April is a great month for family fun in the Bay Area! Enjoy family concerts, children’s theater, art workshops, science explorations and nature adventures, plus Easter celebrations and Earth Day activities.
Below are just some of the many fun events happening in the Bay Area this month. Find more activities and events on our Fun Events page.
Have a wonderful April in the Bay Area!
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at San Francisco Zoo ~ San Francisco, April 4-5
Creative crafts, a fun egg hunt, and cute bunnies inside the Exploration Zone from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Plus, take you photo with the Easter Bunny.
Pixieland’s Easter Speggtacular ~ Concord, April 4
Easter egg hunt and Easter bunny visit. Rides, games, facepainting and food also available.
Earth Day Celebration at BADM ~ Sausalito, April 18
Every day, the Museum seeks to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards by encouraging children to immerse themselves in our unique place by the Bay. Join us on Earth Day to celebrate the natural beauty of our environment with singing, dancing, storytelling, crafts and more.
Deer Hollow Farm Tours ~ Cupertino, April 18
Deer Hollow Farm’s is opening up the pens so you can get up close and personal with the Farm’s new babies, just born this week! We’ve got bottle-fed lambs and kids (that’s baby goats) that want to meet you. Get up close and personal with the Farm’s resident sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, and rabbits. We’ve got a Nature Center too, and concession stands for treats and trinkets. Recommended for all ages.
Rompin’ River at Aquarium of the Bay ~ San Francisco, March 21 – April 19
Play, engage, and make a splash with Aquarium of the Bay’s rompin’ river! This dynamic river has it all, including arts and crafts and fun hands-on opportunities. Make your own boat at the crafts table, then place your handiwork on the stream and watch it float down the river. This portable river engages and informs kids and adults alike. Learn about the importance of our waterways as you see how our rivers are connected to the ocean.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane performed by Bay Area Children’s Theatre ~ San Francisco, March 28 – April 12
When Edward, an elegant china rabbit, is snatched from the arms of the little girl who adores him, his easy existence becomes an epic, sometimes painful journey that touches the lives of everyone he meets, from an old fisherman to a hobo to a little boy protecting his sister. A moving stage adaptation by Dwayne Hartford of Kate DiCamillo’s award-winning tale about being loved and learning to love. Directed by Doyle Ott.
Predators of the Bay at Aquarium of the Bay ~ San Francisco, March 28 – April 12
The Bay’s top predators come in all shapes and sizes. Find out which predators rule the food chain this spring break as Aquarium of the Bay celebrates Predators of the Bay. From the unassuming sea star to the clever river otter to the awe-inspiring shark, find out what makes these animals the top predators of their ecosystems.
Fancy Nancy, The Musical by Bay Area Children’s Theatre – Berkeley, April 11 – 26
Does it glitter? She loves it! Does it sparkle? She’s thrilled. In Nancy’s play world, even words can be fancy as long as they are lonnnggg . . . or French! Nancy and her dance class friends will soon perform Deep Sea Dance, their first recital! She dreams of diving into the role of an elegant mythical ocean dweller, but will she get the part? Based on the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series by Jane O’Connor.
Rockin’ Ropes Adventure at SF Zoo ~ San Francisco, January 17 – June 14
Calling all kids! The Zoo invites all Bay Area youngsters (4-14 years old) to enjoy the Rockin’ Ropes Adventure in the Pachyderm Building. To keep everyone active and healthy for the new year, this challenging ropes course will be open on weekends and school holidays. Young visitors can zip, swing, jump, step, and slide their way through all 30 feet of fun. This challenging elevated ropes obstacle course requires an additional fee of $7 for general admission guests. To check the Rockin’ Ropes schedule each week, see our Calendar of Events.
Seals & Slippers Sleepover at TMMC ~ Sausalito, April 17
In this unique program, lucky families get to camp out under the stars and take part in a variety of educational programs. Parents and children even get to observe the night crew take care of the animals at the 8:00pm feeding! In the morning, breakfast is served, followed by an invigorating hike down to Rodeo Lagoon and Rodeo Beach.
Annual Creativity Day at Children’s Creativity Museum (Free) ~ San Francisco, April 18
Families are invited for a FREE day of activities and programs designed to build creative confidence in all ages. This year’s theme is STEAM-Powered Creativity, featuring hands-on activities that introduce concepts in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Easter Celebrations (more Easter)
Eggster Egg Hunt and Learning Festival (Free) – Berkeley, April 4
Bunnies and Bonnets Parade (Free) – Campbell, April 4
Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Parade (Free) – Hayward, April 4
Spring Faire and Candy Hunt – Mill Valley, April 4
Eggstravaganza (Free) – San Mateo, April 4
Union Street Spring Celebration & Easter Parade (Free) – San Francisco, April 5
Earth Day Activities (more Earth Day)
Earth Month at Children’s Creativity Museum – San Francisco, April 5, 12, 29, 26
Earth Day Celebration & Festival (Free) – Emeryville, April 18
Earth Day SF Street Fair (Free) – San Francisco, April 18
Earth Day at Curiodyssey – San Mateo, April 18
Muir Woods Free Admission Day (Free) – Mill Valley, April 18-19
Earth Day Event (Free) – Fremont, April 26
Seussical the Musical by Diablo Youth Theatre – Walnut Creek, April 2-4
The Emperor’s New Clothes by CTC – Sunnyvale, April 4
The Wiz by Bay Area Educational Theater Company – San Carlos, April 17-26
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Palo Alto Children’s Theater – Palo Alto, April 18-19
Peter Pan by Playful People Productions – San Jose, April 24 – May 2
Seussical by South Valley Civic Theater – Morgan Hill, April 24 – May 9
Family Concerts & Performances
Kenn Adams Adventure Theater – Danville, April 3
Carmen for Families (Free) – Antioch, April 11
Music for Families by SF Symphony – San Francisco, April 11
Laurie Berkner Concert – San Francisco, April 18
Children’s Corner Musical Journeys – Palo Alto, April 19
SF Jazz Family Matinee – San Francisco, April 25
Arts & Crafts
Land Art for Kids – Berkeley, April 11
Museum of Craft and Design MakeArt Workshop – San Francisco, April 12, 25
Artsplash at Montalvo Arts Center – Saratoga, April 18
Upcycle Festival at Richmond Art Center – Richmond, April 25
Family Sundays at Cantor Arts Center (Free) – Stanford, April 5, 12, 19, 26
Animals & Nature
Sheep Sheering Day at Hidden Villa – Los Altos Hills, April 4
Toddler Day at Slide Ranch – Muir Beach, April 4
Native Plant Hike at Alum Rock – San Jose, April 11
Spring Gardens at Forest Home Farms (Free) – San Ramon, April 11
Family Hike & Campfire – Sausalito, April 11
Sienna Ranch Family Day – Lafayette, April 12
Spring Fling at Slide Ranch – Muir Beach, April 25
History & Culture
Cambodian New Year at Peralta Hacienda – Oakland, April 4
Fiesta Canada – Redwood City, April 11
Open House & Model Railroad Display – Santa Clara, April 12
USS Hornet Family Live Aboard Experience – Alameda, April 17
Science & Technology
Crafting Techtorial – Berkeley, April 12
Marine Science Sunday (Free) – Sausalito, April 12 & 26
STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities (Free) – Berkeley, April 14