Wahoo! It's Spring Break and that means it's time to par-tay! OK, not really. Spring Break used to mean sleeping until noon, traveling to exotic places, or just getting some much-needed relief from the grind.
Ha! Those days are long gone now, aren't they? Now Spring Break means entertaining your kids all week. Eek! I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm freaking out just a tad. If you're like me, and looking for some ways to spice up Spring Break for your kids, here are some ideas:
The Children's Museum: Night at the Museum, Thursday, April 21, from 4-6 p.m. Design your very own night vision goggles in the Owl Eyes workshop, or bring your favorite animal stories and family legends to life through interactive Totem Story Time. Free with museum admission.
Hullaballo Band Concert: Rock on! If you haven't experienced Hullabaloo in concert yet, you are totally missing out. They are playing Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UCSD Open House. PS: They are available for private parties, too. Maybe you can get some other desperate friends with kids on Spring Break to pitch in and you can host a private show at your house! If you do, you have to invite me, too. OK?
The Chula Vista Nature Center: I think this is one of the most underutilized kid's resources. They have day camps for kids age 4-14, or you can stop by and participate in one of their animal interactions and feed the sea turtles, sharks, rays, or eagles. This is an activity the entire family will enjoy.
The Octopus Garden at the Sea Life Aquarium (next to Legoland): That's right! It's ready! The Octopus Garden at Legoland officially opens April 15, just in time for Spring Break. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m., you can watch the trainers feed the octopi. So cool! And since you happen to be right next door to Legoland, you can pop over there for some fun in the sun at their water park.
The Beach: It may be totally predictable, but it's free, it's local, and it's always a good time.
Party on, my friends!