2024 January Events Roundup


SFBAM Events Roundup

2024 January Events Roundup

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Free Every First Tuesday! The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month.

January 2 Free
Free Every First Tuesday! The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month. Groups are not permitted on free days. We are thrilled that you look to the Conservatory as a place to escape the chill of San Francisco, the stress of everyday life or travel, or as a resource on rare and unusual plants. The Conservatory of Flowers is a national, state, and local landmark.

Free First Wednesday Admission is free to Bay Area residents* Bay Area Discovery Museum

January 3 Free
Bay Area Discovery Museum557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA + Google Map
Free First Wednesday Admission is free to Bay Area residents* the first Wednesday of every other month. Advanced reservations are not required, and a suggested $20 donation per group is appreciated. *Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area counties.

Storytime: For Families at Salesforce Park Rooftop Garden

Every Wednesday December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Free
Salesforce Tower425 Mission Street Rooftop, San Francisco, 94105 United States + Google Map
Enjoy fun and educational songs, rhymes, and stories with Main Children’s Center librarians in this special storytime for toddlers, preschoolers, and their families every Wednesday in the Main Plaza of Salesforce Transit Center Park, in the rooftop garden. (Because this is an outdoor venue, this event may be canceled without notice due to weather conditions.)

First Sundays Oakland Museum of California

January 6 $5
Oakland Museum of California1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607 United States + Google Map
Spend your Sunday with us and find out why “East Bay Express” calls OMCA “the best museum for the people, by the people.” Every first Sunday of the month, enjoy admission to OMCA with a suggested donation of $5 for general admission. There is a $6 charge for special exhibitions in the Great Hall. Experience all that our Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences have to offer. In between exploring the galleries, pick up some locally-made goods from…

Entwined at Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow in SF

December 7 – April 28 @ after sunset FREE

JFK promenade in front of Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Charles Gadeken’s popular Entwined light display is coming back this year, bigger and better than ever before. The whimsical installation is an otherworldly ecosystem of glowing trees, bushes, and other natural elements created from colorful pixel-like LED lights. The trees range from 8-20 feet tall, accompanied by dozens of glowing flower clusters and bushes to create a beautiful meadow landscape. This year, you can look forward to a massive new addition, the Elder Mother tree, which is 30 feet tall and has a canopy of light. The installation opens on December 7 on the JFK promenade in front of Peacock Meadow.


“Glowfari” Lights Festival

January 1-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Adults $26, children $22
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA
This wildly popular, family-friendly experience is back with hundreds of ALL new, larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo. Each lantern tells the story of the ongoing journey of wildlife, the importance of every species on our planet, and Oakland Zoo’s commitment to conservation.

Winter 2024 King Tides Walk at the Baylands (Palo Alto)

January 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Free
The Environmental Volunteers 2560 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA 94303
Each year, the King Tides come to the Palo Alto Baylands (and much of the California Coast!). Join us in a fun, interactive learning experience which will teach you about what a King Tides is, and why they are so exciting. All ages are welcome – activities will be accessible and enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
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MISTER G Performing at San Francisco Botanical Garden

January 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:15 pm Free with admission
San Francisco Botanical Gardens
Join us for a family friendly concert in the San Francisco Botanical Garden in the Celebration Garden with MISTER G. Followed by book signing and activities. Our program will be led by the youth educators at the SF Botanical Garden in which you will learn about the important role of pollinators.
2024 January Events Roundup
2024 January Events Roundup
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