Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.
Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.
Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.
Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.
Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
January 27-28: The show features 450 exotic cats, 42+ breeds, rescue cat adoptions, and cat agility course, which includes stairs, jumps, tunnels, hoops and weave poles.
January 27: Look through a large variety of professional and home-built telescopes to view the sun, planets, the moon and deep sky objects like double-stars, star clusters, and nebulae.
Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.
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.
Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!
Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.
January 25-28: Families can save money and make money at the same time. Consignors earn top dollar for their items while buyers save a ton of money purchasing name brand, new and nearly new items.
Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).
January 27: Kids (3+) make a Crafty Bobsled.
Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.
Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.
Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.
Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.
Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.
January 27-28 and February 3-4: Fairy tales begin once upon a time and end happily ever after. Not so fast!
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.
November – March: Head to the hills! It’s prime tubing time at the Big Bear Snow Play. Then, take a chairlift ride to the top of the Alpine Slide.
Through March: Southern California’s largest and oldest snow tubing park, Snowdrift offers tubing fun on snow tubes that are specially designed with belly straps and handles.
Thanksgiving weekend – end of snow season: Ride to the top of Sugarpine Chair Lift #1 for a zip downhill at the Mt. Baldy Tubing Park.
December – Mid-March: For the closest snow tubing in Southern California head to the North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High’s North Resort!
Through March: Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride followed by a thrilling downhill sled ride.
December 17 -January 7: The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE in Downtown LA.
January 27: A treasure hunt, circle time with the fairy queen, dancing, games, fairy unicorn card readings, fairy face painting, snacks, frolic and lots of fun
Mid-November through Easter: Day and night “glow” tubing at Big Bear Snow Play.
Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.
January 27-28: Buy, sell or trade all types of stringed instruments, amplifiers, sound systems, drums, banjos, violins, books or parts.
Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.
January 27: Valley Christian High School will open the doors for your visit. Administrators and students will share about the Valley Christian vision on curriculum, followed by campus tours and opportunities to meet teachers.
December 19 – January 29: Features more than 7,000 square feet of real ice. Open seven days a week for puvblic skating, parites, and learn-to-skate classes.
Second and fourth Saturdays: Kids Club Art workshops are free and suitable for all children ages 3 and older.
Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!
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.
January 27: Dodgers FanFest is free and open to the public. Enjoy player autographs (must purchase voucher, visit website for details), interactive games and activities.
January 26 – February 18: Welcome the Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park. Discover culturally-inspired food, music, entertainment and festive decorations that signal the start of the new year.
Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations
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.
November 27 – December 15 and January 8-31: Active, full-time fire and law enforcement personnel, including EMTs, may receive free admission for themselves and one guest (maximum of two complimentary admissions will be issued.)
January 27: Be a part of this annual winter event and hit the snow laden slopes at Pittsford Park! Grab the kids, the camera, and your friends and come play in the snow at this special event. Sleds and saucers will be available to slide down Mount Pittsford. Plus, snow play area for kids 10 and under open during the entire event.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice.
Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers 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.
January 27-28: The Aquarium’s 15th annual Festival of Human Abilities celebrates the talents and abilities of people with disabilities. Featuring wheelchair dances, live music, signing choirs, art demos, accessible SCUBA demos, interactive workshops, and other performances.
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!
November 30 – January 28: Check out items for newborns to juniors, including toys, strollers, books, ride on toys, furniture, clothes, Pack N Plays, backpacks, shoes, maternity, and more.
Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
Fourth Saturdays: Little Wizards is a light, fun role-playing game (RPG) where kids (5-12) create a character and go on exciting adventures, discover new things and learn about the magical world of Coinworld.
Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.
January 26 – February 11: The world’s funniest grade-school know-it-all is back! Join South Coast Repertory in the play “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook” as Junie B. goes through elementary school drama.
January 11-28: Enjoy this colorful reimagining of the story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.
January 10 – March 31: A thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle.
Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!
December 15 – January 28: In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
January 27 – February 25: Guests can join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts Gang as the park celebrates the world that Charles M. Schulz created.
January 13 – February 4: Did you know that portraits can talk? In this series, kids (3-5) will engage in active role-play and art activities to explore what portraits have to sayabout life in the past, personal identity, and how portraits are made.
January 26-28 and February 1-3: Enjoy the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930’s playboy whose dream in life is to dance.
January 26-28: ENCORE South Bay returns with the Cat in the Hat, The Whos, Horton, The Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and a host of other Dr. Seuss characters traveling the Seussian universe through the Jungle of Nool.
January 12 – February 25: Fairy tales begin once upon a time and end happily ever after. Not so fast!