This weekend has extraordinary fun written all over it. Behold the gigantic dinosaurs that have just descended upon theNAT, pilot a rocket and blast off to the moon at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, dance and sing at kid-folk band Hulabaloo’s 3,000th show, dress-up your pooch Mardi Gras-style for a Doggie-gras Parade. These and more family adventures await… so let the good times roll.


Photo courtesy of San Diego Natural History Museum

Balboa Park

Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibit at theNAT
Experience dinosaurs like never before in this amazing exhibit that uses augmented reality to transform full-scale dinosaurs into animated creatures in the flesh! Behold 16 life-size dinosaur skeletons, and view dinosaur bones and skulls from all over the Southern Hemisphere. Note: Additional charge applies to general admission to experience this exhibit, which opens Saturday, February 25th at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Sat. Event Details.

Blast Off to the “Be the Astronaut” Exhibit
Kids can soar on an out of this world adventure via this interactive exhibit that lets them enter simulator pods to virtually launch a rocket, pilot a spaceship and drive a rover in space, all while learning valuable STEM lessons. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Mira Mesa

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Storytime
Get a jump start on celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which is March 2nd, by listening to his famous rhymes in readings of his beloved books The Cat in the Hat and What Pet Should I Get? This special storytime event that will also include coloring and fun, thematic activities. Sat. Event Details.


Explore Global Cultures for World Thinking Day
Broaden your kid’s world view by exploring various cultures at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. KPBS and the Girl Scouts of San Diego will host this event that includes global-minded activities and performances throughout the museum. Sat. Event Details.

San Diego

8th Annual Read & Romp
Clifford and friends will greet you as your grab your passport and travel through the pages of storybook favorites! Enjoy book-themed crafts and activities, snack, storytimes, music, raffle & silent auction and more! Note: Activities are best suited for children ages 8 & under, but all ages are welcome. Sat. Event Details.

Audubon Society’s Family Day at the San Diego Bird Festival
Celebrate San Diego’s birds, wildlife and diverse natural habitats in a day filled with eco-friendly exhibits and presentations featuring hawks, owls and reptiles. Build your own birdhouse, go on a nature walk, and learn to bird-call! Sun. Event Details.

Solana Beach

Hullabaloo’s 3,000th Show!
Beloved, free-range, organic kid-folk band Hullabaloo will perform their 3,000th show at their favorite theater. Join in the fun of celebrating 13 years of Hullabaloo at this concert featuring special guests and CD giveaways. Sun. Event Details.

Rancho Santa Fe

5th Annual Helen Woodward Animal Center Doggie-gras Parade
Dress-up your dog in a Mardi Gras-themed costume and meet adoptable animals from Helen Woodward Animal Center to celebrate Mardi Gras with a Doggie-Gras parade! You may choose to create your own parade “float” from a spare stroller or wagon, or simply dress your pup to impress and walk along the parade route. Additional activities include: selection of Best Dressed Pet and Best Doggie Gras Float, Mardi Gras photos on ‘Bour-bone Street,’and Mardi Gras Face-Painting. Sun. Event Details.

What adventure is your family taking this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

–– Beth Shea