March 23 – May 12: Our Hidden Jungle will be filled with thousands of colorful butterflies. Inside this rain forest greenhouse, you’ll see many varieties of butterflies above and around you.
March 17 – September 2: Get up close to beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Pavilion. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) features more flight space, more resting spots, and more natural light. There will be hundreds of free-flying butterflies inside and Gallery Interpreters who can explain why they are so special.
March 16 – April 30: Adopt a caterpillar in the Busy Bee Learning Store to experience the magic of metamorphosis.
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.
Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!
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!
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.
March 2, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24: Join Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in celebrating their 90th anniversary with family-based scavenger hunts, stories, crafts, bird observations, and hikes.
Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.
Select dates, January 19 – March 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a delightfully romantic original twist on the classic story, has all the makings of a perfect fairytale for today’s generation.
March 24: Come climb aboard and explore. Some of last year’s vehicles included a street sweeper, garbage truck, cement mixers, a John Deere tractor, firetrucks, 18-wheelers, police cars, motorcycles, a city bus, a hearse, and more.
March 24: Join the aquarium for an exclusive evening for people with disabilities. This will be a tranquil evening where guests can explore the exhibits and enjoy the nighttime lighting of the aquarium.
March 16-17 and 23-24: Swing, slither or soar over to the zoo’s family fun event of the year! Experience America’s Teaching Zoo like no other time of the year during the Spring Spectacular.
January 26 – April 28: This new family exhibit will get you revved up with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels fans. There’s something for mom, dad, grandparents and of course today’s youngest Hot Wheels fans as visitors learn about the science, technology, engineering, and math that goes into making cars go faster.
March 15 – April 20: Hop on over to Brea Mall to meet the Easter Bunny! Check website for hours.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
March 23-24: Celebrate spring with a full-length production of the beloved classical ballet, The Sleeping Beauty.
March 22-24: Enjoy the creative, steampunk vision for The Arts & Learning Conservatory’s latest production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
March 3 – April 7: When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches a journey of enormous proportions.
March 24: Everyone in the audience becomes the main character in Page Turner Adventures, interacting directly with the actors on stage.
March 22-31: Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical will dazzle audiences of all ages at the Civic Arts Plaza this spring.
Through April 21: Pompeii: Over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash after the catastrophic eruption.
March 23-24 and 30-31: SCR’s Theatre Conservatory presents a funny, heartfelt story about growing up, compassion and the importance of looking beyond the surface.
March 23 & 24: Celebrate spring with a full-length production of the beloved classical ballet, The Sleeping Beauty.
March 23-31: Presented by the Junior Players, advanced students (grades 5-8) in SCR’s Theatre Conservatory, Harriet the Spy is a funny, heartfelt story about growing up, compassion and the importance of looking beyond the surface.
March 21 – April 1: A magnificent, mega-hit circus production guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages for two unforgettable hours.
February 28 – March 25: The American Crown Circus 2019 Tour offers the most extraordinary talent from countries throughout the world. Featuring acrobats, magicians, jugglers, clowns and other exciting entertainers, it’s fun for the whole family!
March 24: Build and launch rockets. Just a small donation supporting science education for kids gets you in.
March 24: Design your own paper patchwork art on your own or as a family with CAAM.
March 24: Bark of Love presents its 3rd annual Bark Bash filled with music, food, vendors, and a kid’s activity area. Admission also includes access to the Kellogg House and a guided nature walk through Gospel Swamp. Canine companions are welcome!
March 23-24: The public will have a unique oppurtunity to visit a U.S. Navy warship and meet her crew to celebrate 75 years of support to the fleet.