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Wonder Sprouts

@ Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

Nature, music and eco-fun


Spend some quality time with your little ones in the great outdoors! Wonder Sprouts is an immersive program for families where play, discovery, and a little bit of dirt combine to make for an exciting outing. Come to the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and experience the outdoors together.

Spend some quality time with your little ones in the great outdoors! Wonder Sprouts is an immersive program for families where play, discovery, and a little bit of dirt combine to make for an exciting outing. Come to the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and experience the outdoors together.

We are offering some great mini-activity sessions for the fall.


Sprout Power

Hold on, how does a seed actually become a sprout? Why are sprouts so good for you? Today we will sample different types of sprouts and make sprouting jars so that we can make sprouts at home.

Monday, September 11 | 10-11:30 AM

Friday, September 15 | 3-4:30 PM

Save Our Soils

The soil is alive! Let's look at how living creatures move through the sand, silt and clay to support life on our special home, planet Earth! Let's dig in and learn what we can do to care for the precious soil beneath our feet!

Monday, September 18 | 10-11:30 AM

Friday, September 22 | 3-4:30 PM

Feed the Bees

The bees feed us honey....but did you know that we need to feed the bees as well? By planting certain flowers we can provide a healthy diet for for bees right in our own front yard! Remember, we can make a difference even though we are little.

Monday, September 25 | 10-11:30 AM

Friday, September 29 | 3-4:30 PM

Roots Rock

Why do plants have roots? Are some roots different than others? What kind of roots do we eat? Today we will explore the wonderful world of carrots, beets, and turnips!

Monday, October 2 | 10-11:30 AM

Friday, October 6 | 3-4:30 PM

Microgreen Machines

Why are leaves green? How do plants use sunlight energy? Today we will create tiny greenhouses out of re-purposed berry containers and investigate how micro-greens grow.

Friday, October 13 | 3-4:30 PM

Monday, October 16 | 10-11:30 AM

Camp Butternut

Come out and join us to celebrate the beauty of autumn in Orange County. Autumn is the season of the harvest and October is the month of gorgeous gourds like pumpkins and squash. Today we will celebrate delightful, delicious squash with the stories, music, art and numbers.

Friday, October 20 | 3-4:30 PM

Monday, October 23 | 10-11:30 AM

  • Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
  • 2 Irvine Park Road
  • Irvine, CA 92863

Phone: (714) 923-3191

Website: Click to Visit

Restricted to: 3 - 6

  • Ages 3 - 6: $15.00
  • Adults: Free

Note: $20 for two children

Free, provided on location. Enter Irvine Regional Park, follow directions to OEC

Special Family Events

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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