Explore, Create, Play and Learn in San Diego: January 10 – 12

Photo c/o The New Children's Museum
Photo c/o The New Children’s Museum

This guest post is brought to you by Jamie Jarvis of SanDiegoKidFun.com.

Exploring new places and activities with your children is one of the best things about being a parent, especially when you see your children light-up as they learn about the world and develop new skills. Take the opportunity to play, create, learn and have fun as a family at the events below. More weekend fun at SanDiegoKidFun.com.

Poway Winter Festival: Experience the magic and charm of winter! Sled down a snowy hill, skate on a synthetic ice rink, and enjoy festive music and entertainment. Friday, January 10, 5-9 pm and Saturday, January 11 4-9 pm. 13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway. Free. More information at (858) 668-4671.

Family Fun Fest at The Kroc Center: Enjoy an inflatable fun park, sports challenges, costume dress-up, painting station and more! Saturday, January 11, 10 am-1 pm. 6845 University Avenue, San Diego. Free. More information at (619) 287-5762.

KPBS Kids Workshop at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum: Explore your dramatic side and create your own story by designing finger puppets and a stage! Ages 3 and up. Saturday, January 11, 10 am – Noon. 320 North Broadway, Escondido. Workshop is free with regular museum admission of $6 per person. More information at (760) 233-7755.

Second Saturday Family Art Discovery: Free art activities for the entire family in Studio One and Three of the California Center for the Arts.┬áTake your creativity and explore new materials and ideas, from the traditional to the exotic. Saturday, January 11, 10 am – Noon. 340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido. Free. More information at (760) 839-4179.

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Train Ride: Travel back in time with a 12 mile train trip through the back country mountains of San Diego County. Train tickets include admission to the Railway Museum grounds and display building. Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, 11 am and 2:30 pm. State Highway 94 & Forrest Gate Road, Campo. Adults $15 each, ages 6-12 $5 each, children under 6 free. More information at (619) 478-9937.

Free Second Sunday at The New Children’s Museum: Explore art installations and activities centered around food as part of the “Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food” exhibit. Sunday, January 12. Noon – 4 pm. 200 West Island Avenue, San Diego. Free. More information at (619) 233-8792.

Family Drop-in Day at The San Diego Museum of Art: Look at and think about art in new ways! Join art-making activities, games, and family-friendly tours. Recommended for families with children ages 6-12. Preregistration not required. Sunday, January 12, 1 – 3 pm. 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego. Adults $12, Ages 7-17 $4.50, 6 and under free. More information (619) 232-7931.

Have a great weekend!


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