Imagine You’re a Monster at Muzeo in Anaheim

A couple of weeks ago I received a tip from a reader about a great event happening May 16th. Muzeo is a great little museum in Anaheim that is currently having a fantastic exhibition -MONSTERS AND BEASTS: HAIRY, SCARY AND UNLEASHED featuring two exhibits in one – Bizarre Beast, Past & Present and How to Make a Monster: The Art & Technology of Animatronics.

They are holding a Kids Free Day on May 16th with programs specifically designed for the little monster lovers. All little “monsters” are invited to a “Muffins with Monsters” breakfast from 10:00a.m. – 12 Noon, then are free to explore the MUZEO’s “Double-Header” exhibition – MONSTERS AND BEASTS: HAIRY, SCARY AND UNLEASHED featuring two exhibits in one – Bizarre Beast, Past & Present and How to Make a Monster: The Art & Technology of Animatronics.
“Imagine You’re a Monster” Kids Free Day at the MUZEO will also include monster-themed games, prizes, scary face painting and a specially installed rock-climbing wall. All special activities and exhibits will be open from 12 Noon – 5:00p.m.

The MUZEO
241 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
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Up to four kids admitted free with every one full paid general admission ($13)
Click here for additional information.
This sounds like the perfect event for your little monsters!!

Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line

This past Saturday our family had the opportunity to take a little excursion to San Pedro and ride a red car. What is a red car you might be wondering? Well let me tell you- For sixty years, the Los Angeles area was served by a vast network of electric railway lines operated by the Pacific Electric Railway. Affectionately known as “Red Cars”, the Pacific Electric’s trolleys and interurban cars blanketed the Los Angeles area on more than 1000 miles of rail lines. The last remnant of the system was abandoned in 1961. Forty-two years later, a small piece of the system has been resurrected in San Pedro, as the Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line.

We first spent some time at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum which I will be posting about tomorrow and soon after started our ride on one of the historic red cars. The one and a half mile route connects the cruise ship terminal with the maritime museum and ports o’call village. We rode the train from the start of the route to the end of the route and back again. The kids had so much fun. The conductor gave them their very own conductor hats and coloring book that they were both thrilled with. It’s a great little adventure for the little ones. Parking is plentiful and free next to the maritime museum and in the ports o’call village. Children 6 and under are free and adult fare is $1.00 with unlimited rides all day.
The red car operates Friday through Monday from noon to 9pm.

P.S. Make sure to make a pit stop at the Fanfare at the San Pedro Gateway. It’s a great water show- kind of like a smaller version of the Bellagio water fountain show and also a stop at the cruise center to view the big cruise ships. Your kids will love it!!

We had a great time and I know your family will also!!
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Bob the Builder at The Discovery Science Center

Just in time for summer at the The Discovery Science Center. From May 23 to Sept. 7, 2008, Bob the Builder and his can-do crew invite aspiring builders and their families help to get the job done, as the first-ever hands-on Bob the Builder–Project: Build It traveling museum exhibit visits Taco Bell Discovery Science Center.

This 2,000 square-foot multimedia exhibit is sponsored nationally by Indianapolis-based Delta Faucet Company and inspired by HIT Entertainment’s top-rated television series, Bob the Builder – Project: Build It. It will replicate elements from Bob the Builder’s world in Sunflower Valley, inviting exploration, inspiring teamwork and bringing environmentally friendly building themes to life for children and families.

The Bob the Builder – Project: Build It traveling museum exhibit will invite families to spend time in Sunflower Valley with Bob the Builder, Wendy and the rest of the can-do crew. Children can practice their own fixing with kid-smart activities that build up their can-do attitudes and encourage them to be an active part of Bob the Builder – Project: Build It. Families can also work together to install new parts to sinks in Bob the Builder’s mobile home and in his building workshop, and learn about water conservation, courtesy of exhibit presenter Delta Faucet Company.

The nuts and bolts of the exhibit:
Meet the Can-Do Crew – Construct an afternoon of activity — build memories and snap photos with a life-sized, three-dimensional Bob the Builder and Benny, the specialist digger.
Bob’s Mobile Home – See Bob the Builder’s blueprint for success as children explore their favorite builder’s mobile home. Children can be part of the crew and help fix the drip coming from Bob the Builder’s sink or watch video clips from the popular series.
Build the Machine Shelter – Be part of the team, laying stones in the walls of the machine team’s shelter and building stalls for Roley, Scoop, Benny, Muck and Scrambler to sleep.
Drive a Machine – Let’s Scram! Rock and roll with Roley the Steamroller and dig up fun with Scoop the Digger!
Talkie Talkie – This problem-solving crew has a lot to say and each member has a special phrase. View a picture of each team member and push a button to hear their famous catch phrases, “No prob, Bob” or “Let’s rock and roll!”
Wendy’s Caravan – Wendy needs some help from the team to refurbish and decorate her caravan and plant beautiful flowers.
Water Pump – Farmer Pickles isn’t the only one in Sunflower Valley that knows that water conservation is important. Children can explore the interactive water pump station, learn important messages about water conservation and help to bring water to Sunflower Valley.

About Bob the Builder™
Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. As they hammer out the solutions that lead to a job well done, Bob and the can-do crew demonstrate the power of positive-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and follow-through. Most importantly, from start to finish, the team always shows that The Fun Is In Getting It Done! Bob the Builder is produced by HOT Animation and can be seen building, digging and hauling on PBS KIDS® and PBS KIDS Sprout. For more information about Bob the Builder, and the can do crew please visit http://www.bobthebuilder.com/.

Discovery Science Center, 2500 N Main Street, Santa Ana

714-542-2823