This Month’s Top Family Activities

Have fun with your family with these March  events taking place around the Bay Area. For even more items, visit our online calendar.


“Beware: A Monstrous Circus”

THROUGH MARCH 24. Circus Spire, Kinetic Arts Center’s pre-professional, multi-disciplinary circus youth troupe of 13 to 18-year-old artists, presents a show of captivating climbs, catches and cartwheels. $14-45 (pay-what-you-can tickets available).

Kinetic Arts Center, 785 Seventh St., Oakland


Dungeons & Dragons

Learn and play Dungeons & Dragons at the library every Sat. with teen docents who create an exciting campaign for all experience levels. 10:30am-12:30pm. Ages 13 and up. FREE.

San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon

Night Hike

Learn to navigate by starlight and rely on senses other than sight in this nighttime wandering session. 5:30pm. $10. Register online.

Hidden Villa, 26870 Moddy Road, Los Altos


Mural Painting Day

Enjoy Free First Sunday and the chance to interact with muralist Tomas “Wisper” Talamantes and learn about his process as he creates a new mural for the museum. 10am-4pm. FREE with registration.

New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St., Los Gatos


“Wild Kratts Live 2.0: Activate Creature Power!”

Combining live action and animation, this show based on the popular TV series promises electrifying excitement and amazing facts. 3 and 6:30pm. $41-81.

Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., San Francisco


Free Tai Chi in the Park

THROUGH MARCH 14. Join the San Francisco Parks Alliance and celebrate Lunar New Year with this all-ages event. 9:30-10:30am. FREE. RSVP requested.

Silver Terrace Athletic Fields, 1700 Silver Ave., San Francisco


Open Makers

Visit the Makerspace every Fri. to make, create and collaborate. 3:30-4:45pm. FREE.

Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City


Giants Fan Fest Open House

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the ballpark with access to the field, clubhouse, broadcast booth and dugout. Watch a broadcast of the Spring Training game and check out new technology as players pop into a hologram booth to interact with fans from Scottsdale. 10am-3pm. FREE, registration required.

Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco


International Women’s Day

Celebrate women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math on International Women’s Day. Design, build and test hands-on engineering activities with the UC Berkeley chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. 11am-3pm. FREE with admission of $20, 2 and under FREE.

The Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley

“Paw Patrol Live: Heroes Unite”

ALSO MARCH 10. In this interactive stage show, the audience becomes an honorary part of the pack, helping the pups face their greatest challenge yet. $25 and up.

Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., San Francisco


Storytime with Anna

Children can listen to stories about nature and the environment as they check out artwork with their “binoculars.” 11:30am. FREE. Registration requested.

The Foster Museum, 940 Commercial St., Palo Alto


THROUGH MARCH 17. Peninsula Youth Theatre presents this family-friendly musical full of favorite Dr. Seuss characters. $25.

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View


Free Telescope Viewings

ALSO MARCH 16. Join astronomers on the Observatory Deck every Fri. and Sat., weather permitting, to explore stars, planets and more. 7:30-10:30pm. FREE.

Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland


Guided Coastal Walk

Explore the plants, animals and geology of our coastal bluffs on a 2.5-mile, family-friendly walk. 11am-1:30pm. FREE, $10 day-use vehicle fee.

Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz


“Mean Girls”

THROUGH MARCH 24. The hit Broadway show that inspired the new movie musical returns with its tale of what happens when a new girl tries to take on the queen bee. Recommended for ages 10 and up. $44 and up.

Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose


Bilingual Baby Bounce

Sing, sway, clap, read and move together every Fri. to start building readiness for early literacy and bilingual awareness. It is followed by a Stay and Play session. For children ages 6-30 months. 10:30am. FREE.

Berkeley Public Library West Branch, 1125 University Ave., Berkeleyñol-west-4


Beach Boardwalk Fun Run

Race through the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on a 1K race for ages 12 and under or a 5K for ages 4 and up. 6:30am registration. $25-50, includes $15 off ride wristband.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz


Palo Alto Art Center Spring Family Day

Enjoy family-friendly art activities based on the exhibit “In Feast or Famine.” 2-4pm. FREE.

Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto


“Sign My Name to Freedom”

THROUGH APRIL 13. The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company presents a world-premiere musical based on the life of Bay Area icon Betty Reid Soskin, a real-life Rosie the Riveter, park ranger, business owner, activist, songwriter and more. $15-65.

Z Space, 450 Florida St., San Francisco


Science Saturdays

Drop by the Randall Museum on Sat. mornings for a new hands-on science activity each week. 10:30am. $10 per parent-child duo, $5 additional child.

Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco


ALSO MARCH 31. This monthly two-day festival on Treasure Island showcases local artisans and includes live music, food trucks and kids’ activities.
11am-5pm. $20, $5 ages 5-17.

Treasure Island, San Francisco


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