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Penguins+Pajamas Sleepover

when: Feb 16, 2013 - Feb 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 am

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

cost: $99/Non-member. $79/Member.

ages: 5-17

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Kids can listen to the evening songs of the rainforest birds and sing “twinkle twinkle” to a sea star at the Discovery Tidepool. Then they can head over to African Hall to interact with a Penguin specialist, and become a stargazing guru during an after-hours planetarium show. Before bedtime, kids will settle in for story time while snacking on cookies and milk and learn about Pierre, the Academy’s famous wetsuit-wearing penguin. They will fall asleep in their sleeping bags in the museum, and in the morning head over to the Academy Café for a continental breakfast.

 

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Zip Down to the Zim Zoom Room on Free Day

when: First Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

where: SOMA, Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2 and up

the scoop:

Head to the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s new Zim Zoom Family Room to hear stories with… read more
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Visit Strawberry Anemones at the Cal Academy

when: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

cost: $34.95/adults; $29.95/child 12-17; $24.95/child 4-11; 3 and under are free

ages: All Ages

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Your Babies Will Drool Over this Drop-In Playtime

when: Every Tuesday from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

where: Marin County, Kanbar Theater at the Osher JCC , 200 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael , Ca

cost: $10/visit or 10 visits for $90

ages: 0-2

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Live Out a Story at Cheeky Monkey Toys

when: Every Tues. from 10:30- 11 a.m.

where: Peninsula , Cheeky Monkey Toys, 640 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-5

the scoop:

Cheeky Monkey Toys offers a program called Page to Play which combines your kids love… read more
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Free Day at the Conservatory of Flowers

when: First Tuesday of the Month

where: Golden Gate Park, Conservatory of Flowers , 100 John F. Kennedy Dr. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s free day at San Francisco’s glass greenhouse The Conservatory of Flowers. This Victorian-era building… read more
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Adventures of Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

when: Tuesdays from 2:15 - 3 p.m.

where: Fisherman's Wharf , The Historic Balcutha, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park , Hyde Street Pier , San Francisco , Ca

cost: $5/adults; Children 15 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Pint sized sailors and lovers of the sea will enjoy this tour of the historic… read more
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Legion Of Honor Free First Tuesdays

when: Sep 2 at 9:30 am to 5:15 pm

where: Lands End, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

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Get the Real Story at Toddler Tales

when: Every Wed. from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

where: Civic Center, Children's Storytelling Room at the SFPL Main Branch, 100 Larkin St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 16 mos. - 2

the scoop:

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CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp at the Conservatory of Flowers

when: Apr. 11 - Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every day except Monday

where: Golden Gate Park, Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8/adults; $5/SF resident adults; $5/child 12-17; $2/child 5-11; children 4 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring… read more
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Book ‘Em: Police Officer Storytime at Brisbane Library

when: Sep 3 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Peninsula , Brisbane Public Library , 250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

What could be better than story time? Story time with a police officer!  Head over… read more
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¡Juguemos En Español! Mommy and Me Spanish Immersion

when: Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

where: Campbell, Class room K61 at Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell , CA

cost: Free

ages: 9 mos.–7 yrs.

the scoop:

Let’s play in Spanish! This reoccurring Spanish immersion class welcomes parents for a free demo… read more
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Storytime at Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids

when: every Thursday at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Mission, Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids , 766 Valencia, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head over to this quirky store full of classic and unusual toys for kids, for… read more
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Evenings At The Asian Art Museum

when: every Thursday at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

where: Civic Center, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $5

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursdays and admission is just $5! Stroll… read more
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Get Your Picnic Ready for Movies on the Square

when: Sep 4 at 8 p.m.

where: Peninsula , Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head to downtown Redwood City’s Courthouse Square for a free movie night the whole family… read more
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¡Juguemos En Español! Mommy and Me Spanish Immersion

when: Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

where: Campbell, Class room K61 at Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell , CA

cost: Free

ages: 9 mos.–7 yrs.

the scoop:

Let’s play in Spanish! This reoccurring Spanish immersion class welcomes parents for a free demo… read more
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Do an Artful Dance at Friday Nights at the DeYoung

when: Friday nights from 6 - 8:45 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco , Ca

cost: $10/adults; $6/children 13-17; children 12 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Enjoy the museum after-hours and experience live music, performances, local artists drop-in workshops, a prix-fixe… read more
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Art For You & Me!

when: every Friday at 9:30 am to 11:00 am

where: San Rafael , Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael, Ca

cost: $10 drop in

ages: 2-6 years

the scoop:

Join Rosie of San Rafael Jumping Jacks fame for a fun morning of arts and… read more
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Indulge in a Chocolate Bar in Half Moon Bay

when: every Friday at 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Half Moon Bay , Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton, 1 Miramontes Point Rd. , Half Moon Bay, Ca

cost: $9/cup

ages: All Ages

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After exploring the beach head over to the Ritz Carlton for a very special happy… read more
Pajama Day!

Eat Dinner in Your PJs at This Cafe

when: Sep 5 at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: Walnut Creek, Small Talk Family Cafe , 1536 Newell Ave., Walnut Creek, CA

cost: $10; 18 mos. and under are free

ages: 0-5 and parents

the scoop:

Bring your little ones in their favorite jammies for a fun evening of slumber party… read more
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Safety First: Infant CPR Class and Vendor Fair

when: Sep 5 - Sep 6 at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Mill Valley, Whole Foods Market , 414 Miller Ave. , Mill Valley , CA

cost: $45/CPR class; vendor fair is free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Take an infant and child CPR class from 9:30–11 a.m. (Fri. and Sat.) and then… read more
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Playing In The Past: Preschool Hour At the San Mateo History Museum

when: Sep 5 at 11 a.m.

where: Peninsula, San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA

cost: Free

ages: 3-5

the scoop:

Come to the museum for First Free Fridays and let preschoolers get a chance to… read more
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. 

Water a Thirsty Plant at Bean Sprouts Family Days

when: Saturdays from 12-3 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, Children's Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $7/adults; $5/youth 12-17; $2/child 5-11; free for children 4 and under and all SF residents

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Get outside and play at Bean Sprouts Family Days in the Children’s Garden at the… read more
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Bring Your Petite Players to Shakespeare in the Park

when: September 1, 6, 7, 13, & 14 at 2 p.m.

where: Presidio, Presidio of San Francisco, Main Post Parade Ground Lawn , 103 Montgomery St. , San Francisco, Ca 94129, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Getting the littles to sit still for an entire play may sound impossible, so why… read more

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