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Events on March 31st, 2019

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Bubblefest XXII at Discovery Cube Orange County

March 30 – April 21: Pop into Spring Break with this bubble spectacular, featuring hands-on family fun, the return of Deni Yang and the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show. Bubblefest provides learners of all ages the opportunity to interact with bubble activities and learn more about the science behind the soapy fun.

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza with Irvine Regional Railroad

March 10-31: Hop on over with family and friends to enjoy this fun and exciting Spring time event. Children can meet and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny as well as participate in several activities that are located throughout the area.

Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

March 1 – May 12: The nearly 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in bloom for just six to eight weeks each year, bringing the famous fields back to life.

Caterpillar Adoption Days at Kidspace

March 16 – April 30: Adopt a caterpillar in the Busy Bee Learning Store to experience the magic of metamorphosis.

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.

Easter Springtime Festival at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark

March 30 – April 22: Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms, with Easter Bunny photo opps, games, a kids’ corral, bee barn, hay pyramid, combine slide, tractor-drawn wagon ride, shows and antique tractor and machinery displays.

American Girl Bunny Brunch in LA

March 31: Girls (3+) hop in and celebrate spring’s arrival by sharing a sunny brunch and meeting the Easter Bunny!

Urban Ocean Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific

March 30-31: Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s annual Urban Ocean Festival.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

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

Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

March 29 – April 28: Knott’s Berry Farm is the birthplace of THE Boysenberry and each spring, Knott’s celebrates the flavorful berry and its historic roots during the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival with unique food and live entertainment.

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!

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.

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.

WonderCon 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center

March 29-31: WonderCon is literally the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that show, including comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquerade, and more.

Hot Wheels: Race to Win Exhibit at Discovery Cube LA

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.

Reading in the Redwoods at Environmental Nature Center

Monthly: Hike out to the Redwoods to enjoy a classic nature themed book under the canopy of our tallest trees while your family relaxes together on a blanket or towel.

Photos with the Easter Bunny at Fashion Island

March 29 – April 20: The season’s favorite bunny will be available for photos in his spring garden.

13th Annual Creative Visions Exhibition

March 29 – April 9: The annual exhibition of student art presents works created by students from grades K-12 representing the Huntington Beach City School District, the Huntington Beach Union High School District, and the Ocean View School District.

Hammer Museum Kids Art Without Walls Togetherness Cafe

March 30-31: Art can transcend barriers of all kinds. Families create art inspired by social justice issues, children’s literature, and Hammer exhibitions.

Easter Bunny Photo Time at Brea Mall

March 15 – April 20: Hop on over to Brea Mall to meet the Easter Bunny! Check website for hours.

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.

James and the Giant Peach in Hollywood

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.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

March 27 – April 14: Step inside a world of pure imagination as the Pantages Theatre unveils Roald Dahl’s classic tale.

James and the Giant Peach in Los Angeles

March 2, 9-10, 23, and 30- 31: Come join Mrs. Glow Worm, Ms. Spider, Ladybug, Grasshopper, Earthworm and a boy named James as they face down dangers and celebrate friendship with a combination of live actors, film projection and sound effects.

Thumbelina in Los Angeles

March 2, 9-10, 23, and 30-31: A mini musical for the entire family. Join Thumbelina on an adventure through an oversized world meeting all kinds of fantastical creatures filled with pop songs that kids are bound to love.

Acura Grand Prix Run the Course in Long Beach

March 31: “Run the Course” at the 2nd Annual Grand Prix 5K Run!

Emily Brown and The Thing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

March 30-31: One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window.

Matilda The Musical in Thousand Oaks

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.

Pompeii: The Exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

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.

Junior, Teen and Summer Players Productions

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.

Journey to Oz at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

March 31: This clever and new adaptation puts the audience front and center by allowing children in the audience to take on key roles, including Munchkins, Winkies, and even Dorothy. If you are in the room, you are in the show!

Harriet the Spy at South Coast Rep

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.

Circus Vargas Comes to Promenade Temecula

March 21 – April 1: A magnificent, mega-hit circus production guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages for two unforgettable hours.

James and the Giant Peach at The Morgan Wixson Theatre

March 30 – April 14: Morgan Wixson theatre presents James and the Giant Peach as a fun, tuneful musical for the whole family to enjoy!