1. Swimming @ the Clarke Memorial Swim Center, Walnut Creek

With spring in full swing, it couldn’t be a better time to head outside! The Clarke Memorial Swim Center, located in Heather Farm Park, offers open rec & lap swim for families. Stay cool and have a ball with your little swimmers. The recreational pool, which is 3.5-4 ft deep, is open afternoons on Saturdays and Sundays. Get some sunshine and some laps in, while also sharing the pool fun with your children as Spring vacation approaches.

Location: The Clarke Memorial Swim Center (located in Heather Farm Park)

Daily Price: Children (0-6) – $3.50, Youth (7-17) – $4.25, Adults (18+) $5, Lap swim (Ages 13+)  – $5, Splash Pass (all ages) – $2 with admission price

Days: Saturdays and Sundays 12 pm – 4 pm

Website: http://www.walnut-creek.org/aquatics

Facilities Offered: Olympic size, 20 lane lap pool. Heated Locker rooms and Showers. Vending machines for snacks and drinks.

Note: Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. No Refunds. Single Entry – No in/out privileges, unless Splash Pass is purchased. No private swim lessons or private swim instruction of any kind.


2. Pizza and Sticker Fun Friday @ Habitot Museum, Berkeley

What could be more fun than pizza? Stickers and pizza! This Friday at Habitot Children’s Museum, child-sized cheese slices will be on sale for $1 each from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. After your petit pizza, your child will be pleased to play with stickers in a world where everything is covered WITH STICKERS! In the art studio, tots can choose from a variety of objects to cover with stickers. For developing tots, stickers are a great way to improve motor skills and inspire self-expression. Have stickers at home? Bring a pack to share and receive a FREE adult admission pass to use on your next visit.

Location: Habitot Museum, Downtown Berkeley

Date + Time: Friday March 31 – Pizza will be served from 11:30 am –12:30 pm.

Friday Visitor Hours: 9:30 – 4:30 pm, Sticker Fun Day is all day long!

Price: $12.00 – Children & Adults Weekends – Fri-Sun

(FREE under 12 mo.)  $1.00 off – Senior/disabled. $1.00 off – AAA Members

Website: http://www.habitot.org

Note:  Bring in a pack of stickers to share and receive a FREE adult admission pass to use on your next visit, limit one pass per group. Papa John’s will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.


3. Open Studio @ MOCHA, Oakland

East Bay families can make a trip to MOCHA, the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland this weekend. Every Friday and Saturday, Open Studio is on! The drop-in program has a new open studio format, with six different areas geared towards interactive and educational exhibitions. These areas include: Imagine Lab, Creative Zone, Clay St. Station, Great Wall of Paint, Chill Spot and Magnetic Post. Every month offers something new to share, as the museum’s exhibits rotate monthly. As we’re entering April, it’s time for a new theme. Ready to find out what it is? Drum roll please….Planet eARTh! With a focus on science and nature, this month’s theme celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd. Head to MOCHA and activate the art in eARTh.

Location: Museum of Children’s Art

Ages: All ages

Day: Friday and Sunday 10 am-1pm  

Price: $5 per person for adults & children (children 2 years and under are free)

Website: http://mocha.org/museum/open-studio/

Note: MOCHA does not take reservations for participation.


4.  Family Art Making @ the de Young Museum, San Francisco

The de Young Museum offers a space for Family Art Making! Drop-in to make an art project and go on a gallery tour guided by professional teaching artists. This month, the activity will focus on the special exhibition currently on view “Stuart Davis: In Full Swing”. Artist Stuart Davis was a lifelong Jazz enthusiast, and like the complex rhythms of a Jazz tune, his artwork also brings vibrancy and dynamism that is distinctly modern.

Are you a Bank of America cardholder? Then you’re in luck! Bank of America has sponsored free general admission, all day for Bank of America cardholders. View the current collection with your kids and step outside for a bit to enjoy the sunshine in the surrounding Golden Gate Park.

Event: Family Art Making at de Young Museum

Price: Free General Admission for Bank of America Cardholders

General Admission fees: Adults $15, Youth ages 17 and under are free.

Special Exhibition admission fees: Adults $20, Youth 6-17 $7, Kids Ages 0-5 are free. Members are free.

Location: Piazzoni Murals Room

Day + Time: Saturday April 1, 2017 10 am – 3pm

Ages: All ages welcome

Website: http://deyoung.famsf.org/calendar/family-art-making-6

Note: Free general admission all day for Bank of America cardholders. Museum admission for special exhibition “Stuart Davis: In Full Swing” required for gallery activity.


5. Family Yoga @ Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga & Parent Center, Marin

Family Yoga at Pomegranate Yoga Center is full of fun, connection and well-being for everyone! Drop in for a class or come weekly to enjoy simple movement with songs and stories. Unlike a typical yoga class, Pomegranate welcomes children and families in the practice of yoga. Expose your child to new ways of movement and play through yoga, and share in this activity together! This class is recommended for ages 2.5 to five years of age. Babies are welcome to join the rest of the family in a car seat or resting on a blanket.

Location: Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga & Parent Center

Hours: Sunday April 1 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Price: Drop-ins are $23 for one practicing adult and one practicing child, additional family members can join for $5 per family member. Babies are free.

5-pack of Family Yoga Classes: $85 for a 5-pack of Family Yoga classes, which covers 1 practicing adult and 1 practicing child.

Website: http://www.pomcenter.com

Note:  This class is not recommended for children under the age of 2.5 years. Babies are invited to join the rest of the family in a car seat or on a blanket. Please email mariposa@pomcenter.com for questions.