Join the Museum’s educators this summer to rekindle the unbridled joy of childhood as we examine our place and how we take part in the community around us. Explore weekly themes through our Art Studio projects,special story times and a weekly community partner visit and new this summer, THE BOX, a temporary program space for experimentation.

June: Homes

Come celebrate essential aspects of homes with themes that include backyard and kitchen play.

Week of June 20 – 26: Backyard Play
Come get muddy and explore the outdoors with us.

Week of June 27 – July 3: Kitchen Lab
Use ordinary kitchen supplies in out of the ordinary ways. 

July: Neighbors

Be our neighbor and discover architecture, artists, parks and safety.

Week of July 5 – July 10 (The Museum will be closed on the 4th): Safety
Help us celebrate safety and the people that keep our neighborhoods secure with a week of safe fun in the sun.

Week of July 11 – 17: Parks
Enjoy the great outdoors as we uncover all the fun that our local neighborhood parks can offer. You’ll even have a chance to meet a park ranger and go on a nature hike. 

July 18 – 24: Community Artists
Be our guests as we uncover the world of community art.

Week of July 25 – 31: Design and Building 

The possibilities are endless when you become the designer of your own world.  

August: Transportation

Zoom! Chug! Swish! Investigate Bay Area transportation with programs relating to boats, bikes, planes and trains. 

Week of August 1 – 7: Bikes
Pedal on over to the museum this week as we experience all things bicycles. 

Week of August 8 – 14: Boats
Ahoy Matey! Imagine your own sailing adventure and be prepared to get wet on our week of water play.

Week of August 15 – 21: Planes and Trains
All aboard the Discovery Express! Join in on the fun as we see what can happen when planes and trains become our focus.

Fridays, June 20 – August 22
5 – 7:30 p.m.
It’s Family Date Night every Friday this summer. Bring your family to enjoy later hours, live entertainment, special outdoor activities, and more.

June 20 - Caribbean Dance Party with Asheba

Bring your dancing shoes for a Caribbean Dance Party with Asheba as we kick-off summer the right way with our Member Appreciation Night.

June 28 - The Raytones

The Raytones combine a mix of pop, funk, and rock & roll with playful lyrics about cool things like hula hoops.

July 11 – Chelle! And Friends

Chelle! And Friends deliver a musically rich gumbo of New Orleans jazz, R & B and gospel, fused with Caribbean rhythms.

July 18 – Miss Kitty

A Bay Area musical treasure, Miss Kitty sings and plays the tunes her pint-sized audience requests.

July 25 – DJ Mancub

Join in as DJ Mancub spins his signature mix of some of the top danceable family fun tunes.

August 1 – Mariachi Juvenil Los Cachorros

Enjoy the festive music of Mexico with the talented youth group, Mariachi Juvenil Los Cachorros, or The Puppies.

August 8 – Blues Whale

Blues Whale, a funky jam band from the Marin Headlands, plays a variety of classic covers from Muddy Waters to the Beatles, along with originals.

August 22 - Drum Circle with Rhythm Child

Rhythm Child returns to lead a dynamic drumming circle for our End of Summer Bash. Grab a drum and join this fun, grooving, drum-based experience for the whole family. 

The End of Summer Bash

Friday, August 22
5 – 7:30 p.m.

General $11; Members & under 6 months free
Performances and activities free with admission. Food available for purchase.

Say goodbye to summer with us as we go out with a bang! Grab a drum and groove with Rhythm Child, participate in a bilingual storytime and bring a picnic blanket to reflect on the fun days of summer.

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