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Earth Day Celebration

when: Apr 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

where: JAMaROO Kids Studio, 2001 Pine Street, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $15/Child/ $20/Family.

ages: All

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Celebrate Earth Day with Team JAMaROO! Make arts and crafts from recycled materials and sing along to some of your favorite tunes. There will be a concert by special guest artist, Eve Fleishman. Eve has toured the nation with her award-winning children’s music, and her quirky, nature-loving songs will have kids hopping! Please call 415-614-2001 to RSVP.

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Wednesday, April 23

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Dialogos Gráficos: The History of Mexican and Latino Print Making

when: every Wednesday at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

where: Marina, Mexican History Museum, Fort Mason Center Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free Admission

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Mexican Museum presents: Dialogos Gráficos, will showcase the rich printmaking traditions of Mexico, dating back to… read more
Kids Style and Design

Get the Real Story at Toddler Tales

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

The SFPL’s main branch hosts Toddler Tales every Wednesday, with lots of singing, clapping, story… read more
All Smiles

Make Your Earth Day Extra Safe with Sprout SF

when: Apr 23 at 5:30 p.m.

where: Marina, Sprout San Francisco , 1828 Union St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: $10

ages: Parents

the scoop:

Head down to Sprout San Francisco for an informative seminar about flame retardant safety and… read more

Thursday, April 24

Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to the Conservatory of Flowers in a new exhibit, CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp. The Special Exhibits Gallery will be transformed into a swampy paradise for hundreds of meat-eating plants. Visitors get a bug’s eye view of a few of these peckish plants to learn why these plants have adapted to attract, capture, and eat prey, as well as how they have perfected and honed their hunting skills. The extraordinary beauty and diversity of species on display will dazzle even the most squeamish. The natural born killers include the Venus flytrap (Dionaea), equipped with highly sensitive hairs that detect the moment when a “meal” has landed in its clutches; the pitcher plants (Sarracenia and Nepenthes), with a deceptive beauty that is often the last thing insects see as they plummet to their deaths, drown, and are consumed; the sticky sundew (Drosera), with leaves covered in mucusy tentacles that slowly wrap over prey; and the seemingly harmless looking butterwort (Pinguicula), its gluey leaves, however, often covered in small insect corpses. Large models of several species throughout the exhibit also give visitors a taste of what it might be like to be a tiny insect in a world of towering meat eaters waiting for their next meal. Please note the Conservatory is closed Mondays except Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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

when: Apr 24 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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
Kids Weekend Events 8

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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Mark di Suvero Sculptures – SFMOMA

when: Apr 24

where: Crissy Fields, 1199 East Beach, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Our friends at SFMOMA want you to come by Crissy Field to see Mark di… read more
School Kids

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
Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to the Conservatory of Flowers in a new exhibit, CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp. The Special Exhibits Gallery will be transformed into a swampy paradise for hundreds of meat-eating plants. Visitors get a bug’s eye view of a few of these peckish plants to learn why these plants have adapted to attract, capture, and eat prey, as well as how they have perfected and honed their hunting skills. The extraordinary beauty and diversity of species on display will dazzle even the most squeamish. The natural born killers include the Venus flytrap (Dionaea), equipped with highly sensitive hairs that detect the moment when a “meal” has landed in its clutches; the pitcher plants (Sarracenia and Nepenthes), with a deceptive beauty that is often the last thing insects see as they plummet to their deaths, drown, and are consumed; the sticky sundew (Drosera), with leaves covered in mucusy tentacles that slowly wrap over prey; and the seemingly harmless looking butterwort (Pinguicula), its gluey leaves, however, often covered in small insect corpses. Large models of several species throughout the exhibit also give visitors a taste of what it might be like to be a tiny insect in a world of towering meat eaters waiting for their next meal. Please note the Conservatory is closed Mondays except Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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

when: Apr 24 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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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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Mark di Suvero Sculptures – SFMOMA

when: Apr 24

where: Crissy Fields, 1199 East Beach, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Our friends at SFMOMA want you to come by Crissy Field to see Mark di… read more
School Kids

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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Ich Ni San Japanese + Music Play Group

when: every Thursday at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Hayes Valley, San Francisco, 600a Octavia St. , San Francisco, California

cost: $20/child

ages: 1-4 Years

the scoop:

Join teaching artist Junko Suzuki Parsons as the kiddos learn Japanese and have fun doing… read more
YogaShala

Not Your Average Yoga Class: Kids Yoga at Flying Yoga Shala

when: Apr 24 at 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

where: Oakland- Temescal, Flying Yoga Shala, 4308 Telegraph Ave. , Oakland, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 3-7 and parents

the scoop:

This is an active and super fun class for kids and their parents. A mix… read more
Xtreme BUGS Opening Day

Crawl Over to the Xtreme Bugs Exhibit

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

where: UC Berkeley, The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, 1 Centennial Dr. , Berkeley, Ca

cost: $17/adults; $14/child 7–18; $11/child 3-6; children 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s the Xtreme BUGS exhibit at the Lawrence Hall of Science! Race cockroaches, play with… read more
Art for you and me

Art For You & Me!

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

where: Marin County, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, 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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Friday Night Game Night At Bay Club Marin

when: Apr 25 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Marin County, Bay Club Marin, 220 Corte Madera Town Center , Corte Madera, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

There are two ways to enjoy a Friday night with kids at Bay Club Marin.… read more
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Play the Game of Gold at OMCA’s Family Friday Nights

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

where: Oakland Museum of California , 1000 Oak St. , Oakland, Ca

cost: $7.50/adults; $5 students; 18 and under free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Your Friday night just got a lot more interesting. The Oakland Museum of California hosts… read more
Things outside are waking up from their winter slumber, so let's get our bodies alive and moving. Have some fun including some dancing and wiggling and walking the spider web line (huh?!). Ages 1 to 3. $5 per child. (TO THE EDITOR: Please repeat for all Fridays in April. Thanks!)

Put A Wiggle in Your Walk: Toddler Ramble

when: Apr 25 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

where: Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward , Ca

cost: $5/child

ages: 1-3

the scoop:

Get those little toddler bodies alive and moving like the spring season: dancing, wiggling, walking,… read more
Kids Weekend Events 3

Do an Artful Dance at Friday Nights at the DeYoung

when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 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

Bring Your Pint-Sized Picassos to this DeYoung Museum Event

when: Apr 26 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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

cost: $10/adults; $7 13-17; children 12 and under are free

ages: 4-12

the scoop:

Go on a family-centric tour of the museum and then get handsy with some art.… read more
Watch as a naturalist feeds our resident leopard sharks, perch and gopher snakes. Learn more about them and our other aquatic and land inhabitants. Who gets fed and who will get eaten? All ages. Free.

Go Wild at a Leopard Shark Feeding Frenzy

when: Apr 26 at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Kids can watch as a naturalist feeds the resident leopard sharks, perch and gopher snakes, and… read more
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Follow the Rabbit to the Mad Hatter’s Spring Tea Party

when: Apr 26 - Apr 27 at 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.

where: Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, Ca

cost: $48/adult and child; $27.50 adult; $22.50/child

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Make a date for tea with Alice, the March Hare, Door Mouse and Mad Hatter… read more
Brunswick Zone

Strike Out and Save the Planet

when: Apr 26 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Classic Bowling Center, 900 King Dr. , Daly City, Ca

cost: $35/adult; $15/child

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The 20th Annual Bowl-the-Planet Party and Silent Auction means you can enjoy an evening of… read more
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Team Up with Your Kids for a Free Sports Demo

when: Apr 26 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Glen Park, Glen Park Recreation Center , 70 Elk St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-6

the scoop:

Bring your preschooler out to Glen Park to learn the FUNdamentals of sports from Lionheart… read more
SkyJam Festival

Kiss the Sky at this Carnival

when: Apr 26 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Skytown Cooperative Preschool, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington, Ca

cost: $5; free for 2 and under

ages: 1-10

the scoop:

Visit this hidden East Bay hamlet for a day of fun with the Bubble Lady,… read more

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