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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.
Register for Kids Play Free with Irvine Lanes which allows your child to play two free games of bowling per day, through October 4, 2020. It's free and easy!
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.
May 2 and 3: Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s eleventh annual Urban Ocean Festival.
Life-sized Hot Wheels, raffle prizes, Hot Wheels + Endless Tracks, train rides, and much more!
Evert Saturday in May, enjoy even more fun at Golf N’ Stuff on these fun days with a balloon artist (free balloon sculpture) and free face painting.
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.
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.
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.
May 7-10: The annual fiesta and carnival features craft displays, food booths, entertainment, a children's cultural booth and amusement rides.
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.
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.
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.
Pencils, Pens & Brushes – The Colorful Women of Early Disney Animation with Mindy Johnson at The Bowers
In a family-friendly presentation for all ages, join author and historian Mindy Johnson for a vivid celebration of many of the key women who shaped Walt Disney's animation. Inspired by her young readers book Pencils, Pens & Brushes - A Great Girls' Guide to Disney Animation (Disney Press), Mindy Johnson introduces you to some of the colorful and extraordinary women from the animated beginnings of Disney Studios. Book signing to follow presentation.
May 10th: Throw Mama On the Train! Give Mama the day off and treat her like a queen with lunch. Sit back, relax and enjoy lunch while riding through the Heritage Valley! Departures at both 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. ...
Wish Mom a Happy Mother’s Day with a free game of mini-golf (with purchase of one paid golf game), at Golf N’ Stuff.
May 10: Show your mom just how much you love her by spending the day at The Reptile Zoo with special photo opportunities with Baby and Adult reptiles. Family 4 pack and VIP packages available.
The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with favorites including My Favorite Things and Do-Re-Mi. Children (3+) and adults will re-discover the inspiring story of family, faith, joy and courage in turbulent times – all to songs you know and love.
May 16-17: Kids (3-11) and parents camp out "under the stars" with a real campfire, plus games, crafts, nature walks, roasting marshmallows and campfire songs.
Descanso Gardens will reopen Saturday, May 16. Visitors must maintain social distance, wear a face covering, and should bring water (drinking fountains closed).
May 16: A fun and educational festival for teens and parents. This event will educate attendees with the themes of healthy relationships, cyber safety, positive thinking and affirmations, safe dating, social media and bullying, substance abuse, and warning signs.
The Pet Care Patch Workshop at spcaLA is for young animal lovers, ages 6-12, who are interested in learning about proper animal care and age–appropriate animal issues. Remaining dates include April 4, April 19, May 16 and May 30 (pre-registration required).
Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles, the nation’s premier Mexican folk dance company, bring their graceful choreography and colorful, elaborate costumes to Carpenter Center.
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.
Move over Junie B. Jones, here comes Dory! She has a big personality and an imagination to match. It’s tough being the baby of the family. Her sister and brother won’t play with her, everyone ignores her important questions and there are monsters living all over the house!
Look through a large variety of professional and home-built telescopes to view the sun, planets, the moon and deep sky objects like double-stars, star clusters, and nebulae.
Celebrate National Robotics Week with Shared Science by exploring a variety of STEM workshops, robot demos, and hands-on activities for the whole family!
Enjoy a stunning visual and musical tour, from the International Space Station, to to the moon, out to the planets, beyond the boundary of our Galaxy, and out into the unknown edges of our Universe. Saturday evening shows are followed with Night Sky Live, a guided orientation of the celestial objects visible that evening (weather permitting).
First Saturday of every month: Join the museum for their monthly Living History Flying Days. Each day begins with a seminar with panelists who are experts in the topic of the day and special exhibits.
June 13: Meet local law enforcement and fire officials, plus explore sheriff and fire department vehicles and displays at this free event. Enjoy entertainment and music, too.
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.
Thursdays, June 18 - August 6: Bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of summer. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, so bring your picnic blanket and have dinner while listening to fantastic live entertainment.
June 20 and 21: The annual Honey Harvest Festival features a vintage train ride and close-up tour of Bennett's Honey Farm where you can witness how honey is processed and buy honey products. Festival includes food, music, exhibits and craft vendors.
Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin! Join the Aquarium for a fun and interactive class for the whole family. Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration. Children will use their observation skills to explore shapes, colors, and textures while touching animals in a private classroom, touring Aquarium exhibits, and participating in hands on activities related to the theme.
Wish Dad a Happy Father’s Day with a free game of mini-golf (with purchase of one paid golf game), at Golf N’ Stuff.
June 21: Treat Dad to a relaxing vintage train ride while traveling through the scenic "Heritage Valley. Feast on a country-cooked BBQ lunch the whole family will enjoy. Dad is King of the day! All aboard for Fun!
Throughout the month of July, head to Golf N’ Stuff Norwalk for an incredible wristband deal as well as free Saturday entertainment: CharmandHappy.com offers free face painting and balloon art, 5-7 p.m. and listen to The Hat Factory perform Americana music, 7-9 p.m.
July 4th: After a delicious BBQ tri-tip and chicken dinner and train ride through the beautiful Heritage Valley, you will enjoy a wonderful display of Fireworks put on by the City of Fillmore! This 4th of July family fun train trip sells out fast so don't wait. Book your tickets today.
July 10 - August 2: Orange County’s #1 family-friendly Spring Break event is back! Come see the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show, walk on water in the Water Spheres, make GIANT bubbles, see science demonstrations, and explore all that the science center has to offer. Bubblefest is sure to be a highlight of your family’s Spring Break. Get tickets before this event sells out!
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 10 - 12: WonderCon Anaheim features 900+ exhibitors in a 412,000 square foot Exhibit Hall filled with comics, original art, toys, and merchandise from many popular artists, publishers, and retailers.
View one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, plus Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances.
Do you know a budding marine biologist? The Junior Biologist series of programs at the Aquarium will encourage a love of science in your seven- to twelve-year-old child.
November 7-8: The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. This two-day event features American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food.
Spend a special evening at the Aquarium exclusively for families with adults or children with autism.