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    Penguin Feeding

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    Meet Pierre, Howard, Ocio and the rest of ...

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    Kid's Play Night

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    Meet lizards, frogs, snakes & tortoises an...

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    Planetarium Shows

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    How did life on Earth begin? This tantaliz...

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    Swamp Talk

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    Learn about some of the Academy’s most p...

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  • A Dinosaur Map of the Bay Area

    Laure Latham - San Francisco

    If your kids like to roar back in time with dinosaur books, they will love going hands on in the Bay Area. They won't ride the actual beasts of course—that would be Jurassic Park stuff—but they can explore Bay Area hangouts that celebrate... read more

  • Best-Loved Book Nooks

    Ana Picazo - San Francisco

    These days, independent bookstores are harder to find than a mix tape or a rotary dial phone, but fortunately for Bay Area residents, the stand-alone spirit lives with roughly 150 independent stores within a 50-mile radius of San Francisco. Bi... read more

  • Oh, Snap! The Best Spots to Photograph Kids in the Bay Area

    Ana Picazo - San Francisco

    One of the easiest ways to ensure a successful child photo session is to head outdoors. You'll be able to take advantage of that soft, flattering natural light, and your little ones will be more relaxed when they're free to run around, dance, or snug... read more

Today's Activity

Fruit Stamps

Your preschooler will love making creative designs using ordinary foods. Cut oranges, lemons, or apples in half, and pour nontoxic, washable liquid paint into small shallow bowls. Dip fruit into paint and stamp onto paper. You can also try this with leaves, carrots, corn on the cob, potatoes, etc. Another variation would be to let you...read more

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