Cool stuff to do with the kids in and around Pasadena

Cool stuff to do with the kids in and around Pasadena

We visited a few of our favorite kid event-centric websites (Mommy Poppins, Macaroni Kid Pasadena and LA Parent) for fun adventure ideas for the family. We also discovered some free days at local museums and gardens. Happy exploring!


Up close and personal with some of the biggies:

Head up the cost for Whale Watching In Oxnard It’s a pretty drive and you can catch dinner in downtown Ventura after the big show.

The Natural History Museum brings their rather large dino residents to life in “Incredible Predators 3-D Movie.” Might be as terrifying as it is amazing.


For the outdoorsy types:

Have you heard of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden? Made up of 86 acres in Claremont, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden “the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, promoting botany, conservation and horticulture to inspire, inform and educate the public and scientific community about California’s native flora.”

One of our local favorites Descanso Gardens is free the third Tuesday of every month. “Get into the Gardens faster with online tickets! (Free admission is applied at checkout when reserving tickets online and does not include access to Music on the Main.”

South Coast Botanic Garden opens its gates for free on the third Tuesday of every month, including the Children’s Discovery Garden, the Japanese Garden with koi pond, and any special exhibits. “The Garden is a masterpiece of creative land reclamation and environment improvement.” And the Claremont area is so gorgeous, perfect for a great LA escape.


For the car enthusiasts: 

The Peterson’s Museum has some neat looking shows that’ll get you all revved up – Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School for the hot rod fans, and Legends Of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders for those that feel the need for speed.


And how swell is this? It’t not an adventure, but certainly worth mentioning.

Homework Help @ Pasadena Central LibraryNeed help with your homework or practice reading? Drop by the Pasadena Library’s Central Library/Children’s Room for some free homework help from one of their volunteers! (For students in grades K-8 Tuesdays & Thursdays.)