School’s Out For Summer…Now What? [Part 1]

Did you make a countdown chain this year, counting down to the start of summer? You know, the one where as more chains come off, your children become increasingly ecstatic and you start sweating bullets, wondering how you’ll keep them busy?

Fret not! We’ve gathered up a few things for your family to check out over the summer—a balance of educational, entertaining, and most certainly edifying of your parental capabilities. We’ve got you covered! Take a look now, and start making some plans for tonight, tomorrow, and next week!

Part 1 (Local and nearby events):

June 2 (and all First Fridays of the month)
Arts Consortium’s First Fridays in Visalia (Art Walk)
Downtown Visalia

June 3
Tic Tac Toe Game workshop

Home Depot, 3500 S Demaree St, Visalia

June 3
The Wizard of Oz
L.J. Williams Theater, 1001 Main St., Visalia
$15 general admission, $20 reserved seating

June 7
Planetarium Public Matinee Shows
12pm & 2pm: “Earth, Moon and Sun”
1pm & 3pm: “Perfect Little Planet”
Peña Planetarium, 11535 Ave 264, Visalia
$4 for adults, $3 for children 11 and under

June 12-15
Hoop it Up Basketball Camp
Central Valley Christian
5600 W Tulare Ave, Visalia | 559-734-
Register by June 2! (form here)
Grades 1-8 (Boys’ camp 8-10am, Girls’ camp 10:30am-12:30pm)

June 15 & 22, July 14 & 22
The Gardens – Tulare – Kids’ Camp
$10 per class
Ages 4-10

Starting June 18
Movies in the Park
Riverway Sports Park, Special Events Promenade
3611 N Dinuba Blvd., Visalia
(559) 713-4365

July 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29
Theatre Company Summer Musical
Hello Dolly!
L.J. Williams Theater, 1001 Main St., Visalia | 559-651-1482

Visalia Rawhide Baseball

Imagine U Children’s Museum
210 N. Tipton St., Visalia, CA 93292
$8 admission for children and adults
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10:00am – 5:30pm, Sun: 12:00pm – 4:00pm | (559) 733-5975

Places to Visit in Summer with Kids
Forestiere Underground Gardens

5021 W Shaw Ave., Fresno
$17 adults, $8 children (age 5-17), Children 4 and under are FREE!
Check online for tour schedule:

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
$10 adults, $5.50 children | Children
Fridays, 9am-7pm | Saturday-Thursday, 9am-6pm

Youth Day Camps
Visalia Parks and Recreation

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
FREE entrance on June 3 (National Trails Day) and on August 12!
If your child is in 4th grade, your family can get in FOR FREE! Check it out here:

Yosemite National Park
$30 per vehicle
If your child is in 4th grade, your family can get in FOR FREE! Check it out here:

Regal Visalia Sequoia Mall 12 Summer Movie Express
$1 Movies all Summer Long, every Tuesday and Wednesday, starting at 10am
Click for schedule:
(starting June 6)

Library Story Time
Assorted times and locations
Tulare County listings here:

We didn’t forget about you, parents and guardians: looking for something else to do this summer? Start your application for CVC today! We’re happy to serve pre-K through 12th grades, and to create an educational Christian community for our families that values academic excellence in every way. | 559-734-2684

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