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Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe

July 9, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mud Mania

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

Adobe is one of the oldest building materials. Traditionally sun-dried, adobe blocks made of sand, clay, water, and straw were used to construct the home at Rancho Los Cerritos back in 1844. At Mud Mania, visitors can learn all about building homes with adobe bricks.Mud Mania Family Fun

Mud-themed activities include digging through the adobe soil in our archaeology lab, seeing and touching insects that live in the local soil, throwing a clay pot, and playing mud-related games. For those who prefer to stay neat and tidy, activities including fossil making, Mud Mania trivia, and paper crafts. Live bluegrass music will accompany the fun.

Please note: ALL visitors need tickets, including adults.

The fine print:Mud Mania Family Fun

  • Admission includes access to all of the festival’s activities. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
  • Guests at Mud Mania are required to park in the overflow lot across from our entrance or on the street; carpooling is desirable.
  • No more than six children per adult, please.
  • Shoes are required, except in the mud pit, and guests are encouraged to wear old clothes and bring a towel plus a change of attire for the ride home.
  • “De-mudding” stations will also be available for limited clean up; showers will not be available.

Looking for even more family fun? Check out our summer day camps: July 17-21, July 24-28, and July 31-Aug 4. We have summer opportunities for middle schoolers and teens, too!


July 9, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807 United States
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(562) 206-2040