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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fun Things to do near Santa Clarita

Blueberry Picking - Underwood Family Farms - Somis, CA - May 23-mid July - 9am-2pm

Cherry Picking - Leona Valley, CA June 6,7,13,14 - call 661-266-7116

Griffith Observatory - Free Star Parties - 5/2, 5/30, 6/27, 8/29, 9/26, 10/24, 11/21, and 12/19

Hollywood Bowl - Summer Sounds For Kids - $7 for adults/kids for show - $5 kids only art before or after performance - fills up FAST! 3 programs

Ford Theatre - July 4-Aug 29 - free kids concerts and workshops - $5 adults and $1 parking - have to order tix.

Ventura County Fair - August 5-16 - Dollar Days Aug 5/12 ($1 admission) - Fri, Aug 7, all kids under 12 are free

Disney Concert Hall - four-concert Saturday series with workshops - 10-11am workshop - 11am-12 concert - $80 for series of four per person/child. Oct 17- April 17

Peach Picking - Tyler Family Farmers - Lancaster, CA - Sept/Oct

Free Movies - Every Tues and Wed during summer at 10am - regmovies.com

Avocado Festival -Carpenteria, CA - Oct 2-4

Gilroy Garlic Festival - Gilroy, CA - July 24-26

Always Free Things to Do

California African American Museum - Exposition Park, Downtown Los Angeles - California Science Center, Exposition Park, Downtown Los Angeles - $6 parking

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History - Los Angeles

The Getty Center - Brentwood, Los Angeles

The Getty Villa - Pacific Palisades

Hollywood Bowl Museum

The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum - Hollywood - only open Saturdays 10-4

MOCA Pacific Design Center - West Hollywood

Museum of Television and Radio - Beverly Hills

Muckenthaler Cultural Center - Fullerton

The Nethercutt Collection and Nethercutt Museum - Sylmar

Santa Monica Museum of Art - suggested $5 donation - Santa Monica

STARS Center Sheriff's Museum - 11515 Colima Rd. at Telegraph Rd., Whittier

Weekly Free Museum Days



Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology - Claremont - free Wednesdays

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) - downtown Los Angeles - free every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm

MOCA Geffen Contemporary - downtown Los Angeles - free every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm

Skirball Cultural Center - free Thursdays noon - 9 pm

UCLA Hammer Museum - every Thursday

Japanese American National Museum - Little Tokyo - Los Angeles - every Thursday 5 to 8 pm, and 3rd Thursday all day

Free Every Friday

Long Beach Museum of Art - free Friday

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach - Free on Fridays, check website for Free Family Sundays

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana - Free for the first 100 visitors per hour on Fridays from 4 to 8 pm

Monthly Free Museum Days

George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits - Los Angeles - free the first Tuesday of the month

Natural History Museum, Exposition Park - downtown Los Angeles - free the first Tuesday of the month

Craft and Folk Art Museum - Mid Wilshire - Museum Row - Los Angeles - first Wednesday

Huntington Library - Collections and Botanical Gardens - Pasadena - free first Thursday of the month - free advance tickets required - available beginning the 1st of the preceding month (i.e. August 1 for September 6)

Norton Simon Museum - Pasadena - 1st Fridays from 6 to 9 pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - Mid-Wilshire, Museum Row, Los Angeles - 2nd Tuesday - check for other sponsored free days - NEXGEN program is membership for kids under 18 for free - the adult who brings them gets in free, too - www.lacma.org/programs/NexGenKids.aspx

Autry National Center: Museum of the American West in Griffith Park - Los Angeles - the 2nd Tuesday of the month

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden - free every 3rd Tuesday of the month

Japanese American National Museum - Little Tokyo - Los Angeles - 3rd Thursday all day

Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena - 4th Friday

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