October 7-31: The Los Angeles Zoo offers families and Halloween lovers a range of seasonal activities and learning opportunities at Boo at the L.A. Zoo.
Weekends, September 30 – October 31: Spend your Halloween at Discovery Cube Orange County with pumpkins, slime, and costume parades!
September 17 – November 26: Hundreds of spiders are on view in the pavilion, along with scorpions and tarantulas in terrariums just outside.
October 20: Your little scientist will love learning about science during this night of fun for the whole family.
October 20-22: Bring the family and join the fun with carnival rides, games, contest, food, entertainment and raffles. Contests include the Baby Classic (Saturday, noon); Mutt Show (Sunday, noon); Pie Eating Contest, (Saturday, 1 p.m.,); and Hog Calling (Sunday, 3 p.m.).
September 16 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, ride the train or the ponies, jump around on haystacks or bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold or just play games and make crafts
October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.
September 27 – November 2: Reccomended for teens (and adults) ages 13 and up. While most people enjoy a good ghostly yarn, the real draw of the tours is that participants learn about Fullerton’s colorful history.
Fridays – Sundays, September 16 – October 31: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids.
Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.
Through November 26: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.
Through October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride ($5) around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo ($3).
October 1-31: Pick pumpkins at Spookley’s Pumpkin Patch! Pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, hop on the mini train, pan for gemstones and more!
September 21 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 13 haunted attractions, live shows, multiple scare zones, and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.
October 20-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
Thursdays, April 6 – November 7: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.
September 30 – October 31: Corn maze covers four acres of twists and turns, this year theme is “Super Farmer” with a heroic theme.
Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!
October 6-29: A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while a horde of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door.
Weekends, September 22 – October 29: Gather friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, dancing, kids’ activites and crafts.
September 24-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.
September 30 – October 30: Bring family and friends for old fashioned farm fun! Try your luck at the corn maze. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and maze daily; on weekends, enjoy more activities!
Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!
September 30 – October 31: Weekend admission includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze and hay pyramids, Animal Center with Fun Hill, Craig’s Chicken Show, Kid’s Corral and play area, plus live bands, an animal show, pig races and photo ops in the pumpkin patch.
October 20-22: Join hordes of rotting revelers for Long Beach’s annual zombie outbreak, a three-day invasion of undead music and horror for all ages. Visit their website for details of the walk (all three days), music, attractions, contests, workshops, entertainment and more! Free make-up services at the Zombification Zone by award-winning special effects make-up artists from Cinema Makeup School — “Come in Alive, Leave Drop Dead Gorgeous!”
Third Fridays: Kids (5-11 and 12-14) enjoy a scavenger hunt, karaoke, dance, arts and crafts, games, sports, contests and more.
Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.
Third Fridays: Kids (5-12), get ready for a fun night out with friends. This program will have kids busy the whole night through with games, crafts, a movie, dinner and dessert.
October 1 – November 30: Take a walk through the Garden and be on the lookout for ten festive fall stations. Each station will be decorated and have a pumpkin sign with questions about the Garden.
Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.
October 6-30: Started in 1986 by an Oregon Family, families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, the new Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).
October 20-22: LBSC’s Halloween Month celebration of Old Time Radio Horror Classics continues with “The Lodger” and “Night Must Fall.”
Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.
Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13+).
Third Fridays: Pretend City offers home school students a special day on the third Friday of every month.A field trip to Pretend City offers students a learning experience through hands-on educational play.
October 19-22: Celebrate Korean heritage through song, dance and food including a Korean Pop contest, talent show and speech and writing contests.
October 13-14, 20-22, and 27-29: Boot Hill rises from the fog for it’s 17th year as Orange County’s most elaborate yard display.
September 29 – October 31: Creatures of apocalyptic proportions are waiting in Los Angeles Haunted Hayrid, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.
October 1-31: Wear your Halloween costume to any Chuck E. Cheese’s location during the month of October and receive 50 free tickets!
October 20-22: Create a eerie, spooky, up-cycled haunted house! Use sticks and cobwebs to create the perfect Halloween centerpiece in the Creation Station.
October 20: There is no better way to get ready for Halloween then by decorating a Cookie Haunted House. Chefs (5+) learn to make Royal icing and how to use piping bags.
October 1-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, bounce house, slide and obstacle course.
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.
Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.
Every other Friday: They turn off the lights, crank up the music with special-effects lighting, so families can have their disco bouncing fun.
Friday and Saturday: The lights go down, the music’s pumped up, and out come the lasers and glow lights. The full park is open to jump, climb, dance, and dodge after dark.
Select Fridays: Kids (4-13) can enjoy games, crafts, dinner, popcorn and a movie!
Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.
October 20-21: Spooky things are happening in the night sky! Embark on a journey to ghostly nebulas and scary supernovas in the planetarium!
October 20-22: TACA’s annual conference was created to educate families and the autism community with the most up-to-date research, treatments and developments from experts in the field.
September 15 – November 4: With the heritage of making horror films for over 80 years, Universal Studios Hollywood brings the most terrifying live Halloween event in Los Angeles for brave souls ages 13+.
September 29 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.
October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, in all shapes and sizes, plus fun activities for the kids, slides, bouncers, kiddie rides and farm animals!
October 1-31: Pick just the right pumpkin and enjoy fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!
September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.
September 28 – November 1: Recommended for older teens and adults. Live your nightmares aboard the haunted Queen Mary and join their cast of ghouls, spirits, and the undead for an unforgettable, frighteningly authentic haunted experience.
October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!
Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.
Third Fridays: Check out more than 100 arts and crafts vendors at this monthly pop-up event, plus gourmet food trucks, live music, guest DJs and a kids’ area with inflatable attractions and a rock-climbing wall.
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.
October 16 – November 30: The Ultimate Recycling Machine is back at Pretend City Children’s Museum. This large scale hands-on experience geared towards school-aged children combines engineering, collaboration, and sustainability.
October 2 – November 10: Kids (4-12) sign up at the Signal Hill Library and read five books to receive a certificate for a free hamburger from In-N-Out Burger.
October 6-31: Located across the freeway from Disneyland in Anaheim’s Business Expo Center, this haunted attraction is an actual maze.
September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.
October 1 – November 15: Registration begins Sunday, October 1 for PICK6 Youth Flag Football’s spring season. Are you looking for a flag football league that offers excellent character building and fundamental flag-football training? Teach your child to use their brain and not just their brawn to strategically excel in football!
Daily: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!
Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!
October 3-31: Celebrate Halloween with Pirate’s Dinner Adventure’s Vampirates. Saturday and Sunday shows features a costume contest for ghouls and goblins of all ages, a four-course feast, and a two-hour chilling show.
October 20-22 and 27-29: Head to Calico Ghost Town for trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, kids carnival tent, stage shows, haunted attractions and more.
Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.
Puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, derived from the visual traditions of the region, come to life in a “live animation” on a cinema-size screen in Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
October 1-31: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Come out to Pretend City as you can engineer your own recycling machines!
Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.
October 20-29: With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick named Igor, enjoy the hilarious story of a serious young doctor trying to escape the mad-scientist legacy of his family name.
October 20-29: Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as the high-energy pop musical Footloose dances into the Attic.
October 1-31: Take a stroll through the pumpkin patch and pick the best. Enjoy family friendly activities and concessions for purchase.
Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!