What’s Open for Kids & Families in Southern California?

Here’s the latest reopening updates from some of your favorite kid-friendly places in SoCal. Be sure to read and follow all safety guidelines.

Note: Info is believed to be accurate as of 3/11/21, but details are subject to change without notice. Please confirm details with the business/organizer by visiting their website, social media, or calling. We’ll continue to update this page as we receive information.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach)

NOW OPEN – OUTDOOR EXHIBITS ONLY

  • Timed ticket / advance reservation required
  • Outdoor exhibits open only
    (including sharks, penguins, seals and sea lions, lorikeets, and the ray, moon jelly, sharks, and horseshoe touch areas)
  • Maximum party size is 6
  • Admission: $19 for adult, child, and seniors
  • Aquarium Safety Protocols

 

Battleship USS Iowa (San Pedro)

NOW OPEN – OUTDOOR TOURS ONLY

  • Self-Guided Outdoor Experience: $19.95/adult, $11.95/youth (ages 3-11), $16.95/seniors, military, veterans, free for children under 3
  • Private Guided Deck Tour: $150/group (up to 6 people)
  • Safety Protocols

 

Birch Aquarium (La Jolla)

NOW OPEN – OUTDOORS ONLY

  • Advanced reserveration required
  • Tickets: $16.50/adult, $12/child, age 2 and under free

 

Boomers (Irvine)

NOW OPEN

  • Outdoor attractions available
    (Mini-Golf, Thunder Road Go-karts, Rookie Go-karts, Batting Cages, and Outdoor Dining)
  • Passes: $34.99-45.99
  • Safety Guidelines

 

Disneyland California Adventure (Anaheim)

A TOUCH OF DISNEY STARTS MARCH 18 – APRIL 5

  • Enjoy special foods, shopping, photo ops, and character sightings
  • Tickets: $75 per person (includes parking, $25 dining card, photo downloads)
  • More Details

 

Golf N’ Stuff (Norwalk)

NOW OPEN

  • Capacity of 4 players per hole on one 18-hole course. They have four 18-hole courses.
  • Visit website for specific hours for golf & go-karts
  • Reopening Guidelines

 

Knott’s Berry Farm (Buena Park)

THEME PARK CLOSED
“TASTE OF BOYSENBERRY FESTIVAL” STARTS FRIDAY, MARCH 5

  • Festival takes place on select dates from March 5 – May 2
  • Tasting cards required for event entry
  • Price: $45/regular, $20/junior (ages 3-11)
  • Festival Safety Guidelines

 

LEGOLAND (Carlsbad)

BUILD ‘N PLAY DAYS START MARCH 12

  • Select dates, March 12 – May 2
  • Enjoy their outdoor playgrounds and building activities
  • Price: $19-99-49.99 for guests and Play Passes

 

Los Angeles Zoo

NOW OPEN

  • Reservations available starting Saturday, 2/13
  • Last reservation time available each day is 3pm
  • Admission: $22/adults, $17/child (ages 2-12), $19/senior
  • Reopening Guidelines

 

Mission San Juan Capistrano

NOW OPEN

  • Purchase tickets online
  • Admission: $14/adult, $12/senior, $9/youth
  • Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm
  • Visiting Guidelines

 

Natural History Museum (Los Angeles)

BUTTERFLY PAVILION & GARDENS NOW OPEN

  • Advanced, time-tickets required
  • Admission: $6 per person, $6 for parking
  • Dates: March 18 – September 6
  • More Details

 

Nixon Library (Yorba Linda)

NOW OPEN

  • The Pat Nixon Gardens and new outdoor exhibit will be open
  • Admission: $6/all guests, free for active military and children 4 and under
  • Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm / Sundays, 11am – 5pm
  • Reopening News

 

OC Zoo (inside Irvine Regional Park)

NOW OPEN

  • Wait times for zoo entry may be delayed
  • Presentations, petting zoo, and animal interactions temporarily closed
  • Zoo Admission: $2/person, age 2 and under free
  • Irvine Regional Park Entry Fee: $3/vehicle on weekdays, $5/vehicle on weekends, $7-10/vehicle on holidays)
  • Hours: 10am – 3:30pm daily
  • Reopening News

 

Ostrichland (Solvang)

NOW OPEN

  • Book reservation online
  • Admission: $5/general, $2/child (age 12 and under), $1/ostrich feed bowl
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm, daily

 

Pacific Marine Mammal Care Center (Laguna Beach)

VISITOR YARD NOW OPEN

  • Book reservations online for free 20-minute visits
  • Each ticket is for up to 5 people of the same household
  • Go on a live docent-led tour or observe animals

 

Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino)

NOW OPEN – OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

  • Outdoor areas open, see the Museum’s Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” on weekends
  • Admission: $8/general, $4/children, free for children 4 and younger, active military, law enforcement, and firefighter
  • Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
  • Reopening News

 

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

NOW OPEN

  • Ticket / advance reservation required for all visitors ages 3+
  • Some exhibits and areas closed
  • 1-Day Pass: $60/adult, $50/child
  • Reopening Guidelines

 

Santa Ana Zoo

NOW OPEN

  • First-come, first-served entry based on capacity
  • High-touch areas, indoor exhibits, and rides closed
    (such as playground, dung beetle maze, bird aviary, goat contact yard, Zoofari Express Train, Conservation Carrousel, and Ferris Wheel)
  • Admission: $12/adult, $9/child, and $9/senior
  • Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)
  • Closed Monday & Tuesday
  • Reopening Guidelines

 

Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia)

THEME PARK CLOSED
CRUIS’N THE PARK CARSHOW – ENDS MARCH 14

  • Reserve tickets online
  • 30-minute drive around the park to see muscle cars, hot rods, low riders, and more
  • Tickets: $49.99-89.99 depending on number of passengers

 

SeaWorld San Diego

THEME PARK NOW OPEN
SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL NOW HAPPENING

  • Theme park open under zoo guidelines
  • Rides and indoor exhibits closed
  • Seven Seas Food Festival – March 5 – May 2
  • Timed admission ticket required
  • Seven Seas Food & Drink Sampler Lanyard: $60-75 each
  • Admission: Starting $59.99 (does not include Seven Seas event)

 

Southern California Railway Museum (Perris)

NOW OPEN – OUTDOOR EXHIBITS
TRAIN & TROLLEY OPERATIONS RESUMED

  • Train & trolley tickets available online or at the Museum Store
  • Picnic tables available for families/households
  • COVID-19 Guidelines

 

Universal Studios (Hollywood)

THEME PARK CLOSED
‘TASTE OF UNIVERSAL’ HAPPENING SELECT DATES, MARCH 12 – APRIL 11

  • Tickets available for purchase online only
  • Shopping and dining throughout Upper Lot
  • Food from Springfield, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Minion Cafe, Hollywood and Dine
  • Price: $44-54/adults, $25/children
  • Universal CityWalk open for shopping and dining

 

USS Midway Museum (San Diego)

NOW OPEN

  • Tickets available for purchase online only
  • Bring your own wired earbuds/headphones to enjoy the audio tour
  • Ship tour includes Hangar Deck, Flight Deck, and 30+ restored Navy aircraft
  • Admission: $26/adult, $18/youth (ages 6-12), $18/veteran, free for children 5 years and younger, active military, active law enforcement, active fire fighter, and reservist
  • Reopening News

 

Zoomars (San Juan Capistrano)

NOW OPEN

  • Reservations highly suggested
  • Admission: $15/adults, $12/child, $12/seniors, $10/military, 18 months and under free
  • Hours: Weekdays, 11am – 3pm / Weekends, 10am – 4pm
  • COVID-19 Action Plan

 

Places That Have Been Open (as of 2/12/21)

 

More Reopening News (as of 1/28/21)

 

 

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