6th Annual Bat Night

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. 


Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary 29322 Modeska Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA 92676

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


Free admission to Ocean Institute for Red Ribbon Month


redribbonOcean Institute is offering FREE admission to the Ocean Education Center for students 18 years and under with a student ID and wearing Red Ribbon Wristbands in honor of Red Ribbon Month.

This offer applies to the Public Program on Saturdays & Sundays in the month of October from the hours of 10:00am-3:00pm.

Ocean Institute

24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone:(949) 496-2274


$4.50/Children (age 3-12)
FREE for Members

The Ocean Institute features a number of hands-on activities, presentations, tidepool walks and educational cruises in an effort to educate and inspire people of all ages to participate in their community and learn how to become involved in the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative.

Click here to sign the Red Ribbon Pledge


Take the Red Ribbon Pledge now and be a part of the creation of a drug free America.


  1. As parents and citizens, we will talk to our children and the children in our lives about the dangers of drug abuse.
  2. We will set clear rules for our children about not using drugs.
  3. We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription.
  4. We will monitor our children’s behavior and enforce appropriate consequences, so that our rules are respected.
  5. We will encourage family and friends to follow the same guidelines to keep children safe from substance abuse.

National Chemistry Day at Santa Ana Zoo

Santa_Ana_Zoo_LogoJoin in on a family fun filled day of hands on STEM exhibits in celebration of Chemistry Week at the Santa Ana Zoo on October 12, 2014 from 11am – 3pm

Chemistryday_SAzooSponsored by the American Chemistry Society, this is a hands-on science learning fair at the Santa Ana Zoo. This event serves as a warm up for National Chemistry Week. This year’s theme is “The Sweet side of Chemistry – Candy”. There will be College students from nereby colleges assisting kids with hands-on chemistry experiments. Individual tables with different college groups and different chemistry projects through out the zoo.

Price of the event is included with the price of general admission | FOSAZ Members-FREE

for more information visit Santa Ana Zoo or Orange County American Chemical Society

PRICES$10 Adult, $7 Child, $7 Senior, Members FREE, Parking FREE


ADDRESS 1801 E. Chestnut Ave. Santa Ana, 92701 DIRECTIONS HERE

PHONE NUMBERS(714) 836-4000 

images from santaanazoo.org & ocacs.sites.acs.org

Wolves: Myths and Legends at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary and Wolf Totem Ambassadors will host: Wolves: Myths and Legends on Saturday October 4, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

This is an outstanding interactive program will feature wolf folklore, stories and live Grey Wolves.


Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary 29322 Modeska Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA 92676

When: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Date: 7:00 – 8: 8:30 pm.

Fee: $5.00 per person

Gallery: The oldest living things in the world

The Oldest Living things in the world from Ideas.ted.com

The Oldest Living things in the world from Ideas.ted.com


Artist Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. No, not certain members of the British aristocracy. Things like the Pafuri baobab, a South African tree that is likely at least 2,000 years old — and requires an armed guard escort to visit. Or the stromatolites of Western Australia, organisms connected to the oxygenation of the planet that began some 3.5 billion years ago.

Sussman has spent years researching the science behind each shot, tracking down researchers to find out what they know — and then figuring out exactly where she needs to head next. “I try to approach them as portraits,” she says of her images. “I want to differentiate them from landscapes or straight documentary; these organisms have so much character and in some way they are all individuals.” In these often quiet, calm images, it’s the story beneath the surface that counts.

Many of the…

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Fall Family Festival at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum


 The Fall Family Festival at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum features live music by Hullabaloo, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, food, gardening workshops to educate children and families on current environmental and conservation issues, Halloween costume exchange, and other fun fall activities!

One of the activities at the Fall Family Festival will be a costume exchange. Bring your gently used Halloween Costumes from last year and browse our costume rack for a new costume. A costume exchange not only mean less resources are used to make new product, it also means less packaging, less transportation of the product and less waste (from products being trashed as they sadly often are!).

Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for non-members, and kids 0-12 are FREE. Proceeds from this event benefit San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, bringing in critical dollars to support the Museums exhibits, programs, and scholarship fund.

 Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: San Diego Children’s Museum, 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Fall Family Festival Schedule

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Live Music by Hullabaloo Band
11:30 am – 2:00 pm Visit from our friends at Hooves and Paws Petting Zoo
12:00 pm-3:30 pm Gardening Workshops (Please check back soon to see a full list of gardening workshops)
All day activities include Costume Exchange, Seed Art, and other hands-on activities.


San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM)  is the only hands-on educational children’s museum in North San Diego County, the focus is on science, world culture and art.  the museum offers curiosity through interactive exhibits and hands-on programming. Children have the opportunity for creative problem solving, critical thinking, and hands-on exploration and experimentation in where there are no right or wrong answers.

The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum offers KPBS Kids Workshops! Join Curious George, the Cat in the Hat, Clifford, and other special guests as children explore the world around them through science, math and literacy.

Workshops will take place on the Second Saturday of selected months from 10am-12noon. Most workshops are scheduled at 10:15 and 11:15 and will last approximately 30-45 minutes. Hands-on activities are designed for children ages 3 and up. Price of KPBS Kids Workshops are included in Museum admission. 

Registration is encouraged so that they can better prepare for the correct amount of attendees. For information and to register, please email education@sdcdm.org.

The KPBS Kids October Workshop “Clifford the Big Red Dog” will be held on October 11, 2014. Children will experiment with surface tension, viscosity and density by making a glitter mindfulness jar.


Read for the Record at the Festival of Children


Celebrate literacy awareness by participating in a shared reading experience by reading Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells with THINK Together at the Festival of Children  taking place at South Coast Plaza at the Carousal Court on September 27, 2014 from 12pm – 4pm.

This event serves as a precursor to the upcoming nationwide Read for the Record event that will take place on October 21, 2014, look for my upcoming post with more details about how to sign up for the event and fun at home activities. 

IfFestival of Children you have any questions about the Festival of Children Read for the Record event, please contact Gloria Martinez at gmartinez@thinktogether.org or at 714-824-3522 ext.8630