Sunday may be a day of rest for others, but when you have a house full of small kids, you’re desperate to find ways to stay active. Why not try a museum, new playground or a visit to a farmer’s market? Here’s a list of ongoing Sunday events for families with kids in the Bay Area.
Science, Nature, Animals
California Academy of Sciences
Family Nature Crafts: Sundays at 11:00 am
Weekly nature-themed craft projects for families with children ages 4 to 8.
Science Story Adventures: 2:30 pm
Explore the natural world through stories, experiments, games and crafts. For ages 6-10.
P is for Penguin:
Every Sat. and Sun. 12:30 pm
Learn more about penguins by playing a fun spelling bee game and learning the special mystery word-of-the-day. For children ages 12 and under.
Penguin Feedings: Everyday at 10:30 am and 3:30 pm
Watch as Academy marine biologists feed and care for the Academy’s penguins and field questions from visitors.
The San Francisco Zoo
Penguin Feedings: 10:15 am and 3:30 pm
Grizzly Bear Feeding: 11:00 am
American White Pelican Feeding: 3:00 pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden Bird Walks
8:00 am-9:00 am
First Sunday of every month
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission for children 4 and under every day.
San Francisco; 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Storytimes and Story Learning
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Ongoing exhibition: Curious George Saves the Day
Book Passage Storytime
Sundays at 11:00 am
Sing-songwriter Christopher Smith leads groups of toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners (and their parents!) in well-crafted story songs every Sunday morning.
In addition to these listings, be sure to check out our Roundup of storytimes in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Family Sundays
1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month; 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Free admission on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month. Family tour at 1:00 pm and special program at 2:00 pm.
Asian Art Museum
Free admission first Sunday of the month.
Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sundays
CuriOdyssey (Formerly the Coyote Point Museum)
Adventure Playground Open Hours
Berkeley; 11:00 am-4:00 pm
An utterly unique playground in Berkeley designed for children 7 years and older, but younger kids are welcome as long as they remain within arms reach of an adult.
Cooking and Classes
In the Kitchen: Kids classes
Sausalito; Every Sunday at 10:00 am
Hands-on experience in the kitchen, targeted for kids from ages 4-14 years old. Class themes and prices vary.
Fitness and Exercise
It’s Yoga, Kids
Two Sunday sessions of Family Yoga: 5 years and younger, and 6 years and up. Drop-in classes are $20 (includes one child with adult).
Carmel Blue Family Yoga Classes
Sundays 10:00-10:50 am. $15 / Class or $65 for 5 class series Ages: toddlers-6 years.
Cardio-Tone Classes with Childcare
Cardio-Tone offers childcare from 9:00 am-1:00 pm while you take a fitness class.
Stonestown Farmers’ Market
9:00 am-1:00 pm
UN Plaza Farmers’ Market
Civic Center, 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Jack London Square Farmers Market
Oakland, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
San Rafael Farmers Market
San Rafael Civic Center, 8:00 am-2:00 pm
DiaperDays First Sunday of the Month
Regular education days on diapers and diaper options.