This post of March’s best activities for families is sponsored by Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT), the foremost theatre company for young audiences in California. BACT strives to bring shared experiences to children of all backgrounds, inspiring joy, empathy, and creative thinking. Their award-winning work has reached more than 700,000 kids and adults over the past 16 years. We just love their shows.
March brings lots of fun for kids with its brighter days, blooming plants, and warmer weather. Plus, there are plenty of special days to celebrate: Purim, St. Patrick’s Day, and Women’s History Month to name a few.
Ticket Alert: Make Your Reservations Now!
- Get your tickets for the BACT interactive show, The Imaginaries: An Immersive Musical. You can purchase activity books and family bundles, too. The show runs weekends from March 19 – April 16 and is recommended for ages 4 to 8 or anyone with a little extra imagination.
- Did you reserve a space for spring break camps?
- Book ahead for Kid’s Night Out so YOU can spend the night out this month.
- Daniel Tiger comes to Oakland from March 22, then Blippi on April 2.
- More tickets to know about for families >
Week of Tuesday, March 1
3/1 Happy Mardi Gras! Treat the kids (and yourself) to a donut.
3/2 Grab free admission to Bay Area Discovery Museum today.
3/3 Visit with wildlife at recently-reopened Sulphur Creek Nature Center.
3/4 Find zen during a Yoga Storytime in Berkeley.
3/5 Make art and tour the gallery at de Youngsters Day Out.
3/6 Celebrate Purim in Berkeley. Pretend to be a pilot at Open Cockpit Day.
Week of Monday, March 7
3/7 Climb, hike, and scramble at Rock City in Mt. Diablo State Park.
3/8 Visit Rosie The Riveter Visitor Center on International Women’s Day.
3/9 Venture to the Randall Museum in San Francisco for fun with trains and wildlife.
3/10 Bounce around at Rockin’ Tots open hours.
3/11 Play at Whale Park, then grab dinner and listen to Market Beats at Emeryville Public Market.
3/12 Wear green to a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin or San Francisco.
3/13 Search for newts, salamanders, and frogs in the pond at Tilden Park.
Week of Monday, March 14
3/14 Celebrate PI Day with your favorite slice of pie.
3/15 Make art with MOCHA in the library.
3/16 Visit Cal Academy’s new outdoor play area and say “hi” to the penguins.
3/17 Join a musical storytime in the park.
3/18 Pack a blanket and enjoy an outdoor family movie night in Walnut Creek.
3/19 It is the opening day of The Imaginaries: An Immersive Musical. Be there.
3/20 Happy first day of Spring! 🌷 Play at Community Music Day or Messy Art Day.
Week of Monday, March 21
3/21 Tour the Jelly Belly Factory with your kiddos.
3/22 Cheer on the Golden Bears at a Cal Baseball game. Tickets start at $2!
Spend an afternoon at an outdoor skating rink in the Berkeley Hills. (Whoops! Closed for the season)
3/24 See tulips and daffodils in bloom at Filoli Historic House & Garden.
3/25 Be amazed by the acrobats and performers at Circus Forte.
3/26 Root for the Oakland Roots at the soccer club’s home opener.
3/27 Check out the XOXO Exhibit at the Children’s Creativity Museum – reservations suggested.
Week of Monday, March 28
3/28 Take your tot on a dinosaur garden scavenger hunt.
3/29 Search for desert plants, cacti, and blooms at Ruth Bancroft Garden.
3/30 Learn about the Bay’s creatures and what they eat.
3/31 Google April Fools jokes to play on your kids!
We appreciate Bay Area Children’s Theatre for sponsoring our March list of great activities for families. Purchase tickets to see The Imaginaries: An Immersive Musical. Plan ahead for BACT Summer Camps in Oakland & Berkeley.