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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
Celebrate the holiday with fun and games that are much more delightful than frightful! Come in costume and enjoy a spooktacular extravaganza on October 27-28. And don’t miss the special presentations by the Children’s Theater Program and Storybook
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!
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
Big kids will shiver their timbers at this spooky haunted house theme park! The fright takes place weekends in October, plus Halloween night.
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
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.
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,
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:
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
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
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
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
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 Sundays through Fridays. 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 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
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
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
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
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!
Big kids can enjoy Science Story Adventures every Sunday at 2:30pm, where they explore the natural world through stories, experiments, games, and crafts.
The Asian Art Museum Storytellers bring the galleries to life with the myths and folktales of Asia. Storytime takes place every Sunday at 1pm.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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