Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Take a FREE wagon ride around the farm to pick your very own vegetables. You can pick carrots, kale, swiss chard, baby maui onions, and vine ripened tomatoes(all types). Just pay for what you pick. No reservations needed please arrive 15 minutes prior to the time you want to attend.
Tanaka Farms is located at: 5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine, CA
Public Drinking Water Is Not Available, please bring your own or bottled water is available for purchase at $1.50/bottle.. This is an actually working farm, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
They do not allow pets or wagons on the property. for safety reasons.
On Discovery Days children and adults take an unguided tour of Centennial Farm. During their visit can see a milking demonstration (9:30 a.m. only), pet a chick and learn about plants and animals from any of our many docents stationed around Centennial Farm
Tour Times are between 9:00 a.m. – Noon, they we recommend arriving no later than 11 a.m. in order to allow enough time to see all exhibits.
Admission & Parking are FREE but donations are gratefully accepted!
No reservation required for groups of 5 children or less.
Centennial Farm is a three-acre working farm at the OC Fair & Event Center created to educate youth about agriculture and its importance to daily life. The Farm is home to fruit and vegetable gardens, livestock, and the Millennium Barn. Children and adults can view pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and more while strolling though gardens of lush vegetation.
The next scheduled Discovery Day is on Monday, October 20, 2014: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
We were just at Balboa park a couple of weeks ago can I just say I love this place! Yes, the day was beautiful and the company was fantastic but really this place is mesmerizing. The buildings boast beautiful architecture, the Koi pond was filled with lily pads and baby Koi, the gardens are gorgeous and the Botanical Building was so tranquil. So I was super excited to see this family Halloween event, Balboa Park Halloween Family Day.
Balboa Park Halloween Family Day offers Free Treats, Including Free Kids Admission. Families can kick off their Halloween celebrations with a spooktacular array of free hands-on activities and free admission for kids 12 and under with paid adult at the annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day on Sunday, October 26.
Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions throughout the Park will present creepy craft projects, scary gallery tours, spine-tingling storytelling, costume parades and contests, and other fun surprises from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adults can also receive best-value admission when purchasing the Balboa Park Explorer One-Day, Multi-Day, or Annual Pass.
Highlights of this year’s park-wide Halloween Family Day include mini-carnival games and costume contests for prizes hosted by San Diego Park & Rec., a doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s annual rooftop pumpkin drop, a free children’s concert and activities in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, and free activity and prize-drawing booths on the Prado and in the Plaza de Panama. Please see below for a complete listing of all the activities scheduled for the October 26 Family Day. For updates, visitwww.balboapark.org/halloweenfamilyday.
SPECIAL FAMILY DAY ACTIVITIES AND OFFERS
Balboa Park Visitors Center: Free gift to kids in costume who are accompanied by an adult (while supplies last). Enter a drawing to win:
· Balboa Park Explorer Multi-Day Passes
· Old Town Trolley/Seal Tour ticket
Live in Concert CD and 4 free tickets to a San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory concert in 2014-15
· San Diego Junior Theatre Family: 4-pack of tickets to an upcoming show
· San Diego Civic Youth Ballet: 4 tickets to The Nutcracker
House of Pacific Relations International Cottages: Open houses and trick-or-treating at select cottages from noon to 4pm; House of Scotland Lawn Program at 2pm.
Japanese Friendship Garden: Halloween-themed crafts (including origami), story-time, and “Taste of Japan Food Fest!” featuring cuisine from different Japanese food vendors; picnicking in the newly opened portion of the garden expansion.
Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater: Free puppet-making activity for children accompanied by an adult from 11:45am until 1pm show; show ticket not required for this activity.
Mingei International Museum: Children 12 and under free with paid adult.
Museum of Photographic Arts: Special Halloween sunprint craft for all ages, using photographic paper, Halloween-themed cut-outs, and sunlight to create spooky designs.
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center: Halloween-themed science activities in Kid City for toddlers 5 and younger; FrankenToys inventing activity in the Tinkering Studio for kids of all ages. Kids 12 and under free with paid adult for gallery admission only.
San Diego Air & Space Museum: Ghost rotor making activity (paper helicopters with a Halloween twist) at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30; rooftop pumpkin-dropping experiment at 2:30pm; kid-friendly short films in 3D/4D movie theater; and Kid’s Aviation Action Hangar all day (simulators not included). Discounted admission price of $5 to see the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! special exhibition.
San Diego Automotive Museum:Spooky gearhead hat-making activity for kids; car monster creating craft.
San Diego History Center:“Scent-sing San Diego” activity to learn how much your nose doesn’t know about San Diego’s past
San Diego Junior Theatre:Addams Family musical theater performances for ages 10 and up (October 24 – November 9).
San Diego Model Railroad Museum: Halloween-themed games, crafts, and trains aboard the Haunted Express.
San Diego Museum of Art:“Mask and Costume”Search and Find handout to guide families on a hunt for artworks in the collection that feature masks and costumes.
San Diego Museum of Man: “Monsters” exhibit, exploring forests, caves, and deep dark seas in search of fantastical creatures;hands-on monster creating activity. Kids 12 and under FREE with paid adult for general admission only.
San Diego Natural History Museum:Critter Cave tour to discover nocturnal creatures; Halloween-themed hands-on activities and crafts to take home. Kids 12 and under free with a paid adult for general admission and 3-D films only. Does not include separately priced special exhibitions
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory: Free open orchestra rehearsals (classical melodies) on the 2nd floor of the Casa del Prado building, rooms 207 & 205, 1pm–5pm.
San Diego Zoo: Free admission to all children through 11 years of age, regardless of adult ticket purchase. Part of “Kids Free Month” (October) promotion.
Spanish Village:Doggie costume contest (1pm),trick-or-treat bag decorating (all day), studio trick-or-treating (with accompanying adult)
Spreckels Organ Society:Special Family Festival Day programming during the free 2pm organ concert, geared especially for young audiences; kids activities in the Organ Pavilion 1:30pm-3:30pm hosted by the Spreckels Organ Society (mask-making), Girl Scouts (free drawings for toys and cookies), the San Diego Choristers Guild (pick and play an instrument), Classics for Kids, Ana-Tommy, and others. Costumes welcome!
Timken Museum of Art:Family Activity Flyerto guide families on a fun-filled gallery tour. Free admission for the entire family!
UNA International Gift Shop: Free Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box to take along whiletrick-or-treating to benefitchildren around the world who need clean water, food, school supplies, etc.; one free national flagto take home(while supplies last).
Booths along the Prado and in the Plaza
Fiesta del Reyes/Old Town State Historic Park:“Wheel of Fortune” prize-wheel spinning contest on an ornate 1800s replica prize wheel to win coupons and prizes from the Fiesta de Reyes shops and restaurants located in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
Girl Scouts San Diego: Magnet decorating activity for girls and boys; prize-wheel spinning to win toys, cookies, and more (in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion).
House of Pacific Relations International Cottages: Information on the House of Pacific Relations, the national cultures it represents, youth programs, and year-round events.
Marston House & Gardens: Dia de los Muertos paper mask-making craft; free vintage circa 1900 Halloween postcards and museum coupons (while supplies last).
San Diego Park & Rec: Various mini-carnival games with prizes and Halloween costume contests in multiple age categories throughout the day starting at 11:30am; prizes for first, second, and third place.
The Old Globe: Info on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! performances and an opportunity to win a Family 4-Pack to the show.
RH Fleet Science Center:Slime-making activity to learn about slimy creatures like sea cucumbers, snails, and hagfish.
San Diego Civic Dance Arts:Dance performances and lessons for kids guaranteed to give a real “thrill.”
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet:Crown-making craft; see-and-touch props display and costumed characters from The Nutcracker.
SDG&E: Information about energy-saving solutions to help families get rid of “energy vampires”; activities for kids.
San Diego History Center:“Scent-sing San Diego” activity to learn how much your nose doesn’t know about San Diego’s past.
San Diego Junior Theatre:Addams Family-themed booth, complete with costumes and a photo opportunity, in conjunction with the Addams Family theater performances at SDJT.
San Diego Model Railroad Museum: Halloween-themed games, crafts, and trains aboard the Haunted Express.
San Diego Natural History Museum: Halloween-themedinteractive activities for kids.
San Diego Public Library:Face painting, Halloween crafts, library card applications, and info on the many free educational and cultural resources at 36 library locations throughout San Diego.
San Diego Zoo:Live zoo animals and free pins, decals, magazines, and Halloween candy for everyone.
Timken Museum of Art: Mask-making activity in conjunction with the SD Junior Theatre Addams Family costume booth activity.
Worldview Project: Free exotic snacks from faraway places (while they last), culture quiz to see how much you know about world cultures; and a “Been There, Want to Go There Next” activity for the whole family.
Learn about the animals and habitat right off our own coast.
Do you know a budding marine biologist? The Junior Biologist series of programs at the Aquarium will encourage a love of science in your seven- to twelve-year-old child.
Each 2-hour class includes theme related activities, guided gallery tour, interaction with our animal care staff behind-the-scenes, and a keepsake journal.
Southern California/ Baja:
The Aquarium of the Pacific represents three regions of the Pacific Ocean; discover the special adaptations animals have to live right here along our Southern California beaches. During this 2-hour program your seven- to twelve-year-old child will:
Take a guided tour of the Southern California gallery, while drawing common animals that are found there
Touch animals in our private classroom touch pools
Feed invertebrates behind-the-scenes with one of our animal care staff*
Record observations in a keepsake journal
Other activities may include:
Learn about the diversity of marine habitats that Southern California has
Investigate a kelp forest
See the connection of our actions on land to ocean pollution using an enviroscape model
Participate in a game to illustrate the concept of bioaccumulation
Play Habitat Bingo to review concepts learned in the program
(562) 951-1630. Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all experiences unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price.
*The Aquarium reserves the right to change the animal interactions without notice due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons.
Are you ready for National Chemistry Week? This years theme is “The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy” and will be celebrated October 19-25, 2014 and showcases the chemistry involved in candy and confections.
NCW encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy in an effort to break the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. On October 21, 2014, people across the country will unite in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, by bestselling author and illustrator, Rosemary Wells.
Each year, Read for the Record comes alive thanks to countless reading events in schools, libraries, offices, and homes across the country. We want to help make your reading event the best one yet. On this page you’ll find everything you need to celebrate Read for the Record in your community.
In Orange County there will be two special Read for the Record Events.
Think Together Early Literacy Program will host events on October 21, 2014 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and another from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at Veeh Elementary located at 1701 San Juan Street, Tustin, CA 92780. There will be crafts and fun activities to go along with storytime. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Pretend City has readings throughout the day on October 21, 2104, this events activities are included with regular admission. Pretend city is located at: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618. Contact them at 949-428-3900 with any questions.
Here’s a coupon for Pretend City’s Read for the Record Event. Just print this flyer and take it along with you for a buy one admission-get one free deal for this event.
You can host your own Read for the Record event, Jumpstart’s website has arranged everything you need to break the record!
Step 1: Pledge to Read
Breaking a world record is a great way to shine a spotlight on the importance of reading and early education, but to help us set a new record you need to pledge to read today.
Step 2: Pre-order Your Books
We can’t celebrate the power of reading without books! Purchase Bunny Cakes from the Jumpstart Store.
Step 3: Download Your Event Materials
To make your reading event as easy and fun as possible, we’ve put together a variety of resources you can use to celebrate Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Many of them are customizable to fit the needs of your specific event.
There’s a webpage full of ideas, crafts and activities that will take you Beyond the storybook.
These activities will keep children engaged and learning long after Bunny Cakes’ timeless story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans comes to an end.
Download the free activity guides and coloring pages
My Ears: Children will be given a variety of materials to create ears like Max, Ruby, and Grandma. Children will have the opportunity to re-enact the story.
Grocery List Collage: Children develop vocabulary and comprehension as they learn to compare grocery items, sort them into categories, and then talk about their collages.
Bunny Cakes Recipe: Children will learn about recipes and the different ways that food can be prepared. Adults work with children to write their very own recipe.
Grocery Store: Throughout the story, Max is sent back and forth to the grocery store for a variety of items, such as eggs, milk, and flour. Children can create their own store and practice shopping for items they would like to use.
Mis Orejas: Los niños desarrollan vocabulario y comprensión a medida que aprenden sobre las diferentes maneras de crear y usar las orejas. Los niños participan en un pensamiento creativo y la resolución de problemas.
Collage De Lista De Compras: Los niños desarrollan vocabulario y lenguaje cuando conversan sobre sus collages y los esfuerzos de Max para hacer la lista de compras usando imágenes y palabras. Los niños participan en un pensamiento creativo.
Recetas Bunny Cakes: Los niños desarrollan vocabulario y comprensión a medida que aprenden cómo se puede preparar y cocinar un plato. Los niños también entienden el significado y el uso de la escritura a medida que aprenden sobre escribir y seguir recetas para preparar sus propios platos.
Ocean Institute is offering FREE admission to the Ocean Education Center for students 18 years and under with a student ID and wearing Red Ribbon Wristbands in honor of Red Ribbon Month.
This offer applies to the Public Program on Saturdays & Sundays in the month of October from the hours of 10:00am-3:00pm.
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
$4.50/Children (age 3-12)
FREE for Members
The Ocean Institute features a number of hands-on activities, presentations, tidepool walks and educational cruises in an effort to educate and inspire people of all ages to participate in their community and learn how to become involved in the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative.