Blog: Innovation Destinations

Bay Area Fun for Kids this weekend: Exploring, Teching and More

Girls Day at The Tech! Calling all girls - and their brothers - who are interested in STEM: The Tech is hosting a special day of STEM-based learning aimed at girls sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula. Learn about Ada Lovelace, a computer science pioneer, try coding, circuitry, app design, robot programming and more during 90-minute drop-in workshops. There will be a social innovation workshop that will encourage kids to identify and develop mobile app solutions to community problems. Workshop space is on a first come basis. All events are included with admission and a schedule can be found on their website

Astronomy Festival! Chabot Space & Science Center is hosting a family-friendly astronomy festival this Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. Universe 2015 will include talks on Pluto, exoplanets, asteroid impacts, plus a Discovery Lab aimed at younger participants, evening observations through the Chabot telescopes, and other astronomy activities. Standard admission rates apply; talks are on a first come basis. 

The Kids' Festival at McLaren Park! Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, there will be free activities for kids as part of the Saturday in the Park show. There will be music beginning at 11 a.m., followed by a magic show, bubble play, a science workshop, the Exploratorium's skateboard trailer and more. The event ends at 3 p.m. and is located at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park. 

Get into the Exploratorium for free this Sunday for Founder's Day! Doors open at 10 a.m. No special cards needed - all members of the public are free. Early arrival is recommended, and remember, it's Fleet Week, which may require extra time for traffic.