Kids will do lots of listening and learning this weekend! They can bring a great stretch to share with everyone at Let’s Move on Crissy Field. Little scientists can learn about motion while snowboarding indoors at Run, Jump, Fly & Spin. And all kinds of sounds will be recognized at their Very First Concert.

photo: Sarah Pflug via Burst 

San Francisco

Let’s Move on Crissy Field
Families can join Ranger Mariajose Alcantara on a “Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Park Prescriptions” walk to the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza and back. Everyone can bring a fun stretch to share before the walk! Sat., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

Storytime & Family Walk
Kids can hear a reading of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Pea Blossom in the cozy book nook with lots of stuffed animals. Then families can enjoy a special docent-led tour of the Botanical Garden for kids. Sun., 10:30 am. San Francisco. Free. Ages 4-8. Event details.

East Bay

Run, Jump, Fly & Spin
Kids can safely scale a canyon wall, snowboard down a mountain and fly through the stars! By climbing, sliding, balancing and spinning, they will be learning about the laws of all kinds of motion. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Berkeley. $12 per adult. $9 per student & senior. $6 per child. Under 3, free. All ages. Event details.

Celebrate MLK Day
Families can honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And kids can create their own one-of-a-kind dream bottles to hold their own dreams, hopes and wishes. Sun., 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Oakland. $12 per adult. $9 per student & senior. $6 per child. 8 & under, free. All ages. Event details.


Agent Cody Banks 2
Kids can come watch the action comedy Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London. They will enjoy eating pizza and popcorn together too! Fri., 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Tiburon. $10 per child, suggested donation. Ages 8-11. Event details.

Puppet Show for Preschoolers
Rebecah Freeling is a master storyteller, experienced early childhood educator and parent coach. Her magical stories, both original and folk and fairy tales, are enhanced by handmade puppets and marionettes. Sat., 11:00 am. Corte Madera. Free. All ages. Event details.


Very First Concert
Kids can visit the “Land of Listen” and explore not only the sounds that the Orchestra’s musicians make with their instruments, but also the sounds heard all around them. They can get comfy on mats while they listen too. Sat., 10:30 am, 11:10 am & 11:50 am. San Mateo. Free All ages. Event details.

Folger Stable Community Day
Bay Area Equestrian Connection invites everyone to join in their Open House! Families can take a tour or go giddyup on a horse! There is a fee for trail and pony rides. Light refreshments will be served. Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Woodside. Free. Ages 3 & up. Event details.

How will your family be celebrating the weekend? Will you be attending any of these events?

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Andrea Guther & The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra