Drop-in Activities

The First Annual Southern Marin Mother's Club Maker Faire

January 18, 2018

SMMC Maker Faire

Calling all makers! Join the Southern Marin Mother's Club (SMMC) for their inaugural Maker Faire on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The Faire takes place from 1 to 4 pm at the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, 94925.

Wee Yogis Classes & Events for Families in Marin & San Francisco

January 11, 2018

Wee Yogis

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Wee Yogis.

Wee Yogis is a leader in introducing kids of all ages to yoga and mindfulness through fun, interactive and effective learning environments and transformational media. They create original music, videos, and host fun interactive live performances nationwide. Wee Yogis even created the first ever kids yoga musical!!! The organization artfully combines a fun, childlike freedom with mindful interactive play to help children develop a mind body connection, release stress, gain confidence and learn to safely express themselves.

Get in Shape in the New Year with Fit4Mom Marin

January 7, 2018

Fit4Mom Marin

Looking to get in shape, connect with other moms, and have fun in 2018? Check out the programs from Fit4Mom Marin.

Programs include Fit4Baby, a prenatal fitness program; Stroller Barre and Stroller Strides, fun workouts that you can do with your baby; and Body Back, workouts for moms who want their body back, whether they just had a baby or their last child was born 20 years ago. Fit4Mom Marin also offers "Our Village" playgroups and moms' nights out.

Family Holiday Fun at Novato's Sundays on Sherman: Winter Edition

December 16, 2017

Sundays on Sherman: Winter Edition Downtown Novato

Sundays on Sherman: Winter Edition takes place this Sunday, December 17, from 11 am to 5 pm on Sherman Avenue and Novato City Hall in downtown Novato. Sundays on Sherman is a chance for community members of all ages to come participate in all kinds of unstructured play.

This edition of Sundays on Sherman brings ice skating to downtown Novato! Skating begins at 11:10 am and costs $5 You can register in advance for your preferred time slot, and spots are available for walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis. Resigter for your spot in advance here. Note that children must be at least 4 years old and 42 inches tall to skate.

Hanukkah Events & Celebrations in Marin

December 8, 2017


This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Tuesday, December 12, and runs through December 20. Families in Marin will find plenty of opportunities to celebrate the Festival of Light this season, with public menorah lightings and fun events featuring storytelling, games, delicious treats like latkes and sufganiyot (donuts), and more. Here's a rundown of family friendly Hanukkah celebrations and events in and around Marin and beyond this winter.

Holiday Family Fun at Bay Area Museums

November 23, 2017

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The holidays are a perfect time for a family visit to a museum, where you can both have fun and learn something indoors. Many local San Francisco Bay Area museums offer fun holiday-themed programs, including hands-on activities, special exhibits, and more. You'll even find ice skating and real live reindeer! Here are six of our favorite local museums worth visiting with the kiddos this holiday season.

Hands-on Museums for Kids and Families in Marin and the Bay Area

November 19, 2017

Museum visitors are often told not to touch anything, but not at the museums listed here! These 11 local Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area museums offer lots of fun hands-on activities for kids and families. They're perfect for rainy-day outings or any time, really.

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Families with kids up to age 8 love Sausalito's Bay Area Discovery Museum for its combination of hands-on fun, exciting programs and performances, rotating special exhibitions (currently it's Curious George: Let's Get Curious), and a great play area overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. It's a fantastic place to play away the day and take in the amazing views. Location: Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, 94965. Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am–5 pm. More info: www.baykidsmuseum.org or (415) 339-3900.

12 Family Fun Things to Do on Thanksgiving Break

November 19, 2017

Snow sledding in San Rafael
Go snow sledding in downtown San Rafael at the annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland on November 24 and 25.

Thanksgiving week is next week, and since most Marin County schools give kids the entire week off, you'll probably be looking for ways to keep them occupied before and after Turkey Day. Here are our top 12 activities for families for Thanksgiving break:

Unleash Your Inner Scientist at the 7th Annual Bay Area Science Festival

October 24, 2017

The Bay Area Science Festival returns October 26 through November 11, 2017, providing a wide range of science and technology activities, including exhibitions, hands-on activities, concerts, plays, workshops, and more, at locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including many in Marin and the North Bay. Programs include Discovery Days for families, held in conjunction with local science outreach groups, Signature Performances, which feature high-profile science acts from around the country, and Explorer Days, tours that highlight the scientific wonders of the Bay Area.

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