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Marin Weekend Family Fun for February 1–3

All visitors can pay-what-you-wish on Exploratorium's yearly Community Day this Saturday, Feburary 2.

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 1

  • Toddler Playdate
    Children's Museum Sonoma County, Santa Rosa
    Friday, 10–11 am

    Bring your little one in for toddler-specific facilitated experiences. We'll bring out activities like mad mattr, bubber, oobleck, and other sensory exploration activities for your little one to hone their sensory exploration skills. Museum admission applies. Location: 1835 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. Event details.
  • Mom & Baby Yoga
    Pomegranate, San Anselmo
    Friday, 11 am
    Enjoy 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. Event details.
  • Friday Fun Day!
    South Novato Library
    Friday, 3–4 pm

    Start the weekend off right with a laid-back afternoon at the South Novato Library. Whether it’s games, crafts or more, this drop-in program is a good way to relax at the end of the week! Free. Location: 931 C Street, Hamilton, Novato. Event details.
  • Friday Night Jazz Concert
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
    Friday, 5:30–8:30 pm
    Meet us at the Mart this Friday night to enjoy some jazzy tunes on the patio at Fisher's! Grab some wine & cheese and settle in for a musical adventure furnished by Kurt Ribak! Free. Location: Larkspur Landing. Event details.
  • First Friday Film Series: Smokey and the Bandit
    Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
    Friday, 7 pm

    The First Friday Film Series returns with Smokey and the Bandit (1977). The late Burt Reynolds stars with Sally Field as a smuggler transporting beer over state lines with the police in hot pursuit. Cost: Free for members/$5 for public. Enjoy complimentary popcorn and candy with admission. Sponsored by Craig Schulz. Location: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Event details.
  • 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 2

  • 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
    Various Museums
    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.
  • 9th Annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids
    The Red Barn at Bear Valley, Point Reyes National Seashore
    Saturday, 9:45 am

    In honor and memory of Richard Stallcup, a mentor to generations of birders, the National Park Service, in collaboration with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) and Sonoma Birding invite families with children ages 3–18 to the Ninth annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids). The event brings together all the basic elements of birding to introduce the next generation of stewards to the importance of birds in the ecosystem and the annual tradition of bird counts. The park is an ideal location for birding with 490 bird species or 54% of all North American birds recorded here, which also make it a perfect outdoor classroom for you and your brood to learn more about the fascinating world of birds. Naturalists will lead groups into a number of field locations to identify and count birds. Event details
  • New! Breakfast with Enzo
    Sports Basement, Novato
    Saturday, 10 & 11 am

    Enzo Garcia plays guitar, banjo, accordion, musical saw, Jew's harp, enzotar, Appalachian dulcimer, slide flute, percussion and more. Recommended for children 7 and under. Drop in any time. Admission: $7 per person, siblings under 7 months free. Location: 100 Vintage Way, Novato. 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. Event details
  • Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Partner Yoga
    Point Bonita YMCA, Sausalito
    Saturday, 10 am–noon

    Join us as we participate in the global movement of Healthy Parks Healthy People to inspire healthy and active fun while taking care of our parks! In an effort to improve the health and wellness of all Bay Area residents, we’ll perform simple stretches done in pairs. Learn to expand any relationship in a fun and creative way by connection through breath, play and touch. Enjoy this FREE yoga workshop as a sample of the yoga classes Point Bonita YMCA provides. Sign up with a partner or meet someone new! Event details
  • Community Day: Exploratorium
    San Francisco
    Saturday, 10 am–5 pm

    All visitors can pay-what-you-wish on Exploratorium's yearly Community Days, when museum entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Location: Pier 15 at Embarcadero at Green Street, San Francisco. Event details.
  • 2019 Chinese New Year Flower Fair
    Chinatown,
    Washington and Grant, San Francisco
    Saturday, 10 am–8 pm & Sunday, 9 am–6 pm

    The Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair is held on the weekend before Chinese New Year Day. The Flower Fair is the place to come to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candies and brand new supplies for the home to begin the new lunar year. Delight in performances of traditional Chinese magicians, acrobats, folk dancers and opera as you take in the beautiful fragrances of spring. You will find over 120 booths and concessions making this a shopper’s paradise. Event details.
  • Family Art Making
    de Young Museum, San Francisco
    Saturday, 11 am–4 pm

    Family Art Making offers a free, drop-in art project led by professional teaching artists. Projects change every 3-4 weeks and connect to our permanent collections or highlight our special exhibiton. Make sure to pick up a Discovery Guide to explore the galleries. Artists of all ages are welcome to join. Free and open to the public. Museum admission required for gallery activities found in the Discovery Guide. Location: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco. 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 10-minute slide video about elephant seals, kids' activities, and complimentary hot beverages are available at the Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock, depending on staffing availability. Visitors will need to take the winter shuttle bus from Drakes Beach. Event detai
  • Toni's Yoga Storytime
    Larkspur Library
    Saturday, 11 am

    Come greet the weekend with fun yoga poses and stories for your little ones! Event details
  • Hummingbird Nest Puppet Show
    Copperfields Books, Novato
    Saturday, 11–11:30 am

    Join us for an enchanting morning with stories and puppets! Educators from Hummingbirds Nest Collaborative, a bilingual, Waldorf-inspired preschool and kindergarten, will be treating our guests to a story time accompanied by a lovely puppet show. Event details
  • Novato's Family Birthday at City Hall
    Novato City Hall
    Saturday, noon–2 pm

    Come join us for a community celebration of Novato's Family Birthday at City Hall. Bring the whole family and enjoy food, activities, a fun photo booth, music and cake! The Dietrich Stroeh Youth Volunteer of the Year award will also be presented. Free. Event details
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year: Chinese Dance Team
    Larkspur Library
    Saturday, 1–2 pm

    Larkspur Library will welcome the Chinese New Year with a traditional Lion Dance. The Marin Chinese Cultural Association's volunteer Lion Dance Team will present a thrilling outdoor performance with colorfully adorned lions, and the lively sounds of cymbals, gong, and drum. All ages are invited to join this lively kickoff to the Year of the Pig! Free. Event details
  • Year of the Boar: Celebrating Chinese New Year
    Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library
    Saturday, 1–3 pm

    Please join us to celebrate the Year of the Boar. Enjoy the extraordinary show of folk dance, singing, instrument, children's choir, traditional Chinese dress show, China ethnic costume show, the Year of the Boar quiz with prizes, and more. Event details
  • Music for Families: Music Around: Influences of Africa
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
    Saturday, 2 pm

    The musical traditions of Africa have inspired composers and musicians for centuries. Join Guest Conductor Joseph Young and the SF Symphony as they take you on an exciting tour of music that celebrates African cultures, the spirit of jazz, and some of our most admired African American composers. Come early and collect stamps in your musical passport, and 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: $13.50 and up. Event details
  • Corte Madera Larkspur Moms Club Pajama Jam
    Corte Madera Recreation Center
    Saturday, 3:30–6:30 pm

    It's time for one of CMLMC's best events of the year:  Pajama Jam 2019!  Join us for an afternoon of pajama jammin, kiddo games, bounce house, a family movie, adult bevs for the parents, pizza/hotdogs, popcorn, and snacks and award winning kids' musician Tim Cain! Tickets: $20 per family (CMLMC Members) $30 per family (non-members) advance; $30 per member family walk-in, $40 per non-member family wilk-in. Event details
  • Indoor Power Play
    Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato

    Saturday, 6–9 pm
    Drop the kiddos ( K-6th 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

Sunday, February 3

  • 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. 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: Kick off the Lunar New Year with festive art-making inspired by the Year of the Pig. 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
    Larkspur Landing
    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
  • Exploring Seasonal Marshlands
    Sonoma State Historic Park
    Sunday, 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 3 pm. No reservation required. 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
  • 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

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