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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
The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories.
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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.
Featuring over 100 original illustrations and works on paper highlighting Lobel's detailed illustration technique and warm, funny tales of love and friendship, mostly among animal friends. This exhibit runs through March 23.
Super Kids Save the World gives kids (and their parents) the power to go green! Designed with “green” materials and practices, this super exhibit gives kids real super hero training starting with the four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recyc
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
Enjoy a self-guided visit of The Marine Mammal Center’s hospital, research, and education center nestled in the Marin Headlands in Sausalito at any time during their open hours (no reservation is needed). Enjoy viewing seal and sea lion patients a
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
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
This weekly drop-in clinic provides an opportunity to have your baby’s latch assessed, infant weight checks, ask lactation related questions, or just connect with other breastfeeding moms in the area. Please confirm times directly with Sprout.
Now that your baby is eating solid food, this class will help you transition to finger foods, table foods, and advance to three meals a day. The class will also cover milk intake during this transition period and how to prevent picky eating. Both
Learn when and how to introduce solids into your infant's diet, types of food to introduce, milk intake during this transition period, food allergies, and more. Taught by a registered dietitian. Babies are welcome.
A Japanese language support group for new and expecting parents looking to provide their children with an appreciation for Japanese culture and language. Includes a librarian-lead storytime from 1:15-1:45 pm. Suited for children up to 2 years old
Think your little one is ready for potty training? Come to this informative talk led by Aki Raymer of Parenting Paths, to find out how to make the transition to diaper free living! Learn how to tell if your child is developmentally and emotionally
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
This language-immersion class teaches kids French while they sing, read books and nursery rhymes, engage in arts and crafts, movement and music, and games.
9am-10am: ages 18-36 months.
10am-11am: ages 2-5 years.
City College of San Francisco offers free child observation classes every weekday except for major holidays, in many convenient locations around the City. Classes are for parents and their children and arranged by the child's age, starting with in
Toddlers and preschoolers can tumble, bounce, roll, ride, climb, and play, as their parents participate and supervise this indoor program. Activities and games are designed for active minds, bodies and spirits, as well as building friendships and
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.
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.
Join the Klub and enjoy an activity with your child every day of the week. No registration necessary. Simply stop at the Front Desk to buy a KinderKard, good for 10 classes within a four-month period. Or, purchase a drop-in pass.
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Did you know that you can use the Golden Gate Bridge as a thermometer? Or that flags flying at different heights along the San Francisco skyline might double as a wind observatory? The Outdoor Exploratorium features a collection of 20 outdoor inte
Visit the new Zim Zoom Family Room for storytime every Tuesday. Discover the adventures of Arnold Lobel’s animal world including Frog, Toad, Owl, and more! Stories are brought to life with the help of animal puppet friends. Designed for ages 2–5.
Learn to make your own marshmallow catapult using sticks and rubberbands!
Keep your hands toasty warm with your very own pair of stylish handmade gloves. Learn to take a shrunken sweater and make it into a pair of cozy fingerless gloves. Not too handy with a sewing machine? Not to worry! You'll just need a needle and th
If you like poetry, songwriting, short stories, or performing spoken word, this program is perfect for you. Participants will engage in fun, creative writing exercises that will culminate with a word project in the spring. Find your inner voice a
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