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

San Francisco

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
Everyday
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

San Francisco

Contemporary Jewish Museum
Ongoing exhibition: Curious George Saves the Day

Marin

Book Passage Storytime
Corte Madera
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.

Museums

San Francisco

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.

East Bay

Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sundays

Peninsula

CuriOdyssey (Formerly the Coyote Point Museum)
San Mateo

Playtime

East Bay

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

North Bay

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

San Francisco

It’s Yoga, Kids
The Presidio
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.

Farmers Markets

San Francisco

Stonestown Farmers’ Market
9:00 am-1:00 pm

UN Plaza Farmers’ Market
Civic Center, 7:00 am-5:00 pm

East Bay

Jack London Square Farmers Market
Oakland, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Marin

San Rafael Farmers Market
San Rafael Civic Center, 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Parent Resources

Natural Resources
DiaperDays First Sunday of the Month
Regular education days on diapers and diaper options.