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.
How to Visit OCCM -
Step into a world of wonder and exploration with Orange County Children's Museum, where imagination knows no bounds!
While we eagerly work towards bringing you a permanent home filled with interactive exhibits and educational fun, we invite you to join us on the road.
Our team is on the move, traversing Orange County and beyond to host delightful pop-up events that promise a taste of the magic to come.
Embark on a journey of discovery with your little ones as we set up our engaging exhibits in various locations across Orange County.
These pop-up events are a fantastic opportunity for families to experience the excitement and joy that our future museum will offer. All are welcome to attend, so gather your curious minds and join us for a day of play, learning, and laughter.
Stay tuned for updates on our progress towards opening our brick and mortar museum, and in the meantime, follow us on social media to catch the latest news about our upcoming pop-up events.
Together, let's create lasting memories and ignite the spark of curiosity in the hearts of children throughout Orange County!
- Sat, Dec 16Fountain ValleyDec 16, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PMFountain Valley, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
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- Tue, Oct 18Online DonationOct 18, 2022, 7:00 PM – Nov 18, 2022, 7:00 PMOnline Donation
Showcased below are some of our popular community events, celebrations, and activity kits.
Zoom Make-Your-Own Pizza Party
Several families joined us for a Zoom Make-Your-Own Pizza party. The kids all rolled out the dough, slathered on the sauce, and sprinkled on the cheese along with their favorite toppings, and popped them into the oven. While their creations cooked, we played several games of Bingo for prizes! Included in the pizza box were chef hats, customized place mats, stickers, mustaches, and gummy pizzas for dessert! So much fun and great way to stay connected when we weren't able to be together.
Outdoor School Pictures
A fantastic vintage school desk was the theme of this free Back-To-School photo shoot offered to residents
Halloween Candy Hunt
Personalized pumpkin buckets were given to each participant, which included, one laminated Halloween Candy Hunt list, a dry erase marker, a big bag filled with lots of candy, toys, activities, stickers, playdoh - lots of fun and thought went into these!
Paint-A-Pumpkin Activity Kit
This paint-your own pumpkin kit was stuffed full of fun Hallween themed activities. They included a coloring page, pumpkin stickers, a color-your-own paddle ball game, pumpking punching balloon, pumpking whoopee cushion, a fall sand art activity, and a mini pumpkin and paint.
Create-Your-Own Monster Kit
In this super cute Halloween monster themed kit was 2 full page monsters ready for decorating and hanging in a window for neighbors to enjoy. The kit also included a playdoh monster activity, monster stickers, a color-your-own monster mask, an activity booklet, a few monster jokes, and monster fur (aka cotton candy).
Pet Costume Contest
Our Pet Costume Contest showcased beloved neighborhood pets all dressed up and ready to Trick-Or-Treat! Each participant received a treat, and the winner was awarded a grand prize.
Turkey In Disguise
Tom the Turkey needed help coming up with a disguise to avoid being eaten on Thanksgiving Day. The Disguised Turkeys were displayed in windows around the neighborhood for residents to enjoy.
Turkey Trot 5K
Our first annual Turkey Trot 5K lead the community on two scenic laps through the neighborhood and picturesque Greenbelt.
Holiday Train Light Tour
Our Community was invited to join us on a trackless train tour down a highly decorated block in our neighborhood. Neighbors waved to riders as they passed by, and Santa surprised kids in front of the famous "Small World" house. Everyone was given hot chocolate and a goodie bag filled with train themed items.
Zoom With Santa
2020 may have tried, but they couldn't take Santa away from us!! Families joined Santa for a private Zoom meeting and pictures. Questionnaires were sent out ahead of time so that Santa would know all of the details. The look on these kids' faces was priceless!!!! Invitations, a letter to Santa template, and a Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt were sent to families ahead of time.
Thirty days of activities (plus a few extra super easy ones!!) were included in this kit to help your family's Elf come to life each night full of wonder, mischief, and good, clean, fun.
Holiday Lights Car Parade
Our first annual Holiday Lights Car Parade was a TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!!! We are so thankful for all of the 350+ homes in Green Valley that decorated this holiday season! And a HUGE thank you to the 70+ cars full of families that showed up to tour the neighborhood Holiday Lights with us! Thank you to DJ John Borack for live-streaming festive music on a real radio station to keep us all in the spirit! And to Confetti Cakes & Sweets for making dozens and dozens of cake pops to hand out! Thank you Krystin and Meghann for always being so supportive and lending a helping hand! Thank you Elvis Holeman for being Santa, hooking up the DJ lights and radio, coordinating the parade route, and for coming up with this wonderful idea!!
Noon Year's Eve Party in the Park
A great time was had by all during our Noon Year's Eve Party in the Park featuring DJ John Borack, Three Food Trucks, Free Bingo Games, A custom ball drop scavenger hunt with prizes, and a fantastic 2021 photo op! We were super duper impressed with everyone's dedication to social distancing and donning masks!! The love and respect for our neighbors and community was shining through everyone! Can't wait for next year!
So much fun was had during this virtual session of BINGO! Over 30 neighbors and friends participated in 10 Bingo games - all with prizes that included amazon gift cards, legos, starbucks and baskin-robbins gift cards, and more! Lots of laughter and jokes, a dance party, and smiling for the camera! Can't wait until next time!! Thank you to everyone that participated, adn congrats to all of the winners!
Valentine's Day Card Exchange
Twenty local kids made or wrote Valentine's for a fun exchange on the holiday!! Lots of thought, care, and love went into each card and gift, and I know that each kid loved them!
Easter Bunny Pictures
Thank you to photographer Jeffrey Johns for this incredible opportunity for our community! The cutest setup and bunny helped families capture this moment forever. Thanks again Jeffrey!
Easter Play Day
Easter Play Day! was SO MUCH FUN!
Thank you to all of the community members that participated! And of course the volunteers and helpers!!
Over 700 - SEVEN HUNDRED!!! - crafts were done or taken to make at home!
The day's festivities included:
Wood Craft Kits
Ice Block Painting
Diy Bird Feeders
Diy Nature Clay Impressions
Diy Froot Loop Necklaces
Thank you all again, I love seeing the community come together and enjoy each other....even with masks and distancing.
I love our neighborhood!
Mother's Day Gift Drop-Off
We love celebrating our community members, and this Mother's Day was no exception! Over 250 women received the cutest potted succulent that you have ever seen, a Starbuck's gift card, and a note from Elvis and I. Happy Mother's Day to all who have ever shown a Mother's Love!
Tie-Dye Towels in the Park
Such a fun craft project just in time for summer! Several families joined us as we personalized organic cotton towels with names and spray tie-dye. It was a beautiful day to be outside, the craft was so much fun, and the results were amazing!!
Father's Day Gift Drop-Off
Thank you to everyone that signed up their favorite guys to be celebrated this Father's Day! We were able to drop off over 100 fund gifts to our community members! We love our neighbors and hope you all had a wonderful day!
Celebrating the Class of 2021
This year we were able to celebrate Class of 2021 graduates from all different grades and schools! Each graduate received a custom engraved wood ornament, kids meal, activity card, and custom gift tag. Thank you for celebrating with us!
What Our Customers Are Saying
Halloween Candy Hunt
Wow! Just wow! Thank you guys! It was amazing!
Adorable! Thank you so much!
This is such a nice community building idea!
This is phenomenal!
Thank you for all your work!
Too Cute! Thank you so mmch!
This is so awesome!
So Cool! Thank you!
Small World Christmas
As big Disney fans, we drove by tonight and LOVED it! Amazing!
This is incredible! My favorite attraction at DL and a perfect way to celebrate the season and our beautiful world!
Love it! Glad to see this on my block!
Looks so awesome! Nice job guys! Truly amazing!
Love it! Walked by tonight, so cool!
Another great holiday decorations from your family! Love it.
It looks SO good!
Holiday Light Car Parade
It was SO fun!! It was the first time in a while that I truly felt the Christmas spirit! Thank you for making that happen! We are all SO blessed to have you here!
Thank you Holeman family for such a great event the magic is still lingering to kick off the Christmas spirit!
It was so much fun driving around. My sister and I were able to take our Mom. Such a treat. Thanks!
Yoshi and I were thrilled to see you all driving around and enjoying the lights! Such a wonderful way to share in the holiday magic! I love our fun, festive neighborhood and I'm so thankful to be part of this community!!
Thank you Kaysie Holeman and Elvis Holeman you both rock! We had such a great time. So much coordination went into this event with a huge turn out. You have no idea how much we appreciate you both!! Merry Christmas to you and the participants. Everyone was so nice and loved to see the beautiful homes and listen to live music! The DJ was awesome! God bless you all!!
We loved it!! Everyone honking and yelling "Merry Christmas!"
It was great fun to wave and shout "Merry Christmas" to all the cars as they drove by.
Loving the Green Valley Neighbors parade of lights!! Thank you so much Kaysie, Elvis and girls! Kaysie had cake pops and scavenger hunt lists for everyone!
Thank you so much. What a great time tonight. We got home in time to greet people who were coming back to see our lights again!
Thank you for organizing this wonderful event we had a great time! Much appreciated! Merry Christmas!
Saw it. This community is coming back to life!
Beautiful! Thank you Green Valley Neighbors!
Thank you for setting this up. It was so much fun. It was fun to see how many participated.
Thank you to you Elvis and John for a wonderful night! I didn't expect that many cars to show up but it was truly magical!
Ho ho ho! Thanks for all your efforts!
It was fun to wave at the cars as they drove by. Got us in the Christmas spirit.
Was pretty awesome! Merry Christmas!
Thank you for such a great job organizing!
Absolutely awesome!! Thank you!!
It was fantastic!!
We loved it!!
Really made our night special!
Holiday Train Light Tour Families
- Thank you! What a wonderful experience!
- We LOVED every minute of it & waving to neighbors passing by! Just awesome!
- The whole family had a blast!
- This was so much fun! Thank you!
- How cute!
- We had a blast, thank you!
- This was amazing!
- We loved it!
- This was awesome!
- Was so fun!
- It was so much fun let's do it again next year!
Zoom With Santa Families
- Thank you! This was so cute! And they can't believe he knew what he knew!
- Thank you so much! They had such a great time!
- Santa was incredible!!
- Thank you, that was awesome!
- That was so great! Thank you for putting all of this together!
- You're seriously so great! Thank you so much for putting that together!
- Thank you! We will be following you to see what your next incredible event will be!
We bought the Elf Kit and we are enjoying it very much. Only one concern I have is that my kids probably wonder why he is more fun this year than last year. Really hope you will be selling the kit every year! It was so worth every penny, I personally think it could have been more with all the supplies and mostly creativity! Thank you very much for making this year's Christmas so much more fun!
The Elf Kits are absolutely adorable! Great idea - thank you!
I purchased the Elf Kit and when I opened it up and saw all the cute daily ideas, I immediately reached out to Kaysie for more and they had sold out. This kit made it soooooo easy and convenient for me. The kit was well organized and had super cute, creative ideas. I am hoping this kit will be available next year because I will definitely buy it ASAP.
This Elf Kit has made my kids' Christmas magical and with so little effort from me thanks to the kit. I hope you do one every year.
WoW! I just opened my box and I couldn't be happier withmy purchase!! Thank you so much for our Elf Kits and for delivering them personally!
This kit is amazing! I hope you do it again next year because I would definitely buy. I would purchase even if you bumped up the price a bit! I'm all about the details and I'm so happy I bought it!
I just opened my Elf Kit and - OH MY GOSH!! It is out of this world! I am exstatic about sharing these tricks and activities with my three children! Thank you for bringin joy to our family, especially this year!
Easter Play Day
You go over and above for our community. I wish my kids were little again.
Thank you for putting this together. The boys said they had a great time.
So glad you all had fun!
Thank you so much for a fun day! K loved everything!
We had so much fun! Thank you for doing this!!
So fun my grandkids loved it!
Wow! So awesome! Thanks for all you do for the community Kaysie & Elvis & crew!
So much fun! Thanks for organziing and thanks to all of the volunteers!
Thank you for organizing! We had a blast!
Great times! Thank you SO much!
It was so nice, so well thought out and fun for everyone! Thank you!
It was so grand!
Mother's Day Celebration
Thank you for the cutest Mother's Day gift! I love it!
Thank you Holemans for my nice surprise when we got home. You are so thoughtful.
Thank you for making my Mother's Day even more special...your kindness and grace is unparalleled.
Elvis & Kaysie, thank you so much for the cute cactus! I just saw the Starbucks card! You two are so generous and kind. Thank you for your thoughtfulness!
Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank you so much for this! What a nice way to wake up!
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