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June 2016

Visit this farmers’ market in a central location accessible to everyone whether they’re walking, biking, driving or riding public transit. May 29. 9am-2pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
1737 Locust St.
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-431-8361
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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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Learn about the Solar System’s power plant during a week of solar-powered activities. Explore a 6-foot model of the Sun in Science On a Sphere®, learn to power circuits in the Ingenuity...

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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Explore a variety of habitats in this open oak woodland at the edge of the San Pablo Bay wetlands. Bring lunch.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rush Creek Preserve
Meet at the Bahia Trailhead near the end of Bahia Drive
Novato, CA
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Telephone: 415-893-9527
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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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​New to dirt bikes? Take part in an all-day “Introduction to Dirt” course by a certified instructor through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Ages 6 and up must provide their own...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Motorcycle County Park
300 Metcalf Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: (408) 226-5223
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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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Do you have a Pony or Snake that you would like to showcase? Ponies and Snakes is a judged car show for Mustangs and Ford-powered Cobras. Register before June 1st to guarantee a T-Shirt...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Danville Livery
440 Sycamore Valley Rd.
Danville, CA  94526
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Join the largest kids’ bike ride in the United States. Each year, close to 600 kids ages 12 and under (including 250 ages 4 and under) pedal to the finish. Each rider receives a bicycle, a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
California and Lorton avenues
Burlingame, CA


Telephone: 650-245-6290
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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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All ages are welcome at Berkeley's weekly mid-day dance with a blend of musical styles from all over the world. The music isn't too loud and shoes are optional.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ashkenaz Community Dance Center
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94702
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Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4:30pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on...

Cost: FREE with admission of $9 adults, kids under 18 FREE

Where:
NUMU- New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95051
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Sponsor: NUMU Los Gatos
Telephone: 408-354-2646
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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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Elephant and Piggie are coming to Books Inc. in Berkeley! Join us for a very special storytime featuring two of our favorite characters for a reading of the final (say it ain't so!) book...

Cost: free

Where:
Books Inc. Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA  94709
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-643-3400
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Learn about marine mammals that have learned to use tools, dolphins that have learned to hunt on land and other amazing creatures.  Classroom programs at 12pm and 2pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Marine Mammal Center
2000 Bunker Road
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-289-7325
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Take a journey exploring art from all around the world.  Enjoy family tours and hands-on art projects guided by professional art teachers. Special programs such as story telling, book...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center
Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive
Stanford, 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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See the Bay Area's Professional Ultimate Disc team in action and enjoy food trucks, treats and a bounce house for little fans.  Sun., June 26. 1-4pm. 

Cost: $11.54 adults, $7.32 ages 11-18, ages 10 and under FREE.

Where:
Laney College Football Field
E 10th Street and Fourth Avenue
Oakland, CA  94606
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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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​Learn about required equipment and how to stay safe while boating on Santa Clara County waterways. A park ranger will be on hand to answer questions and help you have a fun and safe day on the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch
10840 Coyote Reservoir Road
Gilroy, 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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Build a miniature solar oven and explore the mysteries of the sun. Sun., June 26. 2-3pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Break Visitor Center
69 Big Break Road
Oakley, CA  94561
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Telephone: 510-544-3050
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You don't have to be Jewish to love this outdoor music festival. Along with headliner Molly Ringwald, enjoy performances by Mostly Kosher, Lior Ben-Hur &...

Cost: $20/$18 adults, $8 kids, 10 and under FREE

Where:
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, 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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The Buddhist Art & Book Fair, a Jodo Shinshu Center 10th anniversary commemorative event, offers breath-taking, meditative paintings, inspiring guest speakers and a unique selection of Pure...

Cost: Free

Where:
BCA Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Ave. (btwn Shattuck and Fulton)
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Spingo
Telephone: 510-809-1460
Contact Name: Renante Credo

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Jack London Square lights up the Oakland waterfront for a vibrant evening of merriment and verve on Friday evenings, at the annual Jack’s Night Market. From hipsters to foodies, this eclectic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Webster and Water
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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Award-winning actor Max McLean takes audiences on the fascinating journey from atheism to Christianity of C.S. Lewis, one of the most engaging personalities of our age. The Washington Post...

Cost: $29 - $59 CSLewisonStage.com or for groups of 10 or more, call 866.476.8707.

Where:
Lesher Regional Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Spingo
Telephone: 925-943-7469
Contact Name: Renante Credo

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See something furry or scaly during an exciting and educational Animal Encounters show at the Oakland Zoo! 11:45am and 12:30pm.

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

Where:
Oakland Zoo
Clorox WildLife Theater
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 510-632-9525
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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
Website »

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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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This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, 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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Some 30,000 people are expected to attend this event, which features 150 artists, 10 gourmet food booths and food trucks, live entertainment and a large family area.  10am-6pm both days.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown San Anselmo
San Anselmo Avenue between Tamalpais and Bolinas avenues
San Anselmo, CA
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Telephone: 800-310-6563
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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
Website »

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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
Website »

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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
Website »

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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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Website »

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Check out more than 400 vendors selling original artwork, antiques, vintage apparel, fashion and more. 10am-4pm Sat and Sunday

Cost: $3 general, under 13 FREE

Where:
Treasure Island Flea
Avenue of the Palms
San Francisco, CA
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Over the years NUMU has amassed a collection of head coverings, fashion and ceremonial hats in an effort to preserve our shared history.  In collaboration with Wayne Wichern Millinery and...

Cost: $9, FREE to members and kids under 18

Where:
New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
, 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
Website »

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It’s 2016 and the shrew that needs taming is the U.S. Congress. The tamers are three intrepid women with very different points of view.

Cost: $35 general, $10 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Outdoor Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-499-4488
Website »

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Learn about the Solar System’s power plant during a week of solar-powered activities. Explore a 6-foot model of the Sun in Science On a Sphere®, learn to power circuits in the Ingenuity...

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

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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Jack London Square lights up the Oakland waterfront for a vibrant evening of merriment and verve on Friday evenings, at the annual Jack’s Night Market. From hipsters to foodies, this eclectic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Webster and Water
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
Website »

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Learn to create a few origami folds during this hands-on activity.   Practicing origami brings many benefits in developing skills of sequencing, coordination and focus. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Campbell Library
77 Harrison Ave.
, CA
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Website »

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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
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

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

It’s 2016 and the shrew that needs taming is the U.S. Congress. The tamers are three intrepid women with very different points of view.

Cost: $35 general, $10 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Outdoor Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-499-4488
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

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
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

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 large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

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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

Learn about the Solar System’s power plant during a week of solar-powered activities. Explore a 6-foot model of the Sun in Science On a Sphere®, learn to power circuits in the Ingenuity...

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

Gardenia has magical powers but her neighbor, Greedy Gus, tries to take it all away. For ages 2-5.

Cost: FREE but advance registration required

Where:
Mill Valley Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-389-4292
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

Enjoy $2 admission and $2 samples of fair treats until 5pm on June 21 and 28.

Cost: $2

Where:
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 925-426-7600
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Come to this fun library performance to see the antics of the Three Billy Goats Gruff!  Tue., June 28. 2-2:45pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Centerville Library
3801 Nicolet Ave.
Fremont, CA  94536
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Telephone: 510-795-2629
Website »

More information

Jack London Square lights up the Oakland waterfront for a vibrant evening of merriment and verve on Friday evenings, at the annual Jack’s Night Market. From hipsters to foodies, this eclectic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Webster and Water
Oakland, CA  94607
View map »


Telephone: 510-645-9292
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
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Sponsor: City of Orinda
Contact Name: Jennifer Weiss
Website »

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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
View map »


Telephone: 415-292-2162
Website »

More information

This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
View map »


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

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

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

It’s 2016 and the shrew that needs taming is the U.S. Congress. The tamers are three intrepid women with very different points of view.

Cost: $35 general, $10 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Outdoor Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-499-4488
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

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

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

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

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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

Learn about the Solar System’s power plant during a week of solar-powered activities. Explore a 6-foot model of the Sun in Science On a Sphere®, learn to power circuits in the Ingenuity...

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

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
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​Learn how to water ski with the Santa Clara County Water Ski Club. All equipment, lessons and other resources will be provided. It's a great time for ages 8-17! Bring your bathing suit,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Calero County Park
23205 McKean Road
San Jose, CA
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Discover the science secrets behind your super hero’s special powers. Experiment with elasticity In a Single Bound and create a Bionic Ear to test your new-found hearing. For ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
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Get ready to move at this high-energy, interactive musical experience.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Morgan Hill Library
660 W Main Ave.
, CA
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This monthly lab is for children ages 5-11 who want to explore the natural sciences, solve problems, learn to use a 3D printer and how to code. Win free books and prizes!  Wed.,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Pablo Library
2300 El Portal Drive, Suite D
San Pablo, CA  94806
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Telephone: 510-374-3998
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Andy will perform an improvised story using the rich and playful sounds of his trombone.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Outdoor Amphitheater
MIll Valley Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-389-4292
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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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This band has been on the forefront of the West Coast root/swing revival since 2010.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Stafford Park
King Street and Hopkins Avenue
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-780-7250
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Jack London Square lights up the Oakland waterfront for a vibrant evening of merriment and verve on Friday evenings, at the annual Jack’s Night Market. From hipsters to foodies, this eclectic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Webster and Water
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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Not Your Mother's Book Club™  proudly presents an evening filled with thrills, chills, and great books! Joining us for the fun are Ann Redisch Stampler, author of How to Disappear; Alexandra...

Cost: free

Where:
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA  94102
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-776-1111
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It’s 2016 and the shrew that needs taming is the U.S. Congress. The tamers are three intrepid women with very different points of view.

Cost: $35 general, $10 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Outdoor Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-499-4488
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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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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 month of June marks National Immigrant Heritage Month. In addition to celebrating America’sdiversity, it also celebrates the contributions of millions of immigrants that live in the U.S....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tully Community Branch Library
880 Tully Road
San Jose, CA
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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
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
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 »

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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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The award-winning smash hit Broadway musical returns.

Cost: $45-212

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
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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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This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, 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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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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Learn about the Solar System’s power plant during a week of solar-powered activities. Explore a 6-foot model of the Sun in Science On a Sphere®, learn to power circuits in the Ingenuity...

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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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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Come learn about bees at this entertaining and educational event, featuring puppets, dancing, and live bees!   Children will be able to safely examine live bees close up and take home a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Garden Branch Library
1580 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA
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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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Peter Apel is singer-songwriter, author, illustrator, magician and dad. With his unique ability to leverage music and magic in his programs, he creates engaging, original programs. Peter's...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almaden Branch Library
6445 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Discover the science secrets behind your super hero’s special powers. Experiment with elasticity In a Single Bound and create a Bionic Ear to test your new-found hearing. For ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Come learn about bees at this entertaining and educational event, featuring puppets, dancing, and live bees!   Children will be able to safely examine live bees close up and take home a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Teens are invited to the Concord Library's meeting room each Thursday to watch shows and eat snacks with other people who love anime.  3:30-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Concord Library
2900 Salvio St.
Concord, CA  94519
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Telephone: 925-646-5455
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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
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Sponsor: City of Mountain View
Telephone: 650-903-6331
Contact Name: Recreation Division
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June 30 Door at 5 pm | Show at 5:30 pm Your Song My Song In their wildly interactive shows for children and families, silly six-piece band Your Song My Song sings you through watery...

Cost: $12 General Adult; $10 UCBG Member; $7 Youth (5 – 17); $5 Preschool (2 – 5)

Where:
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Telephone: 510-643-2755
Contact Name: Deepa Natarajan
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Jack London Square lights up the Oakland waterfront for a vibrant evening of merriment and verve on Friday evenings, at the annual Jack’s Night Market. From hipsters to foodies, this eclectic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Webster and Water
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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Join us to celebrate the debut cookbook of Elazar Sontag and Anya Ku, who interviewed and photographed 20 residents of Oakland about their favorite dishes they make at home. As the authors say:...

Cost: $5

Where:
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Spingo
Telephone: 510-848-0237
Contact Name: Renante Credo

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Keep the funk alive at an Alameda County Fair concert with two time Grammy Award winner Kool & The Gang, famed through generations for songs such as "Jungle Boogie"...

Cost: $10-12 ages 13-61, $8-10 ages 6-12, under 6 FREE

Where:
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 925-426-7600
Website »

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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
View map »


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

More information

Built around the theme What a Ride, the 75th annual event features a solar-powered carousel as well as carnival rides, farm animals concerts and more.

Cost: . $15 adults, $12 children ages 4-12, under 4 FREE if purchased online; $20 adul

Where:
Marin County Fair
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-6800
Website »

More information

The award-winning smash hit Broadway musical returns.

Cost: $45-212

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 888-746-1799
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

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

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
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Telephone: 650-851-0560
Website »

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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
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

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

This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

It’s 2016 and the shrew that needs taming is the U.S. Congress. The tamers are three intrepid women with very different points of view.

Cost: $35 general, $10 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Outdoor Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-499-4488
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Learn about the Solar System’s power plant during a week of solar-powered activities. Explore a 6-foot model of the Sun in Science On a Sphere®, learn to power circuits in the Ingenuity...

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

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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The San Mateo County History Museum continues its “Free First Fridays” program on July 1, 2016.  Not only is admission free the entire day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), but two programs are planned for...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Mateo County History Museum
2200 Broadway
Redwood City, CA  94063
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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 »

More information

Children ages 12 and under can get into the Alameda County Fair free until 5pm on June 17, June 24 and July 1. 

Cost: $10-12 ages 13-61, ages 12 and under FREE

Where:
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 925-426-7600
Website »

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For ages 5 and under. Relaxing, lighthearted, interactive, Shabbat program for tots. Includes songs, stories, puppets and more. Second Saturday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Congregation Beth David
19700 Prospect Road
Saratoga, CA  95070
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Sponsor: Congregation Beth David
Telephone: 408-257-3333
Website »

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San Francisco firefighters show off their truck and talk about safety.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Portola Branch Library
380 Bacon St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-5660
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Kids in grades K-5 are invited to meet three wild animals. Advance sign-up required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mill Valley Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-389-4292
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This program is designed especially for young children age 1-5. Bring your child to have fun and get messy with paint. Also available at other branches.  See website for details. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pearl Avenue Branch Library
4270 Pearl Ave.
San Jose, CA
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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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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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PJ Shabbat The program is geared for children 6 and under. Older siblings welcome.  What could be more fun for your children than coming to Shabbat Services in their PJs? Join us for a...

Cost: Dinner for adults $10, children aged 3-12 $2

Where:
Congregation Beth David
19700 Prospect Road
Saratoga, CA  95070
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Sponsor: Congregation Beth David
Telephone: 408-257-3333
Website »

More information

Jack London Square lights up the Oakland waterfront for a vibrant evening of merriment and verve on Friday evenings, at the annual Jack’s Night Market. From hipsters to foodies, this eclectic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Webster and Water
Oakland, CA  94607
View map »


Telephone: 510-645-9292
Website »

More information

Downtown Pleasant Hill is bringing back the Summer Concerts in the Plaza. This summer, Downtown Pleasant Hill, and our sponsors will be producing (4) concerts being held on the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center
Crescent Drive at Contra Costa Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA  94523
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Telephone: 925-279-0120
Website »

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Parents Working Together Parenting Skills for Happier, Healthier Families A monthly parent support group and education series presented by the Tri-Valley YMCA, lead by Susan Mancino, LMFT,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tri-Valley YMCA
Dublin, CA


Sponsor: Tri-Valley YMCA
Telephone: 925-354-1392
Contact Name: Susan Mancino
Website »

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Attn: Barnes & Noble kids and parents, join us for our Fantastic Friday Storytime, where our booksellers read classics and childhood favorites alongside new stories with imagination and wonder!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420
San Jose, CA  95122
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Telephone: 408-270-9477
Contact Name: Michael Koller

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Grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in for a night of awesome movies. Ages 12-18. Also, Aug. 21.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Centennial Recreation Center Teen Center
171 W. Edmundson Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Telephone: 408-310-4273
Website »

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​Knowledgeable volunteers provide a chance to look through a variety of telescopes and answer questions about the night sky. Meet at the novice track. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Motorcycle County Park
300 Metcalf Road
San Jose, CA
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Website »

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Come see Marin County Fair Fireworks from the top of the Nike site at McInnis Park.

Cost: FREE

Where:
McInnis Park
310 Smith Ranch Road
San Rafael, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-446-4423
Website »

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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
View map »


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

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 award-winning smash hit Broadway musical returns.

Cost: $45-212

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 888-746-1799
Website »

More information

It’s 2016 and the shrew that needs taming is the U.S. Congress. The tamers are three intrepid women with very different points of view.

Cost: $35 general, $10 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Outdoor Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-499-4488
Website »

More information

This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Bring your blanket or lawn chair down and enjoy a variety of musical performances, food trucks and a "Pop Up Park" area for children. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Civic Center Plaza
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
View map »


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

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

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

Built around the theme What a Ride, the 75th annual event features a solar-powered carousel as well as carnival rides, farm animals concerts and more.

Cost: . $15 adults, $12 children ages 4-12, under 4 FREE if purchased online; $20 adul

Where:
Marin County Fair
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-6800
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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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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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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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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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​Learn the rules of the road and how to properly inspect your bicycle. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with children ages 8-12. Bring a bike and helmet for each rider (limited number...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penitencia Creek
Mabury & Jackson Ave.
San Jose, CA
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​Join the Open Space Authority and County Parks for gentle tai chi to focus on balance and the circulation of energy. Meet at the visitor center with comfortable clothing.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA
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Learn how to build a chalkboard door hanger, bug house, trucks and more at this hands-on workshop for ages 5-12 at the Home Depot. Kids get to keep their craft as well as a workshop...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Home Depot
11939 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Telephone: 510-235-0800
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​Take a gentle walk around the Marina’s flat dirt trails and enjoy the local weather and bayside wildlife. We’ll keep the pace slow for all ages and abilities. Meet in the parking lot...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alviso Marina
1195 Hope Street
Alviso, CA
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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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Let freedom ring and play pinball and arcade games all weekend! Also, find Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's booth on Monday at the El Cerrito worldOne 4th of July Festival at Cerrito...

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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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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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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Follow a park ranger in walk through city streets to spell a secret word. Can you guess what it is by the end?

Cost: FREE

Where:
Meet behind the Maritime Museum
900 Beach St.
under the large clock, along the Aquatic Park Promenade
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-561-7177
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Discover the otherworldy qualities of Earth's creatures during a week of extreme animal explorations. Meet creatures with extreme qualities in the Animal Discovery Room and enjoy a free, giant...

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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Build a tree model and learn about the unique role trees play in thriving habitats. All children under 7 must be accompanied by a paying, participating adult.

Cost: $3 per child or $5 per parent-child combo

Where:
Mission Art Center
745 Treat Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-695-5014
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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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Come see what's in bloom in the gardens this month. Tour is free with paid admission of $5 for adults, $2 for ages 6-17 and free for under 6. 

Cost: FREE with paid admission of $5 adults, $2 ages 6-17 and under 6 FREE

Where:
UCSC Arboretum
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
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Come to a family story time for kids ages 3-5 in the Picture Book Area.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Orinda Library
26 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA  94563
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Telephone: 925-254-2184
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Saturday + Sunday July 2-3  |  11am - 4:30pm Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4:30pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio...

Cost: FREE with admission of $9 adults, kids under 18 FREE

Where:
NUMU- New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Telephone: 408-354-2646
Contact Name: New Museum Los Gatos
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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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Visit Casa Grande, once the magnificent home of New Almaden mine managers. Costumed Docents and staff will guide you through Victorian period rooms and museum exhibits. Children may participate in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almaden Quicksilver
21785 Almaden Road
San Jose, CA
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An instructor leads kids in stretching, jogging, aerobic and self-defense moves and other creative ways of using the park.

Cost: FREE

Where:
George “Rocky” Graham Park
630 Drake Ave.
Marin City, CA
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Telephone: 707-334-1773
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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:
Seven Trees Branch Library
3590 Cas Dr.
San Jose, CA
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Jewelry, while stylish, was more than just fashion to the ancient Egyptians. Learn about the different types of jewelry worn by the ancient Egyptians, how certain stones and styles served specific...

Cost: Included with admission: $5-9, children under 5 FREE.

Where:
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1664 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-947-3635
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Join the Halls Valley Astronomical group for a night of star gazing. You’ll have a chance to look through a variety of telescopes and ask questions about the night sky. Meet at Halley Hill...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joseph D. Grant County Park
18405 Mt. Hamilton Road
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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Have a new adventure this weekend for all ages at a Crab Cove Campfire!  July 2-3. 2-3pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crab Cove Visitor Center
1252 McKay Ave.
Alameda, CA  94501
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Telephone: 510-544-3187
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Meet live bats and learn about the importance of bats in the environment and the truth about some of the harmful myths and fears surrounding these unique animals. Also available at other...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Berryessa Branch Library
3355 Noble Ave.
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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The Marriage of Figaro - the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a surprisingly modern tale of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
John Hinkel Park
John Hinkel Park
Berkeley, CA  94707
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Sponsor: spingo
Telephone: 510-220-5443
Contact Name: Jerome Solberg

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Jack London Square lights up the Oakland waterfront for a vibrant evening of merriment and verve on Friday evenings, at the annual Jack’s Night Market. From hipsters to foodies, this eclectic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Webster and Water
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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July 2-17, 2016, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's 34th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park presents 'The Winter's Tale'. Music, dance,...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Amador Valley Community Park
Santa Rita Rd & Black Ave
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Sponsor: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 415-558-0888
Contact Name: Staff
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Rock out on a roller coaster of instrumentation when The Guess Who performs at the Alameda County Fair's Big O Tires Concert Series.  The concert is free with admission to the...

Cost: $10-12 ages 13-61, $8-10 ages 6-12, under 6 FREE

Where:
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 925-426-7600
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Join a ranger to discuss nocturnal animals and things that go bump in the night then enjoy fireworks from the Marin County Fair.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Meet at Dan Abraham Trailhead
San Rafael, CA


Telephone: 415-473-2816
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Get free admission to the Chabot Space and Science Museum all weekend if you can show a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card.  July 2-3. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd.
Oakland, CA  94619
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Telephone: 510-336-7300
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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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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 award-winning smash hit Broadway musical returns.

Cost: $45-212

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
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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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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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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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Built around the theme What a Ride, the 75th annual event features a solar-powered carousel as well as carnival rides, farm animals concerts and more.

Cost: . $15 adults, $12 children ages 4-12, under 4 FREE if purchased online; $20 adul

Where:
Marin County Fair
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-6800
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Celebrate jazz, culture and cuisine.  10am-6pm.

Where:
Fillmore Street
Between Jackson and Eddy streets
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 800-310-6563
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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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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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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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It’s 2016 and the shrew that needs taming is the U.S. Congress. The tamers are three intrepid women with very different points of view.

Cost: $35 general, $10 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Outdoor Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-499-4488
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  • 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...

  • Kids Free Fridays

    2016.06.17
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Alameda County Fairgrounds

    Children ages 12 and under can get into the Alameda County Fair free until 5pm on June 17, June 24 and July 1. 

  • July Free First Friday

    2016.07.01
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Mateo County History Museum

    The San Mateo County History Museum continues its “Free First Fridays” program on July 1, 2016.  Not only is admission free the entire day (10...

  • Community Reading Buddies

    2016.06.13
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Highland CDC

    Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child...

  • Fire Truck and Fire Safety Talk

    2016.07.01
    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Portola Branch Library

    San Francisco firefighters show off their truck and talk about safety.

  • Friday Nights @ OMCA

    2016.05.13
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Oakland Museum of California

    Join the Oakland Museum of California each Friday for its expanded festive night market with art workshops for the whole family, food...

  • Jack's Night Market

    2016.05.20
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Jack London Square

    Jack London Square lights up the Oakland waterfront for a vibrant evening of merriment and verve on Friday evenings, at the annual Jack’s...

  • Downtown Pleasant Hill Concert Series

    2016.06.02
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

    Downtown Pleasant Hill is bringing back the Summer Concerts in the Plaza. This summer, Downtown Pleasant Hill, and our sponsors will be producing...

  • Fantastic Friday Storytime - Every 1st, 2nd and 4th Friday at 7:00pm

    2016.02.05
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall

    Attn: Barnes & Noble kids and parents, join us for our Fantastic Friday Storytime, where our booksellers read classics and childhood favorites...

  • Late Night Movie Night

    2016.01.01
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Centennial Recreation Center Teen Center

    Grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in for a night of awesome movies. Ages 12-18. Also, Aug. 21.

  • Fair Fireworks and S'more Feast

    2016.07.01
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ McInnis Park

    Come see Marin County Fair Fireworks from the top of the Nike site at McInnis Park.

  • 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...

  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    2016.06.29
    All Day @ Orpheum Theatre

    The award-winning smash hit Broadway musical returns.

  • Concert on the Plaza

    2016.06.01
    All Day @ Civic Center Plaza

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair down and enjoy a variety of musical performances, food trucks and a "Pop Up Park" area for...

  • Drone Plex

    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...

  • 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...

  • Bands on the Beach

    2016.06.17
    All Day @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    Listen to top bands from the 80s and 90s under the lights of the boardwalk. 630 and 830pm. 

  • Friday Night Bands on the Beach

    2016.06.17
    All Day @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s and early '90s. Two shows - 6:30 and 8:30pm 

  • 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

  • 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.


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