Marin Weekend Family Fun for March 6–8
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Here are our picks for family fun this weekend. Find more events for the whole week in Marin and throughout the Bay Area in our Family Events Calendar.
Friday, March 6
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Friday, 9 am–4 pm, Saturday, 10 am–5 pm & Sunday, 9 am–5 pm
All children love playing with their food, and the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s newest traveling exhibit is a chance for them to do just that – without the mess! In an oversized kitchen sink, babies and toddlers can crawl, climb, and play on plush, soft sculptures of their favorite foods. Museum admission applies. Location: 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. Event details.
- Just Between Friends Kids Consignment Sale
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
Friday, 9 am–7:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am–3 pm and Sunday, 9 am–2 pm
Just Between Friends, the North Bay's largest kids and maternity consignment sale, and offers toys, clothing, outdoor gear, mommy supplies, furniture, and more. Cash, checks, and credit and debit cards accepted. There's a $5 admission charge on, but you can get in for free by registering for a pass in advance. Location: Grace Pavilion, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Event details.
- Cooperfield's Storytime Larkpur
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Friday, 11 am
Bring the kiddos for storytime and family fun at Copperfield’s Books in Larkspur Landing. Location: 2419 Larkspur Landing at the Marin Country Mart. Event details.
- Family Film: The Parent Trap (1998)
The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco
Friday–Sunday, 2 pm
Based on the 1961 Disney classic of the same name, The Parent Trap tells the story of Annie and Hallie, a pair of identical twin girls played by Lindsay Lohan—reprising Hayley Mill’s dual role. Cost: $5 members or with general admission, $10 adults, $8 student and youth. Location:104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio, San Francisco. Event details.
- Parents Night Out
Village Child, Novato
Friday, 5–9 pm
Bring your little villager dressed in PJs or other comfy clothes. Our evening will start out with a super fun craft followed by a pizza party, snacks, and a movie showing! Children must be potty trained to attend. Please also notify us of any food allergies. Age limit for participation is 10 years old. Pricing: $35 per child, $20 for siblings. Reserve your spot here. Location: 869 Grant Avenue, Novato.
- Parents Night Out
Isabel Cook Community Center, San Anselmo
Friday & Saturday, 5:30–9:30 pm
Come spend your Saturday night in the tumbling room with our teachers while your parents have the night off. Tumbling, a movie and snacks will be provided. Bring special diet snacks. For ages 4–12 years. Cost: $20 per night/per child. Please register in advance to ensure there is space for your child! Online registration guarantees a space! Register here. or call (415) 258-4640.
- Spaghetti Bingo Fridays
Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley
Friday, 6:15 pm
Bring the family to a night of fun playing bingo and spaghetti dinner. Cost $10 includes 9 bingo cards, a great tasting 3-course spaghetti dinner, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Limited seating, so please arrive early. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Location: 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley. Call (415) 388-6393. Event details.
- Wade Thomas Spring Musical: Willy Wonka Jr.
The Playhouse San Anselmo
Friday, 7 pm, Saturday, 1 & 7 pm, Sunday, 1 pm
The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. Tickets:$13. Purchase tickets here. Location: 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo. Event details
Saturday, March 7
- 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.
Volunteer: Rush Creek Litter Pickup
Rush Creek Preserve, Novato
Saturday, 9 am–12 pm
This event is ideal for ages 12 and up though explorers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers are needed to help clean up Rush Creek Open Space Preserve and surrounding areas. RSVP's are appreciated but not required. All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Dress in layer and wear sturdy shoes. We'll provide water and healthy snacks. Questions or to RSVP: Contact Ranger Lisa Wilson. Location: Indian Tree Preserve, Meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato. Event details.
Free Yoga Exercise Class
Old Mill Park, Mill Valley
Saturday, 9–10 am
Alignment-based Hatha yoga practice in the company of majestic redwoods, community, and lots of fresh air! Enjoy a fun and unique environment of mindfulness, stretching and strengthening. Wear layers, and bring a mat and water bottle. No pre-registration required. Meet at Old Mill Park Amphitheatre 10 minutes before class. Location: 11 East Dr, Mill Valley. Event details.
Spring Flea Market
Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato
Saturday, 9 am–2 pmTomorrow rain or shine is our Spring Flea Market! Doors open at 9am. Coffee and doughnuts will be available to purchase at our Snack Bar. With over 30 vendors you are sure to find a treasure. Location: 1560 Hill Road, Novato. Event details.
Ocean Exploration Family Farm Day
Slide Ranch, Muir Beach
Saturday, 10 am–2 pm
Discover the wonder of the tidepools as we hike Slide Ranch’s magnificent coastal trail to the beach. Mussels, sea stars, anemones, crabs, fish, algae, marine mammals and marine birds are some of the organisms that are part of this amazing ecosystem to explore. Family Farm Days activities include: goat milking, visiting our chickens and ducks, exploring and cooking from our garden, and more. General Admission: $35, Children 2 years or under are free. Location: 2025 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach. Event details.
Freighter Tots with Clyde Leland
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Saturday, 10 am
In this song circle, we’ll sing, dance to, and act out folk songs about things kids care about: things like animals, nature, vehicles, their bodies, family, friends and being silly. Little children can start to understand tempo and rhythm using toy instruments; parents and other caretakers can learn songs to sing and games to play with their children. Make music part of their lives! Music builds community. Cost: $15 per family. Event details.
- Last show! CTA of San Francisco: The Wizard of Oz
Presidio Theater, San Francisco
Saturday, 10:30 am
The most beloved tale of all time comes to life as Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz. After the show, the performers will come out in costume to greet you, give autographs, and be available for photos! Tickets: $15 kids, $18 adults. Location: 99 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio, San Francisco. Event details
- Kule Loklo Open House
Pt. Reyes Visitor Center
Saturday, 10–11:30 am
Visit a replica Coast Miwok village that offers a glimpse of life in pre-European California. Park staff or volunteers will be present from 10 am to about 11:30 am to talk about Coast Miwok history and culture, walk around the village with the public, and may be able to share or demonstrate activities representative of Coast Miwok life. All are welcome. Free. For more info, contact Carlo Arreglo at 415-464-5146 or by email. Location: 1 Bear Valley Rd, Pt. Reyes Station. Event details.
- Bay Area Children's Theater: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
BACT Berkeley Center
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am, 1:30 & 4 pm
Step through the magic wardrobe into a mythical land frozen in eternal winter under a powerful witch’s spell. Epic storytelling combines with movement and puppetry as two actors and four dancers create an entire world of fantastic creatures. Join with Lucy and her siblings as they meet Aslan, the great lion, and learn about love, loyalty, bravery, and the triumph of light over darkness. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets: $30 adults, $26 children. Location: 2055 Center Street, Berkeley. Event details.
- NVCM's Noe Music Kids: The Aizuri Quartet
Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco
Saturday, 10:30–11:30 am
NVCM welcomes the Aizuri Quartet to Noe Music Kids, a series of interactive concerts tailored to young ears that your whole family will love! In this concert especially designed for families and youngsters, the Grammy-nominated musicians of the The Aizuri Quartet will bring audiences inside the magic of the string quartet, as they explore a range of music with interactive listening games. This promises to be a terrific opportunity to introduce your children to a great art form, with no previous musical experience required-the more the merrier at this morning musicale for all ages! Tickets: $15–$40; children 2 and under free. Event details
- Irish Music Concert for Families
Saturday, 11 am
Join us for a lively Irish musical event for families at Larkspur Library. This performance features local musicians on vocals, guitar, Irish flute, tin whistle and fiddle with music sung in both Irish/Gaelic and English. This event is free, and open to people of all ages. Location: 400 Magnolia Avenue. 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
- MakeArt Family Day
Museum of Craft & Design, San Francisco
Saturday, 11 am–3 pm
Join the Museum of Craft and Design for MakeArt Family Day this March to experience a variety of exhibition-related activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy! Inspired by the materials and processes of the exhibition Linda Gass: and then this happened..., let spring bloom with silk painting, collaged paper designs wrapped with fabric, and use pieces of old denim as a base for fabric cards, bags, and more. Decorate your Swag Bag, and play around with magnetic design. Admission: $8 general, $6 students/seniors, free for MCD members and children 12 and under. Event details
- 25 Years of Mutts with Patrick McDonnell
Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
Saturday, 1 pm
Join Patrick McDonnell, creator of the Mutts comic strip, to celebrate 25 years of Mutts with the release of The Art of Nothing and his newest Mutts treasury, Hot Dogs, Hot Cats. McDonnell will talk about his work and sign books after the talk. Also, meet some live mutts looking for new homes from Compassion Without Borders and step up to the Humane Society’s famous kissing booth where Scamp, the winner of the 2019 World’s Ugliest Dog contest, doles out smooches. Cost: Members, students, and children under 18, $5; non-members $12; seniors $8. Event details.
- Science Saturday
Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa
Saturday, 1–4 pm
Embrace your inner scientist and discover the wonders of environmental and physical science! Drop-in for free presentations and interactive experiments the first Saturday of every month beginning on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 pm. This month: make your own lava lamp in a groovy science experiment! All ages welcome. Free. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members. Location: 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa. Event details
- Flower Bulb Day
Union Square, San Francisco
Saturday, 1–4:30 pm
Flower Bulb Day is coming to America! On March 7, a colorful display of more than 100,000 tulips will cover Union Square in San Francisco. And you are invited to visit the square and pick your own bunch of tulips. Event details
- Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
Fairfax Women's Club
Saturday, 2 pm
Make a Sunday afternoon date for tea with Alice, the March Hare, Door Mouse and Mad Hatter at a decidedly unique tea party complete with delicious tea sandwiches, a selection of organic teas, hot chocolate for kids and yummy desserts for all. Enjoy the Fairfax Theater Company cast of characters as they entertain us at the Fairfax Women's Club. This lovely annual event is a benefit for the Fairfax Theatre Company. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 kids; advance registration required. Location: 46 Park Road, Fairfax. Event details
- 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
Sunday, March 8
- 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.
Rise and Shine Family Yoga
Village Child, Novato
Sunday, 9:30–10:15 am
Get ready for some Sun(day) salutations and Kirtan with our favorite children's musician Megan Schoenbohm! Find your center and connect with your child through fun and animated poses, while cultivating community, kindness and body awareness. We'll stretch and twist, then chant and learn stories of the world. ALL AGES are welcome and no prior experience is required. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Cost: Free for members, $18 drop-in per family. Register online here. Location: 869 Grant Avenue, Downtown Novato. Event details.
- Nature for Kids: Wet Weather Wonders
Indian Valley Preserve, Novato
Sunday, 10 am–1 pm
We’ll start the day learning about the frogs, toads, salamanders, and insects that live in the ponds at the upper end of the valley, and then we’ll walk up to the waterfall, which is a perfect place to enjoy lunch. Remember to bring lunch. Meet at the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus in Novato, parking lot 6. Event details.
- Winter Performances: Stinky Tales
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Sunday, 10–10:45 am
Children are introduced to a dragon that lands himself in sticky situations but finds a way through with the help of his puppet pals! This puppet show blends social-emotional learning with curious and silly situations. Free after museum admission and for BADM members. Location: 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. Event details.
- Marine Science Sunday: The Big, the Small, and the Weird
Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito
Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Come learn about the amazing diversity of life that lives out in the ocean, from the big to the small and everything in between. Docent-led tours showcase some of the patients the center is caring for and how veterinarians are getting them better. Classroom presentations feature interactive activities and multimedia showcasing the diversity of ocean life, from the biggest animal in the world (the blue whale), to the smallest animals in the ocean (plankton), the top predator (the orca) and even the weirdest animals like the unicorn of the sea, the narwhal! Free. Event details
- Sunday Special: Jaquelyn and the Beanstalk Puppet Show
Mill Valley Library
Sunday, 11–11:45 am
Jelly Jam Time Puppets presents a paper pop-up puppet show of Jaquelyn and the Beanstalk. With this version of a classic tale, storyteller and performer Risa Lenore performs with paper puppets and a giant pop-up book. Join us in this story to sing, dance and act along with the characters in this high energy retelling. All ages. No registration necessary. Free. Event details
- Purim Family Festival Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Sunday, 11 am–1:30 pm
Throw on your favorite costume and party with us at our Purim festival for the whole family. Munch on Hamantaschen cookies, create Purim-themed crafts like crowns and groggers (a traditional noisemaker), play at the tot-spot or outdoor playground, and make hygiene kits supporting people experiencing homelessness to be distributed by Lava Mae and food baskets (mishloach manot) for older adults in our community. Stay till the end and get down with the Octopretzel Variety Show, featuring their 7-piece band and puppet show! Free. Location: 3200 California Street, San Francisco. Event details
- Marin Symphony Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael
Sunday, 3 pm
From a child's first live orchestra experience to musical thrills for veteran concertgoers, Marin Symphony's Family Concert is for everyone. And enjoy post-concert fun with our Instrument Petting Zoo. Bow a violin, pucker up to a trumpet, bang on the timpani, or see if you can get a note out of the clarinet. Our Instrument Petting Zoo offers the chance to get up close and personal with instruments you see on stage during the concert. (Psst — It's not just for kids!). Program includes Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, with narration by KALW radio personality David Latulippe, and more. Tickets: $15 and up. Save 25% with code FC25. Event details
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