The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, will launch the Free Muni for Youth Pilot Program March 1, 2013. This program will provide low and moderate income students in San Francisco free access to Muni for a 16-month
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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 Monda
Drop-in art classes are available Monday-Friday and on Sundays at the San Francisco Children’s Art Center. Side by Side, Just for Twos, Art Studio classes offer age-appropriate, open-ended art projects in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture
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 weekly theme by visiting the website. The studio is open 10am-3pm on Wednesdays through Fridays for children ages 18 months t
Join the Museum of Craft and Design for an afternoon of making art! Learn to make a fun and simple bookmark by folding paper into origami. Make and take a few for each of your library books.
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library hosts Steps Sales located at the Larkin Street entrance of the Main Library each Wednesday from April through October. All proceeds from Steps Sales go to benefit the San Francisco Public Library. All b
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.
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.
Kids can drop in for rides, games and climbing at this great rainy day hangout in Daly City! Drop-in playtimes are Tuesdays through Fridays. Please call ahead if planning on a Friday afternoon playtime, as sometimes the venue is booked for a birth
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
Add a little extra fun to your visit to the California Academy of Sciences and check out these dail y ongoing events: Penguin Feedings, Swamp Talks, and Coral Reef Dives! All programs are free with admission and take place every day that the Acade
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
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
The Village Well playgroups provide a variety of wonderful toys and activities that are age and developmentally appropriate for little ones up to age 4. Music circle and story time are a daily feature as well as a healthy children’s snack and fres
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.
The SFSU Observatory houses four telescopes and is open to the public each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night, weather permitting, except for holidays and school closings. Please dress warmly as the observatory can be quite chilly.
Be a cheap skate with the family! Yerba Buena Ice offers no skate rental fee each Wednesday night, excluding holidays.
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.
Anhvu from WritersCorps continues to lead fun and chill creative workshops. Expect arts and crafts like spray painting, bookmaking, altered t-shirts, recycled crafts, and surprise activities.
This workshop will help you develop and share your writing with a supportive group led by WritersCorps. Participants will play with form, performance, and other arts to engage your creative self. All levels of writers welcome! Open to teen writers
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