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March 2020

Zoo Birthday Celebration at the Santa Ana Zoo

March 14 and 15: Celebrate the Santa Ana Zoo's birthday with birthday-themed crafts, games, animal presentations, entertaining shows, and live entertainment.

Dates:
Saturday, March 14 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, March 15 @ 2:00 pm
Location:
Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana, 92701
Cost:
$9 – $12

Intro to Space Exploration for Kids at Columbia Memorial Space Center

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.

Dates:
Saturday, March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Cost:
$21

Family Hike at Crystal Cove State Park

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.

Dates:
Sunday, March 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Crystal Cove Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, 92651
Cost:
$15

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, March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Code Ninjas Los Alamitos, 4290 Katella
Los Alamitos,
Cost:
$55

Annual Sheep Shearing at the Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley

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.

Dates:
Saturday, March 21 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, March 22 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
123 Farm and Highland Springs Ranch and Inn, 10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
Cost:
Free – $12

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, March 22
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Kidseum Family Workshops: Costume Creation at the Bowers

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!

Dates:
Sunday, March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States

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, March 22 @ 10:30 am
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Busy Bee’s Book Event Series with Author Susan Lendroth

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.

Dates:
Sunday, March 22 @ 2:00 pm
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost:
Free – $15

April 2020

Sunday Circle for Special Needs Children in Newport Beach

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.

Dates:
Sunday, April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Location:
Bonita Creek Park, 3010 La Vida
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Cost:
Free

City Nature Challenge

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.

Dates:
Friday, April 24 - Sunday, May 3
Cost:
Free

Jungle Book at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

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.

Dates:
Friday, April 24 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
Cost:
$20 – $35

Anime Festival with Anifest at Torrance Cultural Arts Center

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. 

Dates:
Friday, April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Location:
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance, CA 90503
Cost:
$10 – $150

Kidseum Family Workshops: Modeling Clay Character Design at the Bowers

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. 

Dates:
Sunday, April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States

May 2020

Planes of Fame Airshow in Chino

Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to present ‘Victory Through Air Power’. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII featuring over 50 historic aircraft, including the B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, F4U Corsair and P-51 Mustangs flying for your enjoyment. 

Dates:
Saturday, May 2 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Planes of Fame Air Museum, 14998 Cal Aero Drive
Chino, 91710
Cost:
Free – $15

Mother and Daughter Tea in Lakewood

May 3: Girls (5-14) can treat their mother-figures to an afternoon featuring an authentic Victorian high tea, complete with scones, tea sandwiches, a variety of desserts and tea, plus lemonade for the little ones.

Dates:
Sunday, May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Monte Verde Park, 4626 North Shadeway
Lakewood, CA 90713
Cost:
$14 – $19

Orange County Children’s Theatre Presents Frozen Jr.

Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking Broadway Junior by (snow)storm! Presented by Orange County Children’s Theatre, the enchanting modern classic from Disney is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage.

Dates:
Thursday, May 7 - Saturday, May 9
Location:
Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683
Cost:
$15

Intro to Robotics for Kids at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Ready for Robots? Register your child (ages 10-14) for this three-hour workshop where they will learn the basics of LEGO Robotics, and program it to complete several challenges utilizing different sensors and methods to make their robot move! Participants will work in teams to accomplish the different missions set out for their robot.

Dates:
Saturday, May 9
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Location:
Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Cost:
$21

Discovery Cube’s Rocket Launch

This event is full of hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where you’ll design, build and launch your own two-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water.

Dates:
Saturday, May 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:
The Boeing Company, 5301 Bolsa Ave.
Huntington Beach, 92647
Cost:
Free
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