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March 2020

Kidseum Family Workshops: Costume Creation at the Bowers

Bring the entire family to learn how costumes are designed for your favorite films in this fun, introductory workshop. From superheroes to princesses, you’ll superimpose and collage a variety of fabrics, colors, and textures together to create something entirely new!

Dates:
Sunday, March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States

Busy Bee’s Book Event Series with Author Susan Lendroth

March 22: Meet the authors and illustrators of some of our favorite children's picture books sold in the Busy Bee Store. Enjoy a reading, special activity, and have your book autographed. Titles by the author or illustrator will be available for purchase, members receive 15% off store merchandise.

Dates:
Sunday, March 22 @ 2:00 pm
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost:
Free – $15

April 2020

City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge, an international effort to document nature in cities that will be taking place, April 24-27. Focusing on nature where people live, especially in urban areas, this year's challenge allows people to safely document biodiversity in whatever way they can, even from the safety of their own homes.

Dates:
Friday, April 24 - Sunday, May 3
Cost:
Free

Jungle Book at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

April 24 - 25: Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, this rendition of the Jungle Book, recommended for ages 6+, features your favorite characters like you’ve never seen them before.

Dates:
Friday, April 24 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
Cost:
$20 – $35

Anime Festival with Anifest at Torrance Cultural Arts Center

April 24-25: AniFest is a yearly anime convention and festival dedicated in celebrating the arts and culture of Japanese animation. Cosplayers, vendors, partners, sponsors, performers, and event producers all come together in one day to bring you the best that an anime convention has to offer. Visit website for more information. 

Dates:
Saturday, April 25 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance, CA 90503
Cost:
$10 – $150

Kidseum Family Workshops: Modeling Clay Character Design at the Bowers

Use your imagination and your own two hands to create an original character inspired by Inside the Walt Disney Archives. Just like a professional animator, you'll begin with a sketch and then bring the characters to life using modeling clay and new simple skills taught by Kidseum instructors. 

Dates:
Sunday, April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States

May 2020

Planes of Fame Airshow in Chino

Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to present ‘Victory Through Air Power’. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII featuring over 50 historic aircraft, including the B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, F4U Corsair and P-51 Mustangs flying for your enjoyment. 

Dates:
Saturday, May 2 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Planes of Fame Air Museum, 14998 Cal Aero Drive
Chino, 91710
Cost:
Free – $15

Mother and Daughter Tea in Lakewood

May 3: Girls (5-14) can treat their mother-figures to an afternoon featuring an authentic Victorian high tea, complete with scones, tea sandwiches, a variety of desserts and tea, plus lemonade for the little ones.

Dates:
Sunday, May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Monte Verde Park, 4626 North Shadeway
Lakewood, CA 90713
Cost:
$14 – $19

Orange County Children’s Theatre Presents Frozen Jr.

Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking Broadway Junior by (snow)storm! Presented by Orange County Children’s Theatre, the enchanting modern classic from Disney is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage.

Dates:
Thursday, May 7 - Saturday, May 9
Location:
Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683
Cost:
$15

Intro to Robotics for Kids at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Ready for Robots? Register your child (ages 10-14) for this three-hour workshop where they will learn the basics of LEGO Robotics, and program it to complete several challenges utilizing different sensors and methods to make their robot move! Participants will work in teams to accomplish the different missions set out for their robot.

Dates:
Saturday, May 9
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Location:
Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Cost:
$21

Discovery Cube’s Rocket Launch

This event is full of hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where you’ll design, build and launch your own two-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water.

Dates:
Saturday, May 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:
The Boeing Company, 5301 Bolsa Ave.
Huntington Beach, 92647
Cost:
Free

Pencils, Pens & Brushes – The Colorful Women of Early Disney Animation with Mindy Johnson at The Bowers

In a family-friendly presentation for all ages, join author and historian Mindy Johnson for a vivid celebration of many of the key women who shaped Walt Disney's animation. Inspired by her young readers book Pencils, Pens & Brushes - A Great Girls' Guide to Disney Animation (Disney Press), Mindy Johnson introduces you to some of the colorful and extraordinary women from the animated beginnings of Disney Studios. Book signing to follow presentation.

Dates:
Saturday, May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States

Descanso Gardens Reopen

Descanso Gardens will reopen Saturday, May 16. Visitors must maintain social distance, wear a face covering, and should bring water (drinking fountains closed).

Dates:
Saturday, May 16
Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Pet Care Patch Workshop for Young Animal Lovers in Long Beach

The Pet Care Patch Workshop at spcaLA is for young animal lovers, ages 6-12, who are interested in learning about proper animal care and age–appropriate animal issues. Remaining dates include April 4, April 19, May 16 and May 30 (pre-registration required).

Dates:
Saturday, May 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Location:
spcaLA, 7700 East Spring St.
Long Beach,
Cost:
$10 – $15

June 2020

Virtual Family Fun Festival with Bowers Museum

June 28 & July 26: 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.

Dates:
Sunday, June 28 @ 11:00 am
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Drive-In Movie at Newport Dunes

The Dunes Drive-In will feature The Goonies, a summer classic! Bring your own refreshments or enjoy items from the snack bar. There will be popcorn, candy, cotton candy, hot dogs, pretzels and a beer and wine garden.

Dates:
Sunday, June 28 @ 8:30 pm
Location:
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cost:
$30

July 2020

Movies Under the Moon in Anaheim

July 3-4: Experience a socially distanced carpool cinema experience at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Concessions and restrooms available on-site and queues will be managed through a mobile app.

Dates:
Friday, July 3 - Saturday, July 4
Location:
City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim,
Cost:
$9.50 – $80
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