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March 7-8 and 14-15: SkyPark at Santa’s Village is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the return of Shamrocks and Shenanigans! Shamrock N’ Roll with themed entertainment, live music, specialty drinks and food, and much more!
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show, recommended for kids (age 3+) and their family. Grab your compass and join the intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing (and remarkably lifelike) dinosaurs.
February 23 - March 1, 8, 15, and 22: Based on the classic story by Margery Williams, this version of The Velveteen Rabbit begins with a young boy opening his gifts on Christmas day.
Parker Bent delights audiences of children and families with his original music, sly wit, and warm humor. You may even find yourself on-stage singing with him! His music speaks with characteristic skill to both children and the adults in their lives.
March 8: Join Farhang Foundation for the 12th Annual Celebration of Nowruz at UCLA's Royce Hall and Dickson Courts. The event includes musical performances, children's activities, dancers, a Haft Sîn display and our annual Persian Costume "Spring Walk".
March 8: Join the 46th annual Festival of the Kite, one of the longest-running kite festivals in Southern California. This free all-ages event is open to the public and prizes are awarded for the best hand-made kite, highest-flying kite, and more.
Kids encouraged to come in costume to Wizard Academy! The bumbling Professor Hackensneeze makes a visit from Hogwarts Academy to teach kids and their Muggles, the Secrets of their Innermost Powers. Magic potion recipes and wand etiquette are all part of this family-friendly show, recommended for ages 4+.
Monthly: Sunday Circle is an 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.
March 8: Compete to win $1,000. This bee is for U.S. students currently enrolled in grades 3-5. Students from public, private and parochial schools, as well as home-schooled students are welcome. You do NOT need your school's permission to compete.
Enjoy the Children's Concert Series at Soka University with performances from The Lucky Band, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards.
Jedi Academy! captivates kids and nostalgic adults alike. Learn the ways of the Jedi with mind tricks, light saber lessons, physical challenges, magical mayhem, and fun ...to defeat the Dark Side. Kids (and kids at heart) are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.
March 8: At this exclusive event for people with disabilities and their families, experience a tranquil evening where guests can explore the exhibits and enjoy the nighttime lighting of the Aquarium.
March 14-15: Join the PUP Gaming Community at Fashion Island Hotel. It's the first screen-free gaming community for kids with social difficulties. Games include mini-golf, blocks, giant rubber darts, corn hole, cup stacking, chess, Dungeon & Dragons and more.
March 14: OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles host the 20th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby at the North Lake at Mile Square Regional Park.
March 14: Join this St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement!
March 14 and 15: Celebrate the Santa Ana Zoo's birthday with birthday-themed crafts, games, animal presentations, entertaining shows, and live entertainment.
One day, space travel will be as accessible and easy as driving to another city! Get ready for these futuristic times with the Space Explorer workshop where children (ages 6-9) will learn the basics of space travel - from launch, navigation, living in space, and returning back to Earth, all through hands-on, engaging activities.
March 2, 7, 15: Swim tests required to be eligible for the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard.
March 15: Winter is a magical time to explore the park & learn about our local critters including bobcats, butterflies, and birds. Join park naturalists on a moderate 3-mile family nature hike at Crystal Cove State Park.
March 15: Calling all fairies, mermaids, and pirates! Meet Tinker Bell and Ariel. There will be fairy, mermaids, & pirates dress up, craft, story time, singing, dancing, and a whimsical tea party.
Third Sundays: Family ArtMaking Workshops provide free family-oriented art-making activities on the Museum’s lawn with a view of the ocean. Parents and children participate together to create an art project. Workshops are free and no sign-ups are required.
March 17: Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with authentic Irish food, green beer and live music!
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.
March 21 - 22: Learn how sheep are freed from their winter woolies at 123 Farm. Participants will also be able to see what happens to the fleece once it leaves the sheep (washing, carding, dyeing, and spinning) and to meet our lambs that have been born recently.
Learn about all the wonders of the garden with hands-on interactive events for the whole family.
March 21: In honor of International Women’s Month, meet inspiring female creators and discover your own DIY spirit at Rock, Paper, Scissors: ¡DAMAS!
March 21 - 22: Create wearable art that reflects your true self with artist Martha Carrillo at this free two-day event.
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.
Join the Epilepsy Foundation on March 22, 2020 at the Rose Bowl for their walk to end epilepsy.
Bring the entire family to learn how costumes are designed for your favorite films in this fun, introductory workshop. From superheroes to princesses, you’ll superimpose and collage a variety of fabrics, colors, and textures together to create something entirely new!
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.
March 22: Frolic through the fields at the Flowers Field at Carlsbad Ranch with your family.
March 22: Meet the authors and illustrators of some of our favorite children's picture books sold in the Busy Bee Store. Enjoy a reading, special activity, and have your book autographed. Titles by the author or illustrator will be available for purchase, members receive 15% off store merchandise.
March 22: Be Downey Civic Center's guest at their Beauty and the Beast sing-a-long event. Guests are encouraged to dress up.
Register for Kids Play Free with Irvine Lanes which allows your child to play two free games of bowling per day, March 5 - October 4, 2020. It's free and easy!
April 19: The annual festival features entertainment, games, crafts, a farmer's market, demonstrations, contests, avocado ice cream, food, art booths, live music, and more!
April 19: Celebrate Earth Day at this magical and serene ranch-style retreat! Participate in the Sun Salute and a rock hunt, pet animals, and more!
The City Nature Challenge, an international effort to document nature in cities that will be taking place, April 24-27. Focusing on nature where people live, especially in urban areas, this year's challenge allows people to safely document biodiversity in whatever way they can, even from the safety of their own homes.
April 24-25, July 18-19, December 5-6: A free four-hour program that partners your teen (15-19) with professional driving instructors to teach the skills of defensive driving in a controlled, hands-on environment.
April 24 - 25: Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, this rendition of the Jungle Book, recommended for ages 6+, features your favorite characters like you’ve never seen them before.
April 24-25: AniFest is a yearly anime convention and festival dedicated in celebrating the arts and culture of Japanese animation. Cosplayers, vendors, partners, sponsors, performers, and event producers all come together in one day to bring you the best that an anime convention has to offer. Visit website for more information.
April 25: Tech Savvy is a fun filled morning of hands-on workshops designed to develop girls’ interest and self-confidence in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
April 25: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Save the date, April 25th, and join us for music, food, games, resource booths, performances, workshops, and activities for kids.
April 25: Join the second annual family-friendly event with agricultural-themed crafts, pickling demonstrations, a petting zoo, live music, a photo booth, blacksmith and antique engine displays and tours of the park.
April 25-26: Explore Los Angeles during the Victorian Era and enjoy music, dance, fashion shows, historic house tours, demonstrations, and much more.
April 25: The STEAM Fest is a fun-filled day for students and families to explore exciting, hands-on activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
April 25-26: Come celebrate Flamenco and Andalusian culture and lifestyle with performances all day, Flamenco lessons, shopping, art shows, kids activities, and dancing!
Use your imagination and your own two hands to create an original character inspired by Inside the Walt Disney Archives. Just like a professional animator, you'll begin with a sketch and then bring the characters to life using modeling clay and new simple skills taught by Kidseum instructors.
April 26: Express your thoughts about a work of art, music, dance, or literature through the creation of an eight-page zine.
April 28 - June 7: The hilarious, hit musical comes to Dolby Theatre. Recommended for ages 12 and up.