Fall is undoubtedly one of the best seasons of the year. Between delicious warm food and arguably the best holiday of the year, there is something for everyone. No worries if you’ve already picked out your prized pumpkin or filled up on apples, there is plenty of more fun to be had! Here is a roundup of exciting events and activities － outside of the pumpkin patch －the whole family can get behind.
Throughout the month of October, the Discovery Cube of Orange County is treating guests to a special exhibit, Spooky Science. The immersive exhibit will encourage guests to join the Monster Academy to learn all about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through various labs and monster-led activities.
Price: Seniors (65+) $16.95, Adults $19.95, Children (3-14) $14.95, Children (2 and under) FREE
Mark your calendars: The Village at Tustin Legacy is hosting a family-friendly event on October 27. Guests can enjoy festive food and beverage sampling, spooky DJ-spun music, balloon art, costumed characters, pumpkin decorating and more!
Price: Free Admission
This “Merry not Scary” family-friendly event invites costumed visitors to experience fun and exciting activities throughout the zoo, including a trick-or-treat stations, a costume parade, the “Teen Scream” Haunted House, and animal presentations.
Price: Member $9.95, Non-Member $19.95, Children (under 3) FREE
On October 26, Dublin’s buried past comes alive before Halloween with the Ghosts of Dublin at Heritage Park & Museums.
Float in and find the perfect pumpkin at the City of Dublin’s Floating Pumpkin Patch! Guests can enjoy swimming and pumpkin decorating.
Price: For ages 3 years and older $12, Non-resident $15
Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, where hundreds of vendors will be selling more than 24,000 unique gift options.
Price: $9.00 General Admission, $7.00 Seniors (62+), $7.00 Military, $4.00 Youth (13 – 17), FREE (12 & under)
The Shoppes at Chino Hills are calling all costumed guests to the annual Trick-or-Treat event. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests can indulge at candy stations, spend time making crafts, take snapshots in the photo booth area and participate in the mobile recreation games. For children ages 12 and under, there will also be a costume contest.
Price: Free Admission