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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 09/23/2017 0-17
Turtle Rock Nature Center
Nature trail, Labyrinth, Native Plan Garden
Irvine 09/23/2017 1-17
Mason Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area
Irvine 09/23/2017 0-17
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, interpretive center
Laguna Beach 09/23/2017 0-17
Muth Interpretive Center
Reptile and amphibian displays, puzzles, books, crafts
Newport Beach 09/23/2017 1-12
Big Canyon Trail
Nature walk
Newport Beach 09/23/2017 2-17
Kayak tours @ Newport Aquatic Center
2-hour guided tour of the Back Bay
Newport Beach 09/23/2017 8-17!
Kayak rental @ Newport Aquatic Center
Rent a Kayak and explore the Upper Newport Bay
Newport Beach 09/23/2017 7-17!
Crystal Cove State Park
Hiking, biking, body surfing, surfing, swimming, tidepooling
Laguna Beach 09/23/2017 0-17
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 09/23/2017 0-17
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Hiking, biking, picnic area
Laguna Niguel 09/23/2017 0-17
Environmental Nature Center
Walking trails & discovery room
Newport Beach 09/23/2017 0-17
Butterfly House @ Environmental Nature Center
Witness butterflies emerge from chrysalises
Newport Beach 09/23/2017 0-17
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Hiking, nature center, bird & animal watching, lake
Silverado 09/23/2017 0-17
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Laguna Niguel 09/23/2017 0-17
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Hiking/biking, picnic area
Orange 09/23/2017 0-17
Coastkeeper Garden
Natural Play Garden
Orange 09/23/2017 4-17
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, interpretive center
Orange 09/23/2017 0-17
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hiking, interpretive center
Anaheim 09/23/2017 0-17
Interpretive Center @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Live animals & natural history exhibits
Anaheim 09/23/2017 3-17
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 09/23/2017 4-17
Mile Square Regional Park
Playgrounds, picnic area, bike rentals, fishing
Fountain Valley 09/23/2017 0-17
Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
Hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
Coto De Caza 09/23/2017 0-17
Astronomy Night @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Learn the constellations
San Juan Capistrano 09/23/2017 8-17!
O'Neil Regional Park
Playground, Interpretive center, picnic area, biking/hiking
Trabuco Canyon 09/23/2017 0-17
Nature Walk @ O'Neil Regional Park
Walk while learning about animals and nature
Trabuco Canyon 09/23/2017 3-17
Yorba Regional Park
Playgrounds, biking, picnic area, fishing, rentals
Anaheim 09/23/2017 0-17
Shipley Nature Center
Nature trails & interpretive center
Huntington Beach 09/23/2017 1-17
Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on activities, binoculars, natural history exhibits
Dana Point 09/23/2017 2-17
Friends of Dana Point Headlands Children's Program @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Hands on nature learning
Dana Point 09/23/2017 2-12
Caspers Wilderness Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, interpretive center, picnic area
San Juan Capistrano 09/23/2017 0-17
Wieder Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area
Huntington Beach 09/23/2017 0-17
Fullerton Arboretum
4000 plants, beautiful trails, children's garden
Fullerton 09/23/2017 2-17
Craig Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking, picnic area, fishing
Fullerton 09/23/2017 0-17
Bolsa Chica Interpretive Center @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Marine life species, live reptiles, different species of taxidermy
Huntington Beach 09/23/2017 0-17
Chino Hills Discovery Center
Tactile features, murals, information about local animals and plants
Brea 09/23/2017 2-17
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking/biking trails, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Brea 09/23/2017 0-17
Clark Regional Park
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic area, fishing, interpretive center
Buena Park 09/23/2017 0-17
Interpretive Center @ Clark Regional Park
Paleontology museum
Buena Park 09/23/2017 0-17
Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center
Tide pool touch tank, bird watching
Newport Beach 09/24/2017 4-17
Reading in the Redwoods @ Environmental Nature Center
Stories, crafts
Newport Beach 09/24/2017 3-12
Nature Hike @ Caspers Wilderness Park
Easy 1-mile hike
San Juan Capistrano 09/24/2017 4-17
Sea Glass Wrapping @ Crystal Cove State Park
Make jewelry
Laguna Beach 09/27/2017 5-12
Parent and Me Time @ Shipley Nature Center
Storytime, crafts
Huntington Beach 09/27/2017 2-10
Little Naturalists @ Environmental Nature Center
Outdoor Educational classes
Newport Beach 09/28/2017 3-5!
Wild Tales @ Muth Interpretive Center
Arts and craft, hands-on activities and nature walk
Newport Beach 09/29/2017 2-5!
Investigating Habitats Family Walk @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Learn about animal habitats
San Juan Capistrano 09/30/2017 6-17!
Shellmaker Island Discovery Tour @ Back Bay Science Center
Learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history
Newport Beach 10/07/2017 5-17
Back Bay Drive Nature Walks @ Back Bay Science Center
Observe birds and plants
Newport Beach 10/07/2017 6-17
Redwood Hike @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
1.1 mile easy hike
Brea 10/07/2017 3-17
Whale Walk and Talk @ Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Nature walk, learn about whales
Dana Point 10/14/2017 6-17
Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch @ Environmental Nature Center
Music, food, games, pumpkin patch, face painting
Newport Beach 10/15/2017 2-17
Astronomy Night @ William S Craycraft Park
View stars and planets
Mission Viejo 10/20/2017 6-17
Astronomy Night @ William S Craycraft Park
View stars and planets
Mission Viejo 10/20/2017 6-17
Children's Garden Workshop Series @ Orange County Great Park
Learn about gardening
Irvine 10/22/2017 3-9!
International Observe the Moon Night @ The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
Learn about the moon
San Juan Capistrano 10/28/2017 8-17!
Full Moon Walk @ Environmental Nature Center
Learn about Full Moon
Newport Beach 11/03/2017 6-17!
Evening Campfire at Bommer Canyon @ Bommer Canyon
S'mores by the campfire, songs, storytelling
Irvine 11/09/2017 2-17
Wolves, Coyotes and Willdife @ Environmental Nature Center
Learn about wolves
Newport Beach 01/11/2018 6-17!

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