Summertime Adventure Programs

Looking for an entryway into a magical world of stories? Have you ever wanted to experiment and tinker with fun material under the sun? You can experience the wonder of the Museum with our free daily programs when you make us part of your family this summer. In addition to our intuitive exhibits that inspire curiosity, problem solving and imagination, these enhanced daily experiences offer deeper engagement in the most important aspect of the summer ­— PLAY!

Family Date Nights

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.

"Luckily we went on a Friday during there summer concert, which they stay open until 7:30p.m. We stayed until the end, my 2 year old didn't want to leave!" -Visitor comment, July 11, 2014

All activities and performances included with all-day Museum admission. Free admission for members.

July 18 – Miss Kitty

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

July 25 – Mariachi Juvenil Los Cachorros

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

August 1 – DJ Mancub

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

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 15 – Enzo

Enzo is a one man band, playing cool instruments like the 5-string banjo, accordion, harmonica, and musical saw.

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.

Eventbrite - End of Summer Bash

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. Bean Sprouts Cafe will be open until 7 p.m. to purchase snacks, drinks and dinners.

Complimentary activities include:

  • 2 interactive concerts with Rhythm Child
  • Facepainting
  • Bouncy house
  • Messy art in the Art Studios
  • Bubbles & chalk in The Box
  • Kettle corn
  • Free sunglasses for the first 250 people.

Admission to the End of Summer Bash includes general Museum admission from 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 22.

End of Summer Bash is generously supported by
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