Things to Do

Weekday Picks: Grunion Run, Easter Train, Moon Talk, March 27-31

It's natural to want to explore nature at this time of year, with the flowers, trees, butterflies, and animal kingdom all teeming with new life. And nothing says new life quite like a grunion run. Grunion season officially kicks off this week, with an exciting late night run at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Grunion runs are the stuff of Southern California legends, as the small, silvery fish come ashore after the high tide to lay their eggs on certain sandy beaches. Cabrillo Beach is known as one of the best places to see them. March is "open" season, meaning that touching is allowed, and the slippery little fish can (theoretically!) be caught by hand.

March also kicks off open season on the Easter Bunny; touching him is allowed in March and April, too, and Irvine Railroad is known as one of the best places to catch him. That can now be done every day until Easter.

Other natural highlights this week include a hands-on science nature class for home schoolers at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center in Torrance and a Moon Talk with Sidewalk Astronomers in Burbank.  

Want more ideas? Find them on our Mommy Poppins Event Calendar. Meanwhile, here are our favorites for the week.

Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Easter Cookies, StarLab, Brown Bag Ballet

Bid farewell to March this week at fun museum events that include the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts' Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Monmouth Museum’s MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show, and Hoboken Historical Museum’s Uptown Storytime. Plus, start prepping for Easter this week at Johnson’s Corner Farm’s Easter Cookie Decorating event, and explore the backstage of a professional dance performance at Brown Bag Ballet.

Read on for our best children's events the week of March 27–31, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and March GoList for more end-of-March fun.

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: A New Museum, Lego Superheroes, and a Farm Fair; March 27-31

New is the theme as Boston families enter the month of April: We're celebrating a museum opening, the arrival (albeit a bit sluggish) of spring, and budding musicians, among other exciting events. Somerville is in the spotlight this week, with a special visit by a superhero to Legoland's weekly Toddler Tuesday and a fair featuring super-healthy, hyperlocal food. For more reasons to get out of the house with the kids, check out our Event Calendar.

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Music, Dance, and Crafts, March 27-31

The last week in March does not look like it will be very lamb-like as promised, but never fear! We have tracked down some can't miss indoor activities that will keep you all cozy, dry, and entertained. Whether you're interested in a little inflatable fun, a family friendly dance party, or a safety-focused story and craft, there's no shortage of fun going on all over Connecticut this week. When the sun finally does come out, celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day with a stroll through Mill River Park. You can even bring your pooch!

For even more activities, check our Event Calendar which we update daily and follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

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