Summer may be ending but that doesn’t mean the fun has to. The 2013 Yerba Buena Family Day is coming up next month and you won’t want to the (FREE) activities being offered! The big day is coming up on Sunday, September 15th from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Visitor will get free admission to four popular museums. Here’s what the schedule of events looks like so far:
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Go construction crazy in Jessie Square with SFMOMA Families on the Go. Be inspired under the big top to engineer a constructed creature of your own design, and don’t miss a special living sculpture that changes right before your eyes.
- Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth Street (at Howard)
Learn the basics of clay animation and movie making in the Animation Studio. Direct and star in your own music video, then experience the new multi-sensory, interactive LED light exhibit in Sense It. Stop by early to receive your special one-hour timed admissions sticker and return for your hour of creativity (first-come, first-served basis).
- Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth)
Celebrate the abstract wonders in the exhibition Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art by creating your own see-through art box using colorful transparent shapes. Add your own twisting and turning lines to a giant Wikki Stix© art installation, and groove to live performances by Alison Faith Levy’s Big Time Tot Rock.
- Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street (at Third)
Create sidewalk art in front of MoAD and make a collage with textiles and photographs. View Gordon Parks’ film The Learning Tree and the inspirational documentary Brooklyn Castle about a junior high chess team. Move to the Afro-Latino rhythms of the award-winning John Santos Sextet.
- Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, at Mission Street (between Third and Fourth)
Enjoy an outdoor concert on the Esplanade Stage from 1-2:30 p.m. by 2013 Grammy winner Lila Downs and her band who have reinvented traditional Mexican music with original compositions fused with blues, jazz, soul, and more. Then delight in music, clowning, and kid-friendly activities in the Yerba Buena Children’s Garden and in Jessie Square from 12-3:30 p.m.
Wow, does that sound like an exciting family time or what?
You can get more info and the full schedule at ybfamilyday.org. Have fun!