Top Picks for Family Fun Around the Bay Area

Silicon Valley Oct. 28. Celebrate Halloween with your family, friends and neighbors at the Mountain View Monster Bash featuring an outdoor movie, games and refreshments. FREE. Mountain View.

Creepy Creatures. Oct. 29. Create your own creepy creatures to scare your friends and enjoy a Halloween story and an imaginative holiday craft. FREE. San Jose.

Haunted Halloween Hike. Oct. 29. Explore Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch with a ranger and find out how Halloween got its name and discover the spooky creatures that can be found in the park after dark. FREE. Gilroy.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert. Oct. 30. This concert will feature Symphony Silicon Valley and Chorale performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with the film playing in high-definition on a giant screen. $45-95. San Jose.

Día de los Muertos Celebration. Oct. 31. Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the library. Learn more about this cultural celebration, read Día de los Muertos by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and make a small craft. FREE. San Jose.

SF, Marin & Peninsula

California Academy of Sciences Halloween Celebration. Oct. 28. Wear a costume to enjoy spooky skulls, spine-tingling specimens and trick-or-treating at the California Academy of Sciences. $50 adults, $35 children. San Francisco.

Drop-in Art: Clay Skulls. Oct. 29. Paint and decorate a clay skull to celebrate Día de los Muertos. $3 per child, $5 per parent-child combo. San Francisco.

Haunted Halloween Hanger. Oct. 29. Wear costumes to see a flying witch, play creepy carnival games and watch a helicopter pumpkin drop. Included with admission: $16 adults, $11 youth 5-7, under 5 FREE. San Carlos.

Boo at the Zoo. Oct. 29. Trick or treat, watch animals enjoy pumpkin treats, make Halloween crafts and more at the San Francisco Zoo. Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 kids 4-14 (discounts for San Francisco

Halloween Hoopla. Oct. 30. Kids under 10 and their adults are invited to join the costume parade and enjoy music and crafts. FREE. San Francisco.

East Bay

Passport to Adventure. Oct. 26-30. Disney On Ice will present a journey to the worlds of The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Frozen with Mickey Mouse and all of his friends. Show times vary. $20 and up.  Oakland. 

Science Wizards of Halloween. Oct. 29. Children ages 9 and up can learn about the science behind each magic trick as they mystify, dazzle and astound their friends. 10am-12pm and 1-2:30pm. FREE.  Fremont. 

Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree. Oct. 29-30. Put on a costume and head to Children's Fairyland for a spooktacular extravaganza with parades, treat stations for kids, pirate school, special performances and more. 10am-5pm. $5 members, $10 non-members.Oakland. 

Boo at the Zoo. Oct. 29-30. Come to the zoo's annual Halloween event to join the costume parade, ride the spooky Boo Train, get your face painted, collect yummy treats, make treats for the animals and see how they celebrate Halloween. 10am-3pm. $17.75 ages 16-64, $13.75 ages 2-14 and seniors, members and under 2 FREE. Oakland. 

Not-So-Scary Animals. Oct. 29-30. Meet bats and owls, explore the special Halloween “glow room” and visit with creepy, crawly creatures. 10am-5pm. $8.50 adults, $6.50 ages 2-17, members and under 2 FREE.  Walnut Creek. 



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