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July 2016

At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
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Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
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Make an origami butterfly stick puppet. For ages 5-10.

Cost: $35, materials included

Where:
Sharon Art Studio
300 Bowling Green Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-7006
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Drop in to create art or climb on a play structure, dance on a stage, relax in a swing chair and other activities.

Cost: $12

Where:
Twirl
1424 Park St.
Alameda, CA  94501
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Telephone: 510-473-0812
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Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Put your engineering skills to the test as you learn how to Defy Gravity and travel to the stars. Design, build, and then test rockets and airplanes to learn about the science of flight. This...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: FREE with admission of $15 adults, $10 child/seniors, FREE 4 and under

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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See every kind of bike under the sun, plus food trucks, stunt shows, live DJs and more. 

Cost: $5

Where:
History Park
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA
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Enjoy a story on a sandy beach after walking along the salty marsh to see strange creatures and plants.  Sun., July 24. 10:30-11:30am. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martinez Regional Shoreline
Parking lot off of N. Court Street
Martinez, CA  94553
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Telephone: 510-544-2750
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Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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In Canada's longest running touring play, audiences will follow Morgan the Clown on a charming journey of discovery in the Bing Studio. Family show ages 3-8 The first performance begins at 11:00...

Cost: General Admission $25

Where:
Bing Concert Hall Studio
327 Lasuen St
Stanford, CA  94305
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Sponsor: Stanford Live
Contact Name: Krystina Tran
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The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is very excited to announce the opening of "Pinball! An Exhibition of Vintage Pinball Machines."    Our doors will open this weekend...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: Museum of American Heritage
Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Sandra Roorda
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Enjoy food trucks and tents, kid friendly food like farm fresh produce, yoga and more. 11am-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Presidio at the Main Parade Ground
Montgomery Street at Lincoln Street
San Francisco, CA
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Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4:30pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our MakerSpace Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on...

Cost: $5

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center next to Friends of the Library
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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This program features selections by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Mussorgsky.

Cost: FREE

Where:
James R. Herman Cruise Terminal
Pier 27
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-864-6000
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Books Inc. in Palo Alto, that’s where! That’s right, head to Books Inc. in Palo Alto for our Where’s Waldo Party featuring games, activities, a raffle, and WALDO HIMSELF! (Ages 3+)

Cost: free

Where:
Books Inc. Palo Alto
74 Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-321-0600
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Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December), for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA
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Telephone: (831) 459-3800
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Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: FREE with admission of $15 adults, $10 child/seniors, FREE 4 and under

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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Come create and take home a fun marine-themed souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA
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Telephone: (831) 459-3800
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DRACULA. From the book written in 1897 by Irishman Bram Stoker, who was fascinated by the legendary stories of a 15th century prince named Vlad Dracula, this adaptation by CTC’s Gayle Cornelison...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre
550 E Remington Dr
Sunnyvale, CA  94087
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Sponsor: California Theatre Center
Telephone: 408-245-2978
Contact Name: Diana Burnell
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Join park staff at the Visitor Center to explore our agricultural history, past to present, at Santa Clara County’s newest park. Take an easy walk to see items that were used on the farm in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Join Chris Colfer, New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor from "Glee", for a special event celebrating the release of The Land of...

Cost: 18.59

Where:
Michaan's Auction House Theater
2751 Todd St
Alameda, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
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Opera in the Park is sponsored by OPR and supported by OCF, Orinda Rotary and City of Orinda. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a memorable summer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Orinda Community Center Park
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA  94563
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Sponsor: City of Orinda
Contact Name: Jennifer Weiss
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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
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CMT Rising Stars presents Crazy for You - a high energy comedy with exciting plot twists and fabulous dance numbers set to the music of classic Gershwin tunes, including “I Can’t Be Bothered...

Cost: $14 - $18

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: (408) 288-5437
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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

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Visit the opening of exhibit "Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Painting at Berkeley, the First Fifty Years," featuring more than 50 celebrated works.  July 6- Sept. 25. ...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
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Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-329-2366
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Live music plus face painting, hair braiding, cotton candy, popcorn and ice cream. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. 1-3pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington Park
850 Burlingame Ave.
Burlingame, CA
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Telephone: 650-558-7300
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Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-292-2162
Website »

More information

Enjoy the music and story of Disney’s classic animated film. Check website for times.

Cost: $14 under 19, $19 adults

Where:
Mustang Hall
Central Middle School
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Design rocket ships and space stations to take home for your own mini-movies. 11am-3pm

Cost: $12 adults, under 19 FREE

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-655-7800
Website »

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Young female athletes from across the country are competing in this event.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Moscone Recreation Center
1800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-831-2700
Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
Website »

More information

Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

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CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

More information

Put your engineering skills to the test as you learn how to Defy Gravity and travel to the stars. Design, build, and then test rockets and airplanes to learn about the science of flight. This...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

More information

Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
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Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
Website »

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Children ages 4 and up can drop in each Monday to build with various materials including LEGOs, CitiBlocks and more.  June 20-Aug. 8. 1-3pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave.
Castro Valley, CA  94546
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Telephone: 510-667-7900
Website »

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Come enjoy the opportunity to hold and interact with the docile animals of For Goodness Snakes. This one-of-a-kind educational experience will introduce children to the fascinating world of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joyce Ellington Branch Library
491 E. Empire St.
San Jose, CA
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Website »

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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
Website »

More information

Paws In Need TIPS FOR CHANGE Dinner Monday, July 25th, 2016 5pm to 9pm   Gianni’s Italian Bistro 2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd. San Ramon, CA 94583  ...

Cost: Menu prices vary

Where:
Gianni's Italian Bistro
2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
San Ramon, CA  94583
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Sponsor: Paws In Need
Telephone: 925-216-1621
Contact Name: Lisa Williams
Website »

More information

July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-292-2162
Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
View map »


Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
Website »

More information

Enjoy the music and story of Disney’s classic animated film. Check website for times.

Cost: $14 under 19, $19 adults

Where:
Mustang Hall
Central Middle School
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

More information

Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-329-2366
Website »

More information

The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Young female athletes from across the country are competing in this event.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Moscone Recreation Center
1800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-831-2700
Website »

More information

Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

More information

Put your engineering skills to the test as you learn how to Defy Gravity and travel to the stars. Design, build, and then test rockets and airplanes to learn about the science of flight. This...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

More information

Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
View map »


Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
Website »

More information

Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
Website »

More information

Groove to music by performers such as Annie Sampson and The Fargo Brothers as Concord's Tuesday Night Blues returns for weekly shows. July 5-26. 6:30-8pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St.
Concord, CA  94520
View map »


Telephone: 925-671-3464
Website »

More information

Summer Concerts in the Park are held on Tuesday evenings. Sponsored by OPR and supported by OCF, Orinda Rotary and City of Orinda. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Orinda Community Center Park
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA  94563
View map »


Sponsor: City of Orinda
Contact Name: Jennifer Weiss
Website »

More information

July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

Young female athletes from across the country are competing in this event.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Moscone Recreation Center
1800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-831-2700
Website »

More information

Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

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Enjoy the music and story of Disney’s classic animated film. Check website for times.

Cost: $14 under 19, $19 adults

Where:
Mustang Hall
Central Middle School
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

More information

Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-292-2162
Website »

More information

Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
Website »

More information

The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-329-2366
Website »

More information

Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

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Put your engineering skills to the test as you learn how to Defy Gravity and travel to the stars. Design, build, and then test rockets and airplanes to learn about the science of flight. This...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

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CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

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Get ready to howl at the moon! Join Auntie Dori for a special themed storytime in celebration of Wolf Camp by Andrea Zuill. Activities and snacks will be a part of the fun. (Ages 4+)

Cost: free

Where:
Books Inc. Mountain View
301 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-428-1234
Website »

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At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

More information

Watch these birds sing opera, cry like a baby, impersonate animals and more.

Cost: : $15 adults, $10 youth ages 5-17, under 5 FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-654-0200
Website »

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Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
View map »


Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
Website »

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Build the tallest, most stable, and biggest structures using only three types of materials, all while learning the basics of structures and engineering. Ages 5 and up. Also available at...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
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Website »

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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
Website »

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Bring chairs, jackets, a picnic supper and the family to enjoy live music and the sunset. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Esplanade Park
Capitola, AL


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Gain a clear understanding of the range of local kindergarten programs and steps for how to make the best match without unnecessary stress.

Cost: $45 individual, $75 couple

Where:
Koret Family Resource Center,
1710 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-359-2454
Website »

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Acquire a developmental understanding of how best to support your little ones and preserve your sanity.

Cost: $45 individual, $75 couple

Where:
Dr. George Sugarman Swift Building
600 Fifth Ave.
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-491-7959
Website »

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Learn how to teach truthfulness and prevent lying.

Cost: $45 individual, $75 couple

Where:
Eleanor Haas Koshland Center
2001 Winward Way # 200
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 650-931-1840
Website »

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Join us at the San Leandro Main Library for a Family Fun Night featuring KidWorks Touring Theatre Company. They've come all the way from Chicago, IL to perform their show, Sports-N-Games Around...

Cost: free

Where:
San Leandro Main Library
300 Estudillo Ave
San Leandro, CA  94577
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Telephone: 510-577-3960
Website »

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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

Young female athletes from across the country are competing in this event.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Moscone Recreation Center
1800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-831-2700
Website »

More information

Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

This new exhibition features a large selection of never-before-shown photographs, Civil War cartes and federal currency from famed 19th century runaway slave Sojourner Truth.  July...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-0808
Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

Visit the opening of exhibit "Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Painting at Berkeley, the First Fifty Years," featuring more than 50 celebrated works.  July 6- Sept. 25. ...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
Website »

More information

Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
View map »


Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
Website »

More information

Enjoy the music and story of Disney’s classic animated film. Check website for times.

Cost: $14 under 19, $19 adults

Where:
Mustang Hall
Central Middle School
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

More information

Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-292-2162
Website »

More information

Watch a classic movie on the beach with the world-famous Giant Dipper coaster lights twinkling overhead. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back chair, relax and enjoy the free show. Seating...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
, AL


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Learn basic woodworking skills and build toys, tool boxes or simple furniture. For ages 7-10. 1-2:30pm

Cost: $60-65

Where:
Sunnyside Playground
200 Melrose Ave.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-337-4720
Website »

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Weekly family hang-out under the stars featuring music, crafts, games and special events. 4:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Novato Library
1720 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-473-2050
Website »

More information

Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-329-2366
Website »

More information

Come "Play it Again Solano!" with live entertainment, exhibits, great food, animals, rides, games and all that other fun fair stuff. July 27-31. Wed.-Fri. 3-11pm. Sat. and...

Cost: $6-10 admission per person

Where:
Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA  94589
View map »


Telephone: 707-551-2000
Website »

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Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

More information

At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Put your engineering skills to the test as you learn how to Defy Gravity and travel to the stars. Design, build, and then test rockets and airplanes to learn about the science of flight. This...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

More information

Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
View map »


Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
Website »

More information

What makes these critters move? Find out more about forces of motion and the movement of living organisms by creating a critter capsule complete with personalized “mummy wrap.”...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Village Square Branch Library
4001 Evergreen Village Square
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

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Have fun with bubbles in this hands-on bubble science activity. Learn about making your own bubble solution and vote for the best bubble recipe. Also available at other branches. See website...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calabazas Branch Library
1230 S Blaney Ave.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
Website »

More information

Join us for the Thursday Night Live Series in Downtown Mountain View! Castro Street between Mercy and Villa Streets will be closed to traffic so the public can walk the street to enjoy restaurant...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Mountain View
Castro Street
Mountain View, CA  94040
View map »


Sponsor: City of Mountain View
Telephone: 650-903-6331
Contact Name: Recreation Division
Website »

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Relax at Todos Santos Plaza to enjoy an electrifying 14-piece tribute to Michael Jackson as part of Concord's Thursday evening summer Music & Market Series ​ Thu.,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St.
Concord, CA  94520
View map »


Telephone: 925-671-3464
Website »

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Bay Street will fire up Emeryville on Thursday nights this summer with the return of the Catch the Fever dance series! From novice groovers to seasoned jivers, everyone is invited to enjoy fun...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Street
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
View map »


Telephone: 510-655-4002
Website »

More information

July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

More information

Enjoy the music and story of Disney’s classic animated film. Check website for times.

Cost: $14 under 19, $19 adults

Where:
Mustang Hall
Central Middle School
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

More information

Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
View map »


Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Make wands for giant bubbles, craft your own perler bread picture or build with marshmallows. There will be a new project each week. 2:30-3:30pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Portola Valley Library
765 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-851-0560
Website »

More information

Come "Play it Again Solano!" with live entertainment, exhibits, great food, animals, rides, games and all that other fun fair stuff. July 27-31. Wed.-Fri. 3-11pm. Sat. and...

Cost: $6-10 admission per person

Where:
Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA  94589
View map »


Telephone: 707-551-2000
Website »

More information

Young female athletes from across the country are competing in this event.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Moscone Recreation Center
1800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-831-2700
Website »

More information

The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

This new exhibition features a large selection of never-before-shown photographs, Civil War cartes and federal currency from famed 19th century runaway slave Sojourner Truth.  July...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-0808
Website »

More information

Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-292-2162
Website »

More information

Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-329-2366
Website »

More information

Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

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The 2016 Strider Cup World Championship held in San Francisco, CA from July 29-30 is an annual two-day racing event for all skill levels that welcomes STRIDER Bike owners (ages 18 months-5) and...

Cost: $27 Pre-registration; $35 Onsite

Where:
Pier 35
The Embarcadero
San Francisco, NE  94133
View map »


Sponsor: Strider (Presented by FedEx)
Telephone: 605-342-0266
Contact Name: Kyla Wright
Website »

More information

At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Put your engineering skills to the test as you learn how to Defy Gravity and travel to the stars. Design, build, and then test rockets and airplanes to learn about the science of flight. This...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

More information

The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is very excited to announce the opening of "Pinball! An Exhibition of Vintage Pinball Machines."    Our doors will open this weekend...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94301
View map »


Sponsor: Museum of American Heritage
Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Sandra Roorda
Website »

More information

Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
View map »


Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
Website »

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Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring...

Cost: $15

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center next to Friends of the Library
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival must cope...

Cost: $27-45

Where:
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
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Sponsor: Coastal Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 650.569.3266
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The Strider Cup World Championship is an annual racing event that gives toddlers and people with special needs a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test. It brings together...

Cost: $27.37

Where:
Pier 35
1454 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, UT  94133
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Sponsor: Strider Bikes
Telephone: 605-342-0266
Contact Name: Strider Bikes
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The Strider Cup World Championship is an annual racing event that gives toddlers and people with special needs a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test. It brings together...

Cost: $27.37

Where:
Pier 35
1454 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Sponsor: Strider Bikes
Telephone: 605-342-0266
Contact Name: Strider Bikes
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The Bay Area Night Market takes inspiration from the popular night markets found in many Asian countries. The event takes that inspiration and blends it with a Bay Area vibe. Celebrating the...

Cost: $5 online. $7 door. 8 and under free. Parking free.

Where:
Newark Pavilion
6430 Thornton Ave
Newark, CA  94560
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Sponsor: owner
Telephone: 408-807-7108
Contact Name: Ria Abellera
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Join the Oakland Museum of California each Friday for its expanded festive night market with art workshops for the whole family, food trucks, music and half-price admission for adults....

Cost: $7.50 adults, ages 18 and under FREE.

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8459
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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
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Come for the 14th anniversary of this family-favorite outdoor concert series featuring local artists and a variety of acoustic music including jazz, blues, swing and more. Bring a blanket or...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vasona County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA
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A CMT Mainstage favorite! Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a cultural phenomenon, with songs that rock and a story that resonates. An...

Cost: $16 - $24

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: (408) 288-5437
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See the Disney Pixar favorite Inside Out during a free evening showing in Walnut Creek. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Heather Farm Park
301 N. San Carlos Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94598
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Telephone: 925-943-5858
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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
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Families and train buffs can ‘ride’ the Diablo Valley Lines all year long during its 2016 whistle stop shows, featuring hundreds of model trains representing the mid-20th...

Cost: $3 adults, $2 children ages 6-12, under 6 FREE.

Where:
Larkey Park
2751 Buena Vista Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA  94597
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Telephone: 925-937-1888
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Bring your picnic and watch the stars come out over Walnut Creek. Stay for the movie and you’ll see some pretty impressive stars on our screen, too! Movies begin at dusk. Please do not...

Cost: $2 suggested donation

Where:
Heather Farm Park
301 N San Carlos Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Walnut Creek Recreation
Telephone: 925-943-5858
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Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
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Listen to top bands from the 80s and 90s under the lights of the boardwalk. 630 and 830pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, CA
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Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-292-2162
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Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-329-2366
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Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-339-3900
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Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Enjoy a train ride with Thomas, photos with Sir Topham Hat, face painting, bounce houses and more. July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7. 

Cost: $20

Where:
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA
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The oral storytelling tradition comes to life with the ancient redwood forest as a backdrop. Events throughout the weekend include Big Basin Nature Tails for children of all ages, guided walks that...

Cost: FREE, parking $10

Where:
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA
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Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s and early '90s. Two shows - 6:30 and 8:30pm 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, CA
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Enjoy the music and story of Disney’s classic animated film. Check website for times.

Cost: $14 under 19, $19 adults

Where:
Mustang Hall
Central Middle School
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-345-6800
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The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
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Come "Play it Again Solano!" with live entertainment, exhibits, great food, animals, rides, games and all that other fun fair stuff. July 27-31. Wed.-Fri. 3-11pm. Sat. and...

Cost: $6-10 admission per person

Where:
Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA  94589
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Telephone: 707-551-2000
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This new exhibition features a large selection of never-before-shown photographs, Civil War cartes and federal currency from famed 19th century runaway slave Sojourner Truth.  July...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
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Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-621-9153
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The 2016 Strider Cup World Championship held in San Francisco, CA from July 29-30 is an annual two-day racing event for all skill levels that welcomes STRIDER Bike owners (ages 18 months-5) and...

Cost: $27 Pre-registration; $35 Onsite

Where:
Pier 35
The Embarcadero
San Francisco, NE  94133
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Sponsor: Strider (Presented by FedEx)
Telephone: 605-342-0266
Contact Name: Kyla Wright
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Take a short bird spotting walk along Coyote Creek Parkway. Learn tricks on how to identify the most common birds. Meet at the visitor center with binoculars if you have them. Best for ages 12 and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Anderson Lake County Park
19245 Malaguerra Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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The main entrance doors open early at 9am so the first 250 guests can get a special ticket to spread produce in the elephant exhibit. Bring produce to donate and receive a free kid's ride...

Cost: $17.75 adults, $13.75 ages 2-14, members and under 2 FREE

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 510-632-9525
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Stop by Palo Alto for an all-day countdown to midnight's release party with Not Your Mother's Book Club for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! The store will be in celebration mode throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Palo Alto
74 Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-321-0600
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Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Experiment with rovers, rockets, and other spacecraft to learn about the excitement and challenges of space exploration. Stop by the Animal Discovery Room and meet an animal ambassador during...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Grab your favorite kite to join the party in the sky! Make a kite, watch expert competitions and performances, play in the kids zone and don't miss the candy drop.  July 30-31....

Cost: $15 parking fee, admission FREE

Where:
Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina
11 Spinnaker Way
Berkeley, CA  94710
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Telephone: 510-235-5483
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Let the fun go to your head and wear your most fashion faux-pas head wear to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach to receive a prize.  July 30-31. 10am-5pm. 

Cost: $15 general admission, $10 children and seniors.

Where:
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
10979 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Telephone: 510-592-3002
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Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: FREE with admission of $15 adults, $10 child/seniors, FREE 4 and under

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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Meet roving reptiles with the help of volunteers.

Cost: $9 adults, $7 students 13-17, $6 children 2-12, under 2 FREE

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 650-342-7755
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At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Grand Opening July 9th! Kids Attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start re-writing the story using imagination...

Cost: Adult $12/Child $8

Where:
The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Once Upon Your Mind
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Summer blackberries are ready for picking so bring your own berry basket and gather a bunch to take home for pies and other treats. Sat., July 30. 10:30-11:30am. 

Cost: $3 adults, $2 ages 4-17, under 4 FREE

Where:
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-544-2797
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Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Visit Lakeshore Learning every Saturday 11 a.m.—3 p.m. for a fun, free craft! Call our store for more details or visit: Bit.ly/freecraftsforkids  Lakeshore Learning - San Leandro1144 Montague...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
1144 Montague Ave.
San Leandro, CA  94577
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Learning
Telephone: 510-483-9750
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The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is very excited to announce the opening of "Pinball! An Exhibition of Vintage Pinball Machines."    Our doors will open this weekend...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: Museum of American Heritage
Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Sandra Roorda
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Celebrate a picturesque waterfront locale with live music, food, Kids' Activity Alley and more! July 30-31. 11am-6pm. 

Cost: $15 weekend pass, $10 adults, ages 12 and under FREE

Where:
First Street Green
1st and E. B Streets
Benicia, CA  94510
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Telephone: 707-745-9791
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Make simple circuit art projects. For ages 4-10 with caregivers.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Novato Library
1720 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-2050
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Get inspired by the music of young fiddlers and violinists ages 7-14 as they share dances and a range of fiddling styles from bluegrass to jazz. Sat., July 30. 11am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Find out how you would score on the new SAT.  Take a full length practice SAT test, proctored by C2 Education. The test lasts just over 4 hours and is open to high school students....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Berryessa Branch Library
3355 Noble Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: FREE with admission of $15 adults, $10 child/seniors, FREE 4 and under

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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Play table top board games and card games.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Brisbane Library
250 Visitacion Ave.
Brisbane, CA
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Telephone: 415-467-2060
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This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival must cope...

Cost: $27-45

Where:
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
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Sponsor: Coastal Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 650.569.3266
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Princess Penny is home from competing in the Olympics, when she discovers there are problems in the kingdom. A dragon has been spotted in the hills above the castle and her father, the King,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Seven Trees Branch Library
3590 Cas Drive
San Jose, CA
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Join park staff at the Visitor Center to explore our agricultural history, past to present, at Santa Clara County’s newest park. Take an easy walk to see items that were used on the farm in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Learn how to thread and weave a simple back strap-loom. Create a scarf or part of a blanket. For grades 6-12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fairfax Library
2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-2050
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The Strider Cup World Championship is an annual racing event that gives toddlers and people with special needs a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test. It brings together...

Cost: $27.37

Where:
Pier 35
1454 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Sponsor: Strider Bikes
Telephone: 605-342-0266
Contact Name: Strider Bikes
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The Strider Cup World Championship is an annual racing event that gives toddlers and people with special needs a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test. It brings together...

Cost: $27.37

Where:
Pier 35
1454 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, UT  94133
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Sponsor: Strider Bikes
Telephone: 605-342-0266
Contact Name: Strider Bikes
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Everyone will be playing, dancing, clapping, giggling and singing to Juan's catchy multilingual tunes.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane East
San Jose, CA
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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
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Is your family ready for a WILD campout?  Grab your camping gear, your family, a few friends, and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo. Family Sundown Safari is a unique...

Cost: $85.00 per person for non-members / $75.00 per person for members. $70 per perso

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Sponsor: Oakland Zoo
Telephone: (510) 632-9525 x220
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​Get a firsthand look at what's inside a park ranger's patrol truck. Interact with the equipment and tools used and learn about emergency operations, firefighting and the daily patrol...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch
10840 Coyote Reservoir Road
Gilroy, CA
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A CMT Mainstage favorite! Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a cultural phenomenon, with songs that rock and a story that resonates. An...

Cost: $16 - $24

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: (408) 288-5437
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Listen to a 19-piece Latin Big Band Orchestra play salsa, Latin jazz, cha cha and more outdoors under the stars Bring picnics and blankets or low-backed chairs. The event includes a kid zone.

Cost: $22-240; under 18 FREE

Where:
Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
Swig Field
200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-444-8000
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Bring your picnic blankets, chairs and marshmallows to gather around the campfire with rangers for songs, skits and stories to celebrate naturalist John Muir.  May 28, June 25, July 30...

Cost: FREE

Where:
John Muir National Historic Site
4202 Alhambra Ave.
Front Gate
Martinez, CA  94553
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Telephone: 925-228-8860
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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
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Born to Brazilian music legends João Gilberto and Miúcha, Gilberto has collected multiple Grammy nominations over the course of her career with her bright, incandescent bossa nova-infused...

Cost: Reserved $30 / $40/ $50 / Premium $65

Where:
Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen St
Stanford, CA  94305
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Sponsor: Stanford Live
Contact Name: Krystina Tran
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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II will be released on July 31st. Come by for an after-hours party to celebrate the release and leave with a copy of the script book, the first...

Cost: free

Where:
Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Laurel Book Store
Telephone: 510-452-9232
Contact Name: Luan Stauss
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Beginning at 11PM Auntie Dori will be hosting an hour of themed activities and snacks to celebrate the release of this exciting new book! 20% of proceeds made from pre-order of Harry Potter and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Mountain View
301 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-428-1234
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Nine years after the last Harry Potter book was released comes the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s written by Jack Thorne based on an idea by Harry Potter series author JK...

Cost: $3; under 4 FREE

Where:
The Reading Bug
785 Laurel St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-591-0100
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A 24-hour celebration of cancer survivors and their families. This is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  Begins at 10am

Cost: FREE

Where:
Half Moon Bay High School
1 Lewis Foster Drive
Half Moon Bay, CA
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Telephone: 408-688-0114
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Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
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Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-329-2366
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Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-345-6800
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Shop for original artwork, antiques, vintage apparel, fashion and more. 10am-4pm.

Cost: $3, under 13 FREE

Where:
Avenue of the Palms
San Francisco, CA
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Enjoy the music and story of Disney’s classic animated film. Check website for times.

Cost: $14 under 19, $19 adults

Where:
Mustang Hall
Central Middle School
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-339-3900
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Celebrate these jaw-dropping animals with a week of special events including presentations, feedings and more.

Cost: $22.95 adults, $13.95 children ages 4-12. $68 family (two adults, two children).

Where:
Aquarium of the Bay
Embarcadero and Beach Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-623-5300
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Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Come "Play it Again Solano!" with live entertainment, exhibits, great food, animals, rides, games and all that other fun fair stuff. July 27-31. Wed.-Fri. 3-11pm. Sat. and...

Cost: $6-10 admission per person

Where:
Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA  94589
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Telephone: 707-551-2000
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Bring the kids out for nature crafts, garden care, outdoor games and exploration. Bring a lunch for a picnic. 12-3pm

Cost: Included with admission: FREE for San Francisco residents. Non-residents are $8

Where:
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Golden Gate Park
Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-661-1316
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Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-292-2162
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This new exhibition features a large selection of never-before-shown photographs, Civil War cartes and federal currency from famed 19th century runaway slave Sojourner Truth.  July...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
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The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
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The oral storytelling tradition comes to life with the ancient redwood forest as a backdrop. Events throughout the weekend include Big Basin Nature Tails for children of all ages, guided walks that...

Cost: FREE, parking $10

Where:
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA
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Enjoy a train ride with Thomas, photos with Sir Topham Hat, face painting, bounce houses and more. July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7. 

Cost: $20

Where:
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA
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Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-621-9153
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  • Imagination Playground

    2016.01.02
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Hiller Aviation Museum

    Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children. Every Sat....

  • Explore New Worlds

    2016.03.02
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Lawrence Hall of Science

    At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the...

  • Codewritingkids.com at Hillview Library San Jose

    2016.07.18
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Hillview Library

    CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The...

  • Defy Gravity, part of Summer Fun Weeks

    2016.07.23
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Lawrence Hall of Science

    Put your engineering skills to the test as you learn how to Defy Gravity and travel to the stars. Design, build, and then test rockets and...

  • Butterfly Art Workshop

    2016.07.24
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Sharon Art Studio

    Make an origami butterfly stick puppet. For ages 5-10.

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    2016.07.24
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bing Concert Hall Studio

    In Canada's longest running touring play, audiences will follow Morgan the Clown on a charming journey of discovery in the Bing Studio. Family...

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    2016.01.02
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Hiller Aviation Museum

    Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults. Every Sat. and...

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    2016.07.24
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre

    DRACULA. From the book written in 1897 by Irishman Bram Stoker, who was fascinated by the legendary stories of a 15th century prince named Vlad...

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    2016.07.24
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Michaan's Auction House Theater

    Join Chris Colfer, New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor from "Glee", for a special event...

  • Half Moon Bay Coastside Passeggiata

    2016.07.21
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C

    Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in...

  • CMT Rising Stars Presents: Crazy for You

    2016.07.15
    7:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Montgomery Theater

    CMT Rising Stars presents Crazy for You - a high energy comedy with exciting plot twists and fabulous dance numbers set to the music of classic...

  • International All Girls Baseball Tournament

    2016.07.23
    All Day @ Moscone Recreation Center

    Young female athletes from across the country are competing in this event.

  • Hunger Games Exhibition

    2016.02.18
    All Day @ Innovation Hangar

    Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games...

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    2016.07.03
    All Day @ Washington Park

    Live music plus face painting, hair braiding, cotton candy, popcorn and ice cream. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. 1-3pm

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    2016.03.05
    All Day @ Hiller Aviation Museum

    Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone...

  • Busytown the Musical

    2016.07.13
    All Day @ Palo Alto Children's Theatre

    The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn...

  • Disney's The Little Mermaid

    2016.06.23
    All Day @ The Julia Morgan Theater

    Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who...

  • Beach Animal Kinetic Sculptures

    2016.05.27
    All Day @ Exploratorium

    Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

  • Drop in Art: Studio Space Odyssey

    2016.07.03
    All Day @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

    Design rocket ships and space stations to take home for your own mini-movies. 11am-3pm

  • Drop-in Indoor Roller Skating

    2016.06.08
    All Day @ Tenderloin Recreation Center

    Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm


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