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August 27 - September 13: City of Fullerton Parks and Recreation Departments invites you to participate in the first Community Scavenger Hunt. Visit Fullerton parks, decode the secret phrase and be entered to win a grand prize raffle valued at $500!
Through September 13: Taste of Knott’s will celebrate classic flavors from around the park including new and one-of-a-kind food, drink and merchandise offerings throughout Ghost Town, Fiesta Village and Boardwalk.
A three-day, two-night experience for families to escape COVID claustrophobia, bond in nature, participate in physical activities and fun challenges, eat delicious meals outdoors, and more.
Kidseum continues to bring creativity to families through Kidseum Art Kits. Art kits include materials, project instructions, and sample images.
The City of Lakewood and Lakewood Center Mall will be presenting drive-in movies in the mall's south parking lot on Del Amo Blvd. Register online.
This new drive-thru experience will take you behind the scenes to areas of the barn that are not normally open to the public. See barn animals you know and love like horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, etc.
September 7: The City of Los Alamitos is celebrating their zip code 90720 on 9/07/20! This event features a restaurant tour, free drive-up concert, and social media contests.
Every Wednesday & Saturday: Young artists and their families will have the opportunity to create their own masterpieces with live facilitation from teaching artists and museum ambassadors.
September 11-13: Join the Ocean Institute and all of the participating organizations from around the world to bring maritime history, ocean conservation, and fun for the whole crew!
September 12: This one-day special event features hundreds of restored, vintage trucks — from semis to pickups to delivery vehicles and farm and fire equipment – in addition to rolling locomotives and street cars.
September 14-26: This free, two-week virtual festival promises to entertain, spark imagination, inspire reading, and encourage kindness and caring. Listen to stories, participate in activities, discuss current concerns surrounding racism and COVID-19, and hear from celebrities and bestselling authors.
September 15: Birch Aquarium is reopening! Guests are encouraged to greet some of their favorites like the Weedy Seadragons and rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle.
September 18: The Natural History Museum is welcoming the community to the outdoor Butterfly Pavilion & Nature Gardens as the first phase of their reopening.
There’s a luminous underwater world just waiting to shine! Learn about the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark and witness this curiously beautiful phenomenon.
September 19 - October 31: This year, Tanaka Farms is offering two pumpkin experiences. Drive through the farm or take a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin!
September 22-25: Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the Museum's Dinosaur Institute and beyond, dig into hands-on activities at home, explore the famous Dinosaur Hall with the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series online, and so much more!
SEPTEMBER 25 - NOVEMBER 1: This all-new experience takes the best parts of a drive-thru experience and a drive-in experience, and twists them together while also adding a live performance element.
Fridays - Sundays, September 25 - November 1: Experience one-of-a-kind themed food and treats, a cornucopia of Harvest and Halloween décor, exclusive event merchandise, a fully-themed Camp Snoopy Trick-or-Treat Trail for Junior guests, and so much more.
SEPTEMBER 25: Join the City of Lakewood as they go live with Pacific Animal Productions to learn about the world's rainforests and their animals.
September 26: Each child will start their own cacti collection to bring home in this Kids Class at Sherman Library & Gardens.
September 26: Los Angeles Libros Festival will offer a full day of entertainment for all ages featuring Spanish-language and bilingual storytelling, performances, workshops, and award-winning authors.
September 26: Enjoy vibrant chalk art by local artists and live music taking place in front of Macy's near Restaurant Row! The first 300 children to attend will receive giveaways that include a box of chalk.
Sundays, September 27 - November 1: Get dressed up and see all of the Halloween-themed decorations around The Gentle Barn.
Airsoft bootcamp for kids (ages 10-16) includes airsoft rental gear, beginning and advanced training, pizza and drinks, product giveaways and more.
The festival may be virtual, but the fun is real! Enjoy dancing, art projects, and a food experience from the comfort of your home via live stream on Bowers Museum's Facebook page.
Through OCTOBER 15: Venture underwater as you search through caves and discover treasures, surprises and frights to decorate your home for Halloween.
OCTOBER 1-31: Absolutely Halloween is an absolutely 'don't miss' Halloween theatre treat for the entire family. Now streaming online.
OCTOBER 1-31: Explore the gardens and enjoy a pumpkin house and children's hay maze, pumpkin arch and scarecrows, and pumpkin mandalas.
OCTOBER 1-31: At the Drive-Thru Scream Zone, the only roadside assistance coming to your aid is a triple threat of zombies, serial killers, and killer clowns.
October 1 - November 1: Expect to see some larger than life pumpkin installations as well as detailed artist depictions of your favorite movie stars, superheroes, and animated characters.
OCTOBER 1-31: While engaging in a safe, self-guided tour of their creepier collections, guests are invited to learn about trees that strangle other plants, the ingredients in common witches potions, flowers that are pollinated by bats, and other fun, eerie plants while winding their way through the garden.
OCTOBER 1-4: Shop thousands of handcrafted items, Halloween decorations, costumes, antiques, collectibles, treats, and more from over 150 vendors.
Wednesday - Sundays, October 1 - November 1: Guests will be entertained by live performances throughout their drive, plus experience four interactive show zones with an immersive show of lights, sound, special effects and monsters that will come alive.
Fall Harvest on the Farm: Gigantic Pumpkin Patch & Pick Your Own – Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
October 1-31: Enjoy acres of pumpkins, fall harvest decor, multiple photo opportunities, a country store, rides to and from the fields, and viewing of the animals.
THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 1-29: Families can reserve their own socially-distanced table to dine and watch the movie on a 20' screen outside. Enjoy trivia, table activities for kids, and giveaways. Costumes encouraged.
OCTOBER 1-31: Throughout the whole month, enjoy virtual activities including Halloween art, musical acts, contests, crafts and more. Then on October 24, experience the annual Halloween parade as a drive-thru event in Downtown Anaheim. More details to come.
Calling all kids! October is Kids Free month at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, when children (ages 11 and under) receive free admission all month long (with an adult). One paying adult can bring up to 5 children free.
SEPTEMBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1: Come out to enjoy Fall at the farm! Pick out the perfect pumpkin, enjoy making family memories, and capture the moment with plenty of well-spaced out photo opps.
THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 1 - NOVEMBER 1: Enjoy a "Spooky Series" and "Dark Series" of Halloween movies all month long with the Los Angeles Arts Society.
OCTOBER 1-31: Children will receive a Discovery Booklet, learn and touch spooky creeps of the deep including slimy seaweed, small sharks, and creepy, crawly critters like Sea Spiders, and explore the Haunted Kelp Maze.
THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 1-31: Come face-to-face with the creepiest sights and scariest creatures. This petrifying adventure is certain to give you chills and thrills.
OCTOBER 31: Creative Parties for Kids is branching out and opening a store in Orange Mall called Play & Parties. Their grand opening event will feature a special Halloween magic show, character photo opps, and trick-or-treat gift bags. Costumes encouraged.
THROUGH OCTOBER 25: The Fair Food Drive-Thru will offer treats from food vendors bringing a taste of the OC Fair to go.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2-31: Visit LEGOLAND for a Halloween-themed outdoor retail and dining experience. Enjoy festive LEGO décor, distanced character meet-n-greets, and individual family activities.
FRIDAYS - SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 2 - NOVEMBER 1: SeaWorld Spooktacular will feature a pumpkin scavenger hunt, a candy trail that will lead to a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience, cookie decorating with some furry friends and a Sesame Street Dance Party.
October 2-5: Drive-thru the worlds of "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Hocus Pocus", "Ghostbusters" and other spooktacular surprises filled with games, performances, and prizes!
WEEKENDS, OCTOBER 2-31: Dead Last Drive-In is a brief (10-20 minutes) immersive, drive-in themed haunt.
OCTOBER 2-31: Join the fun at Tina's Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy pony rides, petting zoo, train rides, and a free straw maze.
FRIDAYS - SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 2-31: Go for a game of mini Ghost Golf, spot the Lady in White lurking, play arcade and carnEVIL games, and enter the open-air haunted Trail of Terror.
Celebrate the 19th annual Irvine Global Village Festival with a family picnic night at the Orange County Great Park.