Let’s kick off this weekend with a family hike and then see what other exploring we can do. The ladybug migration is in full swing in the Oakland Hills and you can check out the Presidio’s new marshland—perfect for birdwatching!

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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

BayLUG Holiday Show Featuring LEGO®
The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is co-hosting with BayLUG, the Bay Area LEGO® User Group, and BayLTC, the Bay Area L-Gauge Train Club this year to offer its very first virtual holiday show featuring LEGO®. Access to the website is free of charge but donations are greatly appreciated. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Check Out the Ladybug Migration
The ladybugs arrive every fall at Redwood Regional Park and it’s a great hike for the kids Follow map to Skyline Gate Staging Area parking lot. Take the Stream Trail about 1.5 miles just past Prince Trail junction and you’ll see a sign on the right. Ladybugs are all there, usually through February. Daily. Event details.

Catch a Double Feature at the Drive-In
Spend a night at the drive-in movie. Parents save on Tuesday nights. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Make a Bird House From Milk Cartons
Have fun making a bird house with your kids. All you need is a milk or juice carton and a handful of tools and materials. In just a few easy steps, your kids have created a one of a kind bird house! Parental supervision will depend on your child’s age. Sun. Event details

Visit “Entwined” in Golden Gate Park
An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light. “Entwined,” by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, will honor Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary. Fri.-Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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