Top Picks for Family Fun Around the Bay Area




Silicon Valley

Library Scavenger Hunt. Jan. 21. Find hidden treasures around the library in this technology-free contest. Check items off a list to get a prize at the front desk. As a bonus, find 3D printed items. FREE. Atherton.

Year of the Rooster Celebration. Jan. 21. Performances include folk dancing and singing with traditional instruments and costumes. FREE. San Francisco

Chinese New Year Storytime. Jan. 21. Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with storytime featuring guest author Oliver Chin. FREE. Pacifica.

The Bubble Lady. Jan. 22. Marvel at bubble spaceships, bubble trumpets, bubbles inside bubbles and more created before your eyes. Call for prices. Mill Valley.

The Twelfth Night. The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will perform The Twelfth Night at the Mission Blue Center. Brisbane. FREE.

SF, Marin & Peninsula

S.T.E.A.M. Fair. Jan. 21. Bay Area Parent is hosting its third annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Fair featuring information about enrichment opportunities, camps and other S.T.E.A.M. centered programs for kids. FREE. San Jose.

Beginning Juggling for Kids and Adults. Jan. 21. Learn how to juggle in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Studies show that juggling can promote and improve cognitive functioning and development. This program is open to children (ages 9 and above), teens, and adults. FREE. San Jose.

Cinderella. Jan. 22. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre will perform this fairy tale about a beautiful girl and her mean step sisters and step mother. $10-12. Palo Alto.

Raggedy Ann and Andy Exhibit. Through Feb. 26. Learn about the history of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy and see more than 60 dolls adopted by Diane Simmons over the last 40 years. FREE. Los Altos.

Sunday Seaside Crafts. Every Sun. Create and take home a fun marine-themed souvenir at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. FREE. Santa Cruz.

East Bay

Birding for Kids. Jan. 21. Join the “Christmas Bird Count” for ages 8-16 to learn bird-watching techniques and tally species you spot over a 90-minute period. Please register online. 8:30am-1:30pm. FREE.  Fremont. 

Pippi Longstocking. Jan. 21-Feb. 12.Enjoy the adventures of a girl with crazy red pigtails and a pet monkey in this musical adaptation for ages 5 and up presented by Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Weekends 10:30am and 1:30pm. $25 adults, $20 ages 14 and under.  Berkeley. 

Wheels on the Bus. Jan. 22–April 9. Theatre for the Very Young opens today in Oakland allowing children ages 6 months to 4 years to climb aboard an imaginary bus for an exciting journey examining things that go round and round. Weekends through April 9. 10am and 11:15am. $15.  Oakland. 

Magician Robert Strong. Jan. 22. Come for dramatic illusions, mentalism, amazing slight-of-hand and a whole lot of comedy. 11am-12pm. $8.  Berkeley. 

Fungus Among Us. Jan. 22. Examine the rotten world beneath our feet while seeking mushrooms, molds and slimes in the backwoods. 10am-12pm. FREE.  Antioch. 

 

 

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