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Sunday, 10/28/2012
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Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Arts & Crafts

Learn to make your own animation with museum visiting artists UrumaDelvi. UrumaDelvi is an award-winning animation team that has created hundreds of short films and many lovable characters. As visiting artists with the Children’s Creativity Museum ...more»

Ages: 6-12, Teens
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 12:00 PM -4:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free with general admission
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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Arts & Crafts

Designed in partnership with TinkerLab, these hands-on workshops inspire children ages 3-12 to imagine, create, and share using a variety of materials and recycled objects. Workshop programming is designed to spark the imagination, introduce innov ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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Arts & Crafts

Families can experience a new adventure in art-making every Sunday at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. The hands-on fun inspires children to learn more about the exhibits on display in the galleries.

 

Ages: 0-5, 6-12
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
Memo: Between Third and Fourth Streets
Cost: Adult paid admission required; children are free
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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Arts & Crafts

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
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Memo: 
Cost: $8 per child
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Arts & Crafts

Families with children ages 4 to 8 are invited to make nature-themed crafts every Sunday. Space is limited. Check lobby for location and weekly themes.

 

Ages: 4-8
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 11:00 AM -12:30 PM
Memo: In Golden Gate Park
Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
Inner Richmond/Presidio Heights (94118)
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Arts & Crafts

The Children's Creativity Museum hosts claymation workshops for children ages 5+ every Saturday and Sunday in their Animation Studio. Once they’ve imagined a character and discovered the best techniques to create it, kids can learn basic elements ...more»

Ages: 6-12, Teens
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free with general admission
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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Entertainment

Join the celebration as 65 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. You'll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donal ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
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Memo: 
Cost: $15 and up
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Entertainment

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 ...more»

Ages: Family, 7-18+
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 11:00 AM -4:00 PM
Memo: In the Berkeley Marina
Cost: Free for 4 or fewer children accompanied by adults
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Entertainment

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.

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
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Memo: Center Stage
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
North Beach/Telegraph Hill (94133)
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Entertainment

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!

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 11:00 AM -4:00 PM
Memo: In the Presidio
Cost: Free admission; food for purchase.
Neighborhood:
Presidio (94129)
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Holiday Events

In celebration of the special exhibition Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation, the Museum will be screening the 1993 Disney stop motion musical fantasy film by producer and co-writer Tim Burton. Friday, October 26 throug ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 
Memo: In the Presidio
Cost: Free with museum admission.
Neighborhood:
Presidio (94129)
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Holiday Events

Get your spooky-style on during Boo at the Zoo! This “not-so-scary” Halloween festival features family-fun entertainment all day long, trick-or-treat stations throughout the Zoo and the return of the Hay Maze. Plus, don’t miss the popular Pumpkin ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
Lake Merced/Stonestown (94132)
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Holiday Events

Bring-Your-Own-Pumpkin! Pumpkin carving kits and tools, including tools for older children, will be provided. Parents/guardians must stay and assist smaller children.

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 2:00 PM -4:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Twin Peaks/Diamond Heights/Glen Park (94131)
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Holiday Events

Get ready for some trick-or-treating—aquarium style! From October 27 to October 31, kids in costume receive free admission into the Aquarium. Candy cauldrons and freaky fish scavenger hunts make for special treats, and, at 1pm each day, divers wil ...more»

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Date: 10/28/2012
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Memo: Pier 39
Cost: Free with paid admission; kids in costume free
Neighborhood:
North Beach/Telegraph Hill (94133)
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Holiday Events

Come out to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom operating days in October to experience gentle scares and kid-friendly fun by day, haunted coasters and hair-raising scares by night! Terrifying attractions and zombie zones, combined with our thrilling ride ...more»

Ages: 6-12, Teens
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 12:00 PM -10:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Varies - see website
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Holiday Events

Tour the rambling, mysterious Winchester mansion at night with only the moonlight, a souvenir flashlight, and your imagination to provide illumination through the bewildering maze of rooms and stairways. For Halloween, special entertainment and tr ...more»

Ages: 6-12, Teens
Date: 10/28/2012
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Cost: $45
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Holiday Events

Trick-or-Treat every weekend in October at Gilroy Gardens! Plus take in the sights and sounds of a truly spooky park. Only children in costumes, please. No adults in costumes.

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
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Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Holiday Events

Take part in a San Francisco tradition! It's the 12th Annual Halloween Costume Walk, featuring interactive performances and games for kids. Hosted by The Unique Derique, and featuring live music, the parade is for children under ten and their fami ...more»

Ages: 0-9
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 12:00 PM -2:30 PM
Memo: Children's Garden, near the Children's Creativity Museum
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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Holiday Events

Prance in your costumes at Seesaw's 3rd annual kids' Halloween Parade! Families can enjoy snacks, play, lounging and trick or treating at the hayes valley boutiques. Start parading at 3:30pm from Seesaw. From 3 - 5 pm, seesaw will be open for pl ...more»

Ages: 0-5, 6-12, Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Civic Center/Tenderloin (94102)
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Holiday Events

Are you ready to to hear some macabre San Francisco history while you learn all about ghosts and ghost-hunting in Haight-Ashbury? Halloween week tours fill up quickly so book now! Parental discretion advised for this spooky tour.

Ages: 6-12, Teens
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Memo: In front of Coffee for the People
Cost: $20
Neighborhood:
Haight Ashbury/Panhandle/Hayes Valley (94117)
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Holiday Events

Hill Babies hosts family-friendly hikes for folks with little kids. This one will be a mellow walk, downhill, traveling through gardens and pollinator's corridors, culminating at the exciting, fun, and free Haunted Harvest Festival!

When y ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Vistacion Valley/Portola (94134)
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Holiday Events

Bring the entire family for a shockingly good time. Enjoy a thrilling magic show along with games, prizes and special craft dec-horror-ating. Join Mad Science of Mt. Diablo in making super slippery slime to take home just in time for the big night ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Lake Merced/Stonestown (94132)
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Holiday Events

Children's musician Charity Kahn serves up handmade music and dance outside under the open skies at Park Chalet! Hullabaloo will also join the stage to share their new children's album. Costumes are encouraged!

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 3:00 PM
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Cost: Free to watch the show; food and drink for sale.
Neighborhood:
Outer Richmond (94121)
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Holiday Events

Children and their families are invited to come in costume and explore the Richmond District Neighborhood Center, transformed into a haunted wonderland complete with games, attractions, fortune teller, and bake sales. Visit the spooky-but-not-scar ...more»

Ages: 0-5, 6-12, Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 12:30 PM -3:30 PM
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Outer Richmond (94121)
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Holiday Events

Big kids will shiver their timbers at this spooky haunted house theme park! The fright takes place weekends in October, plus Halloween night. 

Ages: 6-12, Teens
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 7:00 PM
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Cost: $10-$70
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Holiday Events

Everyone is invited for good old-fashioned fun at the a Spooktacular Halloween Party & Trick or Treat  at the Japan Center Malls! Come in costume to this free celebration. Both young and old are invited to experience a safe Halloween celebration i ...more»

Ages: 0-5, 6-12
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 12:00 PM -4:00 PM
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Western Addition/Pacific Heights (94115)
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What links a Vampire squid, Goblin shark and Northern Elephant seal? Find out at The Marine Mammal Center's first-ever Halloween Open House!

Featuring: • Their popular Creatures of the Deep classroom presentations at 10:30am, 12pm and 2pm. ...more»

Ages: 6-12
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Memo: Marin Headlands
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Holiday Events

The Ferry Building Marketplace celebrates its annual Harvest Festival October 27-28. In addition to the bountiful Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and the traditional Farmers Talk and Cooking Demo - there is a cornucopia of free family events, ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Embarcadero (94111)
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Holiday Events

The Ferry Building Marketplace celebrates its annual Harvest Festival October 27-28. In addition to the bountiful Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and the traditional Farmers Talk and Cooking Demo - there is a cornucopia of free family events, ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Embarcadero (94111)
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Holiday Events

Planning ahead for a special place in San Francisco to take your little costumed creatures on Halloween? Here are some top picks for a family Trick-or-Treat adventure in the City:

  • Potrero Hill merchants on 18th Street , beginnin ...more»
Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Nature & Animals

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 11:00 AM
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Cost: $7 per person
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Nature & Animals

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! Show themes will vary so you can learn something new ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
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Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Ongoing Events

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Parent Resources

Tune in to 96.5 (KOIT) every Sunday morning for some positive parenting with Mr. Dad! Armin Brott, a nationally recognized parenting expert, is known worldwide as Mr. Dad. He is the leading author of books on fatherhood, which have sold millions o ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 8:00 AM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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PlayDates

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.

Ages: 0-5, 6-12
Date: 10/28/2012
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Memo: The Shops of Tanforan
Cost: $10 per child; $9 per sibling
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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School Events

The Claire Lilienthal PTA presents the 3rd Annual Howlin' Moon 5K and Kid's Fun Run/Walk. The course starts/ finishes opposite the St. Francis Yacht Club, and runs along Crissy Field. Medals will be awarded for many different categories and specia ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 9:00 AM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Marina/Cow Hollow (94123)
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School Events

Visit Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 community school for the annual Kermes School Carnival. There will be plenty of games, food, music and activities for the kids. There will also be a Halloween Parade. Everyone is welcome! There is also opportun ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 11:00 AM -3:00 PM
Memo: Entrance on Bartlett Street
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Mission/Bernal Heights (94110)
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Science

The Bay Area will come alive with over 100 science & technology activities – lectures, debates, exhibitions, concerts, plays, workshops, and more. This ambitious collaborative public education initiative brings together our leading academic, scien ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Science

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Memo: Pick up a map at Building A
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Marina/Cow Hollow (94123)
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Sports & Fitness

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!

Ages: 0-5, 6-12
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 12:30 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Presidio (94129)
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Stories & Shows

Big kids can enjoy Science Story Adventures every Sunday at 2:30pm, where they explore the natural world through stories, experiments, games, and crafts.

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 2:30 PM
Memo: In Golden Gate Park
Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
Inner Richmond/Presidio Heights (94118)
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Theater
Dancing raccoons, a giant lizard goddess, a scheming waterbug and a wise spider...the people of early Northern California tell their story - and the story of our early history.... Z Space's Word for Word is bringing their unique blend of litera ...more»
Ages: 6-12
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 7:00 PM -9:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: $10 children; $15 Adults
Neighborhood:
Mission/Bernal Heights (94110)
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Theater

Based on the Tolkien classic. All of Bilbo’s great adventures are here, including the discovery of the ring and his great victory over the dragon, Smaug. Staging is brilliant and extraordinarily effective. A must see!

 

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Date: 10/28/2012
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Memo: Fort Mason Center, Building C, Room 300
Cost: $7 children; $10 adults
Neighborhood:
Marina/Cow Hollow (94123)
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Theater

Treat yourself to this Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a crazy family in the 1930s. 

Showtimes: Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm; Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm; Saturday, October 27 at 7:30pm; Sunday, October 28 at 2pm.

 

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Ages: 6-12, Teens, Family
Date: 10/28/2012
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Cost: $8 at the door
Neighborhood:
Lake Merced/Stonestown (94132)
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Tours

Learn more about Chinatown on this unique, non-touristy tour! Chinatown Alleyway Tours is a not-for-profit, youth-run and youth-led program sponsored by the Adopt-An-Alleyway Youth Project, which is under the Chinatown Community Development Center ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: $18; $5 for 6-9, $12 for 10-17, under 5 free
Neighborhood:
Chinatown/Union Square (94108)
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Tours

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Tours

San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden is a true gem. Learn about the important culture, history, politics and plants of this public garden. Stroll through the oldest public Japanese-style garden in the nation as you learn the unique symbolism and hi ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 
Memo: In Golden Gate Park
Cost: Free with paid admission to the gardens
Neighborhood:
Sunset/Golden Gate Park (94122)
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Tours

Explore the incredible Mission neighborhood murals on a cultural and historical walking tour. Tours launch from the Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center each Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 1:30pm. Please call ahead for reservations or to s ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 10/28/2012
Time: 
Memo: 
Cost: $15 general; $5 under 17
Neighborhood:
Mission/Bernal Heights (94110)
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