March 24 – April 8: Pop into Spring Break with this bubble spectacular, featuring hands-on family fun, the return of Deni Yang and the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show. Bubblefest provides learners of all ages the opportunity to interact with bubble activities and learn more about the science behind the soapy fun.
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.
March 10-31: The annual Easter Eggstravaganza includes visits with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, egg hunts for ages 2-12, train rides, cookie decorating, games and activities for the whole family.
March 24 – March 30: Thousands of exotic butterflies create a flurry of color and beauty as they flutter freely around you inside a huge aviary in the Hidden Jungle.
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.
Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.
March 1 – May 13: The nearly 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in bloom for just six to eight weeks each year, bringing the famous fields back to life.
Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
March 17 – May 6: Adopt a caterpillar in the Busy Bee Learning Store to experience the magic of metamorphosis.
March 24 – April 8: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.
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.
March 16 – April 8: The 24-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment and family fun.
March 11 and 25: Take the family for a docent-led tidepool walk to see how many different creatures you can find.
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!
March 10-31: See how the fruits and vegetables grow and sample produce that are in season. On the last stop, you’ll pick and eat strawberries as well as pick yourself a one (1) pound basket to take home.
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.
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.
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.
Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.
March 3-4, 11, 17-18, 25, 31, April 1, 14-15, and 28: CMA’s Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools.
March 24-25: Hop on board! The Easter Bunny is stopping at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Kids of all ages will experience the magic of trains and the Easter Bunny at this incredibly popular annual event.
March 23-March 25: WonderCon is literally the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that show, including comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquerade, and more.
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
March 17-18 and 24-25: Swing, slither or soar over to the zoo’s family fun event of the year! Experience America’s Teaching Zoo like no other time of the year during the Spring Spectacular.
Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.
March 24-25: Join Tanaka Farms for a 1-mile walk around the farm.
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
Daily: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!
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.
March 25: Use LEGO and Lincoln Logs to build cabins, farmhouses, and other sites inspired by nineteenth-century photographs and paintings.
March 9 – March 31: The season’s favorite bunny will be available for photos in his spring garden.
March 23 – April 14: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.
March 25: Guests can bring their furry family members to the Fountain Court for photos with the Easter Bunny.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
March 24-25: Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures?
Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.
March 24-25: Come out to the Irvine Barclay Theatre for a captivating classic tale for the whole family!
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!
March 25: ArtsPower’s under-the-sea musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly until Nugget’s first day of minnow school.
March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.
March 9-25: Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
March 25: The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation celebrates the 20th Anniversary Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Run.
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.
March 22-25: Go on a magical journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?
March 4-25: With all of the characters you know and love including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, and the Queen of Hearts, Alice follows the White Rabbit into a Wonderland of talking animals, comic royalty, and a croquet game played with flamingos.
March 5 – July 4: Explore the sprawling sanctuary of Candytopia. This four-month event celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights through a series of interactive art installations in over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami.
March 25: All children, except one, grow up. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.
March 25: The California desert has long been one of the most popular stargazing spots in America, and now it’s getting its first big-league observatory. Enjoy the grand opening of the Rancho Mirage observatory