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Free Star Gazing in the City

We just got back from Chabot Science and Space Center in the Oakland hills. SO FUN. It was a free day if you have an account with Bank of America. This morning it was surprisingly (and pleasantly) uncrowded, especially considering the chilly, wet weather that usually drives families to indoor spots. Anyways, the exhibits are …

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Model Train Fun

Today we had a fun mini road trip to the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society. Super fun! It is located by a nice park with ample picnic spots and five minutes from the Walnut Creek shopping district so in warm weather make a day out of it. Entrance fee is $3. It is in a …

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Free Play on Election Day @ Habitot

Are you voting Tuesday? It’s a pretty heated race in my section of Oakland! Over in Berkeley the toddler play space Habitot is having a free admission day, including play stations modeled as voting booths. We have been there once before. It was a blast! My big tip is to get there as early as …

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Sunday free day at Oakland Museum

We haven’t been to the Oakland Museum but have heard through the mommy grapevine that it’s a good place for toddlers. Tomorrow it is free!

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$2 off MOCHA admission for costume wearers

I don’t think I have posted about MOCHA (museum of children’s art) before because it doesn’t fall into my free or cheap category ordinarily. It is an amazing place in downtown Oakland! On Friday and Saturday they have open studios from 10-1 which means you pay $7 for yourself and for your kid to do …

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Free Admission to Habitot

Have you been to Habitot lately? This hands-on toddler museum in downtown Berkeley is toddler heaven but can be really crowded and pricey. I can’t help with the crowds (except advise you to arrive right before it opens since it takes an hour or so to really full up). But I can help with the …

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Free Art Workshops @ Libraries

I just learned about the Museum of Children’s Art here in Oakland. How have I never heard of this before? Well, when I go I will let you all know what I think. From the website it looks awesome. There are frequent open studio times that cost $7 when you feel like splurging and are …

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Free Day of the Dead Celebration for Toddlers

I am a big fan of the Habitot toddler museum in Berkeley, but not the hefty admission fees. This Saturday for their Day of the Dead celebration, admission is free! Your tot will be in toddler heaven! A heads up that you will probably have to pay for parking if you drive. You can save …

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Great Free Kids Museum Event Tomorrow!

Need an excuse to drive over the new bay bridge? Check out this event tomorrow (reposting from East Bay Moms). Our munchkin has croup (so awful) so we can’t go but we would be there in a flash if she was feeling good! Sunday, September 15 11:00am – 4:00pm at Yerba Buena Family Day, San …

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Beginning of the Month = Free Days At Local Museums

It’s that time of the months again: free days at local museums. Check out this list from sf.funcheap.com. Have fun!

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