March 17 to April 29. Kidspace guests can adopt a live caterpillar and purchase a caterpillar care kit for $4.00 each at the Busy Bee Learning Store. Kidspace admission cost is not required to purchase a caterpillar and care kit. Children can create their own habitat for their adopted caterpillar, and while caring for it at home, they can watch the magic of metamorphosis as the caterpillar grows, forms a chrysalis, and then emerges as an adult Painted Lady butterfly. If you can’t go on the free day (April 3, 4:00 to 8:00pm) then here’s a coupon for $3 off admission. http://readysetgrowla.org/coupons-partners/kidspace.html
April 6-April 8 -10 a.m.-4 p.m. Big Bunny's Spring Fling @ LA Zoo.
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling brings fun activities and entertainment for Zoo visitors! Entertainment includes Jim Gamble’s Puppet Show, children’s songs with Dan Crow, and a visit with the Spring Fairies. Bunny related activities include an educational Bunny Discovery Zone, and bunny ear making crafts. 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Admission to Big Bunny is free with paid admission to the Zoo. Face painting and Big Bunny photos are available for a nominal fee.
For more info: http://lazoo.org/calendar/index.html
Many parks are having egg hunts. I have listed a few. Check your local parks for an event near you!
April 7. 10 a.m. Third Annual Splash & Dash EGG HUNT at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. Ages 10 yrs and under. An aquatic egg hunt - collect floating and submerged eggs to redeem for fun prizes. Parent participation is encouraged for the younger age groups. Participants will be invited to enjoy a private swim time with their families immediately after the egg hunt. Please note that a parent must accompany all small children, and are encouraged to swim with their child. Life jackets are available at no charge.*FREE ADMISSION.* There is no fee for this event, but participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable, or canned food items with them to be donated to the Santa Clarita Food Pantry.
April 7. 12 noon-3 p.m. Egg Hunt and more at Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library. 16244 Nordhoff Street. 818-895-3650. Bring your own basket. All ages welcome. Moon bouncer, cookie decorating, egg hunt at 2:30. Snacks provided.
April 7. 1:30 p.m. Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Los Encinos State Historic Park. Join the Los Encinos Docents Association at Los Encinos State Historic Park, on Saturday, April 7, 2012, starting at 1:30 P.M., for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. In addition to the Egg Hunts for ages from toddlers to 10, there will be traditional games, a blacksmith, and old-time music, tours of the historic adobe and performers in period costume. Please bring your own baskets.
The Egg Hunts will be grouped as follows:
1:30: 2 and under in the Corral.
2:00: 3-4 years old 2:30:
5 years and up in the Orange Grove
16756 Moorpark St., Encino, CA 91436.
Intended for families with toddlers to age 10. Admission is FREE. Donations of any amount are welcome to KEEP LOS ENCINOS OPEN. (Thanks to Macaroni Kid for this kickback!)
April 10. 6 p.m. Free showing of The Muppet Movie, rated PG, at the Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library. It’s okay to bring your own snacks. 16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, 91343. 818-895-3650.
Check out the following website to SAVE up to 50%on LA's best arts and culture. Now through April 30, 2012. This includes discounts to Zimmer Children’s Museum, Aquarium of the Pacific, and many more! http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/thearts/#1
L.A. County Junior Golf is a wonderful and free program and signups are happening now for the summer! They are offering summer weeklong program for children 18 and under at various golf courses. It is very well organized, with the children grouped by age and plenty of instructors. My boys (ages 6 & 8) love it! (I got to sit and read a book, so I loved it too!) Here’s a link to the website: http://www.lacountyjuniorgolf.com/applications.htm Click on 2012 Summer Schedule available in February 2012 Northern Section.