Free! WINGS OVER WETLANDS at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center on Saturday & Sunday, January 24-25, 2015 from 1:00 -4:00 pm
Celebrate the arrival of our feathered friends during the winter bird migration!
Bird-themed crafts, face painting, and nature activities are planned for families. Conservancy naturalists will have spotting scopes and binoculars for use along the Loop Trail that overlooks San Elijo Lagoon, with excellent birding views. Kids will enjoy learning about bird migrations and how to recognize common birds.
Winter is peak migration time with birds resting and foraging at one of the few salt marshes remaining along the Pacific Flyway. Winter shorebirds and ducks are here to spend the season, many of which come from the High Arctic. The stout Bufflehead may be seen diving in the channels. Dowitchers have a feeding characteristic described like the rhythm of a sewing machine.
Approximately 40% of all North American bird species have been observed in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.
Learn more about birds you’ll see with the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Animal Guide.
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Directions
- Meet live raptors in special presentations
- Tour the loop trail and discover interactive wildlife stations
- Make binoculars with recycled products
- And more–check back for updates!
To reach staff or volunteers at the Nature Center, please call: (760) 634-3026. Family Discovery Days occurs rain or shine.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 Bowers Museum FREE First Sunday will celebrate Dia De Los Muertos “Day of The Dead” Festival from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Schedule of events
Missions and Ranchos Exhibit Hall
10:00am – 4:00pm – View the beautiful Ofrenda (memorial altar) and leave a note for a departed loved one
JOHN M. LEE COURT
1:00 am – 3:30 pm • Joel Aceves, classical guitarist, plays the romantic music of Latin America
MARGARET AND CLEO KEY COURTYARD
11:00am – 4:00 pm Face painting, Sugar Skull decorating, Calavera magnets and Muertos art
12:00 – Ek Balam Dance Company, under the direction of Martin Espino and Rosa Garcia
1:00 pm Ballet Folklorico, Las Estrellas of Orange County School of the Arts
1:30pm OC Mariachi with the Mariachi Kids, under the direction of maestro Gabriel Zavala
2:45 pm Xipe Totec, Danza Azteca
Free admission to limited engagement exhibitions is limited to the first 1,500 people on a first come, first served basis. Each recipient must be present. Tickets can be picked up in the North Wing.
Free admission is also included to Bowers Museum permanent exhibitions including: Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachand; Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands; California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos; Vision of the Shaman, Song of the Priest; California: The Golden Years; Ancient Arts of China.
2002 N.MAIN STREET
SANTA ANA, CA 92706
For more information, contact 714.567.3600.
3 days, 3 great family fun events at MOLAA that encourage art, history and the traditions of Dia Los Muertos. All events are free for kids ages 12 and under.
MOLAA is exclusively dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art.
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, learn how to make a Calavera Mask from Artist, Tony Dominguez.
On Thursday, October 30, 2014, join in on a Sugar Skulls Workshop.
On Friday, October 31, 2014, drop in for Dia De Los Muertos face painting and Arts & Crafts.
Where: MOLAA, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
|Children under 12 years
There is ample free parking adjacent to the Museum.
Download Map Point-to-Point Driving Directions (PDF)
Ghostly creatures take to fright for this 3rd annual spooky family Fun Zone night on Friday, October 24, 2104 at ExplorOcean in Newport Beach.
Come to this BOOtiful evening of costumes, pumpkins and candy, Oh My!
Trick-or-treat at the Fun Zone! Enjoy spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, face painting, spooky & slimy lab activities, plus live entertainment for the entire family!
No tricks, just treats with this FREE admission event! Park your broomstick at ExplorOcean on Friday from 6-8:30pm!
Friday, October 24, 2014
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
600 E. Bay Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Trick or Treat at the Aquarium
Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, the creepy coloring contest, face painting, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, eerie animals in the Great Hall, and much more.
Join Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary for their most popular annual event! The 6th annual Bat Night will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
Included in the admission fee will be crafts and an interactive family program that will begin at 4:30 pm. and again at 6:00 pm.
Face painting, pumpkin craving, wagon rides and a BBQ dinner will be available for an additional fee.
A Post Event Program will begin at 8:15 pm for adults 18 and over.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Date: 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
Fee: Adults $5.00, Children $3.00, Children 5 and under are FREE – cash and checks will be accepted
An annual Columbus Celebration will be held in conjunction with the Italian and Mediterranean Family Festival at the Target Free First Sunday event at Bowers Museum on Sunday, October 5, 2014An annual Columbus Celebration will be held in conjunction with the Italian and Mediterranean Family Festival at the Target Free First Sunday event at Bowers Museum on Sunday, October 5, 2014
This year, the Italian Cultural Arts Council invites you to celebrate Italian Heritage Month with two honorees A.J. Tony Coco and Bernadine Liuzzi Neil. Tony is a Commissioned Intelligence Officer, Naval Reserve [Fleet Intelligence Center, Hawaii]. He is now retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander from the Navy. Tony has been an active member of the Sons of Italy over 40 years having been recruited by the founder of the Tustin Orange Lodge Vincent Licata. He is currently serving as the Orator of the Renaissance Lodge No. 2259 and has the distinct honor of having been a founder of the Orange County American Italian Renaissance Foundation. Bernadine has been an active member of Order Sons of Italy in America for over 10 years. She has been part of the organization through her grandfather since 1945, is an active member of the Orange County American Italian Renaissance Foundation and the Italian Arts Council, an affiliate of Bowers Museum, and is currently Recording Secretary of Renaissance Lodge No. 2259. We are honored to have Tony and Bernadine join us at the Bowers Museum.
Events will be held at the Margaret and Cleo Key Courtyard from 10 AM – 4 PM
The Columbus Celebration event will begin at 10 a.m. featuring color guard, anthems, wreath ceremony at the Christopher Columbus Monument, special Italian treats and guest speakers, including Joseph Ferrucci, Esq, President, Orange County Italian Lawyers and other Italian dignitaries. The afternoon celebration will continue with live musical performances of romantic and uplifting traditional songs from Italy and modern tunes from around the world. Dance and sing along in the historic mission-style Key Courtyard beginning at noon. There will be a special marionette puppet show in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium beginning at 1 p.m. for children’s entertainment.
Free admission to special exhibition HEAVENLY HORSES: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE EQUINE ART is offered on a first come, first served basis.
June 14, 2014 – February 22, 2015
Free admission is also included to Bowers Museum permanent exhibitions, Kidseum and limited engagement exhibitions including: Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachand; Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands; California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos; Vision of the Shaman, Song of the Priest; California: The Golden Years; Ancient Arts of China, and Framed: Step into Art at Kidseum.
Kids love Kidseum! They can write their names in ancient langues using rubbing techniques, explore other cultural’s being dressing up, exploring instruements from around the globe and put on mushs. There are fun Arts & Crafts, Archaeology Digs and Discovery.
The Bowers Museum is located at the corner of 20th & Main Streets in Santa Ana – one minute from the 5 freeway, (Main St. South exit) and just minutes from the 57, 55 and 22 freeways.
Kidseum is located on the corner of 18th and Main Streets – south of the main Bowers Museum. Parking is available in a well-lighted conveniently located area, adjacent to the Museum. Wheelchair accessible.
Parking: Lots are available directly north and south of the museum for a $6 fee. Nearby metered and timed street parking is also available. Bowers Museum Members have the exclusive opportunity to purchase an Annual Parking Pass for $20.
Museum Hours for both Bowers Museum and Kidseum: 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
For more information, contact 714.567.3600.