Select dates, November 3-24: Visitors can enjoy a variety of fun events this month at the Children’s Museum at La Habra. Activities include Sensory Sensitive Sunday for families with children on the Autism Spectrum, Science Meets Art Saturdays, Fall and Native American crafts.
November 3: Join Discovery Cube and Cal State Fullerton at their athletic field for a day of flight, engineering, and pumpkin-smashing hijinks.
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.
Saturdays: Join the Zoo for a wild night out with Dr. Zoolittle and animal friends. Hang for a few hours, and meet some amazing animals, create cool Zoo crafts, play games, enjoy a snack, and much more.
November 3, 10 and 17: Enjoy a beautiful family friendly 3 or 4 hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays and Sundays during the year.
November 3 – December 29: Visit The Old Globe for Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas! A wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.
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.
November 1 – January 15: Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community with ICE.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
Select Saturdays: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.
November 3: Bring your extra Halloween candy to Dr. Stella’s FUNtastic Dental and earn $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds)!
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.
November 3 and 20: Kids (3-8) can join in an afternoon of Thanksgiving crafting fun.
November 2 – January 6: Skate under the stars at the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink in the Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Center.
November 3: During this annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, community members construct dozens of beautiful altars for display. The family festival also includes cultural performances, live music, face painting, crafts, food booths, and free art workshops.
Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!
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?
November 3-4: 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.
First Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Noon. Free. Artesia Library.
First Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free. Rossmoor Library.
First Saturdays: Volunteers are welcome to help in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, pulling weeds or painting benches.
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.
November 3: Get creative with history! Using a wide variety of colorful materials, children can experiment with old-fashioned arts and crafts.
Select dates, November 2-December 23: Ride to the top of Sugarpine Chair Lift #1 for a zip downhill at the Mt. Baldy Tubing Park.
November 3: Enjoy some hands-on family crafting! Grownups and kids will work together to design and create little christmas trees with pipe cleaners and beads.
November 2 – December 29: Celebrate the weekend at Irvine Spectrum Center with live holiday entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the season.
November 3: Join Discovery Cube and Cal State University, Fullerton at Cal State Fullerton’s athletic field for a day of flight, engineering, and pumpkin-smashing hijinks!
Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations
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.
November 1-12: Join Circus Vargas for a swashbuckling circus spectacular, “Dreaming of Pirates.” Flying trapeze artists, clowns, daredevils, death-defying acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, comedians, motorcycles and more. Plus, interactive preshow for the kids!
November 3: The City of Santa Monica presents the 7th Annual Da de los Muertos celebration.
November 3: Hot Wheels Garage features displays of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels tracks and cars to race with. Plus, face painting and balloon art and $2 sundaes
November 3, 4, 10, 11, and 21: A month filled with fun activities at the Autry museum, including a Native arts fair, free Bank of America cardholders weekend, and a Way Back Wednesday 80s themed event.
November 3-16: Join ESMoA for a variety of fun art activities this month. Play, tinker, build, rebuild, engineer and tune-up inventions using recycled tinkering materials provided by ESMoA.
Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.
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.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
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.
September 1 – March 2: Explore Descanso Gardens from the ground up with your children (2-5). Little Explorers will encourage kids to use their senses to discover the natural world through hands-on activities.
November 4-5, 10-12: Thomas, Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends!
November 2-18: All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother.
November 3: The theme this year is “Harry Potter.” Can you hit the Golden Snitch? Shoot zombies, giant spiders, werewolves, pumpkins, and flying dementors.
Select days, November – January: Joy is in Season at the Knott’s Merry Farm Holiday Festival. Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol.
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.
Saturdays: Kids (3+) make fun seasonal crafts.
Saturdays: 100% interactive music time! Children learn rhymes of all kinds, sing silly songs, and are encouraged to wiggle and move.
November 3-4: Follow the playful adventures of Flash and his exciting quest to reunite with his shadow in this multimedia performance.
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.
Saturdays: Families can enjoy this free activities program, PlayClub! Each PlayClub event will be a different fun activity that families can enjoy with their kids!
November 3: Celebrate a night in Paris at the Nowalk Arts & Sports Complex. Dads and daughters (3-12) will enjoy a magical evening of memories.
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.
November 1-30: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. Activities this month focus on gratitude, family and the importance of being thankful for the many blessings in our lives.
Select dates, October 5 – November 4: Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents a delightful, family-friendly, hour-long musical set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes.
November 3: Spend a day exploring the arts in Downtown LA for free! Check out open rehearsals, architecture tours, museum exhibitions, performances, food and drink and kids’ film screenings.
November 3 and 10: Stretch and strengthen in the private garden at Rancho Los Cerritos in this class led by a certified yoga instructor. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome.
October 12 – November 4: Nightly entertainment with fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Little pumpkinheads can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, go on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, watch Coco and more.
November 3: Join the Compound Production House for a Day of the Dead event, including speciality drinks, live music and entertainment, art commemorative alters, vendors, treats, and a children’s area.
October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!
November 3: Come visit Health in the Park – a community wellness symposium and resource fair. There will be free health screenings, chats with on-site doctors, kids entertainment and actvities, prizes, give aways, and more!
November 3: Come hear some of the best and brightest music students from all over Southern California at a special public performance in Orange County.
November 3, 11, and 18: Kidspace is making November First Responders Appreciation Month with discounts, activities and special guests!
November 2-4: Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic dinosaur event with more than 80 dinosaurs to see and hear. Dinosaurs roar and move, some even walk around! Don’t forget to snap a pic with interactive baby dinos.