Harvest Festival

Saturday, November 8
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Indoor performance by The Banana Slug String Band ($5)
All other events free with Museum admission


Celebrate the turn of the season with a harvest festival featuring a joyous outdoor performance and hands-on activities for the whole family.

Schedule of Events

9:30 - 10 a.m.

  • Toddler Circle Time. This is an opportunity for our youngest visitors to practice language, movement, and making new friends.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Agricultural Institute of Marin Farmer’s Market display. Take a stroll through our mini Farmer’s Market tabled by the Agricultural Institute of Marin, a local institution dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of local food.

11 a.m.

  • Outdoor performance by Blues Whale (free). Come enjoy an outdoor performance by a funky jam band from the Marin Headlands.

11 - 11:30 a.m.

  • Research Toys. Participate in an interactive activity with your young child for a chance to learn more about intriguing child development research studies.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Harvest Lab: Science of Seeds. Take a deeper look at the insides of organic produce! Feel, squish, and experiment with the guts and seeds of over a dozen different fruits and vegetables.

1 p.m.

  • Indoor performance by The Banana Slug String Band ($5). Our favorite folk environmental educators are back and ready to jam. Get your garden groove on and celebrate the harvest with the Banana Slug String Band!

3 p.m.

  • Special Storytime performance by local Miwok storyteller, Alicia Retes. Experience an Eastern Woodlands version of "The Three Sisters" illustrated with corn husk dolls plus local Miwok stories!  

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Harvest Lab: Science of Seeds. Take a deeper look at the insides of organic produce! Feel, squish, and experiment with the guts and seeds of over a dozen different fruits and vegetables.
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