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HWY 1,Mill Valley,Ca

Forever Spring

when: Apr 24, 2011 at 9:00 am to 11:30 am

where: Muir Woods National Monument, HWY 1, Mill Valley, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 6+

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This walk through the redwood forest allows you and your family to discover wild mushroom gardens, banana slug trails, the Native American uses of plants, ghost redwoods, and more. Learn about the families who came by gravity train more than 100 years ago. No strollers please. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, dress in layers, bring water and a light snack.

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Tuesday, July 22

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Visit Strawberry Anemones at the Cal Academy

when: every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. to 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

the scoop:

The California Coast just got a little bigger–California Academy of Sciences has a new 2000… read more
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Your Babies Will Drool Over this Drop-In Playtime

when: every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. to 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

the scoop:

Jym Babies at the Osher JCC’s Kanbar Theater offers a colorful, safe, and super-fun playspace… read more
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Live Out a Story at Cheeky Monkey Toys

when: every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to 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
Storytime with JAMaROO Kids @ Sprout, Mill Valley 12 Miller Ave | Mill Valley | CA | 94941 Every Tuesday | 4:30p-5p | Ages 6mths – 4 yrs | $10 per family JAMaROO Kids’ Storytime Program is designed to enrich children’s imagination and creativity. Using the art of storytelling as well as the use of specially chosen books they bring each story to life. Sometimes this will include the use of puppets and other visual aids. Other times it may incorporate the use of song, dance and/or theater. These weekly drop-in classes are $10 per family.

Enjoy an Afternoon Storytime with Jamaroo at Sprout

when: every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Marin County, Sprout Mill Valley, 12 Miller Ave. , Mill Valley, Ca

cost: $10/family

ages: 6 mos. - 4 yrs.

the scoop:

Join JAMaRoo Kids at Sprout in Mill Valley for an afternoon story time perfect for… read more
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Huff and Puff to this Puppet Show

when: Jul 22 at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Oakland, Dimond Library , 3565 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Join Magical Moonshine puppetry for a free show at the library of the three little… read more
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Spread Your Dragon-Wings on this Nature Walk

when: Jul 22 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Marin County, Lake Lagunitas , Sky Oaks Rd., Fairfax, Ca

cost: $8 parking fee

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Learn all about dragonflies! Observe their aerial acrobatics and learn all about their habits and… read more
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Adventures of Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

when: every Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. to 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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Insect Inspectors Unite: Bug Hunts at the Hall of Science

when: Jul 23 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: East Bay , Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley, Ca

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

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Kids can hunt for bugs in the butterfly garden, on the lawn under a log,… read more
Flight of the Butterflies in 3-D is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.

Travel Thousands of Miles with the Monarchs

when: every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: East Bay, Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley, Ca

cost: $4 after admission

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head over to Lawrence Hall of Science between now and Sep. 1st for a vision… read more

Make Noise at the Library: Family Sing-Along

when: every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Albany , Edith Stone Room at Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. , Albany, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The entire family can make joyful noise at this weekly family sing-along, lead by Dale… read more
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Movies on the Green at Marin Country Mart

when: every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

where: Larkspur , Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Come to the mart for movie night! This fun event is every Wednesday during the… read more
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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
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: every Wednesday 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
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

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
Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square

Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square

when: Jul 24 at 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Jack London Square , Jack London Ferry Lawn, Clay and Water St., Oakland, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies, part… read more

Get Animated at Tanforan

when: Jul 24 at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: San Bruno, The Shops at Tanforan, 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 6-12

the scoop:

Summer in the mall is not what you think: the shops at Tanforan are hosting… read more

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