Let’s celebrate the extra day this month in an extra-special way by checking out human flight machines or learning about the power of women. There’s so much to do, you can’t go wrong!

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San Francisco

Free Family Day: the Creative Power of Women
Families are welcome to choose from an array of activities, including art making inspired by Carol Bove’s dynamic sculptures, story time with San Francisco Public Library librarians, live “sound experiments” with Nevin Aladağ’s Resonator series and a treasure hunt around the SFMOMA. Sun. Event details

Music for Families
Saddle up for a rip-roaring adventure through the ol’ Wild West! You’ll hear music that sounds like the thundering hoof beats of a galloping horse, a glorious sunrise in the Grand Canyon, a rough ‘n’ tough time at the rodeo and even a song or two about a beloved toy cowboy named Woody—Yee-haw! Sat. Event details

East Bay

Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts. Fri. Event details

Black Power
Uncover the history of the Black Power movements in California with a compelling addition to the Gallery of California History. In response to the widely-popular 2016 exhibition All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, this new installation will illustrate the creative ways black anti-racist activists in California supported their communities and challenged the U.S. government. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Peninsula

Leap Day Fly Off
Enjoy this day and make a Giant LEAP into the Future of Transportation with the GoFly Prize Final Fly-Off, the exciting culmination of the World’s First-Ever Global Competition to create personal human flight machines. Sat. Event details

Floral Bookmarks
Make a colorful bookmark by extracting the natural pigments from flowers and plants using wooden mallets. This active craft will turn a while piece of paper into a beautiful masterpiece for your favorite book. Sat.-Sun. Event details

South Bay

Sunday Seaside Crafts
Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color. Sun. Event details

Ranch Tours
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Sat.-Sun. Event details

North Bay

Family PJ Party
Come chill away a Saturday afternoon with your kiddos in your PJs (or sweats…or yoga pants)! Sat. Event details

Family Day at MarinMOCA
Choose from several hands-on art projects taught by professional teachers who can customize the art project so that you and every child in your family can take home a personalized creation. Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth

 

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