Family Activities

Tours of Stevenson House and Larkin House Now Available

Monterey State Historic Park is excited to announce that our guided tours of Larkin House and Stevenson House have returned! House tours, lasting 45-60 minutes, are now offered on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Stevenson House tours are offered at 10am...

Monterey Tree of Hearts Exhibit at Alvarado Gallery

Alvarado Gallery at Monterey Conference Center has a new art exhibit - the community "Tree of Hearts" are now on display to enjoy. You're invited to browse the collages made up of hundreds of paper hearts, each featuring a special...

Traditional Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn 2021

Colton Hall Lawn

All are cordially invited to the Historic Downtown Monterey’s Traditional Tree Lighting Celebration, featuring carols, music by Mike Marotta Family & Friends, and good cheer on Friday, December 3, 5pm-6pm. Join us on the lawn in front of Colton Hall to share in this much-loved holiday celebration.

Movie in the Park: "Monsters, Inc."

Colton Hall Lawn

Monterey firefighters present a screening of the film Monsters, Inc. on the lawn of Colton Hall. Pre-show festivities include fire engines, MY Museum crafts, a taco truck, Trader Joe's snacks, and popcorn and cotton candy.

Halloween costumes are encouraged - we will have a few trick-or-treat stations set up for the kids. Make sure to bring chairs or a blanket to sit on and wear lots of warm layers.

Halloween Cookies, Crafting & Stories at MY Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum

My Museum invites you and your children to dress in your favorite Halloween pajamas and join us for an afternoon of Halloween sugar cookie decorating, crafts, and stories on Sat, 3:30pm-5pm.

Reservations and face masks required. One adult per child required. Fee is $25 per child (accompanying adult free). Tickets now available on our website .

Fire Safety Friday at MY Museum 2021

Monterey County Youth Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum celebrates Fire Safety Friday, hosting our favorite firefighters from the Monterey Fire Department for an hour of fire safety demonstrations, activities, and a tour of a real fire engine. Admission is free for MY Museum Members; $10 for all others. Please reserve a spot on our website.

Revival Ice Cream's 5th Birthday Celebration

Revival Ice Cream

Revival Ice Cream is celebrating our 5th birthday! Please join us on Saturday, 12pm-10pm. Every customer will receive a free mini scoop of our Revival Birthday Cake ice cream and, only for today, we're bringing back a favorite seasonal flavor: Matcha Coconut.

Bring the whole family! Today, 3pm-6pm, we'll have an outdoor kids' space with music, balloons, and a limited edition coloring book.

Garden Pop-up Sale at Cooper Molera Adobe

Cooper Molera Adobe - A Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Cooper Molera Adobe and the Historic Garden League invite you to attend a Garden Pop-up Sale on Saturday, Oct. 2, 9:30am-12:30pm which will include a plant sale, garden tours, and a salvia propagation workshop.

Varieties of plants for sale will include scented geraniums, sages, roses, and other propagated plants from the Cooper Molera Gardens.

Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day at MY Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum

Did you know that Talk Like a Pirate Day is on Sunday, September 19? So gather 'round, landlubbers, and learn the pirate lingo. Join us for a pirate scavenger hunt and a special craft during our during our 10am-12 pm...