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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
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
Saturday afternoon cartooning classes meet several Saturdays a month at the Cartoon Art Musuem. Students learn a wide variety of skills in each class, with subjects ranging from character design to story-boarding to creating their own mini-comics.
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
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 earth-friendly keepsakes with Cindy Ann Ganaden, artist/illustrator and author of Just Us Girls: 48 Creative Art Projects for Mothers and Daughters. (Drop-in)
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
Make Stuff Mondays! Create collage, painting, drawing, dioramas, Legos, toys, dolls, vehicles, crafts and who knows what else! For ages 4-12.
Save the wear and tear on your wallet and bring the whole family to celebrate Pi Day at the Exploratorium. It's free! The Exploratorium's upcoming free days are as follows:
Please visit website for detail
Did you know that in addition to its regularly scheduled free admission days, that the California Academy of Sciences offers free admission throughout the year to residents of select San Francisco neighborhoods? This week residents of zip codes 94
The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories.
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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.
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
Treat yourself to a fun mother and daughter bookgroup discussion. For girls ages 9-12 and their moms/grandmothers/caregivers. Please call ahead to find out the book of the month!
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
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
Little ones love this peaceful park, full of rides, puppet shows, and live entertaimnent. Check the website for special performances and holiday themes. Winter 2014 Hours: Open Friday through Sunday, January 10 – March 30.
Sing along to on-screen lyrics as John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and a star-studded cast sing and dance their way into our hearts in this 35th anniversary release of Grease. Since it’s Purim Eve, don those pink jackets, grease up your hair and
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
Baby Loves Disco comes to the Zoo. Enjoy an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real DJs blending classic disco tunes From the ’70s and ’80s with today’s hottest dance tunes. It’s guaranteed to get little booties moving an
Join Supervisor Scott Wiener, SF Rec and Park GM Phil Ginsburg, the Glen Park Association and park advocates for the opening celebration of the newly renovated Glen Canyon Park Playground. For decades, locals have enjoyed the beautiful natural lan
Learn about California’s own rain forest…its forests of coastal redwoods. Roaring Camp Railroad is offering weekend excursions of the Rain Forest by rail January 4 to March 30. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just a few miles from the ocean, t
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
It's time to fold and fly! The library will have plenty of paper and how-to manuals on hand.
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!
Test your luck with a Mystery Box and create a solution for a special St. Patrick’s themed challenge.
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.
Featuring over 100 original illustrations and works on paper highlighting Lobel's detailed illustration technique and warm, funny tales of love and friendship, mostly among animal friends. This exhibit runs through March 23.
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
Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The popular exhibit returns to San Francisco’s beloved greenhouse, transforming its Special Exhibits gallery into a a beautiful
The Community Clean Team and Giant Sweep are back for 2014 and they need your help to keep our city clean, green, and beautiful. Show your love for San Francisco and join the 40,000 people who already have volunteered over the past 13 years by pa
In celebration of Arbor Week, San Francisco Public Works is hosting an annual family-friendly eco fair, where visitors can build a planter and plant herbs and flowers; take a ride up in the sky in a bucket truck; pet goats; play carnival games; le
The San Francisco Unified School District proudly presents the SFUSD Arts Festival; a celebration of student creativity in visual, literary, media and performing arts hosted by the Asian Art Museum. For the past 28 years this unique San Francisco
Treat your kids to this dreams-come-true, animated fairytale with memorable music and unforgettable characters! Shows start at 1pm and 4pm, daily except for Tuesdays and March 1, 8, and 15. See museum calendar for details.
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The Oscar winning star of West Side Story Rita Moreno- Anita herself- takes center stage at the Castro to introduce this very special sing-along to the all time musical classic. Hosted by SF beloved comic Marga Gomez, this presentation fe
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Famous for its sublimely convincing special effects--and effortless charm--this Disney film is full of Irish magic, fiddling leprechauns, near-death experiences, and three wishes, or more. A wily old teller of tall tal
San Francisco goes "green" for a day with the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! The parade starts at 11:30am at Market and 2nd Streets and makes its way to Civic Center Plaza. The colorful festivities surrounding the parade showcase Irish culture t
Come celebrate Purim at Congregation Beth Sholom! The carnival will feature skee ball, a photo booth, carnival games, face painting, and an acrobatics/magic show. Great for kids ages 2-12. Tickets are $25/family and can be bought at the door.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Java Beach-United Irish Cultural Center's Annual Green-Fest Block Party! Featuring Irish bands, Irish dancing, face painting, and more!
Get yer green on and celebrate this fun holiday in a terrific playspace!
Get ready for some St. Patrick’s Day fun and enjoy music, dance, art, and yoga classes. Please call ahead to reserve your spot!
Both fun and educational, SFJAZZ Family Matinees provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz. These affordably priced family-friendly concerts are a great way for you to pass your love of jazz onto the next generation. Bring the kids, th
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
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
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
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.
You are invited to join the Wild Equity Institute for a leisurely stroll through Mori Point in search of the two of the most imperiled species on the San Francisco Peninsula: the San Francisco Garter Snake and the California Red-legged Frog. Learn
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.
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
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
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