With tricks and treats in the past, this weekend is full of entertaining and educational opportunities! Moms and moms-to-be can continue to learn, while their kids play at Babes & Babies. Kids will make sugar skulls and other crafts at Dia de los Muertos at Habitot, and at the Dia de los Muertos Festival. Science will be the main subject at Discovery Day at AT&T Park and at Park Pals at McInnis Park.

San Francisco

Babes & Babies
Moms and moms-to-be are invited for a full day of shopping, education and information! There will be gift bags for the first 200 families, play spaces and activities for kids a raffle with incredible prizes. Sat., 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. San Francisco. $5 per person at the door. $8 per person online. All ages. Event details.

Discovery Day at AT&T Park
Families will enjoy a day full of hands-on exhibits, experiments, games and shows, which will entertain and educate everyone. There will be something for scientists of all ages to explore and learn! Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Dia de los Muertos at Habitot
Kids can create their own colorful papel picado (perforated paper) and paper marigolds in Habitot’s Art Studio. They can also decorate sugar skulls all day, and taste horchata! Fri., 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Berkeley. Free. Ages 5 & under. Event details.

Freight Family Open House
Freight & Salvage is hosting a creative and entertaining open house! There will be live music, a puppet show, an instrument petting zoo and arts and crafts projects. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Berkeley. Free. Ages 2 & up.  Event details.


World of Wonder with Alison Faith Levy
Alison Faith Levy, formerly of The Sippy Cups, will sing tunes that travel from the barnyard to the cosmos, and back again. Her imaginative indie pop songs will get kids dancing, singing, laughing and even pondering mysteries of the universe! Sat., 11:00 am. Sausalito. $14 per non-member. $5 per member. Ages 1 & up. Event details.

Park Pals at McInnis Park
Different stations will be set up for various educational activities, such as tree identification, plant health and a wild animal talk. There will be prizes, gifts, snacks and hot cocoa to enjoy! Sun., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. San Rafael. Free. Ages 4 & up. Event details.


Truck Day
Kids will learn the importance of giving back at an event that’s set up just for them! The event will feature a wide range of trucks and vehicles for kids of all ages to explore. They can even operate some of them! Sat., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Redwood City. Free. All ages. Event details.

Dia de los Muertos Festival
This event will start with a live Aztec Ceremony and Mariachi music. There will also be art, food, a community altar and arts & crafts for kids. Sat., 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. East Palo Alto. Free. All ages. Event details.

What is your family planning to do this weekend? Let us know in the comment section below!

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Habitot Children’s Museum