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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 30: Descanso Gardens stay open extra late for this end of summer celebration.
June 7- August 30: Action rhymes, fingerplays, songs, flannel board, and stories especially for toddler and preschoolers.
Wednesdays: There will be water play experience for the children utilizing water play sensory tables and water play toys.
August 28 and 30: Join Jolly Being Music at their free Music Together classes for children (0-5). Bring your family to sing, dance, and play during their fall semseter preview.
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.
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.