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.
February 25: Join the AJCC, Jewish Federation, local temples, and other area Jewish organizations as they come together to celebrate Purim.
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.
Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.
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.
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.
Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.
Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
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!
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.
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.
Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!
Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.
First and last Sundays: The perfect way to introduce young children (4-8) to the museum, this program brings together story-time and art-making in the galleries.
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.
Mid-November through Easter: Day and night “glow” tubing at Big Bear Snow Play.
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.
February 11, 18, and 25: Join the park ranger for a one-mile nature hike in the beautiful Bell Canyon area of Caspers Wilderness Park.
Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.
Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.
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.
February 16-25: The 72nd annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival is focused on providing amazing entertainment and affordable family fun.
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.
Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.
February 17, 18 and 25: Winter is a wonderful time to learn about local nature. Join a park naturalist on a family hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday: Don’t miss the shark’s favorite time of day – feeding time! Learn about these often-misunderstood creatures while watching them eat a meal. S
Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.
February 25: The annual LA Chintown Firecracker 5K/10K Run and Bike Ride includes a Kiddie Run and Festival, with carnival games, face painting, a petting zoo, puppet show, entertainment and more!
February 24-25: Explore sights, sounds and tastes from around the globe and engage in different cultures all under one roof.
February 25: Kids (8-14) Combine concrete poetry with 3D paper models to create unique animals and a zoo like no other.
February 4, 11, 18 and 25: This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.
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
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.
Daily: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!
February 25: Participate in a family workshop inspired by the images in the copper matting of Albert Chong’s Throne for the Gorilla Spirits, 1993.
October 29, November 12, December 10, January 28, February 25, and March 25: Join a “Tree Hug Hike” out to the Redwood Forest. A naturalist reads a great book under the canopy of the tallest trees while your family relaxes together on a blanket or towel.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.
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!
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.
February 25: The fairies share with you their songs of enchantment in a celebration for the return of the Fairy Queen in this musical revue.
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.
January 12 – February 25: Fairy tales begin once upon a time and end happily ever after. Not so fast!
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!
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.
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).
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.
February 25: Teach your kids about water conservation through a fun and engaging series of water play activities.
Through September 9: Gear up for the ultimate rainforest adventure to explore and learn about these tropical environments.
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.