Comic-Con craziness starts this week, but life goes on as normal for San Diego families with lots of lower-key fun at our museums, in our libraries and outdoors in farms and gardens…
Tuesday, July 16th from 3-5 p.m.
Lakeside Library, 9839 Vine Street
Free for all ages and with refreshments provided, the Lakeside Library presents its “Mini Comic Con.” Meet local comic creators, explore booths, get free books and posters, play video games and games. Don’t forget to come dressed as your favorite character for a costume contest!
Thursday, July 18th from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Mission Valley Library
Tame your child’s curiosity for wildlife at this interactive live show at the Mission Valley Library. Fun for children ages 3 and older and FREE!
Saturday, July 20th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
RH Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park
It’s been 50 years since the U.S. took the “giant leap for mankind” and Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. The Fleet Science Center is celebrating all day with out-of-this-world films and by launching a special surprise in honor of the Moon Landing anniversary at 12:17 p.m. While details can’t be revealed at this time, they guarantee high-flying fun!
Saturday & Sunday, July 20th & 21st from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Kids 12 & younger are free and invited to view and even touch creepy-crawlies including live insects, spiders, lizards and snakes. Families can make insect-inspired crafts to take home, and try to stump bug experts by asking them your toughest questions.
Sunday, July 21st from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Wild Willow Farm in Imperial Beach
Connect with your family in nature at this special farm event for children ages kindergarten and up. Play farm games, plant in the children’s garden, visit with animals, enjoy arts and crafts and more.
Need even more fun? Visit our online calendar of local events to see what else is happening.