Events from February 24, 2021

  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL Birch Aquarium’s Winter After School Series: Ocean Olympics. Humans aren't the only ones who have amazing abilities. Explore some of the amazing feats that ocean animals are capable of. We will test our abilities against theirs, meet some of these critters up close and find out just how they do it. For grades 2–3. Wednesdays, Jan. 27–Mar. 3, 3–4 pm. $150. Register at www.aquarium.ucsd.edu.
  • On February 24, 2021
    San Diego Museum Month. Discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego as told through our diverse range of museums, historic sites, gardens, zoos/aquariums and more. Explore a rich world of cultural experiences, including virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours and other special museum moments. Feb. 1–28. Visit www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/museum-month for a list of participating in-person and virtual museums.
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92132, USA Categories: Whale Watching
    Winter Whale Watching Tours. Witness the annual migration of gigantic gray whales off the San Diego coast as they journey to the lagoons of Baja California. Daily cruises, 9:30 am–1 pm & 1:30–5 pm. Adults, $50; Ages 4–12, $25; 3 & under free. Pier 2, 970 N. Harbor Dr., downtown. Make reservations at www.hornblower.com
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, USA Categories: FREE, Outdoors
    FREE Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá. Take a self-guided walking tour of San Diego de Alcalá, the first of the twenty-one great California Missions, founded on July 16, 1769 by Father Junipero Serra. Open daily, 10 am–3 pm. 10818 San Diego Mission Rd. www.missionsandiego.org
  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL FREE Experience USS Midway at Home. Explore America’s favorite aircraft carrier museum’s most popular spaces and exhibits. Listen to the award-winning audio tour, view a naval aircraft gallery and read amazing historical accounts of the USS Midway from the comfort of your home. www.midway.org.
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA Categories: Outdoors
    Fishing and Boating at Lake Poway. Trout season is here and Lake Poway is stocked. Visit Lake Poway Concessions for fishing permits, boat rentals, tackle, bait and more. Wed.–Sun., 6 am–sunset. 14644 Lake Poway Rd. www.poway.org
  • On February 24, 2021
    At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA Categories: Outdoors
    Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego. Stroll through a unique outdoor setting with stone arrangements, koi ponds, water features, sukiya-style buildings and landscape. Daily, 10 am–6 pm. $10-$12; 6 & under free. 2215 Pan American Rd., Balboa Park. Pre-purchase tickets online at www.niwa.org.
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 10845 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071, USA Categories: Movies
    Santee Drive-In Theatre. Gates open at 5:30 pm, movies start at 6:30 pm. Open 7 nights a week, year-round. Adults, $10; Ages 5–12, $5; under 5 free. Visit website for current movie schedule. 10990 Woodside Ave., N. www.santeedriveintheatre.com
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119, USA Categories: Outdoors
    FREE Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses more than 8,000 acres of both natural and developed recreational areas. Enjoy the outdoors and take the family on a hike to Old Mission Dam, Cowles Mountain or Pyles Peak. Open daily 9 am–5 pm. One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego. www.mtrp.org
  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL FREE Live Cams at the Safari Park. Watch Platypus, Tigers, Elephants, Giraffes, Burrowing Owls and Condors in their natural habitat. Daily, 7:30 am–7:30 pm. www.sdzsafaripark.org
  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL FREE SDMA 360: A Virtual Gallery Experience. Step inside The San Diego Museum of Art and enjoy 360-degree views of your favorite galleries, zoom in to see art details and read full label text in both English and Spanish, all from the comfort of home. www.sdmart.org.
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 2710 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007, USA Categories: Outdoors
    FREE San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Whether you are a runner, hiker, birder, photographer or painter, San Elijo Lagoon provides natural solace and recreation. From sunrise to sunset, explore seven miles of easy-to-moderate trails. Open daily, 9 am–5 pm. 2710 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea. www.sdparks.org
  • On February 24, 2021
    At Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA, USA Categories: Outdoors
    FREE Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Hike one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast. See stunning overlooks, walk a peaceful trail and enjoy 1,500 acres of land filled with maritime chaparral, the rare Torrey pine and a lagoon. Open daily. 12600 N. Torrey Pines Rd. www.torreypine.org
  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL FREE Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo. Watch Hippos, Baboons, Penguins, Polar Bears, Apes and Koalas in their natural habitat. Daily, 7:30 am–7:30 pm. www.sandiegozoo.org
  • On February 24, 2021
    At San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA, USA Categories: Outdoors
    FREE Old Town San Diego State Historical Park. Walk around the park and view the exteriors of the exhibits and museum areas. QR codes linking videos and other interpretive material are posted around the walk. Open daily. www.parks.ca.gov
  • On February 24, 2021
    At Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA Categories: Outdoors
    Cabrillo National Monument. Access to outdoor areas include tidepools, hiking and taking in the nearly-360 degree view of the City of San Diego, Pacific Ocean, Mexico and the surrounding mountains to the north and east. Open daily, 9 am–5 pm. $20 entrance fee. www.nps.gov/cab
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019, USA Categories: Fitness
    Garden Yoga. A joyful practice and exploration of movement in an alignment informed class appropriate for all levels. Wednesdays, 10–11 am. Members free, non-members $12. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. W., El Cajon. www.thegarden.org
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Museums, Galleries and Zoos
    USS Midway Museum. Experience the legacy of the USS Midway, see firsthand the museum’s extensive collection of naval aircraft and be captivated by the ship’s award-winning audio tour. Daily, 10 am–5 pm. Adults, $26; kids, $18. Purchase tickets online at www.midway.org.
  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL FREE Field Trip: Black History Month with Jazzy Ash. In Poway OnStage’s Virtual Field Trip celebrating Black History Month, Jazzy Ash will introduce students to the musical stylings of zydeco, jazz, blues and swing in her energetic and engaging concert. She draws out the roots of West African song traditions, rhythms and games. Extension activities include interactive Instrument Match game, a storybook reading and a visual art lesson. Feb. 1-26. To register visit www.PowayOnStage.org/FieldTrips.
  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL Little Engineers: Our Favorite Planet. Investigate our world, and the other worlds around us, as we learn about Earth’s place in the solar system. This is a hands-on STEM enrichment program that introduces children to science and engineering through creativity and fun. For ages 3-5. Four-week sessions, Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24. Wednesdays, 9–9:30 am. $75 includes materials. Register at www.sandiegoairandspace.org.
  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL Air & Space at Your Place: Radical Rocketry. Learn about the physics behind propulsion and ballistics as you experiment with your own different types of spacecraft, including balloon rockets, Alka-Seltzer rockets, and stomp rockets. Four-week sessions, Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24. Wednesday, 3-4 pm. For grades 2-5. $75 includes materials. Register at www.sandiegoairandspace.org.
  • On February 24, 2021
    At Categories: Outdoors
    Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Turn San Diego's Balboa Park or Old Town into a giant game board. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Feb. 1–Mar. 31. $49 per team (2-5 people). Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA Categories: Outdoors
    San Diego Botanic Garden. Visit this 37-acre urban oasis with four miles of trails. Wed.–Sun., 10 am–5 pm. Adults, $18; Ages 3–17, $10; under 3 free. Pre-purchase tickets at www.sdbgarden.com.
  • On February 24, 2021
    At 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: Outdoors, Special Events
    Sesame Street Parade of Lights Drive-Thru Experience. Drive through SeaWorld Park and enjoy twinkling lights, dance to a lively Sesame Street soundtrack and wave hi to your favorite furry friends from the comfort of your own vehicle. Available select dates through February, 5:30–8 pm. Starting at $49.99 per car. Visit website for tickets. Interstate 5, exit SeaWorld Dr., San Diego. www.seaworldsandiego.com
  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL FREE SDSU Performing Arts Troupe presents “The American Highway Songbook - Route 66.” This fun, educational and engaging musical journey travels through big cities and small towns highlighting the music and historic landmarks along the way. Through Mar. 31. Visit www.sdsuperformingartstroupe.com for the 30-minute video and fun activities.
  • On February 24, 2021
    VIRTUAL FREE Seadragon Cam. See how many Weedy Seadragons you can spot as they camouflage themselves in the seaweed. Live 24/7. Tune in Tues., Thurs. & Sat., 2–3 pm when Birch Aquarium aquarists feed the seadragons and they are at their most active. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu
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