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!
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To celebrate Earth Day, please come and help with an annual beach and coastline cleanup at Aquatic Park. No experience necessary. Volunteers will be treated to coffee and doughnuts during the cleanup courtesy of Biscoff Coffee. Volunteers under th
Join the Earth Day Community Clean Team Volunteer event for Districts 4 & 7! You don’t have to live in D4 or D7 to participate and the event is open to all. Sign up as an individual or as a group and simply show up in your work clothes for a great
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
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
ArtSeed invites people of all ages and skill levels to test their creative art-making endurance at its exciting 2014 Art-a-thon. With every hour spent making art, participants will raise funds to support ArtSeed’s education programs. Art-a-thoners
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
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
Learn a little about life at sea and make a maritime craft! The fun takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month. Meet at the entrance to Hyde Street Pier.
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
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 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.
Shop over 300 vendors, eat from your favorite food trucks, play crazy games, DIY, scavenger hunts and more are waiting for you at Treasure Island's monthly meetup for indie design, vintage finds, and family adventures.
Shop over 300 vendors, eat from your favorite food trucks, play crazy games, DIY, scavenger hunts and more are waiting for you at Treasure Island's monthly meetup for indie design, vintage finds, and family adventures, the last Saturday and Sunday
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
Leap into your imagination and swim around in your creativity together! It's a creative writing workshop for moms and their daughters (or aunts and nieces, grandmothers and granddaughters...) Presented by "Take My Word For It!", an innovative crea
Alongside the owner or Crêperie St. Germaine, learn to master batter composition, hone, your crêpe circle technique, practice filling preparations and perfect your presentation.
It's time for Bay Area Dance Week! The fun kicks off on April 25 in Union Square with free live performances at Noon. Visit the website for details on more than 400 free dance events and classes around the Bay Area from April 25-May 4. There's som
Mary Carbonara of Alonzo King LINES Dance Center will teach. Wear comfortable clothing. Ages 3-7.
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
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
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
Joint best-selling San Francisco author Jaimal Yogis for the release of his first children's book, Turtles Don't Surf. Along with a reading, there will be music, snacks, a turtle raffle (not a real one), a book signing (Fear Project <
An early celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Fun-filled activities and displays. Families and children of all ages are welcome.
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
SaveNature.Org invites you to Shake, Rattle & Bowl at the Bowl-the-Planet Party and Silent Auction! Enjoy an evening of unlimited bowling from 5pm -8pm, raffles, gold pin prizes, all–you-can eat pizza and a silent auction on 100+ "family fun" exc
The historic carousel at Yerba Buena is finally re-opening, with free rides and entertainment for everyone! The event is free but RSVP is highly recommened.
San Francisco Coast Guard Appreciation Day will honor the active duty men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard who operate in and around the waters of San Francisco Bay. Everyday they provide safety, security and environmental stewardship, often at g
Have fun learning about letter sounds, numbers, and shapes on this family scavenger hunt. Starts inside the Marina Library, where you pick up your instruction sheet, continues in Moscone Park and finishes on the patio with a bounce house, obstacl
Join Little Passports as they commemorate their fifth birthday with an afternoon celebration in the Discovery Theatre. Kids can go around the world and participate in hands-on crafts, science experiments and educational activities. There will also
Visit the library for a delightful afternoon. Children of all ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Featuring music from singer-songwriter Sara Rose Corrigan and the Big San Francisco Playdate (Ages 0-5).
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
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!
Off-beat prop comic and juggler Fred Anderson, will have you rolling in the aisles. You can purchase tickets at http://thebuddyclub.eventbrite.com/.
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
The Dutch Consulate, together with the local Dutch community, brings you another great celebration of Dutch Queen's day in San Francisco! The festival is in Golden Gate Park, next to the beautiful Dutch Windmill at the Queen Wilhelmina Garden. Enj
Not every town can boast a Butter & Egg Day Parade, and folks in Petaluma have good reason to love theirs. The Annual Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade and Celebration showcases the history and culture of Petaluma. Activities before, during and af
It's time for the 14th annual San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins. At the 1pm concert,there will be four diverse mandolin performances ranging from classical to old-time by the Bay Area's finest mandolin artists. The concert will be preceeded
The 16th Annual Glen Park Festival is a neighborhood tradition to support the Glen Park community! Featuring live music, food & drink, children's activities, local vendors, and raffle prizes. Bring the family!
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 enjoy arts and crafts, storytime and live music in honor of our beautiful planet!
Founded in 2001, the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars program has cultivated some of the most extraordinarily talented young players in jazz today. The Orchestra & Combo will celebrate works by Joe Henderson. The concert will be held in the fabulous n
Welcome Spring! Join the JAMband on the Park Chalet lawn for two hours of music at their season kick-off. Celebrate spring and enjoy live music. Show is free, food & beverages available for a fee.
Please join as Rachel Pringle, co-author of How to Grow a School Garden, leads an informative session about conceiving, designing, and sustaining green schoolyards and school gardens. Get advice on how to secure support from administrator
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
Each weekend, the Aquarium will be celebrating a differe
Visit the Marine Mammal Center, an operating veterinary hospital for marine mammals such as seals and sea lions, for docent-led tours every Monday and Friday. Docents lead participants through the Center's exhibits and viewing areas, sharing stori
Camp out under the stars in the Marin Headlands, enjoy special after-hour activities and wake up to the sound of barking sea lions. This one-of-a-kind overnight program kicks-off with a delicious dinner, followed by the opportunity to observe anim
Families with children of all ages can enjoy nature crafts, garden care, outdoor games and exploration in the Children's Garden – a whole variety of activities to do at your own pace with help from garden staff and teen interns. Water thirsty plan
Look out! The bugs are back! Check out the incredible extravaganza of insects at the Randall Museum's annual Bug Day. Do you adore arthropods, or do creepy crawlies make you queasy? Either way you should find something here to tickle your fancy. T
Celebrate Earth Day by creating art on the beach! Join in as community members, professional artists, and passers-by construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures.The intention behind the event is to create an ex
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.
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
Naturalists and interns from San Francisco Nature Education will be stationed at the observation site with spotting scopes, ready to offer spectacular views into the Great Blue Heron nests and answer questions. Come experience the excitement of th
Join the staff of Fort Point for an inside look into the techniques of pier crabbing. You will be loaned the equipment needed to put your newly learned skills to the test. Program includes information on types of crabs that are legally taken and o
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
Drive across the bridge on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for Marine Science Sunday, a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from education experts. Learn about our amazing marine environement in a fun, educational way for both kids