From demonstrations to hands-on activities, here’s what’s happening this year at Imaginology, April 9-10.

Imaginology Scavenger Hunt

Pick up a card from the Imaginology Info Booth at the Entrance. Kids (18 years old and younger) can go on a hunt throughout Imaginology to find exhibitors and get their scavenger hunt card stamped. Once complete, pick a prize! Please turn in your completed card by 4:30 p.m.








Action Gallery North

Orange County Aerial Arts

Aerial Circus demonstrations. Aerial Circus Show at 12:30 p.m. (Orange County Aerial Arts), 2:30 and 4:15 p.m. (Circo Etereo & OCAA). Open trial aerial and acro classes at 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. | |

YMCA of Orange County

Hands-on STEAM activities such as Flubber-To-Go and Beans in a Baggie, along with health and wellness activities. | |

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Kids can play with large LEGOs, Oobleck (cornstarch and water), bugs, and Rigamajig (a building and engineering kit). | | |

Harbor Soaring Society

Experience an aerospace adventure, laptop flight simulators and exhibits. Plus, make and fly paper gliders. |

Action Gallery South

OC Fair’s Sun Print Activity

The OC Fair will be hosting a sun print art activity to celebrate the 2022 theme, “Feel the Sunshine.” Guests can create original art using objects, special solar paper, and the power of the sun!

Newport Whales / American Cetacean Society

Using a “blubber glove” with ice, simulate how marine mammals survive in cold water. The exhibit will also feature real marine mammal interactive artifacts.

Camp Newport

Marble STEAM activity for kids on the mat.

the Coder School

Students can learn how to write computer software to create their own computer video games. Parents can register for a FREE 30-minute remote sample lesson to learn more. | |

Compass Charter Schools

Dry ice experiment. | | |

Gemology – SCC Alumni Association

Educational mineral display, plus students can play Gemfoolery, a gemstone guessing game.

Job’s Daughters International

Students can play Cataplinko, a catapult game. | | |

Orange Coast Musical Arts

It’s a musical petting zoo! Students can play and explore with various instruments.

Imaginology Clay Play

Learn hands-on skills working with clay. Recommended for ages 4 to 18.

Imaginology’s Sew Easy

Learn hands-on skills by sewing a project with needle and thread. Recommended for ages 9 to 18.

Imaginology Crafting

Learn hands-on skills working fibers to create a unique craft project. Recommended for ages 4 to 18.

Imaginology AR Coloring

Color a coloring page and watch it come to life on your phone. Free phone app download required.

Oak Canyon Nature Center

Live animal exhibits, taxidermy animals, furs, bones and more.


Students can spin the wheel. Parents can learn about short-term foreign exchange programs. | |

The Reptile Zoo

Hands-on interaction with a variety of reptiles from around the globe. | |

Scholastic Book Fair

Browse a wide variety of children’s books. FEE: Books available for purchase. | |

Orange County Scroll Saw Association

Scroll saw demonstrations with small cut-out animals for the youth. |

Orange County Module Railroaders

Hands-on module trains. |

Katamundi / Unicorn Charity Club

Featuring the Be Heart Healthy impact project and Challenge Journal to help children and their families explore what it means to be “heart-healthy.” Plus, learn about heart disease and discover how to support heart health. | |

Wonders of Wildlife

Live animal and artifacts displays for viewing and learning about various animals and nature.

Orange County Woodcarvers

Learn the art of woodcarving. Woodcarvers will be woodburning names on wooden dolphins, mermaids and sharks that can attach to a lanyard.


Kids can learn about engineering design by interacting with an earthquake shake table.

Santiago Canyon College – Child Development Department

Explore with sensory bottles.

Youth Competitions: Murals

View the student competition entries on display.

Youth projects: Cardboard Engineering

View the student competition entries on display.

Girl Scouts of Orange County

Hands-on STEM activity for kids and their families. | | |

Girls Inc. of Orange County

Try engineering challenges! Build the strongest paper bridge or test out the best pinwheel design.

AMO Vacations

Students can play with toys, spin wheels and read books. Parents can learn about vacation timeshares.

Epic Magic Camp

Enjoy magic shows and learn some tricks.

Outdoor Activities

Whimsical World

Whimsical World is an empowering children’s brand with a mission to inspire, delight and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. FEE: STEM-themed books are available for purchase. | | | |

Brain Builders

Explore interactive activities like robot driving and LEGO building. | |

Sky River Butterflies

SkyRiver Butterflies is an interactive exhibit for guests to experience a world of butterflies.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Arts Teach

Featuring teaching artist Paisley Ali, who will present a hands-on activity that features cultural architecture.

National College Resources Foundation

The STEAM Mobile is a 1960s Airstream trailer transformed into a STEM classroom on wheels! Inside there are Macbooks, seating for 10 and a 3D printer. You can also visit the African Americans in Aviation Traveling Museum inside a 1937 Pierce Arrow trailer. |

Imaginology’s Pet Vet

Pretend play area where kids become the veterinarian and care for animals.

Imaginology Hula Hoop

Enjoy the physics of fun! Hoops are great for exercise but you can also build a fort in this free play space.


Get information about and explore the Brainyverse architecture sets and subscriptions. FEE: Sets/subscriptions available for purchase. | |

Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District

This public health agency will be providing information regarding vectors and vector-borne diseases. Exhibit will include an interactive game, brochures, flyers, pens, pencils, stickers and a giant inflatable mosquito.

Art Steps

Free mini art lessons! Kind, caring teachers work one-on-one with each student using a step-by-step program to build one skill upon another, from simple to complex. Stop by to draw and color characters and learn a little more about the individualized, year-round program. |

Centennial Farm Seed Balls

Kids can make their own seed ball to take home and plant.

Centennial Farm Veggie Stamps

Kids can make a small bag decorated with stamps shaped like vegetables.

Centennial Farm’s Dig For Roots

Kids can dig in make-shift gardens looking for various root vegetables.

Centennial Farm

Centennial Farm Radish Seed Planting

Kids can plant a radish seed.

Christian the Blacksmith

Kids can learn about blacksmithing.

OC Beekeepers

Kids can learn about beekeepers. |

Centennial Farm’s Terrariums

Kids can make their own succulent terrarium. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (while supplies last)

Centennial Farm Livestock & Crops

Kids can visit and learn about the various livestock at Centennial Farm, the fairgrounds’ 3-acre working farm.

Centennial Farm Oxen

Kids can meet oxen teamsters and the oxen at Centennial Farm to learn about what they are used for.

Centennial Farm – Millennium Barn

The Great Egg-Scape

Kids can learn about how a chick develops and hatches and general chicken care.

Centennial Farm Chick Petting

Kids can pet a real chick.

Centennial Farm Cow Milking

Kids can learn how a cow is milked and practice on our fake cow Maxine.

Chess Tournament

Academic Chess – Tournament of Champions

Saturday, April 9, 12:30-4 p.m.
Chess lesson, tournament and awards presentation. Registration is $30 online.

Heroes Hall

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II

This exhibit explores the challenges and remarkable accomplishments of African Americans both overseas and on the home front during WWII.

Hands-On History

Children will have the opportunity to touch, feel and try on genuine military artifacts from World War I through present day, courtesy of CalGuard Museum Command.

Heroes Hall’s Fort Blisters Boot Camp

Children will have the opportunity to navigate an obstacle course and participate in various boot camp-like activities such as the Heroes Hop, West Points Weave, Camo Crawl, Target Toss and more.

Shine Color Guard

Saturday, April 9, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Shine Color Guard features girls ages 5-18 who develop skills and perform routines, both in the Marching Band and Winter Guard seasons. |

Civil Air Patrol Color Guard

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Squadron 68 (Saturday) and Squadron 56 (Sunday) Color Guard team flag ceremony.

Orange Coast Musical Arts’ Drumline

Saturday, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Composed of homeschool students ranging from 6 to 19 years old, the drumline will display the four seasons through percussion instruments as well as actors, marching and props in “Four Seasons.”


OC Vaulting

See vaulting demonstrations. Students can practice on a barrel to get a taste. | |

Livestock Competitions

4-H and other youth will be showcasing their livestock in shows and on display. |

Centennial Farm Sheep Shearing

Saturday only
Kids can watch sheep be sheared and learn about the process.

Centennial Farm Livestock Education

Sunday only
Kids can learn about various livestock animals.

Main Stage

MYART Showcase Troupe

Sunday, April 10, 11 a.m.
MYART’s Showcase Troupe features performers 8-19 years old who share a love of musical theater throughout LA and Orange counties. |

LaRocco’s Music

Sunday, April 10, 3 & 4 p.m.
LaRocco’s Music is a privately owned program focusing on instruction for bass, guitar, drums and vocals with an emphasis on performance skills and developing individual confidence.


Saturday, April 9, 3 p.m.
These teen boys who write songs and play music together have played during the OC Fair and at the Coach House, House of Blues, The Spectrum Summer Festival, and Campus Jax. Band members include Coy and Justice Wilson, Tommy Schmaltz and Josh West. |

Tupua Kids

Saturday, April 9, 1 p.m.
Leave your worries and cares behind as veteran entertainer Stephan Tupua Seanoa and kids from their hula classes lead you on an adventure through a tropical paradise. With the spirit of love and aloha, the magnificence of the South Seas comes to life. |

Arts and Learning Conservatory

Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m.
This youth production of Les Mis showcases teen students in one of their most challenging and in-depth shows to date. In addition to enjoying well-loved songs, you can watch youth theater at its finest, capturing all the emotion and talent of the original production.

Foundations Dance Company

Sunday, April 10, 1 p.m.
Foundations Dance Company, based in Garden Grove, is a dance studio focused on providing the beginner through pre-professional dance instruction. The group strives to teach in a nurturing and safe environment.

Mariachi Juvenil Herencia Michoacana

Sunday, April 10, noon
Sixteen members make up Costa Mesa’s first mariachi band. Hear them perform!

DJ Astro

Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m.
Dance to tracks by 13-year-old trance DJ Astro.


Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m.
Listen to thrash metal music featuring young musicians who are inspired by Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth. |

The Dance Company

Saturday, April 9, noon
For 35 years, the Dance Company has provided the best possible training in all forms of dance with emphasis on technique. See students in action! |

OC Día del Niño Festival

OC Día del Niño Festival

The OC Día del Niño/Day of the Child Festival provides fun and free arts activities, performances and experiences that can be enjoyed by the whole family and children of all skill levels. Performers include kiddie music superstars The Lucky Band and Twinkle Time. Plus, students are invited to participate in lots of great arts workshops! | | |

Play Area

Recess Revolution

Build and play with a trailer full of loose objects such as tires, cardboard, buckets, tubes, fabric and more! |