September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.
Fridays, September 7 – December 28: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators during free Shark Lagoon Nights.
Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!
September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?
September 8-November 3: Celebrating 48 years of family fun, this annual weekend festival features authentic German entertainment, contests and children’s activities, including interactive performances, game booths, bounce house and face painting.
October 28 – November 4: Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Da de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday.
October 25 – November 2: Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment.
Every other Friday: They turn off the lights, crank up the music with special-effects lighting, so families can have their disco bouncing fun.
September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.
November 2-4: Head to Old Pasadena for its Day of the Dead Fiesta, including self-guided tours of altars hosted by participating businesses, free calavera face painting, and fun.
September 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.
October 26 – November 4: Join 50,000+ families for unlimited carnival rides including a brand new bobsled roller coaster, games, live music (on weekends), arts and crafts, an international food court, and more.
November 2-3: More than 100 talented Southern California artists showcase unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing and more.
March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.
November 2-18: Come along as Nate the Great searches for clues and gathers the facts in this clever, new musical that teaches us to see the world in new ways. Plus, kids can meet the actors after every show.
Fridays: Kids (2+) make edible art using fruits and other foods donated by Trader Joe’s. Create a tasty masterpiece that looks and tastes good.
November 2: Enjoy a special first time ever “Day of the Dead” cinematic event with a free screening of Coco!
November 2: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with food, crafts, vendors and a live mariachi band. Bring your own chair or blanket.
Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.
September 22 – November 4: A delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Simply spooktacular! Costumes are encouraged.