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February 2019: 10 Family-Friendly Activities in San Diego

February is a perfect, mellow month – after the holidays, but before spring break – for your family to enjoy some unique, intriguing events together.

How does half-price museum admission sound? Or maybe a gigantic dinosaur exhibit with rides? Some truly fantastic family-friendly excursions await you in San Diego all month long!

  1. Jurassic Quest
    When: February 1-3, 2019
    Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
    Cost: $22-$36
    Ages: All ages
    Bring your family to Jurassic Quest for coolest dinosaur experience ever! Kids will love the massive dinosaur exhibit, dinosaur inflatables and rides, face painting, science station, tours and much more.
  2. San Diego Museum Month
    When: February 1-28, 2019
    Where: Participating Museums in San Diego
    Cost: 50% off regular admission
    Ages: All ages
    February is Museum Month for all San Diego residents. Pick up your free Museum Month discount pass at any local library and enjoy half-off admission prices at more than 40 participating San Diego museums!
  3. Whale Fest at Birch Aquarium
    When: February 2-10, 2019
    Where: Birch Aquarium at UCSD
    Cost: $15 and up (Free for kids 2 and under)
    Ages: All ages
    Winter is the best season to spot migrating Gray Whales in Southern California. During Whale Fest, your family can become whale experts, meet Scripps scientists who study whales and learn how and where to spot local migrating species!
  4. San Diego Symphony’s A Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra
    When: February 3, 2019
    Where: Copley Symphony Hall
    Cost: $10 and up (Free for kids 2 and under)
    Ages: All ages
    This fabulous, kid-friendly introduction to the basics of the orchestra explores how people have created and used instruments to tell stories throughout history.
  5. Hullabaloo Family Market
    When: February 4, 2019
    Where: Heritage Ranch, Encinitas
    Cost: Free (donations appreciated)
    Ages: All ages
    The family-friendly live music duo Hullabaloo delights audiences the first Monday of every month at Heritage Ranch. In addition to the goofy live jams, there will be arts & crafts, face painting, food and lots of family-friendly vendors.
  6. Circus Vargas – The Greatest of Ease!
    When: February 7-March 18, 2019
    Where: Mission Valley, National City and Escondido
    Cost: $15 and up
    Ages: All ages
    Circus Vargas returns to San Diego County on February 7 to celebrate its 50th anniversary extravaganza of acrobats, daredevils and flying trapezes! Discount tickets are available on Goldstar.
  7. Oceanside Valentine’s Week: Movie By The Pier
    When: February 16, 2019
    Where: Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre at Oceanside Pier
    Cost: Free
    Ages: All ages
    Join your friends and neighbors for a special screening of Disney’s heart-warming family classic “101 Dalmatians.” The movie will begin just after sunset, around 6pm. Pack some healthy snacks, chairs and blankets and enjoy!
  8. 5K Paw Walk in the San Diego Botanic Garden
    When: February 16, 2019
    Where: San Diego Botanic Garden
    Cost: $14 and up
    Ages: All ages
    Register yourself and your best furry friend to walk in the 5K Paw Walk and support Rancho Coastal Humane Society and SDBG! This wonderful family-friendly event to give back continues to grow every annually, with over 600 attendees last year.
  9. San Diego Chinese New Year Fair
    When: February 16-17, 2019
    Where: Downtown San Diego
    Cost: Free
    Ages: All ages
    Come celebrate the Year of the Pig in San Diego’s old Chinatown district, now known as the Asian Thematic District. This exciting two-day fair features traditional and cultural performances, acrobats, Asian food and cultural displays, kids’ arts & crafts and a lantern parade!
  10. San Diego Camp Fair
    When: February 23, 2019
    Where: Balboa Park
    Cost: Free
    Ages: Kids 3 and up
    Are you already thinking about the right summer camp for your kids? Then you won’t want to miss the San Diego Camp Fair, a “one-stop-shop” to meet camp directors, camp counselors and gather info about 50+ of San Diego’s top summer camps and programs!

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