From demonstrations to hands-on activities, here’s what’s happening this year at Imaginology, April 15-16.

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

Open Trial Aerial & Acro Classes at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. Aerial Circus Show at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Community Action Partnership of Orange County

Create unique pieces of art in a fun coloring activity.

City of Newport Beach

STEAM marble-run activity.

Harbor Soaring Society

Visit virtual flight simulators and make paper gliders.

Irvine Ranch Water District

Use meters to determine water levels in soil.

Newport Whales/American Cetacean Society

Use a “blubber glove” to see how marine mammals survive in cold water.

Kids Give to Kids

STEAM activities and games for kids.

Pretend City

Kinetic sand play and the Rigamajig.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Art demonstrations and various projects kids can create and take home.


Robotic demonstrations.


STEAM games and activities for all ages.

Costa Mesa Police Department – SWAT

Field operations and vehicle.

Action Gallery South

Mural Art Competition

Display of youth created murals.

Cardboard Engineering

Display of unique creations using cardboard.

AMO Vacations

DIY crafts and coloring for kids.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

Learn-to-swim curriculum.

Raising Canes

Prize wheel with exclusive Raising Cane’s prizes.

AoPS Academy Irvine

Solve puzzles and Rubik’s cubes for prizes.

Imaginology’s Block Party

Fun activity building with giant blocks.

Imaginology Hands-On Science

Science activities for kids of all ages.

Imaginology: Science of Crafting

Light up your artwork with circuitry. Make bug fossils in clay. Color the lifecycle of a butterfly.

Orange County 4-H

Exhibits and stage presentations.

The Coder School

Learn to write code using computer software.

Epic Magic Camp

Enjoy family-friendly magic shows & learn cool tricks.

Searchers Gem and Mineral Society

Interactive show-and-tell of rocks, gems and minerals.

American Opal Society

Educational gem and opal displays and coloring pages to design your own opal.

Girls Inc. of Orange County

Robotic cubes that students can manipulate to perform different actions.

Girl Scouts of Orange County

Interactive butterfly activity and exhibit.


Learn about polar bear conservation efforts.

Oak Canyon Nature Center

Taxidermy animals, furs, bones and more.


Learn about foreign exchange programs. Play Wheele.

The Reptile Zoo

Fun interaction with reptiles from around the globe.

Orange Country Scroll Saw Association

Scroll saw demonstration with small cut-out animals.

Job’s Daughters

Play Cataplinko, a catapult game.

Gemology – SCCC Alumni

Educational mineral display.

Santiago Canyon College – Child Development Department

Several hands-on activities to choose from.

Scholastic Book Fair

Children’s books available to purchase.

Wonders of Wildlife

Live animal and artifact displays.

Art Steps

Free mini art lessons.

Brain Builders STEAM Education

Interactive building with LEGOs.

Zilla EDU/Brain Builders

Custom LEGO Brick Builds with gears and motors.

Whimsical World

Browse a wide variety of children’s books.

American Ninja Warrior Adventure Park

Learn how physics plays a vital role in your ability to crush the course.

Outdoor Activities

Imaginology’s Hula Hoop

A free play space to have fun and exercise using Hula Hoops.

Orange Coast Musical Arts: Drumline & Colorguard

Performance on Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Be creative with unique and textured play dough.

Muya Children’s Programs

Make kite paper stars and try native plant weaving.

National College Resource Foundation

Visit the STEAM mobile to make 3D-printed items.

Philharmonic Society of Orange County

Interact with orchestra instruments and iPad.

U.S Army

Interactive trailer demonstrating Army medical services and careers.

Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control

Interactive games and giant inflatable mosquito.

CA Department of Fish & Wildlife

Fishing in the City – cast a fishing pole.

Tuskegee Traveling Air Museum

Digital storytelling about the historic American Black aviators and more.

CA Dairy Council – Mobile Dairy

Demonstration to educate the public on California’s dairy industry.

City of Costa Mesa

Information booth.

Sky River Butterflies

Experience a world of butterflies.

Urban Booth

Displays and hands-on projects kids can take home.

Centennial Farm

Centennial Farm Volunteers

Available to answer the public’s questions.

Oxen Teamsters

The use and history of oxen.

Christian the Blacksmith

Kids can learn about blacksmithing.

OC Beekeepers

Learn about bees and what beekeepers do.

Centennial Farm Seed Balls

Make a seed ball to take home and plant.

Centennial Farm’s Veggie Stamps

Decorate a small bag with stamps shaped like vegetables.

Centennial Farm’s Dig for Roots

Dig in made-for-play gardens looking for various root vegetables.

Radish Planting

Children learn what it takes to plant a seed.

Kruse Feed & Supply

Get information and supplies related to backyard chickens and 4-H programs.

Goat Milking

Goat-milking demonstrations.

Take-Home Terrarium

Children will be able to make their own succulent terrarium and take it home.

Centennial Farm – Millennium Barn

Imaginology’s Pet Vet

Activity where children take on the role of veterinarians and care for animals through play.

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.

California AVIAN Health Education Network

Outreach booth provides poultry-related information.

Sheep Shearing

Sheep shearing demonstrations.

Chess Tournament

Academic Chess – Tournament of Champions

Saturday, April 15, 12:30-4 p.m.
Chess lesson, tournament and awards presentation. Registration is $30 online.

Heroes Hall

Armed Only with a Camera: World War II Photography of Stanley Troutman

Exhibit of war correspondent Stanley Troutman’s photography of war in the South Pacific.

Heroes Hall’s Fort Blisters Boot Camp

Navigate an obstacle course and participate in boot camp-like activities.

Hands-On History

Genuine military artifacts from World War I through the present day.


OC 4-H Livestock Competitions and Exhibits

4-H youth will showcase their livestock in shows and displays.

OC Equestrian Vaulting

Horseback vaulting demonstrations.

Main Stage

Orange Coast Musical Arts: Choir

Children’s choir singing music from the ‘40s and ‘50s. Performance on Saturday, 11 a.m.

Orange Coast Musical Arts: Alpha Winds

Advance band and jazz band members. Performance on Saturday, noon.


Musical performance by teen indie rock band. Performance on Saturday, 1 p.m.

Mariachi Juvenil Herencia Michoacana

Costa Mesa’s first teen mariachi band. Performance on Saturday, 2 p.m.

Tupua Kids & Youth

Stephen Tupua Seanoa and youth from their hula classes. Performance on Saturday, 3 p.m.

MYART Showcase Troupe

Performers 8-19 years old who share a love of musical theater. Performance on Saturday, 4 p.m.

The Wong Quads

Quadruplet siblings perform pop rock covers from the ‘70s to today’s hits. Performance on Sunday, noon.


Violin pop group playing covers of American hits and Japanese Anime songs. Performance on Sunday, 1 p.m.

Muya Community

Children’s performance of folk and Quechua songs. Performance on Sunday, 2 p.m.

LaRoccos Music

Musical education program showcasing rock, blues and R&B covers. Performance on Sunday, 3 p.m.

Blindspot Band

Students from OCSA performing rock covers. Performance on Sunday, 11 a.m.

OC Dia del Nino Festival

OC Dia del Nino Festival

The OC Dia del Nino/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!

Orange Coast Musical Arts

Kids can play with various instruments.