Kids Events February 2017
Cirque du Soleil Luzia. Feb. 9-March 19. Cirque du Soleil is back with its signature mix of artistry and acrobatics in a show inspired by Mexico, which incorporates water for the first time in a Big Top performance. $49 and up. San Jose.
Bay Area Bike Mobile. Feb. 18. Come to the Bay Area Bike Mobile for free help with fixing your bike and replacing parts like chains, seats, and tires. San Jose. FREE.
SF, Marin & Peninsula
Southwest Chinese New Year Parade and Festival. Feb. 11. Started in the 1860s, this parade and festival has grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside Asia. It features gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, exploding fireworks and a 168-foot golden dragon operated by more than 100 people. FREE. San Francisco.
Magnolia Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Through March 31. Marvel at the dazzling pink, white and magenta flowers on magnolia trees, many of which are rare and historic. $8 general, $6 youth 12-17 with discounts for San Francisco residents. San Francisco
Give Kids a Smile Dental Health Fair. Feb. 25. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Denistry will offer free dental check-ups and oral health screenings for children. FREE. San Francisco
Parents’ Night Off. Feb. 11. Celebrate Valentine’s Day early when you drop your children, ages 4-10, off at a Kids Night Out at the zoo where they can learn about wildlife, have a night tour, make a craft and end the evening with a movie. 5:30-10pm. $45 per child, $30 each additional sibling. Oakland.
Vasco Caves Tour. Feb. 19. Take a hike for ages 10 and up to a seasonal refuge for golden eagles, fairy shrimp and tiger salamanders. Registration required. 9am-2pm. $30-34. Vasco Caves Regional Preserve. Livermore.
Family Maker Saturdays. Feb. 25. Build, invent and create something new with projects that support STEM learning and are designed for kids ages 4-7. 2:30-4:30pm. $10 per person. Habitot Children's Museum, 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley. 510-647-1111. habitot.org.