Let’s jump into fall this weekend with a family hike or leaf peeping adventure on the calendar. There’s so much of the Bay Area we have yet to explore!

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Dia de los Muertos
The San Mateo County History Museum is offering a free calavera workshop for kids followed by an online tour of the Museum. Fri. Event details

The Golden Gate Park Observation Wheel Is Open
Book your 12-minute ride in one of the 36 fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas, which each seat six people. Reservations are required. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Winter Fun at CuriOdyssey Zoo
Make this winter season special with a visit with family and friends to CuriOdyssey! Visit CuriOdyssey’s outdoor zoo during the day to watch bobcats cuddle, raccoons play, snakes slither and see our curious otter check you out! Explore Illusions and The Nature of Patterns rubbings exhibits in the new Bay View Grove. Fri.-Sun. Event details

The Walt Disney Family Museum Is Open
Come check out all the exhibits as the museum is back open! Reservations required. Fri. Event details

Learn to Draw a Day of the Dead Skull
Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube. Fri. Event details

Bill’s Backyard Is Open at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose will open Bill’s Backyard, the museum’s half-acre outdoor play space, with a three-day a week schedule every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the foreseeable future. Reservations are required for the two play sessions per day: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m., with an hour cleaning break between sessions. Fri.-Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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