Summer Activities for OC Moms and Kids Hosted By OC Parks!

 

August 2, 9, 16, 30 – Tideland Tykes

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join Preserve staff for a fun-filled parent and child experience that may include arts and crafts, story telling, hands-on activities or outdoor nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience!

Location: Upper Newport Bay. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Website: www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/  

Cost: $5 per student Parking: Free

Contact: (949) 923-2290 or (949) 923-2275

Special Instructions: 2 to 8 years.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275, or email unbic@ocparks.com to register.  

 

 

August 3, 18 – Explore the Plants on the Trail to Barbara’s Lake

8 – 10:30 a.m.

Join us on a wonderful morning walk to Orange County’s only natural lake while learning about our native California plant life. This 2-mile leisurely hike will be led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235 or (949) 923-3702

Special Instructions: Ages 8 and up. Reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).

 

August 3, 17 – Wild Tales

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Visit with Preserve staff for story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience!

Location: Upper Newport Bay, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Website: www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/  

Cost: $5 per student Parking: Free

Contact: (949) 923-2290 or (949) 923-2295

Special Instructions: 2-8 years.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275, or e-mail unbic@ocparks.com to register.  

 

August 9 – Under the Sea – Toddler Program 

10 – 11 a.m.

Come learn about the creatures in the ocean including dolphins, whales, fish, sea otters, sharks, and more! Class includes hands-on learning and fun crafts. Please see special instructions for registration.

Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/oczoo/

Cost: $5 per child (one parent included) Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973-6847

Special Instructions: For ages 3 to 4 years old. PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes.

 

August 11 – “Toy” & “Treat” Making for the Zoo Animals 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Come help us create "toys" and "treats" for our zoo animals to play with! Each child please brings 2 empty toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls to class. Please see special instructions for registration.

Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: www.ocparks.com/oczoo/

Cost: $5 per child (one parent included) Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973-6847

Special Instructions: For ages 5 to 8 years old. PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes

 

August 16 – Animal Art II – Toddler Program 

10 – 11 a.m.

Join us for an hour of creativity and fun with an animal theme! Come ready to get a little messy! Class includes hands-on learning and fun crafts! Please see special instructions for registration.

Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: www.ocparks.com/oczoo/

Cost: $5 per child (one parent included) Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973-6847

Special Instructions: For ages 3 to 4 years old. PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes.

August 17 – Tot Walk 

9 – 11 a.m.

Bring your wee ones (babies to 3 years), to explore our wild backyard on this easy walk with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

Location: Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Website: www.ocparks.com/alisoandwoodcanyons/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2200

Special Instructions: Reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Ranger Headquarters, Gate 1, 28373 Alicia Pkwy (from southbound Aliso Creek Rd, turn right on Alicia, first right on AWMA, left into parking lot). Reservations required.

 

August 24 – Animals in my Backyard – Toddler Program 

10 – 11 a.m.

Find out all about the animals right in your backyard! Class includes hands-on learning and fun crafts. Please see special instructions for registration.

Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: www.ocparks.com/oczoo/

Cost: $5 per child (one parent included) Parking: Weekdays $3 per vehicle, weekends $5

Contact: (714) 973-6847

Special Instructions: For ages 3 to 4 years old. PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes

August 26– Birding Hike

8 – 11 a.m.                                          

Spot local native and summer resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this 2-mile hike over uneven terrain (400-ft. elevation gain) through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235 or (949) 923-3702

Special Instructions: Ages 12 and up. Reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Hiking or walking shoes required. Bring your binoculars! Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).

 

 

 

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