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* SD Popup PlaydateSD Popup Playdate

Bring the Kids and join us EVERY Saturday for PopUp Play at My Yard Live in San Marcos, CA. Climb up the treehouse and explore their amazing playground. We will be hosting FREE Sensory Play, Crafting, and a rotation of sponsored activities each WEEK! Please RSVP so that we can provide adequate supplies for the kiddos! Grab some food, drinks, and relax while the kids PLAY!

* Monster Jam!Monster Jam!

This. Is. MONSTER JAM! The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to San Diego for two high-octane events featuring the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement coming to Petco Park on February 1 & 15, 2020. Monster Jam is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Engineered to perfection, the legendary Grave Digger®, Max-D™, El Toro Loco® and many more push all limits in Freestyle, 2 Wheel Skills Challenge™ and Racing competitions. testing their agility, speed and versatility. The 2020 season is highlighted by four San Diego debut truck appearances including the including the first-ever diesel-powered truck BroDozer (inspired by the popular Discovery Channel TV show “Diesel Brothers”) plus EarthShaker, Wolf’s Head and Saigon Shaker. From unbelievable action to unexpected thrills, this is full throttle family fun!

* Mast Park Grand OpeningMast Park Grand Opening

Join us as we unveil the new and improved Mast Park. The park features new children’s play areas, triple the amount of picnic shelters, enhanced dog park, a premier disc golf course, lighted loop trail, concession stand and more!

* Seaworld's Lunar New YearSeaworld's Lunar New Year

Celebrate as the sights, sounds and aromas of Asia come alive during this local San Diego festival that’s fit for the whole family. You won’t want to miss SeaWorld San Diego’s one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year celebration, featuring an incredible Chinese acrobats show, local performers, and delicious culinary delights. Dig into the Asian-inspired offerings of Ramen, Lo Mein, Bao Buns, Dim Sum, rice dishes and more.

* Home Depot Kids DIY WorkshopHome Depot Kids DIY Workshop

Create a loving memory with your child at our Heart String Art Workshop. As you help your child piece together the symbol of Valentine's Day, they will develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. Celebrate the moment as your child makes a unique keepsake. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last

* Storytime and ActivitiesStorytime and Activities

Saturday February 01, 2020 11:00 AM Step into Elmo's world at your B&N with a special birthday celebration. Join us for Storytime followed by fun activity sheets, birthday crowns, and stickers to bring home!

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* Sunday Family Fun DaySunday Family Fun Day

Head to San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center for some fun, nature-themed crafts and activities. Topics vary with the seasons so there is always something new to discover! This winter, explore birds of the lagoon, and in spring, we'll host activities on everything from pollinators to flowers, and more! The whole family will enjoy exploring Nature Center exhibits and loop trails. Tables and chairs on the upstairs observation deck make a great spot for a picnic lunch, too! This event is free; donations are accepted. All ages are welcome! Inclement weather may cancel this event. For more information, call the park at (760) 634-3026.

* Sensory Friendly MorningsSensory Friendly Mornings

Head over to the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum every Sunday from 8:30am - 9:30am for early mornings geared for families with children on the spectrum or with sensory sensitivities: Join a welcoming, comfortable environment Enjoy the Museum in a quiet and accepting setting Make connections and share resources with other families Free with paid admission to the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

* Seaworld's Lunar New YearSeaworld's Lunar New Year

Celebrate as the sights, sounds and aromas of Asia come alive during this local San Diego festival that’s fit for the whole family. You won’t want to miss SeaWorld San Diego’s one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year celebration, featuring an incredible Chinese acrobats show, local performers, and delicious culinary delights. Dig into the Asian-inspired offerings of Ramen, Lo Mein, Bao Buns, Dim Sum, rice dishes and more.

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* Toddler Happy HourToddler Happy Hour

Parents and caregivers are invited to get to know other parents in the community while your child plays with their neighbors! Age-appropriate toys and games will be provided for the little ones to play with. Parents can meet new friends and play along with the little ones. This program is appropriate for babies and toddlers and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers. 2nd & 4th Mondays.

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

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* Reading with AnimalsReading with Animals

Become a better reader with our critters! Nearly every month during the school year you can read to one of our animals to practice your reading skills in a non-judgmental environment. Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 6 p.m.

* Free Kids Music ClassFree Kids Music Class

Join us for a FREE upbeat and interactive music class for kids ages 0-5 at Claim Jumper! Bring the whole family and enjoy dinner before or after. Receive a FREE kids meal with purchase of an adult entree! Every Wednesday in February! February 5, 12, 19, 26 5:30pm-6:00pm 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

* Music & MovementMusic & Movement

Music & Movement is a fun class full of games and creative movement that is perfect for the toddler and pre-school set! Put on your dancing shoes and boogie down at the North Park library! Parents are encouraged to join in the dancin' too!

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* Dance Pants PartyDance Pants Party

Recommended for toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary-school age kids, this simple dance program will feature the Hokey Pokey, Baby Shark, and more. Families, it’s time to get your groove on!

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* Toddler TimeToddler Time

The New Children’s Museum hosts facilitated toddler programming every Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m., made possible by the generous support of ScholarShare 529. Our toddler program values the whole child and supports healthy bodies and minds, with music, movement, and social play for young children. Our toddler time is free with admission. January Toddler Times themes include: Story Time (Jan. 3), Toddler Games (Jan. 10), Sights, Sounds + Textures (Jan. 17), Finger Painting Friday (Jan. 24) and Make Art (Jan. 31).

* Dance to Evolve at the LibraryDance to Evolve at the Library

Come down to the Children's Library every Friday and get moving! This fun class is full of games and creative movement that is perfect for the toddler and preschool set. Put on your dancing shoes and boogie down at the library! Parents are encourage to join in the dancing, too.

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* SD Popup PlaydateSD Popup Playdate

Bring the Kids and join us EVERY Saturday for PopUp Play at My Yard Live in San Marcos, CA. Climb up the treehouse and explore their amazing playground. We will be hosting FREE Sensory Play, Crafting, and a rotation of sponsored activities each WEEK! Please RSVP so that we can provide adequate supplies for the kiddos! Grab some food, drinks, and relax while the kids PLAY!

* SupercrossSupercross

Ages Two and Older Require a Ticket. Don’t miss your chance to experience the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world. Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is comprised of 17 heart-stopping races in North America's premier venues. Every week, the greatest athletes from across the globe seek to outperform each other on the sport's most challenging tracks as they accumulate points leading up to the world championship. Featuring tight corners, fast straightaways, challenging rhythm sections, triple jumps, and whoops sections, these tracks pack excitement into every inch of dirt. Note: Costumes not permitted for guests 14 years & older.

* Valentine's Open RanchValentine's Open Ranch

Its TIME AGAIN for our annual VALENTINE'S OPEN RANCH! Bring your valentines out to our Alpaca Ranch for some togetherness with cute animals in the fresh mountain air! Our gift shop will be open- we will have yarn and roving harvested from our animals, homemade jams and produce from our orchards, and of course all kinds of alpaca related gifts for your sweeties. ADMISSION IS FREE and parking is onsite. We are a working ranch, no pets outside of cars please. **ALTERNATE RAIN DELAY DAY OF 2/15. Watch this event in case we shift to that date.

* Kid's Wild Night Out - ZooKid's Wild Night Out - Zoo

Kids! It’s the evening you’ve been waiting for! Join us at the Zoo for a wild night out with Dr. Zoolittle and some animal friends. Send your parents off to do their own thing while you hang out at the Zoo, meet some amazing animals, create cool Zoo-themed crafts, enjoy a snack, and much more! A snack, take-home crafts, and Zoo admission are included. Children should eat dinner before they arrive, bring a reusable water bottle, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a jacket for our outdoor activities. Please keep flashlights and special toys, which may get lost or damaged, at home.

* Studio by the Bay Family TimeStudio by the Bay Family Time

When: Saturday, Feb 8th, 2020 - 10:00am Where: Seaport Village 849 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 In collaboration with The New Children's Museum, Seaport Village presents Studio by the Bay Family Days! Featuring art-making with two artists-in-residence, Kurosh Yahyai and Jose Venegas, stop by the colorful waterfront studio and enjoy free monthly workshops and play-based experiences for children and families at Seaport Village.

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* Sensory Friendly MorningsSensory Friendly Mornings

Head over to the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum every Sunday from 8:30am - 9:30am for early mornings geared for families with children on the spectrum or with sensory sensitivities: Join a welcoming, comfortable environment Enjoy the Museum in a quiet and accepting setting Make connections and share resources with other families Free with paid admission to the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

* San Diego Family Fun FestSan Diego Family Fun Fest

Have a blast with more than 40 Family Fun Activities & Resource Booths! 2 Bounce Houses • 40” Inflatable Obstacle • Zipline • Swings • Double Shot Basketball • Angry Birds Slingshot • Imagination Playground Blocks • Giant Connect 4 & more! Dance along with the DJ, win cool raffle prizes, explore family resources and take playtime to a whole new level!

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* Children's JamboreeChildren's Jamboree

Time: 12:00 am

A full half hour of children’s music! Mr. Mark plays the guitar and leads the singing with new and traditional children’s songs. We supply the maracas and the lyrics. It is great fun, come join us!

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

* Free Family Read & Play DaysFree Family Read & Play Days

Kroc Center Family Read & Play Days are monthly events for children ages five and under geared toward getting kids excited about reading. Each event is FREE and includes story time featuring our book of the month, playtime with the imagination playground, and a free book for every child to add to their home library. Join us at 10:30am in the Rolando Room!

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* Free Kids Music ClassFree Kids Music Class

Join us for a FREE upbeat and interactive music class for kids ages 0-5 at Claim Jumper! Bring the whole family and enjoy dinner before or after. Receive a FREE kids meal with purchase of an adult entree! Every Wednesday in February! February 5, 12, 19, 26 5:30pm-6:00pm 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

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* Hullabaloo at HighlandsHullabaloo at Highlands

Hullabaloo’s foot-stomping and wing-flapping celebration of song has been entertaining families throughout Southern California for over 15+ years, winning seventeen national awards and landing on three national “Top 10 Best Children’s Music lists”. Now this popular band has launched a 2020 Del Mar Highlands Concert Series twice a month, every month! Starting at 10 a.m., families across San Diego County are invited for a FREE, fun sing-along, morning jam session with the kids group Hullabaloo at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center pop jet fountain (located in the heart of the center on the main floor). The two-man band will be performing their energetic hits with their cool collection of instant classics featuring folk, funk, and rock inspirations that bring a smile to kids and parents faces.

* Valentines Baby Story TimeValentines Baby Story Time

Please join us for Valentine’s Day Baby Storytime! Introduce your baby to reading with books, songs, rhythms, and finger plays designed especially for them. It’s fun for pre-walking babies and their parent/grandparents/caregivers. Twenty minutes of playtime will be held immediately after.

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* Harlem GlobetrottersHarlem Globetrotters

Don’t miss the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new tour. There will be new high-flying dunks, hilarious stunts, a new record-breaking attempt and unforgettable family moments. Click for details.

* Valentine's Day PartyValentine's Day Party

Get ready to decorate cookies, make heartfelt crafts, and play silly games. Show your love at the Mission Valley library! Recommended for preschool and elementary ages.

* Kid's Night Out - KidventuresKid's Night Out - Kidventures

Drop your kids off for a night of Kid Ventures fun while you enjoy a night for yourself!!! Structured adventure play, games, arts & crafts, dinner & a wonderfully fun time. Prices: $40 first child/$20 siblings; Members get 20% off first child!!! Day of event: add $5.00 per child. Child must be 2 years of age to participate. Check the KidVentures website for all dates and participating locations

* Kids Night Out - SD GymnasticsKids Night Out - SD Gymnastics

ids’ Night Out is the perfect way to spend an evening kid-free while knowing your child is in great hands! Drop off begins at 6:30 and pick up anytime before 10. Enjoy dinner, grab a drink, catch a movie or enjoy the peace and quiet for cheaper AND more fun than a sitter. Check their website for times and participating locations Pizza, obstacle courses, games, performances, gymnastics, parkour and more.

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* AccessibilityMornings at FleetAccessibilityMornings at Fleet

The third Saturday of every month, early access to galleries 9-10 a.m. IMAX showing at 10 a.m. The Fleet invites the Autism Spectrum Community to enjoy our museum through this special opportunity. Adults and families with children with autism can enjoy the Fleet's exhibit galleries in a quieter setting, an hour before regular open hours to the general public and with access to a special cool-off space. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Admission includes a special IMAX film screening at 10 a.m. with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. Regular admission rates apply. The Fleet Science Center strives to be an inclusive place where people of all needs and abilities are welcome and accommodated with respect every day. We believe science is for everyone!

* AccessibilityMornings at FleetAccessibilityMornings at Fleet

The third Saturday of every month, early access to galleries 9-10 a.m. IMAX showing at 10 a.m. The Fleet invites the Autism Spectrum Community to enjoy our museum through this special opportunity. Adults and families with children with autism can enjoy the Fleet's exhibit galleries in a quieter setting, an hour before regular open hours to the general public and with access to a special cool-off space. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Admission includes a special IMAX film screening at 10 a.m. with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. Regular admission rates apply. The Fleet Science Center strives to be an inclusive place where people of all needs and abilities are welcome and accommodated with respect every day. We believe science is for everyone!

* Monster Jam!Monster Jam!

This. Is. MONSTER JAM! The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to San Diego for two high-octane events featuring the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement coming to Petco Park on February 1 & 15, 2020. Monster Jam is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Engineered to perfection, the legendary Grave Digger®, Max-D™, El Toro Loco® and many more push all limits in Freestyle, 2 Wheel Skills Challenge™ and Racing competitions. testing their agility, speed and versatility. The 2020 season is highlighted by four San Diego debut truck appearances including the including the first-ever diesel-powered truck BroDozer (inspired by the popular Discovery Channel TV show “Diesel Brothers”) plus EarthShaker, Wolf’s Head and Saigon Shaker. From unbelievable action to unexpected thrills, this is full throttle family fun!

* BrickFestBrickFest

Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on February15-16, 2020. Over A MILLION LEGO® Bricks are On Display and Ready for Play LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain.

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* Sensory Friendly MorningsSensory Friendly Mornings

Head over to the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum every Sunday from 8:30am - 9:30am for early mornings geared for families with children on the spectrum or with sensory sensitivities: Join a welcoming, comfortable environment Enjoy the Museum in a quiet and accepting setting Make connections and share resources with other families Free with paid admission to the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

* BrickFestBrickFest

Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on February15-16, 2020. Over A MILLION LEGO® Bricks are On Display and Ready for Play LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain.

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* Morning Story TimeMorning Story Time

Children and their families are invited to join storyteller extraordinaire Ms. Kathie for fabulous stories, rich rhymes, and scintillating songs! This lively storytime is sure to warm the heart!

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

* Hullabaloo at the LibraryHullabaloo at the Library

Hullabaloo - fun music event for babies/toddlers. Do your little ones like to wiggle and shake and laugh and sing? Then this is for you!!! Bring a blanket if you like – the event is held in the park adjacent to the library.

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* SD Popup PlaydateSD Popup Playdate

Join us Every THIRD Wednesday at Eve Encinitas! We will be hosting Storytime & Donation Based Yoga followed by Sensory Play from 10-12pm. Complimentary Snacks will be provided by Little Villager. Come spend the morning with us at Eve Encinitas and enjoy their Organic Menu of Vegan Delicacies! Kids Under 10 Eat For FREE!

* Free Kids Music ClassFree Kids Music Class

Join us for a FREE upbeat and interactive music class for kids ages 0-5 at Claim Jumper! Bring the whole family and enjoy dinner before or after. Receive a FREE kids meal with purchase of an adult entree! Every Wednesday in February! February 5, 12, 19, 26 5:30pm-6:00pm 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

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* Arts & Crafts for PreschoolersArts & Crafts for Preschoolers

Join us for our weekly craft after our story times in the children’s art area in the Point Loma Library

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* Kids Night Out - SD GymnasticsKids Night Out - SD Gymnastics

Kids’ Night Out is the perfect way to spend an evening kid-free while knowing your child is in great hands! Drop off begins at 6:30 and pick up anytime before 10. Enjoy dinner, grab a drink, catch a movie or enjoy the peace and quiet for cheaper AND more fun than a sitter. Pizza, obstacle courses, games, performances, gymnastics, parkour and more.

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* Storytime and ActivitiesStorytime and Activities

Join us as we read about a mother and daughter who learn what's best about Saturdays: precious time together! Stay for fun activities following our Storytime reading.

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* Sensory Friendly MorningsSensory Friendly Mornings

Head over to the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum every Sunday from 8:30am - 9:30am for early mornings geared for families with children on the spectrum or with sensory sensitivities: Join a welcoming, comfortable environment Enjoy the Museum in a quiet and accepting setting Make connections and share resources with other families Free with paid admission to the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

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* Free Kids Music ClassFree Kids Music Class

Join us for a FREE upbeat and interactive music class for kids ages 0-5 at Claim Jumper! Bring the whole family and enjoy dinner before or after. Receive a FREE kids meal with purchase of an adult entree! Every Wednesday in February! February 5, 12, 19, 26 5:30pm-6:00pm 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

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* Hullabaloo at HighlandsHullabaloo at Highlands

Hullabaloo’s foot-stomping and wing-flapping celebration of song has been entertaining families throughout Southern California for over 15+ years, winning seventeen national awards and landing on three national “Top 10 Best Children’s Music lists”. Now this popular band has launched a 2020 Del Mar Highlands Concert Series twice a month, every month! Starting at 10 a.m., families across San Diego County are invited for a FREE, fun sing-along, morning jam session with the kids group Hullabaloo at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center pop jet fountain (located in the heart of the center on the main floor). The two-man band will be performing their energetic hits with their cool collection of instant classics featuring folk, funk, and rock inspirations that bring a smile to kids and parents faces.

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* Kid's Night Out - KidventuresKid's Night Out - Kidventures

Drop your kids off for a night of Kid Ventures fun while you enjoy a night for yourself!!! Structured adventure play, games, arts & crafts, dinner & a wonderfully fun time. Prices: $40 first child/$20 siblings; Members get 20% off first child!!! Day of event: add $5.00 per child.Child must be 2 years of age to participate Event: Kid's Night Out at Liberty Station 2020

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* Daniel Tiger Live!Daniel Tiger Live!

Do you love Daniel Tiger on PBS? Now you can catch Daniel Tiger “Live” on the Daniel Tiger Tour. “Won’t you be my neighbor?” Daniel Tiger and all of his friends from the beloved PBS KIDS television series are hopping aboard Trolley to your town with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Along with “O” the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, Mom and Dad Tiger and many more, Daniel Tiger will take live audiences on an interactive musical adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with music, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations. Click for tickets!

* Oasis Camel Dairy Open FarmOasis Camel Dairy Open Farm

Our monthly Open Farm Event features a live performing Bird and Animal Show, Camel Encounter w/treat feeding and petting, Camel Rides, Mini Sheep Town Petting and our unique gift shop filled with our own moisturizing camel milk skin care products, camel milk chocolate, camel fiber products and fun stuff for kids too. A full three hours of fun for everyone. When: Sunday, January 19, 2020, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m

* Kids' Night Out at the FleetKids' Night Out at the Fleet

Kids’ Night Out is an opportunity for you drop your kids off at the Fleet for an evening of after-hours museum fun. They’ll be among the first to explore the Fleet’s latest exhibitions, Mindbender Mansion and Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Other fun includes a pizza dinner, a scavenger hunt through the science center and a screening of an IMAX film on the Giant Dome Screen.

* Storytime and ActivitiesStorytime and Activities

Storytime and Activities Celebrating Dr. Seuss! Join us for a very Seussical Storytime. This special reading and activity time is in partnership with Read Across America!