School is back in session and we know that means you are looking forward to the weekends more than ever. Will you make it an Alcatraz or Muir Woods weekend? Both are excellent options, we know it!

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DC Kids FanDome Experience
At DC Kids FanDome, your kids can explore the Teen Titans tower, visit DC Super Hero Girls’ Sweet Justice Café, make your way to the Batcave, and see all your favorite animated heroes in this world made specially for kids of every age to celebrate, play and create. Sat. Event details

Book Your Outdoor Alcatraz Tour
Experience Alcatraz without all the crowds. The outdoor areas are open to visitors for self-guided tours. Once on the Island, walk through history with the new, limited-edition Audio Tour: Alcatraz in Times of Change! Learn about the many layers of Alcatraz while walking the Island’s scenic outdoor paths. Daily. Event details

Sundae School Is in Session
For the first time ever, the Museum of Ice Cream is hosting in-person workshops to create your own ice cream! This hands-on workshop lets you explore your imagination through the love of sweets. You’ll learn about the history of ice cream, and make our very own flavor from scratch. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit the Presidio’s StoryWalk: The Hike
Read along with The Hike by Alison Farrell as you learn about nature in your national park. Find it along the Presidio Promenade. Start at the Presidio Visitor Center and follow the signs to the first panel, located at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd. and Patten Rd. Daily. Event details

Visit the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
The 34-acre UC Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with over 10,000 types of plants including many rare and endangered species. The Garden includes a major collection of California native plants as well as plants from around the world. Pre-purchased tickets are required. Daily. Event details

Animals, Nature of Patterns & Illusions
CuriOdyssey’s outdoor zoo and outdoor science exhibits are open and meet California safety guidelines.Stroll through the lovely garden, see wildlife up-close and discover the beauty and science of patterns in nature with CuriOdyssey’s new outdoor The Nature of Patterns exhibit. Fri-Sun. Event details

Visit Muir Woods Without the Crowds
Book your parking spot reservation and visit Muir Woods without the usual crowds of visitors. The shuttles are not running right now so all parking spots are within walking distance of the Muir Woods entrance. Entrance numbers are limited to keep crowd numbers down. Daily. Event details

Tour the Gardens at the Winchester Mystery House
Sarah Winchester’s Garden Tour is a self-guided and audio-led outdoor tour. Visitors will be able to explore the beautiful Victorian Gardens while learning more about Sarah Winchester’s story and iconic mansion. The re-imagined outdoor tour will be a completely touch-less experience featuring 20 stops throughout four acres of the beautiful Victorian Gardens. Daily. Wed.-Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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