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Nature for Kids and Families in Orange County

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Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Farm + Food Lab @ Orange County Great Park
Outdoor classroom
Irvine 07/25/2017 0-17
Turtle Rock Nature Center
Nature trail, Labyrinth, Native Plan Garden
Irvine 07/25/2017 1-17
Mason Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area
Irvine 07/25/2017 0-17
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, interpretive center
Laguna Beach 07/25/2017 0-17
Muth Interpretive Center
Reptile and amphibian displays, puzzles, books, crafts
Newport Beach 07/25/2017 1-12
Big Canyon Trail
Nature walk
Newport Beach 07/25/2017 2-17
Kayak rental @ Newport Aquatic Center
Rent a Kayak and explore the Upper Newport Bay
Newport Beach 07/25/2017 7-17!
Crystal Cove State Park
Hiking, biking, body surfing, surfing, swimming, tidepooling
Laguna Beach 07/25/2017 0-17
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 07/25/2017 0-17
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, picnic area
Laguna Niguel 07/25/2017 0-17
Environmental Nature Center
Walking trails & discovery room
Newport Beach 07/25/2017 0-17
Butterfly House @ Environmental Nature Center
Witness butterflies emerge from chrysalises
Newport Beach 07/25/2017 0-17
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Hiking, nature center, bird & animal watching, lake
Silverado 07/25/2017 0-17
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Laguna Niguel 07/25/2017 0-17
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Hiking/biking, picnic area
Orange 07/25/2017 0-17
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, interpretive center
Orange 07/25/2017 0-17
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hiking, interpretive center
Anaheim 07/25/2017 0-17
Mile Square Regional Park
Playgrounds, picnic area, bike rentals, fishing
Fountain Valley 07/25/2017 0-17
Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
Hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
Coto De Caza 07/25/2017 0-17
O'Neil Regional Park
Playground, Interpretive center, picnic area, biking/hiking
Trabuco Canyon 07/25/2017 0-17
Yorba Regional Park
Playgrounds, biking, picnic area, fishing, rentals
Anaheim 07/25/2017 0-17
Shipley Nature Center
Nature trails & interpretive center
Huntington Beach 07/25/2017 1-17
Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on activities, binoculars, natural history exhibits
Dana Point 07/25/2017 2-17
Caspers Wilderness Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
San Juan Capistrano 07/25/2017 0-17
Wieder Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area
Huntington Beach 07/25/2017 0-17
Fullerton Arboretum
4000 plants, beautiful trails, children's garden
Fullerton 07/25/2017 2-17
Craig Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Fullerton 07/25/2017 0-17
Bolsa Chica Interpretive Center @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Marine life species, live reptiles, different species of taxidermy
Huntington Beach 07/25/2017 0-17
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking trails, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Brea 07/25/2017 0-17
Clark Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Buena Park 07/25/2017 0-17
Coastkeeper Garden
Natural Play Garden
Orange 07/26/2017 4-17
Nature Nights @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Craft, walk, animals
Anaheim 07/26/2017 3-17
Parent and Me Time @ Shipley Nature Center
Storytime, crafts
Huntington Beach 07/26/2017 2-10
Interpretive Center @ Clark Regional Park
Paleontology museum
Buena Park 07/26/2017 0-17
Cool Summer Nights @ Shipley Nature Center
Educational programs and activities for families
Huntington Beach 07/27/2017 3-17
Wild Tales @ Muth Interpretive Center
Arts and craft, hands-on activities and nature walk
Newport Beach 07/28/2017 2-5!
Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms
Pick your own watermelon
Irvine 07/29/2017 2-17
Kayak tours @ Newport Aquatic Center
2-hour guided tour of the Back Bay
Newport Beach 07/29/2017 8-17!
Beachside Chat @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 07/29/2017 5-12
Interpretive Center @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Live animals & natural history exhibits
Anaheim 07/29/2017 3-17
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 07/29/2017 4-17
Nature Walk @ O'Neil Regional Park
Walk while learning about animals and nature
Trabuco Canyon 07/29/2017 3-17
Chino Hills Discovery Center
Tactile features, murals, information about local animals and plants
Brea 07/29/2017 2-17
Saturday Walking at the Nature Park @ Cypress Nature Park
Walk with Nature
Cypress 07/29/2017 2-17
Family Nature Walk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about plants and animals
Laguna Beach 07/30/2017 8-17
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 07/30/2017 4-17
Nature Hike @ Caspers Wilderness Park
Easy 1-mile hike
San Juan Capistrano 07/30/2017 4-17
Back Bay Drive Nature Walks @ Back Bay Science Center
Observe birds and plants
Newport Beach 08/05/2017 6-17
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 08/05/2017 3-17
Shellmaker Island Discovery Tour @ Back Bay Science Center
Learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history
Newport Beach 08/12/2017 5-17
Astronomy Night @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Learn the constellations
San Juan Capistrano 08/12/2017 8-17!
Whale Walk and Talk @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Nature walk, learn about whales
Dana Point 08/12/2017 6-17
Reading in the Redwoods @ Environmental Nature Center
Stories, create a village
Newport Beach 08/13/2017 3-12
Family Hike @ Muth Interpretive Center
Explore the Bay
Newport Beach 08/19/2017 3-17
Big Canyon Bird and Plant Program @ Big Canyon Trail
Explore The Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve
Newport Beach 08/19/2017 6-17
Tarantulas and Other Many Legged Creatures @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Walk to find spiders
San Juan Capistrano 08/19/2017 8-17!
Children's Garden Workshop Series @ Orange County Great Park
Explore STEAM
Irvine 08/20/2017 3-9!
Friends of Dana Point Headlands Children's Program @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on nature learning
Dana Point 08/26/2017 2-12

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