Ongoing Saturday Activities for Kids in the SF Bay Area

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It’s Saturday and nothing on the events calendar works with your budget or nap schedule. Never fear, the list of Ongoing Events is here. From Farmer’s Markets to Drop-In play, we have a list that will keep the whole family entertained!


San Francisco

SF Public libraries:
Chinatown: Family Storytime 11:00-11:30 am

Richmond: Family Storytime, 11:00-11:30 am

Parkside: Toddler Tales 10:00-10:30 am

East Bay

Oakland Public Library Rockridge Branch: Toddler Storytime, 10:30 am


Novato Public Library: Preschool Storytime (Wed. and Sat.), 11:00 am

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

Nature and Science

The Bay Model: Open Hours
9:00 am-4:00 pm
The Model provides young scientists interested in San Francisco Bay and the Bay – Delta Model a unique opportunity to view the complete bay-delta system at a glance.

San Francisco
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission for children 4 and under every day.
10:00 am-4:30 pm

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.


East Bay

Adventure Playground: Open Hours
Berkeley; 11:00 am-4:00 pm
An utterly unique playground in Berkeley designed for children 7 years and older, but younger kids are welcome as long as they remain within arms reach of an adult.

Junior Center of Art and Science: Jake’s Discovery Garden
Oakland, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Interactive exhibit for ages 2-5 years, promotes “learning through play.” Kids $2, adults free.

Wee Play in Alameda: Open Play
10:00 am-1:00 pm, $6
Experience Alameda’s play center for infants and toddlers. Program includes arts and crafts, song and music time, developmental and exploratory play.

Fitness and Exercise

San Francisco

Academy of Ballet: Pre-Ballet Classes
10:00-11:00 am, Single Class $14
Pre-Ballet for children ages four to six. Class emphasis is on musicality, creativity, coordination and building a love of dance. The Academy aims to prepare students for the time when he or she is physically and mentally at the age to begin formal training.

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

Farmer’s Markets

San Francisco

Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market
8:00 am-2:00 pm

East Bay

Berkeley Farmers’ Markets
Center Street, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Grand Lake Farmers’ Market
Oakland, 9:00 am-2:00 pm


San Mateo Farmers’ Market
College of San Mateo, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Did we miss a favorite Saturday activity? Add it in the comments below. Thanks!

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