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July 2021

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

MARCH 11 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2021: Butterflies are taking flight at the museum! Walk among beautiful butterflies in our seasonal Butterfly Pavilion. This springtime exhibition features hundreds of butterflies, colorful native plants, and plenty of natural light to help you see these creatures shimmer.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
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Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost:
$6

Weekend Train & Trolley Rides at Southern California Railway Museum in Perris

Weekends, June 5 - September 26: Take a ride on the Museum Railway on a real operating trolley or behind a locomotive every weekend. Parking, entry to grounds, and entry to open exhibits are free (except during special ticketed events). Select trains and trolleys run every weekend for $8-12.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 South A Str.
Perris, CA 92570
Cost:
$8 – $12

DiscOasis at South Coast Botanic Garden

JULY 16 - SEPTEMBER 6: The DiscOasis is a theatrical walk-through journey of music, art, dancing, live performances, roller skating, and good times. The main attraction will be roller skating in the middle of the Garden's 87 acres.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
$39 – $59

Bubble Planet at Kidspace in Pasadena

JUNE 13 - SEPTEMBER 6: This summer, bubbles are taking over Kidspace. Bubble Planet is an all-new, all-outdoor experience with bubble-themed activities and soapy, spacey versions of your favorite Kidspace exhibits. The 3.5-acre campus will be filled with bubbles just for you and your family to pop, bounce, and splash.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
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Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Meet Frozen Characters at Play & Parties in Orange

SATURDAY, JULY 31: Is the heat getting you down? Well for the first time in forever, winter is coming indoors for just one day. Enjoy fun frozen activities that'll keep kids cool and entertained.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
Location:
Play & Parties, The Village at Orange Mall, 1500 E. Village Way, Ste. 2131
Orange, CA 92865
Cost:
$15

Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

TUESDAY, THURSDAY & WEEKENDS: Pick yummy summer produce; learn about and sample all sorts of melons! Everyone gets a melon to take home and a visit with the barnyard animals.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
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Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612

Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley

MAY 14 - AUGUST 1: Stroll through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, participate in guided tours in an antique tractor-drawn wagon, learn how lavender essential oil is extracted, and taste lavender-inspired dishes like lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
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Location:
123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn, 10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
Cost:
$6 – $15

Boat Cinema LA at Castaic Lake in Santa Clarita

FRIDAYS - SUNDAYS, JULY 2 - AUGUST 29: Boat Cinema is LA's first movie experience from your own personal mini boat. Reserve a mini electric boat, a party boat float, or roll up in your own boat after a day on the lake.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
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Location:
Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive
Castaic, CA 91384
Cost:
$89 – $249

“CLUE! Live – A Walking Experience” in Los Angeles

JULY 9 - AUGUST 8: In this all-new immersive experience based on the iconic board game. Guests become detectives to solve the mystery of who murdered the elusive Mr. Boddy. Interrogate the infamous suspects and use investigative skills to solve the mystery. Recommended for ages 8+.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
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Location:
Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Cost:
$39 – $49

Tallship ‘Spirit of Dana Point’ Sail with Ocean Institute

SATURDAY THROUGH AUGUST: Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tallship explorer. Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines, and steer the ship, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the majesty of sailing the seas aboard a tallship.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

State Fair at Santa Anita Park

JULY 29 – AUGUST 22: Enjoy fair rides and games, local and national entertainment, a social media stage, adult beverage sampling, vendor booths, and a designated kids area.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, 91007

Wizard Festival at Scholars Collective in Long Beach

SATURDAY, JULY 31: Join Scholars Collective for this free community event. Wizards will create magic potions (using science), make their own wizard wand, play trivia games, and more. Coffee, refreshments, and 1 hour of child care available for parents.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Scholars Collective, 236 E. 3rd St.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost:
Free

Cardboard City Pop-Up Art Center in Santa Monica

THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS, JULY 8 - AUGUST 29: Cardboard City is a 10,000 square foot pop-up art center with free exhibitions of cardboard sculptures and architectural models, free family crafting activities, a schedule of classes, and a shop selling tools and materials so families can make cardboard art at home. Free and open to all visitors!

Dates:
Saturday, July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Location:
Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, 1200 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica,
Cost:
Free

Summer Evening Stroll at The Huntington Gardens

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JUNE - AUGUST: Enjoy a stroll in the gardens at twilight on selected evenings June through August. The public is invited with pre-purchased tickets to visit the gardens 4:30-8pm, Friday through Sunday. Tickets will be released every other Tuesday at noon.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, 91108

Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts in Irvine

JULY 17 - AUGUST 14: The City of Irvine Sizzlin' Summer Concerts return to Mike Ward Community Park — Woodbridge with a series of family-friendly, socially distanced concerts. Bring a picnic basket or purchase treats from on-site gourmet food trucks. Advanced registration required.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31 @ 5:30 pm
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Location:
Mike Ward Community Park, 20 Lake Road
Irvine, CA 92604
Cost:
Free – $20

Outside SCR Theatre Productions at Mission San Juan Capistrano

SELECT DAYS, JULY 15 - AUGUST 1: South Coast Repertory is excited to partner with Mission San Juan Capistrano to provide you with the opportunity to gather safely outdoors and experience two family-friendly, world-class theatre productions under the stars.

Dates:
Saturday, July 31 @ 7:30 pm
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Location:
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Cost:
$10 – $30

August 2021

A Faery Hunt Family Events in Los Angeles

SELECT DATES, JUNE 19 - AUGUST 21: Join this musical interactive, immersive performance filled with beautiful fairies, music, laughs and fun. As the audience makes their way through the forest, they actually become part of the story. You’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty!

Dates:
Sunday, August 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Cost:
$15

Free Movies in the Park in Long Beach

SELECT DATES, JUNE 21 - AUGUST 27: Free movies at a variety of parks, June 21 - August 27. Movies begin at dusk. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic-style dinner and their family and friends.

Dates:
Monday, August 2
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Cost:
Free

Candlelight Open Air: Songs from Magical Movie Soundtracks in Huntington Beach

JUNE 1-3, JULY 6-8, and AUGUST 3-5: Enjoy some of the most magical songs like never before! Join musicians for an exclusive concert in an intimate open-air venue. With the expert performance of these classical musicians and the stunning atmosphere created by the gentle glow of candlelight, you'll enjoy all your favorites as if you were listening to them for the first time.

Dates:
Tuesday, August 3 - Thursday, August 5
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Location:
SeaLegs at the Beach, 17851 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

National Night Out, Concert Under the Stars, & Night Market in La Mirada

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5: Meet representative from LA County Sheriff's Department, Public Safety Team, and Neighborhood Watch. Free kid finger printing also available. The event will be held in conjunction with Concerts Under the Stars featuring live family-friendly music and Night Market vendors selling tasty food.

Dates:
Tuesday, August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
La Mirada Regional Park, 13701 Adelfa Drive
La Mirada, CA 90638

National Night Out in Lake Forest

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3: Celebrate America's night out against crime and strengthen police-community partnerships. Meet your Lake Forest deputies, K9 Unit, Mounted Equestrian Unit, Sheriff's helicopter, and more. Free food, fun and entertainment for the whole family!

Dates:
Tuesday, August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Lake Forest Sports Park and Recreation Center, 28000 Rancho Pkwy.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Cost:
Free

National Night Out in Downey

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3: National Night Out is a unique community event celebrated across the United States. This event will promote community awareness, wellness, and educating the community and its neighbors about crime prevention and community resources.

Dates:
Tuesday, August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Downey Civic Center, 11111 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
Cost:
Free

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: $1.50 Movies

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 16 - AUGUST 4: Summer Movie Clubhouse is back at Cinemark with 8 weeks of kid-approved movies! Enjoy safe and exciting big-screen entertainment for just $1.50 per ticket for each movie

Dates:
Wednesday, August 4
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Cost:
$1.50

Chicks & Sprouts Educational Workshop at Tanaka Farms

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, THROUGH AUGUST: This interactive workshop teaches children (ages 4-10) how baby chickens grow inside the egg as well as how plants grow! Children will plant their own giant sunflowers to bring home, harvest a vegetable, and visit with barnyard friends.

Dates:
Wednesday, August 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$30
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