Attractions

Adventure City

Adventure City in North Orange County is guaranteed to entertain young families, with 17 exciting rides and attractions, including the Drop Zone, a 50-foot free-fall tower and the all new Rewind Racers roller coaster.

Alpine Slide and Snow Play

Through Easter: Enjoy tubing and snow play, plus take a chairlift ride to the top of the Alpine Slide where riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds. Go-Karts, mini-golf and new Soaring Eagle attraction, too.

Big Air Trampoline Park

Are you ready to have some BIG Family fun at Big Air Trampoline Park! They are Orange Counties Premier Indoor Trampoline Park that offers exciting fun, including an indoor trampoline Laser Maze, Trampoline Dodgeball courts, Battle Beam, Climbing Wall and more! While you’re there, feel free to relax in one of their massage chairs while accessing… View Article

Big Bear Snow Play

November through Easter: Day and Night “Glow” Tubing at Big Bear Snow Play. Plus, try the brand new Ropes Course — a two-level arial adventure, 12-35 feet in the air, that will have you balancing on ropes, crossing bridges and climbing through and over 30 obstacles: all from the safety of a climbing harness.

Blue Submarine

The Blue Submarine is a marine biology outreach program offering classes and activities for students pre-K through 8th grade. Topics are presented in an interactive format and live tide pool animals are available for certain classes. They can also bring live tidepool animals to you, adding an unforgettable experience to a birthday party or special event.

Children’s Nature Retreat

The Children’s Nature Retreat, located on 20-acres, is a farm, animal sanctuary and nature reserve with over 130+ domesticated livestock and exotic animals from around the world. Visitors can even “Be a Keeper for the Day.” Group tours and party packages are also offered.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. The 20,000-square-foot visitor center is equipped with not only amazing technology and visual teaching exhibits, it also holds engaging classes and workshops, plus camps and birthday parties.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Take in 71,000 square feet of interactive and hands-on exhibits. Whether you want to take a simulated helicopter tour or experience the planetary research station, there’s something for everyone to explore. Cutting-edge exhibits and thrilling events will educate and entertain everyone from kids of all ages to the kid in all of us. Don’t miss… View Article

Discovery Cube Orange County

Discovery Cube Orange County is filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits in themed areas including: Discovery Theater, Inspector Training Course, Boeing Rocket Lab, Healthy Kitchen, Science of Hockey, and more. This spring is the return of OC’s most popular spring-break event, Bubblefest through April 12! Then join them for Rocket Launch and become a rocket… View Article

East West Ice Palace

Ice rink offers public skating, skating classes for kids (3+) and adults, freestyle sessions, in-house hockey, hockey classes, youth travel hockey league, adult hockey league, stick time and broomball. Competitive synchronized skating teams and classes also available.

El Dorado Nature Center

Covering 105 acres with two miles of dirt trails and a 1/4 mile paved trail wind around two lakes, a stream and forested areas. At the entrance, cross over the wooden bridge that spans the lake and you’ll find yourself on a small island that houses the Visitor Center, containing educational displays, art gallery and… View Article

Fillmore & Western Railway

This legendary railroad is home to vintage passenger and dining cars that date back as far as 1914. It’s also the “Home of the Movie Trains” and a 1913 fully restored and operating #14 Baldwin Steam Engine. All year long they offer train tours, such as weekend scenic adventures, murder mystery comedy lunch and dinner trains, holiday trains, special event trains, steam train rides, school trains and privately chartered group trains.

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park

Take a break and have fun at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Offers challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats and kiddie train. See the latest issue of Kidsguide for the Golf N’ Stuff ad with coupons!

Irvine Lanes

Irvine Lanes is one of So Cal’s premiere bowling centers, with 40 lanes, recently remodeled concourse area, and touch screen scoring system. Their second floor has a unique concept in bowling centers featuring a number of private rooms for catered special events. Plus, Kids Play Free Rewards program running spring through summer, and fun, affordable, easy-to-plan birthday parties, for kids of all ages.

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art exhibits, the Museum of Latin American Art offers a three-week summer camp and special events for all generations. Guided tours can be booked online. Free admission every Sunday and also on the fourth Thursday of every month, 5-9 p.m.

Ocean Institute

Interactive exhibits, marine life, touch tanks, a variety of cruises (whale watching, bioluminescence night cruises), including sails on the tall ship, The Spirit of Dana Point. Their new marine education center focusing on sharks, opens in 2020 and tours are available aboard our tall ship the Pilgrim. 

Ocean Institute: Whale Watching, Specialty Cruises and Tallship Tour

Whale and Marine Life Tours Join marine educators in exploring the ocean from top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during a 2.5-hour long whale watching program. Most Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. Tour the Tallship the Brig Pilgrim Travel back in time to explore Ocean Institute’s… View Article

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Pretend City Children’s Museum is an interconnected city designed for children (infant-8). The city is comprised of a grocery store, farm, doctor’s office, art studio, amphitheater, beach, marina, construction site and many other exhibits. At Pretend City, children learn through role play based on real-world experiences as they dress up as a police officer, deliver the mail, create art, compose music or put out a fire. Be sure to visit March 31 – April 8 for Kidstock; and May 25 – September 7 for their Dinosaur exhibit!

Sherman Library & Gardens

The 2.2 acre botanical garden offers families a place to explore horticulture, art and history, and invites you to enjoy their facility as a place for relaxation, exploration and discovery.

Tessmann Planetarium, Santa Ana College – Tour the Solar System!

All of the Tessmann Planetarium shows highlight the latest in astronomical discoveries.​​ Discover the wonders of the universe at Santa Ana College! Saturday evening shows are followed with Night Sky Live, a guided orientation of the celestial objects visible that evening (weather permitting).