CSEdWeek is an annual program dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education and organized each year by the Computing in the Core coalition and Code.org. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer prog
As part of the San Francisco Department of Public Health and staffed by clinicians, nurses, doctors and other medical professionals, the Balboa Teen Health Center offers free physicals for youths ages 12-18 years. Get your teen ready for the new s
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Children from toddlers to teens are invited to drop in and explore their imaginations! Classes vary from small-scale projects for little artists to large murals for youth. Please visit the website for a complete schedule. Classes are offered Tuesd
Drop in at the Museum of Children's Art in Oakland for Art du Jour with a variety of materials and projects. Find out the monthly theme by visiting the website. The studio is open 10am-1pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays for children ages 18 month
Looking to design a new dress or work on that Halloween costume? Wee Scotty teaches kids (and adults) to sew, creating one of a kind pieces in the process. For those that are multi-tasking during the school year, Wee Scotty has added drop-in class
Inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, Amaluna takes you to a mysterious island where goddesses walk the land and the rhythm of life is ruled by the cycles of the moon. Families will be amazed watching high-flying feats and stunning image
Enjoy a play and learning space for little ones. The Tree House has a safe and fun carpeted climbing structure, plus age-appropriate books and toys. The Tree House is open for drop-in play Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Drop in at the Clubhouse for some before-bedtime games and fun with your neighbors! For the younger ones the library will also be hosting a stuffed-animal story time and sleepover! Bring your child’s favorite plushie for a stay overnight at the li
Jugglers! Clowns! Pirates! Magicians! Entertain the kids without breaking the bank at one of the many free shows offered daily at Pier 39, weather permitting. Please check the website for a complete schedule.
Treat yourself to a fun mother and daughter bookgroup discussion. For girls ages 9-12 and their moms/grandmothers/caregivers.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the library! There is a rollicking good time planned for all of your fuzzy friends, and the librarians will be sure to read them a story and tuck them in warmly for the night. Drop your animal off between 6-6:30pm and p
This animated show, great for all ages, will take you on a journey through the galaxy searching for evidence of life as scientists explore the vast Universe asking the question that has sparked curiosity and inspired exploration for generations: "
Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The popular exhibit returns to San Francisco’s beloved greenhouse, transforming its Special Exhibits gallery into a a beautiful
Don’t miss your chance to toboggan down a winter hill, learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School, and explore a natural cranberry bog on Martha’s Vineyard! Experience these activities and many more in the new exhibit Native Voices. Ex
Water to Paper, Paint to Sky features painter, kite maker, and Disney legend Tyrus Wong. Wong’s Eastern influenced paintings caught Disney's eye and became the inspiration for the animated feature Bambi, which changed the way animation a
How do reindeer survive the Arctic winter? What animal produces its own version of antifreeze? And how far do monarch butterflies migrate every year? Find out this holiday season during 'Tis the Season for Science at the California Academy of Scie
Featuring a lively cast of dozens, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns with a sparkling, music-infused production of A Christmas Carol. Bring your family, bring your fr
Produced exclusively for the Museum, this special holiday screening includes classic cartoons, scenes from television Christmas specials, and rarely-seen home movies of Walt and his family. See how Walt celebrated Christmas at the studio, at Di
Experience gingerbread men flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen intricately balancing, icemen sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment December 11-15.
Take a hay ride, listen to some Christmas carols, and stop in many stores for snacks, live music and more! There's something fun and holiday-spirited happening nearly every day this December in Noe Valley! Check the official website to see what is
Westfield’s iconic Dome will come to life each night with a brand-new 3D light show that will showcase the beloved holiday tradition of The Nutcracker in an innovative new format, promising to capture the imagination of young and old.
The evening features the awesome Bernal Jazz Quartet playing seasonal selections, holiday craft making in the children's room, and new this year, a cookie contest and recipe swap with celebrity judges! Bring your best holiday cookies and recipes t
Each year, the two-acre Plaza De Cesar Chavez is transformed into a holiday fantasy with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. Some of the original displays housed in one of the largest exh
Drop by Tree Frog Treks for their Annual Holiday Open House! Meet and greet teachers, staff, and of course their creeping, crawling, slithering co-workers! Bring cookies to share or just drop by to say hello to your favorite animal ambassadors! Th
A great idea to entertain those out-of-town guests! Experience the lights and magic of San Francisco during the holidays aboard a Classic Cable Car. Tours depart from Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm, November 29-Decembe
Visit the library and create beautiful handmade cards to give to friends and family!
Although it never snows in San Francisco, the Hyatt Regency is predicting snowfall in its dramatic atrium lobby. Complementing 300,000 cascading lights and a dramatic 30-foot tree, snow will fall in the hotel's lobby, from Thanksgiving through Dec
Ice skating spells winter fun for the whole family. Here is a list of staff favorites for holiday season skating! Please confirm with the venue, as the rinks can sometimes be closed for private holiday events.
Union Square Holiday Ice R
Press your nose up against Macy’s Holiday Windows, featuring adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA this holiday season. Join the fun for the unveiling on November 22 or come see the furry kitties and pups in the Macy’s windows until Januar
In the Bay Area, you can find a performance of the Nutcracker everywhere you turn. The editors at SFkids have compiled this list to help you sort through the holiday offerings. Take your pick, or catch more than one performance. Make reservations
Bundle up, grab a cocoa, and visit with Santa's favorite reindeers, Belle, Holly, Peppermint, and Velvet from November 24-January 1. Afterwards, head out to the newly re-opened, Elinor Friend Playground.
Climb aboard Santa's express train, sing songs with Santa's friends, and whisper your holiday wishes in Santa's ear! A magical way for the whole family to start the season, this event is sure to sell out. Dates are available daily Monday-Thursday,
Tis the season for photos with Santa! Most shopping centers in and around the city host Santa Claus as early as mid-November. Don’t miss the chance to capture the moment this holiday season.
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Twinkling lights, holiday songs, and festive feelings all around to share with your family on this cheery tour of the city's holiday lights and seasonal displays. So bundle up, bring good cheer, and wonder at the holiday beauty of your city. Speci
Smuin’s sleek and sassy The Christmas Ballet makes its annual return with a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. This enormously popular holiday celebration combines beautiful and classic ballet performances with charming, humor
Visit the Landmark Lobby and see one of the country’s largest sugar castles! Created by Executive Pastry Chef, Jean-Francois Houdré, this marvelous, 12-foot rotating masterpiece. Inspired by a French Chateau from Chef Houdre’s hometown of Bordeaux
No need to travel to Costa Rica to see beauty in bloom. Taking advantage of San Francisco's foggy weather, the SF Botanical Garden is home to hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the world's misty cloud forests. See vibrant salvias, un
Witness butterflies with five-foot wingspans while four-foot long beetles stare you square in the eye. Giant sculptures, each showcasing the beauty hidden within the mini-beasts of the natural world, allow you to see intricate details not visible
Go behind the scenes to learn about the history of Steinhart Aquarium and how biologists care for the 38,000 animals—butterflies, fish, penguins, even an albino alligator—that live in the building on an hour-long exclusive aquarium tour. Tours are
Add a little extra fun to your visit to the California Academy of Sciences and check out these daily ongoing events: Penguin Feedings, Sssnake Encounters, Swamp Talks, and Coral Reef Dives! All programs are free with admission and take place every
From afterschool homework help to chess clubs to preschool movie dates, your local library branch has a lot to offer. Check the SFPL website for your branch and browse their current offerings. These programs are always free, always fun, and often
Discover where sounds collide and create spontaneous compositions in the new Kanbar Forum. Designed by San Francisco composers, this exhibit is an interactive auditory experience for all ages.
In Comfort Zone, museum visitors will have an opportunity to step into a hyper real, virtual world where their actions and choices will affect their surroundings. It’s like stepping into a video game!
The San Francisco Recreation and Parks program offers something for wee ones almost every day! Check the website for a full listing of playgroups, tot classes, and toddler and baby-safe play gyms around the city. Play spaces and classes are open m
Parents for Public Schools will help you understand your child’s elementary school options and navigate through the enrollment processes. This workshop is for Spanish-speaking families. Register online at ppssf.org or call 415.861.7077. Co-sponsor
Children and their caregivers create new friendships and reconnect, in a warm and supportive environment. Young children gain social, emotional, and cognitive skills, while caregivers get to know their neighbors and the resources available to help
Enjoy play, stories, movement and songs with your child or infant in an irresistible playroom. Create new friendships with other parents and children, and get support from Parent Educators. For ages 4 and under. Play times are Monday morning, Tues
Early Birdles is a hands-on play-based workshop designed to build creative confidence in children ages 5 and under. In addition to independent exploration, each hour-long workshop includes movement, live music, and collaborative storytelling. Ever
Is the weather outside frightful? Take your shortie (kids must be under 48 inches tall to play) down the road to San Bruno. Drop-in play is available daily at this fab indoor playspace! Mondays through Saturdays, 10am-9pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm.
Explore the full range of collisions, from subatomic particles to the largest galaxies. Travel to the past, present, and future to witness the creation of our Moon, the meteorite impact that ended the Age of Dinosaurs, and the titanic merging of
Now through February 23, discover the science behind the Star Wars films and explore rare treasures from the Lucasfilm Archives including more than 80 authentic costumes and props from Darth Vader, Yoda, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, and other favorite
Be a cheap skate with the family! Yerba Buena Ice offers no skate rental fee each Wednesday night, excluding holidays.
Moms, dads, and nannies can partner-up with their little yogis ages 2 to 5 years, and put some Zen back into their family’s hectic schedule at Thriveability's Cuties and Me yoga class every Wednesday and Saturday morning.
Learn to juggle, walk a tight rope, ride a unicycle and more at Circus Center's free circus days, most Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm-7:45pm. No experience is needed, just an open heart and a willingness to be a kid again! Arrive early,
Stroller Strides meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in various parks around San Francisco. Please check the website for a complete schedule. SFkids Tip: The first class is free!
Bookshop West Portal offers a weekly reading event for babies and toddlers, featuring interactive songs and fingerplays. Led by a former nursery school teacher, mother of three, and grandmother of two.
Ever wanted to dive deep into the true history of North Beach? Or get a good workout on a guided San Francisco stairway walk? From the Sunset to the Embarcadero, San Francisco City Guides has a free tour for everyone! Tours are led by volunteers w