Don’t Miss Out: These Summer Events End Soon

Note: Details subject to change. Confirm with organizer before attending!


Cardboard City

Ends August 14, 2022

Santa Monica Place, First Floor

See 12′ cardboard sculptures, massive art installations, cardboard costuming, and skill-building classes. Cardboard City is free and open to all visitors. Explore the exhibit then experience hands-on fun in the free Activity Zone.



Dinosaur Encounters

Ends August 15, 2022

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles

Have a dinosaur encounter with engaging and fun live performances featuring NHM’s life-size dinosaur puppets. Shows are Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30am and 11:30 am and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30am and 1:30pm. Tickets are $6 per person.



Sawdust Art Festival

Ends August 28, 2022

Laguna Beach

Enjoy handcrafted art by 160+ Laguna Beach artists, 3 stages of live music, complimentary art classes, glassblowing, art demonstrations, and outdoor dining – all set in an eclectic, artisan-built village located in the heart of Laguna Beach.



SOAR: Tropical Butterflies

Ends August 31, 2022

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula

SOAR has been extended through August. Step into the Host and Nectar Garden for an up close view of the butterfly habitat. Follow a guided tour and interact with tropical butterflies. Tickets are $7-22 per person.




Kidspace Campout

Ends September 5, 2022

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena

Learn about animal tracks, splash in a mountain stream, challenge new friends in a tug-of-war. Navigate your trike over the Golden Gate bridge, explore the woods in a multi-sensory nature walk, and grab your life vest and go “fishing” in a sandy lake. Exhibit is included with same-day Kidspace admission.



Dinos in the City!

Ends September 5, 2022

Pretend City Children’s Museum, Irvine

Explore engaging interactives with life-like animatronic dinosaurs and exciting educational content.

Learn how paleontologists unearth dinosaur bones, dig in the dinosaur pit, and get a chance to collect several dinosaur trading cards.

The STEAM Lab will bring children back to the ice age through predicting and problem-solving hands-on activities. A Night at the Museum series will invite guests to enjoy dinosaur-themed movies, scavenger hunts and nighttime discovery with resident dino friends!

Exhibit is included in your Pretend City admission.



Butterfly Pavilion

Ends September 5, 2022

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles

Walk among hundreds of butterflies and colorful native plants. See stages of the butterfly life cycle, caterpillars feeding on leaves, and chat with museum education and keepers. Tickets are $8 per person.



Solar System Encounter

Ends September 5, 2022

Discovery Cube OC, Santa Ana

Experience a new way of viewing our solar system as you fully immerse themselves in an up-close view of our galaxy in this seasonal large-scale model Solar System Encounter exhibit. Discover the planets with vivid projection mapping images, colorful lights, and impressive displays.

Two more exhibits opening soon:

The all-new Rocket Launch lets visitors interact with a variety of rocket ships as they are challenged with not only launching but landing their rockets.

Mars Rover Test Course will also let future scientists explore Mars and charter the Red Planet on a very special mission.



Emotions at Play

Ends September 11, 2022

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out, is the first interactive exhibit based on the award-winning Disney and Pixar film. The exhibit is designed to help visitors understand the important role of emotions, memory and imagination play in our everyday lives.

  • Step into Headquarters to explore the range and intensity of emotions at the Control Panel
  • Explore how we feel with our faces and bodies at the Emotions Mirrors
  • Creating a glowing Memory Sphere
  • Use your imagination to create a story and perform it at Dream Productions
  • Work to keep the train on track – what feelings do you have when you control and balance the Train of Thought?
  • Explore how emotions work together as you stack and balance the Emotion Blocks




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