Events and Outings

Family-friendly Weekend Events for February 8, 9 & 10

February 7, 2008

Friday, February 8


Bring the kids (ages 2–5) to Fantastic Fridays: Chinese New Year, this Friday from 10 am to noon. Celebrate Chinese New Year and usher in the year of the Rat with a fun-filled program that includes fireless fireworks, wonton making, and traditional Chinese New Year stories. Drop-ins accepted on a space-available basis. To register call (415) 561-7752, or download the form at www.parksconservancy.org. The cost is $10 per child, accompanied by a parent or caregiver (stay as long as you like!)

Family-friendly Weekend Events for January 18, 19 & 20

January 17, 2008

Friday, January 18


Bring the kids (ages 2–5) to Fantastic Fridays: Let’s Go Fly a Kite, this Friday from 10 am to noon, and explore all things that fly from birds to planes to kites. The highlight of the program will be making and flying your own kite. Parents and tots will get the chance to make their own jumping frog. Drop-ins accepted on a space-available basis. To register call (415) 561-7752 or download the form at www.parksconservancy.org.  The cost is $10 per child, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Weekend Family Events for January 11, 12, & 13

January 10, 2008

Friday, January 11


Bring the kids (ages 2–5) to Fantastic Fridays: Tree Frog Fun Time, this Friday from 10:00 am to noon. This program is all about toads and frogs. Toddlers will get to meet and interact with Zoe II, a Pacific Tree Frog, and Clark, a Western Toad. Parents and tots will get the chance to make their own jumping frog. Drop-ins accepted on a space-available basis. To register call (415) 561-7752 or download the form at www.parksconservancy.org.  The cost is $10 per child, accompanied by a parent or caregiver (stay as long as you like!)

Family-friendly Weekend Events for January 4, 5 & 6

January 3, 2008

Friday, January 4

Bring in the kids for Confetti Arts Week at the Habitot Children’s Museum in Berkeley. Enjoy storytelling about ringing in the new year on Friday and Saturday, and scoop up the leftover confetti from New Year's Eve celebrations to create polka-dot collages in the Art Studio. Play with streamers in the Wind Tunnel and watch confetti fly around you. They are located at 2065 Kittredge Street in Berkeley. For more info go to www.habitot.org

Cheap Family Fun on the Golden Gate Ferry

December 18, 2007

If you're looking for an inexpensive but fun outing for the family, especially during Christmas break, the Golden Gate Ferry can be a lot of fun. Best of all, children 5 and under with an adult are free (maximum 2 children per adult). Most people think of the Larkspur ferry in terms of its commute role, but they run at all times of day and are usually pretty empty in the late morning and early afternoon, when kids can pretty much have the run of the boat. Enjoy spectacular views of the bay, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Marin, as well as closer views of ships and boats on the bay and marine wildlife--we've seen all sorts of birds from brown pelicans to cormorants and even a harbor seal or two. The ferry ride is also a great way to entertain out-of-town guests.

Weekend Family-fun for October 19, 20 & 21

October 18, 2007

Friday, October 19


Movies at the Bay Model is back with American Graffiti & Cars starting at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Bring the family, eat some popcorn and have the kids wear their pjs. Refreshments will be sold at the concession stand. The adult movie will be showing American Graffiti and kid’s movie will be showing Cars (chaperones are present in the Kids’ theatre). The Bay Model Visitor Center is located at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito. This event is free. For more info, call 415-332-3871.

Saturday, October 20

Clifford Comes to the Discovery Museum

October 3, 2007

The Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog exhibition opens at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito this Saturday, October 6, so come and board the Birdwell Island Ferry and discover Clifford’s world. The exhibition features numerous hands-on adventures that introduce children to “Clifford’s Big Ideas”—life lessons such as playing fair, being kind, being truthful, and being respectful of others. Also on hand will be Emily Elizabeth and other fun and loving residents of Birdwell Island.

Weekend Along Farm Trails: September 29 and 30

September 26, 2007
Sonoma County Farm Trails is celebrating their 35th anniversary, so gather the family and check out some of the wonderful farms in our backyard! This weekend, September 29 and 30, a variety of farms will open their doors for a special weekend of fun activities and informative tours to start celebrating the fall harvest. Participating farms will be featuring pumpkin patches, special farm tours, farm animals, freshly picked fruits and vegetables, restaurants, wineries, and activities for the kids.

Free Outdoor Concert at Yerba Buena Gardens Today!

August 24, 2007

Join the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas for a free concert on August 24 at noon at Yerba Buena Gardens. Bring your lunch and enjoy thrilling music by Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and others. Don't miss this spectacular event, another in the San Francisco Symphony's lineup of community events aimed at making music accessible to everyone in our community. For directions, go to Yerba Buena Garden's website.

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