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Nature 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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Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Farm + Food Lab @ Orange County Great Park
Outdoor classroom
Irvine 02/17/2019 0-17
Mason Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area
Irvine 02/17/2019 0-17
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, interpretive center
Laguna Beach 02/17/2019 0-17
Muth Interpretive Center
Reptile and amphibian displays, puzzles, books, crafts
Newport Beach 02/17/2019 1-12
Kayak rental @ Newport Aquatic Center
Rent a Kayak and explore the Upper Newport Bay
Newport Beach 02/17/2019 7-17!
Crystal Cove State Park
Hiking, biking, body surfing, surfing, swimming, tidepooling
Laguna Beach 02/17/2019 0-17
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 02/17/2019 4-17
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 02/17/2019 0-17
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, picnic area
Laguna Niguel 02/17/2019 0-17
Environmental Nature Center
Walking trails & discovery room
Newport Beach 02/17/2019 0-17
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Hiking, nature center, bird & animal watching, lake
Silverado 02/17/2019 0-17
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Laguna Niguel 02/17/2019 0-17
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Hiking/biking, picnic area
Orange 02/17/2019 0-17
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, interpretive center
Orange 02/17/2019 0-17
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hiking, interpretive center
Anaheim 02/17/2019 0-17
Interpretive Center @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Live animals & natural history exhibits
Anaheim 02/17/2019 3-17
Mile Square Regional Park
Playgrounds, picnic area, bike rentals, fishing
Fountain Valley 02/17/2019 0-17
Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
Hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
Coto De Caza 02/17/2019 0-17
O'Neil Regional Park
Playground, Interpretive center, picnic area, biking/hiking
Trabuco Canyon 02/17/2019 0-17
Yorba Regional Park
Playgrounds, biking, picnic area, fishing, rentals
Anaheim 02/17/2019 0-17
Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on activities, binoculars, natural history exhibits
Dana Point 02/17/2019 2-17
Caspers Wilderness Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
San Juan Capistrano 02/17/2019 0-17
Wieder Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area
Huntington Beach 02/17/2019 0-17
Fullerton Arboretum
4000 plants, beautiful trails, children's garden
Fullerton 02/17/2019 2-17
Craig Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Fullerton 02/17/2019 0-17
Bolsa Chica Interpretive Center @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Marine life species, live reptiles, different species of taxidermy
Huntington Beach 02/17/2019 0-17
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking trails, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Brea 02/17/2019 0-17
Clark Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Buena Park 02/17/2019 0-17
Turtle Rock Nature Center
Nature trail, Labyrinth, Native Plan Garden
Irvine 02/18/2019 1-17
Tidepooling @ Crystal Cove State Park
Spectacular tidepools
Laguna Beach 02/18/2019 4-17
Tot Walk @ Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Explore our wild backyard with your baby
Laguna Niguel 02/18/2019 0-3!
Shipley Nature Center
Nature trails & interpretive center
Huntington Beach 02/18/2019 1-17
Sea Glass Wrapping @ Crystal Cove State Park
Make jewelry
Laguna Beach 02/20/2019 5-12
Coastkeeper Garden
Natural Play Garden
Orange 02/20/2019 4-17
Parent and Me Time @ Shipley Nature Center
Storytime, crafts
Huntington Beach 02/20/2019 2-10
Wild Tales @ Muth Interpretive Center
Arts and craft, hands-on activities and nature walk
Newport Beach 02/22/2019 2-5!
Geology Hike @ Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hike and learn about rocks
Laguna Beach 02/23/2019 10-17!
Kayak tours @ Newport Aquatic Center
2-hour guided tour of the Back Bay
Newport Beach 02/23/2019 8-17!
Beachside Chat @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about animals that live at Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach 02/23/2019 5-12
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 02/23/2019 4-17
Roots n' Shoots @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Volunteer service
Anaheim 02/23/2019 12-17!
Shooting Stars Wildflower Walk @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Learn about wildflowers
San Juan Capistrano 02/23/2019 8-17!
Sounds of Nature- Family Nature Walk @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Nature walk, craft
San Juan Capistrano 02/23/2019 6-17!
Nature Walk @ O'Neil Regional Park
Walk while learning about animals and nature
Trabuco Canyon 02/23/2019 3-17
Friends of Dana Point Headlands Children's Program @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on nature learning
Dana Point 02/23/2019 2-12
Whale Twalk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about and look for whales on a walk
Laguna Beach 02/24/2019 8-17
Reading in the Redwoods @ Environmental Nature Center
Stories, crafts
Newport Beach 02/24/2019 3-12
Little Naturalists @ Environmental Nature Center
Outdoor Educational classes
Newport Beach 02/28/2019 3-5!
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 03/02/2019 3-17
Astronomy Night @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Learn the constellations
San Juan Capistrano 03/09/2019 8-17!
Whale Walk and Talk @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Nature walk, learn about whales
Dana Point 03/09/2019 6-17
Children's Garden Workshop Series @ Orange County Great Park
Learn about gardening
Irvine 03/17/2019 3-9!
Leprechaun Hunt @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
crafts, learn about Irish history
San Juan Capistrano 03/17/2019 5-17
Discovering Snakes @ Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Meet Local Snakes
Laguna Beach 03/23/2019 3-17
Hello Kitty Lil Farmer for a Day @ Tanaka Farms
Learn to grow food on a real farm
Irvine 03/27/2019 2-17
Earth Day at Bommer Canyon @ Bommer Canyon
Self guided hikes
Irvine 04/20/2019 6-17

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