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.
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 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.
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.
October 26: Don’t miss the last day of the market!
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.
September 30 – October 31: Corn maze covers four acres of twists and turns, this year theme is “Super Farmer” with a heroic theme.
Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.
October 26: Kids (3-8) have fun with friendly ghosts, pumpkins and other Halloween crafts.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
October 26: The city’s annual Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival features games, trick or treating, a costume parade, food booths and entertainment for all ages.
October 26-28: Up on the hill behind the Laguna Niguel City Hall, sits the old abandoned courthouse.
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.
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!).
Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.
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 1-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, bounce house, slide and obstacle course.
October 25-November 2: Watch a nightly procession of “Living Muertos,” with champurrado and sweet bread and a viewing of community altars in the plaza afterward!
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.
Sunday – Thursday: A special time just for little ones to jump around at their own pace without older kids. In addition to opening the attractions, they provide extra balls and toys for the little kiddos.
October 26 and December 8: Free carseat education class presented by AAA.
Various Thursdays: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.
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!
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice.
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!
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.
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.
Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.
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.
Thursdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge.Legos provided, you bring iyour imagination.School Aged Children.
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 5 – December 7: At Stratford, high expectations yield extraordinary results. During Open House Thursdays, visit any of the Stratford campuses, including the Mission Viejo location, to see first-hand how their carefully designed approach prepares students to excel.
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!
October 26: Join 1888 center for an autumn festival including games, trick or treating with local merchants, a costume parade, and entertainment for all ages.