Several animal-oriented events will give your child the chance to find out about all creatures, great and small.
Where/When: , 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach; 10:30 a.m. Thursday
Why go: Children ages 2 to 8 can learn about owls with crafts, story telling and nature walks.
Why go: Children ages 3 and 4 can learn all about animals with fun activities.
Where/When: Orange County Zoo, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange; 10 a.m. Friday
Pricing: $5, reservations required
Where/When: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana; opens Saturday, runs through March
Why go: Following the success of the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit, this "sequel" presents newly discovered treasures from China.
Pricing: Prices vary, $21-$23 for adults, and $12 to $14 for children
Where/When: Seal Beach Pier, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Why go: This event, presented by the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, features a dog trick contest, a dog and owner look alike contest and lots of fun activities.
Where/When: , 340 Main St., Seal Beach; 6 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
Why go: Enjoy one of the best ghoulish movies of all time.
Pricing: $8 general admission, $6 for students with current semester I.D., $6 for seniors 55 and older, $5 for children 12 & younger