Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.
Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.
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.
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.
June 30 – September 3: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.
July 5 – August 31: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.
July 5 – August 23: Grab the family, some chairs and blankets, and enjoy a concert by the pier!
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.
June 19 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.
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.
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.
August 16: Kids (3-4) can come learn all about animals you find in your backyard! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts and meeting zoo animals up close!
July 7 – August 31: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.
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.
Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the Castle Wardrobe, mini muffins or cookies, fruit and refreshments, plus etiquette and storytelling.
Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.
Wednesdays, July 19 – August 30: Have dinner downtown and then head to the Krikorian Courtyard for a free summer concert!
July 12 – August 16: Bring your picnic baskets, food, lawns chairs and blankets and get ready to rock.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.
Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.
Wednesdays, June 21 – August 16: Kids (3-6) can enjoy age-appropriate stories, hand-clappin’ songs and hilarious puppet shows.
Wednesdays, July 5 – August 16: Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs and meet family and friends for summer sounds under the stars.
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.
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.
August 3-23: Bring the kids, your friends, a picnic and a blanket or chair to sit and enjoy a concert in the park!
Weekdays, July 10 – August 31: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.
June 28, July 19, and August 16: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy a free showing of three children’s movies.
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.
June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.
Wednesdays: Explore the fun & relaxing art of coloring with your family. Designs for all ages & interests, supplies provided, but you may bring your own art supplies if you wish.
August 16: Join Ken Frawley with music, stories, and puppets.
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.
Through October: Free family-friendly concerts will be held in parks, outdoor amphitheatres, community centers, libraries and museums throughout LA County featuring a variety of artists.
August 16-17: The longest running food event in Long Beach. Taste from over 45 restaurants in the shore who offer the best of their menu.
Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.
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.
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!
August 2 – September 10: This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.
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.
June 7- August 30: Action rhymes, fingerplays, songs, flannel board, and stories especially for toddler and preschoolers.
June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.
August 16: David Cousin presents the summer finale with mind-blowing juggling tricks! Open to all ages.
August 15-19: Broadway in the Park presents Annie, the musical about a little orphan who charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City.
Wednesdays: There will be water play experience for the children utilizing water play sensory tables and water play toys.
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.
Wednesdays: Join the Michelle Obama Library for baby bounces, rhymes, and tummy time! Learn early literacy skills in a social, baby-friendly setting.
Wednesdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge.Legos provided, you bring iyour imagination.School Aged Children.
Wednesdays, July 12 – August 16: MainPlace Mall invites children ages 4-12 to participate in the center’s free Summer Play Dates program.
August 4-20: Come watch a Disney Classic Sing-Along in Hollywood about the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who just can’t wait to be king!
July 27 and August 16: 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.
Through September 3: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.
Wednesdays: Meet the Rancho’s Blacksmith who will demonstrate and talk about the fine art of the smithy in the historic blacksmith shop.
Wednesdays, August 2-23: Join HeARTsy @CityHeart at 90-minute holisitic workshops for general and special education students (pre-K-5th grade) where they will enjoy art, music, introductory yoga, and play!