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Events on February 24th, 2018

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Pan for Gold at the Autry

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.

Glow-in-the-Dark Kids Run and Los Alamitos Race on the Base

February 23-24: This two-day event includes 1K Glow-in-the-Dark Kids Run, costume contest, health expo and live bands Friday night; and 5K Walk, 5K and 10K Runs, 10K Handcycle, the popular Reverse Triathlon and Junior Reverse Triathlon, and more, on Saturday.

Irvine Park Railroad Annual Anniversary Celebration

February 24-25: To celebrate their 22nd anniversary and show their customer appreciation, they’re rolling back to their original 1996 prices, starting at $2 for train rides, face painting, panning for gold, carnival games, hot dogs, ice cream and more.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

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.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

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.

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

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.

Harlem Globetrotters in Southern California

February 17-18 and 24-25: The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game showcases incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Long Beach Coin and Stamp Expo

February 22-24: A venue for dealers, mints, collectors, and numismatic and philatelic organizations. Free kids’ treasure hunt for the young numismatist, or young collector, on the bourse floor during the show on Saturday.

Star Party at Griffith Observatory

February 24: 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.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

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.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

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.

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

February 24: Kids (3+) make a cool cat paper puppet.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Shakespeare’s King John in Long Beach

February 23 – March 17: hakespeare’s play was one of his most popular during Victorian times, partly because of its spectacle and pageantry. Today, however, it’s a rarely performed gem.

Half-Off Admission to 45 Museums in San Diego

February 1-28: Museum Month is back for the 29th year in San Diego County. This popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at more than 40 San Diego Museums.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

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.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

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.

Alpine Slide and Snow Play

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.

Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park

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.

Mt. Baldy Tubing Park

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.

North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High

December – Mid-March: For the closest snow tubing in Southern California head to the North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High’s North Resort!

Snow Valley Snow Play

Through March: Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride followed by a thrilling downhill sled ride.

Big Bear Snow Play

Mid-November through Easter: Day and night “glow” tubing at Big Bear Snow Play.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Urban Kids Consignment

February 22-25: The four-day event features tons of baby, children and maternity clothes, room decor, toys, furnishings, shoes, books, outdoor equipment and more.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Long Beach

Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

FIGat7th Kids Club in Los Angeles

Second and fourth Saturdays: Kids Club Art workshops are free and suitable for all children ages 3 and older.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

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!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival

February 16-25: The 72nd annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival is focused on providing amazing entertainment and affordable family fun.

Riverside Dickens Festival

February 24-25: Celebrate author Charles Dickens and his many characters at this literary festival, with Victorian entertainment, a fashion show, a ball, street entertainers, costumed characters and period food.

27th Alhambra Lunar New Year Celebration

February 24: Celebrate Lunar New Year with a street festival covering five full city blocks, with a dragon boat rowing station, an auto square, children’s workshops, a health fair and cultural demonstrations that provide festival-goers with a taste of the Asian culture.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Bonsai Builders Workshop in San Marino

February 24: Kids (7-12) join the fun with Bonsai-a-Thon in a workshop with the pros, and then take your own miniature tree with you to grow at home.

Lunar New Year Festival at Universal Studios

February 10-25: The New Year celebration of the year of the Dog features characters like Po and Tigress from Kung Fu Panda and Mandarin-speaking Megatron from Transformers.

Abilities Expo in Los Angeles

February 23-25: Discover opportunites for the L.A. disability community with ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and more.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Cirque du Soleil Toruk First Flight in Ontario and Los Angeles

February 21 – March 18: Luzia takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

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.

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice.

Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach

February 24-25: Explore sights, sounds and tastes from around the globe and engage in different cultures all under one roof.

Bob Baker Day 2018 in Los Angles

February 24: In celebration of Bob’s Birthday, join the Bob Baker Marionette Theater for a fun afternoon of puppet shows, carnival games, and more.

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Very Eric Carle at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Through May 13: The Very Eric Carle Exhibit invites early learners on a journey of discovery! Kids can become a butterfly, weave a web or roll in the grass

African American Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific

February 24-25: Join the aquarium as it hosts its 16th annual African American Festival that celebrates the rich diversity of African and African American cultures.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Daily: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

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!

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.

Little Wizards Kid-Friendly RPG at The Guild House

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.

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition at The Queen Mary

Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.

Join the Cast of The Wizard of Oz in Long Beach

February 24 and March 3: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Munchkins, the Good and Bad Witches… will all be cast! Youth ages 4 and adults up are invited to join the cast of this fun-filled production of The Wizard of Oz.

Aladdin at the Pantages in Hollywood

January 10 – March 31: A thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle.

You’re Invited to Stratford School Visitor Open House

February 24: Visit any of the Stratford campuses, including the Mission Viejo campus, during any of their upcoming Open House events and tours.

Wonder of Dinosaurs in Redondo Beach

Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!

Knott’s Peanuts Celebration in Buena Park

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.

Bataré Taiko Drumming in La Mirada

February 24: Batar provides an enthralling performance that is not only seen and heard, but felt.

James and the Giant Peach in Anaheim

February 16 – March 4: James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags – his odious aunts – and he’s a very lonely little boy indeed. One day, something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden, a peach starts to grow and grow and grow.

Into the Woods in Hollywood

January 12 – February 25: Fairy tales begin once upon a time and end happily ever after. Not so fast!

Sister Act in Brea

February 10-25: Sister Act is a high energy, musical comedy based on the hit 1992 film. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found; a convent!

12 Dancing Princesses in Santa Ana

February 17 – March 3: The King has a little problem and he doesn’t know what to do! His 12 beautiful daughters seem to be disappearing in the night, returning in the morning with their shoes danced through and no memory of where they’ve been.

Batman Retrospective Exhibit in Hollywood

January 30 – March 24: The Batman ’66 Retrospective exhibit will consist of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman 66).

42nd Street in Westminster

February 16 – March 4: The show focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression.

Buena Park Youth Theatre Audition Workshop

February 24: What does it mean to slate? What’s a good audition song for my range? What is my vocal range? Would you like to learn basic dance moves for auditions? Learn all this and more at the audition workshop!

Rainforest Adventure at Discovery Cube OC

Through September 9: Gear up for the ultimate rainforest adventure to explore and learn about these tropical environments.

Genghis Khan: The Exhibition at the Reagan Library

February 16 – August 19: Discover the man behind the legend. Now the most comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures invades the Reagan Library, its only Southern California stop on an international tour.