Art, flowers and wildlife … oh my! There is so much to do in Southern California this first weekend of April! Head to Liberty Station Friday night for the first Friday activities, including the grand re-opening of Pachis Art Studio for Kids. Take the kiddos to see a performance of Super Why and his reading friends at Balboa Theatre. Enjoy the Carlsbad Flower fiends any day of the week, but head up Sunday for Kids Day. And support Project Wildlife at a special Baby Shower. Enjoy your weekend!


San Diego

Pachis Art Studio Grand Re-opening
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Pachis Art Studio and its new location in Liberty Station at a grand re-opening party. Kids and adults will participate in a collaborative art project while enjoying light refreshments in a colorful environment. Fri., 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Liberty Station, Free. All ages. Event details.

Super WHY Live
Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power! vibrantly brings to life Super Why, Alpha Pig, Wonder Red, Princess Presto and their puppy pal Woofster, who each take children on larger-than-life, imagination-stimulating adventures. With help from the audience, the characters embark on magical, out-of-this-world journeys to explore what they’ve always wanted to be – from a ship’s captain to a rock star and more! Sun., 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm shows, Balboa Theatre, $24.75 – $52. All ages. Event details.

Nano Day
Do small things behave differently? Is a Blue Morpho butterfly really blue? What’s in your sunblock? Answers to these mysteries will be revealed during Nano Day at the Fleet. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, $9.75 – $11.75. All ages. Event details.

Project Wildlife Baby Shower
Project Wildlife’s Central Triage Center is open for tours of its facility. There will be live animal encounters and wildlife related items for sale. This Baby Shower is presented to promote needed donations to help pay the costs to care for thousands of injured, sick, and abandoned baby animals. Sat., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Project Wildlife’s Central Triage Center, Donations accepted. All ages. Event details.

North County

Flower Fields Kids Day
Bring the family to the Flower Fields for Kids Day for a day full of fun activities for kids like arts and crafts, face painting and Ronald McDonald. There’s also a sweet pea maze, Santa’s playground, live music, Gourd Art & Crafts Jubilee, and Make and Take workshops. Sun., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Carlsbad Flower Fields, $6 – $11. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Indiana Jones Archaeology Adventure
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, presented by the National Geographic Society, immerses you in the science and history of field archaeology. Walk in the footsteps of beloved film hero Indiana Jones as you embark on this interactive museum adventure. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Discovery Science Center, $12.95 – $14.95. All ages. Event details.

Bring the family for a fun day at the cinema with a day of Kidtoons films (G-rated). Sun., 10:30 am, Anaheim GardenWalk, $2.50. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Having fun outdoors or doing something artsy inside?

– Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of Pachis Art Studio’s Facebook page.