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Events to enjoy with your toddler in San Diego

Posted at 12:42 PM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 17:16:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego has plenty to offer when it comes to family-friendly activities.

America’s Finest City has some great offerings for parents of toddlers, from a trip to the aquarium to special movie showings.

Check out the list below for more:

Birch Aquarium

Through March, the Birch Aquarium is offering Toddler Time, a series of engaging events geared toward children ages 2 to 5.

Toddler Time features story time, live music, art activities and animal encounters.

“Toddler Time is an exciting opportunity for us to engage with our early learners and for parents and children to learn together,” said Sue Lafferty, Director of Education at Birch Aquarium.

“Our goal is ensure a safe and engaging experience for guests of all ages, while providing the very best in ocean science exploration and fun. No matter what age you are, we are all curious and we want guests to explore at every stage of their life!”

Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tickers are $19.50 for adults, $15 for children and free for ages 2 and under.

Below is a list of Toddler Time activities:

  • January 16, 2019: Music, Movement and Storytime with Kathryn the Grape
  • January 30, 2019: Pirate Songs with Scott Paulson
  • February 13, 2019: Art Experience with Spramani Elaun of Nature of Art For Kids
  • February 27, 2019: Themed Storytime with Linda Whiteside
  • March 13, 2019: Themed Storytime with Marilyn McPhie
  • March 27, 2019: Singing, dancing and playing with Hullabaloo

Poway-Midland Railroad

Take an exciting trip on the historic Poway-Midland Railroad. The cost of admission tops out at $3.50 for adults and $1 for children.

The railroad only operates on select weekends, so be sure to check the schedule by clicking here.

Special movie showtimes

UltraStar Cinemas has the perfect deal for any parent of young children who loves going to the movies, but not getting dirty looks for bringing crying children into the theater.

The theater offers Parent Movie Morning every Wednesday. The event features valet stroller parking, dimmed lights and changing facilities in the auditorium.

“Parent Movie Morning is a unique opportunity for new moms and dads to get out and see a movie that they want to see... Not an animated or children's film... without having to leave their baby at home or worry about their little one disturbing other guests,” the theater says.

UltraStar is located at the Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center. The event is offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.