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Events on March 31st, 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!

Bubblefest XXII at Discovery Cube Orange County

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.

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.

Spring Carnival in Los Alamitos

March 31: Welcome in the spring season with the city of Los Alamitos annual Spring Carnival. A free event for children ages 1-14 years and their families

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

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.

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the LA Zoo

March 30 – April 1: EGGciting activities for youngsters including the opportunity to pet a bunny rabbit, face painting, crafts, photos with “Big Bunny” and children’s musical entertainment.

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.

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.

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.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Caterpillar Adoption Days at Kidspace

March 17 – May 6: Adopt a caterpillar in the Busy Bee Learning Store to experience the magic of metamorphosis.

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.

Egg-Ceptional Celebration in Arcadia

March 31: Kids of all ages will enjoy a variety of egg-themed activities, includingegg hunts, an egg scramble and egg-expedition, make-and-take crafts, refreshments and prizes.

Easter on the Farm in Moorpark

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.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

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.

Family Day at the Norton Simon Museum

March 31: Examine sculptures of animals in the Museum’s collections, like Guardian Lion from the 12th century and Sitting Cheetah from the 20th century.

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.

U-Pick Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

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.

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.

Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival in Fountain Valley

March 31: Join Fountain Valley for a pancake breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and many free activities, including crafts, carnival games, inflatables and egg hunts for kids of all ages.

Bunny Days in Mission Viejo

March 31: This family-oriented event includes game booths, crafts, inflatables, an egg hunt and a visit by the Bunny.

Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day in Huntington Beach

March 31: Thousands of pounds of candy are given away each year on this special family oriented day! Stop by and hunt for candy, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, play a game at the many game booths, visit the various displays and more.

$1.31 Scoops at Baskin Robbins

May 31, July 31, August 31, October and December 31: Celebrate Baskin Robbin 31 Flavors ice cream with a $1.31 a scoop (reg. $2.69).

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!

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

Tidepool Walks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

March 3-4, 11, 17-18, 25, 31, April 1, 14-15, and 28: CMA’s Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools.

Kids Club Events at Michaels

March 3-31: Kids (3+) join Michaels staff for a fun craft.

Ranch Open House at Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31: Self-tour The Huntington’s urban agriculture site and take home some fresh ideas for sustainable gardening.

Spring Fest 2018 in Signal Hill

March 31: Spring is here! Come out and play some games, listed to some great music and enjoy a petting zoo and the City’s annual Spring Fest celebration!

Easter Egg Hunt Pancake Breakfast and Resource Fair in Stanton

March 31: Help celebrate the arrival of spring, with the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Stanton. Activities will include a candy walk, Easter egg hunts, resource fair, Easter bunny visits and pancake breakfast.

Easter Egg Hunt in Tustin

March 31: Join the City of Tustin for an egg hunt for kids (nine and younger), pictures with the Easter bunny, petting zoo, bounce houses, and pancake breakfast.

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

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!

The Easter Bunny at Fashion Island

March 9 – March 31: The season’s favorite bunny will be available for photos in his spring garden.

12th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

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.

Easter Garden Party at the Kaleidoscope

March 31: The Easter bunny will hop into town when he visits with youngsters at Kaleidoscope’s Annual Easter Garden Party.

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.

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!

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

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.

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.

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

March 31: Kids (3+) make a be inspired bracelet.

Candytopia in Santa Monica

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.

All About Eggs! An Egg Dye-ing Class in Long Beah

March 31: Parents, leave the egg dyeing to the kids. Kids (2-10) will have a memorable experience learning all about eggs.

Alice’s Spring Wonderland in Los Angeles

March 10-11, 18, 24, and 31: Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice into a wonderland filled with spring fairies, mermaids, superheroes, pirates, and Pprincesses.

Pirates of Treasure Island in Los Angeles

March 10-11, 18, 24, and 31: When young Jim Hawkins sets out to find Long John Silver he finds himself on an unexpected, grand pirate adventure, where he meets Princess Elizabeth and a real-life mermaid, he battles Blackbeard and helps Captain Jack escape all while searching for hidden treasure.

Just Dance in Los Angeles

March 29-31: Calling all Just Dance fans! If you’ve ever played the hit video game series, you can’t afford to miss Just Dance Live.