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MAY 6 - JULY 31: Wander the 20 acres of organic lavender fields and view sample garden which is the home of more than 90 varieties of lavender.
Enjoy summer movies in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Bellflower, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Laguna Niguel, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, OC Parks, Placentia, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rossmoor, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Stanton, Tustin, Westminster, Whittier, Yorba Linda, and more!
World Oceans Week (June 8-12) • Flag Day (June 14) • Juneteenth (June 17) • Father's Day Celebration (June 18) • Ecology Week (June 22-26)
JUNE 10 - SEPTEMBER 11: Focusing on the five core emotions featured in the film – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear – hands-on and digital experiences in the exhibit offer opportunities to explore some of the ways we express our emotions.
JUNE 13 - JULY 30: Join OC Public Libraries this summer for its annual summer reading program which includes grab-and-go craft kits, virtual author visits, reading challenge, and more.
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.
JUNE 20 & 27: Everyone's academic needs are different. While many students missed in-person schooling during the pandemic, some students thrived learning from the comforts of home. Downey Unified Virtual Academy offers a way for those students to continue learning in a way that better suits them. This program is tuition-free and open to children who live outside Downey Unified boundaries.
NOW - SEPTEMBER 5: Learn how paleontologists unearth dinosaur bones, dig in the dinosaur pit, and get a chance to collect several dinosaur trading cards.
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.
Outdoor summer concerts in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Bellflower, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Cypress, Dana Point, Downey, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, OC Parks, Placentia, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rossmoor, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Signal Hill, Tustin, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
JUNE 20 - AUGUST 26: Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine has great free and affordable programs for youth and teens planned during the summer at 21 local parks. Kids can come out for games, crafts, sports, field trips and more Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
JUNE 20- AUGUST 26: Free classes, sports, fitness crafts and more will be offered from 5-8 p.m.at 11 city parks.
4th of July events in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Cypress, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin, Yorba Linda, and more!
THURSDAYS, JUNE 23 - SEPTEMBER 29: Join a guided after-hours walk to see all the nocturnal creatures that call the Nature Center home. Pre-registration required and fills up fast!
JUNE 24-26: Opa! Bring the family for Greek food, live Greek band, folk dancing, marketplace, church tours, and kids' play zone.
JUNE 24: Listen to a story, play a game, and take a leisurely stroll on Mary’s Trail.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Enjoy the Health Expo and fun activities for the entire family. Children ages 5 and below can participate with their parents and/or join the Kids Fun Run.
EVERY LAST SATURDAY: Join Bowers Museum's monthly storytime followed by engaging art projects that kids will love!
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Splash along with Baby Shark and Pinkfong as they journey into the sea to sing and dance through some of your favorite songs.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Kick off your summer with free inclusive activities - featuring a water balloon toss, ocean sensory station, rock painting, and summer-themed goodies -- along with an all-inclusive playground, temporary tattoos, yummy treats, and more.
JUNE 4 - JULY 30: This summer, the Academy Museum is offering $5 matinee tickets. Every Saturday, the Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Bring your friends and family and soak up the fun among millions of bubbles. Enjoy interactive bubble stations, a foam zone, live entertainment, photo opportunities with your favorite princesses, and more!
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.
JUNE 25 - AUGUST 14: Experience the hands-on fun of transforming simple cardboard into cool creations. View inspirational cardboard art from LA artists.
JUNE 11 - AUGUST 20: Join OC Parks staff and OC Parks volunteers for a beginning archery course for first-time archers.
SATURDAYS: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Enjoy free outdoor activities for kids, meet and greet with Dora and Diego and Snow White, shop for new toys, grab a bite to eat, and discover a variety of kid-friendly vendors.
JUNE 25: With three stages of live entertainment, hands-on art demonstrations, vendors and food!
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Celebrate the arts with hands-on activities with Long Beach artist Cody Lusby, Long Beach Symphony's instrument petting zoo, food vendors, performances, and more!
SATURDAY, JUNE 25: Enjoy a family-friendly celebration in the park with live music, kids activities, face painting, Skyline photos, food trucks and vendors, and more!
JUNE 25: Wet-plate photography, the telegraph, iron-clad ships and railroads, these are just some of the innovations you can explore at the Drum Barracks Civil War Technology Fair.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26: Enjoy interactive color-filled bubble stations, get sudsy with an overflowing foam zone and enjoy live entertainment, games and giveaways.
JUNE 26: Features FREE craft activities in the Muth Interpretive Center’s Discovery Classroom. All ages are welcome.
JUNE 26: Come join for an interactive evening under the stars and immerse yourself in a scaled-down version of our solar system!
JUNE 29-30 & AUGUST 24-25: Downtown showcases the culinary culture of Downtown. This free event also features drink vendors, live music and more!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29: Put on your favorite Star Wars attire or costume, meet your favorite characters, and watch the two sides of the force battle it out in a spectacular lightsaber performance by the Saber Guild.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30: Swim along and flip your fins with Ariel and The Neverland Mermaids. Enjoy a singalong, mermaid tail transformations, and mermaid craft-ivity.
FIRST FRIDAYS: Experience Kidspace Children's Museum for free! Advanced reservations are required.
Movie Night in the City (July 1) • Celebrate Independence Day (July 3) • Teddy Bear Picnic (July 6) • Celebrate Haji (July 7) • Way to Play Day (July 8) • Baby Steps (July 10) • Shark Week (July 12-16) • Night in the Museum (July 14) • Islamic New Year (July 29) • Harry Potter's Birthday (July 31)
JULY 1-4: A four day event filled with everything anime! With live concerts, industry panels, signature events, cosplay, gaming, programming, and much more.
JUNE 11-SEPTEMBER 2: Enjoy a stroll in the gardens at twilight. Meet your friends, enjoy dinner or a light snack and a cocktail at 1919 Cafe, stroll the breathtaking gardens at sunset, and take home a memento of your visit from the Huntington Store.
JULY 1: More than 100 pre-1975 classic cars and motorcycles will be on display, live bands performing on stage, and food trucks serving local cuisine! Also, don't miss the firework presentation that begins at 9:15 p.m.
WEEKENDS, JULY 2-17: This multi-zone bounce park features attractions and area for the whole family including: Dodgeball Court, Battle Beam, Sumo Challenge, Ninja Challenge, 23 ft. Slide, Ice Climbers, Basketball, Wipeout inspired games, toddler park, and more!
SATURDAY, JULY 2: Join Cal Heights Music for a free all ages Campfire Jam around their "felt" campfire. Feel free to bring your own acoustic instruments, shakers, and your voices. They'll have instruments out for you to use as well.
JULY 2: Enjoy a a yoga-filled weekend with your little one in Long Beach! Includes engaging yoga games, breathing practices, and more!
JULY 2: A family-friendly 4-hour event where guests have the opportunity to play with their own blaster toys on the SoFi Stadium field decked out with inflatable obstacle courses - think paintball but with foam darts!
SUNDAY, JULY 3: Sing along with Isabella, Dolores, and Mirabel! Enjoy storytime, crafting, and individual photos.
JULY 4: Offers free art, music, film, performing arts, textile, and culture classes!
JULY 4: Join Justin Rudd's "Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade" with a kids patriotic speech and costume contest!
JULY 5 & AUGUST 2: Toddlers and Tunes takes place on the Giant Wheel Lawn, near the ferris wheel from 1am to 12pm. Enjoy some fun in the sun with complimentary Carousel*, games, interactive DJ, and more.
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