Mom's Club




Carlsbad City Dove Library - Children's Programs

Toddler "Step-up to Storytime" ages 18 - 24mos)
Thursdays 10:30 am

Come out to the Carlbad Library on Thursday mornings for Toddler Laptime! Sit with your baby and enjoy bonding time sharing stories, songs and fingerplays with other moms!

If your child is younger, you can go to the earlier class called "Toddler Lap Time". This begins at 10am for ages 9mos - 18mos.

Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane

Carlbad Community Swim Complex (Public Pool)

3401 Monroe Street

M-F 6-9am; 10:30 - 6:45pm
S 8-10:30am, 12 - 4pm
Sun 12 - 4pm

Youth $1.00
Adult Carlsbad Resident: $3
Adult Non-Resident: $4

There is a shallow play area in addition to a regular adult pool with diving boards. The facility also has changing areas, lockers, showers, etc. You should bring your own lock.

Public Pool Swim Lessons

You can sign up at

Parent Infant/Tot Aquatics
For one or both parents and infants 6mos - 3yrs. Infants must wear swim diapers. Skills taught - too many to list. Classes begin in September. 10 classes, 3o minutes each. Register now!

Resident: $40
Non-Resident: $60

Encinitas Quail Botanical Gardens

I've heard many moms rave about QBG in Encinitas. Apparently, there are a lot of great things for kids, even young kids, to do there. They can dig in sand for bones, play dress-up and even use wands to make huge bubbles.

Here's a blurb about it from Pam... (Pam, I hope you don't mind!)

"Also, regarding Quail Botanical Gardens...I've taken Ava twice. It's free the first Tuesday of each month. The children's garden is very compact -- not much room for strollers and can get crowded. I'll look forward to letting Ava explore when she's a little older -- there's a small playhouse and they usually have some activities -- like, bubbles and planting your own plant to take home. I love botanical gardens, so I enjoy walking around the main garden. There's a bamboo section, a fruit tree section, a succulent section and much more. There's a couple of grassy area's to rest and have a snack."

Del Mar Water Park - Waterscape (may have closed for winter)

Karem found a great water park called Waterscape -at the Del Mar rec center. Here's what Karem has to say about it...

" The operating hours are noon to 4pm. For those of you who don't know about it, I went with my friend Kristi last week and we had a blast! It's a kiddy pool with a playscape inside that squirts water in every direction. Kaylie was so excited she didn't know what to do with herself. The cost is $5 for adults and $1.50 for children."

Take the Del Mar Heights exit (off the 5) east. Make a right on El Camino Real. Make a left on Townsgate drive. It's on your right...3777 Townsgate Drive 552-1623.


Sea World has an on-going deal where you pay once and you receive a "fun card" that gives you free admission for the rest of the year! This is a great deal! If you have a chance, check out Sea World soon!


The YMCA has a separate gymnastics center, located just off Palomar Airport Rd in Carlsbad. (Email me if you need directions). Some moms from our group (Rachel, Heather, Carrie Wood, Laura) attended a free mommy & me class last Thursday where we played with our baby on all the equiptment. It was major fun! The open gym is for babies 6mos - 6years. The mommy & me class is for babies 11 - 18mos.

Open Gym Schedule:

$3 members/$4 non-members. Pay as you go.

Tuesdays 11:00 - 11:45am
Wednesdays 1:00 - 1:45pm
Thursdays 1:00 - 1:45pm
Fridays 11:00 - 11:45am

The mommy & me class is held only on Thursdays from 9:00 - 9:45am. Cost is $45 members/$55 non-members; 4 weeks.


First Tuesdays

Model Railroad Museum Balboa Park 619-696-0199
Natural History Museum Balboa Park 619-232-3821
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (IMAX) Balboa Park 619-238-1233

Second Tuesdays

San Diego Historical Society Museum Balboa Park 619-232-6203
Museum of Photographic Arts Balboa Park 619-238-7559

Third Tuesdays

Museum of Art Balboa Park 619-232-7931
Museum of Man Balboa Park 619-239-2001
Mingei International Museum Balboa Park 619-239-0003
Japanese Friendship Garden Balboa Park 619-232-2721
Museum of Comtemporary Art, La Jolla 700 Prospect 858-454-3541
Museum of Comtemporary Art, Downtown 1001 Kettner Blvd 619-234-1001

Fourth Tuesdays

Hall of Champions Balboa Park 619-234-2544
Aerospace Museum Balboa Park 619-234-8291
Automotive Museum Balboa Park 619-231-2886

First Sundays

Museum of Comtemporary Art, La Jolla 700 Prospect 858-454-3541
Museum of Comtemporary Art, Downtown 1001 Kettner Blvd 619-234-1001

First Wednesdays

California Center for the Arts 340 Escondido Blvd 760-839-4138

Always Free

Timken Museum of Art Balboa Park 619-239-5548

Michaels's Arts and Crafts Encinitas
Children's craft days

C3 -
Massage classes
Little/Middle/Big Play
Other baby and parent classes

Barnes & Noble
Story time Encinitas