Top Picks for Family Fun Around the Bay Area
Wormology & Composting. Feb. 24. Children will observe two live species of segmented worms and learn about worm anatomy and function. They will find out what can and cannot go into a composting bin and the vital role that worms play in composting. FREE. San Jose.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. Feb. 23-26. Mysterious candy manufacturer Willy Wonka gives out golden tickets to five lucky children from around the world; they win a tour of his factory and a lifetime supply of candy. $15-20. San Jose.
Potter the Otter. Feb. 25-26. Come to the Children’s Discovery Museum for a new original, live, interactive play and find out more about the lovable Potter and his latest adventures! $13, under 1 FREE. San Jose.
Lichen: A Closer Look. Feb. 25. Enjoy a moderate 2.8-mile loop hike to discover numerous brightly colored lichen varieties that thrive in serpentine grasslands and learn ways these organisms benefit both wildlife and the environment. FREE. San Jose.
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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
Aladdin and His Wonderful, Magical Lamp. Feb. 25. Children’s Theatre Association’s adaptation of Aladdin And His Wonderful, Magical Lamp tells the story of a poor street boy, Aladdin, who uses his wits to outsmart the evil and powerful magician, Jammal, and win the Princess Jasmine’s hand in marriage. $15. San Francisco
Alo Sing-Along for Kids. Feb. 25. This program combines storytelling, puppets, surprise guests and original music. Dancing, singing and laughing are encouraged. $13. San Francisco
Family Hike at Huddart Park. Feb. 25. Families with children ages 5 and up are invited to hike the Chickadee and Redwood nature trails for about 2 miles. On the way, look for banana slugs, turret spider nests, giant redwood trees, woodrat nests and rattlesnake grass. Redwood City. $6 parking fee.
Bob Kann: Magician, Juggler and Tongue Twister. Feb. 26. This national touring star promises to leave the audience laughing and quite impressed. $8, 3 and under FREE. Mill Valley.
Kids' Pajama Party. Feb. 24. Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore for milk and cookies so author Constance Hale can read you a bedtime story from ‘Iwalani’s Tree. 6-6:30pm. FREE. Oakland.
Bye Bye Birdie. Feb. 24-March 5. The whole town of Sweet Apple is turned upside down when rock and roll star Conrad Birdie arrives to give a lucky girl “one last kiss” in this musical production by I Can Do That Theatre Company. 2pm. $20. Danville.
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. Berkeley.
Soul Sanctuary Dance. Feb. 26. All ages are welcome at Berkeley's weekly midday dance with a blend of musical styles from all over the world. The music isn't too loud and shoes are optional. 11am-1pm. FREE. Berkeley.