Home » Archive by Category

Kids & Families

Thursday, February 11

Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | Peninsula
Thursday, February 11 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | Peninsula
The Hillsdale Shopping Center Kid’s Club will kick off 2016 with a thrilling Chinese New Year Extravaganza – lion dancing, costumes and giveaways. Come on down and witness the action-packed Traditional Lion Dancers and percussion from Leung’s White Crane. There will also be lucky red envelope ...

Friday, February 12

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Saturday, February 13

KNBR Giants FanFest 2016 | AT&T Park
Saturday, February 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parking might be an additional charge
| AT&T Park
KNBR Giants FanFest 2016 | AT&T Park
KNBR’s 23rd Giants FanFest takes place at AT&T Park, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The day typically includes live KNBR broadcasts on the field, player Q&As, viewing of the World Series trophies, free player autographs, places to take photos, a kids zone and more. Expect a chance to roam ...
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Wacky Whales | SF
Saturday, February 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Wacky Whales | SF
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend. February 14 is National Whale Day. From the bluffs of the Presidio, you may be fortunate enough to spot a whale swimming by. Right now, Killer Whales and ...
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, February 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.
| California Historical Society
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society

History for Half Pints (the kid kind, not the drinking kind) is a monthly family day at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, featuring music, games and of course, history. The family day takes place every second Saturday of the month and is free ...

Lunar New Year Celebration 2016: Kungfu Dragon USA Lion Dance | Milpitas
Saturday, February 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Great Mall Entrance 2
Lunar New Year Celebration 2016: Kungfu Dragon USA Lion Dance | Milpitas
Enjoy live Lion Dance performances by Kungfu Dragon USA martial arts school in celebration the Lunar New Year at the Great Mall of the Bay Area on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 12 noon – 12:30pm and 2pm – 2:30pm.
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, February 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

San Jose International Piano Competition Recital | Mountain View
Saturday, February 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
San Jose International Piano Competition Recital | Mountain View
Join them for performances by two of the most extraordinary young pianists in California, Ryan Wang and Jessica Li, recipients of numerous awards and honors. Enjoy an afternoon of piano music and learn more about the San Jose International Piano Competition. Q&A session to follow performances. ...
Jazz Art Workshop: Draw, Paint & Make Collages | Richmond
Saturday, February 13 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Richmond Art Center
Jazz Art Workshop: Draw, Paint & Make Collages | Richmond
Listen to acclaimed musicians and let their music inspire you to make art. This hands-on art-making event is perfect for everyone in your family to get in the groove and express themselves by drawing, painting and collaging. Materials are provided by the Art Center, but feel ...
Presidio Stargazing Party | SF
Saturday, February 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Presidio Stargazing Party | SF
Presidio Stargazing Parties are perfect for families and people of all ages interested in seeing the universe through a telescope. The SFAA brings telescopes and amateur astronomers to guide you, unveiling some of the night sky’s most interesting astronomical beauties. See the moon, planets, nebulae ...

Sunday, February 14

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, February 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Wacky Whales | SF
Sunday, February 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Wacky Whales | SF
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend. February 14 is National Whale Day. From the bluffs of the Presidio, you may be fortunate enough to spot a whale swimming by. Right now, Killer Whales and ...

Monday, February 15

Family Fun Day with Games, Crafts & Bouncy House | SF
Monday, February 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mothers Meadow (Golden Gate Park)
Family Fun Day with Games, Crafts & Bouncy House | SF
Celebrate President’s Day and enjoy a family fun day event created just for the community. Come and meet new friends in the community and have fun with games, crafts, and a bounce house. Light snacks will be provided.

Friday, February 19

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Castro Residents
Friday, February 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Castro Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, February 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, February 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Saturday, February 20

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Bernal Heights Residents
Saturday, February 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Bernal Heights Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

MakerSpace for All Ages: Creative Software, 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines at Your Fingertips | South SF
Saturday, February 20 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
MakerSpace for All Ages: Creative Software, 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines at Your Fingertips | South SF
The South San Francisco Public Library will be hosting all ages MakerSpace sessions on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Their MakerSpace and technology learning center will provide the community with the use of a wide range of creative software, 3D printers, a Silhouette Cameo ...
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, February 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Saturday, February 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend. The Presidio is a beautiful mosaic of natural and cultural wonders. Make your own paper mosaic featuring some of your favorite Presidio scenes.
Children’s Art Class: Learn About Colors & Art Techniques |
Saturday, February 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | International Art Museum of America
Children's Art Class: Learn About Colors & Art Techniques |
Every third Saturday, children under 12 are welcome to join them in exploring the museum collection, learning about colors and art techniques, and creating their own masterpieces.
2016 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF
Saturday, February 20 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2016 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF
Named one of the world’s top ten parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. Typically over 100 groups will participate in the parade and many of the floats and specialty groups will be featuring ...

Sunday, February 21

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Haight Residents
Sunday, February 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Haight Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Sunday, February 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend. The Presidio is a beautiful mosaic of natural and cultural wonders. Make your own paper mosaic featuring some of your favorite Presidio scenes.

Friday, February 26

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Friday, February 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, February 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, February 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Please note, this event is now on the fourth Friday of the month.
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Saturday, February 27

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Saturday, February 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...