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Bike to School Week is a yearly event to celebrate the convenience and joy of biking to school. Individual parents or staff sign up their school and promote biking to school on one day during the week of April, 21-25. Sign up your school today!
Visit the de Young for art and happy hour on Friday evenings! People of all ages can enjoy special programs and entertainment as the entire museum stays open until 8:45pm. The cafe and a no-host cocktail bar are open for dinner and drinks. There a
Build an ant house, make a goofy golf course, and more at Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics! The themes vary each week but clinics are offered on most Saturday mornings. Visit the website to find the latest offering and to reserve your spot! Younger k
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 Tuesd
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
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
Tours of permanent collections and current exhibitions are followed by studio workshops taught by professional artist-teachers. Children 4 to 12 can attend Doing and Viewing Art. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Programs are h
Celebrate our awesome earth with a variety of eco-friendly workshops in the museum's DIY Studio. A new theme and project each Saturday!
The Family Art Program engages the Red Poppy Art House’s surrounding neighborhood, contributing to its vibrancy by offering free programming to the public every Saturday afternoon. An outdoor open forum, the Family Art Program uses the exterior so
Create a self-portrait or a portrait of your favorite animal using felt, embroidered stitching and collage. Taught by artist and designer Joan Herlinger, participants will explore shape, texture, color and line. Snack will be provided. For childre
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.
The Randall Museum offers popular drop-in, hands-on art and science workshops every Saturday! Family ceramics starts at 10:15am and the ongoing art and science workshops are available for drop-in visitors anytime between 10:30am and 4pm. All ages
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
Make Stuff Mondays! Create collage, painting, drawing, dioramas, Legos, toys, dolls, vehicles, crafts and who knows what else! For ages 4-12.
Visit the library for Maker Mondays! During this weekly arts and crafts hour, participants can make various art projects including duct tape hats and roses, custom made buttons and stickers, paper crafts and much more. Ages 8 - 18.
This Passover the Contemporary Jewish Museum is offering six days of free admission from April 17 through April 22. Bring the family and celebrate!
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
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:
Play LAB speech is designed for kids 1 - 4 years of age and parent or caregiver. Led by a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist Play LAB speech encourages vocabulary, language comprehension, and early thinking skills through fun developmental act
Libros Bilingues/Bilingual Books: Mucho Gusto! /Nice to Meet You! An introduction to Spanish language for children (and their English speaking caregivers). Parent Educator Alex May will lead activities designed to help both Spanish and En
Kick up your heels for a Family Dance Night! Learn traditional folk dances and have some fun! The dancing takes place every third Friday evening.
Enjoy a simple dinner and a great family movie every third Friday at the OMI Family Resource Center. RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415-406-1367. Space is limited to the first 50 people and fills quickly. Please call to confirm schedule
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.
Two-dozen food trucks and live music hit Fort Mason every Friday evening for your dining pleasure! There's something for everyone at this roving street celebration.
SFkids Tip: Drop the kids of at the nearby Children's Art Center for for a
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
Ready, set, let’s play! Bring the entire family to one of the Big San Francisco Playdates held at library branches on Saturdays. Featuring activities like simulated sandbox, table tents, stamping tables, packing box tunnels, pop bottle bowling, a
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
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!
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!
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.
Green Stories! Green Smoothies! Green Fun! Celebrate Earth Day and listen to stories about our world. Create and enjoy a healthy smoothie.
Your Community Night Market! Fresh fruits and vegetables, street food, live music and arts. The Mission Community Market is so much more than just a farmers’ market. It is an open-air marketplace made up of farmers, small local businesses, and af
Meet up with friends, celebrate Shabbat and become a part of the action at this popular teen hot spot. Whether it's shooting pool, conversing online or dancing to the latest beats from our top-of-the-line sound system, there's no better place to b
Kathak Yoga is a unique and virtuosic practice requiring the dancer to integrate mind, body and spirit, with the goal of achieving an energy of oneness through the dance. Pandit Das' innovation of Kathak Yoga exemplifies the idea that one does not
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
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
Join us in this annual celebration of our watery planet! Family Fun, Music, Arts Fair, for all ages! Events on land are free to the general public.
* Visit a wide variety of marine animals in the Discovery Aquarium - make friends with anem
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
Celebrate Earth Day at the Civic Center with loads of entertainment and a special Kids Zone. Kids of all ages can participate in art projects and activities throughout the day!
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
Treat your family to a free and fun evening out at the library! In partnership with the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), the library present the movie and PHFSC provides the meal.
Opera newcomers will thrill to the captivating music of this beloved work by Georges Bizet, featuring the alluring but dangerous Gypsy girl Carmen, the Spanish soldier who loves her and the brave bullfighter who wins her heart. Created from San Fr
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
Come decorate eggs and make easter baskets at JAMaROO Kids Studio!
2pm-4pm activities geared for ages 3-7 years.
4pm-6pm activities geared for ages 1-3 years.
Head down to Pacifica for egg hunting fun! This hunt is dividing into age groups to keep the little ones safe!
Easter is April 20! Commemorate the holiday by meeting the Easter Bunny and grabbing a classic holiday photo of your kids at one of these local malls:
Join Mr. Jelly Belly, Wendell and Wendy Bunny for a private brunch, entertainment & Easter treats.Reservations required. Visit the website to save your spot!
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
Hop on over to Ghirardelli Square for a family-friendly Easter Celebration. The first 50 guests will receive chocolate boxes courtesy of Ghirardelli Chocolate. Featuring a 12pm Easter egg hunt in the Plaza, where the first 100 children receive a f
How do you think the Easter Bunny gets around so fast to deliver those eggs? By helicopter of course! And if you think that is fun then stick around and get an egg straight from the bunny and get your face painted by the Magic Princesses. To top i
Spend the morning hunting for eggs and treats, playing games, making art and crafts, dying eggs and listening to music. Local merchants have generously donated prizes and candy as well as healthy snacks, too. The master of ceremonies for the day i
An egg hunt for kids and coffee for grown-ups! Please email ahead of time for details and to RSVP.
Join the fun for an Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn! Please bring your own Easter basket
Bring your kids to this free family festival. Featuring a giant egg hunt, carnival games, giveaways, and jumpy houses!
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
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...
An egg hunt! Carnival rides! Giant inflatables! Arts & crafts! Head out to Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park for tons of family fun. Food available for purchase.
Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, and a giant egg hunt!
Gates open at 11am. Egg Hunt Start Times:
12pm - 2:30 pm: ages 3 & under
1pm: ages 4-6
2pm: ages 7-10
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
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