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MARCH 12 - MAY 31: Celebrate the return of monarch butterflies at Kidspace's annual Butterfly Season featuring hands-on art and science activities and live caterpillar adoptions.
APRIL 1 - JULY 31: Step into the Host and Nectar Garden for an up close view of the butterfly habitat and the emergence of new species.
MARCH 1 - MAY 8: Stroll through 50 acres of giant, colorful ranunculus flowers. Activities include workshops, tractor wagon rides, Santa's playground, sweet pea maze, and mine for polished gemstones.
MARCH 20 - SEPTEMBER 5: Butterflies are taking flight at the museum! Walk among beautiful butterflies at NHM's 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.
APRIL 22 - MAY 9: Circus Vargas discount code inside! The Circus Vargas Express is coming to town and you're all invited! With world-class performers and death defying acts, Circus Vargas is guaranteed to thrill and enchant you.
SELECT DATES: Each grunion event includes entry to the aquarium, timed tickets to a grunion short film, hatching experience, and staff-lead observation of grunion.
May the Fourth be With You (May 4), Celebrate Mother's Day (May 7), Dance Like a Chicken Day (May 14), Gilby the Gecko (May 21), and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4: Bring your mom, friends, daughters, mother in laws, or mom groups and come create.
MAY 5-8: Enjoy carnival rides, live music with dancing, crafts for sale, children's cultural booth, and food trucks and booths.
THURSDAY, MAY 5: Make special koinobori, play games, and eat kashiwamochi. Performances will run throughout the day. Guests can also enjoy wearing yukatas (additional fee).
APRIL 21 - MAY 14: Reimagine Florista and Pine St. with Thursday Live Concerts, Friday Night Flicks, and Sidewalk Saturdays with vendors and entertainment.
MAY 5-30: The LA County Fair features over 60 carnival rides, 30 games, and kid zones. Plus, Esports Gaming World, Haunt Supershow with haunt maze, Flower & Garden Pavilion, America's Great Outdoors with professional tree climbers, Art Center, petting zoo, arcade, and more.
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, APRIL 15 - MAY 14: Celebrate the colorful abundance of spring with this immersive, multi-sensory experience of art, music, flavor, and fun.
FIRST FRIDAYS: Experience Kidspace Children's Museum for free! Advanced reservations are required.
SATURDAY, MAY 7: Enjoy kayaking, dissection art lab, and plankton microscope lab. Bring the entire family and enjoy the outdoors safely.
MAY 7-8: Spend Mother's Day weekend enjoying Westside Ballet's spring performance.
MAY 7-8: Plan your Mommy & Me time at Discovery Cube Los Angeles for Mother's Day. Mothers are free with the purchase of child general admission ticket.
WEEKENDS, NOW - MAY 22: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivities including plays, music, magic, skills of glassblowing and blacksmithing, jousting, and activities like archery and axe throwing.
SATURDAY, MAY 7: Explore about 115 large trucks, tractors, military, public safety, and construction vehicles.
SATURDAY, MAY 7: Meet your favorite princess character, take part in an etiquette lesson, and enjoy tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries.
SATURDAY & SUNDAYS, NOW - DECEMBER 31, 2022: Have a blast making art from upcycled materials. Your table is stocked with curated recycled materials and "rediscovered" offcuts and scraps from local manufacturers, along with freshly sanitized crafting tools and kid-friendly fasteners.
SATURDAY, MAY 7: See 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. An incredible variety of antique transportation equipment will be on display for your viewing enjoyment.
SATURDAY, MAY 7: Celebrate Children's Day in Little Tokyo. Children's Day is a day to celebrate and wish for health and good fortune for all children. Enjoy a fun-filled day with activities for the whole family.
SATURDAY, MAY 7: Join for tea, cookies, and canvas painting to celebrate your family at The Children's Museum's Mother's Day Paint and Sip.
SATURDAY, MAY 7: Explore the rich history of Orange County’s rancho era through hands-on activities, crafts, music, dance and more at the annual Heritage Hill Historical Park Rancho Days Fiesta!
SATURDAY, MAY 7: Explore the Succulent Garden, Fern Grotto and Tropical Conservatory amongst many others, with an expert Docent Tour Guide. This family friendly tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission.
SATURDAY, MAY 7: Family fun activities to celebrate Iris Blossom Festival and Children's Day.
SUNDAY, MAY 8: This special Farm-to-Table luncheon includes a wagon ride up to the hilltop, photo booth, lawn games and activities, and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Plus, a special gift for all the moms.
SUNDAY, MAY 8: CAMP store will have crafts for kids to make, a Mother's Day photo op, and more.
SUNDAY, MAY 8: Enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch to celebrate mom and see all your favorite ocean animals! Tickets include all-day admission and a delicious meal.
SUNDAY, MAY 8: Treat Mom to a relaxing two-hour coastal cruise aboard OCean Adventures Catamaran. Depart from Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach. MOMosas, champagne, fresh fruit, juice, pastries and muffins will be served.
SUNDAY, MAY 8: Show mom how much you appreciate her with an unforgettable, all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day brunch experience.
SUNDAY, MAY 8: Surprise your mom with a fantastic day at the Fair. Brunch ticket includes fair admission, brunch, and general admission ticket to The Beach Boys concert.
SELECT SUNDAYS, NOW - JUNE 12: Free monthly outdoor Sunday Funday family events with a variety of engaging programming and dance instruction offered by Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen! Open to all levels and ages.
SUNDAY, MAY 8: Spend the day embroidery/sewing with your mom and friends.
SUNDAY, MAY 8: Bring your mother to this special celebration where she will be serenaded by live music and performances. Make a red carnation hand bouquet and a gem brooch.
SELECT DATES, NOW - JUNE 2022: Tour the farm at your own pace and experience radish planting, chick education, oxen demonstrations and our variety of plants and livestock on display.
MARCH 9 • APRIL 13 • MAY 11, 2022: Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of stories, nature play, and outdoor exploration.
THURSDAY, MAY 12 & 26: See Shang-Chi and Moana for free in the quad to celebrate LBCC APID (Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi) Heritage Month!
MAY 13 - JULY 10: The experience will take visitors on an hour-long journey through a surreal forest of magic, music, and wonder—with animatronic performing trees, illusions of fire, and interactive sound sculptures.
MAY 13-22: Circus Vargas discount code inside! The Circus Vargas Express is coming to town and you're all invited! With world-class performers and death defying acts, Circus Vargas is guaranteed to thrill and enchant you.
APRIL 8, MAY 13, and JUNE 10: A variety of cars will be displayed along with a food truck, vendors and a kids’ fun zone.
MAY 13-15: Visit the Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and T-Rex in their natural environment and enjoy prehistoric crafts, activities, and entertainment.
MAY 14-15: The free 2-day camp will feature hands-on stations for the campers (ages 14-18) to gain familiarity and experience with fire service functions. The activity stations will include but are not limited to: Ropes and Knots, CPR/First Aid, Ladder Climb, Confidence Course, and Hose Handling.
MAY 14-15: Meet a real mermaid, help paint a mural, create sea-themed stickers, pose in a real shark cage, learn about kid-friendly dive programs, sea camps, and more.
SATURDAY, MAY 14: Discover the rich geological history of Rancho Mission Viejo and Nature Reserve lands on this, geologist-guided, family-friendly walk.
MAY 14-15: Cenicienta is a modern, bilingual stage- adaptation of Cinderella that tackles culture, family, and the power of language.
SATURDAY, MAY 14: Enjoy a hands-on opportunity to get up close to heavy trucks and equipment -- and learn how they are used to keep Newport Beach maintained.
SATURDAY, MAY 14: SWAT demo, station and jail tours, funny car, Angels Baseball Strike Force, BMX Freestyle Team, Explorer Program (ages 14-20), fire truck, K-9 demo, bomb squad, and photo ops.
SATURDAY, MAY 14: Visit with members of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club to learn about one of the Nature Center's favorite animals.
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