Weekend Roundup – October 10 – 12, 2014


Here’s this weekend’s round up of family fun events (along with a few just for adults). Enjoy!

All Month Long:


Spooky Science everyday at Discovery Science Center

Thomas and Friends everyday at Discover Science Center

Boomont Park  every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Belmont Park

Spooktacular Saturday’s every Saturday at OC Great Park

Pumpkin Patch  everyday at Tanaka Farms

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch everyday at Irvine Regional Park

Technique Cooking Classes every Sunday at Williams-Sonoma

Jr. Chef Classes every Saturday at Williams-Sonoma

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Kidvasion, freebie deals for kids all over San Deigo

Zoomars Pumpkinpalooza everyday in San Juan Capistrano

Parent & Me Time every Wednesday at Shipley Nature Center


 Friday, October 10, 2014:

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Tonight and every Friday night at Aquarium of the Pacific


Saturday, October 11 2014:

Star Wars Reads Day nationwide at Toys R US and select Barnes & Noble and  public Libraries nationwide (see post for details)

Amazing Raptors at Nix Nature Center

Autumn Harvest Festival at Heritage Hill

Art in the Park at Newport Beach Civic Center

Junior Biologist at Aquarium of the Pacific

Second Saturdays at Shipley Nature Center

Chemistryday_SAzooSunday, October 12, 2014:

National Chemistry Day at Santa Ana Zoo

Children’s Garden Workshop at The Great Park

Learn about Columbus Day at Ocean Institute

Superhero Masquerade and FREE day at Orange County Museum of Art

My Edible Garden  at Roger’s Gardens

Prehistoric OC at Clark Regional park



Junior Biologist: Southern California/Baja at Aquarium of the Pacific

Learn about the animals and habitat right off our own coast.

Garibaldi-Adult-fazioDo you know a budding marine biologist? The Junior Biologist series of programs at the Aquarium will encourage a love of science in your seven- to twelve-year-old child.

Each 2-hour class includes theme related activities, guided gallery tour, interaction with our animal care staff behind-the-scenes, and a keepsake journal.

Southern California/ Baja:

The Aquarium of the Pacific represents three regions of the Pacific Ocean; discover the special adaptations animals have to live right here along our Southern California beaches. During this 2-hour program your seven- to twelve-year-old child will:

  • Take a guided tour of the Southern California gallery, while drawing common animals that are found there
  • Touch animals in our private classroom touch pools
  • Feed invertebrates behind-the-scenes with one of our animal care staff*
  • Record observations in a keepsake journal

Other activities may include:

  • Learn about the diversity of marine habitats that Southern California has
  • Investigate a kelp forest
  • See the connection of our actions on land to ocean pollution using an enviroscape model
  • Participate in a game to illustrate the concept of bioaccumulation
  • Play Habitat Bingo to review concepts learned in the program


    WHERE/WHEN Aquarium of the Pacific on SATURDAY, OCT 11, 2014 | 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
    COST $29.00 per child
    $25.00 for members
    Aquarium admission not included
    TICKETS Purchase your tickets for Junior Biologist here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct program.
    Members, please call to purchase your discounted tickets.
    Please call to RSVP.
    AGES 7-12 years old
    RSVP (562) 951-1630. Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all experiences unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price.

*The Aquarium reserves the right to change the animal interactions without notice due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons.