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.
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.
Thursdays, August 3-31: Gather the family and enjoy an evening of dancing and live music in Civic Center Sunken Gardens.
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.
Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.
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.
July 20 – August 17: Bring the family, blankets and chairs, and your favorite movie snacks for a free family movie!
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.
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.
Thursdays, July 13 – August 17: Settle in for an evening outdoors with great live music! Food will be available for purchase.
June 22 – August 24: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times. Today, Gardens and Villa with Stacy Clark.
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.
Thursdays: Load up the kids and head to Sky High for a night of Family Fun.
August 17: Kids (5-10) can find out what the zoo animals eat and receive for treats, then make some food treats to take home!
Thursdays, July 6 – August 17: This all-ages outdoor dance party features the best salsa bands in Los Angeles, plus dance lessons that are sure to get some feet moving!
Thursdays, June 13 – August 17: Treat your kids to a family-friendly show under the stars every Thursday all summer long at the historic Levitt Pavilion.
June 29 – September 14: Bring your own picnic to the Muckenthaler’s outdoor amphitheater for summer night concerts in Fullerton.
Thursday and Saturday, July 1 – August 31: Join the Redondo Pier Association for their Summer of Music with concerts on the pier.
Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.
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.
June 22, July 20, and August 17: Spend a summer evening in our Samueli Conference Center getting “up close and personal” with local scientists.
August 17: Be astonished at this Comedy Juggling Show presented by world record holder, David Cousin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday: Kids ( 5+) have the chance to find clues, decipher them, and tell a story in order to find the treasure.
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.
Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.
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!
June 22, July 20 and August 17: Spend a summer evening in the Samueli Conference Center getting “up close and personal” with local scientists.
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 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!
June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.
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.
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!
August 17, September 21 and October 19: Enjoy family fun nights at the Sherman Library and Gardens, with movie nights, game nights, and a family yoga nights, more.
Thursdays: Share book, puzzles, blocks, dolls, and puppets.Chiildren and caregivers can play with other toddlers and build their developmental as well as social skills.
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!
August 17: Prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse happening on August 21. “Totality” is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses.
Through September 3: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.