Things To Do

Hiking- oak Glen Preserve is open

Hike, picnic and enjoy the outdoors. Be sure to keep social distancing and wear toed in shoes and stay on the trails when hiking. Los Rios Rancho Bakery and gift store adjacent to the Preserve is open for take out. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 9611 Oak Glen Rd. Oak Glen

Historic oak glen school house
play, picnic , museum

 Beautiful Trees, fun slides for kids to play  pavillon for picnic or parties, dog park, tennis court and a historic school house to tour.  Also a beautiful location for family pictures. 11911 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen . 

Open  weekends Jan-Sept  12-4p.m.  and Open Wed. – Sun. Sept to Thanksgiving 

Park,Tennis Courts  & Dog Park are Open. Museum is temporarily closed. 909-797-1691 for info

Check out our new guidelines and procedures for purchasing tickets and visiting the zoo.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens has been diligent in following recommendations from the CDC and public health guidelines issued by state and local authorities. Our indoor spaces have remained closed.

The Living Desert prioritizes the health and safety of the community, staff, and animals. Please review the policies on our health page at for more information on what we are doing to keep the Zoo a safe space for all. 

Purchase tickets and learn more at   


Big bear lake & zoo are open

 Pack a Picnic, fishing, camping, take a family walk along the paved trail along the lake, visit the zoo and more.

Visit the Big Bear Visitor Center             (open 10-4 Tues -Sun) or Big Bear Zoo 43285 Goldmine Dr., Big Bear  (909) 584-1299  daily 10-4  * call ahead as covid-19 often changes whether or not the zoo can be open.  Check out our website for more information and regulations.   

Swimming – Lagoons in  Glenn Helen and Yuciapa Regional Parks are Open. Please visit their website for updates and health regulations.  (waterslides are closed)      https://

Lake Perris &  Silverwood Lake are open for swimming and boating, picnic.


Redlands bowl children's workshops.

All workshops are presented online. Saturdays  go to: or


The Children’s Festival Workshops were established for elementary aged children to increase their appreciation of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival’s programs, develop good audience skills, and further their understanding of music. They are also lots of fun! Workshops typically feature artists appearing at the Bowl or other facets of the Festival, such as presentations on the art of conducting the orchestra or directing the community sing. Children are encouraged to attend the evening performances with their families. 

Lifehouse Theater presents free family productions on you tube for a limited time frame

Lifehouse Theater, 
Phone: (909) 335-3037

DR. SEUSS IS ON THE LOOSE! Join the Cat in the Hat  and more

Peter Pan     Alice in Wonderland      Wizard of Oz,   Snow Queen,                               Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,    The Lion with the Wardrobe and more 


Western Science Museum of Dinosaurs ~ Hemet

Meet the Ice Age giants that lived in your own backyard! Snapshots in Time is a hands-on look at the fossil discoveries made during the excavation of Diamond Valley Lake.
                                                                                                                                        Meet “Max” the mastodon, make your own fossil, and come                                                    face to face with the natural history of the Inland Empire.
Open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday 

2345 Searl Parkway
Hemet, CA 92543

Our building is located on the right hand side.

Closed temporarily, due to Covid 19+

Sun 16

5th Annual Baby Conference

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