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.
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.
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.
Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.
August 21: Sky-gazers in North America and Canada will have a chance to see one of the most stellar celestial events visible from Earth: a total eclipse of the sun!
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.
Mondays: Join Long Beach Junior Roller Derby for a night of family skating, open to all ages and abilities!
August 19-27: Join various events and activites to celebrate Nisei Week Japanese Festival. Events include festivals at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, a parade at Grand Park and more.
Mondays, July 10 – August 28: A new event this summer! Art and Story Time is a weekly series for kids 5 and under, featuring a different book read aloud and a hands-on art project.
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.
Monday: Babies and toddlers (0-2) and their parents enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, bubbles, and stories for the littlest of listeners.
August 21-25: Each Maker will present for one hour, what he/she does, makes or some special project he/she has devised. Schedule subject to change and cancellation.
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.
Monday – Friday: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!
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 21: It’s Senior Citizen Day and Pretend City wants everyone’s grandparents to join in the fun!
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.
Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.
June 19 – August 26: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn incentives.
Mondays: Mermaids will be visiting Pretend City to share delightful ocean themed stories with the children.
August 21: Grab your safe solar lenses and look to the sky as the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth.
Through September 3: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.
August 21-22: The Kids Theatre Company is bringing to the stage the Halloween Spooktacular that is Hocus Pocus! Children of all ages are invited to audition for this epic tale of evil witch sisters.
August 21: Join NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to experience this solar eclipse.