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Thursday, January 12

Discover LUZIA, the latest Big Top show by Cirque du Soleil. LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture of Mexico. Like in a waking dream, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. Save up to 20% on tickets by purchasing a Family Pack, valid on packs of 3 to 8 tickets! Tickets are on sale now at cirquedusoleil.com

Leap for LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil

when: Jan 12, 2017 at Times vary

where: Mission Bay, AT&T Park, Lot A, AT&T Park, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Tickets starting at $49

ages: All ages

CRDT: Diesel bookshop at Larkspur Landing at the Marin Country Mart. Thursday Story Time.

Land Here For Story Time Every Thursday

when: every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

where: Marin Country Mart, Diesel , 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 0-5

Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms coming to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park this spring and summer. The popular exhibit returns to San Francisco’s beloved greenhouse, transforming its Special Exhibits gallery into a a beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing. Walk amongst a wide variety of brightly colored blossoms, watching (and sometimes ducking!) as butterflies like magnificent monarchs, swallowtails, painted ladies and more fly from flower to flower drinking nectar and getting covered in pollen. It’s a fascinating demonstration of plant pollination in action. The Butterfly Bungalow in the middle of the gallery also allows you to observe the pupae in their chrysalis stage. You never know, you may be lucky enough to catch the moment when one of these winged beauties emerges. Visitors receive a free butterfly identification booklet, including tips on growing your own delightful butterfly garden plus insight into these wondrous, age-old symbiotic garden relationships. 

It’s time for Butterflies and Blooms

when: Jan 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Laurel Heights, Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8

ages: All ages

Earth courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

Take an Awesome Tour of the Universe

when: Jan 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $24.95-$34.95; Children 3 and under are free

ages: Ages four and up

"Pip" the northern saw-whet owl at the Oregon Zoo. Pip survived an attack from a house cat, but was unable to be released into the wild. © Oregon Zoo / photo by Michael Durham.

You’ll Howl for this Owl Experience

when: every Thursday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Larkey Park, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, Ca

cost: $65.0-$8.50; Children under two are free

ages: All ages

Warriors. OCMA

Last Chance to Score at this Warriors History-Making Exhibit

when: Jan 12, 2017 at Wednesday–Thursday/11 am–5 pm; Friday/11 am–10 pm; Saturday–Sunday/10 am–6 pm

where: OCMA, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, Ca

cost: $5-$15.95; Children 8 and under/free

ages: All ages

Style in Velcro

Lace Up for this Sneaker Exhibit

when: Jan 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, Ca

cost: $6.95-$15.95; Children 8 and under are free; $4 special exhibition fee

ages: All ages