Many Bay Area schools are closed this week. Some call it Ski Week. Others call it Winter Break. I call it “A Random Week in February Without Childcare.” Here’s a week’s worth activities to break you free from cabin fever.
While your school, library, and bank are closed for President’s Day, the Exploratorium in San Fransisco will be open on Monday, Feb. 20.
Tuesday, Feb. 21, residents of all nine bay area counties are invited to explore Aquarium of the Bay and receive 50% off general admission tickets. To gain discounted admission, locals must present proof of residency bring valid driver’s license or ID card with Bay Area address.
Disney on Ice is back in town. If tickets aren’t in your budget, you can get the next best thing with free a Disney on Ice Photo Op. Your kids can get up-close to their favorite stars from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Take your kids to a picnic lunch and then see thousands of orchids at the Pacific Orchid Exposition at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco Thursday through Friday, Feb. 23-26. Children under 12 receive free admission.
Favorite children’s author and illustrator, Todd Parr, author of It’s OK To Be Different, talks and draws for young children and families at the Santa Teresa branch library on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. Book signing follows his talk. Free copies of It’s OK To Be Different will be distributed at this event, compliments of First 5 Santa Clara County.