If you are okay with the fact that your hands (and shoes) will smell like fish for the rest of the day, head over to the Fish Hatchery for some mostly free fun with the family.
For just a few quarters you can get a cup full of fish food to share with the growing fish that will eventually fill numerous lakes throughout Southern California. Is feeding masses of fish fun? I would have thought not until I did it.
There are SO MANY fish and they are so anxious to get your food that they literally jump out of the water to grab it in excitement. Even my 6-year-old who was complaining when we arrived that she might be bored fell in love with feeding these excited fishes and didn't want to stop. It is hard to describe just how boisterous they are, but it is really entertaining!!
The hatchery has very nice, clean and well maintained bathrooms and a well kept small grassy shaded picnic area to enjoy a packed lunch before you hit the road.
Wear a hat if you come here on a sunny day as there is no shade covering the fish at all.