Pirate Invasion in Long Beach

June 30 – July 1: Ahoy! Join the largest gathering of pirates and scallywags ever to come ashore, with sword fights, cannon and musket battles, a treasure hunt, costume contests, an interactive kids’ zone, arts and craft vendors, live and DJ entertainment, food and more.

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.

4th of July in Huntington Beach

July 1-4: This great family event with a hometown feel features a morning parade, a four-day festival at the pier and fireworks over the water.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

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.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

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.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft 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.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

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!

Summer Family Art Workshop in Long Beach

JuJune 10 – August 26: Every Sunday the Long Beach Museum of Art invites you and your family to free artmaking workshops, with projects inspired by work on display in the museum.

Concerts in the Park in Huntington Beach

June 24 – September 2: A Huntington Beach tradition for 45 years! Bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell.

Family Picnics at the Homestead Museum

May 27 and July 1: Bring your own picnic and find a shady spot on the west lawn of La Casa Nueva. A variety of games and special surprises await.

San Diego County Fair

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.

Irvine Greek Fest

June 29, 30 and July 1: Opa! Bring the family for Greek food and pastries, cooking demonstrations, folk dancing lessons, church tours, drawings, a gift boutique and full-scale carnival.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

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!

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

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.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Summer Shakespeare in Topanga Canyon

June 3 – September 3: Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in an outdoor amphitheatre in rustic Topanga Canyon.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

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

826LA at the Hammer Museum

July 1: Do you care about what’s happening at your school? In your neighborhood? On your planet? Make your voice heard!

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.

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.

626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park

June 29 – July 1, July 20-22, August 10-12 and August 31 – September 2: 626 Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions

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.

Public Run Days at Southern California Live Steamers in Torrance

First Sunday and third Saturdays: Join Southern California Live Steamers fo their Public run days at Wilson Park.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Dew Tour Skateboard Competition in Long Beach

June 28 – July 1: Dew Tour is an innovative contest series that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards Restore Native Habitat

First Sunday and Third Saturday: The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards meet twice each month to restore native habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. We plant and water native plants, remove non-native plants, pick up trash and other maintenance tasks.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Mary Poppins at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

June 30 – August 4: Go back in time to 1910 and watch the troubled Banks family as they take on yet another nanny.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese

Sundays: Chuck E. Cheese is now open two hours early, specifically for children with autism and other special needs. Sensory sensitive Sundays include reduced lighting and noise, food and games, and a trained and caring staff.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Creature Camp Out at the Los Angeles Zoo

June through August: Camp overnight at the zoo! Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and settle in to listen to the nighttime sounds of the zoo.

Corn Festival at Tanaka Farms

June 2 – July 1: Head on over to the farm! Come and enjoy a day with food, drink, games, crafts, samples, face-painting, vendors, ATV rides, wagon rides and more!

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Pop-Up Program: Kidspace Book Club in Pasadena

June 9 – August 5: Join Kidspace for the annual Book Club! Each week, explore a different topic together by reading a book then pick a fun way to share what you learned.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

4th of July in Huntington Beach

July 1-4: This great family event with a hometown feel features a morning parade, a four-day festival at the pier and fireworks over the water.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

Mondays: Children and their families are welcome to visit one of the Duplo tables in the library’s lobby.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

San Diego County Fair

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.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

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.

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.

Tweens Dive Deep in Yorba Linda

July 2: Tweens, grades 4-8 can take a dive into the ocean depths with crafts and games.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Read To the Dogs at Placentia Library

First Mondays: Open to children of all ages. Kids read to a trained, furry friend from Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc., then make an animal craft each month to take home.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Eco-Expeditions Overnighter in Dana Point

July 2-3: Tweens (10-12) can explore all the ocean has to offer during this two-day overnight camp! Discover how organisms adapt to their habitats from Dana Point harbor to the extreme environments found in the deep sea.

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Digital Storytime at the Huntington Beach Library

Mondays, July 2-30: Visit the Huntington Beach Library for an Around the World Digital Storytime.

Let’s Go to Asia Crafts in Newport Beach

July 2: Explore the continent of Asia through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so the whole family can enjoy making crafts.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dream it Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Learn about different dream jobs in the community through story time, community partner visits, dramatic play experiences, puppet shows, and art activities.

Ina Buckner-Barnette, The Sunshine Storyteller in Westminster

July 2: Join Ina as she takes the audience on a “Full TEAM Ahead” story train with multicultural tales and songs about science and math.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

STEAM Mondays in La Habra

June 18 – July 23: Kids (9-15) can join the La Habra library every week of Summer Reading for STEAM Mondays.

Kids Crafts at the La Palma Library

June 11 – July 30: Enjoy a fun seasonal craft to get your creativity going.

4th of July in Huntington Beach

July 1-4: This great family event with a hometown feel features a morning parade, a four-day festival at the pier and fireworks over the water.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

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.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

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.

Regal’s Summer Movie Express

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.

Pottery Barn Book Club

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

San Diego County Fair

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.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

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.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Kaleido-Kids 2018 in Mission Viejo

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.

BARK Therapy Dogs in Bellflower

First Tuesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 6 p.m. Free. Brakenseik Library.

Big Bang on the Bay Block Party in Long Beach

July 3: Join the Long Beach Firefighters for a dinner and show not to be missed. Enjoy family style dinner and dancing, skydivers, sailing regatta, and fireworks over Alamitos Bay at 9 p.m.

Celebrate the 4th at Pretend City

July 3: Come celebrate USA’s birthday the child’s way! Before the fireworks light up the sky, visit Pretend City as these Independence Day festivities will celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of fun!

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Moonlight Movies in Long Beach

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.

Afternoon Live in Fullerton

June 6 – July 25: A fun-filled afternoon of stories, crafts and activities for children entering first grade and up.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

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.

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.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

Tuesdays: Skate and groove to music hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome!

Kids to Kids in Yorba Linda

Tuesdays, June 19 – August 14: Join teen volunteers as they share stories, songs, puppets, and more with children of all ages.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Summer Movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

July 15 – August 26: Watch classic summer movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebrity graveyard hosts its grassy lawn to movie-goers.

World Rhythms at Descanso Gardens

Tuesdays, June 19 – July 24: This six-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Eco-Expeditions Overnighter in Dana Point

July 2-3: Tweens (10-12) can explore all the ocean has to offer during this two-day overnight camp! Discover how organisms adapt to their habitats from Dana Point harbor to the extreme environments found in the deep sea.

Family Storytime in Lakewood

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.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

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.

Super Tuesdays at the Fullerton Museum Center

June 12 – July 24: Kids (grades 1-4) drop in for art activities.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

El Dorado Race Series in Long Beach

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.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Tuesday Travels at the Huntington Beach Library

Tuesdays, July 3-24: Follow the summer reading program’s theme of Reading Takes You Everywhere and travel without leaving the Talbert Room!

BFF Art Day at Averyboo Arts

July 3: Kids (7-10+) get to make art for themselves and their BFF. Make new friends in class or sign up with your bestie.

Let’s Go to Asia Crafts in Newport Beach

July 3: Explore the continent of Asia through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so the whole family can enjoy making crafts.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Draw it Tuesdays at Pretend City

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.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

4th of July in Huntington Beach

July 1-4: This great family event with a hometown feel features a morning parade, a four-day festival at the pier and fireworks over the water.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

4th of July Concert and Fireworks in Irvine

July 4: Celebrate Independence Day with food, music, raffle prizes and a spectacular fireworks show. Enjoy gourmet food trucks, activities for the kids and live music.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

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.

Regal’s Summer Movie Express

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Read with the Dogs in Fullerton

Wednesdays: Drop by the children’s library and read to therapy dogs. The library will have plenty of books available

Concert in the Park in Tustin

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.

Fourth of July Celebration in Tustin

July 4: Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and celebrate the 4th with live bands and fireworks. BBQ dinner, snacks and beverages will be sold.

San Diego County Fair

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.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Nature Nights in Anaheim

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.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

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.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the castle wardrobe, pastries, tea or juice in fancy teacuops, plus etiquette and storytelling

July 4th Celebration and Fireworks in Aliso Viejo

July 4: Join the Aliso Viejo Community Association in a fun-filled July 4th Celebration.

4th of July Fireworks in Dana Point

July 4: Look toward the skies over Doheny State Beach this 4th of July!

4th of July Celebration in La Habra

July 4: The City of La Habra prides itself on having one of the best 4th of July events in the area, with fireworks, live bands, raffles, a kids’ zone with carnival games, inflatables, balloon art and face painting, plus food and craft vendors.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

July 4th Celebration in Santa Ana

July 4: Bring family and friends to celebrate the nation’s independence with a history walk, sports zone, kids’ zone, live entertainment, food, canon exhibit and recognition of our military and armed forces, plus a spectacular fireworks show.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Little Picassos in La Habra

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!

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Dana Point

First Wednesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 3 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Ride with Etnies Skatepark in the Lake Forest 4th of July Float

July 4: Show your skatepark pride while helping build and ride the skatepark float in the City’s 4th of July parade.

Colonial Faire in Oak Glen

July 4, 7, 14, 21 and 28: Colonial Faire is an interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining, and educating, the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century.

Summer Movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

July 15 – August 26: Watch classic summer movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebrity graveyard hosts its grassy lawn to movie-goers.

Fashionable Fundays at Fashion Camp

Wednesday and Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Fireworks Dinner Cruise in Dana Point

July 4: See the fireworks and beautiful harbor lights from the 95 ft Dana Pride!

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

4th of July Spectacular in Yorba Linda

July 4: Celebrate the 4th with family activities, food vendors, DJ entertainment, a Kids’ Fun Zone and after-dark fireworks show.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

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.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations at Rancho Los Alamitos

Wednesdays: Meet the Rancho’s Blacksmith who will demonstrate and talk about the fine art of the smithy in the historic blacksmith shop.

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.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Build it Wednesdays at Pretend City

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.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Anime Expo in Los Angeles

July 5-8: North America’s largest anime and Japanese pop culture convention, Anime Expo fully immerses guests in the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

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.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Concert in the Park in Lakewood

Thursdays, June 21- August 9: Bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of summer. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, so bring your picnic blanket and have dinner while listening to fantastic live entertainment.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 21 – August 23: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times.

Harry Potter at the Hollywood Bowl

July 5: The magical wizarding world comes to life with the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film screening accompanied by the LA Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Moonlight Movies in Long Beach

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.

Thursday Summer Fun at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

June 14- July 19: Join the Norton Simon for its most popular summer program for families with children ages 4-10.

Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry

Thursdays, July 5 – August 16: This all-ages outdoor dance party features the best salsa bands in Los Angeles, plus dance lessons that are sure to get some feet moving!

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

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.

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 Fun Time Comedy Magic Show in Yorba Linda

July 5: Enjoy magic, comedy, illusions and non-stop action at this high-energy, laugh-a-minute Comedy Magic Show.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 7 – July 26: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

STEAM Day at the Automobile Driving Museum

June 27, July 5, 11, 18, 25, August 1 and 9: The Automobile Driving Museum is happy to announce their new STEAM educational programs for all ages.

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

Lego Club in Long Beach

Thursdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge. Legos provided, you bring your imagination.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Learn to Draw Anime in Seal Beach

July 5: Learn how to draw the popular style of anime!

Let’s Go to Asia Crafts in Newport Beach

July 5: Explore the continent of Asia through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so the whole family can enjoy making crafts.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Free Day at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

June 7, July 5 and August 2: The Huntington opens its doors to all for free! Reservations are required.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Anime Expo in Los Angeles

July 5-8: North America’s largest anime and Japanese pop culture convention, Anime Expo fully immerses guests in the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

Movies on the Lawn at OC Great Park

Fridays and Saturdays, June 22 – July 14: Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family under the stars.

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.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 1 – September 29: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Yankee Doodle Dandy in Long Beach

July 6-22: The story of the original Yankee Doodle Boy and Broadway founding father, George M. Cohan comes to life with 22 production numbers including classics like, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Friday: LACMA staff reads folk tales and age-appropriate books on art and culture.

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.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Summer Concerts at Farmers Market LA

April 6 – September 28: Enjoy free evening concert tribute performances spanning all musical genres, including rock, ethnic, pop and more!

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13-18).

Movies in the Park in Lake Forest

Fridays: Bring your friends, family and a blanket for free movie fun under the stars! Snacks are available for nominal fee.

First Fridays in Bixby Knolls in Long Beach

First Fridays: A family-friendly monthly event that supports local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Enjoy fun activities, crafts and food with participating Bixby Knolls businesses through extended operating hours. Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Atlantic Ave from Bixby Road to San Antonio Drive.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Family Films in Brea

Fridays, June 22 – July 29: Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen.

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.

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.

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Parents Night Out at BounceU Orange

Every other Friday: Parents’ drop off the kids (4+) for a night of activities, games, pizza, snacks, drinks, a movie and whole lot of bouncing fun.

Fun Fridays with La Habra Swim Program

Fridays: Aquatics staff will host an hour of “Fun Friday” interactive games and activities for participants, and hot dogs will be added to the snack bar.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

Moonlit Marshmallows in Irvine

July 6 and September 7: Make a warm and gooey s’more by the campfire

Fashionable Fundays at Fashion Camp

Wednesday and Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Orange County Astronomers Beginners Class in Santa Ana

First Fridays: Join the Orange County Astronomers for a beginner guide to the stars, planets and other elements in space.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

July Friday Films at Huntington Beach Central Library

July 6, 13, 20 and 27: Join July Friday Films for family-friendly movies. Popcorn and water will be available for purchase at the movie.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Think Tank Thursdays at Pretend City

Thursdays: STEMgineer will facilitate an educational experience for guests where children will explore science, engineering, technology, and math skills while learning about oceans, the water cycle, the 3 r’s, sea life, water pollution, waves, water current, and much more!

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Friday Wild Tales at Upper Newport Bay

Fridays: Join in the story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Flex Fridays with Makersville

Fridays: Inventing, robotics, game making, video making, learn graphics, strategy games, play with bricks, and work on a Rube Goldberg Contraption.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

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.

Overnight Family Campout in Huntington Beach

July 7-8: Enjoy an evening under the stars, crafts, entertainment, a nature walk, smores by the campfire, dinner, breakfast and more.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Free Fishing Day

July 7 and September 1: Throughout California, no fishing license is required at all local lakes.

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.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

Big! World! Fun! Family Series in Hollywood

June 30 – August 4: The Big World Fun family series returns to the newly reopened Ford Theatres with an exciting line up of music and dance performances for kids (4-12) and their families.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Home Depot Kids’ Clinics

First Saturdays: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft 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.

Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball

Weekends, July 7 – August 26: Come sing and dance with family-friendly bands that span a variety of American music styles, from blues and jazz to folk and pop rock, in the Skirballs beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

Anime Expo in Los Angeles

July 5-8: North America’s largest anime and Japanese pop culture convention, Anime Expo fully immerses guests in the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Free Concerts on the Green in Cypress

Saturdays, June 9 – August 4: Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a fun, free community concert!

Old Fort MacArthur Days in San Pedro

July 7 and 8: What began as a small gathering of canon enthusiasts has blossomed into a truly spectacular event showcasing the history of military activity from around the world and across time.

Free Class at Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse

Saturdays: Free Creative Reuse meetup where kids make things from recycled items (8+).

Kids Fairy Garden Class in Orange

First and Third Saturdays: Bring your child and their friends to The Dragonfly to create an enchanting miniature garden with the help of fairies.

Monthly Wildlife Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

First Saturdays: Join a guide for an easy hour-and-a-half wildlife walk to witness the interactions among plants, insects, birds and wildlife.

Movies on the Lawn at OC Great Park

Fridays and Saturdays, June 22 – July 14: Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family under the stars.

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!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 1 – September 29: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Historic Yorba Cemetery Tours at George Key Ranch in Placentia

First Saturday: Take a guided historic tour of Orange County’s first cemetery that dates back to 1834.

Saturday Walks at Cypress Nature Park

Saturdays, June 9 – July 21, and August 4: Enjoy the company of your friends and family with the added bonus of fresh air and exercise while touring the Cypress Nature Park.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Bank of America Patrons Receive Free Admission to Museums

June 2-3, July 7-8, August 4-5 and September 1-2: Bank of America is helping its customers become “cultured” through their program “Museums on Us,” giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.

BARK Therapy Dogs at Artesia Library

First Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Noon. Free. Artesia Library.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Los Alamitos

First Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free. Rossmoor Library.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

1st Saturday Stewards in Long Beach

First Saturdays: Volunteers are welcome to help in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, pulling weeds or painting benches.

Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

First Saturdays: Families can clear the shore of beach debris and help collect and categorize what is found on Cabrillo Beach.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

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

Yankee Doodle Dandy in Long Beach

July 6-22: The story of the original Yankee Doodle Boy and Broadway founding father, George M. Cohan comes to life with 22 production numbers including classics like, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

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.

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.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Living History Flying Days at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino

First Saturday: Join the museum for their monthly Living History Flying Days. Each day begins with a seminar with panelists who are experts in the topic of the day and special exhibits.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Free Harbor Tours of Port of Long Beach

First and Third Saturdays, Second and Fourth Thursdays: Get close to some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local wildlife and see how the engine of the local economy operates.

Home Depot Kids Workshops

June 2, July 7 and August 4: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

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.

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.

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Colonial Faire in Oak Glen

July 4, 7, 14, 21 and 28: Colonial Faire is an interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining, and educating, the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century.

Summer Movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

July 15 – August 26: Watch classic summer movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebrity graveyard hosts its grassy lawn to movie-goers.

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

First Saturday: On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators in helping to keep the beach eco-friendly and clean.

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 16 – September 14: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2018!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

OC Rescue Mission Friendly Volunteering

First and Third Saturdays: Join the community and make a difference every other Saturday morning.

Mary Poppins at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

June 30 – August 4: Go back in time to 1910 and watch the troubled Banks family as they take on yet another nanny.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Design Your Own Saturday at Silverado Library

Saturdays: Join the Silverado Library on Saturdays this month for drop in crafts! Parent supervision is recommended.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Creature Camp Out at the Los Angeles Zoo

June through August: Camp overnight at the zoo! Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and settle in to listen to the nighttime sounds of the zoo.

Leiali’inani Polynesian Academy Dance Performance at Cypress Library

July 7: Be wowed by the Cypress local Leiali’inani Polynesian Dance Academy as they perform hula and traditional Polynesian dance.

LegoMANIA at the Mary Wilson Library

Saturdays, June 23 – July 28: Visit the library to play and build with their massive Lego and Duplo collections.

Summer Masquerade at Riley’s Farm

July 7, 14 and 28: Arrive and immediately change into 18th century attire and be transformed to another time!

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Pop-Up Program: Kidspace Book Club in Pasadena

June 9 – August 5: Join Kidspace for the annual Book Club! Each week, explore a different topic together by reading a book then pick a fun way to share what you learned.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Enchanted Academy at South Coast Botanic Garden

June 26: In this lively facilitated activity, Little Sprouts (Garden visitors ages 3-5 and 6-8) will hunt for evidence of magical creatures, build a home to attract fairies and trolls, and make wearable troll and fairy gear.

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

Saturdays: Kids (3+) make fun seasonal crafts.

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.

Overnight Family Campout in Huntington Beach

July 7-8: Enjoy an evening under the stars, crafts, entertainment, a nature walk, smores by the campfire, dinner, breakfast and more.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Sunset at the Santa Ana Zoo

June 24, July 8 and 22: Friends of Santa Ana Zoo host these after hour’s concert series and tasting events that feature live music, art by local artisans, Zoo animals, Train and Carrousel rides.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

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.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

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.

Free Meals for First 500 People in Honor of German Heritage Day

July 8: Enjoy an afternoon of German food, music and fun. First 500 guests will receive a free meal.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft 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.

Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball

Weekends, July 7 – August 26: Come sing and dance with family-friendly bands that span a variety of American music styles, from blues and jazz to folk and pop rock, in the Skirballs beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

Anime Expo in Los Angeles

July 5-8: North America’s largest anime and Japanese pop culture convention, Anime Expo fully immerses guests in the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Old Fort MacArthur Days in San Pedro

July 7 and 8: What began as a small gathering of canon enthusiasts has blossomed into a truly spectacular event showcasing the history of military activity from around the world and across time.

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.

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

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

Antique Aircraft Display Days in Fullerton

Second Sundays: Visitors are invited to view the display of classic aircraft at the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Summer Family Art Workshop in Long Beach

JuJune 10 – August 26: Every Sunday the Long Beach Museum of Art invites you and your family to free artmaking workshops, with projects inspired by work on display in the museum.

Concerts in the Park in Huntington Beach

June 24 – September 2: A Huntington Beach tradition for 45 years! Bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Weiner Dog Races at Old World

April 8 – December 9: Monthly, watch short-legged but swift Dachshunds race, like nothing you’ve seen before!

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Bank of America Patrons Receive Free Admission to Museums

June 2-3, July 7-8, August 4-5 and September 1-2: Bank of America is helping its customers become “cultured” through their program “Museums on Us,” giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.

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!

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Lakewood

Second Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

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

Yankee Doodle Dandy in Long Beach

July 6-22: The story of the original Yankee Doodle Boy and Broadway founding father, George M. Cohan comes to life with 22 production numbers including classics like, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

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.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Walk Coyote Hills in Fullerton

April 14, May 12, June 9, July 8, and August 12: Listen to birdsongs, and let a naturalist point out native birds you don’t see in your backyards, as spring brings forth the orange, red, purple and yellow colors of monkey flowers and other natives to California.

Old Town Irvine Tour

July 8, August 12, and September 9: Step back in time to explore the rich history of Irvine and the Irvine family.

Summer Shakespeare in Topanga Canyon

June 3 – September 3: Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in an outdoor amphitheatre in rustic Topanga Canyon.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Sunday Afternoons at Disney Concert Hall

Sundays, June 24 – August 19: Beat the heat sitting inside the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall, while Cal Phil takes you on a musical journey.

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.

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.

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.

Family Art Day in Laguna

July 8: Family Art Day at the Festival of Arts is the most fun-filled, art-filled and enchantment-filled day of the entire summer for families!

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Free Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen at The Wallis

Second Sundays: Dancers and families of all ages can enjoy free dance lessons with three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen and Friends every second Sunday on the Promenade Terrace.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Mary Poppins at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

June 30 – August 4: Go back in time to 1910 and watch the troubled Banks family as they take on yet another nanny.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Tabletop Games Day at Cypress Library

July 8 and 16: Join the library for a board game extravaganza! A wide variety of board games are supplied for a wide variety of interests and age levels, you provide enthusiasm and excitement!

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Creature Camp Out at the Los Angeles Zoo

June through August: Camp overnight at the zoo! Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and settle in to listen to the nighttime sounds of the zoo.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dance Sundays at The Wallis

June 10, July 8 and August 12: Join The Wallis Annenberg Center for free dance classes in three different types of dance.

Pop-Up Program: Kidspace Book Club in Pasadena

June 9 – August 5: Join Kidspace for the annual Book Club! Each week, explore a different topic together by reading a book then pick a fun way to share what you learned.

Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts in Irvine

July 8, 15, 22 and August 5 and 12: Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for an evening of dancing in the park! Gourmet food trucks will be onsite.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

Mondays: Children and their families are welcome to visit one of the Duplo tables in the library’s lobby.

Movie Mondays at Segerstrom

Mondays, July 9 – August 6: Movie-goers can look forward to casual evenings full of fun-filled activities, picnic dinners or specialties from popular food trucks while watching five fan-favorite films.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

Create and Compete Mondays In Orange

June 25 – July 23: Teen volunteers present craft and game programs kids (grades 1-6). Kids may win prizes such as toys, posters, or t-shirts!

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

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.

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.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Buena Park

Second Monday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Art and Story Time at Laguna Festival of Arts

July 9 – August 27: Art and Story Time is a weekly series for kids 5 and under, featuring a different book read aloud and a hands-on art project.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Annie Bannanie in Westminster

July 9: Interactive balloon storytelling at its finest! Kids get to help create a story with Annie Banannie, who uses her balloon-twisting skills to create props and costumes for a lucky few to wear while they act it out on stage!

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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!

Monthly Kids Story Time at SoCo and The OC Mix

Mondays: Enjoy an hour of song, story, and coordinated art projects for pre-schoolers and their mothers and fathers.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Music and Dance of Ancient Mexico in Seal Beach

July 9: See, play, hear and learn about ancient instruments rarely heard outside of Mexico!

Digital Storytime at the Huntington Beach Library

Mondays, July 2-30: Visit the Huntington Beach Library for an Around the World Digital Storytime.

Polynesian Paradise Dancers in Newport Beach

July 9: Feel the rhythm of Hawai’i and the Polynesian Islands through dance. All ages are welcome to watch the dancers perform in their costumes and then participate in a hula lesson!

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dream it Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Learn about different dream jobs in the community through story time, community partner visits, dramatic play experiences, puppet shows, and art activities.

Dennis Forel’s Balloonacy in Orange

July 9: Watch Dennis as he twists and turns balloons into animal characters with interactive and comedic stories!

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

STEAM Mondays in La Habra

June 18 – July 23: Kids (9-15) can join the La Habra library every week of Summer Reading for STEAM Mondays.

Kids Crafts at the La Palma Library

June 11 – July 30: Enjoy a fun seasonal craft to get your creativity going.

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.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

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.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

Regal’s Summer Movie Express

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.

Pottery Barn Book Club

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Concerts in the Park in Costa Mesa

Tuesdays, July 10-31: Bring blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy some of the area’s best live bands.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

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.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Kaleido-Kids 2018 in Mission Viejo

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.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Moonlight Movies in Long Beach

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.

Afternoon Live in Fullerton

June 6 – July 25: A fun-filled afternoon of stories, crafts and activities for children entering first grade and up.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

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.

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.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

Tuesdays: Skate and groove to music hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome!

Kids to Kids in Yorba Linda

Tuesdays, June 19 – August 14: Join teen volunteers as they share stories, songs, puppets, and more with children of all ages.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

World Rhythms at Descanso Gardens

Tuesdays, June 19 – July 24: This six-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Teddy Bear Picnic Day at Pretend City

July 10: Americans are celebrating one of the most famous toys in the world on July 10the Teddy Bearwhich is over 100 years old!

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Family Storytime in Lakewood

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.

Beginning Reader Book Club in Lakewood

June 12, July 10 and August 14: Join the club to read and talk about a book together, followed by a fun book-related activity!

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

Family Nightlife Walks in Long Beach

June 12, July 10 and August 14: What do the animals do at night? Find out on a naturalist-led exploration of the darkened trails of the Nature Center.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Super Tuesdays at the Fullerton Museum Center

June 12 – July 24: Kids (grades 1-4) drop in for art activities.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

El Dorado Race Series in Long Beach

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.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Tuesday Travels at the Huntington Beach Library

Tuesdays, July 3-24: Follow the summer reading program’s theme of Reading Takes You Everywhere and travel without leaving the Talbert Room!

Henna Tattoos at the La Palma Library

July 10: Enjoy hand drawn henna designs!

Polynesian Paradise Dancers

July 10: Feel the rhythm of Hawai’i and the Polynesian Islands through dance. All ages are welcome to watch the dancers perform in their costumes and then participate in a hula lesson!

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Draw it Tuesdays at Pretend City

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.

Bilingual Family Concert with Nathalia in Orange

July 10: Join acoustic performer Nathalia in a musical concert engaging families in a multi-cultural educational experience exposing children to a variety of music styles.

Storyteller Miss Tracey in Orange

July 10: See captivating storyteller Miss Tracey as she delights with her silly and engaging stories.

Mark A. Gibson, Magician and Mentalist in Seal Beach

July 10: Kids (11-19) will be dazzled by real-life Sherlock Holmes with the powers of Harry Potter, Mark A. Gibson.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Preschool Separation Anxiety and Kindergarten Readiness Parenting Workshops

July 10: Stratford Schools hosts their Back-to School two-part Parenting Workshop on Preschool Separation Anxiety and Kindergarten Readiness.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Concerts at Boisseranc Park

June 6 – July 18: Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

Regal’s Summer Movie Express

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

Twilight Summer Concerts in Downey

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.

Concert in the Park in Tustin

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.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Nature Nights in Anaheim

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.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

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.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the castle wardrobe, pastries, tea or juice in fancy teacuops, plus etiquette and storytelling

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

Concert in the Park in Signal Hill

July 11 – August 15: Bring your picnic baskets, food, lawns chairs and blankets and get ready to rock.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

7-Eleven Free Slurpee Day

July 11: Beat the summer heat with a free slurpee!

Little Picassos in La Habra

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!

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Norwalk

Second Wednesday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Pajama-Rama in Yorba Linda

June 6, July 11 and August 1: Wear your jammies for an evening of stories, songs, and puppets.

Magic Show in La Palma

July 11: Magician Mike della Penna will wow you with his amazing magical performance!

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Fashionable Fundays at Fashion Camp

Wednesday and Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

City of Norwalk’s Summer Concert Series

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.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Lego Club at Huntington Beach Central Library

July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 and December 12: Kids (6+) are welcome to participate in Lego fun!

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

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.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

STEAM Day at the Automobile Driving Museum

June 27, July 5, 11, 18, 25, August 1 and 9: The Automobile Driving Museum is happy to announce their new STEAM educational programs for all ages.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

Sounds Like Science Show in Lakewood

July 11: Learn about science and exciting experiments from Mad Science of Los Angeles.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations at Rancho Los Alamitos

Wednesdays: Meet the Rancho’s Blacksmith who will demonstrate and talk about the fine art of the smithy in the historic blacksmith shop.

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.

You’re Invited to Stratford School Visitor Open Houses

July 11, 12 and 28: Visit local Stratford campuses, including the Mission Viejo campus, during any of their upcoming Open House events and tours.

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.

Concerts in the Park in Orange

Wednesdays, June 20 – August 15: Pack your picnic baskets, relax, and enjoy free entertainment for all ages under the summer starry sky.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Build it Wednesdays at Pretend City

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.

Ruff Readers in Orange

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.

Summertime at the Beach: Storytime and Craft in Orange

July 11: Join this beach-themed storytime including fun songs and stories accompanied by a related craft!

John Abrams Animal Magic in Placentia

July 11: One magic show for it all! Magic, music, comedy and audience participation plus live exotic pets in an astounding and engaging experience.

Mike Della Penna’s Summer Reading Magic Show in Seal Beach

July 11: Kids of all ages can enjoy Magician Mike as he brings laughter, wonder and warmth to his performances and entertainment.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Free Summer Concert Series in Garden Grove

Thursdays, July 6 – August 10: Gather the family and enjoy live music and fun in the park.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Movies in the Park in Tustin

July 12 – August 9: Bring the family, blankets and chairs, and your favorite movie snacks for a free family movie!

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.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Concert in the Park in Lakewood

Thursdays, June 21- August 9: Bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of summer. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, so bring your picnic blanket and have dinner while listening to fantastic live entertainment.

Family Film Festival in Orange

Thursdays, June 21, 28 and July 12, 19 and 26: Bring a blanket and enjoy popular children’s films in an air-conditioned community room.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 21 – August 23: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Moonlight Movies in Long Beach

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.

Free Harbor Tours of Port of Long Beach

First and Third Saturdays, Second and Fourth Thursdays: Get close to some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local wildlife and see how the engine of the local economy operates.

Thursday Summer Fun at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

June 14- July 19: Join the Norton Simon for its most popular summer program for families with children ages 4-10.

Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry

Thursdays, July 5 – August 16: This all-ages outdoor dance party features the best salsa bands in Los Angeles, plus dance lessons that are sure to get some feet moving!

Summer Learning Day

July 12: Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

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.

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.

Summer Trail Runs and Kids’ Obstacle Course in Tustin

June 21, July 12 and August 2: The Renegade Summer Trail Run Series includes a Rough Fit Kids Obstacle Course and a great play area!

Bands in the Sand in San Clemente

June 21 – August 30:Bring your beach chairs or blanket, set your toes in the sand and get ready for an evening of fun and music, suitable for the whole family.

Concerts in the Park in La Habra

July 12 – August 2: Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free concert with friends and family. There is a Kids’ Zone at each concert with arts and crafts, run buy the city’s aquatics staff.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in San Juan Capistrano

Various Thursdays: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Golf for Kids’ Sake Tournament in Long Beach

July 12: Kids play golf with their parents or grandparents, while raising money for The Youth Center in Los Alamitos.

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 7 – July 26: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

Lego Club in Long Beach

Thursdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge. Legos provided, you bring your imagination.

Summer Concerts at El Dorado Nature Center

June 14 and 28, July 12 and 26 and August 9 and 23: Enjoy a sunset picnic by the El Dorado Nature Center lake. Bring low chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

You’re Invited to Stratford School Visitor Open Houses

July 11, 12 and 28: Visit local Stratford campuses, including the Mission Viejo campus, during any of their upcoming Open House events and tours.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Latin American Carnival in Seal Beach

July 12: Visit the Mary Wilson Library for the Latin American Carnival!

Polynesian Paradise Dancers in Newport Beach

July 12: Feel the rhythm of Hawai’i and the Polynesian Islands through dance.

Make a Birdhouse Kids Woodworking Workshop in Glendale

July 12: This class is for the birds, well actually it’s for the kids. With pre-cut pieces kids (6-10) will build their own redwood bird feeders, a nice and simple introduction to woodworking (without power tools).

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Orange County Fair 2018

July 13 – August 12: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

OC Fair 2018 Opening Day Freebie

July 13: The OC Fair offers 23 days and nights of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun! Today, receive free admission and parking from noon – 3 p.m.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Music, Dance and Magic in Anaheim

Fridays, June 15 – August 3: Settle in under the stars for a line-up of performances by some of the area’s best family entertainers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

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.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 1 – September 29: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X at the OC Fair

July 13: Witness high-flying action as daredevil motorcycle riders defy the laws of gravity while grabbing big air and performing jaw dropping flips and stunts.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Animals in my Backyard at the OC Zoo

July 13 and August 15: Kids (3-4) can come learn all about animals you find in your backyard! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts and meeting zoo animals up close!

Yankee Doodle Dandy in Long Beach

July 6-22: The story of the original Yankee Doodle Boy and Broadway founding father, George M. Cohan comes to life with 22 production numbers including classics like, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Friday: LACMA staff reads folk tales and age-appropriate books on art and culture.

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.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Summer Concerts at Farmers Market LA

April 6 – September 28: Enjoy free evening concert tribute performances spanning all musical genres, including rock, ethnic, pop and more!

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13-18).

Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum

Fridays, June 29, July 13 and 27, August 10: Awaken your senses with great music, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks and more.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

South Bay Greek Festival in Redondo Beach

July 13-15: Celebrate Greek culture with live music, games, dancing, food and pastries!

Family Films in Brea

Fridays, June 22 – July 29: Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen.

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.

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.

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Cosmic Bounce at Bounce U Orange

Every other Friday: They turn off the lights, crank up the music with special-effects lighting, so families can have their disco bouncing fun.

Treasure Island in Long Beach

July 13-21: Books on Stage dramatic reading series continues! This year Orson Welles’ Treasure Island is featured as it is performed and webcast live with sound effects by the cast.

Fun Fridays with La Habra Swim Program

Fridays: Aquatics staff will host an hour of “Fun Friday” interactive games and activities for participants, and hot dogs will be added to the snack bar.

Movies in the Park in La Habra

Select Fridays: Bring your lawn chairs, grandma’s potato salad, and blankets, and enjoy movies out on the grass.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

AAA Child Safety in Irvine

May 18, June 8, July 13, and August 10: During this free car seat education class presented by AAA, learn about occupant-protection laws, how to select the right seat, how to correctly secure your child in a seat and installation tips.

Kids’ Night Out in Buena Park

Select Fridays: Kids (4-10) enjoy a delicious dinner, plus games, crafts and movies, while parents enjoy a night out without the kiddos.

Fashionable Fundays at Fashion Camp

Wednesday and Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Movie Under the Gun at the USS Iowa

July 13: Head to the fantail of the Battleship IOWA and enjoy a movie screening under the guns. Remember to bring your chairs and blankets for this event, and relax as you overlook the L.A. waterfront.

Kids’ Sewing Class in Long Beach

Second Friday: Want to learn how to use a sewing machine? Make fun projects once a month? Then this is the class for you!

Outdoor Films That Rock at the Skirball

June 15, June 29 and July 13: Spend a summer night under the stars watching a film that celebrates the power of music.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

July Friday Films at Huntington Beach Central Library

July 6, 13, 20 and 27: Join July Friday Films for family-friendly movies. Popcorn and water will be available for purchase at the movie.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Movie in the Park in Stanton

Fridays, June 8 and July 13: Join your family and friends for a relaxing evening under the stars.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 16 – September 14: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2018!

Think Tank Thursdays at Pretend City

Thursdays: STEMgineer will facilitate an educational experience for guests where children will explore science, engineering, technology, and math skills while learning about oceans, the water cycle, the 3 r’s, sea life, water pollution, waves, water current, and much more!

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Friday Wild Tales at Upper Newport Bay

Fridays: Join in the story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks.

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.

Parents Night Out at Firestorm Freerunning and Acrobatics

Second Fridays: Drop your kids off and enjoy a night out! Kids will enjoy a pizza party dinner with a drink, parkour training, ninja warrior obstacle courses, games, legos and nerg, trampoline and foam pit, a movie, and more!

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Flex Fridays with Makersville

Fridays: Inventing, robotics, game making, video making, learn graphics, strategy games, play with bricks, and work on a Rube Goldberg Contraption.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Coco Movie Night at South Coast Botanic Garden

July 13: Miguel and his great-great-grandma invite you and your familia to arrive early to enjoy the sounds of an authentic mariachi troupe and exploreexplore the Fairies vs. Trolls treasure hunt; enjoy dinner while you await the sunset and main attraction, Disney’s Coco.

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.

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Orange County Fair 2018

July 13 – August 12: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

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.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft 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.

Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball

Weekends, July 7 – August 26: Come sing and dance with family-friendly bands that span a variety of American music styles, from blues and jazz to folk and pop rock, in the Skirballs beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Free Concerts on the Green in Cypress

Saturdays, June 9 – August 4: Gather family and friends and bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a fun, free community concert!

Free Class at Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse

Saturdays: Free Creative Reuse meetup where kids make things from recycled items (8+).

Movies on the Lawn at OC Great Park

Fridays and Saturdays, June 22 – July 14: Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family under the stars.

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!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Shakespeare in the Park in Rossmoor

July 14-15: Gather the family, a blanket, some chairs and a picnic dinner, then settle in for Shakespeare in the Park, presented by Shakespeare by the Sea.

Speedway Fair Derby in Costa Mesa

July 14: Speedway racing features motorcycles that are modified to make tight turns all without the assistance of brakes on a dirt track plus sidecar races.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 1 – September 29: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Saturday Walks at Cypress Nature Park

Saturdays, June 9 – July 21, and August 4: Enjoy the company of your friends and family with the added bonus of fresh air and exercise while touring the Cypress Nature Park.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

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

Yankee Doodle Dandy in Long Beach

July 6-22: The story of the original Yankee Doodle Boy and Broadway founding father, George M. Cohan comes to life with 22 production numbers including classics like, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

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.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

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.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Family Campout at Lake Forest Sports Park

July 14-15: Pack up your family and your tent and camp out in the Sports Park! The evening will be filled with a hearty dinner, as well as a delicious dessert.

Surf Rodeo at Pierpont Beach in Ventura

July 14-15: The 11th annual Surf Rodeo competition includes surf contests, street fair with more than 70 food and craft booths, beach bucking bull rides, a kids’ corral and two music stages.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

South Bay Greek Festival in Redondo Beach

July 13-15: Celebrate Greek culture with live music, games, dancing, food and pastries!

Free Art Activities in Long Beach

Second Saturdays: A free opportunity for community members of all ages to engage in art making activities, art exhibitions, open artist studios and special events as part of the East Villages Second Saturday Art Walk.

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.

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.

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Seussical the Musical at Lewis Family Playhouse

July 14-15 and 21-22: Come see your favorite Dr. Seuss characters and take a journey of imagination with Horton the elephant must protect an abandoned egg and aid the citizens of Whoville.

Great Park Chess Tournament at OC Great Park

July 14: Chess players (ages 6-12) are invited to challenge their minds at the Great Park Chess Tournament.

Big Bear Chili Cook-Off

July 14: Watch more than 40 chili chefs face off, and enjoy tastings, vendors, entertainment and a children’s game area.

Treasure Island in Long Beach

July 13-21: Books on Stage dramatic reading series continues! This year Orson Welles’ Treasure Island is featured as it is performed and webcast live with sound effects by the cast.

Colonial Faire in Oak Glen

July 4, 7, 14, 21 and 28: Colonial Faire is an interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining, and educating, the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century.

Summer Movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

July 15 – August 26: Watch classic summer movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebrity graveyard hosts its grassy lawn to movie-goers.

Downtown Long Beach Beach Clean-up

Second Saturday: Join a beach clean. They have clean-up supplies, but encourage participating persons to bring their own water bottle and plastic bags to cut down on added trash.

BARK Therapy Dogs in Long Beach

Second Saturday: Calm and friendly certified therapy dogs are waiting to hear stories read by young volunteers. Drop in!

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Lego Mania!

Saturdays: July 14, July 28, August 11: Create and play with the library’s LEGOs. Reach for the sky as you build your own spectacular creations.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Paws to Read in Lakewood

June 9, July 14, and August 11: Practice reading aloud by sharing a book with a certified therapy dog from B.A.R.K.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

B.A.R.K. in Long Beach

Second Saturdays: Cuddle up and read to friendly certified therapy dogs.

13th Annual Butterfly Count in Long Beach

July 14: Help gather important data about which species are calling the Nature Center home. Beginners welcome. Bring water, sun protection and a sack lunch.

Mary Poppins at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

June 30 – August 4: Go back in time to 1910 and watch the troubled Banks family as they take on yet another nanny.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Design Your Own Saturday at Silverado Library

Saturdays: Join the Silverado Library on Saturdays this month for drop in crafts! Parent supervision is recommended.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

LegoMANIA at the Mary Wilson Library

Saturdays, June 23 – July 28: Visit the library to play and build with their massive Lego and Duplo collections.

Summer Masquerade at Riley’s Farm

July 7, 14 and 28: Arrive and immediately change into 18th century attire and be transformed to another time!

Young Eagles Kids Fly Free in Big Bear

May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11 and September 8: Kids (8-17) can fly around Big Bear for absolutely free and take in the beautiful sights around them while gaining the comfort of being in the air.

Summer Music Series in Torrance

June 8, July 14, August 11 and September 8: Turn a regular day at the mall into so much more!

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Pop-Up Program: Kidspace Book Club in Pasadena

June 9 – August 5: Join Kidspace for the annual Book Club! Each week, explore a different topic together by reading a book then pick a fun way to share what you learned.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

Saturdays: Kids (3+) make fun seasonal crafts.

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.

Orange County Fair 2018

July 13 – August 12: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Select Saturday and Sundays: Enjoy a beautiful family friendly 3 or 4 hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays and Sundays during the year.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

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.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

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.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft 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.

Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball

Weekends, July 7 – August 26: Come sing and dance with family-friendly bands that span a variety of American music styles, from blues and jazz to folk and pop rock, in the Skirballs beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

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!

Summer Family Art Workshop in Long Beach

JuJune 10 – August 26: Every Sunday the Long Beach Museum of Art invites you and your family to free artmaking workshops, with projects inspired by work on display in the museum.

Concerts in the Park in Huntington Beach

June 24 – September 2: A Huntington Beach tradition for 45 years! Bring family, friends and a picnic dinner for free musical entertainment at the Central Park Bandshell.

Shakespeare in the Park in Rossmoor

July 14-15: Gather the family, a blanket, some chairs and a picnic dinner, then settle in for Shakespeare in the Park, presented by Shakespeare by the Sea.

SummerFist 11 at the OC Fair

July 15: The OC Fair’s octagon will welcome the return of mixed martial arts action for a night of skill, finesse and power.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Kidical Mass Bike Ride in Long Beach

June 17, July 15 and August 19: Hop on your bikes for this monthly all-ages, three-mile neighborhood ride through Bixby Knolls.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

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!

Western Music Showcase at the Autry

June 17, July 15 and August 19: Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy.

Tom’s Farms

Saturdays and Sundays: Familes stroll the craft fair, take in a train or carousel ride, try out the kid-sized tractor, operate a construction scoop, pan for gold, ride a pony, visit the petting zoo and see a magic show.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

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

Yankee Doodle Dandy in Long Beach

July 6-22: The story of the original Yankee Doodle Boy and Broadway founding father, George M. Cohan comes to life with 22 production numbers including classics like, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

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.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Pretend City

July 15: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream today at Pretend City! This yummy treat is the first thing that comes to mind on a hot summer day.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Family Campout at Lake Forest Sports Park

July 14-15: Pack up your family and your tent and camp out in the Sports Park! The evening will be filled with a hearty dinner, as well as a delicious dessert.

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

Sundays, July 15 – August 12: Two bands an event with food available for purchase. Bring a blanket, or low back lawn chair, and get your groove on!

Surf Rodeo at Pierpont Beach in Ventura

July 14-15: The 11th annual Surf Rodeo competition includes surf contests, street fair with more than 70 food and craft booths, beach bucking bull rides, a kids’ corral and two music stages.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

South Bay Greek Festival in Redondo Beach

July 13-15: Celebrate Greek culture with live music, games, dancing, food and pastries!

Free Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tours

Third Sundays: Guides will point out the common plants, animals and birds and discuss history, endangered species, ecology and restoration.

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.

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.

Kids’ Art Studio in Laguna Beach

Third Sundays: Hands-on art-making program offered by Laguna Art Museum on a drop-in basis on the third Sunday of every month. Kids and their families create a piece of art, inspired by one of the current exhibits.

Seussical the Musical at Lewis Family Playhouse

July 14-15 and 21-22: Come see your favorite Dr. Seuss characters and take a journey of imagination with Horton the elephant must protect an abandoned egg and aid the citizens of Whoville.

Treasure Island in Long Beach

July 13-21: Books on Stage dramatic reading series continues! This year Orson Welles’ Treasure Island is featured as it is performed and webcast live with sound effects by the cast.

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.

Walt Disney’s Barn Public Days in Los Angeles

Third Sundays: Walt’s Barn is a living showcase of Walt’s passion for railroading. Operated by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, Walt’s Barn is filled with trains of all scales, many of which were donated to the Foundation by his animators and friends that shared his hobby.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Moana at Casa Romantica

July 15: Bring your family for a movie underneath the stars in Casa Romantica’s courtyard.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Mary Poppins at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

June 30 – August 4: Go back in time to 1910 and watch the troubled Banks family as they take on yet another nanny.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Pop-Up Program: Kidspace Book Club in Pasadena

June 9 – August 5: Join Kidspace for the annual Book Club! Each week, explore a different topic together by reading a book then pick a fun way to share what you learned.

Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts in Irvine

July 8, 15, 22 and August 5 and 12: Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for an evening of dancing in the park! Gourmet food trucks will be onsite.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Duplo Family Play Day in Costa Mesa

Mondays: Children and their families are welcome to visit one of the Duplo tables in the library’s lobby.

Movie Mondays at Segerstrom

Mondays, July 9 – August 6: Movie-goers can look forward to casual evenings full of fun-filled activities, picnic dinners or specialties from popular food trucks while watching five fan-favorite films.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

Create and Compete Mondays In Orange

June 25 – July 23: Teen volunteers present craft and game programs kids (grades 1-6). Kids may win prizes such as toys, posters, or t-shirts!

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

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.

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.

Art and Story Time at Laguna Festival of Arts

July 9 – August 27: Art and Story Time is a weekly series for kids 5 and under, featuring a different book read aloud and a hands-on art project.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Mondays: Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Tabletop Games Day at Cypress Library

July 8 and 16: Join the library for a board game extravaganza! A wide variety of board games are supplied for a wide variety of interests and age levels, you provide enthusiasm and excitement!

Build It Competitive Robotics Camp in Los Alamitos

July 16-20: Put your robotics knowledge to the test and learn to compete with others that have had first-hand experience with competitive robot building and programming.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Reading Takes You Everywhere Summer Movie Series at the Mary Wilson Library

June 25, July 16 and July 23: Visit the Mary Wilson Library Lawn to enjoy films related to the summer library theme!

Digital Storytime at the Huntington Beach Library

Mondays, July 2-30: Visit the Huntington Beach Library for an Around the World Digital Storytime.

Let’s Go to Africa Crafts in Newport Beach

July 16: Explore various regions and tribes of the continent of Africa through a variety of crafts.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dream it Mondays at Pretend City

Mondays: Learn about different dream jobs in the community through story time, community partner visits, dramatic play experiences, puppet shows, and art activities.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

STEAM Mondays in La Habra

June 18 – July 23: Kids (9-15) can join the La Habra library every week of Summer Reading for STEAM Mondays.

Kids Crafts at the La Palma Library

June 11 – July 30: Enjoy a fun seasonal craft to get your creativity going.

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

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.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

Regal’s Summer Movie Express

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.

Pottery Barn Book Club

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Concerts in the Park in Costa Mesa

Tuesdays, July 10-31: Bring blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy some of the area’s best live bands.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Costa Mesa

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.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Kaleido-Kids 2018 in Mission Viejo

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.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Moonlight Movies in Long Beach

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.

Afternoon Live in Fullerton

June 6 – July 25: A fun-filled afternoon of stories, crafts and activities for children entering first grade and up.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

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.

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.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

Tuesdays: Skate and groove to music hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome!

Kids to Kids in Yorba Linda

Tuesdays, June 19 – August 14: Join teen volunteers as they share stories, songs, puppets, and more with children of all ages.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

World Rhythms at Descanso Gardens

Tuesdays, June 19 – July 24: This six-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Family Storytime in Lakewood

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.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Build It Competitive Robotics Camp in Los Alamitos

July 16-20: Put your robotics knowledge to the test and learn to compete with others that have had first-hand experience with competitive robot building and programming.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Super Tuesdays at the Fullerton Museum Center

June 12 – July 24: Kids (grades 1-4) drop in for art activities.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

El Dorado Race Series in Long Beach

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.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Tuesday Travels at the Huntington Beach Library

Tuesdays, July 3-24: Follow the summer reading program’s theme of Reading Takes You Everywhere and travel without leaving the Talbert Room!

Let’s Go to Africa Crafts in Newport Beach

July 17: Explore various regions and tribes of the continent of Africa through a variety of crafts.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Draw it Tuesdays at Pretend City

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.

Michael Rayner’s Found Object Juggling Show in Orange

July 17: Try to juggle the fun at this show, with uproarious stand up and hilarious tricks from Michael Rayner like balancing a wheelbarrow on his own chin and spinning a cheeseburger on a parasol!

Young Inventors Workshop

July 17: Kids (11-19) will engage in a hands-on workshop with Susan Casey as they see videos of young inventors, take part in invention activities and spark their imaginations.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Second Saturdays and Wednesdays: Pumping demonstrations, antique displays and tours of old Fire Station No. 10.

Orange County Fair 2018

July 13 – August 12: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

We Care Wednesday for Free OC Fair Admission

July 18 and 25, August 1 and 8: Donate to the chosen chairty and receive FREE admission to the OC Fair.

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Concerts at Boisseranc Park

June 6 – July 18: Watch a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

Regal’s Summer Movie Express

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

What’s for Lunch? at the OC Zoo

July 18 and August 10: Kids (3-4) can come find out what the zoo animals eat for lunch and dinner. Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts and meeting zoo animals up close.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

Twilight Summer Concerts in Downey

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.

Read with the Dogs in Fullerton

Wednesdays: Drop by the children’s library and read to therapy dogs. The library will have plenty of books available

Concert in the Park in Tustin

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.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Nature Nights in Anaheim

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.

Kids Happy Hour at Dream Come True Party Room

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.

Weekly Tea Time at Dream Come True Party Room

Wednesdays: Tea time includes dress-up play from the castle wardrobe, pastries, tea or juice in fancy teacuops, plus etiquette and storytelling

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Parent and Me Time at the Shipley Nature Center

Wednesdays: Kids and thier parents enjoy nature, story time and crafts at the nature center.

Concert in the Park in Signal Hill

July 11 – August 15: Bring your picnic baskets, food, lawns chairs and blankets and get ready to rock.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Little Picassos in La Habra

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!

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.

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.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Fashionable Fundays at Fashion Camp

Wednesday and Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

City of Norwalk’s Summer Concert Series

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.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Open Studio Maker Session in Santa Ana

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.

Summer Stroll and Savor in Belmont Shore

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.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

STEAM Day at the Automobile Driving Museum

June 27, July 5, 11, 18, 25, August 1 and 9: The Automobile Driving Museum is happy to announce their new STEAM educational programs for all ages.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Build It Competitive Robotics Camp in Los Alamitos

July 16-20: Put your robotics knowledge to the test and learn to compete with others that have had first-hand experience with competitive robot building and programming.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations at Rancho Los Alamitos

Wednesdays: Meet the Rancho’s Blacksmith who will demonstrate and talk about the fine art of the smithy in the historic blacksmith shop.

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.

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.

Concerts in the Park in Orange

Wednesdays, June 20 – August 15: Pack your picnic baskets, relax, and enjoy free entertainment for all ages under the summer starry sky.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Build it Wednesdays at Pretend City

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.

Ruff Readers in Orange

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.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Free Summer Concert Series in Garden Grove

Thursdays, July 6 – August 10: Gather the family and enjoy live music and fun in the park.

Orange County Fair 2018

July 13 – August 12: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Kids Get In Free at the OC Fair

July 19 and 26, August 2 and 9: For Kids Day at the OC Fair, kids ages 12 and under are admitted free!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Family Movie Night in Fullerton

June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20: Bring your family for a fun-filled evening at the library, featuring age-appropriate movies for you to enjoy.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Movies in the Park in Tustin

July 12 – August 9: Bring the family, blankets and chairs, and your favorite movie snacks for a free family movie!

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.

Cool Summer Nights at Shipley Nature Center

Thursdays, July 19 – August 9: Shipley Nature Center stays open late, with a line-up of fun evening presentations for the whole family.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Concert in the Park in Lakewood

Thursdays, June 21- August 9: Bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of summer. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, so bring your picnic blanket and have dinner while listening to fantastic live entertainment.

Stuffed Animal Vet Clinic at OC Zoo

July 19: Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the zoo and have it checked out by zoo veterinary staff!

Family Film Festival in Orange

Thursdays, June 21, 28 and July 12, 19 and 26: Bring a blanket and enjoy popular children’s films in an air-conditioned community room.

Concert in the Park in Placentia

Thursdays, July 19 – August 16: Settle in for an evening outdoors with great live music! Food will be available for purchase.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 21 – August 23: Families and friends enjoy great local live music, food trucks and good times.

Yankee Doodle Dandy in Long Beach

July 6-22: The story of the original Yankee Doodle Boy and Broadway founding father, George M. Cohan comes to life with 22 production numbers including classics like, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Moonlight Movies in Long Beach

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.

Thursday Summer Fun at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

June 14- July 19: Join the Norton Simon for its most popular summer program for families with children ages 4-10.

Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry

Thursdays, July 5 – August 16: This all-ages outdoor dance party features the best salsa bands in Los Angeles, plus dance lessons that are sure to get some feet moving!

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Anaheim’s Farmers Market

Thurdays: The Farmers Market features local California certified farmers, gourmet foods, craft fair and the homegrown music series.

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.

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.

Kidzapalooza Concert in Yorba Linda

July 19: See the award-winning music phenomenon Twinkle as they present Twinkle Time, a high energy kids concert!

Concerts in the Park in La Habra

July 12 – August 2: Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free concert with friends and family. There is a Kids’ Zone at each concert with arts and crafts, run buy the city’s aquatics staff.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Music on the Main at Descanso Gardens

Thursdays, June 7 – July 26: Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland, including both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Summer Stroll and Savor in Belmont Shore

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.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Summer Discovery Program in Lakewood

June 18 – August 25: Sign up for our Summer Discovery Program. Read books and complete activities throughout the summer to earn prizes.

Lego Club in Long Beach

Thursdays: Build something spectacular based on this week’s challenge. Legos provided, you bring your imagination.

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Build It Competitive Robotics Camp in Los Alamitos

July 16-20: Put your robotics knowledge to the test and learn to compete with others that have had first-hand experience with competitive robot building and programming.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park

Tuesdays through Thursdays: Grand Park brings back its wildly popular lunch extravaganza with its Food Trucks lunch tradition.

Let’s Go to Africa Crafts in Newport Beach

July 19: Explore various regions and tribes of the continent of Africa through a variety of crafts.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

Orange County Fair 2018

July 13 – August 12: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

Summer Crafts for Kids at Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 25 – August 17: Kids (6-12) can drop in weekdays for a variety of crafts.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Concerts and Movies in the Park in Rossmoor

Fridays, June 15, July 20 and August 3: Gather the family, a blanket, some chairs and a picnic dinner for a rousing concert followed by a family movie.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

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.

Music, Dance and Magic in Anaheim

Fridays, June 15 – August 3: Settle in under the stars for a line-up of performances by some of the area’s best family entertainers.

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

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.

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

Kids Night Out at Los Alamitos Youth Center

Third Fridays: Kids (5-11 and 12-14) enjoy a scavenger hunt, karaoke, dance, arts and crafts, games, sports, contests and more.

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.

Free Movie in the Park in Placentia

Fridays, July 20 – August 24: Bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfy after-dusk viewing of favorite family films.

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes

June 1 – September 29: Spread out your blanket or set up your beach chairs for a free family movie in the sand.

The Pageant Of the Masters in Laguna Beach

July 7 – September 1: Where art comes to life, the pageant features 90 minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people.

15th Anniversary Shakespeare Festival at Griffith Park

June 30 – September 2: Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. “Dream” runs June 30 – July 22 and “Titus” runs July 28 – September 2.

Kids Night Out In Cypress

Third Fridays: Kids (5-12), get ready for a fun night out with friends. This program will have you busy throughout the night with games, crafts, a movie, dinner and dessert!

Tour Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Ongoing: Join the Halos for a behind-the-scenes tour of baseball’s fourth-oldest stadium, including areas normally restricted to the public.

Yankee Doodle Dandy in Long Beach

July 6-22: The story of the original Yankee Doodle Boy and Broadway founding father, George M. Cohan comes to life with 22 production numbers including classics like, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Friday: LACMA staff reads folk tales and age-appropriate books on art and culture.

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.

Bowlmor Season Passes

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.

Summer Concerts at Farmers Market LA

April 6 – September 28: Enjoy free evening concert tribute performances spanning all musical genres, including rock, ethnic, pop and more!

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13-18).

Movies in the Park in Lake Forest

Fridays: Bring your friends, family and a blanket for free movie fun under the stars! Snacks are available for nominal fee.

Movie Night Under the Stars in Lakewood

Fridays, June 22, July 20 and August 3: Bring your picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy kids’ movies under the stars, with activities and contests before the show.

Tours at Dominguez Rancho

June 18: Head to the rancho each month for guided tours and gain new knowledge about California’s history.

Home School Days at Pretend City

Third Fridays: Pretend City offers home school students a special day on the third Friday of every month.A field trip to Pretend City offers students a learning experience through hands-on educational play.

Family Films in Brea

Fridays, June 22 – July 29: Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun, with an outdoor movie on a gigantic screen.

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.

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.

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Wildlife Explorers at the OC Zoo

June 22, 29, July 20 and August 17: Kids (5-10) can connect with nature by exploring Irvine Park with one of the zookeepers.

Parents Night Out at BounceU Orange

Every other Friday: Parents’ drop off the kids (4+) for a night of activities, games, pizza, snacks, drinks, a movie and whole lot of bouncing fun.

626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park

June 29 – July 1, July 20-22, August 10-12 and August 31 – September 2: 626 Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions

Treasure Island in Long Beach

July 13-21: Books on Stage dramatic reading series continues! This year Orson Welles’ Treasure Island is featured as it is performed and webcast live with sound effects by the cast.

Fun Fridays with La Habra Swim Program

Fridays: Aquatics staff will host an hour of “Fun Friday” interactive games and activities for participants, and hot dogs will be added to the snack bar.

Summer Concerts in Long Beach

June 26 – August 3: Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

Fashionable Fundays at Fashion Camp

Wednesday and Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Youth Art Workshops at Laguna Festival of Arts

Weekdays, July 5 – August 17: Bring out that creative spark at the Festival of Arts. Kids (5-12) can enjoy art classes taught by professional festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more.

July Friday Films at Huntington Beach Central Library

July 6, 13, 20 and 27: Join July Friday Films for family-friendly movies. Popcorn and water will be available for purchase at the movie.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

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.

$5 Summer Movies at Harkins Theatres

June 12 – August 18: Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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.

Tarzan in Placentia

July 20-22 and 27-29: Believe in the wonder of live theatre again with performances of “Tarzan”by Musical Theatre Orange County.

Summer Games at Cerritos Lanes

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.

Music Festival & Academy at Casa Romantica

July 8-20: Casa Romantica’s third annual Music Festival and Academy is a two-week intensive music academy for children ages 8-13 of all skill levels.

Sunset Cinema at OC Parks

June 16 – September 14: The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the summer movie series for 2018!

Think Tank Thursdays at Pretend City

Thursdays: STEMgineer will facilitate an educational experience for guests where children will explore science, engineering, technology, and math skills while learning about oceans, the water cycle, the 3 r’s, sea life, water pollution, waves, water current, and much more!

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.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Cultural Center

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.

Build It Competitive Robotics Camp in Los Alamitos

July 16-20: Put your robotics knowledge to the test and learn to compete with others that have had first-hand experience with competitive robot building and programming.

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Through September 2: Celebrate art with 125 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, one of California’s summer art destinations.

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.

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.

Friday Wild Tales at Upper Newport Bay

Fridays: Join in the story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks.

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.

Celebrating the Tet Festival in Santa Ana

May 26 – August 19: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival showcases traditions, customs, and values exemplified by the annual celebration of Tet.

Fullerton Libraries Summer Reading Program

June 4 – August 19: Readers (through 8th grade) keep track of their time spent reading and earn prizes.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Make Your Own Embroidered Pouch at Piecemakers

July 20: Learn a few basic ribbon embroidery stitches with bead embellishments to construct a felt pouch of your very own!

Flex Fridays with Makersville

Fridays: Inventing, robotics, game making, video making, learn graphics, strategy games, play with bricks, and work on a Rube Goldberg Contraption.

Dream it, Draw it, Build It Summer Exhibit at Pretend City

June – August: Dream Big! Every iconic structure around the world started with a dream.

Dino Summer at the Cube

May 26 – September 3: This summer enter a lost world of prehistoric creatures from land and sea.

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

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

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.

Orange County Fair 2018

July 13 – August 12: The OC Fair is offers 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports, concerts and fun!

Sigler Park Splash Pad

Weekends, May 26 – June 17 and daily, June 23 – September 3: Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

June 23 – August 12: Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

June 29 – September 2: Kids can take a spin at the potter’s wheel, see a glass-blowing demonstration, or take a seat in the Children’s Art Spot (4+) or Studio One (7+) to try painting, printmaking, collages and other types of art.

Free Train Rides at Fairview Park

Third weekends: Free model train rides are offered by Orange County Model Engineers.

Summer Reading Programs

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.

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.

Shakespeare by the Sea Performances

June 14 – August 18: Bring picnics, blankets, chairs and warm clothes to these family friendly performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “MacBeth.”

Annual Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

July 5 – September 1: For over 80 years, this famous festival has featured multimedia art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, art tours, live music and food for sale.

Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals 2018

July 21: During this 23rd annual event, dachshunds will dash 50 yards to qualify to compete for the title of Fastest Wiener Dog in the nation.

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.

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

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.