Steinbeck Birthday Celebration

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Steinbeck Birthday Celebration

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join us as we celebrate John Steinbeck’s 116th birthday with a variety of fun children’s activities.

This year’s schedule of activities:


Storytime! AmeriCorps volunteers will read The Rainbow Fish and lead children through an arts & craft activity.

12 PM:

Squid dissection with Squid4Kids: Watch Dr. Gilly from the Hopkins Marine Station dissect a Humboldt squid! Play the interactive Alphie the Squid!

1 PM:

Docent John Mahoney will give a walking tour of Oldtown Salinas, highlighting connections to John’s world.

 12 PM- 3PM:

My Museum’s Wheelie Mobilee provides interactive play tables for children—a perennial favorite.

 1 PM:

Songs, Cake, Princesses & Raffle: Join us as we sing “Happy Birthday” to John. Enjoy birthday cake and win prizes in our raffle. Meet and take pictures with some visiting Disney Princesses. Play some games and even join in a dance party. Admission is free all day!