Ongoing Monday Activities for Kids in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Got a case of the Mondays? Sometimes we get that too, which is why we came up with this list of 11 fun things to do with kids on a Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area, including storytimes, art and drop-in play. Read on!

Museums and Hands-on Art

San Francisco

San Francisco Children’s Art Center Art Classes
Fort Mason Center; times vary
The SF Children’s Art Center offers various classes for different age groups. Drop-in and full-session times vary.

ARTifact: Art Exploration Class
$163; times vary
Art exploration classes for children 2.5-4 years old (1 session, Mon. and Wed.) or 3-6 years old (2 sessions, Mon.-Fri.).


Schulz Museum: Museum Mondays for Little Ones.
Santa Rosa; 10:00 am-noon
Stories, movement games, and arts and crafts activities designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. $5 per child, up to 2 adults free before 11:00 am.


San Francisco

Seesaw: Toddler Storytime
10:00-10:30 am
Free storytime for 1-4 year olds at Seesaw cafe and play studio.

Sprout: Storytime
4:00-4:30 pm

SF Public Library Marina Branch
Toddler Tales: 10:15-11:45 am
Baby Rhymes and Playtime: 11:00 am-noon


Novato Public Library: Pajama Storytime
Ages 4-8 years, second Monday of the month, 7:00 pm

In addition to these listings, be sure to check out our Roundup of storytimes in the Bay Area.

Science and Nature

San Francisco

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission 1st Tues. of the Month
San Francisco; 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Keep in mind: Free for children ages 4 and under any day of the week!

California Academy of Sciences: Penguin Feedings
Everyday, 10:30 am and 3:30 pm
Watch as Academy marine biologists feed and care for the Academy’s penguins and field questions from visitors.

Fitness and Playtime

San Francisco

San Francisco Gymnastics Tumblebug Program
Mon-Sat classes tailored toward Preschool ages (Little Bugs class), ages 3.5-4 (Busy Bees class), ages 4.5-5 (Grasshoppers class) and other age groups.

East Bay

SadieDey’s Cafe: Mother’s Helper Events
Oakland, 10:00 am-2:00 pm every weekday
Paulette (straight from Fairyland) keeps an eye on safety and entertains children while you get a moment to relax. Parents are still responsible for their children but Paulette is there to help with interactive storytelling, singalongs, and dance parties.

What’s your favorite Monday activity? Share with us in the comment section below.

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