Top Picks for Family Fun Around the Bay Area

Silicon Valley

Footloose. March 24-April 1. The Pioneer High School Drama Department presents to this musical based on the original 1984 movie of the same name with high energy dancing and singing. $7-17. San Jose.

The Ugly Duckling. March 25-April 1. California Theatre Center presents this Hans Christian Andersen story in which an ugly duckling discovers that he has become a handsome swan. $14 advance, $16 at door. Sunnyvale.

Carmel Valley Ranch Kite Festival. April 1. Enjoy colorful kite performers, kite building, live music, games and food for purchase. Carmel-by-the-Sea. FREE.

Children of the Dragon Festival. April 1-2. Immerse yourself in the Vietnamese culture with lively music and colorful dances at the Children’s Discovery Museum. $13, under 1 FREE. San Jose.

Maker Space Open Studio. April 1-2. Every Saturday and Sunday the New Museum of Los Gatos allows visitors to build, make and create in its Open Studio. $5 for materials for kids, admission fee for adults ($6 seniors, military and students, $10 general admission). Los Gatos.

San Francisco, Marin & Peninsula

New Exhibit: “The Nature of Patterns.” Through March 25, 2018. CuriOdyssey's newest exhibit features beautiful patterns of nature that amaze and inspire us. Admission is $8-11. San Mateo.

STEM Superhero Series: The Future of Food. April 1. Participate in activities that revolve around how we grow, obtain and distribute food at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Use science, technology, engineering and math skills to design, imagine and test innovations around food. $13.95. Sausalito.

Easter Scavenger Hunt. April 1-30. Grab a scavenger sheet to find what’s hidden around Atherton Library. Check off items to collect a prize at the front desk. FREE. Atherton.

Sixth Annual Touch-a-Truck. April 1. Kids get to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment. $5 per person or $20 per family (up to 6). Kids 12 months and under free. Redwood City.

Circus Bella. April 2. San Francisco’s one-ring circus returns for a show filled with fantastic delights, heroic feats, comical antics and more tricks. $20. San Francisco.

East Bay

Tartan Day. April 1. Put on a kilt and come to this celebration of music, Scottish dancing, bagpipes, meat pies and handmade crafts. Kids might just a catch a peek of a fairy or dragon in the Children's Glen. 10am-5pm. $12 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 4-17, ages 3 and under FREE.  Fremont. 

That’s Our Snow White! April 1. This hour-long madcap musical is zany fun for the whole family with its tongue-in-cheek script and Broadway-flavored songs presented by East Bay Children’s Theatre. Sat., April 1. 1pm and 3pm. $12-15.  Pleasanton. 

 Peppa Pig Live. April 2. Peppa Pig is on her first-ever U.S. theatrical tour! The show is called Peppa Pig’s Big Splash! and features Peppa, George and their friends in a singing, dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles. Sun., 3pm. $17-60Oakland. 

Eat the Earth. April 2. Use pudding, cookies, gummy worms and other treats to learn about the Earth’s soil. 1-2pm. FREE. Berkeley. 



P Disney's World. April 2. Join the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra and vocalists for songs from Disney movies including Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Up. 2pm. $30. Walnut Creek.



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