Kids can cover school subjects in innovative ways this weekend! Families will celebrate reading with the Cat in the Hat, and say Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Kids and parents can get creative together at Family Art Day. And everyone will enjoy an evening science lesson during the Family Night Hike & Campfire.


San Francisco

The Great Baby Romp
This is a chance for babies, toddlers and their parents to come together to experience some of San Francisco’s best enrichment programs. Parents can compare sample classes, and narrow down the perfect activity for their kids. Sat., 8:30 am. San Francisco. $30 per adult. $20 per additional adult. $7 per child. All ages. Event details.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Kids can celebrate Read Across America Day by taking a picture with the Cat in the Hat! There will be storytimes with local celebrities, and Seuss-themed keeper talks about the animals at the zoo. Kids will learn a lot about that! Sat., 11:00 am. San Francisco. $15 per adult. $9 per child. Under 3, free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Animal Cel-A-Bration Weekend
Before Real 3-D and CGI, groups of dedicated cartoonists produced works of art with brush and pen on cels. Families can relive the magic of these animated classics, and learn about the traditional techniques behind them.  Sat., 10:00 am. El Cerrito. $15 per adult. $10 per child & senior. All ages. Event details.

Family Art Day
Families can enjoy a range of art activities for all ages, led by BUSD teachers in Berkeley Art Center’s beautiful gallery space and reception patio. Sat., 1:00 pm. Berkeley. Free. All ages. Event details.


Family Night Hike & Campfire
Families can go on a night hike to Rodeo Beach in search of bioluminescent plankton twinkling in the sand. They will gather around the campfire with friends and family, sing songs and roast s’mores by moonlight! Sat., 5:30 pm. Sausalito. $12 per person. All ages. Event details.

Pop Stars’ Favorite Foods
Kids and the Culinary Dude will make steak, veggie kabobs, mac & cheese and Starbursts from scratch. They will delight in creating Karmin and Christina Aguilera’s favorite foods! It’s gonna be so cool! Sun., 10:00 am. Sausalito. See website for pricing. Ages 4-14. Event details.


Into the Woods
Palo Alto High School students will perform this musical mixture of classic fairy tale characters. Kids will be interested to see what happens when they all meet! Fri., 7:30 pm. Sat., 7:30 pm. Palo Alto. $12 per adult. $10 per student & senior. All ages. Event details.

Juana Run? Kids Run
Kids can run or walk 1 mile to support the Barron Park PTA, Terman Middle School PTA and Gunn High Sports Boosters. Adults can register to run an 8K at 8:30 am as well. Sat., 11:00 am. Palo Alto. See website for pricing. All ages. Event details.

What is on your weekend activities list this weekend?

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Ginny and John