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Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Newport Landing Whale Watching - Gray Whale Migration
Over 10,000 Whales Take Part. $16 Cruise Special
Sponsored
Newport Beach Daily March 0-17
Kids Rock Playground @ Orange County Great Park
Environmentally friendly unique playground
Irvine 07/15/2020 1-6
Farm + Food Lab @ Orange County Great Park
Outdoor classroom
Irvine 07/15/2020 0-17
Heritage Park - Irvine
Ocean themed, large playground, water play area, lake
Irvine 07/15/2020 1-13
Turtle Rock Nature Center
Nature trail, Labyrinth, Native Plan Garden
Irvine 07/15/2020 1-17
Heritage Hill Historical Park
Historical park
Lake Forest 07/15/2020 6-17
Mason Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area
Irvine 07/15/2020 0-17
Spanish Storytime @ El Toro Branch Library
Stories, songs and rhymes
Lake Forest 07/15/2020 2-5
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, interpretive center
Laguna Beach 07/15/2020 0-17
Etnies Skate Park
62,000 sf of skate-able terrain
Lake Forest 07/15/2020 7-17
Baker Ranch Community Park
Long tube slide, artificial grass, rock wall, sand area
Lake Forest 07/15/2020 1-15
Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex
Community center offering a fossil exhibit, a sports complex, and a prehistoric playground
Laguna Hills 07/15/2020 0-17
Laguna Koi Ponds
35,000 gallons of koi ponds
Laguna Beach 07/15/2020 0-17
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Marine mammals rehabilitation center
Laguna Beach 07/15/2020 2-17
Muth Interpretive Center
Reptile and amphibian displays, puzzles, books, crafts
Newport Beach 07/15/2020 1-12
Pioneer Road Park
Pioneer themed, 2 playgrounds, water play area
Tustin 07/15/2020 1-13
Prehistoric Playground @ Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex
Fossil themed playground
Laguna Hills 07/15/2020 0-12
Centennial Farm
Three-acre working farm
Costa Mesa 07/15/2020 0-17
Story Time: Toddler Storytime @ Newport Beach Central Library
Fun stories and songs for toddlers
Newport Beach 07/15/2020 2-3!
Story Time: Preschool Storytime @ Corona Del Mar Library
Stories, poems and songs
Corona Del Mar 07/15/2020 3-5!
TeWinkle Park
Universally accessible playground
Costa Mesa 07/15/2020 1-12
TeWinkle Park
Universally accessible playground
Costa Mesa 07/15/2020 1-12
Old Orange County Courthouse Museum
Historic landmark
Santa Ana 07/15/2020 6-17
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 07/15/2020 0-17
Story Time: Books & Babies @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
It's never too early for storytime!
Newport Beach 07/15/2020 0-2!
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, picnic area
Laguna Niguel 07/15/2020 0-17
Lego "Block" Party @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
Build with LEGO's
Newport Beach 07/15/2020 4-10
Environmental Nature Center
Walking trails & discovery room
Newport Beach 07/15/2020 0-17
Pre-school Storytime @ Santa Ana Public Library
Books, songs and craft activity
Santa Ana 07/15/2020 3-5
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Laguna Niguel 07/15/2020 0-17
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Hiking/biking, picnic area
Orange 07/15/2020 0-17
Fishing @ Laguna Niguel Lake
Fishing for the whole family
Laguna Niguel 07/15/2020 2-17
Coastkeeper Garden
Natural Play Garden
Orange 07/15/2020 4-17
Pavion Park
Universally accessible playground
Mission Viejo 07/15/2020 1-12
Pavion Park
Universally accessible playground
Mission Viejo 07/15/2020 1-12
Story Time: Books & Babies @ Balboa Library - Balboa
It's never too early for storytime!
Balboa 07/15/2020 0-2!
Sprayground @ Crown Valley Community Park
Splash pad, playground
Laguna Niguel 07/15/2020 1-12
Vans Skatepark
20,000 square foot indoor skatepark
Orange 07/15/2020 6-17!
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, interpretive center
Orange 07/15/2020 0-17
Toddler Storytime @ Laguna Niguel Library
Stories, fingerplays, puppets
Laguna Niguel 07/15/2020 0-2
Preschool Storytime @ Laguna Niguel Library
Stories, music, dance
Laguna Niguel 07/15/2020 3-6
Toddler Storytime @ Rancho Santa Margarita Library
Stories, songs
Rancho Santa Margarita 07/15/2020 1-3
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hiking, interpretive center
Anaheim 07/15/2020 0-17
Interpretive Center @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Live animals & natural history exhibits
Anaheim 07/15/2020 3-17
Mile Square Regional Park
Playgrounds, picnic area, bike rentals, fishing
Fountain Valley 07/15/2020 0-17
Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
Hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
Coto De Caza 07/15/2020 0-17
O'Neil Regional Park
Playground, Interpretive center, picnic area, biking/hiking
Trabuco Canyon 07/15/2020 0-17
Smash and Splash Golf Academy
Golf classes, driving range, putting greens
Anaheim 07/15/2020 6-17!
Bilingual Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Central Library
Stories for preschoolers
Huntington Beach 07/15/2020 3-6
Preschool Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Main Street Branch Library
Stories for preschoolers
Huntington Beach 07/15/2020 3-6
Stories and Craft @ Huntington Beach-Central Library
Stories and crafts for K-4th grade
Huntington Beach 07/15/2020 4-10
Yorba Regional Park
Playgrounds, biking, picnic area, fishing, rentals
Anaheim 07/15/2020 0-17
Muzeo
Museum and cultural arts center
Anaheim 07/15/2020 5-17
Shipley Nature Center
Nature trails & interpretive center
Huntington Beach 07/15/2020 1-17
Preschool Storytime @ Westminster Branch Library
Stories, songs and craft
Westminster 07/15/2020 2-4
Preschool Storytime @ Anaheim Central Library
Stories
Anaheim 07/15/2020 3-5
Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on activities, binoculars, natural history exhibits
Dana Point 07/15/2020 2-17
Sigler Park Splash Pad
Water play area
Westminster 07/15/2020 1-13
Caspers Wilderness Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
San Juan Capistrano 07/15/2020 0-17
Wieder Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area
Huntington Beach 07/15/2020 0-17
Lemon Park
Spray Pad, playground
Fullerton 07/15/2020 1-13
Hug-a-Bye Baby Storytime @ Haskett Library
Storytime for Babies
Anaheim 07/15/2020 0-1
Splash Pad Water Park @ Harry M. Dotson Park
Spray Pad, playground
Stanton 07/15/2020 1-13
Fullerton Arboretum
4000 plants, beautiful trails, children's garden
Fullerton 07/15/2020 2-17
Interactive Pop Jet Fountain @ Fullerton Downtown Plaza
Water play area
Fullerton 07/15/2020 1-13
Interactive Water Play Area @ Stanton Central Park
Splash Pad, playground
Stanton 07/15/2020 1-13
Craig Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Fullerton 07/15/2020 0-17
Spray Pool @ Adlena Park
Water play area
Fullerton 07/15/2020 1-13
Bolsa Chica Interpretive Center @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Marine life species, live reptiles, different species of taxidermy
Huntington Beach 07/15/2020 0-17
Baby & Toddler Storytime @ Buena Park Library
Stories, songs, crafts
Buena Park 07/15/2020 0-2
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking trails, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Brea 07/15/2020 0-17
Wading Pool @ Valencia Park
Wading pool
Fullerton 07/15/2020 1-13
Clark Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Buena Park 07/15/2020 0-17
Baby Lapsit @ Cypress Library
Stories, music and fun
Cypress 07/15/2020 0-2
Tiny Tot Wading Pool @ Brenner Park
Wading pool
Buena Park 07/15/2020 0-6!
Bouncing Babies Storytime @ Irvine Heritage Park Library
Stories for babies
Irvine 07/16/2020 0-3
Story Time: Preschool Storytime @ Newport Beach Central Library
Stories, poems and songs
Newport Beach 07/16/2020 3-5!
Orange County Museum of Art
Modern and contemporary art
Santa Ana 07/16/2020 12-17
Lapsit Storytime @ Library of the Canyons/Silverado
Stories, singing, activities
Silverado 07/16/2020 0-2
Story Time: Toddler Storytime @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
Fun stories and songs for toddlers
Newport Beach 07/16/2020 2-3!
Baby Storytime @ Santa Ana Public Library
Books, songs and movement activities
Santa Ana 07/16/2020 0-3
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Hiking, nature center, bird & animal watching, lake
Silverado 07/16/2020 0-17
Toddler Storytime @ Irvine Katie Wheeler Library
Books & Songs
Irvine 07/16/2020 1-3
Family Movies @ Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library
Children's movies
Costa Mesa 07/16/2020 2-12
Bilingual Storytime @ Orange Public Library
Stories in Spanish and English
Orange 07/16/2020 2-5
Preschool Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Banning Branch Library
Stories for preschoolers
Huntington Beach 07/16/2020 3-6
Toddler Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Central Library
Stories for toddlers
Huntington Beach 07/16/2020 1-3
Bilingual Family Storytime @ Haskett Library
Spanish/English storytime
Anaheim 07/16/2020 1-7
Baby Lapsit Storytime @ Garden Grove Chapman Library
Stories, songs, playtime
Garden Grove 07/16/2020 0-2
Songs and Stories @ Newport Beach Central Library
Music, yoga, instruments
Newport Beach 07/17/2020 2-5
Preschool Storytime @ Canyon Hills Library
Storytime for preschoolers
Anaheim Hills 07/17/2020 3-5
Craft Stortytime @ Huntington Beach-Oak View Branch Library
Stories and crafts
Huntington Beach 07/17/2020 5-9
Bilingual Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Oak View Branch Library
Stories Spanish/English
Huntington Beach 07/17/2020 5-9
Jump & Jive Storytime @ Euclid Branch Library
Stories, songs
Anaheim 07/17/2020 1-5
Fantabulous Fridays @ Buena Park Library
Wii games, board games, crafts
Buena Park 07/17/2020 4-15
Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning Store - Laguna Hills
Crafts for kids
Laguna Hills 07/18/2020 3-12
Story Time: Family Storytime @ Newport Beach Central Library
Stories, songs, and craft
Newport Beach 07/18/2020 3-7
Train Rides @ Fairview Park
Train Rides
Costa Mesa 07/18/2020 2-17
SOCO Farmers' Market @ SOCO Collection
Kids' booth, scavenger hunt, free balloons
Costa Mesa 07/18/2020 0-17
Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning Store - Fountain Valley
Crafts for kids
Fountain Valley 07/18/2020 3-12
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 07/18/2020 4-17
Roots n' Shoots @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Volunteer service
Anaheim 07/18/2020 12-17!
Nature Walk @ O'Neil Regional Park
Walk while learning about animals and nature
Trabuco Canyon 07/18/2020 3-17
Family Storytime @ Westminster Branch Library
Stories, songs and craft
Westminster 07/18/2020 0-10
Animal Feeding @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Feed reptiles and marine animals
Huntington Beach 07/18/2020 3-17
Family Fun Storytime @ Buena Park Library
Stories, songs, crafts
Buena Park 07/18/2020 0-10
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 07/19/2020 4-17
Free Kids Fishing Clinic @ Dana Wharf
Dockside experience for young anglers!
Dana Point 07/19/2020 4-17
PJ Storytime @ Irvine Heritage Park Library
Bedtime stories for all ages
Irvine 07/20/2020 0-10
Storytime @ Tustin Library
Stories, songs, movement
Tustin 07/20/2020 1-10
Story Time: Books & Babies @ Newport Beach Central Library
It's never too early for storytime!
Newport Beach 07/20/2020 0-2!
Pajama Storytime @ Newport Beach Central Library
Just-before-bed storytelling
Newport Beach 07/20/2020 3-7
Preschool Storytime @ Library of the Canyons/Silverado
Stories, singing, activities
Silverado 07/20/2020 3-5
Drop-in Crafts @ Corona Del Mar Library
Crafts
Corona Del Mar 07/20/2020 3-12
Morning Storytime @ El Modena Branch Library
Stories, fingerplays and songs
Orange 07/20/2020 0-5
Preschool Storytime @ Irvine Katie Wheeler Library
Books & Songs
Irvine 07/20/2020 3-5
Family Storytime @ Newhope Library
Books, songs and craft activity
Santa Ana 07/20/2020 0-10
Preschool Storytime @ Rancho Santa Margarita Library
Stories, songs, crafts
Rancho Santa Margarita 07/20/2020 3-5
Pajama Storytime @ San Juan Capistrano Regional Library
Family storytime
San Juan Capistrano 07/20/2020 1-12
Toddlertime @ East Anaheim Library Branch
Storytime for toddler
Anaheim Hills 07/20/2020 1-3
Hug-A-By Baby @ Anaheim Central Library
Storytime for Infants
Anaheim 07/20/2020 0-0
Preschool Storytime @ Haskett Library
Storytime for preschoolers
Anaheim 07/20/2020 2-5
Storytime @ Brea Library
Stories, songs, and activities
Brea 07/20/2020 0-6
Toddler Storytime @ Cypress Library
Stories, music and fun
Cypress 07/20/2020 1-3
Preschool Storytime @ Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
Stories, songs, crafts
Seal Beach 07/20/2020 2-6
Preschool Storytime @ Cypress Library
Stories, music and fun
Cypress 07/20/2020 3-5
Preschool Storytime @ La Palma Branch Library
Stories, music, crafts
La Palma 07/20/2020 2-5
Toddler Storytime @ Irvine Heritage Park Library
Stories for toddlers
Irvine 07/21/2020 0-3
Toddler Time @ El Toro Branch Library
Stories, songs, playtime
Lake Forest 07/21/2020 0-3
Pre-school Storytime @ Foothill Ranch Library
Stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts
Foothill Ranch 07/21/2020 3-5
Toddler Storytime @ Foothill Ranch Library
Stories, play time
Foothill Ranch 07/21/2020 0-2
Story Time: Books & Babies @ Corona Del Mar Library
It's never too early for storytime!
Corona Del Mar 07/21/2020 0-2!
Story Time @ Pottery Barn Kids - Costa Mesa
Pottery Barn Book Club
Costa Mesa 07/21/2020 2-7
Toddler Storytime @ Library of the Canyons/Silverado
Stories, singing, activities
Silverado 07/21/2020 1-3
Story Time: Preschool Storytime @ Mariners Library - Newport Beach
Stories, poems and songs
Newport Beach 07/21/2020 3-5!
Spanish Storytime @ Santa Ana Public Library
Books, songs and craft activity
Santa Ana 07/21/2020 0-10
Story Time: Preschool Storytime @ Balboa Library - Balboa
Stories, poems and songs
Balboa 07/21/2020 3-5!
Story Time @ Pottery Barn Kids - Mission Viejo
Pottery Barn Book Club
Mission Viejo 07/21/2020 2-7
Toddler Storytime @ Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library
Stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts
Costa Mesa 07/21/2020 0-3
Morning Storytime @ Taft Branch Library
Stories, fingerplays and songs
Orange 07/21/2020 0-5
Family Storytime @ Sunkist Branch Library
Sing, dance, books
Anaheim 07/21/2020 1-7
Toddlertime @ Canyon Hills Library
Storytime for toddler
Anaheim Hills 07/21/2020 1-3
Storytime @ San Juan Capistrano Regional Library
Preschool storytime
San Juan Capistrano 07/21/2020 3-5
Hug-a-Bye Baby Storytime @ East Anaheim Library Branch
Storytime for Babies
Anaheim Hills 07/21/2020 0-1
Surf City Nights @ Huntington Beach Pier
Fresh produce, kids activities, entertainment
Huntington Beach 07/21/2020 1-17
Toddler Storytime @ Westminster Branch Library
Stories and songs
Westminster 07/21/2020 1-2
Toddler Time @ Anaheim Central Library
Stories
Anaheim 07/21/2020 2-2
Toddlertime @ Euclid Branch Library
Stories and songs
Anaheim 07/21/2020 1-3
Preschool Storytime @ Huntington Beach-Helen Murphy Branch Library
Stories for preschoolers
Huntington Beach 07/21/2020 3-6
Stepping Up Storytime @ Haskett Library
Storytime for toddler
Anaheim 07/21/2020 1-2
Family Storytime @ Haskett Library
Stories for all ages
Anaheim 07/21/2020 1-7
Toddler and Preschooler Storytime @ Garden Grove Chapman Library
Stories, activities, fingerplays
Garden Grove 07/21/2020 3-5
Preschool Storytime @ Buena Park Library
Stories, songs, crafts
Buena Park 07/21/2020 3-5
Family Storytime @ La Palma Branch Library
Stories, songs
La Palma 07/21/2020 3-10
Bilingual Storytime @ La Habra Library
Stories
La Habra 07/21/2020 2-10
Friends of Dana Point Headlands Children's Program @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on nature learning
Dana Point 07/25/2020 2-12
Summer Drive-In Series @ Orange County Great Park
Drive in movies and concerts
Irvine 08/01/2020 1-17
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Irvine
Fun and education hands-on projects
Irvine 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Tustin
Fun and education hands-on projects
Tustin 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Laguna Hills
Fun and education hands-on projects
Laguna Hills 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Lake Forest (South)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Lake Forest 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Lake Forest (North)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Lake Forest 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Santa Ana (East)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Santa Ana 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Laguna Niguel
Fun and education hands-on projects
Laguna Niguel 08/01/2020 5-12!
Drop-In Crafts @ Newport Beach Central Library
Monthly crafting program
Newport Beach 08/01/2020 3-8
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Santa Ana (West)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Santa Ana 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Costa Mesa
Fun and education hands-on projects
Costa Mesa 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Mission Viejo
Fun and education hands-on projects
Mission Viejo 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Orange (East)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Orange 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Orange (West)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Orange 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Huntington Beach (South)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Huntington Beach 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Garden Grove
Fun and education hands-on projects
Garden Grove 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Huntington Beach (North)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Huntington Beach 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Anaheim (West)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Anaheim 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Fullerton
Fun and education hands-on projects
Fullerton 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Stanton
Fun and education hands-on projects
Stanton 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Westminster
Fun and education hands-on projects
Westminster 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Anaheim (East)
Fun and education hands-on projects
Anaheim 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Brea
Fun and education hands-on projects
Brea 08/01/2020 5-12!
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 08/01/2020 3-17
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-Cypress
Fun and education hands-on projects
Cypress 08/01/2020 5-12!
Kids Workshops @ The Home Depot-La Habra
Fun and education hands-on projects
La Habra 08/01/2020 5-12!
D. Yoder Family Sundays @ Casa Romantica
Free admission, kids program
San Clemente 08/02/2020 4-17
Whale Walk and Talk @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Nature walk, learn about whales
Dana Point 08/08/2020 6-17
Wetland Tour @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Free public tours
Huntington Beach 08/08/2020 4-17
Restoration Day @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Restore the Wetlands
Huntington Beach 08/09/2020 6-17

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