Archive for February, 2009
The Orange County Museum of Art is offering free admission on the second Sunday of the month thanks to a generous contribution from Target.
The Target Free Second Sunday of the month is a great way for families to explore art together. The Target Free Sunday’s will offer all day family friendly activities and offer a unique opportunity to spend time as a family.
Here is a calendar of the upcoming family events.
TARGET FREE SECOND SUNDAYS 2009 CALENDAR
Sunday, March 8, 2009
View contemporary artwork by California artists and create hands-on projects that explore the symbols and images of California culture. Stay and enjoy live entertainment by Razzle Bam Boom – a musical performance that teaches children how the art form of Rock n’ Roll has developed and changed through the decades. Free tours of the of the 2008 California Biennial will also be available.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Art in Motion
Experience art through motion! Activities include kinetic sculptures, action art, and live performances. Stay for family-friendly entertainment and free tours of Moving Images: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Color, Form & Flora
Create expressive and colorful representations of the natural world inspired by works in the exhibition Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce. Stay for live entertainment and free guided tours of the current exhibitions. This event is held in conjunction with the annual Orange County Imagination Celebration.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Art & Animation
Discover the world of animation as you build your own kinetic sculptures, create simple animation and more! Entertainment includes animated children’s films and free tours of the exhibition Moving Images: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Fun with Flowers
Create abstract and colorful floral representations inspired by works in the Illumination exhibition. Stay for family-friendly entertainment and free tours of Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sizzling Summer Fun!
Create cool projects inspired by the summer heat. Take a free guided tour of Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce and stay for the live entertainment.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The Learning Curve
Make fun and funky projects just in time to get back into the school groove! Create unique journals, bookmarks and other academically-inspired art. Don’t miss the free guided tours of Moving Images: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection.
Target Free Second Sundays is generously sponsored by Target.
This is an excellent way to spend a Sunday and the best part is that you can enjoy all of it for free. For additional inf0rmation click here
Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)
Museum Hours & Information 850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, California 92660
Phone | 949-759-1122
Admissions Desk: ext. 243
Fax | 949-759-5623
I received a great tip from reader Gina about Orange County’s Great Park Ice Skating Rink. To celebrate the Grand Opening of the ice skating facilities from Feb 14-Mar 15 the ice skating rink will offer free admission and rentals. The rink will be open on Fridays,Saturdays and Sundays.
SKATE SESSION TIMES
11:00 am � 10:00 pm (sessions begin at the start of every hour)
80 skaters per hourly session
PRICE AND SKATE EQUIPMENT
Admission and skate rentals are FREE to the public.
Helmets are available upon request at no charge.
Guests are welcome to bring their own skates and helmets.
ADVANCED TICKETING POLICY
To accommodate the requests of our many visitors, the Orange County Great Park will be providing a limited number of advanced tickets on a first come, first serve basis for each weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
A stand-by line will be available for the remaining skate session tickets, on a first come, first serve basis.
Visitors may request a maximum of 6 advanced tickets per weekend.
Request for advanced tickets can only be made for the current weekend session (Friday � Sunday) and must be done in person at the ice rink ticket counter.
If skater is not present at the start of the hourly skate session, advanced tickets may not be honored at the discretion of the ice rink staff.
This is too good to pass up!!
The ice skating rink is located in Orange County’s Great Park which is located at the former El Toro Marine Station in Irvine.
For driving directions click here.
Hope you all have a great weekend!!
The San Bernardino County Museum invites visitors to visit the museum and enjoy free admission the first Sunday of the month. The museum is a perfect place for the entire family and you won’t have to spend a single dime since parking is also free. It’s a great deal!! By the way I forgot to mention that the museum also happens to run it’s Family Day program on the same day.
For additional information and exhibit information click here
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA 92374
- Open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays,
- Holiday Mondays include: Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day.
- Closed most Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1
This doesn’t really have anything to do with getting to know Southern California but it is an event that your kids will probably love and it’s free!!
IHOP is celebrating Pancake Day next Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 7am to 10pm by giving everyone a short stack of their delicious pancakes for free. All that they ask is that you consider giving a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.
It’s a fun event and it’s for a great cause. Forget about dinner or breakfast next Tuesday and enjoy some pancakes!!!
For additional information click here
The Irvine Park Railroad will be celebrating it’s 13th year anniversary by rolling back it’s prices to 1996. The railroad will be offering $2.00 train rides,$2 bounce house tickets, $2 face painting and snacks. We had the opportunity to attend last year and had a great time. The kiddos also loved the the free balloons and balloon animals. It can get a little busy so make sure to get there as early as possible or towards the end of the day.
Park entry fee is $5.00 per vehicle.
We always make it a day by packing a picnic and taking a stroll through the OC Zoo.
Saturday February 28th and Sunday March 1st, 2009
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Rd.
Orange, CA 92869
The Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum is one place that your kiddos will enjoy. It’s located in Griffith Park and is a must if you have little railroad enthusiasts. There are train exhibits that everyone will enjoy and every Sunday the museum operates 7½” gauge model trains for the general public free of charge from 11 am – 3 pm (weather permitting). except for the Sunday before Memorial Day and the first Sunday in October. The gate is open from 10:45 am to 3 pm. Train rides begin at 11 am.
The museum is home to Walt Disney’s Barn. It’s the actual barn that was in Mr. Disney’s backyard in Holmby Hills, California. The barn is where Walt , who was a member of the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum had his workshop and ran the switches for his home railroad. The barn is open on the third Sunday of each month and features displays of Disney, LALS and railroad related memorabilia. Guided tours are provided by members of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society.
The museum and railroad are open every Sunday weather permitting from 11am to 3pm and admission and train rides are FREE of charge.
For additional information click here
Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum
|5202 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027
It looks like President’s Day might be a wet one- Here are my top 4 picks of places that the kids might enjoy on a rainy holiday and that are either free or almost free.
I hope you have a fabulous President’s Day!!!
Edited thanks to reader Jannette that informed me that the La Habra Children’s Museum is closed today.
The Richard Nixon library will be offering free admission on Monday February 16th all day in honor of Presidents Day. It’s a perfect place to visit on Presidents Day. My family loves the library. We happen to live in Yorba Linda and always take advantage of the free admission days. I love the exhibits and my kids are crazy about President Nixon’s helicopter on display. They also love romping through the gardens. It really is a great place to visit!!
For additional info click here
Our family loves Sea World. It really is a fun place to visit as a family. We usually go early in the year and pay for the Fun Card. What’s the fun card you might ask- well pretty much you pay for one day at the park and get the rest of the year for free!! Yes absolutely free!!! We’ve fully taken advantage of it and loved it.
There are so many shows and things for the kiddos to do. My little ones especially loved the Sesame Street Bay of Play.The pass also lets you enjoy spring into the night celebration, summer nights, Halloween celebration and much more. It’s a fantastic deal and a steal at $65.00 for adults and $55.00 for a year of fun!! For additional information click here.