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NOVEMBER 21 - EASTER: Big Bear Snow Play sports the longest runs in Southern California, serviced by a Magic Carpet uphill lift that eliminates the tiring uphill struggle through snow. Lift-assisted inner tubing lets parents and children conserve their energy for the thrilling downhill twists and turns and not on walking uphill!
SELECTED DATES IN JANUARY: Join Pretend City for Pajama Party, Coco the Chameleon Live Reading, Tu B'Shevat Celebration, Bubble Bath Day, Lohri, MLK Day Celebration, Winnie the Pooh Day, National Puzzle Day, Kids Inventors Day and lots more.
NOW - FEBRUARY 22, 2022: City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine's Mobile Recess Program conducts supervised physical fitness, and arts and crafts activities for ages 5-14 along designated streets blocked off for safety.
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Educators on a tour of the tidepools. Come along on a naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat.
JANUARY 7, 14, 15, 21 & 22: The Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages. All films in this series are rated G or PG, unless otherwise noted. This month: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fly Away & Paddington.
JANUARY 21-23, 2022: A unique indoor experience for the whole family including more than 100 life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area for the littlest explorers, photo opportunities, and more.
JANUARY 16, 17, 21 & 28: Kids will have fun learning to cook in Cozy Italian Cooking, MLK Mini-Camp, Family Fun Pizza Workshop, and Parents Night Out.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022: Climb aboard the B-17 "Fuddy Duddy" for an educational cockpit tour with a docent. First tour will begin at 10am and run until the end of the day.
January 22 & 23; February 19 & 20 and February 26 & 27: It’s time to fire up the engines again as the most action-packed motorsports experience for families roars back into the iconic SoCal dirt battleground home at Angel Stadium for three adrenaline-charged weekends! Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022: Discover Stratford School — where their advanced and intentionally balanced curriculum inspires children to become creative problem-solvers, imaginative innovators, and confident leaders. Meet campus leadership, teachers and staff, and explore Stratford's enriched educational program.
JANUARY 8 & 22, FEBRUARY 19, MARCH 5 & 19: Join OC Parks staff and OC Parks volunteers for a beginning archery course for first-time archers. This course will include safety instruction and provide you with an introduction to the sport of archery. All archery equipment will be provided. Registration is required. FREE!
WEEKENDS: Join the crew of the Research Vessel Sea Explorer for a Whale Watching experience. See whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more as your explore the Pacific Ocean.
JANUARY 22-23, 2022: Over 100,000 square-feet of reptile, amphibians, turtles, supplies, cages, lights, supplements, educational workshops, and more. Reptile Super Show is a fun and educational environment for the reptile enthusiast in your family.
WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS THROUGH MARCH: Make it a “Snow Day” at the Yeti’s Snow Play. Slide down the tubing lanes, take a scenic sky chair ride, or meet the Yeti and his friends. It’s all at Mountain High, Southern California’s closest winter resort, located just an hour and a half away in Wrightwood.
WEEKENDS: Come on out to the farm for a U-Pick Wagon Ride that includes a wagon ride around the farm led by one of their tour guides. You will learn about Tanaka Farms and its history, farming methods, and the crops they grow. You will make a few stops in the fields to pick your own produce. After the wagon ride, visit the animals in the Barnyard Educational Exhibit!
SELECTED DATES, JANUARY 14-23: Come along on a musical joy ride! CJ is staying with his Nana in the city, where everything is different than home. The food, the people, the noise—it’s too much. He just wants to stay inside and watch videos, but Nana’s having none of that. So together they board the Number 5 bus for an adventure, and CJ learns to look past the surface and appreciate the good in others.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022: A fairy fun-filled day full of dress-up, crafts, games, fairy snacks and more. Complete with a fairy diploma!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 & 30, 2022: A modern children's musical fairytale for the whole family. Come along as your favorite well-known princesses use their magic to discover the power within all of us.
JANUARY 29: This enchanting rags-to-riches fairy-tale opera adapts Rossini’s sparkling work especially for young audiences. From start to finish, you’ll be swept away by show-stopping vocal fireworks, toe-tapping tunes, high-spirited comedy and colorful costumes — all leading up to a happily-ever-after grand finale!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Free snow play area for kids 10 and under, sleds and saucers available to slide down the mountain of snow, plus guest appearances from a galaxy far far away. Pre-registration mandatory.
JANUARY 29 & 30: Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its 19th annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Celebrate Lunar New Year with a traditional lion dance, firecrackers, pop-up market, and lantern-making crafts.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JANUARY 29-30, 2022: Watch exciting lion dances, traditionally used to bring good luck and fortune, taking place throughout the center and in Center Court hourly from noon to 2pm.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022: Join Dream Come True Tea & Party Room down the rabbit hole for an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party. Enjoy a magic show, craft, games, costume contest, soup, sandwiches, tea, and more.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2022: Welcome the Year of the Tiger with a lion dance performance by The Immortals lion dance team, a read-aloud, and crafts. Children will get to interact with the lion and have a Q&A with the dancers.
JANUARY 30: Serving students from TK-8th grade, St. Hedwig School strives to develop the whole child, one who is academically competitive and who demonstrates good character grounded in Catholic values. Visit their Open House at 11 a.m.
WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS & WEEKENDS: This interactive workshop teaches children how baby chickens grow inside the egg as well as how plants grow! Children will plant their own giant sunflowers to bring home, harvest a vegetable, and visit with our barnyard friends. This workshop is geared towards children ages 4-10. The entire experience lasts about an hour and a half.
Feb 3: Black History Celebration / Feb 4: Basant Panchami / Feb 5-6: Lunar New Year / Feb 12: Valentine's Day Celebration / Feb 13: Baby Steps Baby Bowl / Feb 20: Coco the Chameleon / Feb 21: Presidents' Day / Feb 24: Autism Night / Feb 26-27: Dr. Seuss Weekend
FEBRUARY 4-6, 2022: Step into the magical world of Disney’s Descendants: The Musical featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the Disney Channel Original films.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5-6, 2022: Create your very own Red Envelope, Lunar New Year Dragon, and explore traditional Chinese foods, textures, and tools. Kishin Daiko Drummers will perform Japanese percussive-style drumming on Saturday, February 5 at 11am.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5-6, 2022: The largest Vietnamese New Year Festival in the nation. The festival offers hundreds of booths, traditional foods, live entertainment, festival games, and customary Vietnamese New Year celebrations.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5-6, 2022: Families can enjoy lion dancers, a mask-changing artist, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese music, art and craft demonstrations, and more.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022: Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a colorful presentation of Eastern and Western music and dance.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022: This interactive day gives children with and without disabilities the opportunity to discover common ground. Enjoy activities, themed crafts and tattoos, and more! Event is free. RSVP online.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022: Explore the Succulent Garden, Fern Grotto and Tropical Conservatory amongst many others, with an expert Docent Tour Guide. This family friendly tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022: Public family-friendly stargazing event at Caspers Wilderness Park with astronomer and astrophotographer, Allan White.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022: Ring in the New Year with the roar of the Tiger! Dance with a dragon and lion and watch beautiful traditional performances from China. The entire family will enjoy art projects and face painting.
SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 12 - JUNE 4: Watch the classic story come to life with Storybook Theatre of Los Angeles at Theatre West. Storybook Theatre presents non-threatening, interactive musicals with a message for children 3-9 years old.
SELECT SUNDAYS, NOW - JUNE 12: Free monthly outdoor Sunday Funday family events with a variety of engaging programming and dance instruction offered by Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen! Open to all levels and ages.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2022: Enjoy opening day of the Children's Museum at La Habra's newest exhibit, Rainforest Rangers. The first 10 families in the doors will receive one huggable plush frog per family. Enjoy a funny frog rainforest craft and visiting reptile presentation at 11am.
SELECT DATES, NOW - JUNE 2022: Tour the farm at your own pace and experience radish planting, chick education, oxen demonstrations and our variety of plants and livestock on display.
FEBRUARY 15: Lots of fluffy cute animals typically get all the love and cuddles, but what about the slimy, scaly and stinky animals? Let’s learn about the "unlovables" in nature and send them some Valentine’s Day love! This fun program is for ages 2 – 6 years. Program is free but space is limited.
THIRD WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH: The Orange County Model Engineers offer public ride days every third weekend of each month. To ride the trains, children must be able to walk and be at least 31" tall. A typical trip takes about 12 minutes and covers two loops of the park.
FEBRUARY 19-21, 2022: Don't miss ankle-breaking crossovers, ball-handling wizardry and an all-new in-game dunk contest. This is the team the whole family can cheer for.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022: Music from The Incredibles, Superman, and heroic classical favorites such as Rossini's dashing "William Tell Overture". Concert is designed especially for children ages 5-11.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Splash along with Baby Shark and Pinkfong as they journey into the sea to sing and dance through some of your favorite songs.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26-27, 2022: The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twentieth annual African-American Festival, which features music, dance, storytelling, and historical displays.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26-27, 2022: For the first time in forever, Disney Princess – The Concert, brings together an all-star quartet of Broadway and animated film icons to celebrate all the Disney Princesses in an unforgettable evening of songs, animation, and stories.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26: Splash along with Baby Shark and Pinkfong as they journey into the sea to sing and dance through some of your favorite songs.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022: This free family-friendly festival commemorates the end of the Lunar New Year celebration with music, dance, art making, riddles and food. The concert hall lobby transforms with festivities and floating lanterns. Free admission, but tickets required.
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