Buckle up, buddy, the weekend is here! The Chabot plays host to our favorite family film festival and it’s definitely the place to be. If you are looking for an animal adventure, search for salamanders, visit with the elephant seals or spend the day at CuriOdyssey. There’s tons in store for this long weekend—here’s the scoop!

photo: Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

San Francisco

Experience LMNL
Explore an incredible world of interactive exhibits where the art magically responds to and is created by you, where collaboration with others yields great surprises and where curiosity is your guide to enchanting experiences. Fri.-Mon. Event details

Fifth Anniversary Film Screening
In honor of The Walt Disney Family Museum’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker David Stoelk takes audiences on a fascinating journey through the creation of the institution that, for a decade, has honored the man behind the magic. Fri. Event details

East Bay

International Children’s Film Festival
The full weekend of events and special programs continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with premieres of internationally-celebrated family-friendly films, presentations from award-winning Disney and Pixar filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops for kids and more! Sat.-Sun. Event details

Black History Weekend
Celebrate Black History with puppet shows, crafts for families, animals and other surprises. Sat.-Sun. Event details

Alphabet Rockers in Concert
GRAMMY-nominated Alphabet Rockers put young artists center stage in this uplifting show about justice, equity and standing up for one another. The band will engage the audience to sing and dance along to hits from their album “Rise Shine and be #Woke!” Families can expect music that is not just for kids—the sound is fresh and the lyrics empowering for activists of all ages. Sat. Event details


Explore CuriOdyssey on President’s Day
This hands-on museum of kids is open on President’s Day so that you can check out the STEM exhibits, watch the bobcat feeding and meet some animal friends. Mon. Event details

VOLTA by Cirque Du Soleil
Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score, composted by Anthony Gonzalez from the international electronic group M83, and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation. Fri.-Sun. Event details

South Bay

Romance in the Redwoods
On this easy two-hour walk at Big Basin, you will learn about the courtship behaviors of some of the park’s most fascinating plants and animals. Discover how banana slugs, redwood trees and more celebrate love in the wild. Sat. Event details

Salamander Search
Unravel the secrets of our unique newt population among the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Venture into the newt’s ecosystem to locate these and other native animals in their habitat. Sat. Event details

North Bay

Lunar New Year Celebration
Experience the vibrant traditions of the Lunar New Year at BADM with a full schedule of programs, performances, food and more. Mon. Event details

Experience Elephant Seals
View an elephant seal colony through binoculars and scopes. A 10-minute slide video about elephant seals, kids’ activities and complimentary hot beverages are available at the Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock, depending on staffing availability. Visitors will need to take the winter shuttle bus from Drakes Beach. Sat. Event details

—Kate Loweth