San Diego Family Friendly Activities for Spring

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has come to a close and we have set our sights toward spring, when a blossoming of festivals and other outdoor activities commences. We are going to start things rolling in February with Museum Month. Entry fees to 40 museums are half off! Come spring, our calendar comes alive with many family-friendly events to partake in. April takes us to Fallbrook with their Avocado Festival on April 15 and to the Encinitas Street Faire on April 28 and 29. May begins with the Hullabaloo Music Festival on May 6 and ends with the Santee Street Fair on May 26. The KidsFest San Diego Festival is on June 9 and 10 at Liberty Station.

But until then, let’s not forget about these events that are always here for us to enjoy! Daily, weekly, and monthly – they run the gamut from art to science and from trains to games.

You probably already know about Target Free Second Sunday at the New Children’s Museum and even Saturday Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning. So, how about these? P.S. You can find more online at SoCal Kids San Diego!

Mac’s Kids Corner – San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Listen to train stories, play games, and create various railroad crafts. Every Tuesday (except first Tuesday of the month), Thursday and Friday.

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Home Depot’s Kids Workshop offers useful and fun projects for kids from the creation of toolboxes to a window birdhouse. First Saturday of the month.

Fun Friday Nites – San Elijo Recreation Center
Children ages 4 to 12 years enjoy a night of games, crafts, pizza, and movies. Monthly.

Family Enrichment Program – San Marcos Community Center
Featuring affordable and fun activities geared toward children 3 to 12 years and their immediate family members. First, third and fifth Wednesday of the month.

Saturday Science for Girls – Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Girls in grades 5 – 8 can join the Fleet to investigate exciting science topics. Second Saturday of the month.

Finger Painting Friday – The New Children’s Museum
Finger Painting Friday offers a unique environment designed to foster color recognition, application techniques, and creative self-expression. Recommended for ages 4 and under. Fourth Friday of the month.

Nature Club – Mission Trails Regional Park
A free program designed to provide children ages 8 to 12 with the opportunity to spend time outdoors, connecting with nature. Select Saturdays per month.

KinderTots – San Diego Zoo
The learning blocks all connect to animal facts and green practices, making each program unique and fun. Every Saturday.

SEA Days – Birch Aquarium
Events focus on current ocean topics with hands-on exploration, special activities and a chance to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists. One Saturday per month.

Nature & Me Storytime – San Diego Natural History Museum
Journey into nature through dynamic readings and visits to exhibitions. Second Thursday of the month.

Family Sunday, Mingei International Museum
Families can participate in a hands-on craft activity as well as the Discover Mingei! Treasure Hunt. Third Sunday of the month.

History for Half-Pints – San Diego History Center
Crafts, entertaining activities and a special story time. Third Monday of the month.

Nature Walks – Tijuana Estuary
Discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center. Second and Fourth Saturday of the month.

Museums on Us ®
Did you know that your Bank of America card gets you into three local treasures for free? Just present your card and get free general admission on the first full weekend of every month to the Birch Aquarium, Museum of Photographic Arts, and the San Diego Museum of Art. For dates and more information, visit

About SoCal Kids San Diego
SoCal Kids San Diego was founded by Kathie Zaccaria, an East County Mom dedicated to providing families all over San Diego with events and activities that everyone can enjoy. From science to festivals, concerts to crafts – SoCal Kids San Diego aims to be your one-stop shop for family fun. Visit us at


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