A Frozen themed baking class, Pete the Cat and the magical animals of Harry Potter all make this weekend special. Read on for the details.


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Spy Secret Animals in San Diego
See where you can spot creatures like harbor seals, flamingos and a miniature horse for free all over the city. Read our guide here.

Disney’s Frozen Cooking Class
Join Chef Angela to make Frozen themed recipes, dress up, and play a trivia game! Here’s what you will make: Elsa’s Cake Pops and Olaf’s Pinwheel Cookies. An ingredient and supply list will be provided so you can cook together, live. A parent is required to assist during the entire class. Sat. 10 a.m. Event details.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Fans of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre can enjoy their puppets from the comforts of home. The City Parks Foundation’s website features a free digital program from Open House New York and the first ever family-friendly Puppet Slam, full puppet shows from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, fun educational activities for kids to learn more about the Cottage and marionette puppetry, DIY puppet tutorials using household objects, and crafty coloring pages courtesy of the Cottage. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Wonders of Wildlife: A Tech Adventure
Does your child love animals and nature? We share our beautiful planet with whales swimming in the ocean, eagles soaring in the sky, lions guarding their prey, and butterflies landing on flowers… More and more, technologies are being used in preserving the wilderness and protecting our planet. In this fascinating talk, Dr. Dave Thau, Global Data and Technology Lead Scientist at WWF (World Wildlife Foundation), will show us how cutting edge technologies such as AI, Big Geospatial Data, and Remote Sensing are used to protect forest and wildlife, and introduce us to some really cool projects. Join this fun talk to learn more about how scientists study nature and check out some tools that let your nature loving child explore on their own. Fri. 4 p.m. Event details.

Pete the Cat
In this musical adventure based on the book series by Eric Litwin, the minute Pete the Cat meets the Biddles he gets the whole family rocking, all except for Jimmy. For this organized second grader, the end of the school year has a lot of tests and the last thing he needs is some new cat in his life turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class it turns out Pete is the perfect pal to help. Together, they conquer second grade art and both learn a little something new about inspiration and friendship. Sat. 8 a.m. Event details.

Animals of the Wizarding World
Make the magic of the New Year come alive as you explore the Animals of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Learn about Owls that deliver the mail, Toads that transform, giant spiders that lurk in the forest and so many more! All fans are encouraged to dress in their house colors and join this virtual night of fun and magic. Sat. 6 p.m. Event details.

American Girl Doll Yoga
Bring your favorite American Girl doll along for this special yoga class! We’ll explore pint-sized poses, mini-mudras, bitsy balances, and teensy twists as we help our American Girl dolls into yoga poses, partner poses and challenging poses. Meet other American Girl dolls through playing fun yoga games! For ages 6 and up. Register here. Sun. 10 a.m. Event details.

Monster Dance & Draw
World-renowned illustrator, author, and Muppets cartoonist Guy Gilchrist leads a virtual all-ages workshop on drawing characters from his latest multimedia children’s book, Monster Dance, published by Madeleine Editions. Award-winning True Blood actor and Monster Dance narrator Denis O’Hare will read the story aloud during the virtual workshop. Monster Dance is the first multimedia book designed to help children under 6 cope with drastic lifestyle changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sun. 1 p.m. Event details.

Snow Play!
Go play in the snow! Here are 7 spots where you can enjoy fresh powder and snow play near San Diego.

––Beth Shea