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Sunday, 4/20/2014
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Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Arts & Crafts

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 11:30 AM -12:15 PM
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Cost: $5 general, 18 and younger Free
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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Arts & Crafts

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
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Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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Arts & Crafts

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. 

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 1:00 PM -4:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free with admission
Neighborhood:
Presidio (94129)
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Arts & Crafts

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 ...more»

Ages: Teens, 8-17
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 12:00 PM -5:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: $20 + materials
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Bargains & Sales

This Passover the Contemporary Jewish Museum is offering six days of free admission from April 17 through April 22. Bring the family and celebrate!

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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Bargains & Sales

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:00 AM -6:00 PM
Memo: Festival Pavillion
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Marina/Cow Hollow (94123)
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Bargains & Sales

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:

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 
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Cost: FREE
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: 04/20/2014
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

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! 

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:30 AM -2:30 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free for children; regular adult admission
Neighborhood:
Civic Center/Tenderloin (94102)
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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: 04/20/2014
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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: 04/20/2014
Time: 11:00 AM -4:00 PM
Memo: In the Presidio
Cost: Free admission; food for purchase.
Neighborhood:
Presidio (94129)
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Entertainment

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 ...more»

Ages: 
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 2:00 PM -3:00 PM
Memo: At Pier 39
Cost: $15 kids; $25 adults
Neighborhood:
North Beach/Telegraph Hill (94133)
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Entertainment

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. ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Inner Richmond/Presidio Heights (94118)
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Exhibits

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 ...more»

Ages: 0-5, 6-12
Date: 04/20/2014
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Cost: Free with museum admission.
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Exhibits

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Memo: Golden Gate Park
Cost: $8 and under
Neighborhood:
Sunset/Golden Gate Park (94122)
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Festivals

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Marina/Cow Hollow (94123)
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Festivals

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Western Addition/Pacific Heights (94115)
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Films

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: $16 adults; $10 children
Neighborhood:
Castro/Eureka/Noe Valley (94114)
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Holiday Events

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 4:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Potrero Hill/China Basin (94107)
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Holiday Events

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: $8 per person
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Holiday Events

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 8:00 AM -11:30 AM
Memo: 
Cost: $15 adults; free for children
Neighborhood:
Chinatown/Union Square (94108)
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Holiday Events

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 11:00 AM
Memo: 
Cost: $24 adults; $17 children; $8 parking
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Holiday Events

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...

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 11:00 AM -3:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
Lake Merced/Stonestown (94132)
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Holiday Events

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Memo: In Golden Gate Park
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Mission/Bernal Heights (94110)
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Nature & Animals

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.

 

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Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 12:00 PM -5:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Mission/Bernal Heights (94110)
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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: 04/20/2014
Time: 11:00 AM
Memo: 
Cost: $10 per person
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Nature & Animals

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free admission, donations welcome
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Nature & Animals
Find out which predators rule the food chain during Predation Celebration at Aquarium of the Bay. From April 12-27, you can explore the most formidable predators of the Bay Area.

Each weekend, the Aquarium will be celebrating a differe ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
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Memo: At Pier 39
Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
North Beach/Telegraph Hill (94133)
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Nature & Animals

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.
 

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Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 12:30 PM -2:30 PM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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Nature & Animals

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Memo: Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture (inside Main Gate before Admissions Kiosk)
Cost: Storytime is free; Garden free for SF residents
Neighborhood:
Sunset/Golden Gate Park (94122)
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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! Wildlife Shows are "wildly" popular! Although the l ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 
Memo: 
Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Ongoing Events

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
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Memo: In Golden Gate Park
Cost: Free with paid admission
Neighborhood:
Inner Richmond/Presidio Heights (94118)
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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: 04/20/2014
Time: 
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: 04/20/2014
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Memo: The Shops of Tanforan
Cost: $10 per child; $9 per sibling
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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PlayDates

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 ...more»

Ages: 0-5
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 
Memo: 
Cost: $12-$15 drop-in; passes available
Neighborhood:
Western Addition/Pacific Heights (94115)
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Science
In this dynamic series, Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman covers different aspects of physics, including sound, color, heat and temperature, and electrostatics. Each hour-long presentation includes hands-on activities and demonstrations. ...more»
Ages: 6-12, Teens, Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 2:00 PM -3:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free with admission of $19-$25
Neighborhood:
Embarcadero (94111)
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Science

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- ...more»

Ages: 6-12
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free with museum admission.
Neighborhood:
South of Market (94103)
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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: 04/20/2014
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

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 ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Ticket required for home games; FREE on away games
Neighborhood:
Potrero Hill/China Basin (94107)
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Sports & Fitness

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. 

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 9:00 AM
Memo: 
Cost: Free for kids 10 and under; fee for adults
Neighborhood:
Inner Richmond/Presidio Heights (94118)
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Sports & Fitness

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.

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 9:30 AM
Memo: 
Cost: $20 drop-in, $5 for each additional
Neighborhood:
Presidio (94129)
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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: 04/20/2014
Time: 12:30 PM -1:15 PM
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
Presidio (94129)
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Stories & Shows

The Asian Art Museum Storytellers bring the galleries to life with the myths and folktales of Asia. Storytime takes place every Sunday at 1pm.

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free with paid admission; kids are always free
Neighborhood:
Civic Center/Tenderloin (94102)
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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: 04/20/2014
Time: 
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Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
City Wide
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Tours
Over the last 160 years, industrial and recreational uses changed the environment of San Francisco`s northern waterfront. Stroll with a Park Ranger to discover the history of this vibrant area on a walking tour through the Aquatic Park Historic ...more»
Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Memo: 
Cost: FREE
Neighborhood:
North Beach/Telegraph Hill (94133)
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Tours

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.

Suggested for families ...more»

Ages: Family
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 11:30 AM -12:00 PM
Memo: 
Cost: Free for children; regular adult admission
Neighborhood:
Civic Center/Tenderloin (94102)
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