beach Kids’ Fun Run and Fun Zone

April 8: Kids (3-10) take part in a supervised 1K Fun Run followed by a finish line Fun Zone, with games, face painting, crafts 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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

Toyota Symphonies for Youth at the Music Center

April 1 and 8: The LA Phil’s pioneering Symphonies for Youth mix music with fun and fantasy for children ages 5-11 (children under two not admitted). Maximus Musicus, the lively Icelandic mouse, takes us on a journey from the sunny shores of Southern California to Reykjavik.

Thomas the Tank Engine at Orange Empire Railway Museum

April 1-2, 8-9: Day Out With Thomas 2017 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas and Percy. Plus, explore the railway musuem!

Derby Day 5K at Santa Anita Racetrack

April 8: Kids (7-12) can get their chance to run like the ponies in a six-furlong (3/4 mile) fun run entirely on the track, while kids (6 and under) will run in the Homestretch Dash.

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.

Skatepark Egg Hunt and Festival of Colors in Lake Forest

April 8: Check out the skateboarding bunny! Eggs will be hidden throughout the park, plus enjoy games, crafts and jump houses.

Aqua Cub at the Newport Sea base

March 25, April 8 and May 20: Row, row, row your boat! Kids (6-10) learn boating safety basics and rowing in the on-the-water introduction to rowing.

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

April 7-9: Drivers race in Downtown Long Beach. The ever-expanding Family Fun Zone located in the Long Beach Arena section of the Lifestyle Expo has rock climbing walls, games, video games, racing simulators, and more.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8 – May 21: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivites including plays, music, magic and dancing.

Kite Festival at Santa Monica Pier

April 8: Bring your family and friends to make and fly kites down at the Santa Monica Pier. Everyone will receive his or her own free, unique kite along with a color theory instruction lesson.

Spring Festival in Westminster

April 8: Bring the family for a community fair and festival, with craft vendors, kids’ activities, food, games, an Easter Bunny meet and greet, pancake breakfast, fire, police and public works displays and more!

Wyland’s Art Adventure in Dana Point

Saturdays, January 21 – April 29: Kids (3-12) receive an art lesson presented by Wyland, via video feed, then continue the adventure with a two-hour whale watching trip on Dana Wharfs flagship 95 ft. vessel, the Dana Pride for $5.

An Egg Wonderland in Lake Forest

April 8: Don’t be late for a very important date! It is time for everyone’s springtime favorite – Bunny Blast: An Egg Wonderland! Families enjoy game booths, entertainment, a DJ and other fun activities!

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Tidepool Walks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

March 11, 12, 25, 26, April 8, 9, 22, 23, May 6 and 21: CMA’s Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools.

Kids Krazy Krafts Day in Carson

April 8: Kids of all ages can drop in at the International Printing Museum for papermaking, paper marbling, paper sculpting, cartooning, printing on a press, calligraphy and typecasting machine demonstrations.

Children’s Avocado in San Marino

April 8: Kids (7-12) learn all about California’s official state fruit and mix up some tasty recipes in this hands-on workshop with chef Ernest Miller. Kids will make guacamole using local ingredients and an amazing avocado ice cream.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Easter Fun Weekends at Golf N’ Stuff

April 8, 9, 15 and 16: Free Mini Chocolate Bunny with the purchase of the 2-Hour Unlimited Use Wristband at regular price.

Free Easter Egg Hunt at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

April 8: kids (10 and under) can participate in a free Easter Egg Hunt, and free activities, including bounce house, face painting and balloon art.

Paddle Sport Adventure and BBQ with Newport Sea Base

March 11, April 8 and May 20: Choose your preferred paddle craft (kayak, SUP, or canoe) for 2 and half fun-filled hours on the water, plus an optional BBQ or picnic lunch on the balcony or lawn overlooking Newport Harbor.

YouthTrack Meet in Tustin

April 8: Boys and girls join the competition. Go to cheer them on. Call for eligibilty.

Bunny Bash at Laguna Hills Mall

April 8: Join the Laguna Hills Mall for fun event with free Easter buckets, crafts, games and prizes (while supplies last). Plus, photos with the Easter Bunny.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Center

October 15 – April 9: Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar moviemaking process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters. This 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition showcases the STEM concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s films to the big screen.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 29 – April 30: Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and mostly importantly, yourself.

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?”

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8-May 21: Take a journey into a land of imagination, where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers all mix and mingle with you and your family.

Tinkergarten Spring Trial Classes

March 27-April 8: At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together.

Little Shop of Horrors at Irvine Valley College

April 6-15: Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi musical with a 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a Skid Row floral shop who stumbles upon a curious plant.

Spring Fling Teen Dance in Cypress

April 8: A night of socializing, dancing and fun just for teens (grades 7-8).

Saturday Family Craft & Play in Irvine

April 8, May 13, and June 10. Explore and discover the Great Park through new, family-friendly games and crafts.

Gossamer at South Coast Repertory

April 1-2, 8-9: Gossamer, adapted by Lois Lowry from her fantasy novel about the power of dreams, tells the story of tiny creatures who gather happy memories and whisper them into the dreams of humans who need them most.

Grease The Musical with Sing-Alongs at The Attic Community Theater

March 23 – April 9: A musical about teens in love in the 50s! It’s California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love.

11th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

March 24 – April 8: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.

The Wizard of Oz in Laguna Beach

March 31 – April 9: Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too.

Spring Easter Egg Hunt at Point Fermin Lighthouse

April 8: Children (2-10) are invited to hunt the lighthouse grounds in search of Easter eggs.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

Thomas the Tank Engine at Orange Empire Railway Museum

April 1-2, 8-9: Day Out With Thomas 2017 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas and Percy. Plus, explore the railway musuem!

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.

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

April 7-9: Drivers race in Downtown Long Beach. The ever-expanding Family Fun Zone located in the Long Beach Arena section of the Lifestyle Expo has rock climbing walls, games, video games, racing simulators, and more.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8 – May 21: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivites including plays, music, magic and dancing.

Old Town Irvine Tour

Second Saturdays: Step back in time to explore the rich history of Irvine and the Irvine family.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Family Fun at the Museum in Irvine

March 26, April 9, May 28, and June 25: Go back in time to learn about what Irvine was like and how people lived before becoming a city in 1971.

Tidepool Walks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

March 11, 12, 25, 26, April 8, 9, 22, 23, May 6 and 21: CMA’s Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Easter Fun Weekends at Golf N’ Stuff

April 8, 9, 15 and 16: Free Mini Chocolate Bunny with the purchase of the 2-Hour Unlimited Use Wristband at regular price.

Barbershop Quartet Day at Battleship Iowa

April 9: A-BarberShop of Long Beach will be cutting hair in the actual ship’s barbershop. ($10 for a men’s haircut and a self-guided tour ticket. Tip not included).

Andell Family Sundays Bright Design at LACMA

April 2, 9, 23, and 30: Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi’s had a signature style that wove together folklore and city life, all in bright colors.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Center

October 15 – April 9: Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar moviemaking process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters. This 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition showcases the STEM concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s films to the big screen.

Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen at The Wallis

Second Sundays: Dancers and families of all ages can enjoy free dance lessons with three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen and Friends every second Sunday on the Promenade Terrace.

Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School in La Mirada

April 9: Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on everything you need to know?

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 29 – April 30: Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and mostly importantly, yourself.

Walk for Kids at Honda Center in Anaheim

April 9: Walk For Kids is a 5K (3.1 mile) walk that raises funds for sick kids. Participants come together for a day of fun, food, entertainment and giveaways.

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?”

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8-May 21: Take a journey into a land of imagination, where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers all mix and mingle with you and your family.

Little Shop of Horrors at Irvine Valley College

April 6-15: Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi musical with a 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a Skid Row floral shop who stumbles upon a curious plant.

Gossamer at South Coast Repertory

April 1-2, 8-9: Gossamer, adapted by Lois Lowry from her fantasy novel about the power of dreams, tells the story of tiny creatures who gather happy memories and whisper them into the dreams of humans who need them most.

Easter Eggstreme at Long Beach Towne Center

April 9: Join theLong Beach Towne Center for Easter Eggstreme. The Easter Bunny will be available for free photos with families.

Family Dog Photos with the Easter Bunny in Long Beach

April 9: Bring your camera to take a picture of your dog with the Easter Bunny!

Grease The Musical with Sing-Alongs at The Attic Community Theater

March 23 – April 9: A musical about teens in love in the 50s! It’s California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love.

The Wizard of Oz in Laguna Beach

March 31 – April 9: Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

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

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Celebrate Passover – Model Matza Bakery at Pretend City in Irvine

April 11: Celebrate Passover by visiting Pretend City Children’s Museum and learn about this Jewish High Holiday.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

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

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?”

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

Fantastic Patrick at Newport Beach Corona del Mar Branch Library

April 12: Experience the amazing magic of magician Mark Gibson in a National Library Week celebration — a show the whole family will enjoy!

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

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?”

Little Shop of Horrors at Irvine Valley College

April 6-15: Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi musical with a 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a Skid Row floral shop who stumbles upon a curious plant.

Wellness For You and Your Child Workshops in Cerritos

March 23-May 9: Become an active partner in your child’s education through wellness and support workshops.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Meet the Grunion at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

April 13 and 27: Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn. Learn about the interesting mating rituals and biology of this curious fish.

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

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.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

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?”

Little Shop of Horrors at Irvine Valley College

April 6-15: Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi musical with a 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a Skid Row floral shop who stumbles upon a curious plant.

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the LA Zoo

April 14-16: EGGciting activities for youngsters including the opportunity to pet a bunny rabbit, face painting, crafts, photos with “Big Bunny” and children’s musical entertainment.

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.

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Fridays, January 6 – June 9: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators during free Shark Lagoon Nights.

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.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Eggs-Celent Experimentation in Temecula

April 14: Kids (5-10) eggs-periment with eggs-pert concoctions that will make the Easter Bunny proud. Wear your lab coat since things may get a little colorful – and messy… as usual.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Kids’ Sewing Class in Long Beach

Second Friday: Want to learn how to use a sewing machine? Make fun projects once a month? Then this is the class for you!

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

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?”

Little Shop of Horrors at Irvine Valley College

April 6-15: Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi musical with a 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a Skid Row floral shop who stumbles upon a curious plant.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

Spring Carnival in Los Alamitos

April 15: Welcome in the spring season with the city of Los Alamitos annual Spring Carnival. A free event for children ages 1-14 years and their families.

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 25 – April 15: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the LA Zoo

April 14-16: EGGciting activities for youngsters including the opportunity to pet a bunny rabbit, face painting, crafts, photos with “Big Bunny” and children’s musical entertainment.

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.

Annie Banannie Balloon Storyteller in Newport Beach

April 15: Join a special family event with Annie Banannie, who tells stories with balloons.

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.

Kidspace Egg Hunt in Pasadena

April 15-16: Hundreds of candy-filled eggs are hidden throughout the Galvin Physics Forest just waiting to be found!

Egg-Ceptional Celebration in Arcadia

April 15: Kids of all ages will enjoy a variety of egg-themed activities, includingegg hunts, an egg scramble and egg-expedition, make-and-take crafts, refreshments and prizes.

Beach Clean up and Earth Day in Santa Monica 

April 15 and 22: For Heal the Bay, every day is Earth Day, but in honor of the 47th annual worldwide observance on April 22,they’ll celebrate for a solid week this year.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Eggs-Cavation at Atlantis Play Center

April 15: Kids enjoy an egg hunt, face painting, carnival games, a moonbounce, arts and crafts, and food availble for purchase.

Free Weekend Entrance to National Parks

April 15-16 and 22-23: Explore millions of acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for free during National Park Week, sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Salt Marsh Open House in San Pedro

March 18, April 15, May 28, June 17, july 16, August 19 and September 17: Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and volunteers and learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach by using binoculars and microscopes to observe live animals

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8 – May 21: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivites including plays, music, magic and dancing.

Wyland’s Art Adventure in Dana Point

Saturdays, January 21 – April 29: Kids (3-12) receive an art lesson presented by Wyland, via video feed, then continue the adventure with a two-hour whale watching trip on Dana Wharfs flagship 95 ft. vessel, the Dana Pride for $5.

Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival in Fountain Valley

April 15: Join Fountain Valley for a pancake breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and many free activities, including crafts, carnival games, inflatables and egg hunts for kids of all ages.

Bunny Days in Mission Viejo

April 15: This family-oriented event includes game booths, crafts, inflatables, an egg hunt and a visit by the Bunny.

Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day in Huntington Beach

April 15: Thousands of pounds of candy are given away each year on this special family oriented day! Stop by and hunt for candy, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, play a game at the many game booths, visit the various displays and more.

Apple Blossom Festival in Oak Glen

April 15-16: The Blossoms are out and in full splendor, just in time for the annual Apple Blossom Festival. Bring family and friends for “down-home” fun and good, old-fashioned activities and events.

Easter Egg Hunt in Encino

April 15: Join Los Encinos for some Easter fun, including an egg hunt, traditional games, old-time music, and more.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Spring Eggstravaganza in Buena Park

April 15: Be part of the Egg-citement this Spring at Buena Park Community Services very special Eggstravaganza.

Easter Brunch in San Marino

April 15-16: Join a very special holiday brunch on Easter weekend. Families enjoy a delicious meal under the dome of the Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court, including chef-prepared omelets, carved meats, and a seafood station, plus mimosas for the grown-ups and sparkling juice for kids.

Bunny Train in Perris

April 15: Hop on board! The Easter Bunny is stopping at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Kids of all ages will experience the magic of trains and the Easter Bunny at this incredibly popular annual event.

Pasadena Egg Bowl

April 15: Come have an egg-cellent time at the very first spring festival and egg hunt inside the Rose Bowl Stadium!

Spring Fest 2017 in Signal Hill

April 15: Gather the whole family and join us for a fun and exciting Spring Fest 2017! A wristband (small fee) allows children to enjoy activities such as an egg hunt, crafts, games, jumpers and more.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Celebrate Easter with Pretend City in Irvine

April 15: Nobunny does Easter quite like Pretend City Children’s Museum! They’ve got some Easter activities to keep kids entertained and get them into the Easter mood.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Easter Fun Weekends at Golf N’ Stuff

April 8, 9, 15 and 16: Free Mini Chocolate Bunny with the purchase of the 2-Hour Unlimited Use Wristband at regular price.

Easter Egg Hunt Pancake Breakfast and Resource Fair in Stanton

April 15: Help us celebrate the arrival of spring, by joining us for the annual “Easter Egg Hunt.” Activities will include a Candy Walk, Easter Egg Hunts, Resource Fair, Easter Bunny Visits (Parents bring your cameras) and Pancake Breakfast.

Easter Egg Hunt in Tustin

April 15: Join the City of Tustin for an egg hunt for kids (nine and younger), pictures with the Easter bunny, petting zoo, bounce houses, and pancake breakfast.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

Sensational Saturdays at Placentia Library

Third Saturdays: Sensational Saturdays are designed to engage all family members at the library.

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

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 29 – April 30: Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and mostly importantly, yourself.

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?”

Maple Youth Ballet Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Irvine

April 15: See the magic unfold as Maple Youth Ballet presents its enchanting ballet adaptation of the Brother Grimm’s fairytale Snow White.

Garden Workshops at OC Great Park

April 1, April 15, May 6 and May 20: Nothing says springtime like colorful flowers. Learn how to spice things up with herbs, explore which plants provide a habitat for native wildlife, create colorful container gardens, and learn about how to create a garden that keeps giving through all the seasons.

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8-May 21: Take a journey into a land of imagination, where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers all mix and mingle with you and your family.

Little Shop of Horrors at Irvine Valley College

April 6-15: Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi musical with a 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a Skid Row floral shop who stumbles upon a curious plant.

Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon

April 15: Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians can enjoy self-guided access in the City of Irvine’s Open Space Preserve.

2017 Eggspress Train Ride and Egg Hunt in Torrance

April 15: Join the Southern California Live Steamers for the Eggspress Train and Egg Hunt.

Eggstravaganza at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

April 15: Hop on over to The Living Desert for Easter “Eggstravaganza”. Join the Easter Bunny and his strolling friends (photo ops available) for fun activities.

Easter Egg Hunt in La MIrada

April 15: Hop on down to The City of La Mirada’s annual Easter Egg Hunt! Bring your family and enjoy games, crafts, music, bounce houses, a petting zoo, and an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 10 and under.

The Easter Bunny Hops to MainPlace Mall

April 1-15: MainPlace Mall celebrates the spring season as it welcomes the Easter Bunny to his pop-up Spring Garden.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Bubblefest XXI at Discovery Cube Orange County

April 1 – 16: Visit Discovery Cube OC for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show.

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.

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the LA Zoo

April 14-16: EGGciting activities for youngsters including the opportunity to pet a bunny rabbit, face painting, crafts, photos with “Big Bunny” and children’s musical entertainment.

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.

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.

Kidspace Egg Hunt in Pasadena

April 15-16: Hundreds of candy-filled eggs are hidden throughout the Galvin Physics Forest just waiting to be found!

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Free Weekend Entrance to National Parks

April 15-16 and 22-23: Explore millions of acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for free during National Park Week, sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Easter Breakfast at the Aquarium of the Pacific

April 16: Enjoy an elegant Easter breakfast and a day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Your whole family can delight in meeting over 11,000 animals and sitting down to a gourmet breakfast on this special holiday.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8 – May 21: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivites including plays, music, magic and dancing.

Apple Blossom Festival in Oak Glen

April 15-16: The Blossoms are out and in full splendor, just in time for the annual Apple Blossom Festival. Bring family and friends for “down-home” fun and good, old-fashioned activities and events.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Easter Brunch in San Marino

April 15-16: Join a very special holiday brunch on Easter weekend. Families enjoy a delicious meal under the dome of the Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court, including chef-prepared omelets, carved meats, and a seafood station, plus mimosas for the grown-ups and sparkling juice for kids.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Easter Fun Weekends at Golf N’ Stuff

April 8, 9, 15 and 16: Free Mini Chocolate Bunny with the purchase of the 2-Hour Unlimited Use Wristband at regular price.

Easter Luncheon at Tanaka Farms in Irvine

April 16: Enjoy a unique and casual Easter luncheon at Tanaka Farms! Your experience begins with a wagon ride through the fields to the hilltop dining tent.

Andell Family Sundays Bright Design at LACMA

April 2, 9, 23, and 30: Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi’s had a signature style that wove together folklore and city life, all in bright colors.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

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?”

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8-May 21: Take a journey into a land of imagination, where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers all mix and mingle with you and your family.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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.

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.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

April 1-17: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Spring Break Workshops at El Dorado Nature Center

April 17-21: Kids (5-8) join the Nature Center for fun and exploration this spring!They’ll experience nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Splash Week at Lakewood Family YMCA

April 17-21: Spring Break Splash Week is an opportunity for kids and families to learn about safety around water. Experts will cover topics like boating safety, sun safety, pool safety and more.

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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.

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.

The Buster Balloon Show

April 18: Join Buster Balloon for some wacky fun.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Spring Break Workshops at El Dorado Nature Center

April 17-21: Kids (5-8) join the Nature Center for fun and exploration this spring!They’ll experience nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Splash Week at Lakewood Family YMCA

April 17-21: Spring Break Splash Week is an opportunity for kids and families to learn about safety around water. Experts will cover topics like boating safety, sun safety, pool safety and more.

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

Auditions for The Little Mermaid in Anaheim

April 18 and 20: Casting for all roles except Ariel (8+). Prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of Broadway Musicals, accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. Bring a headshot/photo and resume. No fake books or a cappella auditions.

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?”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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.

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.

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 19-23:The City of Santa Clarita is located about 30 minutes north of Los Angeles and is home to one of the worlds best and biggest Cowboy gatherings: the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

A Taste of Camp at the Alpert JCC

April 19: Come preview the 2017 Summer Camp program. You’ll get the latest information about Camp Komaroff, participate in live demos, poolside barbecue, and register for camp.

Spring Break Workshops at El Dorado Nature Center

April 17-21: Kids (5-8) join the Nature Center for fun and exploration this spring!They’ll experience nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Splash Week at Lakewood Family YMCA

April 17-21: Spring Break Splash Week is an opportunity for kids and families to learn about safety around water. Experts will cover topics like boating safety, sun safety, pool safety and more.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

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?”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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.

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.

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 19-23:The City of Santa Clarita is located about 30 minutes north of Los Angeles and is home to one of the worlds best and biggest Cowboy gatherings: the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Spring Break Workshops at El Dorado Nature Center

April 17-21: Kids (5-8) join the Nature Center for fun and exploration this spring!They’ll experience nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts.

Disney on Ice Dream Big and Long Beach

April 20-23: Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with this ice skating spectacular. Enter a world where adventure is waiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Track and Field Meet in Lakewood

April 20: Boys and girls (born 2002 or later) are invited to register to compete for 1st through 5th place in various divisions. Birth certificate is required to compete.

Splash Week at Lakewood Family YMCA

April 17-21: Spring Break Splash Week is an opportunity for kids and families to learn about safety around water. Experts will cover topics like boating safety, sun safety, pool safety and more.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

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

Auditions for The Little Mermaid in Anaheim

April 18 and 20: Casting for all roles except Ariel (8+). Prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of Broadway Musicals, accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. Bring a headshot/photo and resume. No fake books or a cappella auditions.

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?”

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Imaginology STEAM Festival at OC Fair

April 21-23: Imaginology at the OC Fair & Event Center creates a stimulating world in which youth of all ages can explore the professional fields of science, technology, engineering 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.

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Fridays, January 6 – June 9: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators during free Shark Lagoon Nights.

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.

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.

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 19-23:The City of Santa Clarita is located about 30 minutes north of Los Angeles and is home to one of the worlds best and biggest Cowboy gatherings: the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Spring Break Workshops at El Dorado Nature Center

April 17-21: Kids (5-8) join the Nature Center for fun and exploration this spring!They’ll experience nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts.

Disney on Ice Dream Big and Long Beach

April 20-23: Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with this ice skating spectacular. Enter a world where adventure is waiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Splash Week at Lakewood Family YMCA

April 17-21: Spring Break Splash Week is an opportunity for kids and families to learn about safety around water. Experts will cover topics like boating safety, sun safety, pool safety and more.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

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

Taj Express in Costa Mesa

April 21-22: Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations.

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?”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Imaginology STEAM Festival at OC Fair

April 21-23: Imaginology at the OC Fair & Event Center creates a stimulating world in which youth of all ages can explore the professional fields of science, technology, engineering 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.

Earth Day at The Ocean Institute

April 22: Celebrate Earth Day with Ocean Institute. Tie dye a reusable shopping bag using Native American techniques and natural dyes. This workshop is being offered only for Earth Day 2017- sign-up now as spots are limited!

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.

Earth Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific

April 22-23: Learn what you can do to help the ocean and planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 17th annual Earth Day Celebration.

Festival of Books in Los Angeles

April 22-23: An annual event held by the LA Times, featuring book signings, cooking demonstrations, poetry readings and kids’ storytelling and cartoon characters at two kids’ areas, plus music, drama and dance performances on six outdoor stages.

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.

Earth Day

April 22: Today is Earth Day! Find events celebrating our planet to learn how your family can help protect it on Kidsguide’s calendar.

California Poppy Festival in Lancaster

April 22-23: An open-air flower and farmer’s market featuring exotic animals, aeronautic displays, arts and crafts booths, a healthy living pavilion and an international market square.

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.

Beach Clean up and Earth Day in Santa Monica 

April 15 and 22: For Heal the Bay, every day is Earth Day, but in honor of the 47th annual worldwide observance on April 22,they’ll celebrate for a solid week this year.

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 19-23:The City of Santa Clarita is located about 30 minutes north of Los Angeles and is home to one of the worlds best and biggest Cowboy gatherings: the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.

Free Weekend Entrance to National Parks

April 15-16 and 22-23: Explore millions of acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for free during National Park Week, sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Children’s Arts Festival in Buena Park

April 22: Hands-on art activities, live music, and much more provide a delightful celebration of the rich cultural traditions that thrive in our own backyards!

A Faery Hunt Show and Fairy Mother Earth’s Birthday Party in Griffith Park

April 22: The faeries bring stories of faery magic and flowers, with dancing, singing and fun. Plus, celebrate Mother Earth’s Birthday on this Earth Day.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8 – May 21: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivites including plays, music, magic and dancing.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

Butterfly Conservation Workshops for Families at LA County Arboretum

April 22: Families learn about butterflies, beneficial insects, and bad bugs in the garden.

Wyland’s Art Adventure in Dana Point

Saturdays, January 21 – April 29: Kids (3-12) receive an art lesson presented by Wyland, via video feed, then continue the adventure with a two-hour whale watching trip on Dana Wharfs flagship 95 ft. vessel, the Dana Pride for $5.

MiniMAKEathon at OC Fairgrounds

April 22-23: A miniMAKEathon is a place where the only thing limiting what you build/code/create/develop is your own creativity!

Earth Day/Arbor Day/Green Expo Celebration in Mission Viejo

April 22: Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting trees and shrubs and attending the Expo, featuring earth-friendly crafts and environmental exhibits.

Take a Kid Fishing in Newport Beach

March 4, April 22 and May 20: Bring a smile to your child’s face by taking them fishing on one of our boats! NSB provides all the equipment and experise to help you and your child catch a fish and build lasting memories.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Cambodian New Year Parade in Long Beach

April 22: Celebrate the new year with a parade featuring Cambodian culture, presented by Long Beach-Phnom Penh Cambodia Sister Cities.

Cambodian New Year Celebration in Long Beach

April 22: Join the the Cambodian Town Culture Festial with Khmer Traditional Ceremonies, performances, live bands, games, face painting, slides, information booths and exotic food booths.

Big Science Fest at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

April 22: The entire community is invited to come out and celebrate STEM with some awesome activities, presentations, rocket launches, food trucks and live music.

Tidepool Walks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

March 11, 12, 25, 26, April 8, 9, 22, 23, May 6 and 21: CMA’s Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools.

Disney on Ice Dream Big and Long Beach

April 20-23: Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with this ice skating spectacular. Enter a world where adventure is waiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.

Celebrate Earth Day at Pretend City in Irvine

April 22: Promote environmental awareness on Earth Day and throughout the year by visiting Pretend City to celebrate Earth.Create with Recycle City, read Compost Stew, explore seed matching and make your own earth.

Ladybug Weekend at Armstrong Garden Centers

April 22-23: Get tips for ladybug releases and ladybug parties. They’ll give away 150 ladybugs promotional packet with purchase.

STEAM Carnival in Irvine

April 30: A creative twist on the traditional carnival, come and enjoy a fun-filled day of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) activities and games.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Wild West SteamFest at Heritage Museum of Orange County

April 22: Join the museum for the 2nd annual SteamFest where the Old West meet SteamPunk. Featuring panels, vendors, gunfights, blacksmith, costume contest, living history tours, tea dueling and more.

Earth Day at Bolsa Chica Wetlands

April 22: Visitors have the opportunity to touch live snakes, count migrating birds, learn about pollution, test the water, and much more!

Earth Day at Descanso Gardens

April 22-23: Join a fundraising 5K run, the spring Mt. SAC plant sale, guided walks and more.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

STEAM Carnival in Irvine

April 22: Attend the 3rd Annual STEAM Carnival, hosted by Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), who also celebrates their 20th anniversary.

Elephant & Piggie’s We’re In A Play! at The Wallis

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!

Where the Wild Things Are at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

April 22-23: Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre is a guided play experience, adapted from the timeless classic by Maurice Sendak.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

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

Grace First Concert Series in Long Beach

October 22, January 21, March 11, April 22, May 20 and June 10: Join Music at the Point with a variety of family friendly artist.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

California State Park Cleanup Event

April 22: Volunteers are needed at select California state parks for the 19th Annual California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 29 – April 30: Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and mostly importantly, yourself.

Taj Express in Costa Mesa

April 21-22: Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations.

Family Day at the Norton Simon

April 22: Help keep the Earth beautiful by transforming materials that would otherwise be thrown away into upcycled art.

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?”

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8-May 21: Take a journey into a land of imagination, where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers all mix and mingle with you and your family.

Marionette Show at Bowers Kidseum Children’s Museum

April 22: Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail! He’s bringing everyone lots of spring time joy! Franklin Haynes Marionettes presents a delightful spring puppet surprise called “Springtime Parade.”

AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” in Orange

April 22-23: AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to an autistic audience and filmmakers, today announced its official program selections for its first annual film festival celebrating autism awareness “from spectrum to screen.”

Earth Day in Uptown Whittier

April 22: This year’s event will focus on what cities are doing to “go green” and what individuals can do to conserve, reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Earth Tales Celebrate Earth Day with International City Theater

April 22: We Tell Stories acting troupe explores the relationship between Mother Earth and her children using a trunk full of costumes, props, and “all sorts of junk” to weave a world of extraordinary stories about cultures who shared this planet long before our time.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Imaginology STEAM Festival at OC Fair

April 21-23: Imaginology at the OC Fair & Event Center creates a stimulating world in which youth of all ages can explore the professional fields of science, technology, engineering 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.

Earth Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific

April 22-23: Learn what you can do to help the ocean and planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 17th annual Earth Day Celebration.

Festival of Books in Los Angeles

April 22-23: An annual event held by the LA Times, featuring book signings, cooking demonstrations, poetry readings and kids’ storytelling and cartoon characters at two kids’ areas, plus music, drama and dance performances on six outdoor stages.

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.

Avocado Festival in Fallbrook

April 23: Everything you wanted to know about avocados and the many ways to eat them including avocado ice cream!

California Poppy Festival in Lancaster

April 22-23: An open-air flower and farmer’s market featuring exotic animals, aeronautic displays, arts and crafts booths, a healthy living pavilion and an international market square.

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.

Family Flicks Presents Song of the Sea at the Hammer Museum

April 23: Kids (9+) watch the whimsical tale of Chihiro, a courageous young girl who uses her wits to escape a strange world of spirits.

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 19-23:The City of Santa Clarita is located about 30 minutes north of Los Angeles and is home to one of the worlds best and biggest Cowboy gatherings: the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.

Free Weekend Entrance to National Parks

April 15-16 and 22-23: Explore millions of acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for free during National Park Week, sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

April 1-23: The 23-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8 – May 21: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivites including plays, music, magic and dancing.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

MiniMAKEathon at OC Fairgrounds

April 22-23: A miniMAKEathon is a place where the only thing limiting what you build/code/create/develop is your own creativity!

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Tidepool Walks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

March 11, 12, 25, 26, April 8, 9, 22, 23, May 6 and 21: CMA’s Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools.

Disney on Ice Dream Big and Long Beach

April 20-23: Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with this ice skating spectacular. Enter a world where adventure is waiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.

Orange County National College Fair

April 23: High school students can talk directly with admissions officers from more than 200 colleges and universities at the National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Ladybug Weekend at Armstrong Garden Centers

April 22-23: Get tips for ladybug releases and ladybug parties. They’ll give away 150 ladybugs promotional packet with purchase.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Feria De Sevilla in Los Alamitos

April 23: Join a traditional Spanish festival from Sevilla in Los Alamitos. Enjoy Spanish food dancing, Sevillanas constest, shopping, and more.

Irvine Barclay Theatre Presents Sleeping Beauty

April 23: Celebrate spring with a full-length production of the beloved classical ballet, Sleeping Beauty.

Earth Day at Descanso Gardens

April 22-23: Join a fundraising 5K run, the spring Mt. SAC plant sale, guided walks and more.

Andell Family Sundays Bright Design at LACMA

April 2, 9, 23, and 30: Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi’s had a signature style that wove together folklore and city life, all in bright colors.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

Elephant & Piggie’s We’re In A Play! at The Wallis

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!

Where the Wild Things Are at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

April 22-23: Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre is a guided play experience, adapted from the timeless classic by Maurice Sendak.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

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

Sleeping Beauty at Irvine Barclay Theater Family Series

April 23: The classic fairy tale is told anew in David Gonzalez’s innovative and poetic presentation.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 29 – April 30: Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and mostly importantly, yourself.

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?”

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8-May 21: Take a journey into a land of imagination, where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers all mix and mingle with you and your family.

AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” in Orange

April 22-23: AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to an autistic audience and filmmakers, today announced its official program selections for its first annual film festival celebrating autism awareness “from spectrum to screen.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Discovery Cube LA

Through April 23: Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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.

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.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Master Builders Club at Placentia Library

Various: Calling all master builders! The Placentia Library’s monthly club features Lego fun for all building enthusiasts, with different themes each month!

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

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.

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.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

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

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?”

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.

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.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

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

Wee-Reads at Pasadena Museum for CA Art

March 22 – July 26: Taking place the fourth Wednesday of each month, Wee-Reads are a story time, art-making, and gallery-viewing hour for children ages 2-5 and their families and caregivers.

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?”

Meet the Grunion at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

April 13 and 27: Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn. Learn about the interesting mating rituals and biology of this curious fish.

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.

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day

April 27: Parents take their children (8-18) to work, allowing parents to share their work world and encouraging kids to share their ideas about their future.

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.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

Fiesta of the Spanish Horse at Los Angeles Equestrian Center

April 27-30: Daily horse shows and the “Mane Event” on Saturday.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

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

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?”

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Tell a Story Day at Pretend City

April 27: Join Pretend City for Tell a Story Day. You will hear stories and maybe create your own. Let your imagination run wild and foster creativity.

FUN-Tastic Family Nights in Lakewood

March 3, 31 and April 28: Every day is a wonderful day to spend with your family! Come to The Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood and join your neighbors and friends at FUN-Tastic Family Nights.

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.

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Fridays, January 6 – June 9: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators during free Shark Lagoon Nights.

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.

America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa

April 28-30: Attendees enjoy a weekend full of cute creatures on display and in interactive stage shows, competitions and demonstrations. The Expo also features thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices, the latest trends in pet grooming and care, and hundreds of animals available for adoption.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

Upland Lemon Festival

April 28-30: When life gives you lemons, pucker up and head out to the Upland Lemon Festival where everything lemony is celebrated, from food to contests to entertainment.

Fiesta of the Spanish Horse at Los Angeles Equestrian Center

April 27-30: Daily horse shows and the “Mane Event” on Saturday.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Celebrate Arbor Day at Pretend City in Irvine

April 28: Today celebrate trees with fun Arbor Day activities including leaf prints, reading The Giving Tree, making bark rubbings and watching Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Oh Sew Teen Club in Long Beach

Fourth Fridays: For teens with their own sewing machines, who are dying to learn new techniques, sew age appropriate projects and make new friends!

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

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

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?”

Seal Beach Classic Car Show

April 29: See dozens of classic cars shimmering along Main Street at this 30th annual event.

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.

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.

YMCA’s Sign Up Carnival and Healthy Kids Day

April 29: Local YMCAs host sign-up carnivals, where kids can sign-up for summer programs, in conjunction with games, crafts and activities for Healthy Kids Day.

Children’s Day and Earth Day Celebration

April 29: Children and their families can enjoy multicultural entertainment, bands and drill teams, a children’s parade, games, relays, crafts and community booths.

Urban Ocean Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific

April 29-30: Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s annual Urban Ocean Festival.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8 – May 21: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivites including plays, music, magic and dancing.

America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa

April 28-30: Attendees enjoy a weekend full of cute creatures on display and in interactive stage shows, competitions and demonstrations. The Expo also features thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices, the latest trends in pet grooming and care, and hundreds of animals available for adoption.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

Upland Lemon Festival

April 28-30: When life gives you lemons, pucker up and head out to the Upland Lemon Festival where everything lemony is celebrated, from food to contests to entertainment.

Fiesta of the Spanish Horse at Los Angeles Equestrian Center

April 27-30: Daily horse shows and the “Mane Event” on Saturday.

Victorian Fair at the Homestead Musuem

April 30 – May 1: Get a taste of what life was like for people living in the Southland during the 1840s, ’50s, and ’60s, with music, historic house tours, 1860s baseball, tintype photography, dance lessons, pie eating contests, fashion shows, crafts and games!

Wyland’s Art Adventure in Dana Point

Saturdays, January 21 – April 29: Kids (3-12) receive an art lesson presented by Wyland, via video feed, then continue the adventure with a two-hour whale watching trip on Dana Wharfs flagship 95 ft. vessel, the Dana Pride for $5.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

YALLWEST Book Festival in Santa Monica

April 29: Local and acclaimed Young Adult authors are set to attend this Santa Monica festival, with panel discussions, book sales, food trucks and concessions.

Beach Streets Downtown Ciclovia in Long Beach

April 29: Beach Streets opens streets up for walking, bicycling, and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Mission Federal ArtWalk in San Diego

April 29-30: Celebrating its 33rd year, the largest fine art festival in Southern California covers 15 blocks of San Diego’s Little Italy district, showcasing more than 350 artists, plus live music and performance art, street food, and KidsWalk with interactive art activities.

Tour de Cure Diabetes in San Diego

April 29: Join the one-mile kids’ ride, 15-mile, 29-mile or 100-mile rides, and enjoy the onsite festival with vendors, live music and healthy street tacos.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

Children’s Day USA 2017 and Earth Day Celebration in Long Beach

April 29: The annual event, sponsored by Children’s Day USA, weclomes children and their families to enjoy multicultural entertainment, bands, children’s parade, games, relays, crafts, community booths, and free books for kids.

Truck Adventures at Santa Anita Racetrack

April 29: Experience the trucks you love in a way you never have before — in the driver’s seat! Kids of all ages will enjoy more trucks and vehicles than they ever imagined, and interact with the professionals who drive them.

Santa Cecilia Orchestra at The Wallis

April 29: Under the baton of the legendary Maestra Sonia Marie De Len de Vega, the Los Angeles-based Santa Cecilia Orchestra breaks down barriers so that everyone can enjoy the beauty of classical music.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

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

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 29 – April 30: Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and mostly importantly, yourself.

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?”

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8-May 21: Take a journey into a land of imagination, where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers all mix and mingle with you and your family.

9th Annual Community Resource Fair

April 29: Connect with local service agencies that provide families assistance with free health screenings; and career, legal, medical, financial and housing consultations.

Idyllwild Arts Foundation Student Showcase at the Wallis Annenberg Center

April 29: The Idyllwild Arts Foundation Student Showcase advances the mission of changing lives through the transformative power of art by presenting our students on a world class stage, raising funds, and introducing aspiring young artists to Idyllwild Arts. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Cultural Adventure Show with Explorer Jan Reynolds in Santa Ana

April 29: The Cultural Adventure Show takes families around the world to all continents, exploring indigenous cultures and the human family, as well as the environments humans live in.

Word Play Family Workshop at LACMA

April 29: Using markers and brushes, kids (10+) learn different hand-lettering techniques to make words come alive! Posters, postcards, poems, and social commentary become personal artistic statements, intersecting art and design.

Make-A-Wish Fun for Everyone at Orange County Great Park

April 29: Join Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire for the 7th Annual Walk For Wishes. Enjoy a family-friendly day of fun with a Walk For Wishes spirited walk, World of Wishes festival, photo booth, face painting, food, games, prizes, and more!

Tea by the Sea at Point Fermin Lighthouse

April 29: Celebrate the beauty of the lighthouse and its gardens by having a cup of tea with friends and family. Tea and light refreshments will be served.

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.

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.

Urban Ocean Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific

April 29-30: Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s annual Urban Ocean Festival.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8 – May 21: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivites including plays, music, magic and dancing.

America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa

April 28-30: Attendees enjoy a weekend full of cute creatures on display and in interactive stage shows, competitions and demonstrations. The Expo also features thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices, the latest trends in pet grooming and care, and hundreds of animals available for adoption.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

Upland Lemon Festival

April 28-30: When life gives you lemons, pucker up and head out to the Upland Lemon Festival where everything lemony is celebrated, from food to contests to entertainment.

Fiesta of the Spanish Horse at Los Angeles Equestrian Center

April 27-30: Daily horse shows and the “Mane Event” on Saturday.

Victorian Fair at the Homestead Musuem

April 30 – May 1: Get a taste of what life was like for people living in the Southland during the 1840s, ’50s, and ’60s, with music, historic house tours, 1860s baseball, tintype photography, dance lessons, pie eating contests, fashion shows, crafts and games!

Autism Family Morning in La Habra

April 30: The Museum’s Family Autism morning offers children on the autism spectrum the opportunity to enjoy the museum at their own pace, in a comfortable and safe environment.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Mission Federal ArtWalk in San Diego

April 29-30: Celebrating its 33rd year, the largest fine art festival in Southern California covers 15 blocks of San Diego’s Little Italy district, showcasing more than 350 artists, plus live music and performance art, street food, and KidsWalk with interactive art activities.

Skirball Puppet Festival in Los Angeles

April 30: Celebrate the art of puppetry and the power of stories at the Skirball’s annual Puppet Festival, featuring new and classic tales told with puppets, live music, and art making!

Andell Family Sundays Bright Design at LACMA

April 2, 9, 23, and 30: Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi’s had a signature style that wove together folklore and city life, all in bright colors.

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

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

Cesar Milan Live at Grove of Anaheim

April 30: Cesar Millan, star of the hit television series “Cesar 911” on NatGeo WILD and original host of the long-running series “Dog Whisperer” hits the stage.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 28 – April 30: A host of colorful and enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017.

Finding Belle at Santa Monica Playhouse

January 29 – April 30: Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you’re never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and mostly importantly, yourself.

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?”

Autry Explorers Wild About Clay

April 30: See like an artist, think like an animal, and make a ball of clay come to life! California Art Club sculptor Adam Matanooffers an introduction to artistic observation and 3-D sketching while live animals roam the Autry Lawn.

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8-May 21: Take a journey into a land of imagination, where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers all mix and mingle with you and your family.