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Events on February 25th, 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.

Community Purim Carnival at the Alpert JCC

February 25: Join the AJCC, Jewish Federation, local temples, and other area Jewish organizations as they come together to celebrate Purim.

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.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

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.

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.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

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.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

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

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.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

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!

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

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

Stories in the Afternoon at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

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.

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.

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.

Nature Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park

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.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

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.

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.

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.

Family Hike at Crystal Cove State Park

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.

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.

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.

Shark Feedings at the Santa Monica Pier

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

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K/Kiddie Run

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!

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.

Hammer: 3D Concrete Poetry Menagerie

February 25: Kids (8-14) Combine concrete poetry with 3D paper models to create unique animals and a zoo like no other.

Andell Family Sundays with Rodin Mash Up at LACMA

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.

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!

Family Program: Symbols in Copper

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.

Reading in the Redwoods at Environmental Nature Center

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.

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.

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.

Aladdin at the Pantages in Hollywood

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

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.

A Faery Hunt’s “The Fairies Songbook” story in Redondo Beach

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.

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.

Water Play at South Coast Botanic Garden

February 25: Teach your kids about water conservation through a fun and engaging series of water play activities.

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.