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Join us in The Museum’s new Zim Zoom Family Room for building games. Inspired by our exhibition To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History, this series of collaborative building games and challenges are led by local artists and architects. Designed for
DIY workshop programming is designed to spark the imagination, introduce innovative tools and methods, and encourage visitors to take creative risks and try new things. DIY Studios are drop-in and require no additional payment or registration. Ple
Kids are invited every Saturday and Sunday to drop in and discover their creative side with an open studio forum, led by artists, animators, and creators of all kinds and with a different theme each month.
The screen printing youth program provides the space and instruction to enhance a young person’s creativity in providing elements of the real-world in a multi-media design workshop environment. Up to 8 people may print at any given time in the Gr
This Passover the Contemporary Jewish Museum is offering six days of free admission from April 17 through April 22. Bring the family and celebrate!
Browse for bargains 250,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media. All books are $3 or less and all books remaining on Sunday are $1 or less. The Big Book Sale is free and open to the public and all proceeds benefit the
America's Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates in 2013:
Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as an "off-leash" play area for kids, the Adventure Playground offers children a chance to play and build creatively. Come climb on the many unusual kid-built forts, boats, and towers. Ride the zip l
Visit the Asian Art Museum on the first and third Sunday of each month for family tours, art activities, performances and more. See the museum calendar for details on today's events!
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.
Hit the Main Post Lawn in the Presidio on Sunday afternoons for the world's best picnic! Featuring food trucks from Off the Grid and entertainment for families. Bring a blanket and a hungry belly!
San Francisco Magic Show stars Las Vegas magician Timothy Noonan. This amazing magic show is the perfect blend of clean, family-friendly, “laugh-out-loud” magic and comedy, making it the perfect way to spend part of your afternoon on historic Pier
Come get to know other 9-12 year old girls and their moms at this monthly book club at Books Inc. Laurel Village. Named after their first selection, The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy, this club meets the third Sunday of each month from 1-2 pm.
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
Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations as the carnivores return to the Conservatory of Flowers in a new exhibit. Enter a swampy paradise for hundreds of meat-eating plants, and get a bug’s eye view of these
Known as the Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco, this celebration pairs wacky and wonderful with a kid-tastic carnival that everyone will enjoy. Be sure to stick around for the ever-so-popular Easter Bonnet Contest which is judged from 11:15am
The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is one of California's most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 150,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the dive
Warm up your vocal chords, Frozen-atics. It’s time to join Anna and Elsa in song and “Let It Go” with your kindred spirits. Sing along to the words of the Academy Award-Nominated film, accompanied by on-screen lyrics with a bouncing snowflake to f
Head out early to get a good spot for the Annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race! This adults-only street race is tons of fun for kids to watch. The race starts at 4pm but parking is scarce and there are no bathrooms. Arrive early and prepared for t
Come meet Fairyland's own bunny stars and spend time with Critters By The Bay's walk around bunny characters. Featuring puppet shows, arts & crafts, plus all of the excitement for little ones that you can always find at Fairyland. The fun takes pl
Enjoy a family breakfast on Easter Sunday! Tickets are just $15 and children 8 years and under eat free.Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes (blueberry, chocolate chip, or plain), bacon, sausage, eggs (any style), hash browns, toast, fresh
Hop aboard the Roaring Camp Eggspress for the Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt on Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20. Kiddies hunt for lots of chocolate candy eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny in a redwood forest. This event takes place on the redwood forest
The Zoo is mixing things up this Easter weekend with a full-on Earth Day Celebration Saturday and Sunday. Open your baskets, eat those chocolate bunnies, then head over to the Zoo. Here's what's in store...
Celebrate a tradition of spreading joy and raising heck with the Sisters in Dolores Park. The Sisters will host their traditional events like Children's Easter and the Bonnet Contest. It promises to be a huge celebration of joy, indulgence, commun
Everyone, young or old, experienced or still learning, is welcome to learn about gardening at the Alemany Farm community workdays held from noon to 5pm, every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, plus all the Saturdays in-between.
Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villa’s farm and educational garden. Tours take place most Saturdays and Sundays 11am and 1pm, but please confirm direc
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
Each weekend, the Aquarium will be celebrating a differe
Bring the kids out every Sunday for free classes and activities in the Learning Garden! Events include gardening, crafts, live bugs, tours of the Garden, and more.
Join the fun at the Library at the San Francisco Botanical Garden on the first and third Sunday of every month for a story time reading from one of the Library's many plant-, flower-, and nature-themed children's books. Story time starts at 10:30a
Are you an animal fanatic? Can't get enough facts on critters furry or feathered? Then come CuriOdyssey and learn facts about their non-releasable animals, endangered species, or majestic birds! Wildlife Shows are "wildly" popular! Although the l
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
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.
The fun i
Learn basic electronics while creating kinetic sculptures! Participants will build objects that move, light up and make sounds, demonstrating how batteries, LEDs, motors and switches work together in simple circuits. Registration required. Ages 6-
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
Coca-Cola Fan Lot is a family attraction that celebrates Giants baseball and the fun of a game by allowing fans to feel what it's like to run the bases, play the game, and enjoy the timeless icons of baseball. Fans can visit at no charge for ticke
Enjoy an Easter race with some challenging hills and beautiful scenery in a mostly unknown corner of San Francisco. Also, free 1/2 Mile Kids Run for all children ages 12 & under - starts at 9:45am, same location.
Drop-in yoga for the whole family! Come at 9:30am for ages 5 and under, or 10:30 for kids ages 6 and up. Please confirm details and holiday cancellations directly with the studio.
Sports Basement offers free yoga for little ones every Sunday. Bring your kids out to the Presidio location for 45 minutes of downward dog fun!
The Asian Art Museum Storytellers bring the galleries to life with the myths and folktales of Asia. Storytime takes place every Sunday at 1pm.
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
Kids Tours provide children and parents the tools and vocabulary to look at and talk about art. Explore the galleries with a docent on a search for artwork with amazing animals, creepy creatures and beautiful beings.
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