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Nature Activities for Kids and Families in Orange County

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                                                                                                However, older/younger children can still participate unless the symbol '!' is shown.
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                                                                                                will not be included in the Total Cost of Admission.
Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Farm + Food Lab @ Orange County Great Park
Outdoor classroom
Irvine 08/25/2019 0-17
Mason Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area
Irvine 08/25/2019 0-17
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, interpretive center
Laguna Beach 08/25/2019 0-17
Kayak tours @ Newport Aquatic Center
2-hour guided tour of the Back Bay
Newport Beach 08/25/2019 8-17!
Kayak rental @ Newport Aquatic Center
Rent a Kayak and explore the Upper Newport Bay
Newport Beach 08/25/2019 7-17!
Crystal Cove State Park
Hiking, biking, body surfing, surfing, swimming, tidepooling
Laguna Beach 08/25/2019 0-17
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 08/25/2019 4-17
Trailside Chat @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 08/25/2019 5-12
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 08/25/2019 0-17
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, picnic area
Laguna Niguel 08/25/2019 0-17
Butterfly House @ Environmental Nature Center
Witness butterflies emerge from chrysalises
Newport Beach 08/25/2019 0-17
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Hiking, nature center, bird & animal watching, lake
Silverado 08/25/2019 0-17
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Laguna Niguel 08/25/2019 0-17
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Hiking/biking, picnic area
Orange 08/25/2019 0-17
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, interpretive center
Orange 08/25/2019 0-17
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hiking, interpretive center
Anaheim 08/25/2019 0-17
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 08/25/2019 4-17
Mile Square Regional Park
Playgrounds, picnic area, bike rentals, fishing
Fountain Valley 08/25/2019 0-17
Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
Hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
Coto De Caza 08/25/2019 0-17
O'Neil Regional Park
Playground, Interpretive center, picnic area, biking/hiking
Trabuco Canyon 08/25/2019 0-17
Yorba Regional Park
Playgrounds, biking, picnic area, fishing, rentals
Anaheim 08/25/2019 0-17
Caspers Wilderness Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
San Juan Capistrano 08/25/2019 0-17
Nature Hike @ Caspers Wilderness Park
Easy 1-mile hike
San Juan Capistrano 08/25/2019 4-17
Wieder Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area
Huntington Beach 08/25/2019 0-17
Craig Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Fullerton 08/25/2019 0-17
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking trails, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Brea 08/25/2019 0-17
Clark Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Buena Park 08/25/2019 0-17
Beachside Chat @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 08/26/2019 5-17
Hello Kitty Lil Farmer for a Day @ Tanaka Farms
Learn to grow food on a real farm
Irvine 08/28/2019 2-17
Coastkeeper Garden
Natural Play Garden
Orange 08/28/2019 4-17
Parent and Me Time @ Shipley Nature Center
Storytime, crafts
Huntington Beach 08/28/2019 2-10
Nature Scavenger Hunt @ Crystal Cove State Park
Moderate walk
Laguna Beach 08/29/2019 5-17
Wild Tales @ Muth Interpretive Center
Arts and craft, hands-on activities and nature walk
Newport Beach 08/30/2019 2-5!
Nature Bingo @ Crystal Cove State Park
1/2 mile walk
Laguna Beach 08/30/2019 5-17
Roots n' Shoots @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Volunteer service
Anaheim 08/31/2019 12-17!
Nature Walk @ O'Neil Regional Park
Walk while learning about animals and nature
Trabuco Canyon 08/31/2019 3-17
Sea Glass Wrapping @ Crystal Cove State Park
Make jewelry
Laguna Beach 09/04/2019 5-12
Moonlit Marshmallows @ Turtle Rock Nature Center
S'mores by the campfire
Irvine 09/06/2019 1-17
S'mores with a Ranger @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 09/06/2019 5-17
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 09/07/2019 3-17
Full Moon Hike @ Crystal Cove State Park
Moderate hike
Laguna Beach 09/13/2019 8-17
Shellmaker Island Discovery Tour @ Back Bay Science Center
Learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history
Newport Beach 09/14/2019 5-17
Birds, Bugs and Butterflies Walk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about plants and animals
Laguna Beach 09/14/2019 8-17
Children's Garden Workshop Series @ Orange County Great Park
Learn about gardening
Irvine 09/15/2019 3-9!
Family Nature Walk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about plants and animals
Laguna Beach 09/15/2019 8-17
Sunset Beach Walk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Moderate walk
Laguna Beach 09/22/2019 8-17
Autumnal Equinox Sunset Hike @ Crystal Cove State Park
Moderate hike
Laguna Beach 09/23/2019 8-17
Tidepooling @ Crystal Cove State Park
Spectacular tidepools
Laguna Beach 09/28/2019 4-17
Beach Scavenger Hunt @ Crystal Cove State Park
Moderate walk
Laguna Beach 09/28/2019 5-17
Family Hike @ Muth Interpretive Center
Explore the Bay
Newport Beach 10/19/2019 3-17

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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