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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 23-24: Downtown Long Beach is a foodie’s paradise. Enjoy samples from Pine Avenue’s best restaurants, plus live music and a bike valet for those arriving on two wheels.
August 23-24: Downtown Long Beach is a foodie’s paradise. Join them for the third and final Taste event of the 2017 series as the Taste of Downtown returns to the beautiful waterfront at Rainbow Harbor in Downtown Long Beach.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
June 29, July 13 and 27 and August 10 and 24: Enjoy a sunset picnic by the El Dorado Nature Center lake. Bring low chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner.
Through September 3: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.