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Events Happening in Orange County this Week: June 1st – 7th

Events Happening in Orange County
The summer activity season has begun! Several free movie screenings are starting this week. There are a couple of full moon hikes happening this Tuesday. The OC Great Park’s Storytime in the Garden, which happens the first Sunday of each month, is also happening on the first Wednesday of each month of summer. There are quite a few festivals and celebrations taking place this weekend as well as Irvine Animal Shelter’s Annual Super Pet Adoption Day this Sunday. Also on Sunday is the Insect and Arthropod Zoo at the Wood and Aliso Canyons Wilderness Park. Enjoy your week!

Ongoing / Week-long Events / Museum Happenings

Children’s Museum at La Habra

301 South Euclid St.

La Habra, CA 90631

lhcm.org

Our mission
is to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world even to the youngest child. Our museum features 7 galleries and 14 different hands on exhibits, many of which remain unique to the field today. In addition to these exhibits, an outdoor dinosaur topiary and historic 1942 caboose, the Museum features an exhibit which changes 3 times a year. The Children’s Museum welcomes local, national and international visitors. Children can ride a kid-size carousel, take a walk in T-Rex’s footprints, pet an Arctic fox, pump gas, drive a bus, dress up and perform, and dig for fossils all in one afternoon! Admission: Kids and Adults $8, La Habra residents $7, Kids Under 2 Free).

The spring/summer exhibit is California Full of Life and it opens Tuesday, March 31 and runs through August 24, 2015. This exhibit introduces guests to the ecosystem diversity found in our beautiful Golden State. Visit the deserts, beaches, mountains, and redwoods and learn about the life cycles of plants and wildlife. Have fun on a mini camping trip at the Museum. Learn about living in a tent, camping foods, camping gear, and California state parks & wildlife. Get a taste of our great outdoors with the Children’s Museum at La Habra’s Spring 2015 Changing Gallery Exhibit, California: Full of Life!

Monday, June 1: MUSEUM CLOSED

Tuesday, June 2: Reading Circle – Event begins at 11:15am. “Did you feed your baby’s brain today?”  There is no better source of brain food than reading aloud! Bring you eager listener to our weekly reading session in the Nannie’s Travels gallery and get your fill!

Tuesday, June 2: Silly Snakes Craft – Did you know there are over 3,000 species of snakes in the world? Create your own silly snake today. Event runs 11:00am – 3:00pm in the Family Art Center. Free with Museum admission.

Wednesday, June 3: Little Picasso Family Art Center – Make a “paint” date every Wednesday (11:00am – 3:00pm) at the Museum for lots of messy time exploring color and texture! There are easels, washable paints, brushes and paint smocks ready for little artists to use. This is a drop in art studio and subject to change. Free with paid admission.

Thursday, June 4: Silly Snakes Craft – Did you know there are over 3,000 species of snakes in the world? Create your own silly snake today. Event runs 11:00am – 3:00pm in the Family Art Center. Free with Museum admission.

Friday, June 5: Creative Capers – Bring out your inner artist this summer! Explore the lives and works of these famous artists and create a work of art in the styles they were most noted for. Today’s artist is Rembrandt.

Saturday, June 6: Silly Snakes Craft – Did you know there are over 3,000 species of snakes in the world? Create your own silly snake today. Event runs 11:00am – 3:00pm in the Family Art Center. Free with Museum admission.

Sunday, June 7: Target Free Sunday: Railroad Round Up – All aboard the Children’s Museum express! Witness miniature trains chugging in outdoor demonstrations brought to us by local train enthusiasts, make engineer hats and tour the Museum’s historic caboose exhibit all day long! A limited number of Museum entrance hand stamps are given for the 1pm and 3:15pm time slots on the day of the event and are subject to availability. This day is generously sponsored by TARGET.

Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N Main St.

Santa Ana, CA  92705

discoverycube.org

We INSPIRE and EDUCATE young minds through engaging SCIENCE-BASED programs and exhibits to create a meaningful IMPACT on the COMMUNITIES we serve. Our mission to inspire, educate, and impact is brought to life through the cornerstones of our core initiatives (STEM Proficiency, Early Learning, Healthy Living, and Environmental Stewardship. Explore over 100 hands-on, interactive exhibits as you adventure throughout Discovery Cube’s first and second floors. All of our exhibits teach science concepts using fun and engaging activities.

Admission is $16.95 for Adults, $12.95 for Children 3-14, and Free for Children 2 and Under. Memberships also available. Check website for details.

New traveling exhibit opening soon!

Kidseum (art-based children’s museum operated by the Bowers Museum)

1802 N Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92706

bowers.org

The newly renovated Kidseum is high-tech and interactive with a focus on its new mission, “Igniting imagination through exploration,” stressing the excitement of art and archaeology. Be sure to check out the new “Glow Cave” with its fun art making activities, ride the magical Wells Fargo stagecoach through time in the “Green Screen Time Machine,” and explore archaeology like never before in our new Archaeology Lab. There will be a lot of visual stimulation and engaging education with new smart tables, smart boards and computers.

Special Weekend Programs for children and adults! (included with admission). Admission is $6 for Ages 2 and Up, Under 2/Members are Free. Adult free admission with current Bowers Museum ticket stub.

  • Face painting all day
  • Drop in Art Studio all day
  • Live Storytelling in the Story Room – 11:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pam – 2:00pm (Saturdays & Sundays)
  • Glow Cave Paintings – 11:30am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 2:30pm (Saturdays & Sundays)
  • Archaeology Lab Coin Impressions – 1:00pm – 1:30pm and 2:30pm – 3:00pm (Saturdays & Sundays)

Sunday, June 7: TARGET Free First Sunday: International Mask Festival – This month’s festival will reveal a wonderful, colorful world of masks from around the globe, plus there will be performances, food and activities to enjoy. Admission will be free to both the Bowers and the Kidseum; however, there is a limit of 250 entry tickets per hour as well as a total of 1500 total tickets for the day. Event runs 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Muzeo

241 S Anaheim Blvd.

Anaheim, CA 92805

muzeo.org

The MUZEO engages the community by exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming. The MUZEO hosts three traveling exhibitions per year which would otherwise not be displayed in the region. Every exhibit is enhanced with special programs, events and activities. You don’t want to miss a moment of them. Admission fees: Adults $10 and children $6. Parking is available in the structure on the corner of Center Street Promenade and South Lemon Street.

Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path – Exhibit runs April 18, 2015 – September 13, 2015. Most Southern California families are unaware that grizzly bears ever roamed what has now become bustling cities like Irvine and Corona. The extinction of the California grizzly bear (Ursus Californicus) in 1924 serves a cautionary tale for those wanting to protect and preserve California’s fragile mountain lion (Puma concolor) species. Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path will educate and raise environmental awareness by juxtaposing the fate of the California grizzly bear with the future of the state’s mountain lion. Docent tours start in the box office and last approximately 45 minutes. Tours are complimentary with admission to Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path. See website for details.

Pretend City

29 Hubble

Irvine, CA 92618

pretendcity.org

Pretend City Children’s Museum features a small, interconnected city designed to “build better brains” through purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving all children, it depends on community-based funding and guest support. Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. The museum is a unique community resource offering developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community agencies working to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed to discover their potential and build toward a productive and fulfilling future.

Admission is as follows: Infant to 12 months: FREE, Children: $12.50, Adult: $12.50, Military and Family Members: $9.50. Pretend City’s Art Studio has new art projects daily! See the Art Calendar for details. Pretend City’s Real Café is located between the Home and Construction Site. Our vending Machines contain healthy choices like sandwiches, salads, fruit snacks, milk, bottle water, and other healthier snack options for your family. Take a break in our Real Cafe seating area while you fill up on much-needed fuel before going back on the floor for more play!  We ask that all eating be in the Real Café seating area, or on the outside tables to side the building (next to the Front Entrance). Pretend City Children’s Museum is a nut-free facility.

Tuesday, June 2: Grand Opening of the Heart & Seoul Korean Exhibit! – The growing popularity of all things Korean, from fashion and film to music and cuisine, has swept up Pretend City Children’s Museum.  Join us for the Grand Opening of our brand new exhibit that digs right into the heart and soul of the Korean culture on June 2, 2015. Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea brings modern-day South Korea to Orange County. From June 2, 2015 to September 7, 2015, Pretend City Children’s Museum will ride “Hallyu” (the Korean Wave) with this exciting exhibit. RSVP: Not required. Fee: Included with museum admission. Come dressed in a Hanbok, or traditional Korean clothing, to receive free admission!

Friday, June 5: Cardboard City presented by The Cardboard Guys – Today is World Environment Day! This annual event is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. We’ve partnered with the Cardboard Guys to foster inventiveness in a way that’s fun, functional, and environmentally-friendly by using cardboard as the canvas to creativity. Children will have the opportunity to create their very own cardboard buildings and city structures influenced by the architecture and design of South Korea. In the process they will learn about the importance of recycling and reusing! Activities run 10:00am – 3:00pm. RSVP: Not required. Fee: Included with museum admission.

Saturday, June 6: 6th Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair – Today take “The Path to Healthy Development” during our 6th annual Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair! This event provides valuable resources for families including fun family activities and free health screenings for children. The health fair is open to the general public at no cost and includes an opportunity for children to earn a free return visit to Pretend City Children’s Museum. Fair takes place in the Pretend City parking lot. Activities run 9:00am – 2:00pm. RSVP: Not required. Fee: Free; museum admission neither required nor included.

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