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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.
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.
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.
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.
Families can both save money and make money! Consignors earn top dollar, while buyers save money purchasing name brand, new and nearly-new items.
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.
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.
Each table will be hosted by one of A Faery Hunt’s charming faeries. English Tea Sandwiches, shortbread cookies, faery fruit and veggies, and Fairy Tea will be served. Then time with each faery with story time, laughs and surprises.
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.
Ring in the Year of the Rat at the Mouse House with one-of-a-kind festivities, culinary delights and Character greetings.
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!
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.
February 9: Help the professor celebrate his birthday at his free party! Learn all about science and more. (Free with admission.)
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.
Join Caspers Park Foundation volunteers for a one-mile guided nature hike in the beautiful Bell Canyon area of Caspers Wilderness Park.
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.
February 9: Let your little ones' inner Picasso shine at the free art event in Los Angeles.
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!
February 9, 16 and 23: Explore the wilderness of Los Angeles on a family friendly hike. For children ages 7 to 12.
February 10: Love is in the air, take a whiff! Make your very own, one of a kind plant valentines card at the LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
February 10 and 17: Skate all day long!
February 10: Enjoy this free Valentine's Day craft and card workshop.
February 11: Celebrate Valentine's Day with your little sweetheart. For babies 6 to 14 months.
February 12: Learn the ins-and-outs of how to keep your little ones safe. Instructed by certified safety technicians, parents will learn all about California's child passenger safety seat regulations and more.
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.).
February 14-23: Get ready as the 74th annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival makes its way to Indio. Headliner entertainment and grandstand arena shows are included with the price of admission.
February 14: Drop off your child at BubblePOP for two hours and enjoy one of the many convenient restaurants located in the exact same plaza for a romantic night with your partner!
February 14: Spend Valentine's Day with your little love at Gymboree Play & Music in Fullerton. Explore your babies senses, skills and abilities while having some fun one-on-one time.
February 14: Your girl will think this cookie decorating event is extra sweet! Enjoy Valentine's Day by decorating three themed cookies with delicious frosting and sprinkles.
Join the Space Center as they set up next to a taco truck and do science!
Kids will enjoy arts and crafts, dinner and a movie, while you enjoy your Friday night Valentine date! Drop the kids (ages 5-10) off, and Tustin Parks and Recreation leaders will watch them for the evening. $20, pre-registration required.
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!
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!
February 14: Where you get to enjoy your Valentine's night, while My Gym take care of the kids!
February 14: Dads, have an extra-sweet outing with your favorite valentine!
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.
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.
February 15-16: Welcome the 42nd anniversary of Firecracker as the “Year of the Rat” events take place in Historic Chinatown Los Angeles on the weekend of February 15-16, 2020. Run, walk, bike and more. All ages are welcome.
February 15: Do you have the cutest pet in town? The Mission San Juan Capistrano kid's pet parade will be the judge of that. All animals welcome to let their beauty shine.
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.
February 15 and 16: Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.
February 15: Enjoy self-guided access in the southern portion of Irvine’s Open Space Preserve.
Don't miss out on this free opportunity to have your child's car seat checked by California Highway Patrol technicians.
February 15-16: Calico Ghost Town will come alive with Civil War battles, the sounds of bugles, and the thunder of cannon and musket fire! Visitors are invited to come and witness historic presentations, troop inspections, artillery demonstrations, military battles, children's crafts and much more.
February 15: Bring the kids to the farmers market for a day of fun playing with trains! Enjoy a hands-on interactive train display for kids to play with and experience. Conductors welcome!
Every Saturday and Sunday: Take a one hour long wagon ride around the farm. Learn about the farming methods and history of the farm from your friendly tour guide.
Ocean Institute beach cleanups removed over 1,700 pounds of trash in 2019. Help prevent even more trash from entering our ocean in 2020.
February: Enjoy some hands-on family crafting! Grownups and kids will work together to design and create fun holiday projects.
February 15: Known for a variety of great food including delicious barbecue, chicken and fish dinners, the annual Black History Parade and Festival, themed “For the Culture – Celebrating Our Excellence”, promises a good time for all.
February 15-16: Bring the kids to test ride the new Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bike on their outdoor track.