Halloween festivities have come to an end, but there’s lots of fall fun on the horizon. This week brings free museums, toddler yoga at the aquarium, hands-on discovery tables, trains, monster trucks and more. As always, our event calendar is a great place to turn when looking for kid-friendly fun in our beautiful city, but here are our fave 5 picks of the week! Have fun out there San Diego!
Tuesday, November 5th – all day
Balboa Park Museums
Ok so this may be one of those “everyone already knows about that” events, BUT, the first Tuesday of the month is our absolute favorite, and worth an extra mention this week. If you have young kids, some of the most family-friendly museums will offer FREE ADMISSION this Tuesday. While it’s unlikely that you can make it through all three in a day, you have great options with the Fleet Science Center, The Natural History Museum, and the Model Railroad Museum. Note that during crowded times, strollers may be restricted, and asked to be left at the front of the museum. All residents (adults) will need to show a photo ID with your address for free admission.
Wednesday, November 6th from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
From story time and live music, to art activities or animal interactions, Toddler Time is a fun and engaging event for the littlest guests, ages 5 and under, at Birch Aquarium. This week, Seed & Song will explore the mystery of the ocean in this upbeat yoga + music class, developmentally designed to wake up your senses and carve out mindful time together. Take a deep breath and dive in with our original Seed & Song music that harnesses the power of music therapy techniques. Get ready for interactive, quick-paced fun. Learn more at seedandsong.com.
Saturday, November 9th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mission Trails Regional Park
Stop by the Discovery Tables in the lobby of the Visitor Center of Mission Trails Regional Park anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and learn all about lichens from MTRP Trail Guides. See if you can solve the lichen layers puzzle and identify the three types of lichen!
Discovery tables are set up on the second Saturday of every month. Tables feature hands-on activities and take home materials for kids and adults. Topics vary month-to-month.
November 9, 10 & 11 from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
Southern California Railway Museum
If you have a mini Thomas enthusiast like I do, then heading up to Perris, Ca for the upcoming Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour, is an absolute MUST! On November 9th, 10th, & 11th, Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend, Percy (check Percy’s appearance times), will be visiting the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA! Little engineers and their families can spend the day at this fun-filled family event, which offers the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy! In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities.
November 9, at 12:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m, November 10, at 12:30 p.m.
Hot Wheels™ Monster Trucks Live will visit Pechanga Arena on November 9th and 10th for 3 action-packed performances. The inaugural tour launched in January, brings the famous Hot Wheels™ Monster Trucks to life in a full-size, kid-focused, immersive Hot Wheels® experience for the first time ever! Ticket prices start at $8 for children, and $30 for adults.