February 2011 Family Events in San Diego

Event Date

Event Description




Feb. 1-28

Museum Month

Receive 50% off admission at 39 San Diego museums.


Many museums throughout San Diego including the Air and Space Museum

The pass is free and available at all Macy’s stores in San Diego

Feb. 1-5

Chu Chu the Dragon

Wed. - Fri.: 10 am & 11:30 am,

Sat. & Sun. 11 am, 1 and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock

Puppet Theater in Balboa Park, 2130 Pan American Place, San Diego

Adults: $5, Children 2 and older: $3

Feb. 2-12


Christian Youth Theater presents a funny musical based on the popular children’s tale.


Mater Dei High School
1615 Mater Dei Dr.,
Chula Vista

$12 online or $15 at the door

Feb. 4

Tidepool Adventures

Birch Aquarium naturalists carefully guide participants into the fragile tide-pool communities and highlight the inhabitants.

12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Dike Rock, Base of Scripps Pier in La Jolla


Feb. 4

Family Day at Lux Art Institute

Free admission, guide tours, live entertainment and activities.

11 am-3 pm

1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas


Feb. 9-19

Jewish Film Festival

Watch a variety of movies at many locations throughout San Diego that explore the themes of celebrating life, human rights,and freedom of expression.


La Jolla, Mission Valley, and more. See website.


Feb. 11-12

California Open Wildlife Art Festival

Take part in an event with over 100 artists and carvers with fun family activities.

9:30 am-4 pm

Corky McMillan Event Center

Liberty Station, 2875 Dewey Rd., Point Loma

$5; ages 0-11 are free

Feb. 11

Fan Fest

Autograph sessions with Padres players, run the bases and catch pop flys, behind- the-scenes tours and more.

10 am-5 pm

Petco Park


Feb. 11

For the Love of Chocolate

Stroll among vendor booths to taste and purchase fancy chocolate.

1-5 pm

Grand Ave., Escondido


Feb. 12

International Dance Festival

Workshops, performances, costumes, food, vendors, and lots of opportunities to have fun and learn to dance.

12-5 pm

Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Rd., San Diego


Feb. 12

Guided Nature Hike at Daley Ranch

Given by the Natural History Museum of San Diego. Be on the look out for all kinds of plants and animals as you walk a loop trail next to Engelmann oaks.

10 am-2 pm

3024 La Honda Dr.,


Follow the Canyoneer sign to the Cougar Pass Rd. blacktop parking lot.


Feb. 15-19

The Rabbit in the Moon

A tricky rabbit gets the best of a coyote in this traditional Mexican folk tale.

Wed. - Fri.: 10 am & 11:30 am,

Sat. & Sun. 11 am, 1 and 2:30pm

Marie Hitchcock

Puppet Theater in Balboa Park, 2130 Pan American Place, San Diego

Adults: $5, Children 2 and older: $3

Feb. 18

Little Italy Carnavale

Live entertainment, Venetian masks, stilt walkers, crafts for kids and more.

5-9 pm

West Date and India Streets, San Diego


Feb. 18

Guided Nature Walk

Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park.

9:30-11:00 am

Mission Trails Regional Park

1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Carlos


Feb. 19

Crafty Day

Explore the Museum Store and learn new ways to work with photography! Crafts will change each month and include demos of our toy cameras and how to work with film and sunprints.

12:00 pm

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego

Free with admission. Adults $6, Children ages 11 and younger are free.

Feb. 19

Family Drop-In Day: Exploring Personal Pathways

Activities include games and touchable objects, Search-and-Find activities, family-friendly, docent-led tours, and art-making.

1-3 pm

San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego

Free with admission

Adults: $12

Children ages 7-17: $4.50

Children ages 0-6: Free

Family Four-Pack: $28

Feb. 20

Art in the Park

Fun with crafts for the whole family.

10 am-12 pm

Poway Community Park

13094 Civic Center Dr., Poway


Feb. 22-26

The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

The little boy who watches over the sheep just can't stay out of trouble. When his wild stories get out of hand, will he be able to save his sheep?

Wed. - Fri.: 10 am & 11:30 am,

Sat. & Sun. 11 am, 1 and 2:30pm

Marie Hitchcock

Puppet Theater in Balboa Park, 2130 Pan American Place, San Diego

Adults: $6, Children 2 and older: $4

February 23

Family Arts and Literacy Connection

This event encourages parents and children to create and learn together–for free! The theme this month is Recycled Art. There is also a hands-on activity and each family receives a new book.

6:30-8 pm

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

6605 University Ave., San Diego


Feb. 25

Heritage Day Parade, Festival and Concert

The festival includes guest celebrities, vendor booths, live entertainment, speakers, health zone, kids zone, and career zone. The concert will feature a gospel choir.

10 am-4 pm

Abraham Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave., San Diego


Feb. 25

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with crafts, games and storytime.

11  am-3 pm

Lakeshore Learning Center

7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego and 702 Center Dr., San Marcos


Feb. 25

Ghost Fleet: John Taylor

Meet the artist  behind this new exhibit view his display of miniature ghost ships created by using found objects.

2 pm

Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside

$8, students are free

Museum Month: Pick up the Museum Month pass at Macy’s and receive Half-Off admission.