Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Scripps National Spelling Bee Live on ESPN

May 31 – June 1: Although the actual competition will be held in Washington D.C., your family can still catch the event on TV.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

JAM Session in Newhall

June 1: 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.

Family Night at Sky High Jump in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Load up the kids and head to Sky High for a night of Family Fun.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

International Children’s Day at Pretend City in Irvine

June 1: Every day is Children’s Day at Pretend City! Today not only honors the spirit and youth of every child, but sheds light on children who are less fortunate around the globe.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Treasure Hunt at Storymakery

Thursday: Kids ( 5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays, April 6 – November 7: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Relay for Life in Long Beach

June 2: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love.

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Only Pizza and Night Hike in Irvine

April 14, May 12 and June 2: Kids (5-10) can explore the trail with flashlights and friends. Enjoy a pizza dinner, popcorn, make-your-own dessert and a movie.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13+).

First Fridays in Bixby Knolls in Long Beach

First Fridays: A family-friendly monthly event that supports local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Enjoy fun activities, crafts and food with participating Bixby Knolls businesses through extended operating hours. Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Atlantic Ave from Bixby Road to San Antonio Drive.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Cosmic Bounce at Bounce U Orange

Every other Friday: They turn off the lights, crank up the music with special-effects lighting, so families can have their disco bouncing fun.

Star Tales at Mt. SAC Planetarium

June 2: Listen to the stories behind the stars and constellations and planets you can see tonight and learn how to find them from your own backyard.

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

Creative Kids and Parents Night Out in Santa Ana

First Friday: Creative Kids/Parents Night out at Kidseum gives parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved night out without the kids.

Kids’ Night Out in Buena Park

April 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16 and July 7: Kids (4-10) enjoy a delicious dinner, plus games, crafts and movies, while parents enjoy a night out without the kiddos.

First Fridays Tech Lab at Digital Revolution in Long Beach

First Fridays: Join a 1.5-hour Tech Lab for kids. Kids enjoy fun, STEM learning with Digital Revolution while parents enjoy the music, art and food of First Fridays in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at Mt. SAC

June 2 and 24: Two children are on the adventure of a lifetime when they build a rocket out of cardboard.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Orange County Astronomers Beginners Class in Santa Ana

First Fridays: Join the Orange County Astronomers for a beginner guide to the stars, planets and other elements in space.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

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

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing at South Coast Rep

May 19 – June 4: Judy Blume’s enormously popular book hits the stage with hilarity, and sibling rivalry never has been so much fun. Well, two-year-old Fudge is having fun, and so is the audience; big brother Peter, on the other hand, has had enough.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Friday Night Movies in Temecula

June 2 – 30: Join the Temecula Berry Company for a family movie night on the farm!

Fish Fridays at Pretend City

Fridays: Work with fishy friends to keep the beaches clean as we learn about ocean stewardship with a focus on developing our prosocial skills!

Creative Kids/Parents Night Out at Bowers Kidseum

June 2: Parents work hard and need a break! Drop off your little ones (4-8) at Kidseum to create flower headbands inspired by the flowers Frida Kahlo wears.

The Little Mermaid in Long Beach

June 2-4, 9-11: Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, the fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Annual Scout-O-Rama in Long Beach

June 3: Scout-O-Rama features games, displays, activities and a whole lot of fun for the family.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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

June 3: 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.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Pacific Islander Festival at the Aquarium

June 3-4: Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional craft demonstrations, ethnic cuisine, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Apple Computer Classes

Ongoing: Apple stores offer free computer classes (5+) teaching the basics of Macs and their software. Classes fill quickly. Locations: Brea, Cerritos, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Home Depot Kids’ Clinics

First Saturdays: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Creation Station at Rancho Los Cerritos

June 3: Kids (6-10) drop in for an afternoon of good old fashioned fun! Create unique seasonal crafts and participate in engaging Rancho-themed activities. Today’s theme is Rainbow Surprise.

National Trails Day

June 4: Help celebrate our nation’s trails by participating in local hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching and more.

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

June 3: A frog made out of paper? Have a hoppy time at this event!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Kids Fairy Garden Class in Orange

First and Third Saturdays: Bring your child and their friends to The Dragonfly to create an enchanting miniature garden with the help of fairies.

Monthly Wildlife Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

First Saturdays: Join a guide for an easy hour-and-a-half wildlife walk to witness the interactions among plants, insects, birds and wildlife.

Hounds on the Hill in Signal Hill

June 3: Bring your four legged friends and family for a day of fun at the 7th annual Hounds on the Hill event at Signal Hill Park.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Make Your Own Harry Potter Wand in Fullerton

June 2: The Ant-Man is in the building. Watch the movie and enjoy delightful waffles.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

Free Fishing Derby in Cerritos

June 3: Kids (2-15) have an opportunity to enjoy fishing while competing for prizes and trophies. Saturday, 7-11 a.m. Free. Cerritos Regional Park.

Kids’ Roses and Herbs in San Marino

June 3: Taking inspiration from the bountiful spring blooms in the gardens, children (7-12) will create floral bouquets using a variety of fragrant roses combined with fresh herbs.

Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance

June 3-4: Now in its 32nd year, this annual show features vintage cars, motorcycles and bicycles, plus kids’ activities, entertainment, food and auto memorabilia.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Historic Yorba Cemetery Tours at George Key Ranch in Placentia

First Saturday: Take a guided historic tour of Orange County’s first cemetery that dates back to 1834.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Bank of America Patrons Receive Free Admission to Museums

June 3-4, July 1-2, August 5-6 and September 2-3: 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.

Midsummer Night’s Dream in Torrance

June 3-4: Watch William Shakespeare’s classic comedy performed by South Bay Ballet.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

BARK Therapy Dogs at Artesia Library

First Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Noon. Free. Artesia Library.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Los Alamitos

First Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free. Rossmoor Library.

Animal Show at the Cypress Nature Park

June 3: An assortment of animals will be presented for the whole family to learn about.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

1st Saturday Stewards in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Volunteers are welcome to help in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, pulling weeds or painting benches.

Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

First Saturdays: Families can clear the shore of beach debris and help with the maintenance and restoration of the Cabrillo Native Garden, while learning about its plant and animal inhabitants. 8-10 a.m.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

Family Hike at Dilley in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

June 7: Families can join this enjoyable, easy 3-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain (100-ft. elevation gain).

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.

Free Harbor Tours of Port of Long Beach

First and Third Saturdays, Second and Fourth Thursdays: Get close to some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local wildlife and see how the engine of the local economy operates.

Adventure Sail in Dana Point

June 3, July 22 and August 12: Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tallship explorer.

Summer Festival and Car Show in Yorba Linda

June 3: Enjoy a car show, vendors, games, formals and jewelry displays.

Home Depot Kids’ Clinics

June 3, July 1 and August 4: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.

Young Explorers Academy in Downey

June 3: If you can’t go over, around, or under it, you have to go through it! Kids (3-5) can visit the space center to learn about roads.

Dino Days at the Nature Park in Lake Forest

June 3-4: Experience the Nature Park as it transforms into an adventurous Dino Day. There will be fun for the entire family with a life size moving T-Rex, Velociraptors and a Dilophosaurus tour.

Summerfest 2017 at Tucker Wildlife

June 3-4: Help raise funds for Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary’s Outdoor Education Program for local kids, with fine art displays, handmade crafts, interactive arts and crafts, live music, BBQ and wine.

Free Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tours

First Saturdays and Third Sundays: Guides will point out the common plants, animals and birds and discuss history, endangered species, ecology and restoration.

Gilmore Heritage Car Show at Farmers Market

June 3: See nearly 100 breathtaking American classics on display throughout LA’s Original Farmers Market, including customs, hot rods, trucks and more.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Hot Wheels Garage Event in El Segundo

June 3 and August 5: Hot Wheels Garage features displays of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels tracks and cars to race with.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Young Explorers Academy at Columbia Memorial Space Center

First Saturdays: Children ages 3-5 years old are invited to join our group of explorers to learn about the world around us.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Big Birds Adventure at Mt. SAC Planetarium

June 3 and 23: Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.

Secrets of the Sun at Mt. SAC

June 3: An intimate look at the Sun’s role in our solar system. From nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun, to mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space.

Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival in Corona

May 27 – June 25: The Festival brings history to colorful life when part of Riverview Recreation Park in Corona is transformed into a hustling, bustling and a bit bawdy old world village.

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Big Air Toddler Time

Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Family Festival at the Getty

June 3: Enjoy a day of celebration and discovery for the whole family, featuring performances, storytelling and art-making workshops.

Rockabilly Weekend at OC Market Place

June 3-4: Introduce your kids to great Rockabilly music with live performances, vendors and gourmet food trucks.

Beach Front Cinema in Huntington Beach

May 20, June 3, July 15, August 5 and 26, September 2, 3 and 30, October 21 : Beach Front Cinema is the perfect summer activity for the whole family. Watch top box office rated movies on the beautiful sandy beaches, under the stars.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Kids and Teens Cooking Classes in Irvine

Saturdays: Cooking 101 is the place where “what if” collides with “look at this” to create “delicious!” Cooks of all ages and levels, can expand their palate and knowledge.

Studio Arts Festival in Irvine

June 3: The festival features ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, fiber, and glass as well as art demonstrations and food.

Seriously Awesome Sitters Workshop in Huntington Beach

June 3: The ultimate babysitter preparation class! Kids (10+) become certified in basic First Aid and CPR/AEAD for adults and children.

Long Beach Towne Center Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, June 3-24: Take a break from shopping and enjoy some great local artists performing on the Long Beach Towne Center promenade stage

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Free Music Under the Stars in Pasadena

June 3: Bank of America presents a free Pasadena POPS concert under the stars on the steps of Pasadena City Hall, with food trucks and family fun before the show.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Family Fun and Wellness Fair at Pretend City

June 3: Every year, Pretend City’s provides a free health fair to families all over Southern California. Guests can receive free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing at South Coast Rep

May 19 – June 4: Judy Blume’s enormously popular book hits the stage with hilarity, and sibling rivalry never has been so much fun. Well, two-year-old Fudge is having fun, and so is the audience; big brother Peter, on the other hand, has had enough.

Jedi Knights and Stormtroopers Return to Legoland California Resort

June 3 and 4: Stormtroopers, Jedi and Darth Vader wander Legoland on Star Wars Days. Activities include the Lego Star Wars Family Build Challenge, Lego Star Wars Miniland Scavenger Hunt, Jedi Trivia, costume contests and more.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

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?”

Free STEM Classes at Mindz One in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Register on their website to reserve a spot in one of their classes, such as Lego Engineering, Robotics Lab, Game Design, Minecraft Studio, Coding in Python, and 3D Animation.

Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

First Saturday: On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators in helping to keep the beach eco-friendly and clean.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

A Not So Wicked Mini Musical in Santa Monica

May 13 – June 11: Step into the merry old land of Oz before Dorothy arrived, when Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West were best friends!

The Princess Around the World in Santa Monica

May 13 – June 11: Join the Little Mermaid and her friend the Princess of the Pacific Seas for an adventure of a lifetime as they set sail around the world!

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 3 – August 18: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2017!

The Little Mermaid in Long Beach

June 2-4, 9-11: Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, the fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Target Free Day at the Children’s Museum at La Habra

June 4: Target Free First Sunday presents Rail Road Round-Up. A nod to the museum’s train heritage with miniature trains chugging in outdoor demonstrations brought by local train enthusiasts, Toy Train Operating Society.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Tour a Tallship in Dana Point

Sundays: Tour the Tallship Brig Pilgrim, an authentic replica of the two-masted brig that Richard Henry Dana Jr. sailed into Dana Point Harbor in 1834.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Pacific Islander Festival at the Aquarium

June 3-4: Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional craft demonstrations, ethnic cuisine, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Super Pet Adoption in Irvine

June 4: The annual event that features more than 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals available for adoption from more than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Story Time in the Garden at OC Great Park

June 4 and 7: Creativity and imagination are stimulated through stories about wonders of life in the garden for kids ages 3-8.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Andell Family Sundays at LACMA

June 4, 11, 18 and 25: This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-off

June 4: This 33rd annual event will feature a chili cookoff, craft booths, food vendors, entertainment, kids’ area, sports zone, music and a watermelon eating contest.

Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance

June 3-4: Now in its 32nd year, this annual show features vintage cars, motorcycles and bicycles, plus kids’ activities, entertainment, food and auto memorabilia.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Autism Family Picnic in Anaheim

June 4: This 14th annual event, sponsored by Talk About Curing Autism, features a bounce house, arts and crafts, and a silent auction and raffle.

Bank of America Patrons Receive Free Admission to Museums

June 3-4, July 1-2, August 5-6 and September 2-3: 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.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Midsummer Night’s Dream in Torrance

June 3-4: Watch William Shakespeare’s classic comedy performed by South Bay Ballet.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Stories in the Afternoon at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

First and last Sundays:The perfect way to introduce young children (4-8) to the museum, this program brings together story-time and art-making in the galleries.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.

Dino Days at the Nature Park in Lake Forest

June 3-4: Experience the Nature Park as it transforms into an adventurous Dino Day. There will be fun for the entire family with a life size moving T-Rex, Velociraptors and a Dilophosaurus tour.

Summerfest 2017 at Tucker Wildlife

June 3-4: Help raise funds for Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary’s Outdoor Education Program for local kids, with fine art displays, handmade crafts, interactive arts and crafts, live music, BBQ and wine.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival in Corona

May 27 – June 25: The Festival brings history to colorful life when part of Riverview Recreation Park in Corona is transformed into a hustling, bustling and a bit bawdy old world village.

Summer Sensory Fun at Zimmer Museum in LA

June 4: Enjoy all the fun of summer without the sunburn at the Zimmer! Sink into the sand, dive into the water, and cool off with ice-pop painting!

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Rockabilly Weekend at OC Market Place

June 3-4: Introduce your kids to great Rockabilly music with live performances, vendors and gourmet food trucks.

Shark Feedings at the Santa Monica Pier

Sunday: Don’t miss the shark’s favorite time of day – feeding time! Learn about these often-misunderstood creatures while watching them eat a meal. S

Free Pet Care Workshop for Kids in Torrance

First Sundays: During this 25-minute workshop kids (4-9) learn basic dog grooming and care, including, basic dog anatomy, brushing, de-shedding, combing, ear cleaning, and nail filing. Plus, information on general house hold animal care, including feeding and poop cleaning.

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.

Public Run Days at Southern California Live Steamers in Torrance

First Sunday and third Saturdays: Join Southern California Live Steamers fo their Public run days at Wilson Park.

Walt Disney’s Barn Public Days in Los Angeles

First and third Sundays: Walt’s Barn is a living showcase of Walt’s passion for railroading. Operated by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, Walt’s Barn is filled with trains of all scales, many of which were donated to the Foundation by his animators and friends that shared his hobby.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing at South Coast Rep

May 19 – June 4: Judy Blume’s enormously popular book hits the stage with hilarity, and sibling rivalry never has been so much fun. Well, two-year-old Fudge is having fun, and so is the audience; big brother Peter, on the other hand, has had enough.

Jedi Knights and Stormtroopers Return to Legoland California Resort

June 3 and 4: Stormtroopers, Jedi and Darth Vader wander Legoland on Star Wars Days. Activities include the Lego Star Wars Family Build Challenge, Lego Star Wars Miniland Scavenger Hunt, Jedi Trivia, costume contests and more.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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?”

Kidz Bop Best Time Ever Tour in Anaheim

June 4: Kidz Bop records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards Restore Native Habitat

First Sunday and Third Saturday: The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards meet twice each month to restore native habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. We plant and water native plants, remove non-native plants, pick up trash and other maintenance tasks.

Festival of the Sun at Bowers Kidseum

June 4: On the first Sunday of every month, the Bowers invites families for a fun and entertaining afternoon of cultural engagements.

A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure in Brentwood

June 4, July 9 and August 6: On this magical adventure you’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, and maybe even Faery Royalty!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

A Not So Wicked Mini Musical in Santa Monica

May 13 – June 11: Step into the merry old land of Oz before Dorothy arrived, when Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West were best friends!

The Princess Around the World in Santa Monica

May 13 – June 11: Join the Little Mermaid and her friend the Princess of the Pacific Seas for an adventure of a lifetime as they set sail around the world!

Festival of the Sun at Bowers Kidseum

June 4: Welcome the sun-filled days of summer with art, music, and dance featuring dances from Aztec Mexico, and the Pacific Islands.

The Little Mermaid in Long Beach

June 2-4, 9-11: Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, the fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Battleship Science on the USS Iowa

June 4: Kids (grades 3-6) will investigate how robotics are used on a battleship, and visit parts of the ship while they enjoy an afternoon of Battleship Science aboard the U.S.S. Iowa.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Summer Resource Fair in Garden Grove

June 5: Find information about kids’ programs and activities available to the community, for preschoolers to high schoolers.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Public Skate Mondays with Long Beach Junior Roller Derby

Mondays: Join Long Beach Junior Roller Derby for a night of family skating, open to all ages and abilities!

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Itty Bitty Baby Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Monday: Babies and toddlers (0-2) and their parents enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, bubbles, and stories for the littlest of listeners.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Monday – Friday: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Read To the Dogs at Placentia Library

First Mondays: Open to children of all ages. Kids read to a trained, furry friend from Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc., then make an animal craft each month to take home.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Mermaids will be visiting Pretend City to share delightful ocean themed stories with the children.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

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

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

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

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Pottery Barn Book Club

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

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

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

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

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

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Little Naturalists in Newport Beach

June 6 and 21: Kids (3-5) and their adult guardians can take part in activities designed to encourage exploration and to build little ones’ growing physical and cognitive skills.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

BARK Therapy Dogs in Bellflower

First Tuesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 6 p.m. Free. Brakenseik Library.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Stanton

First Tuesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 5 p.m. Free.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

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

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

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

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Toddler Tuesday at Storymakery

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

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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?”

Stroller Tour at California African American Museum

June 6: Babies are welcome! In fact, you need a baby in tow if you want to join this group.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Summer Movie Series at the Krikorian

Tuesdays, June 6 – August 8: Start your summer day off with a laugh, and bring the kiddos downtown to enjoy some of your favorite characters on the big screen!

Family Storytime in Lakewood

June 6- August 29: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, flannel board, and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children and their families.

Tide Pool Tuesdays at Pretend City

Tuesdays: With the help of local community partners, real and pretend mobile touch tanks will be here for children to explore sea life and learn strategies for taking care of ocean creatures.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Tuesdays: Join the Main Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

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.

Summer Concerts in Buena Park

Wednesdays, June 7 – July 12: Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat!

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Story Time in the Garden at OC Great Park

June 4 and 7: Creativity and imagination are stimulated through stories about wonders of life in the garden for kids ages 3-8.

Read with the Dogs in Fullerton

June 7, 21 and 28, July 19 and 26, August 2, 16 and 23: Drop by the children’s library and read to two golden retrievers from the Pet Prescription Team.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the Castle Wardrobe, mini muffins or cookies, fruit and refreshments, plus etiquette and storytelling.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Dana Point

First Wednesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 3 p.m. Free.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Pajama-Rama in Yorba Linda

June 7, July 5 and August 2: Wear your jammies for an evening of stories, songs, and puppets.

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Sand Crab Surveys at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Wednesday: Discover what lives below your toes at the beach and become a citizen scientist with naturalists at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

Wednesday: During the summer, Child Creativity Lab for Creative Reuse Open Studio Maker Sessions are held every Wednesday. Kids have access to makerspace materials, supplies, and workshop space.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime in Lakewood

June 7- August 30: Action rhymes, fingerplays, songs, flannel board, and stories especially for toddler and preschoolers.

Water Play Wednesdays at Pretend City

Wednesdays: There will be water play experience for the children utilizing water play sensory tables and water play toys.

Board Game Night for Teens in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Bored of the same old games? Challenge your mind! Learn new, interesting table top and role-playing games every Wednesday in the Teen Cafe.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birthday at Kidspace

June 8: Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday by exploring his architectural techniques, learning about connections he found between the natural and man-made world, and with cake of course!

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Up Up and Away Kids Consignment

June 8-11: Consignors earn top dollar for their items while buyers save a ton of money purchasing name brand, new and nearly new items at this 4-day consignment event.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Family Night at Sky High Jump in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Load up the kids and head to Sky High for a night of Family Fun.

Free Harbor Tours of Port of Long Beach

First and Third Saturdays, Second and Fourth Thursdays: Get close to some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local wildlife and see how the engine of the local economy operates.

Be Brave Workshop in Costa Mesa

June 8 and July 13: This 90-minute, age-appropriate, interactive session for grades K-5 includes verbal and physical skills to defend against sexual abuse, violence, and abduction.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Long Beach Coin Stamp and Collectible Expo

June 8-10: This annual expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors of coins, currency, stamps, sports cards, autographs and memorabilia.

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

World Ocean Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific

June 8: Celebrate World Ocean Day with the aquarium. Visitors learn about climate change, pollution, and other ocean issues through films, shows, and exhibits.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Treasure Hunt at Storymakery

Thursday: Kids ( 5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Best Friends Day at Pretend City

June 8: Grab your BFF and head to Pretend City for our Best Friends Day! We’ve got a special day planned for you and your bestie!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Itsy Bitsy Storytime in Lakewood

June 8 – August 31: With your baby on your lap, enjoy bonding time through action/bounce rhymes, age-appropriate books, puppets, flannel boards, songs, and more!

Creative Kids Corner in Lakewood

June 8 and 9, July 13 and 27, and August 10 and 31: Discover your creative side by joining in an art activity inspired by a children’s book!

Think Tank Thursdays at Pretend City

Thursdays: STEMgineer will facilitate an educational experience for guests where children will explore science, engineering, technology, and math skills while learning about oceans, the water cycle, the 3 r’s, sea life, water pollution, waves, water current, and much more!

Family Fun Night at the Gardens

June 8, July 20 and August 17: Enjoy family fun nights at the Sherman Library and Gardens, with movie night, game night, and a family yoga night.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays, April 6 – November 7: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Up Up and Away Kids Consignment

June 8-11: Consignors earn top dollar for their items while buyers save a ton of money purchasing name brand, new and nearly new items at this 4-day consignment event.

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Sleepover at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

June 9-10: Ever wonder what it’s like to spend the night at a museum? Grab your family and friends and find out while experiencing a night to remember.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Annual Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

June 9-11 and 16-18: Take a day trip to Cherry Valley for the 12th annual Lavender Festival, with live music, an organic marketplace, horse wagon tours, lavender delicacies and more.

Stuffed Animal Vet Clinic at OC Zoo

June 9: Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the zoo and have it checked out by zoo veterinary staff!

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13+).

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Parents Night Out at BounceU Orange

Every other Friday: Parents’ drop off the kids (4+) for a night of activities, games, pizza, snacks, drinks, a movie and whole lot of bouncing fun.

Long Beach Coin Stamp and Collectible Expo

June 8-10: This annual expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors of coins, currency, stamps, sports cards, autographs and memorabilia.

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Movies in the Park in La Habra

Select Fridays: Bring your lawn chairs, grandma’s potato salad, and blankets, and enjoy movies out on the grass.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Free Movie Under the Gun at the USS Iowa

June 9: Head to the fantail of the Battleship IOWA and enjoy a screening of “Moana” under the guns. Remember to bring your chairs and blankets for this event, and relax as you overlook the LA waterfront.

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!

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

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

Bleacher Bums in La Habra

June 9-25: Set in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the bleacher bums remain undaunted as they root for the home team.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Belle’s Dance Day

June 9, 16, and 23: Join Belle’s Dance Day, a one-day workshop, where kids (4-6) will learn a short dance, enjoy singing, and make a craft to take home.

Friday Night Movies in Temecula

June 2 – 30: Join the Temecula Berry Company for a family movie night on the farm!

Creative Kids Corner in Lakewood

June 8 and 9, July 13 and 27, and August 10 and 31: Discover your creative side by joining in an art activity inspired by a children’s book!

Father’s Day Workshop at Storymakery

June 9: Send dads to the Spectrum Center to enjoy a day with the kids creating storybooks, or create one as the perfect Father’s Day gift!

Fish Fridays at Pretend City

Fridays: Work with fishy friends to keep the beaches clean as we learn about ocean stewardship with a focus on developing our prosocial skills!

The Little Mermaid in Long Beach

June 2-4, 9-11: Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, the fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

World Ocean Day In San Pedro

June 10: Visit the Aquarium and celebrate the ocean and share how important it is in our lives.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Bilingual Toddler Time at Kidspace

June 10-11: By focusing on balance, coordination and body awareness, children (19-30 months) will develop confidence, creativity, and cooperation through interactive movements with their caregiver.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Apple Computer Classes

Ongoing: Apple stores offer free computer classes (5+) teaching the basics of Macs and their software. Classes fill quickly. Locations: Brea, Cerritos, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Friday Flights at the Getty Center

June 10, July 15 and 29, and August 23: Experience art, music, dance and film on select Fridays at the Getty.

Free Concerts on the Green in Cypress

Saturdays, June 10 – August 12: Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free community concert.

Up Up and Away Kids Consignment

June 8-11: Consignors earn top dollar for their items while buyers save a ton of money purchasing name brand, new and nearly new items at this 4-day consignment event.

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

June 10: Grab your passport and “travel” across the world!

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

June 10: My Pet Parrot! Create your very own colorful winged friend!

Saturdays Off the 405 at the Getty Center

June 10 and 24, July 29 and August 26: Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

The Big Irish Fair in Long Beach

June 10-11: Celebrating its 42nd year, with Irish music and numerous events and displays. Kids can enjoy the Leprechaun Kingdom, grand parade, Irish step dancing, bagpipes, dog and sheep-herding shows and more.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Get Outdoors Day

June 10: National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

Chinese Brush Painting in San Marino

June 10: Using the Chinese garden as their creative muse, kids can learn the expressive art of Chinese brush painting in this workshop led by artist Peifang Liang.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Sleepover at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

June 9-10: Ever wonder what it’s like to spend the night at a museum? Grab your family and friends and find out while experiencing a night to remember.

Saturday Walks at Cypress Nature Park

Saturdays, June 10 – July 15, and July 29 – August 5: Enjoy the company of your friends and family with the added bonus of fresh air and exercise while touring the Cypress Nature Park.

Family Bird Walk at the Arboretum

June 10: Join Julia Ray from the Pasadena Audubon Society for a fun morning of finding and watching our fine-feathered friends.

Annual Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

June 9-11 and 16-18: Take a day trip to Cherry Valley for the 12th annual Lavender Festival, with live music, an organic marketplace, horse wagon tours, lavender delicacies and more.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Lakewood

Second Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

Harvest Honey Festival in Fillmore

June 10: The 6th annual honey festival features a close up tour of Bennett’s Honey Farm where you can witness how honey is processed, plus food and craft vendors.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Family Hike in Black Star Canyon

June 10: Enjoy nature with friends and family on the Mesa as you climb and enjoy the wildnerness!

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

Art Without Walls at the Hammer Museum

June 10: Design wearable art with slogans and symbols to support a cause you believe in. Take inspiration from Andrea Bowers, an artist who merges art and activism. Wear your beliefs and your art on your sleeveor wherever you want!

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Walk Coyote Hills in Fullerton

June 10, July 9 and August 13: See this year’s incredible blooms as well as crystal-clear views of local mountains as you enjoy a family-friendly nature walk.

Street Food Cinema in Pasadena

Saturdays, June 10 and 17, July 1, 8, 15 and 29, and August 5, 12, and 19: Watch a family flick under the stars, with pre-show music and plenty of food trucks. Bring your own blanket or low-backed chairs – even your dog!

Free Art Activities in Long Beach

Second Saturdays: A free opportunity for community members of all ages to engage in art making activities, art exhibitions, open artist studios and special events as part of the East Villages Second Saturday Art Walk.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

FIGat7th Kids Club in Los Angeles

Second and fourth Saturdays: Kids Club Art workshops are free and suitable for all children ages 3 and older.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at the Warner Grand Theatre

June 10: The year is 1868, and sailing ships are mysteriously disappearing in the South Seas.

Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival in Corona

May 27 – June 25: The Festival brings history to colorful life when part of Riverview Recreation Park in Corona is transformed into a hustling, bustling and a bit bawdy old world village.

10th Annual Big Bear Paddlefest

June 10: Paddle Big Bear is celebrating it’s 10th year! Test your stamina at 7,000 feet in a fun race for both first time racers and elite athletes.

Long Beach Coin Stamp and Collectible Expo

June 8-10: This annual expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors of coins, currency, stamps, sports cards, autographs and memorabilia.

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Mother and Daughter Par-Tea in La Habra

June 10: Join a memorable afternoon for little girls and their moms at the La Habra Community Center ballroom.

Big Air Toddler Time

Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Family Craft and Play at OC Great Park

June 10: Learn more about the Great Park through new, family-friendly games and crafts!

Downtown Long Beach Beach Clean-up

Second Saturday: Join a beach clean. They have clean-up supplies, but encourage participating persons to bring their own water bottle and plastic bags to cut down on added trash.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Kids and Teens Cooking Classes in Irvine

Saturdays: Cooking 101 is the place where “what if” collides with “look at this” to create “delicious!” Cooks of all ages and levels, can expand their palate and knowledge.

BARK Therapy Dogs in Long Beach

Second Saturday: Calm and friendly certified therapy dogs are waiting to hear stories read by young volunteers. Drop in!

Long Beach Towne Center Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, June 3-24: Take a break from shopping and enjoy some great local artists performing on the Long Beach Towne Center promenade stage

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Special Olympics Summer Games in Long Beach

June 10-11: Witness the human spirit on full display at the 2016 Summer Games, which attracts more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California who will compete for medals in aquatics, athletics (track & field), basketball, bocce, golf, and gymnastics.

Bleacher Bums in La Habra

June 9-25: Set in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the bleacher bums remain undaunted as they root for the home team.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Auditions for Shrek Jr. with Arts & Learning Conservatory

June 10: Kids are invited to audition for the summer production of Shrek Jr. in Costa Mesa

World’s Longest Pizza at Auto Club Speedway

June 10: Join top names in the pizza industry as they attempt to make the longest pizza in record.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

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?”

Free STEM Classes at Mindz One in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Register on their website to reserve a spot in one of their classes, such as Lego Engineering, Robotics Lab, Game Design, Minecraft Studio, Coding in Python, and 3D Animation.

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.

Kidz Bop Best Time Ever Tour in Los Angeles

June 10: Kidz Bop records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids.

Chapters Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Second Saturday: This storytime is for chapter book readers (8-12) who would like to be introduced to new stories. Miss Susie the Storylady reads a couple of chapters of at least two books to give you a flavor of what’s out there.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Repair Cafe at Long Beach Michelle Obama Neighborhood Branch

June 10: The Long Beach Michelle Obama Neighborhood Branch is having its first ever Repair Cafe. What can you repair? and — perhaps more importantly — what do you need to have repaired?

A Not So Wicked Mini Musical in Santa Monica

May 13 – June 11: Step into the merry old land of Oz before Dorothy arrived, when Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West were best friends!

The Princess Around the World in Santa Monica

May 13 – June 11: Join the Little Mermaid and her friend the Princess of the Pacific Seas for an adventure of a lifetime as they set sail around the world!

Around the World at Lakeshore Learning

June 10: Grab your passport and “travel” across the world! Take a journey of learning with crafts and activities at each stop.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 3 – August 18: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2017!

Come. Sit. Stay. Read! in Lakewood

June 10, July 8, and August 12: Practice reading aloud by sharing a book with a certified therapy dog.

Southern California Dance Theatre Presents Cinderella in Downey

June 10: When Cinderella’s evil step mother receives an invitation to the ball, she buys her clumsy daughters fancy ball gowns and arranges for dancing lessons.

The Little Mermaid in Long Beach

June 2-4, 9-11: Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, the fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Meet the Grunion at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

June 11 and 25: Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn. Learn about the interesting mating rituals and biology of this curious fish.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Bilingual Toddler Time at Kidspace

June 10-11: By focusing on balance, coordination and body awareness, children (19-30 months) will develop confidence, creativity, and cooperation through interactive movements with their caregiver.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Tour a Tallship in Dana Point

Sundays: Tour the Tallship Brig Pilgrim, an authentic replica of the two-masted brig that Richard Henry Dana Jr. sailed into Dana Point Harbor in 1834.

Sunset at the Santa Ana Zoo

June 11, 25, July 9 and 23: Friends of Santa Ana Zoo host these after hour’s concert series and tasting events that feature live music, art by local artisans, Zoo animals, Train and Carrousel rides.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Up Up and Away Kids Consignment

June 8-11: Consignors earn top dollar for their items while buyers save a ton of money purchasing name brand, new and nearly new items at this 4-day consignment event.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

The Big Irish Fair in Long Beach

June 10-11: Celebrating its 42nd year, with Irish music and numerous events and displays. Kids can enjoy the Leprechaun Kingdom, grand parade, Irish step dancing, bagpipes, dog and sheep-herding shows and more.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Andell Family Sundays at LACMA

June 4, 11, 18 and 25: This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Patchwork Indie and Crafts Festival in Long Beach

June 11: Fun shopping for the family with vendors displaying their handmade goods, plus kids’ arts and crafts, food and music.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

June 11, July 9 and August 13: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Weiner Dog Races at Old World

April 30 – December 3: Monthly, watch short-legged but swift Dachshunds race, like nothing you’ve seen before!

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Annual Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

June 9-11 and 16-18: Take a day trip to Cherry Valley for the 12th annual Lavender Festival, with live music, an organic marketplace, horse wagon tours, lavender delicacies and more.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Art Without Walls at the Hammer Museum

June 10: Design wearable art with slogans and symbols to support a cause you believe in. Take inspiration from Andrea Bowers, an artist who merges art and activism. Wear your beliefs and your art on your sleeveor wherever you want!

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Skirball Playdate: Sunday in the Park

June 11: Spend time in Skirball’s new outdoor family hangout space, specially designed for music making and playing.

Nature Walk at South Coast Botanic Garden

June 11: Pop over to the Garden for a spring Nature Walk at this month’s Kids Club program.

Old Town Irvine Tour

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

Free Concerts at OC Market Place in Costa Mesa

June 11, 18 and 25: Check out some great finds at the OC Marketplace and enjoy free concerts.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival in Corona

May 27 – June 25: The Festival brings history to colorful life when part of Riverview Recreation Park in Corona is transformed into a hustling, bustling and a bit bawdy old world village.

Sunday Sessions at Grand Park LA

June 11, July 16, August 13 and September 17:Little kids, teens and grown-ups alike will find Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions a fun way to spend a summer afternoon.

Magic Show at the Zimmer Museum in LA

June 11: Abracadabra! Join our special guest Tommy Salami as he marvels your mind with magnificent magic tricks and silly balloon animals!

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Shark Feedings at the Santa Monica Pier

Sunday: Don’t miss the shark’s favorite time of day – feeding time! Learn about these often-misunderstood creatures while watching them eat a meal. S

CicLAvia – Glendale Meets Atwater Village

June 11: Glendale and Atwater Village will host the country’s largest open street event!

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Special Olympics Summer Games in Long Beach

June 10-11: Witness the human spirit on full display at the 2016 Summer Games, which attracts more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California who will compete for medals in aquatics, athletics (track & field), basketball, bocce, golf, and gymnastics.

Bleacher Bums in La Habra

June 9-25: Set in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the bleacher bums remain undaunted as they root for the home team.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

A Not So Wicked Mini Musical in Santa Monica

May 13 – June 11: Step into the merry old land of Oz before Dorothy arrived, when Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West were best friends!

The Princess Around the World in Santa Monica

May 13 – June 11: Join the Little Mermaid and her friend the Princess of the Pacific Seas for an adventure of a lifetime as they set sail around the world!

Family Dance Jam at Bowers Kidseum

June 11: Family Dance Jame is an inter-generational movement workshop designed for people of all ages, incorporating both open play and directed experience, ensuring that each participant and family gets their own unique dance party.

Parents and Kids Cooking Class at Prep Kitchen

June 11: Prep’s Kids’ Classes are not like other kids classes where they pass around a bowl and a whisk and each kid gets to take turns stirring.

The Little Mermaid in Long Beach

June 2-4, 9-11: Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, the fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Buena Park

Second Monday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Public Skate Mondays with Long Beach Junior Roller Derby

Mondays: Join Long Beach Junior Roller Derby for a night of family skating, open to all ages and abilities!

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Itty Bitty Baby Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Monday: Babies and toddlers (0-2) and their parents enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, bubbles, and stories for the littlest of listeners.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Monday – Friday: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

Summer Discovery Program

June 12 – August 4: Sign up for the library’s Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Mermaids will be visiting Pretend City to share delightful ocean themed stories with the children.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

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

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

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

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Pottery Barn Book Club

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

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

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

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

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

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

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

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

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

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Toddler Tuesday at Storymakery

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

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Summer Movie Series at the Krikorian

Tuesdays, June 6 – August 8: Start your summer day off with a laugh, and bring the kiddos downtown to enjoy some of your favorite characters on the big screen!

Family Storytime in Lakewood

June 6- August 29: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, flannel board, and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children and their families.

Beginning Reader Book Club in Lakewood

June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25 and August 8 and 29: Join the club to read and talk about a book together, followed by a fun book-related activity!

Tide Pool Tuesdays at Pretend City

Tuesdays: With the help of local community partners, real and pretend mobile touch tanks will be here for children to explore sea life and learn strategies for taking care of ocean creatures.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Tuesdays: Join the Main Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

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.

Summer Concerts in Buena Park

Wednesdays, June 7 – July 12: Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat!

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Animal Art II at the Orange County Zoo

June 14: Toddlers (3-4) can enjoy an hour of creativity and fun with an animal theme! Come ready to get a little messy.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the Castle Wardrobe, mini muffins or cookies, fruit and refreshments, plus etiquette and storytelling.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Norwalk

Second Wednesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Sand Crab Surveys at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Wednesday: Discover what lives below your toes at the beach and become a citizen scientist with naturalists at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Flag Day Celebration at Pretend City in Irvine

June 14: Join the museum to celebrate the country’s flag and all that it stands for with the following educational activities: symbols in seconds, literacy lessons, music and movement and holiday history.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

Wednesday: During the summer, Child Creativity Lab for Creative Reuse Open Studio Maker Sessions are held every Wednesday. Kids have access to makerspace materials, supplies, and workshop space.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime in Lakewood

June 7- August 30: Action rhymes, fingerplays, songs, flannel board, and stories especially for toddler and preschoolers.

Water Play Wednesdays at Pretend City

Wednesdays: There will be water play experience for the children utilizing water play sensory tables and water play toys.

Board Game Night for Teens in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Bored of the same old games? Challenge your mind! Learn new, interesting table top and role-playing games every Wednesday in the Teen Cafe.

Sewing Instruction in Long Beach

Second Wednesdays: Join the library and learn how to use a sewiing machine.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Family Movie Night in Fullerton

June 15, July 20, August 17 and September 21: Bring your family for a fun-filled evening at the library, featuring age-appropriate movies for you to enjoy.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Family Night at Sky High Jump in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Load up the kids and head to Sky High for a night of Family Fun.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Summer Trail Runs and Kids’ Obstacle Course in Tustin

June 15, July 13 and August 3: The Renegade Summer Trail Run Series includes a Rough Fit Kids Obstacle Course again this year and a great play area!

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Dew Tour Skateboard Competition in Long Beach

June 15-18: Dew Tour is an innovative contest series that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Treasure Hunt at Storymakery

Thursday: Kids ( 5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Itsy Bitsy Storytime in Lakewood

June 8 – August 31: With your baby on your lap, enjoy bonding time through action/bounce rhymes, age-appropriate books, puppets, flannel boards, songs, and more!

Think Tank Thursdays at Pretend City

Thursdays: STEMgineer will facilitate an educational experience for guests where children will explore science, engineering, technology, and math skills while learning about oceans, the water cycle, the 3 r’s, sea life, water pollution, waves, water current, and much more!

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays, April 6 – November 7: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Concerts and Movies in the Park in Rossmoor

Fridays, June 16, July 14 and August 18: Gather the family, a blanket, some chairs and a picnic dinner for a “twin ticket” — a rousing concert followed by a family movie.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Buster Balloon in Lakewood

June 16: Join the library for an eye-popping afternoon with Buster Balloon!

Music, Dance and Magic in Anaheim

Fridays, June 16 – August 4: Settle in under the stars for a line-up of performances by some of the area’s best family entertainers!

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Movie on the Lawn at OC Great Park

Fridays and Saturdays, June 16 – July 1: Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family under the stars.

Kids Night Out at Los Alamitos Youth Center

Third Fridays: Kids (5-11 and 12-14) enjoy a scavenger hunt, karaoke, dance, arts and crafts, games, sports, contests and more.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Night Out In Cypress

April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 15: Kids (5-12), get ready for a fun night out with friends. This program will have kids busy the whole night through with games, crafts, a movie, dinner and dessert.

Annual Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

June 9-11 and 16-18: Take a day trip to Cherry Valley for the 12th annual Lavender Festival, with live music, an organic marketplace, horse wagon tours, lavender delicacies and more.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13+).

Movies in the Park in Lake Forest

Fridays: Bring your friends, family and a blanket for free movie fun under the stars! Snacks are available for nominal fee.

Home School Days at Pretend City

Third Fridays: Pretend City offers home school students a special day on the third Friday of every month.A field trip to Pretend City offers students a learning experience through hands-on educational play.

Family Films in Brea

Fridays, June 16-21: Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Cosmic Bounce at Bounce U Orange

Every other Friday: They turn off the lights, crank up the music with special-effects lighting, so families can have their disco bouncing fun.

OC Night Market in Costa Mesa

May 19-21, June 16-18 and August 25-27: OC Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages.

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Dive-In Movies in La Habra

June 16 and July 21: Welcome to Dive-In Theatre, where you and your family can enjoy a family movie while relaxing at the pool.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

AAA Child Safety in Newport Beach

April 21, May 25 and June 16: During this free carseat education class presented by AAA, learn about occupant-protection laws, how to select the right seat, how to correctly secure your child in a seat and installation tips.

Kids’ Night Out in Buena Park

April 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16 and July 7: Kids (4-10) enjoy a delicious dinner, plus games, crafts and movies, while parents enjoy a night out without the kiddos.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 15 – August 3: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

Outdoor Films That Rock at the Skirball

June 16, June 30 and July 14: Spend a summer night under the stars watching a film that celebrates the power of music.

The Odd Market at The Autry

Third Fridays: Check out more than 100 arts and crafts vendors at this monthly pop-up event, plus gourmet food trucks, live music, guest DJs and a kids’ area with inflatable attractions and a rock-climbing wall.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Family Movies in the Park in Yorba Linda

June 16 – September 15: Bring a low-backed chair and a blanket and snuggle up for a free family flick!

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

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

Dew Tour Skateboard Competition in Long Beach

June 15-18: Dew Tour is an innovative contest series that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.

Bleacher Bums in La Habra

June 9-25: Set in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the bleacher bums remain undaunted as they root for the home team.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Belle’s Dance Day

June 9, 16, and 23: Join Belle’s Dance Day, a one-day workshop, where kids (4-6) will learn a short dance, enjoy singing, and make a craft to take home.

Friday Night Movies in Temecula

June 2 – 30: Join the Temecula Berry Company for a family movie night on the farm!

Fish Fridays at Pretend City

Fridays: Work with fishy friends to keep the beaches clean as we learn about ocean stewardship with a focus on developing our prosocial skills!

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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 Train Rides at Fairview Park

Third weekends: Free model train rides are offered by Orange County Model Engineers.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Apple Computer Classes

Ongoing: Apple stores offer free computer classes (5+) teaching the basics of Macs and their software. Classes fill quickly. Locations: Brea, Cerritos, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Star Wars Day at the OC Zoo

June 17: Let the force be with you when you visit the zoo! Join this day of Star Wars family fun that includes Star Wars characters, crafts, games and photo opportunities!

25th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

June 17-18: Hundreds of artists of all ages will use over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create murals on pavement, stretching two city blocks.

Public Safety Expo in Lakewood

June 17: Meet local law enforcement and fire officials, plus explore sheriff and fire department vehicles and displays.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

June 17: Kids (3+) make Dad’s Day Craft-Stick Cards!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Free Concerts on the Green in Cypress

Saturdays, June 10 – August 12: Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free community concert.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Anatomy & Physiology at the Space Center

June 17: Have you ever looked at your hands and wondered how exactly they work? All your questions will be answered in this Anatomy and Physiology class for kids 6-8

New York Film Academy Open House in Burbank

June 17 and July 15: Get a feel for camps offered by the New York Film Academy for kids (10-13) and teens (14-17).

Kids Fairy Garden Class in Orange

First and Third Saturdays: Bring your child and their friends to The Dragonfly to create an enchanting miniature garden with the help of fairies.

Movie on the Lawn at OC Great Park

Fridays and Saturdays, June 16 – July 1: Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family under the stars.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

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

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Saturday Walks at Cypress Nature Park

Saturdays, June 10 – July 15, and July 29 – August 5: Enjoy the company of your friends and family with the added bonus of fresh air and exercise while touring the Cypress Nature Park.

Annual Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

June 9-11 and 16-18: Take a day trip to Cherry Valley for the 12th annual Lavender Festival, with live music, an organic marketplace, horse wagon tours, lavender delicacies and more.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

30Minute Beach Cleanup in Long Beach

Third Saturdays: Free parking, bags, gloves, door prizes and refreshments provided. Bring hat, sunscreen and comfy shoes. 10-10:30 a.m. End of Granada Avenue in Belmont Shore.

Beach Cleanup in Seal Beach

Third Saturdays: Rain or shine monthly beach clean-up. Please bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and closed-toed shoes; there is free parking, bags, gloves, community service certificates and hand sanitizer. 9 a.m. – noon.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Annual US Sumo Open

June 17: The caliber of sumo this year will be quite high, in all weight classes, for both men and women.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

All Ages Astronomy Club in Downey

Third Saturdays: The Columbia Astronomers welcome aspiring astronomers of all ages to join the monthly astronomy club meetings.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.

Free Harbor Tours of Port of Long Beach

First and Third Saturdays, Second and Fourth Thursdays: Get close to some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local wildlife and see how the engine of the local economy operates.

LEGO Fun Day in Fullerton

June 17, July 15 and August 19: Build and create with Lego blocks provided by the library!

Street Food Cinema in Pasadena

Saturdays, June 10 and 17, July 1, 8, 15 and 29, and August 5, 12, and 19: Watch a family flick under the stars, with pre-show music and plenty of food trucks. Bring your own blanket or low-backed chairs – even your dog!

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival in Corona

May 27 – June 25: The Festival brings history to colorful life when part of Riverview Recreation Park in Corona is transformed into a hustling, bustling and a bit bawdy old world village.

Summer Reading Kick-off in Orange

June 17: All ages are welcome to join the 2017 Summer Reading Club kick-off event. Test your strength, coordination, and reflexes in a series of fun activities like basketball toss and archery.

City Gym Movie Series in Huntington Beach

Saturdays, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21: Bring dinner, snacks, blankets and chairs to enjoy your favorite movies in the beautiful indoor gymnasium.

OC Night Market in Costa Mesa

May 19-21, June 16-18 and August 25-27: OC Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages.

Julius Caesar in Long Beach

May 26 – June 17: Summer reading comes to life as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Julius Caesar.

Big Air Toddler Time

Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Walk the Farm Fundraiser in Irvine

June 17: Walk the Farm is a 1.5-mile leisurely walk around the 30-acre spread at Tanaka Farms sampling fresh fruits and vegetables, with refreshments, entertainment and great friends and family along the way.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Fountain Valley

Third Saturdays: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Kids and Teens Cooking Classes in Irvine

Saturdays: Cooking 101 is the place where “what if” collides with “look at this” to create “delicious!” Cooks of all ages and levels, can expand their palate and knowledge.

Junior Explorers at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Third Saturdays: A monthly workshop for children ages 6-8. Different science topics are covered each month, providing participants opportunities to explore and experiment through hands-on activities that will stimulate their natural curiosity.

Orange Farmers Market Kids’ Club

Third Saturdays: Kids can stop by a special activity zone to learn about good health and seasonal fruits and vegetables through fun scavenger hunts, plant art, health snack-making and more.

Public Run Days at Southern California Live Steamers in Torrance

First Sunday and third Saturdays: Join Southern California Live Steamers fo their Public run days at Wilson Park.

Long Beach Towne Center Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, June 3-24: Take a break from shopping and enjoy some great local artists performing on the Long Beach Towne Center promenade stage

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Dew Tour Skateboard Competition in Long Beach

June 15-18: Dew Tour is an innovative contest series that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.

Bleacher Bums in La Habra

June 9-25: Set in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the bleacher bums remain undaunted as they root for the home team.

Pasadena POPS Summer Concerts at the LA Arboretum

June 17-September 9: Catch the Pasadena POPS at the arboretum. Bring picnic dinner.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

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?”

Free STEM Classes at Mindz One in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Register on their website to reserve a spot in one of their classes, such as Lego Engineering, Robotics Lab, Game Design, Minecraft Studio, Coding in Python, and 3D Animation.

A Faery Hunt’s Amazing Adventure in Encino

June 17: Go searching through the forest for faeries on a fun musical adventure!

Gymnastics Sleepovers at Surf City Gymnastics

Monthly: Join a gymnastic-themed sleepover.

Garden Buds Fruits and Vegetables at Kidspace

June 17: This garden themed monthly class gives your budding botanist (30-42 months) a unique hands-on learning experience to cultivate their relationship with plants and nature.

A Midsummer Night’s Museum at Kidspace

June 17: Immerse yourself in the world of storytelling at A Midsummer Night’s Museum.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards Restore Native Habitat

First Sunday and Third Saturday: The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards meet twice each month to restore native habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. We plant and water native plants, remove non-native plants, pick up trash and other maintenance tasks.

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Edwardian Entertainment at Heritage Square

June 17: Surrounded by the Victorian homes of Heritage Square Museum, popular entertainments from the early 1900s come alive.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 3 – August 18: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2017!

3D Ball Ornament in Lakewood

June 17: Learn how to make a 3D paper ball ornament. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Customer Launch Party at Storymakery

June 17: Storymakery is launching hard cover books and want to invite everyone for a fun day of specials, treat, games, and fun!

A Night in Focus: Garden Party at Norton Simon Museum

June 17: The Norton Simon Museum kicks off the summer season with its fourth annual Garden Party. This event invites visitors young and old to spend an evening exploring the sights and sounds of the Museum’s beloved Sculpture Garden, inspired by Monet’s Giverny.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Tour a Tallship in Dana Point

Sundays: Tour the Tallship Brig Pilgrim, an authentic replica of the two-masted brig that Richard Henry Dana Jr. sailed into Dana Point Harbor in 1834.

Free Train Rides at Fairview Park

Third weekends: Free model train rides are offered by Orange County Model Engineers.

Father’s Day Train Rides with Fillmore & Western Railway

June 18: Catch the train with dad and enjoy a scenic two-and-a-half hour ride through the Heritage Valley, complete with a delicious BBQ lunch.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

25th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

June 17-18: Hundreds of artists of all ages will use over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create murals on pavement, stretching two city blocks.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Father’s Day BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific

June 18: Celebrate Father’s Day with the entire family at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual picnic.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Andell Family Sundays at LACMA

June 4, 11, 18 and 25: This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Father’s Day Adventures at Sea in Dana Point

June 18: Sign aboard for an exciting voyage on a real tallship! First, you and dad will enjoy breakfast burritos, fresh fruit, and a beer (for dad) and juice on our Historic Maritime Wharf.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kidical Mass Bike Ride in Long Beach

June 18, July 16 and August 20: Hop on your bikes for this monthly all-ages, three-mile neighborhood ride through Bixby Knolls.

Family Art Workshop in Long Beach

Third Sundays: In these free drop-in workshops families will work together to create artwork inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Annual Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

June 9-11 and 16-18: Take a day trip to Cherry Valley for the 12th annual Lavender Festival, with live music, an organic marketplace, horse wagon tours, lavender delicacies and more.

Western Music Showcase at the Autry

June 18, July 16 and August 20: Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy.

Children’s Garden Workshops at OC Great Park

June 18, July 16 and August 20: Explore science, technology, engineering, art, math and music in a fun and stimulating outdoor environment.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Family Flicks at the Hammer Museum

June 18: Kids (5+) can sit back, relax and enjoy “An American Tail.”

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Angels Games

March 30 – September 30: Fans in attendance receive giveaways.

Father’s Day Sleepover in LA

June 18-19: All family members are welcome to attend this specially-themed sleepover at the Natural History Museum, celebrating dads and parenthood.

Free Concerts at OC Market Place in Costa Mesa

June 11, 18 and 25: Check out some great finds at the OC Marketplace and enjoy free concerts.

Father’s Day Aboard The Queen Mary

June 199: Families join the Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch that features over 50 unique dishes from around the globe. Plus, live entertainment, free flowing champagne, music and a signature menu.

Free Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tours

First Saturdays and Third Sundays: Guides will point out the common plants, animals and birds and discuss history, endangered species, ecology and restoration.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Circus Vargas Iluminus in Santa Ana and Irvine

June 2-6 and 9-13: See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iIuminus, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart.

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Kids’ Art Studio in Laguna Beach

Third Sundays: Hands-on art-making program offered by Laguna Art Museum on a drop-in basis on the third Sunday of every month. Kids and their families create a piece of art, inspired by one of the current exhibits.

Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival in Corona

May 27 – June 25: The Festival brings history to colorful life when part of Riverview Recreation Park in Corona is transformed into a hustling, bustling and a bit bawdy old world village.

Father’s Day Doodle at The Zimmer in LA

June 18: Today, celebrate DADs! Join the museum in their Art Studio as they decorate picture frames to show off photos of one of their favorite family members!

OC Night Market in Costa Mesa

May 19-21, June 16-18 and August 25-27: OC Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages.

Shark Feedings at the Santa Monica Pier

Sunday: Don’t miss the shark’s favorite time of day – feeding time! Learn about these often-misunderstood creatures while watching them eat a meal. S

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.

Dads Golf Free at Golf N’ Stuff

June 18: Wish Dad a Happy Father’s Day with a free game of mini-golf for him (with purchase of one paid round), at Golf N’ Stuff.

Celebrate Father’s Day at Pretend City in Irvine

June 18: Pretend City’s Father’s Day celebration is guaranteed to help dads, uncles, grandpas, and kids enjoy the magic of playing together.

Father’s Day Brunch at Old World Village

June 18: Dig into an all-you-can-eat buffet, including European meats, cheeses and pastries from Old World’s gourmet food purveyors.

Walt Disney’s Barn Public Days in Los Angeles

First and third Sundays: Walt’s Barn is a living showcase of Walt’s passion for railroading. Operated by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, Walt’s Barn is filled with trains of all scales, many of which were donated to the Foundation by his animators and friends that shared his hobby.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Dew Tour Skateboard Competition in Long Beach

June 15-18: Dew Tour is an innovative contest series that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.

Bleacher Bums in La Habra

June 9-25: Set in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the bleacher bums remain undaunted as they root for the home team.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Father’s Day at California African American Museum

June 18: This Father’s Day put your heads and hands together at CAAM.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Play! at The Autry

June 18 – January 7: Experience the next level of toys and games at this new exhibition opening on Father’s Day. Through more than 100 historic objects from the Autry’s collections, Play! explores the role of toys and games across cultures and over time.

Build a C02 Car for Free with Dad in Los Alamitos

June 18: Together, kids and dads can enjoy Father’s Day as they build a C02 car at Build It Workspace. Participants will hand-craft a car that is powered by compressed air, and then find out how far will it go, in the on-site races.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Movie in the Park in Signal Hill

June 19 and August 4: Movies in the Park returns for another summer of free, outdoor family-friendly films.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Summer Reading STEM Carnival in Westminster

June 19: To celebrate the beginning of Westminster Library’s summer reading program, “Reading by Design,” kids can explore a variety of hands-on science, math and engineering stations.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Father’s Day Sleepover in LA

June 18-19: All family members are welcome to attend this specially-themed sleepover at the Natural History Museum, celebrating dads and parenthood.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Kid Craft and Game Day in Yorba Linda

June 19: Stop by the library to enjoy fun crafts and play board games and video games.

Public Skate Mondays with Long Beach Junior Roller Derby

Mondays: Join Long Beach Junior Roller Derby for a night of family skating, open to all ages and abilities!

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Itty Bitty Baby Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Monday: Babies and toddlers (0-2) and their parents enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, bubbles, and stories for the littlest of listeners.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Monday – Friday: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Summer Discovery Program

June 12 – August 4: Sign up for the library’s Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Mermaids will be visiting Pretend City to share delightful ocean themed stories with the children.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

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

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

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

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Pottery Barn Book Club

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

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

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

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

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

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Go Skate Day 2017 in Downey

June 20: Join Downey on Tuesday, June 20th to kick off the summer with music, and activities.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

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

Kids to Kids in Yorba Linda

Tuesdays, June 20 – August 15: Join teen volunteers as they share stories, songs, puppets, and more with children of all ages.

Talk It Up in Yorba Linda

Tuesdays, June 20, July 18, and August 15: Read any good books lately? Come share about the books you are reading, enjoy pizza and play games.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

Summer Solstice Celebration and Kick-Off Celebration at Pretend City

June 20: Join the 6th annual Summer Celebration! This event marks the start of Southern California’s favorite season…summer! Don’t miss this sizzling summer event which will include live musical performances by surprise guests.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

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

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Toddler Tuesday at Storymakery

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

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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?”

Stroller Tour at California African American Museum

June 6: Babies are welcome! In fact, you need a baby in tow if you want to join this group.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Summer Movie Series at the Krikorian

Tuesdays, June 6 – August 8: Start your summer day off with a laugh, and bring the kiddos downtown to enjoy some of your favorite characters on the big screen!

Family Storytime in Lakewood

June 6- August 29: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, flannel board, and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children and their families.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Tide Pool Tuesdays at Pretend City

Tuesdays: With the help of local community partners, real and pretend mobile touch tanks will be here for children to explore sea life and learn strategies for taking care of ocean creatures.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Tuesdays: Join the Main Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

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.

Summer Concerts in Buena Park

Wednesdays, June 7 – July 12: Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat!

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Go Skateboarding Day

June 21: An international event which takes place on the first day of summer to celebrate the exhilaration, creativity and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Twilight Summer Concerts in Downey

Wednesdays, June 21 July 19: Bring chairs and a picnic and enjoy food vendors and a concert in the park, with a different performer each week.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Little Naturalists in Newport Beach

June 6 and 21: Kids (3-5) and their adult guardians can take part in activities designed to encourage exploration and to build little ones’ growing physical and cognitive skills.

Read with the Dogs in Fullerton

June 7, 21 and 28, July 19 and 26, August 2, 16 and 23: Drop by the children’s library and read to two golden retrievers from the Pet Prescription Team.

Concert in the Park in Tustin

June 21 – August 9: Pack a picnic basket or buy food from local non-profit vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the Castle Wardrobe, mini muffins or cookies, fruit and refreshments, plus etiquette and storytelling.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

Go Skateboarding Day in Lake Forest

June 21: Come celebrate national Go Skateboarding Day at the skatepark, with free BBQ at noon, various events and giveaways throughout the day.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Make Music Day at The Skirball

June 21: Dance, sing, and jam along at the Skirball’s celebration of Make Music Day, a free festival of music held every June 21 in more than 700 cities in 120 countries around the world.

Wacky Wednesdays in Yorba Linda

Wednesdays, June 21 – August 16: Kids (3-6) can enjoy age-appropriate stories, hand-clappin’ songs and hilarious puppet shows.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Sand Crab Surveys at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Wednesday: Discover what lives below your toes at the beach and become a citizen scientist with naturalists at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

Wednesday: During the summer, Child Creativity Lab for Creative Reuse Open Studio Maker Sessions are held every Wednesday. Kids have access to makerspace materials, supplies, and workshop space.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime in Lakewood

June 7- August 30: Action rhymes, fingerplays, songs, flannel board, and stories especially for toddler and preschoolers.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Animal Magic Show in Lakewood

June 21: Kick off the summer with one of John Abram’s spectacular animal magic shows.

Water Play Wednesdays at Pretend City

Wednesdays: There will be water play experience for the children utilizing water play sensory tables and water play toys.

Board Game Night for Teens in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Bored of the same old games? Challenge your mind! Learn new, interesting table top and role-playing games every Wednesday in the Teen Cafe.

Summerfest in Fountain Valley

June 22-25: Celebrate Fountain Valley’s 60th Birthday! With carnival rides, games, music, dancing, entertainment and food vendors, you will not be disappointed.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 22 – August 24: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times. Today, Gardens and Villa with Stacy Clark.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Family Night at Sky High Jump in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Load up the kids and head to Sky High for a night of Family Fun.

Free Harbor Tours of Port of Long Beach

First and Third Saturdays, Second and Fourth Thursdays: Get close to some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local wildlife and see how the engine of the local economy operates.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Family Science Nights at the Ocean Institute

June 22, July 20, and August 17: Spend a summer evening in our Samueli Conference Center getting “up close and personal” with local scientists.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Splash!

June 22: Join Splash! lifeguards and swimmers all around the world for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Splash! on Thursday, June 22 at 9 a.m.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Magic Show in Yorba Linda

June 22: This entertaining magic show is full of comedy and amazing tricks you won’t believe!

Concerts in the Park in La Habra

June 22 – August 4: Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free concert with friends and family. There is a Kids’ Zone at each concert with arts and crafts, run buy the city’s aquatics staff.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Treasure Hunt at Storymakery

Thursday: Kids ( 5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Family Science Nights at Ocean Institute

June 22, July 20 and August 17: Spend a summer evening in the Samueli Conference Center getting “up close and personal” with local scientists.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Itsy Bitsy Storytime in Lakewood

June 8 – August 31: With your baby on your lap, enjoy bonding time through action/bounce rhymes, age-appropriate books, puppets, flannel boards, songs, and more!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Think Tank Thursdays at Pretend City

Thursdays: STEMgineer will facilitate an educational experience for guests where children will explore science, engineering, technology, and math skills while learning about oceans, the water cycle, the 3 r’s, sea life, water pollution, waves, water current, and much more!

Summerfest in Fountain Valley

June 22-25: Celebrate Fountain Valley’s 60th Birthday! With carnival rides, games, music, dancing, entertainment and food vendors, you will not be disappointed.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays, April 6 – November 7: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Juggling Show in Lakewood

June 23: Join the library for an afternoon with Juggler David Cousin!

Music, Dance and Magic in Anaheim

Fridays, June 16 – August 4: Settle in under the stars for a line-up of performances by some of the area’s best family entertainers!

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Movie on the Lawn at OC Great Park

Fridays and Saturdays, June 16 – July 1: Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family under the stars.

Under the Sea at the OC Zoo

June 23: Toddlers (3-4) can learn all about animals in the ocean including fish, dolphins, sharks, and more!

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Irvine Greek Fest

June 23-25: Opa! Bring the family for Greek food and pastries, cooking demonstrations, folk dancing lessons, church tours, drawings, a gift boutique and full-scale carnival.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Bioluminescence Night Cruise in Dana Point

June 23-24, July 21-22, August 18-19: Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer at night off the coast of Dana Point to encounter bioluminescent plankton.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13+).

Family Films in Brea

Fridays, June 16-21: Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Parents Night Out at BounceU Orange

Every other Friday: Parents’ drop off the kids (4+) for a night of activities, games, pizza, snacks, drinks, a movie and whole lot of bouncing fun.

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Big Birds Adventure at Mt. SAC Planetarium

June 3 and 23: Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.

Astronaut at Mt. SAC

June 23: The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey?

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

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!

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 15 – August 3: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

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

Bleacher Bums in La Habra

June 9-25: Set in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the bleacher bums remain undaunted as they root for the home team.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Belle’s Dance Day

June 9, 16, and 23: Join Belle’s Dance Day, a one-day workshop, where kids (4-6) will learn a short dance, enjoy singing, and make a craft to take home.

Friday Night Movies in Temecula

June 2 – 30: Join the Temecula Berry Company for a family movie night on the farm!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Author Reading and Writing Workshop at Storymakery

June 23, July 28 and August 25: Treat your kids to a fun, interactive, and educational event they will love!

Fish Fridays at Pretend City

Fridays: Work with fishy friends to keep the beaches clean as we learn about ocean stewardship with a focus on developing our prosocial skills!

FABulous FABricating Fridays in Long Beach

June 23 and 30, and July 14: Constructors of all ages are welcome to build a LEGO model based on the theme for the day and in concert with fellow constructors.

Summerfest in Fountain Valley

June 22-25: Celebrate Fountain Valley’s 60th Birthday! With carnival rides, games, music, dancing, entertainment and food vendors, you will not be disappointed.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival at Huntington Beach Central Library

June 24: Kick off the Summer Reading Program with traditional carnival games, face painting, crafts, balloon creations, music, and food. Plus, an appearance by the clown duo Flappy and Buttons.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Civic Center Block Party in Lakewood

June 24: Up-tempo music, good food and fun for the kids.

Seal Beach Rough Water Swim

June 24: The whole family is welcome to participate in three-mile and one-mile races, or a kids’ swim with distances based on age.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Sound of Music Sing-along at the Hollywood Bowl

June 24: Calling all nuns, goat herders and baronesses: sing along with Maria and wave your Edelweiss.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Apple Computer Classes

Ongoing: Apple stores offer free computer classes (5+) teaching the basics of Macs and their software. Classes fill quickly. Locations: Brea, Cerritos, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Bayou Festival in Long Beach

June 24-25: Enjoy carnivale-style family fun, including a Mardi Gras parade, dance lessons, a crawfish eating contest and a kids’ corner.

Ukulele SOUP in Orange

June 24, July 15 and August 19: Bring your ukulele, play, sing, and learn some songs. Beginners welcome! Don’t have a ukulele? Come sing along.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

June 24: Craft your very own fishbowl and give your sea creatures a home!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Free Concerts on the Green in Cypress

Saturdays, June 10 – August 12: Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free community concert.

Saturdays Off the 405 at the Getty Center

June 10 and 24, July 29 and August 26: Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Music and Movies in the Park in Los Alamitos

June 24, July 8 and 22, and August 4: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join the community for a night under the stars, with live music followed by a screening of a family flick.

Movie on the Lawn at OC Great Park

Fridays and Saturdays, June 16 – July 1: Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family under the stars.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 2 – September 30: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

Butterfly Walking Tour at the Arboretum

June 24: Join expert Bryan Burks on a discovery tour of butterfly hubs and learn how to identify the butterflies that visit the Arboretum.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Irvine Greek Fest

June 23-25: Opa! Bring the family for Greek food and pastries, cooking demonstrations, folk dancing lessons, church tours, drawings, a gift boutique and full-scale carnival.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Saturday Walks at Cypress Nature Park

Saturdays, June 10 – July 15, and July 29 – August 5: Enjoy the company of your friends and family with the added bonus of fresh air and exercise while touring the Cypress Nature Park.

Family Day at the Norton Simon

June 24: Kids (4-10) and their families talk about the various emotions you see and feel, and then design your very own emoji button.

Bioluminescence Night Cruise in Dana Point

June 23-24, July 21-22, August 18-19: Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer at night off the coast of Dana Point to encounter bioluminescent plankton.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

A Faery Hunt and Party in Griffith Park

June 24, July 29 and August 26: First, join a wonderful fairy show and then attend the Fairy Birthday Party! A treasure hunt, story circle time with the fairy princess, dancing, games, fairy unicorn card readings, fairy face painting, snacks, frolic and lots of fun.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Buena Park Community Chorus Concert

June 24-25: The Buena Park Community Chorus presents its annual concert.

Join the Cast of Lil’ Abner in Long Beach

June 24: Rehearsals start today for performers ages 4-adult who would like to perform in YaYa’s Performance Academy’s summer presentation of “Lil’Abner.”

The Language of Flowers in San Marino

June 24: In a hands-on workshop with chef Ernest Miller, kids (7-12) can learn how to make homemade ketchup, mustard, mayo, and relish as tasty toppings for classic picnic fare.

Lemon Lily Festival and Bluegrass in Idyllwild

June 24-25: Enjoy a wide array of art and nature-oriented activities including nature hikes, live music, pony rides, crafts, food, artisans and more for Lemon Lily lovers of all ages.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Long Beach

Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

FIGat7th Kids Club in Los Angeles

Second and fourth Saturdays: Kids Club Art workshops are free and suitable for all children ages 3 and older.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial at the Orpheum

June 24: Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial explores the friendship between a lonely young boy and a friendly extra-terrestrial accidentally stranded on earth.

Jaws at The Orpheum Theatre

June 24: Watch Jaws, the film about a giant man-eating shark that terrorizes swimmers and beachgoers in the fictional New England resort town of Amity Island.

Seeing a Photon’s Journey at Mt. SAC Planetarium

June 24: Imagery from all over the world including landscapes, skyscapes, wildlife, and planets are the backdrop for this photo-realistic animated story of a photon’s journey through the eye and conversion into the images we see.

Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival in Corona

May 27 – June 25: The Festival brings history to colorful life when part of Riverview Recreation Park in Corona is transformed into a hustling, bustling and a bit bawdy old world village.

Fantastic Family Storytime in Yorba Linda

Saturdays, June 24 – August 19: Bring the whole family to enjoy stories and crafts.

Summer Festival in Redondo Beach

June 24-25: See over 200 arts and crafts booths, sample great food from the International Food Court and enjoy carnival rides and live bands.

Big Air Toddler Time

Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Kids and Teens Cooking Classes in Irvine

Saturdays: Cooking 101 is the place where “what if” collides with “look at this” to create “delicious!” Cooks of all ages and levels, can expand their palate and knowledge.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at Mt. SAC

June 2 and 24: Two children are on the adventure of a lifetime when they build a rocket out of cardboard.

Long Beach Towne Center Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, June 3-24: Take a break from shopping and enjoy some great local artists performing on the Long Beach Towne Center promenade stage

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

San Pedro Shred Festival of Skate

June 24: The San Pedro Shred: Festival of Skate is the first-ever sanctioned skateboarding festival in the greater Los Angeles areaencompassing a wide range of skateboarding disciplines.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

National Day of Play at Gymboree Play and Music in Long Beach

June 24: In honor of Gymboree Play & Music’s 41st anniversary, the Long Beach location will open its doors for all to join in on the play event of the year, including activities, parachutes, bubbles, art, music, refreshments and more.

Bleacher Bums in La Habra

June 9-25: Set in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the bleacher bums remain undaunted as they root for the home team.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Wells Fargo History Museum Saturday Openings in Los Angeles

March 25, June 24, September 23 and December 9: Explore the interactive exhibits while also enjoying fun trivia, snacks and prizes.

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

Parent and Child Learn to Sail at OCC Sailing

June 24-25; and September 23-24: Parents and kids (6-13) learn to sail together.

Discover Sailing with OCC Sailing

June 24: Join an afternoon of fun, food and sailing on Newport Harbor.

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?”

Free STEM Classes at Mindz One in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Register on their website to reserve a spot in one of their classes, such as Lego Engineering, Robotics Lab, Game Design, Minecraft Studio, Coding in Python, and 3D Animation.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Family Sea Over at Ocean Institute

June 24-25: Join the crew of the historic ship, Pilgrim, raising sail, hoisting cargo and more.

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Children’s Sculpting Workshop in Pasadena

June 24: Inspired by the museum’s exhibit Interstitial, create a sculpture using objects and materials from everyday life.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Summer Kick Off

June 24: Join the city of Huntington Beach to celebrate the start of Summer! There will be games, activities, arts and crafts, and food while supplies last.

Long Beach Bayou Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park

June 24-25: The Long Beach Bayou Festival, a Zydeco, Blues Creole & Cajun festival is back with its Mardi Gras atmosphere, Cajun & Creole food delicacies and Blues, Cajun & Zydeco music.

Stortyime and Snacks at The Brain Hub in Long Beach

June 24, July 22 and August 26: The Brain Hub is a learning center where they feed and exercise the brain. Kids (grades K-5), join The Brain Hub for their monthly Storytime and Snacks, which encourages reading for fun, boosts listening skills, and fosters imagination and creativity.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 3 – August 18: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2017!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Summerfest in Fountain Valley

June 22-25: Celebrate Fountain Valley’s 60th Birthday! With carnival rides, games, music, dancing, entertainment and food vendors, you will not be disappointed.

Meet the Grunion at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

June 11 and 25: Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn. Learn about the interesting mating rituals and biology of this curious fish.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Tour a Tallship in Dana Point

Sundays: Tour the Tallship Brig Pilgrim, an authentic replica of the two-masted brig that Richard Henry Dana Jr. sailed into Dana Point Harbor in 1834.

Sunset at the Santa Ana Zoo

June 11, 25, July 9 and 23: Friends of Santa Ana Zoo host these after hour’s concert series and tasting events that feature live music, art by local artisans, Zoo animals, Train and Carrousel rides.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Sunday Late Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours while taking advantage of special savings.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles

Weekends: The audience is always part of the show when the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes perform in-the-round.

Bayou Festival in Long Beach

June 24-25: Enjoy carnivale-style family fun, including a Mardi Gras parade, dance lessons, a crawfish eating contest and a kids’ corner.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Summer Concert at Rancho Los Cerritos

June 25, July 23, and August 27: Pack a picnic dinner and head over to the Rancho with friends and family to enjoy live music in the historic gardens.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Andell Family Sundays at LACMA

June 4, 11, 18 and 25: This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Concerts in the Park in Huntington Beach

Sundays, June 25 – September 3: A Huntington Beach tradition for 44 years, bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell.

Family Picnics at the Homestead Museum

June 5, July 3, August 7 and September 4: Bring your own picnic and find a shady spot on the west lawn of La Casa Nueva. A variety of games and special surprises await.

Summer Solstice Festival at Muckenthaler

June 25: Celebrate summer with an afternoon filled with live music, food and plenty of activities. Enjoy the free children’s art events and play area as well as an arts and crafts fair.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Irvine Greek Fest

June 23-25: Opa! Bring the family for Greek food and pastries, cooking demonstrations, folk dancing lessons, church tours, drawings, a gift boutique and full-scale carnival.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Stories in the Afternoon at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

First and last Sundays:The perfect way to introduce young children (4-8) to the museum, this program brings together story-time and art-making in the galleries.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Celebrating the Spirit of the Olympics at Gryphon Fencing and Fitness Studio

June 25: This free event features demonstrations of the Olympic sports of archery and fencing.

Buena Park Community Chorus Concert

June 24-25: The Buena Park Community Chorus presents its annual concert.

Summer Concerts in the Park in Lake Forest

Sundays: Join the community to rock out and dance. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Free Concerts at OC Market Place in Costa Mesa

June 11, 18 and 25: Check out some great finds at the OC Marketplace and enjoy free concerts.

Lemon Lily Festival and Bluegrass in Idyllwild

June 24-25: Enjoy a wide array of art and nature-oriented activities including nature hikes, live music, pony rides, crafts, food, artisans and more for Lemon Lily lovers of all ages.

Sunday Afternoons at Disney Concert Hall

Sundays, June 25 – August 20: Beat the heat sitting inside the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall, while Cal Phil takes you on a musical journey.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

826LA at the Hammer Museum

June 25: Explore offbeat museums and installations from around the world. Then create your own museum, detailing the treasures and exhibits within.

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.

Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival in Corona

May 27 – June 25: The Festival brings history to colorful life when part of Riverview Recreation Park in Corona is transformed into a hustling, bustling and a bit bawdy old world village.

Reading in the Redwoods at the Environmental Nature Center

June 25, July 23 and August 13: Join a “TreeHug Hike” out to the Redwood Forest to read a great book under the canopy of the nature center’s tallest trees.

Summer Festival in Redondo Beach

June 24-25: See over 200 arts and crafts booths, sample great food from the International Food Court and enjoy carnival rides and live bands.

Shark Feedings at the Santa Monica Pier

Sunday: Don’t miss the shark’s favorite time of day – feeding time! Learn about these often-misunderstood creatures while watching them eat a meal. S

Eric Carle’s Birthday at Zimmer Museum

June 25: Join the museum as they celebrate the great Eric Carle with story time and by making your own Very Hungry Caterpillars in our Art Studio!

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Bleacher Bums in La Habra

June 9-25: Set in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the bleacher bums remain undaunted as they root for the home team.

Man of La Mancha in La Mirada

June 2-25: Celebrating life not as it is, but as it should be is at the heart of this inspiring and unforgettable musical.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Seal Day 2017 at Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

June 25: MMCC celebrates 25 years of marine mammal rehabilitation by holding their annual Seal Day Festival. Featuring guest speakers, movie screenings, crafts and games, live music, educational booths, food, and merchandise from vendors and nonprofit organizations.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Reading in the Redwoods at Environmental Nature Center

April 30, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 13 and September 10: Join a “Tree Hug Hike” out to the Redwood Forest. A naturalist reads a great book under the canopy of the tallest trees while your family relaxes together on a blanket or towel.

Parent and Child Learn to Sail at OCC Sailing

June 24-25; and September 23-24: Parents and kids (6-13) learn to sail together.

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?”

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Family Sea Over at Ocean Institute

June 24-25: Join the crew of the historic ship, Pilgrim, raising sail, hoisting cargo and more.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Play! at The Autry

June 18 – January 7: Experience the next level of toys and games at this new exhibition opening on Father’s Day. Through more than 100 historic objects from the Autry’s collections, Play! explores the role of toys and games across cultures and over time.

Long Beach Bayou Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park

June 24-25: The Long Beach Bayou Festival, a Zydeco, Blues Creole & Cajun festival is back with its Mardi Gras atmosphere, Cajun & Creole food delicacies and Blues, Cajun & Zydeco music.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Family Autism Play Days at Pretend City

Last Mondays: Spend a few hours enjoying family play, for families with children on the Autism Spectrum.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Promotional Giveaways and Special Events at the Dodger Games

April – September: Fans in attendance receive giveaways and attended specail events at the Dodgers game.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Public Skate Mondays with Long Beach Junior Roller Derby

Mondays: Join Long Beach Junior Roller Derby for a night of family skating, open to all ages and abilities!

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Itty Bitty Baby Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Monday: Babies and toddlers (0-2) and their parents enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, bubbles, and stories for the littlest of listeners.

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!

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Monday – Friday: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

California Joe Magic Show in Westminster

June 26: California Joe will bring lots of laughs and amazement at his magical adventure show!

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

MākMō Monday in Lakewood

June 26: Join the library to experience the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities delivered by Maker Mobile (MkM)!

Summer Discovery Program

June 12 – August 4: Sign up for the library’s Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Mermaid Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Mermaids will be visiting Pretend City to share delightful ocean themed stories with the children.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

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

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Pottery Barn Book Club

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

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

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

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

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

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

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

Kids to Kids in Yorba Linda

Tuesdays, June 20 – August 15: Join teen volunteers as they share stories, songs, puppets, and more with children of all ages.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

World Rhythms at Descanso Gardens

Tuesdays, June 27 – August 1: This eight-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

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

Toddler Tuesday at Storymakery

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

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

Teen Volunteer Information Session at Rancho Los Cerritos

June 27: Teen Volunteer Info Session: Rancho Los Cerritos is seeking enthusiastic and reliable high school volunteers to help with their summer camps (July 18 – August 5), curatorial projects and gardens.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Sun Safety Day at Pretend City

June 27: We all love summer, but it’s important to remember your sun safety!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Summer Movie Series at the Krikorian

Tuesdays, June 6 – August 8: Start your summer day off with a laugh, and bring the kiddos downtown to enjoy some of your favorite characters on the big screen!

Family Storytime in Lakewood

June 6- August 29: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, flannel board, and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children and their families.

Beginning Reader Book Club in Lakewood

June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25 and August 8 and 29: Join the club to read and talk about a book together, followed by a fun book-related activity!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Tide Pool Tuesdays at Pretend City

Tuesdays: With the help of local community partners, real and pretend mobile touch tanks will be here for children to explore sea life and learn strategies for taking care of ocean creatures.

Library Baby Time in Long Beach

Tuesdays: Join the Main Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Summer Concerts in Buena Park

Wednesdays, June 7 – July 12: Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat!

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 9th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,200+ participating bowling centers.

Twilight Summer Concerts in Downey

Wednesdays, June 21 July 19: Bring chairs and a picnic and enjoy food vendors and a concert in the park, with a different performer each week.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

May 16 – September 5: Kids read any eight books, record them, and bring the completed journal to any Barnes & Noble store to receive a free book.

Read with the Dogs in Fullerton

June 7, 21 and 28, July 19 and 26, August 2, 16 and 23: Drop by the children’s library and read to two golden retrievers from the Pet Prescription Team.

Concert in the Park in Tustin

June 21 – August 9: Pack a picnic basket or buy food from local non-profit vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show.

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

Most Wednesdays – Thursdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the Castle Wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the Castle Wardrobe, mini muffins or cookies, fruit and refreshments, plus etiquette and storytelling.

Friends & Flicks Teen Movie Night at the Orange Main Library

June 28, July 26 and August 23: It’s Teen Movie Night! Eat snacks and watch a thrilling movie with your friends, or come to make new ones.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

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

Let’s Play Drop-in Family Fun at The Autry

June 20 – July 28: In celebration of the Autry’s new Play! exhibition, enjoy four square, hula hoops, checkers, cards, and more.

Wacky Wednesdays in Yorba Linda

Wednesdays, June 21 – August 16: Kids (3-6) can enjoy age-appropriate stories, hand-clappin’ songs and hilarious puppet shows.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. MADhaus Indoor Training.

Sand Crab Surveys at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Wednesday: Discover what lives below your toes at the beach and become a citizen scientist with naturalists at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Movie in the Park in Costa Mesa

June 28, July 19, and August 16: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy a free showing of three children’s movies.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 13 – August 6: The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer.

Great Scott the Glad Scientist at Placentia Library

June 28: Watch a high-energy science production that will leave you feeling glad.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

Wednesday: During the summer, Child Creativity Lab for Creative Reuse Open Studio Maker Sessions are held every Wednesday. Kids have access to makerspace materials, supplies, and workshop space.

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at Natural History Museum

May 14 – September 10: The exhibition introduces animals many visitors have never heard of or seen. Including rare fossils and specimens from around the world, vivid reconstructions, animated computer interactives, and hands-on activities.

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.

Doc McStuffins The Exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

May 27 – September 4: For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

May 22 – September 4: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime in Lakewood

June 7- August 30: Action rhymes, fingerplays, songs, flannel board, and stories especially for toddler and preschoolers.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.

Captain Underpants Book Party in Lakewood

June 28: Celebrate the 20th anniversary and the movie release of Captain Underpants with games, art activities, reading, prizes, and a book giveaway.

Water Play Wednesdays at Pretend City

Wednesdays: There will be water play experience for the children utilizing water play sensory tables and water play toys.

Board Game Night for Teens in Long Beach

Wednesdays: Bored of the same old games? Challenge your mind! Learn new, interesting table top and role-playing games every Wednesday in the Teen Cafe.

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 27 – June 18 and daily, June 24 – September 4: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

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.

Summer Reading Programs

June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 19 – August 11: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 15 – August 19: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”