OCCM at a Glance

At OCCM, our mission is to engage the minds, muscles, and imaginations of children and the grown-ups that care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth - 18, OCCM focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness. 


Upcoming Events

  • Happy Birthday Yard Signs
    Sun, Nov 29
    Rent to use for your house!
    Nov 29, 2020, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:00 PM
    Rent to use for your house!
    Make something special for your loved ones in times of social distancing; With these lawn letters display set, you will bring a smile to your family member on his or her birthday. Decorate your front grass or backyard with these lovely happy birthday yard signs with stakes. Each letter is 21" tall.
  • Usborne Book Fair
    Tue, Feb 16
    Usborne Website
    Feb 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2026, 11:00 PM
    Usborne Website
    The future of the world depends on the education of our children. Usborne books & more delivers educational excellence one book at a time. We touch the lives of children for a lifetime. Shop for your books and more at: https://t8566.myubam.com/login?ReturnUrl=%2fCustomer%2fconsultantaccountinfo
  • OCCM Online Auction
    Mon, Aug 01
    Aug 01, 8:00 PM – Aug 31, 8:00 PM
    "It's not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived." - Helen Walton Here is an excellent opportunity to scatter some love to a local non-profit through our online auction!!
  • Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
    Sep 30, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Irvine, 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
    Join this field trip to Tanaka Farms that includes entry, parking, wagon ride, barnyard exhibit, u-pick veggies and pick-your-own pumpkin!
  • Youth Business Market
    Sat, Oct 01
    Masuda Middle School
    Oct 01, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Masuda Middle School, 17415 Los Jardines W, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
    The Orange County Children’s Museum Youth Market inspires children to discover their inner entrepreneur. The one-day market gives children the opportunity to showcase their very own business and make real money!
  • Spark of Love Toys for Tots ~ Toy Drive
    Sat, Dec 03
    Masuda Middle School
    Dec 03, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Masuda Middle School, 17415 Los Jardines W, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
    OCCM will be collecting Toys for Tots with the Fountain Valley Fire Department and Spark of Love Toy Drive. Drop your donated items off at Masuda Middle School!
  • 6th Annual Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt
    Fri, Dec 09
    Meet-Up Location TBD
    Dec 09, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Meet-Up Location TBD, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
    RSVP now for a Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt! Starting Location TBD.
  • La Rosa Lane Light Tour Train
    Sat, Dec 10
    Small park located adjacent to townhomes
    Dec 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Small park located adjacent to townhomes, 17821 Los Jardines W, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
    Join us on the Green Valley Neighbors Express Train as we take a magical ride down La Rosa Lane, touring the holiday lights, and enjoying a family adventure together. Masks and social distancing are required.
  • Secret Santa Gift Exchange
    Sat, Dec 17
    Contactless porch drop off to your match.
    Dec 17, 8:00 AM – Dec 18, 8:00 PM
    Contactless porch drop off to your match.
    Sign up to spoil a neighbor with a homemade treat! Adult and child matches will be made. Gifts need not be extravagant, just made with love.
  • 3rd Annual Holiday Lights Car Parade
    Sat, Dec 17
    Kazuo Masuda Middle School
    Dec 17, 6:30 PM – Dec 18, 8:30 PM
    Kazuo Masuda Middle School, 17415 Los Jardines W, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
    Join us in your own car, as we parade through the entire neighborhood admiring all of the Holiday decorations. We will be meeting at Masuda Middle School, and the parade starts at 6:30 pm.
  • Neighborhood Watch Meeting
    Time is TBD
    Fountain Valley
    Time is TBD
    Fountain Valley, 17670 La Rosa Ln, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
    Join us to learn more about starting a Neighborhood Watch program in our community!
  • 4th of July Bike Parade
    Mon, Jul 04
    Fountain Valley
    Jul 04, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Fountain Valley, Los Arcos St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
    Join us starting at 10:00am on Los Arcos Street, and ride the Los Jardines Loop! Bike, Scooters, Wagons, Strollers - all are welcome! We will ride together, finishing where we started, and the kids can pick a fun treat! We love to see the vehicles and vessels decorated
  • Zoom Bingo Night
    Sun, Jun 26
    Zoom Meeting
    Jun 26, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    Join us as we play 10 games of Bingo for fun prizes! Zoom meeting information will be emailed after purchase. Bingo packets will be dropped off on your porch.
  • Tie-Dye Towels
    Sun, Jun 12
    Location is TBD
    Jun 12, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Location is TBD
    Join OCCM as we make personalized tie-dye towels! Each paid participant will receive one towel and all necessary supplies to complete the project.
  • Father's Day Celebration
    Wed, Jun 01
    Fountain Valley
    Jun 01, 7:00 PM – Jun 20, 7:00 PM
    Fountain Valley, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
    If you celebrate Father's Day - in any capacity - we want to celebrate YOU!! Please fill out this google form to be included: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy3n4x_OtaNEOyEmNQ5AJTsxm_UBTEBAd5T9dg-UGFL5MAKQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628
  • Mother's Day Celebration
    Mon, Apr 18
    Google Form
    Apr 18, 4:16 PM – May 09, 4:16 PM
    Google Form
    If you celebrate Mother's Day - in any capacity - we want to celebrate YOU!! Please fill out this google form! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeMnuy9auUWtlq_HdO_7pvJ2oEaAGWsZBUurb8nOE5QNezOw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628
  • Egg Your Yard
    Sat, Apr 16
    The Eggs Will Be Placed in Your Yard
    Apr 16, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    The Eggs Will Be Placed in Your Yard
    Surprise your family (or friends!!) by egging the yard!! Choose between toy-filled, candy-filled, or a mix of eggs! Choose the date of your egging!
  • Easter Play Day
    Sat, Apr 16
    Fountain Valley
    Apr 16, 10:00 AM – 10:05 PM PDT
    Fountain Valley, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
    Join us for several free arts & crafts activities, and purchase a ticket for the petting zoo & pony rides!

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