Tuesdays: Work on strengthening your child’s fine motor skills through simple hands on activities like cutting, gluing, sorting, screwing, pinching, lacing, spooning and weaving.
Tuesdays: This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street and includes a farmer’s market, bounce house, street performers and more.
June 1 – August 15: Many libraries offer homework help, including academic workshops and story times. Plus, join the Summer Reading Program, June 1 – August 15. Young readers (kids and teens) at most Los Angeles County and Orange County libraries will enjoy a “Build a Better World” theme.
Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 19 – August 15: This 9-week festival offers G and PG-rated movies for only $1 starting at 10 a.m. Check with individual theaters for titles.
Tuesdays: Kids of all ages are invited to join Pottery Barns story time. Become a member and receive a Book Club Passport at the first story time visit and a special gift after atending five story times.
June 1 – August 31: Take a guided wagon ride around the farm, stop at different areas and try different summer fruits and vegetables, and finally step into the melon patch to sample delicious home grown melon.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.
Daily: Kids Bowl Free returns for its 11th summer! Kids across North America can bowl for free all summer long at one of 1,300+ participating bowling centers.
Tuesdays: Kids can eat free at Ikea every Tuesday. Choose between the four meals (value $2.49). What a deal! Plus, free baby food with any adult breakfast, lunch or dinner purchase any day.
Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.
Tuesdays, June 19 – August 1: Local youngsters will enjoy a variety of free summer activities when the Kaleido-Kids Summer Time Fun Series returns to Kaleidoscope.
May 21 – September 3: Now through Labor Day, bowlers of all ages can buy a Summer Games Pass and enjoy up to three games of bowling every single day for the entire summer.
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, June 19 – August 21: Watch family movies while lounging in the sand under the stars. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic.
June 6 – July 25: A fun-filled afternoon of stories, crafts and activities for children entering first grade and up.
June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.
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.
Tuesdays: Skate and groove to music hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome!
Tuesdays, June 19 – August 14: Join teen volunteers as they share stories, songs, puppets, and more with children of all ages.
Tuesdays, June 19 – July 24: This six-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens.
Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.
June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.
Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.
May 21- September 3: With a Cerritos Lanes summer games pass, you can bowl 3 games every day, all season long, for one low price.
Tuesdays in June, July and August: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, rhymes, flannel board, art activities and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children (4-7) and their families.
June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
June 1 – September 2: Immerse yourself in the world of the Muppets creator with classic clips, costumes and historic puppets, including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf and Bert and Ernie.
June 19-24: See The Color Purple, the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts!
Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.
Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!
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.
June 19-24: From the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific, this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical takes on the classic tale of Cinderella.
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 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.
June 12 – July 24: Kids (grades 1-4) drop in for art activities.
May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.
Tuesdays: Head over to El Dorado Park for a race and training event for the whole family. The Eldo Race Series is a criterium held on a closed 1.7 mile course in Long Beach’s El Dorado Park.
Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.
Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.
June 19: Come down to Pacific City to enjoy a reading of If You Give A Pig A Pancake and get crafty to make your own cute little piggy to take home.
June 19: Kids (11-19) can kick off the summer by eating pizza, browsing books and keeping cool.
June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.
June 19: Engage in an interactive safari from the savannas to the rainforest of Africa and learn about the wildlife and cultures from all over the continent.
May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.
June 15 – August 31: Pick your team. Unlock the doors. Claim your treasure. Put on your fairy wings and troll suits (both real and imaginary) to enjoy this enchanted summertime activity as you explore the stunning 87-acre nature space