31 Things to Do With Bay Area Kids in March - 510 Families

31 Things to Do With Bay Area Kids in March

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.

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BACT’s The Imaginaries is an all-new immersive show for families; the cast is looking at the Pocket Guide for Imaginary Friends | Photo: Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Week of Tuesday, March 1

3/1 Happy Mardi Gras! Treat the kids (and yourself) to a donut.
3/2 free Grab free admission to Bay Area Discovery Museum today.
3/3 free Visit with wildlife at recently-reopened Sulphur Creek Nature Center.
3/4 free Find zen during a Yoga Storytime in Berkeley.
3/5 free 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.

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The new Gumnet Grove play structure at Cal Academy is ideal for kids 5+ | Photo: Julie Herson

Week of Monday, March 7

3/7 free Climb, hike, and scramble at Rock City in Mt. Diablo State Park.
3/8 free Visit Rosie The Riveter Visitor Center on International Women’s Day.
3/9 free 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 free Play at Whale Park, then grab dinner and listen to Market Beats at Emeryville Public Market.
3/12 free Wear green to a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin or San Francisco.
3/13 free Search for newts, salamanders, and frogs in the pond at Tilden Park.

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BACT hosts summer camps for kids age 5-12 in Oakland & Berkeley | Photo: Mel Nigro

Week of Monday, March 14

3/14 Celebrate PI Day with your favorite slice of pie.
3/15 free 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 free 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 free Happy first day of Spring! 🌷 Play at Community Music Day or Messy Art Day.

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Kids can run and play through Filoli’s Daffodil Meadow, in bloom for spring | Photo: Filoli

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!
3/23 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.

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Giant whale at Christie Park, Emeryville | Photo: Kat Choi

Week of Monday, March 28

3/28 free Take your tot on a dinosaur garden scavenger hunt.
3/29 Search for desert plants, cacti, and blooms at Ruth Bancroft Garden.
3/30 free Learn about the Bay’s creatures and what they eat.
3/31 free Google April Fools jokes to play on your kids!

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Oakland Aviation Museum | Photo: William Munny via Instagram

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.

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