1. $5 First Fridays @ Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland

Experience a learning adventure for the whole family this First Friday at Chabot. You’ll encounter hands-on activities and demonstrations for an engaging learning experience. Enjoy special planetarium shows at night and tons of activities for kids. Plus DJ’s & live music enliven the night! This week’s event features Family Game Night, so get your strategy on for exciting board games and video games. Revisit your favorites or explore new games to master!

Location: Chabot Space & Science Center

Price: $5

Ages: All Ages

Day: Friday, June 2 @ 6 pm – 10 pm


Note: Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served. Pre-purchase your tickets for $5 First Friday here: https://14884.blackbaudhosting.com/14884/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=a76e5384-5ab2-461a-9abf-baf38f65cec5


  1. STEM Superhero Series @ Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

Inspire your child to unleash their inner superhero at the STEM Superhero series at BADM! Participating children receive a blue superhero cape and badge to give them super smarts to take on a variety of challenges! They’ll be tasked to complete various Museum Educator facilitated activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Your child will be excited to solve fun problems, like designing food for space and building tools for the Mars Rover!

Location: Bay Area Discovery Museum

Price per Person: Babies (6-11 mo) & Seniors: $12.95; Children & Adults: $13.95

Ages: All ages

Day: Saturday, June 3, 9 am – 5 pm

Website: http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/calendar/stem-superhero-series-space/

Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stem-superhero-series-the-future-of-space-tickets-33475943448?ref=estw


  1. Bay Area Book Festival @ MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley

This event has lots of fun for both children and parents! Bring your kids over to the Family Fest Zone for a fun and games carnival and tons of hands-on activities presented by many local participants, such as Sticky Arts Lab, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Habitot children’s Museum, to name a few. We also recommend you visit booth #12, LOAKL which allows you to shop online in your own community for books sourced from local, independent bookstores. Check out their booth to learn more and sign up.

Plus, the Showtime Stage features authors, illustrators, magicians, and more, performing for the delight younger audiences. Parents can also explore the many authors and speakers that will be giving talks during the event, or catch a screening at the nearby Berkeley Art Museum’s film festival. Check the schedule online for more details!

Location: MLK Jr. Civic Center Park

Event: Bay Area Book Festival

Day: Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 10 am – 7:30 pm

Price: Up to $15

Ages: Family

Book Festival Website: https://www.baybookfest.org/family-fest-zone/

Film Festival Website: http://bampfa.org/program/auteur-author-film-literature

LOAKL Website: www.loakl.com

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4. Movies Under the Stars Presents “Sing”  @ Civic Park, Walnut Creek

Enjoy a free outdoor movie screening under the stars in your neighborhood! Civic Park will host family friendly movies throughout the summer, and live music before the film start. This week’s screening is “Sing” an animated film that centers around a hustling theater manager’s attempt to save this theatre with a singing competition that becomes bigger than he ever could’ve dreamed.

Day: Saturday, June 3, 6:30 pm

Price: Free ($2 suggested donation)

Ages: All ages welcome

Website: http://www.walnutcreekdowntown.com/walnut-creek-downtown-events/movies-and-music

Note: Movies begin at sunset. Please do not bring pets. For further information: (925) 943-5858 or WalnutCreekRec.org.    


  1. Friday Nights @ The de Young Museum, San Francisco

Every Friday, the de Young hosts an after-hours experience for the public. The event includes live music, performances, drop-in workshops featuring local artists, and hands-on art activity stations. Plus, climb the observation tower and night for gorgeous views of San Francisco’s city lights from above. Enjoy this hip date night (where the kids are welcome too).

Location: de Young Museum (Golden Gate Park)

Day: Friday, June 2 5-8:30 pm

Ages: All ages

Price: Free entrance; food for purchase

Website: http://deyoung.famsf.org/programs/fridays?utm_source=Public+Relations+Contacts&utm_campaign=4de7ca255a-PR_friday_nights_3_25_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6053ca4d98-4de7ca255a-85843981