Family Friendly Events in the Bay Area

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Featured Events
San Francisco Youth Ballet Presents An Afternoon of Music and Dance ~ San Francisco, May 30 & 31
“An Afternoon of Music and Dance” will feature 3 original pieces of classical and contemporary dance works. Mozart’s “Pequenia Serenata Nocturna”, “Bach for Bluegrass”, and “Horns to Heaven” a New Orleans Jazz Funeral. It features the students of the San Francisco Youth Ballet and has been choreographed, set and staged by artistic director Kellie Foy. Additionally, the show will include a special appearance by Dance Theatre San Francisco. Audiences will be treated to live music accompaniment for much of the performance. An enriching and entertaining experience for everyone in a venue suitable for the whole family. Come enjoy a truly unique performance this Spring!

Fancy Nancy, The Musical by Bay Area Children’s Theatre – San Francisco, June 13-21
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.

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.

American Crown Circus – Suisun City, May 28-June 1
Kids Art Evening at Twirl – Alameda, May 29
Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo – Oakland, May 29
Night Hikes at Chabot – Oakland, May 29
KidsFest at the Zoo – San Francisco, May 29
Toddler Day at Slide Ranch – Muir Beach, May 30
Community Day at MOCHA (Free) – Oakland, May 30
Family Day at Museum of Craft & Design – San Francisco, May 30
Lynn Douthit School of Dance Tap Dance Performance (Free) – San Francisco, May 30
Rockridge Ice Cream Tour – Berkeley, May 31
Goat Tending & Cheese Making – Berkeley, May 31
Lambs, Kids & Piglets at Ardenwood – Fremont, May 31
Peter Pan at Mountain Theater – Mill Valley, May 31
Gold Panning at OMCA – Oakland, May 31
Super Family Sunday at Junior Museum and Zoo (Free) – Palo Alto, May 31
Building with a Purpose Weekend Workshop – Palo Alto, May 31
Community Day Celebration at SF Botanical Gardens – San Francisco, May 31
Family Sundays at Cantor Arts Center (Free) – Stanford, May 31

Unique Derique – Danville, June 5
Rotunda Dance Series (Free) – San Francisco, June 5
Red Panda Acrobats (Free) – San Francisco, June 5 & 19
Penguins & Pajamas Sleepover at Cal Academy – San Francisco, June 5
Seals & Slippers Sleepover at TMMC – Sausalito, June 5
Shrek The Musical Jr – San Francisco, June 5-8
Ethnic Dance Festival – San Francisco, June 5-27
Why Tides Matter – Alviso, June 6
Back to the Future Movie Night – Atherton, June 6
Summer Picnic at Berkeley Art Center – Berkeley, June 6
Birding for Kids – Morgan Hill, June 6
Mars Mini Mission at Chabot – Oakland, June 6
Simple Science of Toys – San Francisco, June 6
Festival in the Park – San Jose, June 6
Jazz on the Hill – San Mateo, June 6
Japanese Cultural Fair – Santa Cruz, June 6
Headlands Treasure Hunt – Sausalito, June 6
Bay Area Book Festival (Free) – Berkeley, June 6-7
San Mateo County Fair – San Mateo, June 6-14
Butterfly and Bird Festival – Fremont, June 7
Children’s Program at Green Gulch – Muir Beach, June 7
Free First Sunday at OMCA – Oakland, June 7
JAMBand Family Festival – San Francisco, June 7
Free First Sunday at the Asian Art Museum – San Francisco, June 7
Peter Pan at Mountain Theater – Mill Valley, June 7, 13, 14, 21
Family Sundays at Cantor Arts Center (Free) – Stanford, June 7, 14, 21, 28
JAMBand Family Concert (Free) – Mountain View, June 8
Mulan Jr by St. Mary’s – Danville, June 8 & 9
Perfect Paper Airplane Day – San Carlos, June 10
Sleeping Beauty by Palo Alto Children’s Theatre – Palo Alto, June 10-21
In the Park After Dark Movie Night – Milpitas, June 12
The Aristocats at Roberta Jones Junior Theatre – Santa Clara, June 12-14
The Sound of Music by Contra Costa Civic Theatre – El Cerrito, June 12 – July 19
Jose-Luis Orzoco at Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, June 13
Green Kids Conference – Mountain View, June 13
Teddy Bear Tea at Oakland Zoo – Oakland, June 13
Dia de Portugal Festival – San Jose, June 13
Introduction to Geocaching – San Jose, June 13
Night of Amphibians – San Jose, June 13
Juneteenth Celebration – Santa Cruz, June 13
WildCare Family Adventure – Tiburon, June 13
In the Park After Dark Movie Night – Watsonville, June 1e
Ohlone Village Tour – Fremont, June 14
Geology Walk – Fremont, June 14
Sunday Streets (Free) – San Francisco, June 14
Marine Science Sunday (Free) – Sausalito, June 14, 21, 28
Ice Cream Tour – Oakland, June 14, 28
Poolside Sundays – Palo Alto, June 14-August 16
Float Night Pool Party at JCC (Free) – Los Gatos, June 17
Water Rocket Rally at Hiller – San Carlos, June 17
Butterfly Bonanza – Berkeley, June 19
The Aristocats by Playful People Productions – San Jose, June 19-21
Night Hikes at Chabot – Oakland, June 19, 26
Penguins & Pajamas Sleepover at Cal Academy – San Francisco, June 19
Family Bird Walk – Fremont, June 20
Mountain View Marauders Football Clinic (Free) – Mountain View, June 20
Summer Solstice Celebration at Chabot – Oakland, June 20
Family Campout – Pleasant Hill, June 20
El Dia de San Juan Festival – San Jose, June 20
In the Park After Dark Movie Night – San Jose, June 20
Kids Night at the Schulz Museum – Santa Rosa, June 20
Fathers Day Camp Out – Hayward, June 20-21
Walnut Creek Model Railroad Show – Walnut Creek, June 20-21
The Day the Crayons Quit by Bay Area Children’s Theatre – Oakland & San Francisco, June 20-August 23
Hats Off to Dad at Roaring Camp – Felton, June 21
Leopard Shark Feeding Frenzy (Free) – Hayward, June 21
Open Cockpit Day at Oakland Aviation Museum – Oakland, June 21
Hands On History Day – San Jose, June 21
Disc Golf for Families – San Jose, June 21
Nature Explorers at The Gardens at Heather Farm – Walnut Creek, June 23 – July 28
Happy Birds at Hiller – San Carlos, June 24
USS Hornet Family Live Aboard Experience – Alameda, June 26
Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo – Oakland, June 26
Friday Night Family Swim – Pleasant Hill, June 26
Curiodyssey Cinema Night – San Mateo, June 26
Friday Night at Lindsay Wildlife Experience – Walnut Creek, June 26
Lego Brickshow – San Leandro, June 26 – August 2
Circus Bella (Free) – San Francisco, June 26 & 27
Centennial Light Bulb Celebration – Livermore, June 27
Star Stories at Chabot – Oakland, June 27
San Carlos Airport Day – San Carlos, June 27
Family Lunada at Children’s Discovery Museum – San Jose, June 27
In the Park After Dark Movie Night – San Jose, June 27
Play Like a Miner – San Jose, June 27
Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival – Los Gatos, June 28
Garden Party Celebration – Berkeley, June 28
Super Family Sunday at Junior Museum and Zoo (Free) – Palo Alto, June 28
The Science of Fireworks – San Francisco, June 28

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