Paw Patrol: Adventure Play Exhibit at Discovery Cube LA

JANUARY 28 - MAY 14: This interactive exhibit lets visitors run rescue missions and work together to overcome challenges in a fun and immersive environment. Join Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Everest, Rocky, Zuma, and Tracker as you explore your unique abilities, overcome challenges, and help friends.

Dates:
Location:
Discovery Cube - Los Angeles 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar, CA

A Cabazon Dinosaurs Valentine

FEBRUARY 1-28: The world's biggest Valentine greeting from Mr. Rex and his friends are ready for photos with you and your loved ones.

Dates:
Location:
Cabazon Dinosaurs 50770 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, CA
Cost:
$11 – $15

Long Beach Expo – The Collectibles Show

FEBRUARY 2-4: Find experts and enthusiasts in coin collecting, banknotes, sports memorabilia, trading cards, and even retro video games. Plus, free kids treasure hunt and stamp giveaways.

Dates:
Location:
Long Beach Convention Center 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
Cost:
$5 – $10

Disney’s The Lion King Musical at Pantages Theatre

FEBRUARY 2 - MARCH 26: Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. Disney's The Lion King makes its triumphant return to Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

Dates:
Location:
The Pantages Theatre 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
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Repticon at OC Fair & Event Center

FEBRUARY 4-5: See reptile vendors, live animal seminars, free raffles, and more. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

Dates:
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Cost:
$6 – $12

Chinese New Year Festival at The Huntington Gardens

FEBRUARY 4-5: Celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Rabbit with this family-friendly event featuring lion dancers, mask-changing artist, martial arts demonstrations, music, art and craft demonstrations, and more.

Dates:
Location:
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

Lunar New Year Festival & Market at Anaheim GardenWalk

FEBRUARY 4-5: Live performances, face painting, photo op with the God of Fortune, and support 30+ small businesses.

Dates:
Location:
Anaheim GardenWalk 400 West Disney Way, Anaheim, CA
Cost:
Free

NASCAR: Clash at The Coliseum

FEBRUARY 4-5: The Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum returns to kick-off regular season for the NASCAR Cup Series. NASCAR Fan Fest features fun, interactive opportunities for fans of all ages.

Dates:
Location:
LA Memorial Coliseum 3911 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at OCC Planetarium

JANUARY 7 - MARCH 25: Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Orange Coast College - Planetarium 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA
Cost:
$6 – $10

International Festival of Chocolate at Bowers Museum

FEBRUARY 5: Indulge in chocolate samples from boutique chocolatiers and learn traditional chocolate recipes from Mexico and South America.

Dates:
Location:
Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA
Cost:
Free

Whale Fiesta at Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro

FEBRUARY 5: Check out the life-sized pod of inflatable whales at this annual celebration of all things cetacean. Also enjoy games, crafts, guest lectures, festive music, and a duct tape whale contest.

Dates:
Location:
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA
Cost:
Free

Valentine’s Cookie Crawl at Bella Terra Huntington Beach

FEBRUARY 6: Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Kids Club at Bella Terra. Collect cookies from store to store, create a fun Valentine's Day card, enjoy hot cocoa, and dance to live music.

Dates:
Location:
Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Centennial Farm Discovery Days in Costa Mesa

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER - JUNE: During a Discovery Day, “farmers” are stationed around the farm available to answer questions and provide information. There's also opportunities for children to pet a chick, plant a radish seed and see a milking demonstration (provided the cow is giving milk).

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Centennial Farm 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

Chicks & Sprouts Educational Workshop at Tanaka Farms

THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS, JAN 19 - SEP 9: Children learn 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 barnyard friends.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Tanaka Farms 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine
Cost:
$30

Family Art Workshop at Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

FEBRUARY 9: Learn the technique of blind contour drawing in art. Blind contour drawing is a technique that helps artists practice their observation skills and promote calming mindfulness and mental health

Dates:
Location:
Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA
Cost:
$5

Santa Ana Zoo Park Pop-Ups

FEBRUARY 3 - MAY 12: Meet zoo staff for a fun time of exploration and discovery at a local Santa Ana park. Each event is free, open to walk-ups and includes nature-based activities and a meet-and-greet with a new animal friend.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
CA
Cost:
Free

Great Train Show in Costa Mesa

FEBRUARY 11-12: Great American Train Shows is the nation’s only coast-to-coast train show company. Their train shows are designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families, and the just plain curious.

Dates:
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
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Cost:
$11 – $12

Monster Jam at Angel Stadium in Anaheim

JAN 14-15 • FEB 11-12 • FEB 18-19: It’s time to fire up the engines again as the most action-packed motorsports experience for families roars back into the iconic SoCal dirt battleground home at Angel Stadium for three adrenaline-charged weekends.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Angel Stadium 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA
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Sweetheart Swan Note Holder – Kids Workshop at Lowe’s

FEBRUARY 11: Your mini-DIYer will love this Valentine’s workshop as they build their own Swan Love Note Holder. It’s the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Register your spot online.

Dates:
Location:
Lowe's Locations CA
Cost:
Free

Family Art Class: Valentine Heart at Sherman Gardens

FEBRUARY 11: Use leave and flowers to press into a clay heart and decorate a mini canvas. This fun, relaxed class takes place in our outdoor classroom before the garden is open.

Dates:
Location:
Sherman Library & Gardens 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar
Cost:
$30

Valentine’s Day Meet & Greet with Mr. & Mrs. Mouse in Rossmoor

FEBRUARY 11: Valentine's Day is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than snapping a photo with your favorite couple, Mr. & Mrs. Mouse?

Dates:
Location:
The Shops at Rossmoor 12201 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Natural History Museum Welcome Day

FEBRUARY 11: Chat with the artists and watch them weave before your eyes, explore rarely-seen Pacific Island cultural objects, craft and weave your very own paper heart for Valentine's Day, and join in on a scavenger hunt.

Dates:
Location:
Natural History Museum 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Valentine’s Day Family Cookout at Tanaka Farms

FEBRUARY 11: Enjoy a farm-to-table meal, make your own chocolate dipped strawberries, go on a tractor-pulled wagon ride, and visit the barnyard animals.

Dates:
Location:
Tanaka Farms 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine
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Cost:
$29 – $49

Snow Play at The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona

FEBRUARY 11: Play in 10 tons of fresh snow! The synthetic ice rink is also open.

Dates:
Location:
The Shops at Dos Lagos 2780 Cabot Drive, Corona, CA
Cost:
$10 – $15

Chocolate Festival in Long Beach

FEBRUARY 11: Belmont Shore Businesses will be offering an array of chocolate treats for chocolate lovers, along with other sweets to satisfy the whole family.

Dates:
Location:
Belmont Shore 2nd Street, Belmont Shore
Cost:
$15

ArtLab at Hammer Museum

SATURDAYS, JANUARY 14 - APRIL 29: Drop by Art Lab for hands-on creative activities inspired by artworks on view at the museum.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Cost:
Free

Sweetheart Rides at The Zimmerman in El Segundo

FEBRUARY 12: Bring your sweetheart or family to the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum for a fun and unique experience. Complimentary champagne and chocolate tasting, and a chauffeured ride in a classic car.

Dates:
Location:
The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum 610 Lairport St., El Segundo, CA
Cost:
$5 – $15

Valentine’s Day Celebration at Pretend City

FEBRUARY 12: Card making station, pink and red paint exploration, flower petal sensory table, and a special Valentine's Day themed story time.

Dates:
Location:
Pretend City Children's Museum 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA

Light Catcher Family Workshop at the Getty Center

SELECT SUNDAYS, FEB 12- MAR 16: Create your own light catcher inspired by the Getty’s stained glass collection and discover how to make art using light and color.

Dates:
Location:
Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Cost:
Free

Clay Date – A Family Workshop at AMOCA

FEBRUARY 12: Visit the American Museum of Ceramic Art for a clay date! Create your own unique coiled clay vase and paper bouquet for a special loved (or yourself)

Dates:
Location:
American Museum of Ceramic Art 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona
Cost:
$15

Family Hike in Round Canyon

FEBRUARY 12: Enjoy nature with friends and family in Round Canyon. Hike along a fairly flat trail and watch for red-tailed hawks and mule deer.

Dates:
Location:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve Irvine, CA
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The Leo Fender Project at The Muck

FEBRUARY 13-19: An original play for children based on the life of Fullerton local and inventor of the stratocaster electric guitar, Leo Fender. This is an exciting, fast-paced, musical production with a great message for students of all ages!

Dates:
Location:
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton
Cost:
$25

Valentine’s Cookie Crawl at Long Beach Exchange

FEBRUARY 14: Collect cookies from store to store, create a fun Valentine's Day card, and meet special valentine characters.

Dates:
Location:
Long Beach Exchange Long Beach
Cost:
Free

Valentine’s Day PJ Party with Once Upon an Island

FEBRUARY 14: A high-energy play night that gives parents a date night! The Valentine PJ Party is filled with games, crafts, dancing, singing, pizza and snacks, movies, and more.

Dates:
Location:
Once Upon an Island 118 Agate Ave., Newport Beach, California
Cost:
$65

World Ballet Series: Cinderella in Glendale

FEBRUARY 16: Part of the World Ballet Series, Cinderella is performed live by a multinational cast of 40 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most celebrated fairy tale to life.

Dates:
Location:
Alex Theatre 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
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Cost:
$39 – $125

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