Every Saturday beginning in January you can go orange picking at La Verne Heritage Park. The trees are full of oranges and can be picked through March.Read More
We were invited to Mt High in Wrightwood for a day of skiing and lessons. Thanks to El Nino the conditions were perfect. We have done snow play before with the kids, but we haven't given them lessons for skiing. I set up the kids for skiing lessons and it was the best decision we have made. Kids like to argue with parents that they know what they are doing and don't really listen to us when we are teaching them. The instructors at Mt High know how to teach kids. They tell them key phrases to show them how to put their skis. My kids said they liked making a pizza with their skis. Plus with Mt High packages they make it easy to have everything ready for you.Read More
Have you ever heard of this museum in Claremont? It is a small museum so if you are in the area I suggest you stop by. My toddler loved it! Of course what kid doesn't like dinosaurs? As a parent I liked it myself and wished my son didn't rush through the exhibits so that I can read more of the information. With it being so inexpensive and a small museum it was perfect for a couple of hours of our day.
Upstairs or the main floor you will find artifacts, bones, and fossils. My son was scared of some of them, but he got over it after awhile. It took some getting used to from him. Encourage your kids to examine the size of these dinosaurs and based on their bones what do they think they ate or lived.
They also have this area where kids can tough fossils and my toddler's favorite where they have a dinosaur mouth and then you match the teeth to the mouth.
Downstairs was meant just for kids! They have a discovery section that you pull down a lever to hear the sound of a dinosaur, looking at the mirror and comparing the size of himself to the dinosaur, and digging for fossils. My son was frightened by some of the sounds and refused to go into any tunnels, but he had a blast digging and searching for fossils. We spent most of our time here.
The place is not crowded which is nice that you don't have to fight your way through an exhibit. It took us about 2 hours to see the whole place and that included the playing and discovery downstairs.
Each month on the first or second Saturday they have Family Science Discovery Days were there is hands on learning with a specific topic. They have learning stations and craft activities.
Once a year they have the Annual Fossil Fest! Again lots of hands on learning for the whole family with games and crafts.
FREE Third Tuesday of the month is the LA Arboretum, plus print a scavenger hunt for your kids!Read More
Exploring and camping in Joshua Tree.Read More
Lets hike with the family to Marshall Canyon Trail in La VerneRead More
Hike to Bonita Falls in Lytle Creek with the kids.Read More
When to get tickets for the Huntington Library Gardens Free Day and what to exploreRead More
Check out the new exhibit JELLIES at the Aquarium of the PacificRead More
Check out the list of activities that will be happening at Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin PatchRead More
For the first time we were invited to Tanaka Farms for the Watermelon Tours. We have never been and since the kids love watermelon I thought why not try. I was so surprised by how big it is. Here are my tips before you go:Read More
We were recently invited to Great Wolf Lodge Southern California to check out the new Deluxe Wolf Den King Suite and to hear all about what is coming up at Great Wolf Lodge.Read More
It's been a long time since we have been to Kidspace Museum in Pasadena and I am so glad we got invited to go! It has changed a lot! I totally forgot about the water play there so we will have to go again prepared with water shoes and water clothes. There was a lot to do and we didn't get to complete the whole thing. Since we live in Southern California we had to leave by 2pm in order to avoid the traffic driving home.Read More
Can you believe that Ghost Town at Knott's is coming back this year! I am so happy! We loved it last year when they celebrated Ghost Town 75th Anniversary. It was a hit with our family. My family and I were recently invited to take part of interactive experience, Ghost Town Alive! It was fun taking part of the town and being able to explore inside the normally closed doors of Calico.Read More
Finally my son was at the appropriate age to explore Rubel Castle in Glendora. You have to be at least 8 years old to be able to attend the tour. Rubel Castle is located in Glendora. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. You have to call and schedule a tour. You don't need a group as they will fit you in. Now this isn't your average castle. You won't hear stories about royalty here. You will hear stories about friendship, perseverance, and imagination.Read More
Starting June 6th on every Tuesday at 10am and 12:30pm Krikorian Theatres have $1 movies during the summer.
Buena Park Metroplex 18 - FREE event
Downey Cinema 10
Monrovia Cinema 12 & LFX
Redlands Cinema 14
San Clemente Cinema 6
What's playing this year?
The Butterflies Exhibit is located just outside of the Natural History Museum. The cost is $5 per person for thirty minutes. You have to select the time you want to go. They do it in small groups and there is a waiting area for you to wait. I suggest getting there five minutes prior to your time.Read More
MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! ANNOUNCES NEW SHOW WITH MORE THAN 20 FAVORITE MARVEL SUPER HEROES AND VILLAINS!Read More
Get wet at Santa Fe Water Park!Read More