June 21, 2019

More Ways to Enjoy Southern California Museums and Theme Parks Summer 2019

Movies at the park, free summer concerts, festivals and events across Southern California - there's a whole lot to do in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego during summer 2019!

For those of you who love museums, zoos, aquariums, and theme parks, there's even MORE to look forward to! With extended summer hours, late night events, summer camps, and other special summer features, your whole family will have a blast learning and adventuring together!

Take a look at some of our favorite summer happenings at Southern California museums and more!

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanic Gardens: Creature Camp Outs & Roaring Nights
When: Select dates throughout the summer

Get to know the LA Zoo as never before with Creature Camp Outs this summer! This all-night tent camping experience is perfect for families and includes evening and morning tours, interactive opportunities, and breakfast provided.
Or, check out one of LA Zoo’s “Roaring Nights,” a 21 and over zoo party that is wild in more ways than one! These adult-only evenings feature animal close ups and pop-up zoo talks, as well as a full bar, live bands, DJs, food trucks, and more!

Aquarium of the Pacific: Discounted Late Nights
When: Weekends Summer 2019

During the summer the Aquarium of the Pacific extends their hours until 9PM, with discounted admission after 5 PM. Tickets after 5PM are just $19.95 (vs. the usual $34.95!) so you can get a great deal on aquarium admission and take advantage of our long summer days!
The Queen Mary: QM After Hours
When: Beginning at 6PM

Take advantage of the long summer days by visiting the Queen Mary in Long Beach after hours! The ship is open until 9PM Sunday-Thursday and 10PM Friday-Saturday so you'll have plenty of time to explore, take a tour, dine on board, and more!


Knott’s Berry Farm: Knott’s Summer Nights
When: June 7-Aug 11 2019

Knotts celebrates summer with an evening party lineup full of fun and games, delicious food, and live entertainment. From Wild West stunt shows to performances from the Peanuts Pals, as well as a full band schedule, you’ll find plenty to liven up your evening at Knott’s. Make sure to get a food tasting card to sample all of Knotts tasty summer cuisine creations!

Park hours vary, but Knotts is open until 10 or 11 PM most weekend nights in the summer. Take a look at the Park Calendar to check your preferred dates.


Discovery Cube: Summer Camps & Family Sleepover
When: camps on select summer dates, sleepover Aug 3-4

Discovery cube offers a variety of summer camp opportunities for grades K-8 where kids can learn about everything from amazing animals to rocket science. Some of these are selling out already, so register for your preferred dates and camps soon!

If you’re in the OC August 3-4 make sure to register for Discovery Cube OC’s Night at the Cube, a family sleepover that includes evening snacks and breakfast, interactive activities, a 3D movie, and of course, access to the Cube. It’s like camping… without the camping!


San Diego Zoo: Summer Safari
When: Saturdays and Sundays in June and July 2019

Saturdays and Sundays in June and July the zoo is open later so you can stay until 7pm! Make the most of your day at the zoo, and enjoy cooler temperatures and twilight atmosphere with these later hours.
More details about an additional “Sundown Summer Safari” are also coming soon on the San Diego Zoo website.


SeaWorld San Diego: Electric Ocean and Sesame Street Party Parade
When: Sesame Street Party Parade runs May 25-Sept 1. Electric Ocean June 15- Sept 2.

These two special summer events add extra family-friendly fun to your SeaWorld experience. Electric ocean features 8 different experiences combining light, music, and the beauty of the ocean into a mesmerizing celebration that combines natural inspiration with modern technology. Meanwhile your younger travelers will love the Sesame Street Party Parade, a larger-than-life event featuring favorite Sesame Street characters.

Get all the details about the Sesame Street Party Parade , as well as SeaWorld's Electric Ocean and plan your visit!

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