10 Savvy Entertainment Deals (Medieval Times, Tom Sawyer, and Sky High Sports)

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Welcome to SoCal Field Trips’ popular blog series titled 10 Savvy Entertainment Deals!

Up this week are numerous entertainment deals for all sorts of fun activities across Southern California.  So let’s just get right to it!

1. $8 Tickets To See Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom: Documentary Screening With a Pre-Show Live Animal Showcase @ The El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful monkey featured in Disneynature’s new documentary Monkey Kingdom. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes son Kip into her complicated extended family of toque macaques. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by neighboring monkeys, Maya must use her street smarts and ingenuity to lead her whole family to untapped resources amidst strange creatures and unsettling surroundings in their native Sri Lanka.

Before this G-rated cinematic journey gets underway at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, your little moviegoers can enjoy a real-life animal adventure of their own.  Wildlife Learning Center will host a pre-screening showcase featuring exotic animals from around the world, live on stage.

2. $32 Tickets Enjoy Dinner and A Show at Medieval Times, Buena Park

Medieval Times is an exciting dinner attraction for the whole family inspired by the 11th-century world of knights, jousting and majestic revelry. Included is a four-course banquet during which you can cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill. Medieval Times dinner and show features live jousting, sword fights, horsemanship, falconry and a “no utensils” meal, so you can feast like a king. Six knights of the realm will compete in the King’s tournament, locked in battle for the honor of the crown.

3. $10 Ticket to See The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: A Musical for All Ages @ The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

Mark Twain’s lovable little scamp Tom Sawyer comes alive on stage in this musical version of America’s favorite book. Set in a bustling 1840s town on the banks of the Mississippi river, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer follows Tom, his best friend Huckleberry Finn and his feisty love interest Becky Thatcher as they get themselves into — and out of — one bind after another. Filled with playful, mischievous kids, funny dialogue and high-stakes action, this timeless tale taps into the child in all of us. This version of Tom Sawyer will be performed by the company’s Youth Theatre actors, and is targets for audiences ages 5 and older.

4. $12.50 Tickets to See Peter Pan: New Musical Version of Classic Tale Soars @ The La Habra Depot Playhouse, La Habra

Like Peter Pan himself, J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale never gets old, as those of all ages continue to be swept up in its soaring message about the power of faith, family and home. Now Peter Pan takes flight once more as an all-new musical version comes to the stage at Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse. Join Peter and the three Darling children as they fly away to the magical world of Never Land, where they will encounter the Lost Boys, the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile and a sprightly fairy named Tinker Bell.

5. $14 for Two People To Visit The Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista 

Step into to a bird’s house. Get eye-to-eye with a moray eel. Greet a sea turtle as he swims up to say hello. The Living Coast Discovery Center isn’t a nature museum—it’s a chance to hang out with Southern California’s plants and animals on their own turf. The Discovery Center’s “living, breathing, flapping, buzzing, and splashing home” sits on the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, the ideal location for exploration of the region’s most memorable residents in their native habitats.

6. $20 for Five All-Day Bounce Sessions at Frogg’s Bounce House ($50 Value), Fountain Valley

We love Frogg’s!  Founded by a mom to give fellow parents a safe, fun place for their kids to play and exercise, Frogg’s Bounce House entertains all ages. Apart from its inflatable slides and obstacles, the jump emporium also boasts train tables, books, building blocks, a play house, fun cars, and a toddler gym for wee ones. Older siblings can play air-hockey, race through an obstacle course, or catch a flick in the movie lounge. Parents, meanwhile, can watch their progeny from the comfort of a seating area or they can surf the free WiFi or watch the game on TV.

7. $11 Tickets to See Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen & More in Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy @ The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Center, Los Angeles

Join your favorite Disney characters as Disney on Ice brings four beloved family tales to the rink in Worlds of Fantasy. From Cars, catch racing hero Lightning McQueen and his tow-truck pal, Mater; from The Little Mermaid, Ariel and her under-the-sea friends; fromToy Story, it’s space ranger Buzz Lightyear and his Wild West pals Woody and Jessie; and from Tinker Bell, say hello to Peter Pan’s magical pixie and the Disney Fairies.

8. $40 for a One-Year New Member Membership to The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (Up to 50% Off), Arcadia

Nestled in the historic Rancho Santa Anita—a homestead originally inhabited by the Gabrieleno Tongva tribe—Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden houses wildlife and plants from all over the globe on 127 acres. Its creators opened the Arboretum in 1947 to promote environmental awareness in a sanctuary that reflects the distinct history, flora, and culture of southern California. The grounds reflect the founders’ aim—hummingbirds flutter among the colorful blooms in the Grace Kallam Perennial Garden, and wildflowers, herbs, and veggies spring to life at the hands of community volunteers in the educational Garden for All Seasons.

9. $12 for 2-Hours Trampoline Time at Sky High Sports (Up to 50% Off), San Diego

The yellow-and-black play space features a spring-loaded frame that provides more give to jumpers, with all frames and springs covered by 2-inch-thick safety pads. To take full advantage of its unique space, Sky High hosts a variety of things to do for patrons of all ages, from springy and elevated games of dodge ball to Airobics, a low-impact, fat-burning workout class that helps improve balance and coordination. Pintsize gymnasts can take refuge in a specially designed kid zone and use a rope swing to plunge into the foam pit while they brainstorm nicknames for their pro-wrestling career.

10. $31 Tickets to See Guys and Dolls: Gangsters, Gamblers, Dames & More in Acclaimed Musical @ The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

This beloved American musical transports you back in time to Depression-era New York City … with a side trip to Havana. Follow the romantic and criminal exploits of shady New York gamblers Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit and the women who love them: Adelaide, who’s been waiting for a marriage proposal for over a decade, and Sarah, an uptight missionary out to save Sky’s soul. Frank Loesser’s musical masterpiece brings to life the stories and characters of Damon Runyon with terrific numbers like “If I Were a Bell,” “Adelaide’s Lament,” “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” With Segerstrom Center for the Arts mounting this production, it’s a sure bet you’ll be entertained.

Happy Field Tripping,

Jilleen

25th Annual Earth Day Celebration at The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Back Bay on April 25th

Attend the 25th Annual Earth Day at The Bay Celebration on April 25, 2015 at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach!

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 The Newport Bay Conservancy in partnership with OC Parks presents the 25th annual Earth Day At The Bay at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Environmental organizations from across Orange County will be there with booths to share with visitors ways they can help the environment.  Such organizations include the Sea and Sage Audubon Society, Environmental Nature Center, Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Surfrider Foundation, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, and American Cetacean Society, will show visitors ways they can help.

Booths will feature family friendly activities including arts and craft, science discovery, and face painting.  There will be a Scavenger Hunt with small prizes for all participants and entry in larger prize drawings. The day will be filled with live music from Danny Maika.

 The City of Newport Beach along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will emphasize protection of our tide pools and Marine Protection Areas.  Orange County Bird of Prey Center will display live raptors and emphasize their positive effect on the local environment as will Reptile Rescue of Orange County.

This event is entirely FREE and open to the public!

The Interpretive Center is located at 2301 University Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660.

For more information, visit http://newportbay.org/education/earth-day/.

Happy Field Tripping,

Jilleen

Spend the day at The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach!

Spend the day for free at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach!

One of my favorite things to do when Field Trip Girl was a preschooler was to take her on nature walks and explore nature centers in our area.

Back in the spring of 2013, Field Trip Girl and I attended The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center’s Tideland Tykes program.  

A Field Trip to the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach, California.  They offer weekly toddler and preschool programs, family hikes and field trips year round.

On select Thursdays, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m, children ages 2-5 years old, are invited to join the preserve staff for a fun-filled parent & child experience.

The morning includes:

arts and crafts and hands-on activities

A Field Trip to the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach, California.  They offer weekly toddler and preschool programs, family hikes and field trips year round.

storytelling

A Field Trip to the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach, California.  They offer weekly toddler and preschool programs, family hikes and field trips year round.

outdoor nature walks

A Field Trip to the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach, California.  They offer weekly toddler and preschool programs, family hikes and field trips year round.

The cost is $5.00 per child and pre-registration is required.

The Muth Center serves as model for protecting and preserving open space and endangered wetlands in a highly populated urban setting.

Inside you will find hands-on learning activities and displays about life in and around the estuary.  There is a movie to view and and a ranger on hand to answer questions.

A Field Trip to the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach, California.  They offer weekly toddler and preschool programs, family hikes and field trips year round.

The Newport Back Bay is a great place for families to hike.  The Back Bay is a salt marsh estuary that is home to many birds and several endangered species.

A Field Trip to the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach, California. They offer weekly toddler and preschool programs, family hikes and field trips year round.

You can take stroll down the many pathways and enjoy panoramic views of the Back Bay.  The weather is also cooler with a breeze coming off the ocean.  Just make sure to wear sunscreen and a hat though!

A Field Trip to the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach, California.  They offer weekly toddler and preschool programs, family hikes and field trips year round.

The Interpretive Center is located at 2301 University Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660.  Please note that you will not see the building from the street.  Park in the lot and follow the walking trail to the building.

They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Admission is FREE but a small donation is appreciated.  To learn more, visit http://newportbay.org/education/interpretive-center-programs/.

A Field Trip to the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach, California.  They offer weekly toddler and preschool programs, family hikes and field trips year round.

Happy Field Tripping!

Jilleen

$24.64 Tickets to The San Diego Zoo Safari Park For A Limited Time Only!

photo credit: Jim1138

LivingSocial is currently offering one-day adult and children tickets to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido for only $24.64!

Meet more than 3,500 amazing animals — like elephants, gorillas, and the beautiful predators found in the new Tiger Trail exhibit — when you explore the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido.

Frommer’s called it a “zoo of the future” and said it “will transport you to the African plains and other faraway landscapes.”

Tickets can be used almost any day (some blackout dates apply).  Make sure to read the fine print!

Here’s how to get this deal!

1. Click on the following link – San Diego Zoo Safari Park Deal

2. If you haven’t already done so, sign up for a Living Social Account.

3. Add the Deal by clicking “Buy Now” button on the Deal information page.

4. Click on “Redeem promo code” during purchase process.

5. Enter code “TAXBREAK15″ and hit apply.   You may only use this code once!  The amount of the savings will be reflected on the final purchase confirmation page.

This will bring the original ticket price down from $29 to $24.64!

Have a great day at the Safari Park with your family.

Happy Field Tripping!

Jilleen

Homeschool Family Day at The Mission San Juan Capistrano!

A visit to the mission makes for a great California history field trip for all ages!

photo credit: Daniel D’Auria

Join the Mission San Juan Capistrano every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Homeschool Family Day!  A visit to the mission makes for a great California history field trip for all ages!

The next Homeschool Family Day is scheduled for tomorrow, April 15, 2015.

Families are welcome to visit the mission on any Homeschool Family Day between 9 am to 5 pm.  Plus the mission offers a discounted package only available to homeschool families on this specific day!

The discounted package costs $12.16 per child (save over $5!) and includes the following:

  • child admission
  • guided tour
  • audio tour
  • panning for gold
  • adobe brick making
  • koi fish food
  • Mission Clubhouse ID card and passport explorer

Homeschool Family Day at The Mission San Juan Capistrano is offered the 3rd Wednesday of the month!  The cost is only $12.16 per child.

You can either make advance reservations or purchase tickets at the mission the day of your visit.

For more information, please visit http://www.missionsjc.com/.

Happy Field Tripping,

Jilleen

Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only.  All points of view are my own.