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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation operates the Discovery Center (DC). The DC is an extraordinary collection of hands-on exhibits, gardens, and live animal ambassadors allowing visitors to “taste nature.” We are open to the public, but we primarily serve families with school-aged children who care about the environment, the watershed, and the local community, and we are stroller friendly. The 400-acre Agua Hedionda Lagoon is one of the threatened coastal wetlands on the Southern California coastline. The Lagoon is unique in that it has many current uses such as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and abalone aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass breeding and research center and a power generating facility. LIMITED ACCESS - Outdoor trails, garden, retail and educational programs are open.
1580 Cannon Road
Carlsbad , CA , 92008
Phone: 760-804-1969
33° 8' 23.4852" N, 117° 18' 27.0648" W

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

2021 Homeschool Days

Dates: 
12/07/2021
Time: 
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

AstroArt Workshop: Beauty of the Heavens

Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/29/2021
11/30/2021
Time: 
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Astronomy Birthday Celebration

Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
Time: 
7:00pm

Location:

2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA, 92037
United States

Phone:

858-534-3474

Birch Aquarium’s Seas ‘n’ Greetings

Dates: 
12/01/2021
12/02/2021
12/03/2021
Time: 
9:00 AM

Location:

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA, 92024
United States

Phone:

760-436-3036

Botanic Wonderland - San Diego Botanic Garden

Dates: 
12/04/2021
12/05/2021
12/10/2021
Time: 
5:30pm-9pm (last entry at 8pm)

Organization:

Bernardo Winery

Location:

13330 Paseo del Verano Norte
San Diego, CA, 92128
United States

Phone:

(858) 487-1866

Breakfast with Santa - Bernardo Winery

Dates: 
12/15/2021
12/16/2021
12/17/2021
Time: 
12:00 - 3:00 pm PST

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Camp Universe - Telescope Kit Included!

Dates: 
12/06/2021
12/07/2021
12/08/2021
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Organization:

Location:

500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA, 92109
United States

Phone:

619-222-4732

Celebrate Christmas at SeaWorld

Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
Time: 
see website for details

Organization:

Bates Nut Farm

Location:

15954 Woods Valley Road
Valley Center, CA, 92082
United States

Phone:

800-642-0348

Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market- Bates Nut Farm

Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
Time: 
9:00am to 4:00pm

Organization:

Location:

City Hall 13325 Civic Center Drive
Poway, CA, 92064
United States

Phone:

858-668-4400

Christmas in the Park - City of Poway California

Dates: 
12/11/2021
Time: 
3:30 - 8:30 pm PST

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

ENROLLING NOW: Private online coding classes for kids with Young Gates!

Dates: 
11/29/2021
11/30/2021
12/01/2021
Time: 
Varies. Please see website for details.

Organization:

Location:

829 Seacoast Dr
Imperial Beach , CA, 91932
United States

Phone:

(858) 877-3254

Grinchmas Market - IB Artisan Market

Dates: 
12/04/2021
Time: 
11:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

Location:

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
6200 Flying LC Lane
Carlsbad, CA, 92009
United States

Phone:

760-434-2887

Holiday at the Rancho

Dates: 
12/04/2021
Time: 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Organization:

Bernardo Winery

Location:

13330 Paseo del Verano Norte
San Diego, CA, 92128
United States

Phone:

(858) 487-1866

Holiday Nights! - Bernardo Winery

Dates: 
12/15/2021
12/16/2021
12/17/2021
Time: 
8:00 pm - 12:00 am PST

Organization:

Location:

One LEGOLAND Dr
Carlsbad, CA, 92008
United States

Phone:

(760) 918-5346

Holidays at LEGOLAND® - California 2021

Dates: 
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
11/29/2021
Time: 
see website for details

Location:

3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA, 92123
United States

Phone:

858-966-4901

Ice Skating - Rady Children's Hospital

Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
Time: 
10 AM – 10 PM

Organization:

Location:

320 North Broadway
Escondido, CA, 92025
United States

Phone:

(760) 233-7755

Little Explorers Winter Camp

Dates: 
12/20/2021
12/21/2021
12/22/2021
Time: 
9:00am - 2:00pm

Organization:

Rush Public Library

Location:

5977 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY, 14543
United States

Phone:

585-533-1370

Make Maple Syrup! 

Dates: 
01/12/2022
Time: 
7:00 PM

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Make Maple Syrup! 

Dates: 
01/12/2022
Time: 
7:00 PM

Organization:

Seaport Village

Location:

849 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA, 92101
United States

Phone:

619-530-0704

Menorah Lighting - Seaport Village

Dates: 
11/29/2021
Time: 
5:00 pm PST

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Online Coding Camps with Young Gates!

Dates: 
11/25/2021
11/26/2021
12/20/2021
Time: 
Varies. Please see website for details.

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Online Your Extraordinary Saturday (YES)

Dates: 
02/05/2022
02/12/2022
02/19/2022
Time: 
9:00AM, 10:45AM

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Online Your Extraordinary Saturday (YES)

Dates: 
02/05/2022
02/12/2022
02/19/2022
Time: 
9:00AM, 10:45AM

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Online Your Extraordinary Saturday (YES)

Dates: 
02/05/2022
02/12/2022
02/19/2022
Time: 
9:00AM, 10:45AM

Location:

6461 El Apajo Rd PO Box 64
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067
United States

Phone:

858-756-4117

Paws and Pages - Helen Woodward Animal Center

Dates: 
12/08/2021
Time: 
5 p.m.–6 p.m PDT

Location:

6461 El Apajo Rd PO Box 64
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067
United States

Phone:

858-756-4117

St. Nick at Night - Helen Woodward Animal Center

Dates: 
12/03/2021
12/10/2021
12/17/2021
Time: 
one-hour time slot between 5 – 7:15 p.m.

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Step-by-Step Family Cartooning Workshop (Holiday Reindeer)

Dates: 
12/12/2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Step-by-Step Family Painting Workshop (Evening Sky)

Dates: 
12/12/2021
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Organization:

Location:

829 Seacoast Dr
Imperial Beach , CA, 91932
United States

Phone:

(858) 877-3254

Ugly Sweater Market - IB Artisan Market

Dates: 
12/18/2021
Time: 
10:00 pm PST

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Astronomy & Space Academy

Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/29/2021
11/30/2021
Time: 
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Preschool Workshop: Space

Dates: 
12/04/2021
12/11/2021
Time: 
9:00AM

Organization:

Location:

1923 Calle Barcelona
Carlsbad, CA, 92009
United States

Phone:

(760) 479-0166

Visits with Santa In His Secret Garden - The Forum Carlsbad

Dates: 
12/04/2021
12/05/2021
12/11/2021
Time: 
1:00 - 4:00 pm PST

Location:

Barrio Logan
San Diego, CA, 92113
United States

Walk the Block

Dates: 
11/27/2021
12/04/2021
Time: 
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location:

6461 El Apajo Rd PO Box 64
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067
United States

Phone:

858-756-4117

Wild Winter 2021 - Helen Woodward Animal Center

Dates: 
12/04/2021
12/05/2021
12/11/2021
Time: 
9:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Location:

340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA, 92025
United States

Phone:

760 - 839 - 4138

Location:

1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
United States

Phone:

6192381233

Young Scientists - Fleet Science Center

Dates: 
01/06/2022
Time: 
9:00 am PDT