Free Admission to Nixon Library

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Free admission to the Nixon Presidential Library on President’s Day, February 20, 2017. Admission is normally $16 so take advantage of this! For this special day, they are planning a great program for you and the kids to enjoy. You will also get to meet Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt all day and the first 300 guests will enjoy a free slice of cherry pie.

This museum is more geared towards adults and older kids but it can also be fun for the younger ones. My kids particularly liked walking through the President’s house from 1910 and stepping aboard Army One, the helicopter used by four of our Presidents.

You should also know that the library just underwent a $15-million renovation. Visitor can now enjoy 70 new major exhibits, 30 unique multi-media experiences, 11 original films, 12 custom digital interactives, 10 curated archival film sequences, more than 600 photographs, 8,000 square feet of wall murals and more than 300 artifacts.

Tips:

Last year there was a long line at 10am to get inside but eventually I realized that the line was to get a free slice of cherry pie. If you don’t care for the pie, you don’t need to stand in line. Just walk in.

When:

February 20th, 2017. 10am-5pm

Address:

The Richard Nixon Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd 
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 

Reservations:

Please RSVP here. It only takes two seconds. I am not sure if this is necessary, but don’t take a chance.

Strawberry Tours at Tanaka Farms

Maruska —  February 15, 2017
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Who wants to be dropped off in a huge field of delicious strawberries and let free to eat as many as you want right off the vine for a good 15 minutes? The only place you can do this, is during the strawberry tours at Tanaka Farms. The strawberry feast is after a guided wagon ride around the farm during which you will see and learn about the farm and get to sample 5-6 different fruits/veggies. You also get to take home a 1 pound basket full of strawberries. Totally worth every penny. I have been going on this tour every year for the last 7 years. They get a 10 out of 10, if you ask me!

Tips:

  • Bring water, sunscreen, hats and a bag where you can put the baskets and leftover veggies from the tour.
  • Go when your kids are a little hungry maybe during snack time or 30 minutes before lunch time. You will be surprised how vegetable-daring they will be (see picture: my girl 2 years ago eating spinach!).
  • Bring wipes. Your kids will be completely red after eating all the strawberries.
  • Shoes will get dirty, so maybe don’t wear the most expensive shoes you own :).
  • It is free for 2 and under, take advantage of that! 
  • New this year: some of the strawberries were planted in raised tubes (see picture below). Unless you ask them you won’t know if your tour guide will drop you off at this new area or at the regular strawberry field. If you have a preference, call ahead and ask them. 

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Hours:

Weekends: every half an hours from 9:30am to 2:30pm. No reservation needed.

Weekdays: Monday through Friday, tours are available by reservation only.

Price:

$ 18 for ages 3+. Free for children 2 and under.

Deal:

If you have 10 paying kids, kids pay $14 which includes a basket full of delicious strawberries. Adults pay $7 (no basket) or $14 (with basket). For a combination of 15 people (children and adults), it is $14 per person. So get your friends together and take advantage of this discount.

Address:

Tanaka Farms, 5380 University Drive, Irvine, 92612.

949 653-2100

Listing:

To see the Strawberry Tours listing on PlanADayOut, click here.

PeterR_Web_heroIrvine Barclay Theatre presents “Peter Rabbit Tales”, a theatrical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s stories of Peter Rabbit and his friends. The internationally renowned Enchantment Theatre Company will bring the story alive by using life-sized puppets, fantastic costumes, masks, magic, dance and music. This is such a wonderful way to experience theater with young children, so don’t miss this great opportunity!

This performance is recommended for children ages 4 to 8 and their families. Tickets are now on sale for $21 ($16 if you buy 4 or more tickets).

When:

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2pm-3:30pm

Where: 

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Tickets:

Tickets are now on sale for $21 ($16 if you buy 4 or more tickets). Click here to purchase your tickets.

Peter Rabbit Tales

Enchantment Theatre Company Mission Statement

Enchantment Theatre Company exists to create original theater for young audiences and families. We accomplish this through the imaginative telling of stories that inspire, challenge and enrich our audiences, on stage and in the classroom. In doing so, we engage the imagination and spirit of our audience until a transformation occurs and the true grace of our mutual humanity is revealed.

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