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Family-Friendly Things to Do: August 2-5

Family Climb Night

Thursday, August 2 | 4:00pm-10:00pm

Climbing is an awesome family activity, because it is a sport that kids and adults can participate in together to build trust, get some great exercise, and just have a great time sharing an adventure together. Gather the troops and head over to Hangar 18 on the first Thursday of every month to enjoy $5 day passes for any kids 10 and under and 50 percent discounts on day passes and intro classes. Learn more:

Summer Shakespeare Family Fun Faire

Saturday, August 4 | 11:00am-3:00pm

Bay Shore Community Church | 5100 E. The Toledo, Long Beach 90803

Join the Children’s Theatre of Long Beach for a first-ever Renaissance Faire experience, including an entertaining, 60-minute version of Shakespeare’s “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!” Partake in a pre-show party, which includes the chance to enjoy delicious food, play medieval-themed games, create fairy wings or armor, and shop wares from Renaissance-inspired vendors. This is an excellent opportunity to get your young ones excited about theater and Shakespeare! Learn More:

Museum Express to Autry Museum/LA Zoo via the LB Transit

Saturday, August 4 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Long Beach Transit | 1st Street + Pine Ave, Long Beach 90802

Whether you're inspired by art and adventure or looking to explore the Los Angeles area for a day, Museum Express is your starting point for unforgettable experiences. This Saturday, let go of the wheel and the stress of driving in Los Angeles traffic by boarding the Museum Express, taking you directly from downtown Long Beach to the Autry Museum and LA Zoo. Buses run every Friday through Sunday this summer, taking you to some of the most captivating and historic arts, architecture, and scenic outdoor venues in Southern California. Most buses depart at 9 a.m. and leave the destination for the return trip at 4 p.m. Learn More:

Kids Fishing Rodeo

Saturday, August 4 | 8:00am-12:00pm

Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier| 15 39th Place, Long Beach 90803

Enjoy a great family day on the Long Beach pier and be prepared to add “novice fisherman” to your resume! This event requires no license, gear or experience! A knowledgeable fishing crew will help all anglers tie knots, bait hooks and generally help out. Just be prepared with a positive attitude and the patience needed to catch a whopper! Prizes are awarded for kids under 16 but everyone can take part. Learn More:

The Queen Mary Free Admission after 6pm

Sunday, August 5 | 6:00pm-10:30pm

We know it’s there, but do we really ever take time to ascend the gangway to enjoy the beauty of The Queen Mary? Every day this summer, board the historic ship and experience the rich history and one-of-a-kind nighttime views, all for FREE! Parking is not included with the free admission after 6 p.m; however, guests who dine at Chelsea (after 6 p.m.), Sir Winston’s, or who spend $20 or more at the Observation Bar, will receive complimentary self-parking with validation and valet parking is $15 with validation (up to three hours). We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to board and explore the iconic ship.


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