Family Friendly Events in the Bay Area

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Featured Events
Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! at Bay Area Discovery Museum ~ Sausalito, through September 6
Let curiosity and inquiry be your guides as you explore familiar buildings and locales from Curious George book series and television show. Key concepts in science, technology, engineering and math are woven and layered throughout the exhibit. Tinker with wheels and pulleys at a construction site, pilot your own space adventure and experiment with momentum playing a round of miniature golf.

Family Fun Days at the Asian Art Museum ~ San Francisco, July 5 & 19
Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during the Asian Art Museum’s Family Fun Day. Discover and play as a family! Themes and projects change regularly so visit for more details.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Bay Area Children’s Theatre ~ Oakland & San Francisco, June 20 – August 23
Duncan loves to color. So you can imagine his surprise when he discovers that his crayons, ahem, want to have a word with him. The situation is urgent, and Duncan clearly needs to think out of the box! A hilarious new musical for munchkins and their families, adapted from the award-winning, New York Times bestseller, The Day The Crayons Quit, by author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers.

Summer Fridays at Small Talk Cafe ~ Walnut Creek, June 12 – August 21
Nearly every Friday evening this summer we have either a movie night, ice cream social, pajama party or date night drop-off (and yes, on those nights you can leave your kiddos ages 1-6 years with us!). Small Talk Family Cafe is an enriching play space for babies and young children + coffee shop, also offering classes for little ones and private birthday parties. Check out Summer Friday event details on the web!

The Amazing Bubble Show at Rhythmix ~ Alameda, July 12
The Amazing Bubble Man has been thrilling audiences around the world with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. From square bubbles to fog-filled bubbles or people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. Live bubbly accordion music will double your pleasure. 2 Shows @ 11am & 1pm. “Greatest bubble show on Earth.” –

Five Little Monkeys is Celebrating Christmas in July ~ Albany, Burlingame, Novato & Walnut Creek, July 25
Join Five Little Monkeys Toy Store in celebrating Christmas in July on Saturday, July 25. Festivities include 25% off any one item, double rewards points, goodie bags for first 100 customers, raffle benefiting local schools, special discounts, sidewalk sale, scavenger hunt & more! Five Little Monkeys has four convenient SF Bay Area locations: Albany, Burlingame, Novato and Walnut Creek.

July (also see 4th of July Fun)
Poolside Sundays – Palo Alto, June 14-August 16
Stern Grove Music Festival (Free) – San Francisco, June 14-August 16
Summer Fun Days at Lawrence Hall of Science – Berkeley, June 17-August 19
Open Cockpit Day at Hiller – San Carlos, July 1
Movies on the Beach (Free) – Santa Cruz, July 1, 8, 15, 22
Movie Night on the Green (Free) – Larkspur, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Theatre in the Park (Free) – Mountain View & Saratoga, July 3
Mars Mini Mission at Chabot – Oakland, July 3
Caterpillar Puppets (Free) – San Francisco, July 3
In the Park After Dark Movie Night – Watsonville, July 4
Crab Cove Open House & Anniversary (Free) – Alameda, July 4 & 5
Children’s Program at Green Gulch – Muir Beach, July 5
Chinese Culture Workshop: We All Live in the Forbidden City – San Carlos, July 5
KidStage at Stern Grove Music Festival (Free) – San Francisco, July 5, 12, 19 & 26
Family Sundays at Cantor Arts Center (Free) – Stanford, July 6, 12, 19, 26
Kids Days at Stern Grove Music Festival (Free) – San Francisco, July 7-9
Create It, Make It, Take It at 5 Little Monkeys – Albany, Burlingame, Novato & Walnut Creek, July 7, 14, 21 & 28
Perfect Paper Airplane Day – San Carlos, July 8
Community Day at Curiodyssey (Free) – San Mateo, July 8
The Bremen Town Musicians by Palo Alto Children’s Theatre – Palo Alto, July 8-19
Movies on the Square – Redwood City, July 8, 16, 23
Thursday Night Live – Mountain View, July 9 & 23
Waterfront Flicks – Oakland, July 9 & 23
USS Hornet Family Live Aboard Experience – Alameda, July 10
The Keith Show – Danville, July 10
Chinese Culture Workshop: The Palace is Like a Big Forest – Los Altos, July 10
In the Park After Dark Movie Night – Milpitas, July 10
Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo – Oakland, July 10
Pi Clowns (Free) – San Francisco, July 10
Mary Poppins at Woodminster – Oakland, July 10-19
Summer Nights Sing-alongs – San Francisco, July 10, 17, 24 & 31
Summer Movie Night (Free) – San Lorenzo, July 10
Summer Outdoor Movie Night (Free) – Mountain View, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Bike for Breath – Atherton, July 11
Family Bird Walk – Fremont, July 11
History for Half Pints – Hayward, July 11
Menlo Park Kids Triathlon – Menlo Park, July 11
Theatre in the Park (Free) – Mountain View & Palo Alto, July 11
Saturdays Unplugged at JCCSF (Free) – San Francisco, July 11
MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design – San Francisco, July 11
Silicon Valley STEAM Fest (Free) – San Jose, July 11
Early Bird Jazz for Kids – Stanford, July 11
Summer Sleepover at Children’s Fairyland – Oakland, July 11 & 18
Family Sundown Safari at Oakland Zoo – Oakland, July 11, 18, 25
Ohlone Village Tour – Fremont, July 11, 19
Puss in Boots by PYT – Mountain View, July 11-19
Dive-In Movie – Oakland, July 11, 18, 25
Campfire Nights – Hayward, July 11 & 25
Star Stories at Chabot – Oakland, July 11 & 25
Film Night in the Park (Free) – Fairfax, July 11 & 31
Sunday Streets (Free) – San Francisco, July 12
Circus Bella and Prescott Circus Theater (Free) – San Francisco, July 12
Family Summer Sunday at San Jose Museum of Art – San Jose, July 12
Marine Science Sunday (Free) – Sausalito, July 12 & 26
Float Night Pool Party at JCC (Free) – Los Gatos, July 15
Water Rocket Rally at Hiller – San Carlos, July 15
Cinema at Sundown – Cupertino, July 16, 23 & 30
Port of Oakland Harbor Tour (Free) – Oakland, July 17
Derby Day – Pleasant Hill, July 17
Unique Derique (Free) – San Francisco, July 17
Bishop Ranch Family Movie Night (Free) – San Ramon, July 17
Stargazing Family Sleepover at the Schulz Museum – Santa Rosa, July 17
Curiosity Friday with Curious George – Sausalito, July 17
Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Day – Angel Island, July 17 & 18
Movies in the Park (Free) – Oakland, July 17, 24
Film Night in the Park (Free) – San Anselmo, July 17, 18 & 25
My Son Pinocchio – San Carlos, July 17-26
Moonlight Movies (Free) – Danville, July 17 & 31
Mill Valley Family Night – Mill Valley, July 18
Theatre in the Park (Free) – Hillsborough, Mountain View & Saratoga, July 18
Celebrate Moth Week – Morgan Hill, July 18
Teddy Bear Tea at Oakland Zoo – Oakland, July 18
Shark Day at Marine Science Institute – Redwood City, July 18
In the Park After Dark Movie Night – San Jose, July 18
Reptile Day at CuriOdyssey – San Mateo, July 18
Wacky Carnival Fun – Santa Cruz, July 18
MOCHA Art Workshop (Free) – Alameda, July 19
Water is Wonderful – Alviso, July 19
Sommerfest – Mill Valley, July 19
Picklewater Circus (Free) – San Francisco, July 19 & 26
Gold Rush Adventure – San Jose, July 19
WildCare Family Adventure – Sausalito, July 19
Nature for Kids – Fairfax, July 21
Kids Days at Stern Grove Music Festival (Free) – San Francisco, July 21-23
Happy Birds at Hiller – San Carlos, July 22
Starlight Movies in the Park – Alameda, July 24
Picnic Flix (Free) – Dublin, July 24
Summer Movie Night (Free) – Hayward, July 24
Day Out with Thomas at Roaring Camp – Felton, July 24-August 2
Chelle & Friends (Free) – San Francisco, July 24
Curiodyssey Cinema Night – San Mateo, July 24
30 Years of Ardenwood (Free) – Fremont, July 25
Theatre in the Park (Free) – Mountain View & Palo Alto, July 25
Pedalfest – Oakland, July 25
Movies in the Plaza (Free) – Oakley, July 25
FlaxArt Kids Fest (Free) – San Francisco, July 25
Family Bird House Building – Woodside, July 25
Into the Woods by PYT – Mountain View, July 25-August 2
Super Family Sunday at Junior Museum and Zoo (Free) – Palo Alto, July 26
JAMBand Family Festival – San Francisco, July 26
Mulan at Roberta Jones Junior Theatre – Santa Clara, July 28-30
Kid’s Air Faire at Hiller Aviation Museum – San Carlos, July 29
Snoopy the Musical by Palo Alto Children’s Theatre – Palo Alto, July 29 – August 15
Oakland A’s Fireworks Night – Oakland, July 31
Venezuelan Music Project (Free) – San Francisco, July 31

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