Each week, we'll give you the info on five great upcoming family activities or events.
This week we'll help guide you through the long weekend with nature learning experiences and a theatrical interlude.
Look for the kids planner each Wednesday, and help build it with your own suggestions and tips—just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
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FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/when: Coronado Community Center, Coronado, noon to 4 p.m., Feb. 21.
Why Go: If your pre-teen or teen is feeling antsy being out of class for Presidents Day, the center is offering a day camp with a plethora of activities to keep him or her occupied.
Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Where/when: Coronado Public Library, Coronado, 10:45 a.m., Feb. 18.
Why Go: Forget the outdoors. Bundle up and avoid the predicted showers by heading to the library for a little pre-school story time.
Where/when: Tijuana River Estuarine Research Reserve, Imperial Beach, 10 a.m., Feb. 19.
Why Go: For old and young animal lovers alike, a discussion of mammals, because there's more than birds and fish in the wilds of the estuary.
Where/when: Birch Aquarium, La Jolla, 11 a.m., Feb. 19.
Why Go: For SEA Days, which this month features explorers from CalEchoes, a cruise for scientists and grad students to study the diverse Southern California coast.
Price: Free, with paid museum admission of $8-$12
Where/when: San Diego History Center, Balboa Park, San Diego, 12:30 p.m., Feb. 19.
Why Go: If "tale as old as time ..." is a refrain oft repeated in your house, your child might be thrilled by the chance to don costumes as part of the "Beauty and the Beast" Song and Dance Party. And theater staff will be on hand to guide them, too.
Price: $8, per child and adult pair