February is a great month for family fun in the Bay Area. Enjoy family concerts, children’s theater, art workshops, outdoor activities and more!
Below are just some of the many fun events happening in the Bay Area this month. Find more activities and events at Fun Events.
Have a wonderful February in the Bay Area!
Willy Wonka by Bay Area Children’s Theatre – Sunnyvale, through February 4
Bay Area Children’s Theatre celebrates the holidays with a musical treat for the whole family, a version of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka specially written for young audiences, based on Dahl’s timeless book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and featuring tunes from the original Gene Wilder movie. Follow the adventures of Charlie Bucket, as he finds a winning ticket to tour the chocolate factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Beautiful Oops! performed by Bay Area Children’s Theatre ~ Berkeley & San Francisco, January 19-March 31
“A torn piece of paper is just the beginning” in Beautiful Oops!, Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s original, immersive musical theatre experience in which audience members are invited to help the actors turn accidents into creative successes. Inspired by Barney Saltzberg’s imaginative book. Join us starting January 19th at BACT Berkeley Center for the world premiere of this colorful and imaginative musical performed by professional adult actors. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
First Friday Family Nights at Curiodyssey ~ San Mateo, February 2
Swing into the weekend with music, science, food and fun! On the first Friday of every month, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey. Dance to live music and enjoy a cash bar while the kids play with seriously fun science exhibits. Dinner can be purchased onsite. Come together as a family, meet here, or visit early and stay late. First Friday Family Night admission is free for members and included with admission to CuriOdyssey. First Friday of Every Month: Feb 2, Mar 2, May 4, Jun 1, Jul 6, Aug 3, Sep 7.
Alice in Wonderland performed by Children’s Theatre Association of San Francisco ~ San Francisco, February 3 – March 3
Children’s Theatre Association of San Francisco is pleased to present a child’s version of Alice in Wonderland. This wonderful, whimsical musical tale of Alice falling down the rabbit hole is appropriate for kids of all ages—but aimed at 3 to 9 years old. The show runs under one hour on Saturdays — February 3, 10, 24 and March 3 at both 10:30am and 1:00pm at the Cowell Theatre in Fort Mason in San Francisco. Tickets are available at www.ctasf.org and are $15 for children and $18 for adults.
SWOOP! Drone Racing and Raptors in Flight ~ San Mateo, February 9-19
See drones dodge and dart at dizzying speeds as they race through CuriOdyssey’s cavernous Redwood Hall. Talk with experienced drone pilots about aeronautical exploits. Watch raptors soar through the sky and perform daring feats with Falconer, Kenny Elvin. Meet CuriOdyssey’s raptors up close and learn the science of their flight. February 10–11 and February 17–19, 10am-4pm. Opening Night – February 9, 5-8pm. Info and tickets.
Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Bay Area Discovery Museum ~ Sausalito, February 19
Celebrate the vibrant traditions of the Chinese New Year with a full schedule of family-friendly programming and performances at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Children can experience the magic of lion dancers, witness a martial arts demonstration, make their own lantern in BADM’s high-tech Fab Lab, and much more! This annual event is presented in partnership with the Marin Chinese Cultural Association. For the full schedule of events, visit BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org/cny.
Candy Land Dance Party – Alameda, February 9
Sweetheart Dinner Dance – Pleasant Hill, February 9
Victorian Valentines at Forest Home Farm – San Ramon, February 10
Animal Valentines at Hidden Villa – Los Altos Hills, February 11
My Furry Valentine at Lindsay Wildlife Experience – Walnut Creek, February 17
Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year Celebration – San Jose, February 17 & 18
Lunar New Year Celebration at the Asian Art Museum – San Francisco, February 18
Lunar New Year Celebration at OMCA – Oakland, February 25
Family Concerts & Performances
Preschool Performance Series – Danville, February 2
Very First Concerts – San Mateo, February 3
Family Jazz Matinee – San Francisco, February 24
Bob Kann Juggling Magician – Mill Valley, February 25
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Young Performers Theatre – San Francisco, February 2-11
The Marshmallow Incident by Playful People – San Jose, February 23-25
The Ugly Duckling by Palo Alto Children’s Theatre – Palo Alto, February 24 & 25
Animals & Nature
Family Day at Green Gulch – Sausalito, February 3
Free Day at Seymour Marine Discovery Center – Santa Cruz, February 15
Raptor Rally at Lindsay Wildlife Experience – Walnut Creek, February 19
Family Hike and Campfire – Sausalito, February 24
History & Culture
Purim Palooza – San Rafael, February 25
Science & Technology
$5 Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center – Oakland, February 2
Flying Football Fun Fest at Hiller Aviation Museum – San Carlos, February 3
Marine Science Sunday – Sausalito, February 11 & 25
MatheMagic Show – Palo Alto, February 17