Marin Weekend Family Fun for February 2–4
Explore and play at the beautiful Crissy Field in San Francisco this weekend!
Here are our picks for great events and activities for children and families this weekend. Find more events for the whole week in Marin and beyond in our Family Event Calendar.
Friday, February 2
- Bay Area Children's Theatre: Old MacDonald Beyond the Farm
BACT Center, Berkeley
Friday, 10 am, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am & 11:15 am
Old MacDonald lives happily on her farm with all her animals. But Duck is sad because his birthday is tomorrow and his pen-pals live far away. Then Old Macdonald has an idea to cheer up her web-footed friend. Join her as she journeys beyond the farm to meet Duck’s pen-pals in faraway places. We’ll visit breezy islands, bustling cities, and lush jungles to collect Duck’s birthday presents, then return to the farm and surprise Duck with a special birthday party. For 6 months to 3 years old. Tickets: $15. Event details.
- Sausalito Storytime with Mari
Book Passage, Sausalito
Friday, 11 am
Bring the kiddos for their new weekly Book Passage storytime. Mari Allen will read new and classic picture books that are sure to engage and delight. Storytime is perfect for five-and-unders and their parents. Free! Location: 100 Bay St, Sausalito. Event details.
- Mom & Baby Yoga
Pomegranate, San Anselmo
Friday, 11 amEnjoy your baby, reconnect with your body, and meet other new moms in our postnatal mama and baby yoga class. Class is most successful with pre-crawling babies but all are welcome to try out a class and discuss exceptions with the instructor. We want mamas to be able to get out of the house, meet other moms, and enjoy the support and exercise of a yoga class. Cost: $23 for drop-in class. Sign-up online here. Location: 25 Tamalpais Avenue, San Anselmo. For more info, visit their website.
- French Storytime (L'Heure du Conte)
San Anselmo Library
Friday, 10:30 am
For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, and play together. Share books, stories, rhymes, music in French. No registration required. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions. Free. Location: 110 Tunstead Avenue, Council Chambers, San Anselmo. Event details.
- Film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco
Friday & Sunday, 1 pm & Saturday, 4 pm
Walt Disney’s first animated masterpiece returns to the big screen! Snow White is a princess forced into servitude by her evil stepmother, who she narrowly escapes with the help of seven friendly dwarfs. Will Snow White evade the sinister plot of the jealous queen and find her true love at last? (Run time: 88 minutes). Cost: $5 members or with general admission, $10 adults, $8 student and youth. Location:104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio, San Francisco. Event details.
- Kids' PJ Party with Ian Lendler!
DIESEL, a bookstore, Larkspur
Friday, 6 pm
Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author will be here to Ian Lendlerread you a bedtime story from his new picture book Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha. Get cozy, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed, then head home to bed. Location: 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. Event details.
- Free Movie Night: Captain Underpants
Mathnasium of Mill Valley
Friday, 6–7 pm
Stop by Mathnasium on the first Friday of the month for movie night. Free pizza and soda will be served. Students, parents, and friends welecome. Location: 247 Shoreline Highway, Suite A3. Event details.
- Bay Area Children's Theatre: Beautiful Oops!
BACT Berkeley Center
Friday, 6:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
“A torn piece of paper is just the beginning” in Beautiful Oops!, Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s original, immersive musical theatre experience in which audience members are invited to help the actors turn accidents into creative successes. Inspired by Barney Saltzberg’s imaginative book. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Tickets: $26 adults, $20 children 2–14, $24 seniors 65+. Location: 2055 Center Street, Berkeley. Event website
Father Daughter Dance
Belvedere Community Center
Friday, 7–8:30 pm
Get your tickets now for the Father Daughter Dance at the Belvedere Community Center. Dessert, buffet, cookie decorating, dancing, music and more... Semi-formal attire is encouraged. Cost: $50 per couple, $15 each additional daughter. Register by calling (415) 435-4355 or online with code #5501.000. Location: 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere Tibruon. Event details.
Saturday, February 3
- Free Access to All Parks
Marin County Parks
Saturday, All Day
Marin County Parks is offering free access to all parks on the first Saturday of the month all year long! Includes Black Point Boat Launch, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Miller Boat Launch, Paradise Beach Park, and Stafford Lake Park. Event details.
- Museums on Us Free Day
Saturday & Sunday
Bank of America cardholders can visit the following Bay Area museums for free! Enjoy the Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor, and the Chabot Space and Science Center. Photo ID and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card must be presented. For more information, visit their website.
- Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Saturday, 9 am–2 pm
Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, pasta, confections, olive oil, and brunch and lunch offerings! Kids can take a pony ride and visit the petting zoo (10 am–2 pm), try out some arts and crafts (9 am–2 pm) and listen to music (9:30–10:30 am). Event details.
- Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Saturday, 9 am–2 pm
Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, pasta, confections, olive oil, and brunch and lunch offerings! Kids can take a pony ride and visit the petting zoo (10 am–2 pm), try out some arts and crafts (9 am–2 pm) and listen to music (9:30–10:30 am). For more info, visit their website.
- Whale Watching at Point Reyes Lighthouse
Point Reyes National Seashore
Weekends, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
Go see the whales out at the Point Reyes Light House and Chimney Rock. Shuttle buses leave Drakes Beach every 15–20 minutes. The cost is $7 per person. Children under 16 are free. No cars allowed at Point Reyes Light House on weekends and holidays through late March or early April. Event details.
- Freighter Tots with Clyde Leland
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Saturday, 10 am
Bluegrass Association and the Freight and Salvage will continue to bring bluegrass jams for kids and teens to the Freight! These jams are perfect for young musicians ages 6 to 16 who want to hone their ensemble playing skills, practice their rhythm, and work on their solo breaks. Fiddles, mandolins, guitars, banjos, dobros, and basses are welcome. Cost: $10 per family. Reserve your spot now.
- New Exhibit: From Here to There
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Saturday, 10 am–5 pm & Sunday, 9 am–5 pm
From Here To There, a new traveling exhibit that explores the science of how things move by land, sea, and air. The exhibit is comprised of 12 different hands-on activities that provide children an opportunity to engage with both familiar modes of transportation—such as trucks and airplanes—and with a new world of travel that includes magnetic levitation and hovercrafts as possibilities. Admission to the exhibit is included in general museum admission, and is free for all BADM members. Location: 557 McReynolds Road, Event details.
Healthy Parks, Healthy People Trail Walk
Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park
Saturday, 10 am–noon
Start at the Stow Lake Boathouse for some light stretching followed by an easy-going walk around one of the parks most popular areas. Meet by the picnic tables next to the dock. Guides will provide a short interpretive program designed specifically for each location. The staff will have first aid equipment and are certified in CPR. Please bring water, wear a hat, and always use plenty of sunscreen. Event website.
Children's Theatre Association of SF presents: Alice in Wonderland
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason
Saturday, 10:30 am & 1pm
Children's Theatre Association of San Francisco is so pleased to present this seasons play for Bay Area families of Alice in Wonderland. This one hour whimsical musical tells a modified version of Alice following a strange Rabbit down a hole and entering a world of amazing creatures and incredible adventures!Saturday shows 10:30 am and 1 pm, February 3, 10, 24 and March 3. Tickets $15 child, $18 adult. Tickets available on www.ctasf.org or www.facebook.com/ctasf.
- Corte Madera Library Kids Spring Coding Class
Corte Madera Library
Saturday, 11 am–1 pm
- Creative Family Fun: Snazzy Snakes
Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am–4 pm
February 1 is National Serpent Day! The Presidio is home to many slithering snakes. Learn about some of our reptile friends by making your own snake out of recycled materials. Registration preferred but not required. Event details.
- Experience Elephant Seals
Elephant Seal Overlook, Chimney Rock, Point Reyes National Seashore
Weekends, 11 am–4 pm
View an elephant seal colony through binoculars and scopes. A special 30-minute slide program about elephant seals may be available at the Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock, depending on staffing availability. Check at one of the Visitor Centers for whether the slide program is being offered. Visitors will need to take the winter shuttle bus from Drakes Beach. For more info, call (415) 669-1534 or visit their website.
- Lunar New Year Celebration
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Saturday, 11 am–3 pm
Bring the entire family for a cLunar New Year Celebration Enjoy cultural performances such as Chinese dance, traditional music, lion dancing, and many more! Location: 388 9th St, Oakland. Event details.
- Exploring Seasonal Marshlands
Sonoma State Historic Park
Saturday, noon–3 pm
Duriing the wet season a large part of the Park's open space turns to marsh and wetlands. Come out to learn and explore this interesting environment. See what types of plants and aquatic life exist in the pond areas. Look for the State Parks truck along the bike path between the Vallejo Home driveway and the ballfields. Suggested: Rain boots or waterproof shoes. This free program runs continuously between noon and 3pm. No reservation required. Event details.
- Hearts on the Hill Fundraiser
Corte Madera Community Center
Saturday, 3:30–6:30 pm
Join Corte Madera's Kids on the Hill preschool for their annual Valentines-day-themed Hearts on the Hill Fundraiser. All families are welcome!This year's Hearts on the Hill features fun for the entire family, including carnival-style games, face painting, arts and crafts, a live DJ and dancing, food and drinks, a raffle for a family getaway to Disneyland, and a fantastic silent auction. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event and cost $5; children 2 and under are admitted free. All proceeds benefit Kids on the Hill Preschool. The Corte Madera Community Center is located at the Corte Madera Town Park at 498 Tamalpais Avenue.
- Music for Families: Music Around the World Asia
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Saturday, 2 pm
The musical traditions of Asia have inspired composers and musicians for centuries. The unique sounds of Indian classical, Chinese folksongs, and Indonesian percussion have even been woven into the fabric of symphony orchestras with extraordinary results. Join the SF Symphony and Resident Conductor Christian Reif as they take you on a fascinating tour of music that celebrates Asian cultures, from composers such as Bright Sheng, Maurice Ravel, and Lou Harrison. Come early and collect stamps for your musical passport, enjoy lobby activities such as the instrument petting zoo, coloring stations, and our conductor photo station. Ticket holders receive free online materials to enhance musical discovery at home. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Tickets: starting at $13.50 and up. Purchase tickets here.
- Indoor Power Play
Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato
Saturday, 6–9 pm
Drop the kiddos ( K-8 th grade) for some indoor fun. They can run, jump and play in an open gymnastics environment. Bring the kids in on a rainy day or any day to burn some energy. Cost: $30/ per child. Location: 70 Digital Drive, Suite #3 in Novato. Event details.
- WinterNights: The Colors of India
Marin JCC, San Rafael
Saturday, 8 pm
The Kanbar Performing Arts Center brings the multicultural flavors, movement, live music and fun of Summer Nights indoors to the Hoytt Theater. Shake off your winter blues with the vivacious and infectious sounds of Dholrhythms Dance Company! The dance show will lead into dance instruction sharing fun and easy to learn dance steps followed by a great dance party on the floor with dholrhythms dance co and music by DJ Jimmy Love (Non Stop Bhangra) accompanied by live dhol drummers. Fun for all ages. Admission: $25 public, $20 members; $25 day-of; $10 ages 17 and under. Purchase tickets here. Event details.
Sunday, February 4
- Civic Center Farmers' Market
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael
Sunday, 8 am–1 pm
There's lots of organically grown produce, breads, eggs, and fresh cut flowers, as well as live music, bounce houses, and more. This farmers' market is a great one to take the kids to. It’s located in the main Civic Center parking lot. Event details
- Learn to Ride
Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato
Sunday, 9–11 am
Learn to ride pump tracks and rollers with a ranger at the Stafford Lake Bike Park. A limited amount of bicycles and helmets will be available on a first come, first-served basis. This event is ideal for all ages. All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Wear comfortable athletic clothing and sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring water and snacks. RSVP suggested. Park entrance waived for participants. Event details.
- Children's Program at Green Gulch Farm
San Francisco Zen Center
Sunday, 9:45–11:45 am
On the first Sunday of each month, the beginning of the lecture is especially for children. This week: Mid-Winter Ritual: Blessing the Fields for Spring. After a short talk, the children leave the zendo to participate in their own special programs. Activities include crafts, seasonal projects on the farm and garden, yoga, and ritual. Please check in before the program at the table near the southwest side entrance of the zendo. Suggested donation: $20 per family. For more info, call (415) 863-3136 or visit their website.
- Agate Beach Cleanup
Sunday, 10 am–noon
Join us to help clean up Agate Beach in the town of Bolinas. This beautiful beach is home to one of California's premier tide pool viewing areas. It is exposed to winter storms and high tide events which can bring in large quantities of debris. Our efforts will help protect the marine habitat of Duxberry Reef as well as the tide pool inhabitants of Agate Beach from the harmful effects of trash. All skill levels are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. All ages are welcome; anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Dress in layers you can get dirty, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. Please bring gloves if you have them. Snacks and extra water will be provided. Event details.
- Story Time & Family Walk
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Sunday, 10:30 am
Looking for a fun, free and easy-to-coordinate activity? Join us in our cozy children's book nook for lively readings of nature-themed stories. Afterward, families can enjoy a special docent-led family Garden walk that brings the stories to life. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Event details.
- Free Day at the Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Sunday, 10:30 am–2 pm
Discover and play as a family at the Asian Art Museum. On Family Fun Days, our gallery activities, creative art projects and immersive storytelling make art appreciation into a lively, family-friendly event. Themes and projects change regularly, so visit again and again. This Sunday: learn about fashion of Korea with the exhibition Couture Korea. Street parking is free on Sundays. Location: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Event details.
- Y Bike Learn to Ride Program
Presidio Main Parade Ground, San Francisco
Sunday 11 am–2 pm
Get your kids riding on two wheels with free, safe, and friendly instruction from the Presidio Community Y. Bikes and equipment are provided. All ages are welcome; no reservations required. Location: Main Post at the corner of Anza and Owen. Event details.
- Off the Grid Food Trucks
Sunday, 11 am–3 pm
Come enjoy Off the Grid’s delicious mobile gourmet food market on Sundays. Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, listen to live music, and take in great views of the bay and Mt. Tam. Location: 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur Landing. Event details.
- Ohlone Mini Tule Boats
Presidio of San Francisco
Sunday, 11:15 am–12:15 pm
Ranger Desiree will share some of her Ohlone culture through constructing mini tule boats. Along the way she will give plant knowledge and some background of how Ohlone people traveled around the bay. Join her in the Presidio Visitor Center program area and take home your very own mini tule boat! Appropriate for all ages. Reservations required, please call (415) 561-4323. Event details.
- Family Funday: DIY Dumplings
CIA at Copia, Napa
Sunday, noon–1 pm
Looking for a new fun-filled family activity? If you think frozen dumplings from the store are delicious, just wait until you try our recipe! Once you master the technique, you’ll be hosting your own DIY Dumpling party in no time! Good for 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. All adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Cost: $15; advance registration required. Location: 500 1st Street, Napa. Event details.
- Introductory Sails at the Cal Sailing Club
Sunday, 1–4 pm
Offering free introductory sailboat rides to the general public aboard their fleet of keelboats and dinghies. Children must be at least 5 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Make sure you arrive early-this is a popular event. Location: 124 Universary Avenue, Berkeley Marina. Event details.
- Free Super Bowl Party
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley
Sunday, 2 pm
All ages welcome. Come watch it on our big movie screen with your friends and neighbors on a high def movie screen. Lots of food and drink specials, and fun for the entire family. Free admission. Location: 19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley. Event details.
- Cinema at Copia: Up
CIA at Copia, Napa
Sunday, 3–5 pm
Copia's ongoing screening series features the Disney Pixar film Up. Free. Ticket distribution and pre-show begin at 1 pm in the Theater Lobby. Alcoholic beverages (21+) available at the theater bar, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available through the box office. Location: 500 1st Street, Napa. Event details.
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