June 20: Kids (4-12) can kick off the summer with the hilarious antics of Wacko!
Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.
June 6 – July 18: Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat.
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.
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.
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.
June 18 – August 22: Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screening of family-friendly movies all summer long at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.
Wednesdays, June 20 – July 25: Bring chairs and a picnic and enjoy food vendors and a concert in the park, with a different performer each week.
Wednesdays: Drop by the children’s library and read to therapy dogs. The library will have plenty of books available
June 13 – August 1: Pack a picnic basket or buy food from local non-profit vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show.
June 1 – July 4: Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair to celebrate another year of fair fun.
Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.
June 20 – August 15: Join Oak Canyon naturalists on Wednesday nights and enjoy a twilight walk led by our staff naturalists, followed by a presentation.
Most Wednesdays: Time for the kiddos to unwind from a long day. Stop by for dress-up from the castle wardrobe, face painting, snacks and crafts.
Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the castle wardrobe, pastries, tea or juice in fancy teacuops, plus etiquette and storytelling
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.
Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.
June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.
Wednesdays: Join the museum every Wednesday for a paint date in the Family Art Center for lots of creative play for the right side of the brain!
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.
Wednesday and Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.
June 13 – August 8: Free entertainment for the whole family is available through the City of Norwalk’s Summer Concert Series. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets and listen to live music under the stars.
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.
Wednesday: During the summer, Child Creativity Lab for Creative Reuse Open Studio Maker Sessions are held every Wednesday. Kids have access to makerspace materials, supplies, and workshop space.
May 16-17, June 20-21, July 18-19 and August 15-16: The longest running food event in Long Beach. Taste from over 45 restaurants in the shore who offer the best of their menu.
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.
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!
Wednesdays: Meet the Rancho’s Blacksmith who will demonstrate and talk about the fine art of the smithy in the historic blacksmith shop.
June 1-24: They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you and your family will never forget.
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.
Wednesdays, June 20 – August 15: Pack your picnic baskets, relax, and enjoy free entertainment for all ages under the summer starry sky.
Select dates: Learn the art of old fashioned candy making in one of Sweet Pete’s Candy’s most popular classes. Sweet Pete’s confectioners turn boiled sugar into hand pulled lollipop
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.
May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.
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 6, 13, 20 and 27: Bring your tots onto the field for some hands on experience in soccer!
June 13 and 20: Experience the art of woodworking. This hands-on experience allows parent and child to learn how to make a small wooden sailboat and requires no previous experience!
June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.
Wednesdays: Children will be inspired by famous architectural landmarks as they explore different building materials and engage with them through fun challenges and play prompts.
June 20 and 27, July 11, 18 and 25: A special 5-week program presented by Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc., allows children of all ages to read aloud to a certified therapy dog.
June 20: Join Mr. Twister and learn to make your own Balloon Creations and Crazy Hats! Get hands-on balloon making experience and is open to all ages!
June 20: Kids (12-17) can partake in the semi-permanent art of Henna.
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