25 places to take East Bay preschoolers

Preschoolers guide to Lawrence Hall of Science by 510families.com

Thanks to Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science for sponsoring our guide to fun activities and destinations for younger kids! We wanted to focus on the amazing indoor spaces and places because the amazing weather can’t last forever. Did you know kids can visit the Lawrence Hall of Science for free? Children under three are always free. […]

Asian Art Museum: Family Fun Days


We are grateful to have The Asian Art Museum as a sponsor of 510Families.com. The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has lots of kid-friendly programming coming up. Family Fun Day is Sunday, October 18, and the galleries will be especially welcoming to children, inviting them to take a closer look at the art. Family […]

Ticket Alert: Dare to Dream, Disney’s latest ice show

Dare to Dream: Disney on Ice

From Wednesday, October 7 through Sunday, October 11, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Tickets are on sale now. Classic meets contemporary in this fantastic ice show with a heavy dose of princess power. This icy celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories features two-modern day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, alongside Snow White […]

Reader tip: Free music tutoring for BUSD students


Sign your child up for FREE private piano/vocal lessons with The Music Connection group at UC Berkeley. They are a student run volunteer organization on campus, which gives in-class, out of class, and private tutoring to students in the BUSD district*. WHAT: FREE Private Piano/Vocal Tutoring for your child with The Music Connection! WHO: Students […]

{Giveaway} Birthday Party at Twirl in Alameda

Twirl Alameda birthday parties

I’m excited to share this opportunity for a lucky reader to win a birthday party at this awesome creative space in Alameda. Thanks to Twirl for making it possible. Twirl, Alameda’s newest art studio and play gallery is sponsoring a birthday party for your child and 11 guests. The winner will receive Twirl’s Classic party […]

Music Together offering classes in more languages

east bay music together

As of September 14, Music Together will offer classes in Hebrew, French, Spanish and German. East Bay Music Together now has dozens of classes in 17 locations in Albany, Moraga, Oakland, Berkeley, Lafayette, Alameda, and El Cerrito. DEAL: EBMT is waiving the $10 registration fee for new families who sign up before September 14. According to Julie Tanenbaum, Director […]

Berkeley Playhouse run of Avenue Q includes a kid-friendly experience

Berkeley Playhouse - Kids Program

Berkeley Playhouse is presenting the R-rated Broadway show, Avenue Q, from September 17 to October 11. The show’s theme is the transition to adulthood and the realization that the real world is different from the simplified version of life that we all learned about from children’s television programming. While the show features adult language, sexual […]

Oakland Art & Soul festival 2015

Art + Soul Festival in Oakland

Easily accessed by BART, the Oakland Art & Soul Festival will take over downtown Oakland with live music, food, artist’s booths and a kid zone for two days, August 1 and 2. Free attended bike parking and ferry access are also rounding out the transit options. Children under 12 are free while adult admission costs […]

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 […]

Ticket Alert: The Day the Crayons Quit and more!

The Day the Crayons Quit is now a musical

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre company has announced their 2015-2016 season and it looks like a lot of fun. Six productions are scheduled, kicking off with a preschool-friendly rendition of The Day the Crayons Quit open now through July at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland. October brings Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and moves the shows back […]