LeXT Robo Academy in Agoura Hills

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LeXT Robo Academy at 39039 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Agoura Hills (cross street Kanan) uses LEGO education concepts and curriculum to provide a hands-on learning experience and fun environment for students while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Students between the ages of 3-12 years old will build and design the infrastructures using basic mechanical devices and concept through engaging S.T.E.M. base activities and workshops, as well as camps during school breaks.

Learn more at lextusa.com/ah.html or by calling 818.699.2388. Also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pg/lextroboacademy.

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation in Santa Barbara

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, is a one-of-a-kind museum for all ages designed to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity.  

The museum opened its doors to the public on February 25, 2017 at 125 State Street, Santa Barbara, adjacent to the Amtrak Station.

The museum's three floors are filled with 17,000 sq ft of hands-on exhibits that encourage open-ended discovery, analytical assessment, experimentation, play and just plain fun.

The interactive exhibits are organized around seven themes that all relate to science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

  • Tech Track: Includes an Innovation Workshop, a makerspace area where you can imagine, design and test your own creations using a wide variety of technologies and tools

  • Sound Track: In this largest exhibit area on the first floor is a Giant Guitar to learn about how your favorite guitar riffs begin, a Sound Machine, the Reactable (part DJ table, part musical instrument), Foley Studios sound studios and more.

  • Fantastic Forces Courtyard: This space is dedicated to gravity, magnetism, propulsion, centripetal force and more. Conduct test flights in our Wind Column Workshop, launch an Air Rocket and discover the power of magnetic fields on our Magnetic Islands.

  • Speed Track: Build your own race car and send it down the race track, play the game of Mindball, prototype designs for a marble roller coaster and more.

  • Light Track: Explore lights, colors, shadows and more. Take the ultimate selfie at Mosaic Faces. Create a bold display of colored lights at Light Patterns. Control the Color Mixing Machine that hangs above the entryway and learn more about color and light waves.

  • Interactive Media Track: Explore a wide range of digital interactive experiences designed in partnership with area artists, educators and scientists.

  • Sky Garden: The exhibit-filled rooftop includes Whitewater, a fully interactive water feature including a giant Archimedes screw. Create a wind-, sun- and human-powered symphony with the Weather Orchestra. Step inside the Lookout Tower to see the city through the lenses of five different observation scopes. And walk across the glass Sky Deck for a unique view of the courtyard below.

MOXI is open daily, except Christmas and Thanksgiving, from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 for ages 13+, $12 for ages 3 to 12 and free for 2 and under. The museum encourages the purchase of timed-entry tickets in advance at www.moxi.org.

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The STEM Center at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme

The U. S. Navy Seabee Museum Seabee STEM Center is a well put together area of the museum geared towards exposing kids to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. More details and images by clicking the following image.

Kids Fun Zone and Outdoor Play Area at Janss Marketplace

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The Kids Fun Zone program at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks in 2019 will get youth moving and offer new educational activities. Upcoming dates: TBA

The FREE Kids Fun Zone is held on the last Saturday of each month from 12 noon to 2 p.m. near the Toys R Us store entrance. 

Kids Fun Zone includes music, games and arts and crafts. Scooter, the lovable mascot, will be on hand for pictures and prize giveaways on 3/11, 

Kids Fun Zone membership is FREE for children age 12 and younger.  Families can register children at janssmarketplace.net/kids-fun-zone or at any of the monthly Kids Fun Zone events.

JCPenney Kids' Zone at Pacific View Mall in Ventura

JCPenney Kids’ Zone lets school-age kids create fun arts and crafts projects each month. Kids will receive a collectible pin for every project they finish. Collect six pins to receive a Project Master medallion. Kids must be accompanied by a parent. Materials will be provided.

Upcoming events from 11am to noon at the JCPenney store at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura.

  • Dec 8: Create Your Own Nerf Target

  • Jan 12: Color & Create a 2019 Kids Calendar & Stand

  • Feb 9: Design a Pair of Valentine Cards

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Simi Valley Batting Cages

Founded in 1989, Simi Valley Batting Cages and Pro Shop offers full service batting cages with baseball, slow pitch and fast pitch softball, hardball/softball instruction and equipment.  Indoor/outdoor facility. Located at 2019 Donville Avenue, Simi Valley. Open weekdays noon to 9pm and weekends 10am to 8pm.

Call 805.527.8998 or visit www.facebook.com/svcages for more information.

Camarillo Bat-R-Up (Indoor Batting Cages)

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Camarillo Bat-R-Up offers indoor batting cages for individual sessions, private instruction and parties and is open 7 days a week.

They are located at 487 Dawson Drive in Camarillo. Visit www.camarillobatrup.com or call 805.987.BATR (2287).

  • Arm pitching machines

  • Baseball: 40 - 60 - 80 mph

  • Softball: slow and fast pitch

  • Pro cage for private instruction

  • Batting equipment and supplies

All Stars Athletics Indoor Batting Cages and Sports Training Facility in Newbury Park

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All Stars Athletics, located at 711 Rancho Conejo Boulevard, Newbury Park, is a 13,000 sq. ft. indoor sports facility that provides training and instructional opportunities in baseball, softball, soccer and more.

There are 7 automated baseball/softball batting cages suitable for ages 5 to adult, a 3,500 sq. ft. multi-sport astro turf training area, a team room area that seats up to 15 people, waiting area with WiFi access and more. They also offer party and corporate event packages with fully supervised and customized games and optional access to batting machines.

Visit www.allstarsathletics.com or call 805.498.6200 for more information.

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The Hit Factory Baseball and Softball Training Facility in Thousand Oaks

Located at 2001 Anchor Court, Unit A, Thousand Oaks, The Hit Factory is a 23,000 sq ft indoor baseball and softball training facility featuring an 80 foot turf diamond, strength-training area, batting cages and bullpens. The facility offers classes, clinics, group and individual training, birthday parties and more. Visit thfbaseball.com or call 805.375.1414 for more information.