Classes

Keep your little one’s body and mind moving! These enrichment classes provide the opportunity for 1-on-1 bonding for you and your child, and focus on important social and physical building blocks for a healthy and active child!

Tiny Tigers Taekwondo


Join Master Yang for an introduction to martial arts for your little guy or girl. This parent and me program teaches not only self-defense but joyful living through shared family experiences. RSVP to 562-383-4236. This class is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. and is free to CMLH Members and visitors with paid admission.
Children in Museum Class
Little Picassos- Open Studio*
Make a "paint" date every Wednesday at the Museum for lots of messy time exploring color and texture! There are easels, washable paints, brushes and paint smocks ready for little artists to use. This class is offered on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is free with paid admission.
Note: This is a drop in art studio and subject to change.

Scouting Programming

CMLH offers programs to scout troops to introduce them to current ecological issues, emphasize their connection to local history, and evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity in the world of nature. Activities are interactive and give kids the tools to continue their learning outside of the Museum experience.

Currently, we offer 3 programs to Girl Scouts:
A 90-minute experience includes a staff-facilitated creative workshop
and discovery time in the Museum galleries.

The Naturalist: Let’s explore the world of bugs and insects.
Get up close and personal with our living collection, learn about
their fascinating world, and why they play such an important role
in nature.

The Conservationist: We have a great responsibility to
take care of our planet. Learn about composting, being water-wise,
and making changes to use in our daily lives.

Celebrating Community: Located in an historic 1923
train depot, the Museum has many stories to tell. We’ll trek back in
time to learn about our rich agricultural history in Orange County
and tour through our historic 1942 Caboose.

Price:$14 per person including Children’s Museum patch
-First leader (adult chaperone) Free. $8 additional adults

Scheduling: Museum Encounters are available afterschool until 5pm and Saturday
mornings starting at 10am.

Please call our Visitor Services staff at (562) 383-4236 to schedule. Payment must be made to hold
reservation. Minimum 1 troop leader per every 10 girls please.