With so many cool things to do this weekend in the Bay Area, you may have trouble deciding, so we’ve picked a few of our favorites to help you out. From exploring lost history to the ultimate rummage sale to a family obstacle course, there is something here to make all of your half-pints happy.
The Great Baby Romp
This is one of those events that makes you really stoked to be a Bay Area parent. The Great Baby Romp is like a convention for moms, dads, caregivers, and their babies and tiny tots. Classes, yoga, art, dance, complimentary lunch from Fresh Baby Bites, play areas, and even free nanny service at the exhibit hall so you can roam and explore some of the best resources SF has to offer. There’s a nursing lounge, a parent rest zone with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and even a family photo op! Sat., 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. San Francisco. $65/family. All Ages, geared toward parents with kids 0-5. Event details.
History for Half-Pints
The California Historical Society hosts a family friendly day of fun! Explore the bilingual exhibit about one of California’s unsung pioneer heroes, Juana Briones y su California: Pionera, Fundadora, Curandera, then dive into fun and creative crafts, stories, and demos. Sat., 12:30 – 4 p.m. San Francisco. Free. All Ages. Event details.
San Francisco Sinfonietta
This family concert features Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Kids can get up on the stage with musicians for the ultimate close up experience. This is the first of the new “inside the music” series featuring interactive, audience participation. And kids and grown-ups alike will be inspired by The Great Kavi, a 10-year-old violinist! Sat., 6 – 8 p.m. San Francisco. $25/adults; $15/child. All Ages. Event details.
Circomorph: The Primordial Circus
Featuring the Circus Spire Youth Troupe, this amazing circus will delight all ages with aerial acts, juggling, clowns, acrobats and so much more at this energetic, kinetic show! Sat., 4 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 & 5 p.m. Oakland. $20-$50. All Ages. Event details.
NOVA’s Making Stuff at Lawrence Hall of Science
Make stuff wilder, safer, faster, and colder at this event inspired by NOVA’s Making Stuff show on PBS. From mechanical eagle claws to a cooling device for your next tropical vacay, kids will have a blast trying to “make stuff” happen. Sat., 12 – 4 p.m. Berkeley. $17/adults; $14/ 7-18; $11/ 3-6; children 3 and under are free. Includes admission. All Ages. Event details.
Family Art Day in Benicia
Visit the Arts Benicia Gallery to enjoy some fun, messy art activities for kids of all ages. Activities will relate to our most current exhibit, Next Generation, showcasing the talents of Benicia’s creative K-12 students! Sun., 1 – 3 p.m. Benicia. Free. All Ages. Event details.
Art After School
This drop off class for young artists teaches kids the techniques of notable artists, and explores a range of painting and drawing mediums. Still lifes, landscape, portraits and more. Fri., 3:30 – 5 p.m. Palo Alto. $25. 5-10. Event details.
Sid the Science Kid Live
The popular PBS Kids television show produced by The Jim Henson Company, comes to life at Redwood City’s Fox Theater. Join Sid, May, Gabriela, and Gerald on an adventure full of curious questions and cool answers. The whole family will be laughing, cheering, and dancing in their seats. Sun., 2 & 5:30 p.m. Redwood City. All Ages. $25-$33. Event details.
Uncle Jer’s Bee Show
Did you ever wonder why bees swarm? Or how many eyes they have? Did you know that there are different kinds of honey? Uncle Jer’s Bee Show will answer these and many more questions, with an informative program including puppets and hives with real live bees! Sat., 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. San Carlos. Free. 5 and up. Event details.
Novato Mothers Club Rummage Sale
Kids clothes, lots of maternity items, toys and books for the little ones, a bevy of baby items including strollers, high chairs, nursing items, and much more. Fresh baked good on sale too! Score! Sat., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Novato. Free. All Ages. Event details.
McInnis Family Fun Obstacle Run
Put on your running shoes and head over to McInnis Park for the first annual Family Fun Obstacle Run. Form your familial team and head on a one-mile course full of obstacles and laughs. A great, healthy way to spend the afternoon. Sat., 9:30 – 11 a.m. San Rafael. Free. All Ages. Event details.
Theater for a Cause: James and the Giant Peach
Take your kids to the theater and help support Marin Charitable and this fundraiser to support at-risk youth. In addition the beloved Roald Dahl adventure story of James and the Giant Peach (starts at 1 p.m.) there will be face-painting, The Pocket Lady, hair flares, a family friendly raffle and silent auction, and $1 concession stand items. Sun., 12 – 2:30 p.m. San Rafael. $8. All Ages. Event details.
Tell us what you’re doing to keep busy this weekend in the comment section below!
Photo credit: The Great Baby Romp