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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
Celebrate the end of the year with fun classes that will have adults and kids teaming up to create their own cartoons at the Cartoon Art Museum! These classes will take place over the winter holiday break on December 27, 2012 and January 3, 2013,
Legos for architects, engineers and artists of the future. Monthly program for ages 5-12 years. Parents & caregivers are welcome to build with their child.
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.
MCM is a non-profit, outdoor marketplace with local businesses, a farmers market and after-school programs. Every Thursday MCM celebrates the Mission’s diversity with delicious street foods, local music, dance and crafts. Revenues and donations tr
Land ho! Get ready to jump ship into San Francisco’s rowdy past as the Conservatory of Flowers presents a garden railway display celebrating San Francisco’s gold rush Boomtown days and its infamous Barbary Coast neighborhood. In an enchanting disp
The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, the first major United States exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983), whose beloved children’s bo
Treat the family to a classic Disney film this December! Screens daily in the month of December, except Tuesdays and December 5 and 8.
These animated shorts use pixilation, stop-motion, hand-drawn, and other animation techniques to capture many different playful situations. Screenings begin at Noon, 2pm, and 4pm; December 26-30.
Free movies at the library! Featuring the holiday family favorite, Elf!
How do reindeer survive the Arctic winter? What animal produces its own version of antifreeze? And how far do monarch butterflies migrate every year? Find out this holiday season during 'Tis the Season for Science at the California Academy of Scie
Produced exclusively for the Museum, this special holiday screening includes classic cartoons, scenes from television Christmas specials, and rarely-seen home movies of Walt and his family. See how Walt celebrated Christmas at the studio, at Di
The Village Project and the Bayview Y present San Francisco’s 7th Annual Kwanzaa, featuring a special celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. This year’s event will again highlight the seven principles of Kwanzaa (Ng
Former Ringling Brothers Clown Boswick is famous for his antics, his playfulness and his hysterics which have delighted children for nearly two decades! Join Boswick at the beautiful SF Playhouse in the heart of San Francisco's Theatre District!
Each year, the two-acre Plaza De Cesar Chavez is transformed into a holiday fantasy with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. Some of the original displays housed in one of the largest exh
Frisco Fred's "Holiday Magic and More" features a madcap mix of clean entertainment for the entire family - magic, juggling & crazy stunts - up close and live, the way they should be. For this special Thanksgiving-to-New Years engagement, Fred has
Be inspired at the Asian Art Museum and express your creative side. Use traditional and not-so-traditional art materials to create an artwork to take home!
Experience the lights and magic of San Francisco during the holidays aboard a Classic Cable Car. Tours depart from Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Limited tours available on December 24 & 25. Complimentary Santa hats p
Although it never snows in San Francisco, the Hyatt Regency is predicting snowfall in its dramatic atrium lobby. Complementing 300,000 cascading lights and a dramatic 30-foot tree, snow will fall three times a day in the hotel's lobby, from Novemb
Ice skating spells winter fun for the whole family. Here is a list of staff favorites for holiday season skating! Please confirm with the venue, as the rinks can sometimes be closed for private holiday events.
Union Square Holiday Ice R
In the Bay Area, you can find a performance of the Nutcracker everywhere you turn. The editors at SFkids have compiled this list to help you sort through the holiday offerings. Take your pick, or catch more than one performance. Make reservations
Santa is sending four favorite reindeer, Belle, Holly, Peppermint, and Velvet to spread holiday cheer to Bay Area children of all ages. Until January 1, these majestic animals will be on display at the Zoo to teach about how and where they live in
'Tis the season to enjoy the San Francisco Zoo at night under magical holiday lights. Come take a moonlight meander through the Zoo as it sparkles with cheer: See the reindeer romp, enjoy hot apple cider and cocoa at the Leaping Lemur Cafe, party
Visit the Landmark Lobby and see one of the country’s largest sugar castles! Created by Executive Pastry Chef, Jean-Francois Houdré, this marvelous, 12-foot rotating masterpiece grows larger and more spectacular each year. Inspired by a French Cha
The 14th Annual Christmas Fantasy experience at Tilden Park features an
extensive array of outdoor holiday light displays and decorations covering the merry go round and surrounding grounds. See sparkling Christmas trees with themes ranging
For children newborn to 4 years old. This entertaining music program stimulates a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, language, and physical development by incorporating vocal development, movement, listening and expression. Children experience
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
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
The first few months when a child enters your life are both exhausting and exhilarating, full of overwhelming joys and daunting challenges. This is an important time to connect with new mothers, share your thoughts and feelings, trade strategies,
Children can crawl, climb, creep, scoot, swing, and slide on mats and tunnels. No reservations needed. Just drop by every Tuesday and Thursday.
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.
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
The Mini Program features beginner gymnastics positions like pike, tuck and candlestick as well as obstacles, games and toys for ages 2-6 years old. Children will have fun with games, pre-gymnastics, beginning sports skills, strength and manipulat
Stroller Strides meets daily except for Sundays in various parks around San Francisco. Please check the website for a complete schedule. SFkids Tip: The first class is free!
Get a free book! Just swap the library a review! Here’s how it works: At the beginning of the month, the Teen Librarian will bring out several books (new titles, old titles, and titles that have not been published yet) and allow teens the chance
his is a Graphic Novel/Comics/Manga program for teens to review new and upcoming titles that may (or may not) go on the library shelves. Drop in and give your two cents on the latest graphic novel titles nominated for the national "2013 Great Grap
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