Earth Day celebration at Stinson Beach. Photo: Marco Sanchez.Switch to rich text editor
Here are our picks for a variety of Earth Day events and other activities for children and families this weekend. Find more events for the whole week in Marin and beyond in our Family Events Calendar.
Friday, April 21
- French Storytime (L'Heure du Conte)
San Anselmo Library
Friday, 11–11:30 am
For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, and play together. Share books, stories, rhymes, music in French. No registration required. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions. Free. Location: 110 Tunstead Avenue, Council Chambers, San Anselmo. For more info, visit their website.
- Friday Fun Day!
South Novato Library
Friday, 3–4 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of fun with the family at the South Novato Library. Whether it’s story, art, music or science, this drop-in program promises to be packed with fun! For all ages. Location: 931 C Street, Novato. For more info, visit their website.
- Family Fun Night
Children's Museum of Sonoma County
Friday, 4–7 pm
Have a family date night and play late at the Children's Museum! Explore interactive exhibits after hours. Or just have fun playing as the sun sets. Bring your appetite to enjoy pizza slices from Mary's Pizza Shack for $2 slice. Museum admission applies. Location: 1835 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. For more info, visit their website.
- Kids Night Out: The Good Dinosaur
Rolling HIlls Club, Novato
Friday, 6–9:30 pm
Dino-Mite! Join us as we bake fossil cookies, sculpt a dinosaur out of play dough, and hatch fizzing dinosaur eggs. We will watch The Good Dinosaur. This movie is PG and is not appropriate for all audiences. Pizza will be provided.This is a PG movie, and may not be appropriate for all audiences. Ages: 5–10. Cost: $24 members and $34 guests. Register here. Location: 351 San Andreas Drive, Novato. For more info, call (415) 897-2185 or visit their website.
- Father Daugther Dance
Corte Madera Community Center
Friday, 7–9:30 pm
Treat your daughter for a Very Special Knight Father Daughter Dance. It's a night of food, dancing, and fun. Purchase tickets by calling (415) 927-5072. Location: 498 Tamalpais Avenue, Corte Madera. For more info, visit their website.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Middle School presents, Disney’s The Lion King Jr.
Showcase Theater, San Rafael
Friday, 7:30 pm & Saturday, 5 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran School’s middle school musical theater department is happy to present, Disney’s The Lion King Jr. The Lion King Jr. tells the epic story of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. For all ages. Tickets: $25 adults; $15 students. Purchase tickets here. Location: 10 Avenue of the Flags, Marin Center, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
Saturday, April 22
- My Earth Day Marin
Various locations throughout Marin Count
Saturday & Sunday, various times
The My Earth Day Marin Coalition will host a wide variety of service projects and activities throughout Marin County in honor of Earth Day. Most events are for all ages and abilities. Visit My Earth Day Marin for more info and a complete list of opportunities.
- Pancake Breakfast & Music with Tim Cain
San Geronimo Preschool
Saturday, 8 am–noon
Come enjoy breakfast in the beautiful San Geronimo Valley, while supporting preschool scholarships for low income families. This delicious tradition is lovingly prepared by a expert parents and volunteers. Purchase a nice breakfast and then enjoy children's musician Tim Cain at 10 am. Location: 6001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. For more info, visit their website.
- Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Saturday, 9 am–2 pm
Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, pasta, confections, olive oil, and brunch and lunch offerings! Kids can take a pony ride and visit the petting zoo (10 am–2 pm), try out some arts and crafts (9 am–2 pm) and kid's storytelling, 9:30-10:30 am. For more info, visit their website.
- Cal Day 2017
Saturday, 9 am–5 pm
Take your family to UC Berkeley to see all that the university has to offer at their annual Cal Day open house. Explore over 400 lectures, demonstrations, and tours taking place across campus, and learn about everything from architecture to zoology. Learn about Cal spirit and traditions; listen to live music by the Cal Band and other performers; tour museums like the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Museum of Paleontology; and learn about science, engineering, technology, and more with hands-on fun. For more info, visit their website.
- Novato Clean & Green Day
City of Novato Civic Green
Saturday, 9 am–1 pm
Bring the family and celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up our beautiful town. Help remove litter from streets, bike path, parks, creek banks and more. Some supplies will be provided. Meet at Novato Civic Green, 901 Sherman Avenue. Find out more here.
- Presidio Earth Day
Fort Scott Field, San Francisco
Saturday, 9 am–2 pm
Bring the family of all ages to to volunteer. It will be a morning of stewardship projects with a BBQ Potluck to follow. All ages welcome, and there will be a volunteer project activity geared towards families with children 9 years-old and younger. Registration is required for this Earth Day event! Location: Meet at 1216 Ralston Avenue in the Presidio.
- Sausalito Spring City Wide Yard Sale
MLK Parking Lot in Sausalito
Saturday, 9 am–2 pm
Come by and see what awesome items you might find. Admission is free. (Rescheduled from last week.) Over 80 different booths! Location: 610 Coloma Street, Sausalito. For more info, visit their website.
- Mt. Tam Earth Day
Saturday, 9 am–12:30 pm
Celebrate Earth Day and provide some TLC to our treasured Mt. Tam! Projects will include pulling invasive plants that threaten the mountain's rich biodiversity, improving our trails, and working to maintain the historic Mountain Theater. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, adult chaperones requested for young volunteers. Park at the Rock Spring parking lot and walk to the Mountain Theater. After, join in a sing-along at West Peak from 3–5 pm. More information
College of Marin, Kentfield
Saturday, 10 am–3 pm
Spend Earth Day at Marinovators, where STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education and technology are showcased in the third annual Marinovators at College of Marin Academic Center in Kentfield. This annual exhibition showcases the work of Marin’s innovative and creative student scientists, designers, programmers, engineers, and makers, and features hands-on activities for all ages. Admission is free, but you can reserve free tickets online.
- Earth Day at Creekside Park
Saturday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
WildCare Family Adventures will join Kirk Schroeder from Marin County Parks for a beautification and habitat restoration project around the Creekside Marsh and Corte Madera Creek, followed by an easy walk along the creek. We’ll be looking for the endangered and elusive Ridgeway Clapper Rail, which has been spotted around the marsh. If we are lucky, we may even spot a River Otter! We will end the day at the Hal Brown playground for lunch and a little play time for the children. Location: Bon Air Road near Marin General Hospital. For more info, visit their website.WildCare Family Adventures will join Marin County Parks’ Volunteer Program Coordinator, Kirk Schroeder, for an Earth Day celebration, with habitat restoration and clean up of the area. We will start with a short hike along the creek looking for the elusive Ridgeway Clapper Rail, which has been spotted around the marsh. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours) to look at the aquatic birds, such as Black-necked Stilts, American Avocets, Great Egrets, and Buffleheads. - See more at: http://www.wildcarebayarea.org/programs/wildcare-family-adventures/#sthash.pU9xHNjf.dpufWildCare Family Adventures will join Marin County Parks’ Volunteer Program Coordinator, Kirk Schroeder, for an Earth Day celebration, with habitat restoration and clean up of the area. We will start with a short hike along the creek looking for the elusive Ridgeway Clapper Rail, which has been spotted around the marsh. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours) to look at the aquatic birds, such as Black-necked Stilts, American Avocets, Great Egrets, and Buffleheads. - See more at: http://www.wildcarebayarea.org/programs/wildcare-family-adventures/#sthash.pU9xHNjf.dpufWildCare Family Adventures will join Marin County Parks’ Volunteer Program Coordinator, Kirk Schroeder, for an Earth Day celebration, with habitat restoration and clean up of the area. We will start with a short hike along the creek looking for the elusive Ridgeway Clapper Rail, which has been spotted around the marsh. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours) to look at the aquatic birds, such as Black-necked Stilts, American Avocets, Great Egrets, and Buffleheads. - See more at: http://www.wildcarebayarea.org/programs/wildcare-family-adventures/#sthash.pU9xHNjf.dpuf
- Earth Day Aquatic Park Cleanup
Aquatic Park, San Francisco
Saturday, 10 am–1 pm
Join Aquarium of the Bay and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park to clean up the beach at Aquatic Park for Earth Day. Gloves and bag provided, but bring your own if you have them to reduce waste. Registration and more info.
The Library Rocks for Kids and Teens
Belvedere Tiburon Library
Saturday, 10 am & noon
The children's concert will feature Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band starting at 10 am. The teen concert starts at noon will feature rock and jazz with Redwood High's the Sherpas. Dance, sing along, get a henna tattoo and more. Food provided. Free to all. For more info, visit their website.
- Earth Day at Safari West
Saturday, 10 am
There’s no better place to appreciate the beauty of planet Earth than right here on the Sonoma Serengeti! The Safari West Nairobi bus ventures out to explore herds of Giraffe and antelope, Long-horned Cattle, and our awe inspiring Southern White Rhinos! Trek loops last for 35-40 minutes and so are great for even the youngest members of your herd! the Nariobi bus will depart every 45 minutes. Only 20 seats available for each loop so reserve your spot today! A special lunch is included and will be served from 11:30 am–2:30 pm. Tickets (includes tour and lunch): $50 per adults, $25 per child, toddlers (1-–2) free. Reservations required. Purchase tickets here.
- Earth Day SF
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
Saturday, 10 am–7 pm
San Francisco's Earth Day celebration features informative and interactive learning experiences, including green jobs information, cutting-edge eco-fashion shows, eco artist grove, organic food court, an eco-friendly vehicle showcase, hands-on activities, and kids' zone. Find more info here.
- Earth Day Celebration
Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen
Saturday, 11 am–3 pm
Bring the entire family (all ages welcome) for a day of fun and celebrate Earth Day at Quarryhill Botanical Garden. Activities include arts and crafts, face painting, wildlif displays, music and dance performances, and more. Free admission; $10 parking fee per car (cash only). Location: 12841 Highway 12 in Glen Ellen. For more info, visit their website.
- Earth Day Celebration
San Francisco Zoo
Saturday, 11 am–3 pm
Spend Earth Day at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens as we throw a Party for the Planet! During your visit to the 100 acre park, living classroom and Zoo, spend some time relaxing near the Patas Lawn. There will be fresh fruits and vegetables to sample from Fresh Point Produce, hot coffee from Peerless Coffee, and beverages from Coca Cola. Free with zoo admission. For more info, visit their website.
- Earth Day Limantour Beach Cleanup
Point Reyes National Seashore
Saturday, 11 am–2 pm
Join Point Reyes in service and celebrate Earth Day with a beach cleanup at Limantour Beach. The high tides and inclement weather of the winter has brought a lot of litter to Point Reyes Beaches. Come be a part of the effort to clean Limantour Beach. Find more information here.
- Creative Family Fun - Feathered Friend
Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am–4 pm
In the Presidio there are more than 200 species of birds. Hundreds of bird enthusiasts flock to the Presidio every year to catch a glimpse of them in their habitat. Come make your own feathered friend to take home on your finger!Registration not required, but preferred. Location: Moraga Avenue, Presidio of San Francisco. For more info, visit their website.
- Earth Day OnStage
Santa Rosa City Hall
Saturday, noon–4 pm
Join Santa Rosa for its 8th Annual Earth Day Festival downtown. This fun, free, and family-friendly festival is a great way to inspire awareness and build community through environmental protection. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great food, live performances OnStage, local and earth friendly products, and eco-friendly crafts and activities for kids. Find more information here.
- Family STEM Saturday: Soak up the Rainbow
Habitot Children's Museum, Berkeley
Saturday, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome. Museum admission applies. Location: 2065 Kittredge Street, Berkeley. For more info, visit their website.
- Indoor Power Play
Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato
Saturday, 6-9 pm
Drop the kiddos ( K-8 th grade) for some indoor fun. They can run, jump and play in an open gymnastics environment. Bring the kids in on a rainy day or any day to burn some energy. Cost: $24/ per child. Location: 70 Digital Drive, Suite #3 in Novato. For more info, visit their website.
- Earth Day Campfire
Srping Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa
Saturday, 7–9:30 pm
Join us for a fun, interactive evening celebrating Earth Day as we listen to owls hoot, catch a glimpse of bats at dinner hour, and learn about the nighttime habits of Spring Lake Park’s nocturnal residents. We'll have a leisurely night walk followed by games, poems, songs, stories and s'mores around the campfire. Come dressed in layers with comfortable walking shoes, a flashlight, and a water bottle. This is a bilingual (Spanish/English) program. Meet at the Group Campsite from the Newanga Avenue entrance. Free. Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, call (707) 565-7888. For more info, visit their website.