Let’s all get out and blow some bubbles this weekend—doesn’t that sound just perfect? Celebrate the fact that our favorite spots like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk have opened back up and the sun is shining!

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Movies Under the Stars at the Lark
The Lark Drive-In can comfortably accommodate 100 or more cars, and programming will include classic family fare, comedies, musicals, and many more. Fri.-Sat. Event details

Spring Model Train Display
Join the Hiller for their annual Spring Model Train Show. This year there will be three separate model train layouts set up at the museum. Fri.-Sat. Event details

Take the Ferry to Angel Island
The ferry is running and you can book bike rentals and tram rides to see parts of the island you’ve never seen before! Fri.-Sun. Event details

Immersive Van Gogh Comes to SF
Walk into the world of Immersive Van Goghan all-new visually-striking achievement that invites audiences to step inside post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh’s most incredible works of art. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Check Out Creature FEETures at CuriOdyssey
Creature FEETures features three new areas of discovery. An outdoor gallery in the garden will showcase neurobiologist Dr. Igor Siwanowicz’s exquisite photography where kids can learn about the anatomy of the world’s smallest creatures. In the pavilion, CuriOdyssey is debuting four of their most popular science exhibits redesigned to be operated by foot (no touch)! In the zoo, kids can observe CuriOdyssey animals’ feet through life-size castings of their tracks. Join CuriOdyssey in the exploration of all things feet! Fri.-Sun. Event details

The SkyStar Observation Wheel Is Back
Ride the 150-food observation wheel in Golden Gate Park. It’s back open and will be here through 2025. Get your reservations online before you go. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit the de Young for Free
Every Saturday the de Young offers free general admission to all residents of the nine Bay Area counties with a timed reservation required. Sat. Event details

Ride a Steam Train Through the Redwoods
Travel over trestles, through towering redwood groves and up a winding narrow-gauge grade to the summit of Bear Mountain as conductors narrate the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest. Event details.

Take a Family Field Trip at Filoli
Take a 90-minute guided hike and experience the beauty and tranquility of Filoli while learning to paint plein air, or “in the open air”. It is an exhilarating and one-of-a-kind experience to be immersed in art and nature in Filoli’s formal Garden and Nature Preserve. Event details

Story Time With Mr. Limata
Mr. Limata is a teacher who loves books, word games, and stories. He teaches 2nd grade at Emerson Elementary in Oakland Unified School District. Join him for story time every weekday. Fri. Event details

Visit the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
The 34-acre UC Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with over 10,000 types of plants including many rare and endangered species. The Garden includes a major collection of California native plants as well as plants from around the world. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit the Presidio’s New Marshland & Trail
Visitors can enjoy an up-close experience of nature along an elevated pedestrian bridge and trail that winds through the marsh. Native salt marsh and riparian plants grown at Presidio Nursery create an extraordinary habitat for fish, crabs, and oysters. Bring your binoculars, Quartermaster Reach is a great place for birding. Fri.-Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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