Blog: Innovation Destinations

Bay Area Fun for Kids this weekend: Games, Ships, and More!

Calling all gaming families! The Family Fun Game Day is happening in Berkeley this Saturday, featuring an afternoon of family-friendly board games. The free event is from noon to 3 p.m. and will be held outdoors, if the weather permits, outside of Games of Berkeley. There will be raffle prizes, stickers, and the inventor of the cooperative games Feed the Woozle and Race to the Treasure, will be in attendance. Volunteers will be there, too, to help explain the games, avoiding a long reading of the rules before trying new games. All ages are welcome!

Nature Detectives! This activities is aimed at the little guys. The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is hosting the monthly Nature Detectives, inviting 3-5 year olds to come explore life at the shoreline. This month, participants will visit the freshwater marsh, an area not normally open to the public. Taste edible plants, find crabs hiding in the mud, and use detective skills to search for jackrabbits. The one-hour event begins at 11 a.m. and costs $7 per child. Pre-registration is encouraged. 

Curious about commercial shipping? Big cargo ships are fun to watch entering into the bay, and now it an opportunity to learn more about commercial shipping operations in the area during a talk at the Bay Model in Sausalito. Learn about the types of ships, including their interior layout, how they navigate the bay, and how the ports and terminals work from Capt. Craig Thomas of Agile Marine. The free event is Saturday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

First weekend of the month means free museums! Both days this weekend, Bank of America cardholders get free admission into participating museums, including the de Young, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Legion of Honor, San Jose Museum of Art, The Tech Museum, the Computer History Museum, and Chabot Space & Science Center. Flash those cards at admissions! The Asian Art Museum and the Oakland Museum of California allow free admission for everyone this Sunday. No special card needed. The Asian Art Museum is launching a month of celebrating Filipino American culture. Sunday will include Filipino American artists, dancers, music and food. There will be activities for all ages, too, including calligraphy and martial arts.