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Giants, Dragons, and Slugs

when: Sep 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

where: Muir Woods Overflow Parking Lot, Mill Valley, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All

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The WildCare camp are leading another family adventure through the underbrush. This time explore an ancient forest on the lookout for slugs, dragonflies, and woodpeckers.

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Thursday, April 24

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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

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

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
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
All Smiles

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
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
Tree Safari for Kids

Take Your Kids on a Tree Safari in the Middle of the City

when: Apr 26 at 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Our City Forest Community Nursery & Training Center, 1000 Spring St., San Jose , Ca

cost: Free, donations encouraged

ages: 4-10

the scoop:

Grab your binoculars and take the kids on a Tree Safari! This hour-long hands on… read more
Intended for ages 7 and under, Little Open Studio is the place where little ones and their families will first enjoy storytime, then put their little hands to work in creating artwork inspired by the story they just heard.

Make a Mobile at Disney Family Museum’s Little Open Studio

when: Apr 26 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: The Presidio, The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free with admission: $20/adults; $15/6-17; children 5 and under are free with a paying adult

ages: 0-7

the scoop:

Enjoy story time, followed by a craft inspired by that story. This Saturday, twist, attach,… read more
Come join the New Traditions community in celebration of another year of Art and Outdoor Education at our public school. Play games like High Striker, Gutter Alley or Ring the Bull; enjoy BBQ and treats like cotton candy; try your hand at our Paint Splatter Booth, Spin Art Bike, or get a cute family snap in the Photo Booth! The entertainment is FREE - Fou Fou Ha! Shredder Hoops, and Boswick the Clown will perform, among others. All proceeds benefit the Friends of New Traditions, which brings the Visual and Performing Arts, and Outdoor Education, programs to every child in our small school.

Head to a Carnival at New Traditions Elementary School

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

where: NOPA, New Traditions Elementary School , 2049 Grove St. between Clayton and Cole, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free admission; games are $1 or all day pass for $25

ages: 2 and up

the scoop:

Take the kids over to New Traditions Elementary to play games like High Striker, Gutter… read more
Puffy Paint Earth

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 With the City of Alameda

when: Apr 26 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. , Alameda, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Learn about upcycling and grab your friends and family for an upcycling team sculpting contest… read more
Earth Mosaic

Give Something Back to the Planet at Fremont’s Earth Day Party

when: Apr 26 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Washington Hospital , 2500 Mowry Ave. , Fremont, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Learn about safe and proper disposal of things like medicine (including baby cough syrup!) get… read more
The Children’s Day celebration features an interactive music and dance performance by Los Cenzontles, aimed at kids and their families. Kids will learn about traditional Mexican musical instruments and have fun with hands-on rhythm, dance and art activities. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 510-233-8015.

Celebrate Children’s Day with Los Cenzontles

when: Apr 26 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center, 13108 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo, Ca

cost: $10/adults; $5/children 12 and under

ages: 5 and up

the scoop:

Celebrate Dia del Niño with interactive music and dance by Los Cenzontles, learn about traditional… 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

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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