Top Fall Programs for Kids in San Francisco and Marin

Published Jan 30, 2017

Some fun activities for your kids when school starts back up this fall in San Francisco and Marin.

Top Fall Programs for Kids in San Francisco and Marin

Studio 4 Art

Highly qualified instructors are advocates for children and their creative needs, building leaders one art project at a time. Their philosophy and the teaching of creative processes fosters growth for critical thinking and problem solving.

No other curriculum allows a child to explore, from beginning to end, discovering from a point of unknown to a point of completion, with the results of self confidence and awareness.

Circus Center

Artistic and athletic entertainment programs are offered at all levels in acrobatics, flying trapeze, hand-balancing, contortion, juggling, teeterboard, wire-walking, clowning, and anything in the air!

Your kids may end up performing the seemingly impossible.

Jewish Community Center San Francisco

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is the oldest Jewish center on the West Coast, providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the community since 1877.

JCCSF programs are open to all, and include activities from sports, to arts & crafts, to music, dance and academics.

Aquarium of the Bay

With dozens of engaging, free-with-admission programs offered daily - plus opportunities to expand your visit - there is always something new to discover at Aquarium of the Bay.

Come interact with the animals, and have fun with hands-on activities.

Spindrift School of Performing Arts

SSPA provides high quality performing arts experiences & training in shows, classes and private lessons. They have two dance studios in addition to regular class spaces, and a 98 seat theatre.

SSPA offers outreach classes, grant based programs or in-school programs to every school in Pacifica.

Community Music Center

Community Music Center’s mission is to make music accessible to people of all ages, musical levels, and financial backgrounds. Students range in age from two to 94 years old and enjoy classes in everything from Western classical to Chinese to Latin Music.

CMC has branches in the Mission and Richmond districts, as well as programs throughout the city.

Dance with Sherry Studio

DWS Studio offers students excellent Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Break Dance instruction for all levels of experience, as well as Musical theatre workshop classes which incorporate singing and acting. The yearly productions of DWS Studio are all original works and incorporate a variety of themes which include dance, song and acting.

Students from the ages of 5 through 90.

Marin Treks

Marin Treks offers after school science classes, field trips, and classroom visits to elementary schools and preschools. After school classes meet on campus at various schools right after the school day ends. 

Each session runs for 4 to 8 weeks on a specific day of the week. Each weekly class has a different theme and different animals to study.

Kids On Camera

Kids on Camera is a personal development and acting training that serves young people by improving their communication skills, self-esteem and confidence.

Through a unique curriculum, kids use video feedback as a tool to discover more about themselves. Video feedback reinforces the student's self-image and accelerates their learning and growth.

SF Zoo

The San Francisco Zoo is designed with the underlying belief that nature-focused interaction leads to conservation action. Learning about animals here inspires visitors to care for all wildlife. Whether your children are one or 17, or any age in between, the Zoo offers educational programs designed specifically to meet their needs.

Family programs are available as well.


Maybe you have a 2 1/2- 7 year old who wants to play soccer just like his older sibling. Maybe your 5 year old just isn't ready to handle the pressure and competitive nature of being on a team.

Whatever the reason, SoccerKids will be just what your child needs! Soccer Classes for Kids as Young as 2 1/2.

Walt Disney Family Museum

Workshops are hands-on learning experiences led by industry professionals that teach the skills and techniques used by master practitioners. Classes are capped at 25 students or less to create an intimate atmosphere for participants, encouraging in-depth explorations of art and animation. Subjects may include costume design, music composition, and character development, among others.

Children's Creativity Museum of San Francisco

The Children’s Creativity Museum, transforms the way kids learn. The focus shifts from media consumption to media production, while promoting collaboration over independence and engagement over isolation.

These principles – combined with an educational approach, provide a new model for nurturing core 21st-century skills

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