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February 2020

Half-Priced Admission to San Diego Museums

February 1-29: Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, science or nature lover, the San Diego Museum Council has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest. The San Diego Museum Month discount pass is free and can be used to get half-price admission at more than 40 local museums in the month of February.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 - Saturday, February 29
Cost:
Free

SouthBay LunarFest at Del Amo Fashion Center

Kick off the Year of the Rat at the first annual "Southbay Lunar Fest". The event will host over 75 food and merchandise vendors, live performances, and fun Lunar surprises. Enjoy Lion Dancers, Chinese instrument orchestra, and the Shaolin Kung Fu. Cosplay Contest. 

Dates:
Saturday, February 8 - Sunday, February 9
Location:
Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 Carson St.
Torrance, 90503
Cost:
$4 – $5

Great Train Show at OC Fair & Event Center

February 8-9: Each show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits and more. Activities for kids include a riding train and interactive exhibits where kids can operated part of a layout or race model trains or cars.

Dates:
Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, February 9 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Whale Fest in La Jolla

February 8-16: Take to the high seas and observe one of nature's most majestic animals: the grey whale. Become a whale and marine life expert in just a few short hours.

Dates:
Saturday, February 8 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, February 16 @ 3:00 pm
Location:
Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost:
$16 – $19

Circus Vargas Comes to So Cal

Run away with the circus, for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action and adventure. Experience Circus Vargas' all new 2020 production, Mr. V's Big Top Dream! ....a tribute to the man himself. A magnificent, mega-hit production guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9
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Cost:
$15 – $72

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: A Musical Adaptation in Costa Mesa

Go on a thrilling musical adventure filled with magic, mystery and fantastical creatures! Young Minli’s poor village desperately needs good fortune. So she sets out on a quest to find The Old Man in the Moon, who holds all the answers to life’s questions. Adapted from the best-selling book based on Chinese folklore.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9
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Location:
South Coast Repertory Theater, 655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa,

Guided Tidepool Hikes at Ocean Institute

Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike led by one of their expert naturalists! The hike will take you into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home.  

Dates:
Sunday, February 9
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in LA presents The Circus

The circus wagons are rumbling into town! The Bob Baker Marionette Ringmaster is proud to bring you the greatest puppet show on Earth where the fiercest and the timidest of animals roam, trapeze performers execute daring, spine chilling aerial feats of acrobatics, and the clowns do what clowns do best... fun! fun!

Dates:
Sunday, February 9
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Location:
Bob Baker Marrionette Theatre, 4949 York Blvd.
Los Angeles,
Cost:
$20

Lunar New Year Festival at Universal Studios

Celebrate the Year of the Rat during Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood. Join Po and Tigress from Kung Fu Panda in Po's Village and savor Asian dishes at Mr. Ping's Noodle Shop. Meet Hello Kitty, Illumination's Minions in traditional Chinese attire and Mandarin-speaking Megatron from Transformers.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9
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Location:
Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA United States

Pretend City Celebrates Black History Month, STEAM-ville, Valentine’s Day and more!

Join Pretend City for a month of new cultural celebrations, educational programming, and engaging art activities. February brings celebrations in honor of Black History Month, Asian Culture, Valentine's Day, President's Day and more. Plus, monthly infants-exclusive events, free health screenings, and family autism night. Join in on the fun!

Dates:
Sunday, February 9
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
$14

Bulldog Beauty Contest in Long Beach

February 9: WOOF! Contestants ranging in age from four months to 17 years are expected to again travel to Long Beach to compete for the coveted titles to join Haute Dog Pageants  for their 16th Annual Bulldog Beauty Contest.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9
Location:
Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
Cost:
$5 – $20

The Big Bounce America Bounce House Event in Silverado

February 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 , 21, 22 and 23: Welcome to the biggest, craziest and most awesome inflatable theme park ever to exist! Big Bounce America is inviting you to join them and spend some quality time with family and friends in their magical, candy-colored wonderland.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9
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Location:
Oak Canyon Park, 5305 Santiago Canyon Drive
Silverado, 92676
Cost:
$17 – $37

Whale and Marine Life Tour at Ocean Institute

Join the Ocean Institute’s marine educators in exploring the ocean from the top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during our 2.5-hour long marine life exploration program.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Capture the King Tide Nature Walk in Dana Point

Join the Ocean Institute to learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting our local coastline, then head to the local marine protected area to document the effects of the King Tides as a citizen scientist for the California King Tide Project.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA
Cost:
$5

A Faery Hunt: Live Children’s Adventures

A Faery Hunt is a traveling troupe that brings the magic and wonder of faeries and their magical friends to you and your children. Visit their website for pricing and event information.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9 @ 10:30 am
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Free Andell Family Sundays—Make Art Inspired by Artist Julie Mehretu, at LACMA

February 2, 9, 16, and 23: Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection. Create memories together and have fun!

Dates:
Sunday, February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Location:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90036
Cost:
Free

Sunday Circle for Special Needs Children in Newport Beach

Sunday Circle is a monthly event for the children, volunteers and staff of The Friendship Circle to come together for a variety of entertainment, recreation and enrichment activities such as music, art, sports, and dance sessions.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Location:
Bonita Creek Park, 3010 La Vida
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Cost:
Free

A Wrinkle in Time in Anaheim

This delightful, wildly theatrical adaptation brings Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed story magically to life. Plus, enjoy photos and autographs after each performance. Great for the entire family (recommended for age 8+; babes in arms and children under 4 are not permitted except at the Relaxed Performance on February 22 at 11 a.m.).

Dates:
Friday, February 14
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Location:
Chance Theater, 5522 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim,
Cost:
$24

Valentine’s Baking, President’s Day Mini Camp, Mardi Gras, PJ Party + Parents Night Out in Irvine

Parents can have a night out with their Valentine, while Lil’ Chefs cook together during the Valentine's Baking class; kids enjoy a President's Day Mini Camp; learn to make jerk chicken, jambalaya, and beignets at the Mardi Gras workshop; and whip up breakfast for dinner at the annual Pajama Party!

Dates:
Friday, February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
$49 – $89

Valentine’s Day Parents’ Night Out at My Gym

Need an evening without the kids? Want to go on a date (or take a well-deserved nap)? Parents' Night Out gives you the opportunity to enjoy your night child free, while your kids enjoy games, rides, songs, dance, relays, play, and more!

Dates:
Friday, February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
My Gym Long Beach, 3287 Industry Dr.
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Parent’s Night Out at Code Ninjas

You deserve a night on the town. Meanwhile, your kids (age 7-14) want to play and have fun. That's why Code Ninjas offers Parent's Night Out - a win-win evening for families. Your kids will play games, assemble puzzles, build robotics, and more.

Dates:
Friday, February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Code Ninjas Los Alamitos, 4290 Katella
Los Alamitos,
Cost:
$55

Harlem Globetrotters in Southern California

February 14-23: The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game showcases incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.

Dates:
Friday, February 14 @ 7:00 pm
Cost:
$28 – $133

Travel and Adventure Show in LA

February 15 and 16: Bring the whole family and set up your dream vacation on the spot. Plus enjoy fun for the whole family with virtual realty, zorb balls, scuba lessons, rock wall, and the Cultural Pavilion, featuring henna tattoos, cultural displays and more.

Dates:
Saturday, February 15 - Sunday, February 16
Location:
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Cost:
Free – $18

Kids’ Chocolate-Making Workshop in Long Beach

Kids (ages 4-10) and their caregiver are invited to a fun-filled afternoon tasting and making chocolate treats! Discover where chocolate comes from, and taste different flavors. Then create, decorate, and wrap four of your own chocolate bars to take home.

Dates:
Saturday, February 15
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Location:
Romeo Chocolates, 460 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, 90802
Cost:
$39
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