This month is full of free and cheap things to do with your family from LEGO displays to free museum days to crafting events that are perfect for the whole crew. Scroll through and pick some of your favorites for your January calendar!
Annual BayLUG Holiday LEGO Show
Browse through the imaginative holiday creations, which include holiday trains, miniature cities and more. This year’s theme is BayLUG at the Beach, featuring a whimsical beach scene. Admission is $3. Jan. 3-5. Event details.
Visit the Japanese Tea Garden
Visit the Japanese Tea Garden on Christmas and New Year's Day with admission free from 9-10 a.m. Jan. 1. Event details.
Free Admission to the SF Botanical Garden
Create a new holiday tradition wandering through the landscaped gardens and open spaces of the SF Botanical Gardens. With 8,000 plants and flowers to discover and 55 acres to explore, you'll walk off that Christmas ham in no time. Jan. 1. Event details.
Toddler Story Time at the Mill Valley Library
Join Lauren for a Thursday morning story time complete with songs, rhymes, flannelboards and fingerplays especially designed for toddlers aged 2-3 years. Thursdays. Event details.
Free Pop-Up: Felted Wool Beads
Using beautifully dyed wool, we will take you step-by-step through the felting process; from fiber to fashion! Registration required. Jan. 4. Event details.
Free Admission Saturdays at the de Young and Legion of Honor
All Bay Area residents can enjoy the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor for free on Saturdays. Event details.
Family Fun Day at the Asian Art Museum
Visit the museum for free and explore the special exhibition Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan where you can write a letter to a friend. Jan. 5. Event details.
Children's Reading Room at Salesforce Park
Join this impromptu story time with classic picture books to borrow and enjoy while in the park. Daily. Event details.
Get Your Free Pre-K Pass from Great America
Kids ages 3-5 can sign up for a free pass that will get them into California's Great America for the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020 as well.
More info: redtri.com
Make a Mini Hockey Game at Home Depot
Saturday Science at the Randall
Drop by the Randall Museum’s Science Studio and discover the wonders of science. From building rockets to making polymers, the project-based activities explore a different science topic each week. Event details.