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Nature for Kids and Families in Orange County

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Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Children's Garden Workshop Series @ Orange County Great Park
Learn about gardening
Irvine 10/21/2018 3-9!
Farm + Food Lab @ Orange County Great Park
Outdoor classroom
Irvine 10/21/2018 0-17
Mason Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area
Irvine 10/21/2018 0-17
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, interpretive center
Laguna Beach 10/21/2018 0-17
Muth Interpretive Center
Reptile and amphibian displays, puzzles, books, crafts
Newport Beach 10/21/2018 1-12
Kayak tours @ Newport Aquatic Center
2-hour guided tour of the Back Bay
Newport Beach 10/21/2018 8-17!
Kayak rental @ Newport Aquatic Center
Rent a Kayak and explore the Upper Newport Bay
Newport Beach 10/21/2018 7-17!
Crystal Cove State Park
Hiking, biking, body surfing, surfing, swimming, tidepooling
Laguna Beach 10/21/2018 0-17
Family Nature Walk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about plants and animals
Laguna Beach 10/21/2018 8-17
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 10/21/2018 4-17
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 10/21/2018 0-17
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, picnic area
Laguna Niguel 10/21/2018 0-17
Environmental Nature Center
Walking trails & discovery room
Newport Beach 10/21/2018 0-17
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Hiking, nature center, bird & animal watching, lake
Silverado 10/21/2018 0-17
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Laguna Niguel 10/21/2018 0-17
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Hiking/biking, picnic area
Orange 10/21/2018 0-17
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, interpretive center
Orange 10/21/2018 0-17
Fossils are Fun @ Black Star Staging Area
Fossil hike
Silverado 10/21/2018 8-17!
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hiking, interpretive center
Anaheim 10/21/2018 0-17
Interpretive Center @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Live animals & natural history exhibits
Anaheim 10/21/2018 3-17
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 10/21/2018 4-17
Mile Square Regional Park
Playgrounds, picnic area, bike rentals, fishing
Fountain Valley 10/21/2018 0-17
Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
Hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
Coto De Caza 10/21/2018 0-17
O'Neil Regional Park
Playground, Interpretive center, picnic area, biking/hiking
Trabuco Canyon 10/21/2018 0-17
Yorba Regional Park
Playgrounds, biking, picnic area, fishing, rentals
Anaheim 10/21/2018 0-17
Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on activities, binoculars, natural history exhibits
Dana Point 10/21/2018 2-17
Caspers Wilderness Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
San Juan Capistrano 10/21/2018 0-17
Wieder Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area
Huntington Beach 10/21/2018 0-17
Fullerton Arboretum
4000 plants, beautiful trails, children's garden
Fullerton 10/21/2018 2-17
Craig Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Fullerton 10/21/2018 0-17
Bolsa Chica Interpretive Center @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Marine life species, live reptiles, different species of taxidermy
Huntington Beach 10/21/2018 0-17
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking trails, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Brea 10/21/2018 0-17
Clark Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Buena Park 10/21/2018 0-17
Turtle Rock Nature Center
Nature trail, Labyrinth, Native Plan Garden
Irvine 10/22/2018 1-17
Shipley Nature Center
Nature trails & interpretive center
Huntington Beach 10/22/2018 1-17
Sea Glass Wrapping @ Crystal Cove State Park
Make jewelry
Laguna Beach 10/24/2018 5-12
Coastkeeper Garden
Natural Play Garden
Orange 10/24/2018 4-17
Parent and Me Time @ Shipley Nature Center
Storytime, crafts
Huntington Beach 10/24/2018 2-10
Little Naturalists @ Environmental Nature Center
Outdoor Educational classes
Newport Beach 10/25/2018 3-5!
Wild Tales @ Muth Interpretive Center
Arts and craft, hands-on activities and nature walk
Newport Beach 10/26/2018 2-5!
Seaweeds & Sea Creatures @ Crystal Cove State Park
Explore variety of seaweeds
Laguna Beach 10/27/2018 7-17
Roots n' Shoots @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Volunteer service
Anaheim 10/27/2018 12-17!
Friends of Dana Point Headlands Children's Program @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on nature learning
Dana Point 10/27/2018 2-12
Beachside Chat @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 11/03/2018 5-12
Autumn Early Morning Hike @ Crystal Cove State Park
Moderate hike
Laguna Beach 11/03/2018 8-17
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 11/03/2018 3-17
Tidepooling @ Crystal Cove State Park
Spectacular tidepools
Laguna Beach 11/04/2018 4-17
Shellmaker Island Discovery Tour @ Back Bay Science Center
Learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history
Newport Beach 11/10/2018 5-17
Field Science Saturday @ Crystal Cove State Park
Collect scientific data
Laguna Beach 11/10/2018 8-17
Whale Walk and Talk @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Nature walk, learn about whales
Dana Point 11/10/2018 6-17
Reading in the Redwoods @ Environmental Nature Center
Stories, crafts
Newport Beach 11/18/2018 3-12
Trailside Chat @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 11/24/2018 5-12
Evening Campfire at the Nature Center @ Turtle Rock Nature Center
S'mores, stories and songs by the fire
Irvine 12/07/2018 3-17!

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