Is Beach Blanket Babylon good for kids?

Beach Blanket Babylon: SF skyline crazy hat

My husband and I were recently treated to a performance of the long-running (since 1974!) theater musical revue, Beach Blanket Babylon. Having seen a version of this ever-changing show fifteen years ago, I was thoroughly entertained. Alec was completely caught off-guard by the style, plot, songs, hats, and humor packed with current and old school pop […]

15 places to go on the 4th of July


Thanks to Sarah’s Science camp for sponsoring our Fourth of July Guide for East Bay families. Sarah’s Science has locations in Oakland and Berkeley and invites your child to come have a BLAST! Campers make and take home a fun science project each day, from robots to rockets, catapults to ladybug gardens. Independence Day is a Saturday […]

Stranded! exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Thanks to the Conservatory of Flowers for sponsoring today. The location of Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of Flowers is so beautiful that it’s worth a day trip. The building is set back off of John F. Kennedy Drive with lawns and gardens that invite cartwheels and picnics. The current exhibit Stranded! Tropical Island Survival […]

LGBTQ Pride activities for families

Pride: The next generation of voters and policy-influencers

Thanks to Our Family Coalition for helping us to assemble these great family-friendly Pride Month festivities. June 17, 7pm A’s Pride Night at the Oakland Coliseum ballpark is the first of its kind and already a huge nearly-sold-out event! Rainbow colored wristbands with A’s logo promise to be a collectors’ item. Cheer for the home […]

99 Days of Summer for Bay Area Kids {2015}

99days of summer in the Bay Area by 510 Families

Never run out of family fun ideas with our 99 destinations for summer fun! We have selected one outing for each day between Memorial Day through the end of August. Whether you like to add them to your calendar right now (go on, we fact-checked*), bookmark this page for inspiration, or print it out and stick it on your […]

Free admission for Creativity Day at Children’s Creativity Museum in SF


On Saturday, April 18, 2015 the Children’s Creativity Museum (CCM) in San Francisco will celebrate its third annual Creativity Day. This year’s theme, “S.T.E.A.M. Powered Creativity,” will feature innovative programs designed to promote creative thinking in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Families are invited to meet Bay Area innovators and community partners, […]

Ticket Alert: Fancy Nancy, Hairspray, and ANNIE

ANNIE at SHN San Francisco

Three delightful musicals are coming to town and here’s enough warning to buy tickets for your family. Bay Area Children’s Theatre presents Fancy Nancy at Freight & Salvage Nancy loves glitter and big words and everything embellished. Nancy and her dance class friends will soon perform Deep Sea Dance, their first recital (fancy for show)! She […]

Golden Gate Park Children’s Playground & Carousel

SF Children's Koret Playground 2

There are so many great things to do in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park – take a  stroll, explore the Cal Academy of Sciences, visit the Conservatory of Flowers, or sip tea at the Japanese Tea Garden. But have you ever been to the children’s park inside Golden Gate Park? It’s fantastic! The children’s park is situated near Golden […]

POSTPONED: The Marvel Experience in San Francisco

Marvel Experience coming to San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – February 17, 2015 – Hero Ventures, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company, announced that “The Marvel Experience: The World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour” planned San Francisco engagement will be postponed until Spring 2016, to allow for the show to be re-tooled with more interactive games and upgraded content. Guests who have already […]