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Things to Do with Kids in the Bay Area This Weekend

Here are some great activities for families with curious kids for the weekend of May 26-28!

This weekend you and your favorite kids have the opportunity to witness a live archaeology dig, follow along and learn about the Hayward fault, or take apart, examine and fix something you own with a knowledgeable fix-n-learn community.

Live Archaeology Dig

Date: Friday May 26th & Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

Location: Presidio Officers’ Club | 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

More Info: http://www.presidio.gov/events/live-archaeology-dig-2017-05-27

Witness archaeology in action! Presidio archaeologists are working on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial site buried just below the ground in front of the Presidio Officers’ Club. Stop by to check out their recent discoveries and ask questions.

 

Hayward Fault Walking Tour

Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Time: 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

Location: Fremont Community Center | 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway, cross street Mission View (back of the building facing Lake Elizabeth)

More Info: http://msnucleus.org/haywardfault/hayward.html

Over the last million years, the natural beauty of Fremont has been shaped by the Hayward Fault. Instructors will be leading these ‘ground breaking’ tours and exposing the science and beauty of the Hayward Fault. This fault is one of several active faults in the world actually creeping at 5 mm/year. The tour will take place at Central Park (Lake Elizabeth) and explores dramatic faulting effects in both natural and urban environments. Even view the floor of a building that reveals dramatic evidence of this fault activity. (Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult).

 

Fixit Clinic

Date: Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Time: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

Location: Lone Mountain Main Building | Turk and Parker, University of San Francisco (USF), San Francisco, CA

More Info: FixitClinicEvents

Celebrating repair through do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based discovery and disassembly: you actively participate in the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of your item so that you leave fully empowered to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large.

So bring your broken, non-functioning things — electronics, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, fabric items, etc.– for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether you fix it or not, you’ll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked.

 


Here were some great activities for families with curious kids that we posted for the weekend of May 19-21!

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! This weekend, join CuriOdyssey at Maker Faire, build a recycled creation, collect plankton or climb aboard supersonic aircrafts.

 

Maker Faire

Date: Friday, May 19th – Sunday, May 21st

Time:

Friday, May 19, 2017: 1 pm – 5 pm; Special Preview Day “FRIDAY@MakerFaire”

Saturday, May 20, 2017: 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday, May 21, 2017: 10 am – 6 pm

Cost: $25-$80. See website here.

Location: San Mateo Event Center

More Info: http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/

Visit CuriOdyssey’s booth! Come celebrate Maker Faire’s 12th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts.

 

Kids Love Science

Date: Friday, May 19th

Time: 6:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Kepler’s Books | 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA

More Info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/news/2921596

Want to think like a scientist and look at the world to figure out how science works? Like the idea of bringing old cardboard to life and building amazing recycled creations you can play with, sit in, and wear. Join Steve Mould and Jenna Westing for a fun evening full of science and discovery for kids who love science.

 

Plankton Exploration! 

Date: Saturday, May 20th

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter | 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA

More Info: http://www.evols.org/index.php?page=winter-2017-public-programs

Visitors will have an opportunity to collect, examine, and identify plankton from the San Francisco Bay. This program will underscore the importance of plankton as the foundation of the food web with the help of a “Plankton Jenga” activity and show how some of the world’s largest animals depend directly on these microscopic organisms.

 

Open Cockpit Day: Supersonic

Date: Saturday, May 20th & Sunday, May 21st

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: Included with admission (Free-$10)

Location: Pacific Coast Air Museum | One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa, CA

More Info:  http://pacificcoastairmuseum.org/events

PMC is a “hands-on” museum: We believe the only way to properly learn about and appreciate these amazing and historical artifacts is to walk right up to the airplanes and helicopters and touch them, look inside them, and see what made them work. This weekend, climb aboard and learn about planes known for their supersonic speeds.

 

 

 

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