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February 2018 Guide to Kid-Friendly Events in San Francisco

things to do san franciscoHere’s what’s going on around town for the whole family this month. If you’re looking for Chinese New Year events, in particular, we’ve got a whole separate list of fun activities from which to choose.

When you find yourself on the Peninsula, check out things to do in the area from Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog, and Wine Country Moms Blog has you covered for trips up north.

Know of something else fun going on around town? Email us at [email protected] or leave a comment below!  

February 1

Asian Art Museum Stroller Tour

9:30 – 10:30 AM

200 Larkin St.

Docent-led tour specifically for parents and caregivers of children 0 – 2 years old before the museum opens! Crying babies are welcome! $25 admission for adults ($10 for members)

February 3

Bay Area Children’s Theater Performs “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” 

Children’s Creativity Museum Theater 

10:00 AM, 11:15 AM

The BACT’s Theater for the Very Young opens its SF performance of this charming, interactive show, which runs throughout the month. Bring your own bear, if you’d like, and join our Teddy Bears as they choose what favorite foods to take and scamper off for a wonderful picnic. For audiences age 6 mo. to 3 years old. Children under the age of 6 mo. do not require a ticket.

February 4

Family Fun Day at Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St

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.   

On Feb. 4, learn about Korean fashion trends in our special exhibition Couture Korea, then make your own fashion statement to take home!

stART Tour for kids ages 3–6: 10:30–11 AM
kid’s tour: 11–11:30 AM
art-making and self-guided activities: 11 AM–2 PM
storytelling for families: 1–1:45 PM

SF Half Marathon & 5K

Begins in Golden Gate Park, JFK Dr, east of Stowe Lake

8:00 AM

Come cheer on the participants in The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon, a certified course that has been selected as Road Race of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America. After the race, follow the runners and walkers into the post-race area for free massages and other offerings.

Story Time and Family Walk

SF Botanical Gardens Library, 1199 9th Ave

10:30-11:30.

Every first and third Sunday of the month meet in the 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. Suitable for children aged 4-8.  Free for SF residents.

Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean Up

Ocean Beach

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Meet across from the Beach Chalet at Stairwell 17 to volunteer to help clean up Ocean Beach. Buckets and other supplies will be provided. Clean up happens every first and third Sunday of the month and no advanced registration is required. 

YMCA Learn to Ride Program

Presidio Main Lawn

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Let YBike’s awesome instructors teach your kids how to ride a bike. Bikes and equipment provided. All ages welcome. No pre-registration required; just drop by, the south end of Main Post Lawn. Free

 

February 9

SF Beer Week Begins

multiple locations & times

(ends February 18)

There are a ton of events going on within the city and across the Bay Area from February 9 – 18 in honor of SF Beer week. It’s the perfect excuse to grab a babysitter and plan a night out, or check the schedule for family-friendly options.

SF Tribal and Textile Art Show 

Fort Mason Center Festival Pavillion

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Come see the leading art fair devoted to the arts of tribal cultures in the United States. Crafted to meet the needs of tribal art collectors and enthusiasts, the SF Tribal and Textile Art Show presents a comprehensive selection of national and international galleries representing the arts of Asian, Oceanic, African, Native American and Latin American indigenous peoples. $15 

February 10

Give Kids a Smile Day

UCSF School of Dentistry

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

UCSF dental students, faculty, and staff will be hosting the annual Give Kids A Smile Day at UCSF! Bring your friends, family, children ages 3-17 for free dental screenings, sealants, fluoride treatment, and goodie bags! There will be games, dental education, balloon animals, and more. No appointment needed, drop by anytime between 10am-3pm. The theme this year is “Disney,” so come dressed as your favorite Disney character (optional) and be ready to have some fun! Register here.

Tulipmania

Pier 39

Feb. 10 – 18, guided tours at 10:00 AM

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival returns with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts.

SF Tribal and Textile Art Show 

Fort Mason Center Festival Pavillion

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Come see the leading art fair devoted to the arts of tribal cultures in the United States. Crafted to meet the needs of tribal art collectors and enthusiasts, the SF Tribal and Textile Art Show presents a comprehensive selection of national and international galleries representing the arts of Asian, Oceanic, African, Native American and Latin American indigenous peoples. $15

February 11

Randall Museum Grand Reopening

199 Museum Way

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

After a $9 million renovation, the Randall Museum, a one-of-a-kind art and science education center, reopens to the public. The renovation project brings new features to the museum including a state-of-the-art STEM lab, geology and zoology exhibits, an elevator, and a cafe, as well as updates to the live animal exhibit, science and ceramics studios, classrooms, and the first-floor lobby. To celebrate this occasion, the Department and RMF will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am, followed by a special family festival with free art and science activities, live entertainment, and more. 

SF Tribal and Textile Art Show 

Fort Mason Center Festival Pavillion

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Come see the leading art fair devoted to the arts of tribal cultures in the United States. Crafted to meet the needs of tribal art collectors and enthusiasts, the SF Tribal and Textile Art Show presents a comprehensive selection of national and international galleries representing the arts of Asian, Oceanic, African, Native American and Latin American indigenous peoples. $15

Tulipmania

Pier 39

Feb. 10 – 18, guided tours at 10:00 AM

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival returns with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts.

February 12

Tulipmania

Pier 39

Feb. 10 – 18, guided tours at 10:00 AM

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival returns with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts.

February 13

Tulipmania

Pier 39

Feb. 10 – 18, guided tours at 10:00 AM

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival returns with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts.

February 14

Tulipmania

Pier 39

Feb. 10 – 18, guided tours at 10:00 AM

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival returns with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts.

February 15

Tulipmania

Pier 39

Feb. 10 – 18, guided tours at 10:00 AM

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival returns with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts.

February 16

Chinese New Year! Check out our list of things to do.

Tulipmania

Pier 39

Feb. 10 – 18, guided tours at 10:00 AM

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival returns with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts.

February 17

Tulipmania

Pier 39

Feb. 10 – 18, guided tours at 10:00 AM

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival returns with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts.

Sesame Street: F is for Friends Pop Up Tour 

Stonestown Galleria 

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

HBO and Sesame Workshop present a free mall tour inspired by the 48th season of Sesame Street. This immersive, limited-engagement tour includes a 15-minute show starring costumed Elmo and Abby Cadabby characters as well as stories and songs about celebrating similarities and differences between friends. Families will also enjoy character meet-and-greets, digital activity stations, photo opportunities that include Cookie Monster’s new food truck, and more. Free.

Monster Jam® Show

Oakland Alameda Coliseum 

7:00 PM

Watch monster trucks perform live stunts in this action-packed show. We have a 20% off discount code to share, too. Check out our blog post for all the details.

February 18

Bay Area Children’s Theater Performs “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” 

Children’s Creativity Museum Theater 

10:00 AM, 11:15 AM

This is the only Sunday the BACT’s Theater for the Very Young performs this charming, interactive show, which runs throughout the month. Bring your own bear, if you’d like, and join our Teddy Bears as they choose what favorite foods to take and scamper off for a wonderful picnic. For audiences age 6 mo. to 3 years old. Children under the age of 6 mo. do not require a ticket.

Disney’s Moana Sing-Along

Castrol Theater

1:00 PM

The epic journey continues for Moana fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new sing-along version of the hit, critically lauded comedy-adventure. With all the lyrics on-screen, experience the joy of singing along to the songs you already love in the company of many other delighted, enthusiastic fans. And don’t forget the goodie bags and costume contest! $16 general admission, $11 kids (12 and under)

Tulipmania

Pier 39

Feb. 10 – 18, guided tours at 10:00 AM

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival returns with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts.

Monster Jam® Show

Oakland Alameda Coliseum 

3:00 PM

Watch monster trucks perform live stunts in this action-packed show. We have a 20% off discount code to share, too. Check out our blog post for all the details.

Story Time and Family Walk

SF Botanical Gardens Library, 1199 9th Ave

10:30-11:30.

Every first and third Sunday of the month meet in the 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. Suitable for children aged 4-8.  Free for SF residents.

Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean Up

Ocean Beach, Stairwell 17

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Meet across from the Beach Chalet at Stairwell 17 to volunteer to help clean up Ocean Beach. Buckets and other supplies will be provided. Clean up happens every first and third Sunday of the month and no advanced registration is required. 

February 19

Disney’s Moana Sing-Along

Castrol Theater

1:00 PM

The epic journey continues for Moana fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new sing-along version of the hit, critically lauded comedy-adventure. With all the lyrics on-screen, experience the joy of singing along to the songs you already love in the company of many other delighted, enthusiastic fans. And don’t forget the goodie bags and costume contest! $16 general admission, $11 kids (12 and under) & seniors (62+) 

February 21

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart Tour

SAP Center, San Jose 

Feb. 21 through 25

Disney on Ice is back in the Bay Area, and we have a promo code for 20% off your tickets!

February 22

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Sing-Along

Castro Theater

Time TBD

Sing along to this Disney classic with other fans in the famous Castro Theater. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film!  $16 general / $11 kids (12 and under) & seniors (62+)

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart Tour

SAP Center, San Jose 

Feb. 21 through 25

Disney on Ice is back in the Bay Area, and we have a promo code for 20% off your tickets!

February 23

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Sing-Along

Castro Theater

Time TBD

Sing along to this Disney classic with other fans in the famous Castro Theater. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film!  $16 general / $11 kids (12 and under) & seniors (62+)

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart Tour

SAP Center, San Jose 

Feb. 21 through 25

Disney on Ice is back in the Bay Area, and we have a promo code for 20% off your tickets!

February 24

Swap Meet – Buy Nothing Project: SF Families

Anza Library

550 37th Ave.

Bring your gently used family-oriented items and trade with your neighbors to cut down on waste, save money, and make new connections within the community.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Sing-Along

Castro Theater

Time TBD

Sing along to this Disney classic with other fans in the famous Castro Theater. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film!  $16 general / $11 kids (12 and under) & seniors (62+)

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart Tour

SAP Center, San Jose 

Feb. 21 through 25

Disney on Ice is back in the Bay Area, and we have a promo code for 20% off your tickets!

February 25

Purim Unmasked, Family Celebration

JCC

3200 California Street 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

All are welcome at this fun celebration where there will be live music, belly dancing, and a puppet show at this off-street festival to celebrate Purim. Dress up in your costumed best for the occasion.

Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean Up

Baker Beach

Meets on the last Sunday of each month, join the group at the picnic table near the beach entrance to volunteer to help clean up Baker Beach. Buckets and other supplies will be provided.  No advanced registration is required. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart Tour

SAP Center, San Jose 

Feb. 21 through 25

Disney on Ice is back in the Bay Area, and we have a promo code for 20% off your tickets!

February 27

 
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Leave the kiddos at home for this one and enjoy CorePower Yoga’s debut pop-up event, inspired by the Oscars. Get Academy Awards ready with a C2-Yoga Sculpt hybrid class that will focus on chiseling the arms. Inclusive of all the awards season glitz and glamour, come ready to strike a pose for the paparazzi, win unlimited yoga and carry home various delights with your Oscars-ready arms! Free, but register here.
 

February 28

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart Tour

Oracle Arena, Oakland

Feb. 28 through March 4

Disney on Ice is back in the Bay Area, and we have a promo code for 20% off your tickets!

Throughout the Month

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walt Disney Family Museum

Sun – Fri, 1:00 PM, Sat, 4:00 PM

Watch Disney’s first animated movie with your family in the intimate setting of the Walt Disney Museum screening room. Adults $10, children $8 (discount for members).

Museum of Ice Cream

1 Grant Ave

This fun pop-up museum extended its stay through February!  Tickets must be purchased in advance and you can sign up for their newsletter to keep tabs on additional ticket releases. Children under 3 years are free. $38 per person.

The Color Factory

575 Sutter St

This two-story interactive pop-up exhibition celebrates color and material, featuring work by a collection of artists and collaborators. It’s a must-see but plan accordingly. Tickets must be purchased in advance (sold out at time of publishing) and strollers are not permitted inside. Join their newsletter to stay up to date on new ticket releases. $32 per person. Children under 2 are free. Open 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM every day except Wednesdays.

Free Museum Admission Days

Every month, participating museums, including the California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, de Young Museum, and Conservatory of Flowers offer free admission on designated days.

Every Monday

Chinatown Walking Tour

Portsmouth Square

Learn about the history and daily lives of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia on this tour hour walking tour of the neighborhood. Meet at the parking garage elevators on the park level ten minutes before the tour begins. 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Free.

Every Wednesday

Tots and Tails Story Time

SPCA 2343 Fillmore St

Visit the SPCA’s 2nd floor conference room for animal-themed stories and a tour of the Pacific Heights adoption center.  Recommended for children 5 years old and younger. 2:00 PM. Free.

Every Friday

Bay Area Children’s Theater Performs “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” 

Children’s Creativity Museum Theater 

10:00 AM

The BACT’s Theater for the Very Young opens its SF performance of this charming, interactive show, which runs throughout the month. Bring your own bear, if you’d like, and join our Teddy Bears as they choose what favorite foods to take and scamper off for a wonderful picnic. For audiences age 6 mo. to 3 years old. Children under the age of 6 mo. do not require a ticket.

Every Saturday

Bay Area Children’s Theater Performs “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” 

Children’s Creativity Museum Theater 

10:00 AM, 11:15 AM

The BACT’s Theater for the Very Young opens its SF performance of this charming, interactive show, which runs throughout the month. Bring your own bear, if you’d like, and join our Teddy Bears as they choose what favorite foods to take and scamper off for a wonderful picnic. For audiences age 6 mo. to 3 years old. Children under the age of 6 mo. do not require a ticket.

Chinatown Walking Tour

Portsmouth Square

Learn about the history and daily lives of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia on this tour hour walking tour of the neighborhood. Meet at the parking garage elevators on the park level ten minutes before the tour begins. 10:00 AM. Free.

 

 

 

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