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Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe

July 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free – $7

Attendees may buy tickets at the door or online. Adult (18+) tickets are $7. Child (3-17) Tickets are $5.


Make real adobe bricks, plaster the horno, construct a mini-adobe home, and much more — all while learning about Southern California’s rich history!

Adobe is one of the oldest building materials on earth. These sun-dried bricks are traditionally made of adobe soil (which is rich with clay content), water, sand, and straw. Built for John Temple in 1844, the Rancho Los Cerritos adobe – which took approximately 20,000 adobe bricks to build – is now over 175 years old!  At Mud Mania, visitors can learn all about building with adobe bricks.

Mud-themed activities include panning for gold, digging through the adobe soil in our archaeology land, learning about what lives in the soil, throwing a clay pot, and a mud pit. For those who prefer to stay neat and tidy, activities including fossil-making, Mud Mania trivia, and papercrafts. Live music will accompany the fun.

Mud Mania Family Fun

What to Wear/Bring:

This event will be a messy, good time!

  • Wear clothes for outdoor play and bring a towel. We also suggest you bring a change of clothes and towels for the ride home.
  • This is an outdoor event that will happen rain or shine.
  • Shoes are required, except in the mud pit.
  • “De-mudding” stations will be available. However, there are no showers on site. Please do not use the restroom sinks as a shower.


  • Free parking is located in the lot across from our entrance.
  • Limited handicapped parking is also available.
  • Parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis.


  • Tickets are required for all guests age three and older.
  • Admission includes access to all of the festival’s activities. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
  • Tickets are transferable to another individual but not refundable.
  • Members, you are entitled to a number of complimentary admissions based on your membership level.


1000 available
Mud Mania Adult$7.00for guests 18 and over

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1000 available
Mud Mania Child$5.00for guests age 3-17
1000 available
Mud Mania Infant$0.00for guests ages 0-2
1000 available
Mud Mania Blue Star Museum Families (military)$0.00The Blue Star Museum free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

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July 12
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $7
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Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807 United States
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(562) 206-2040