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February Freebies: Museums, Concerts and Crafts

You can enjoy the Bay Area's best museums if you pick the right day.

Ready for some free activities to do with your family over the next few weeks, both in our own community and a little further away? Here are some great adventures you can enjoy.

Many local museums have a free museum day each month. For instance, the Exploratorium in San Francisco offers free admission to all the first Wednesday of each month, which is on Feb. 1.

On Feb. 5, families can head to the California Academy of Sciences and walk in absolutely free. This is a real deal since adult admission is usually $29.99 and children are $19.95. Get there early to avoid huge lines, as this is one museum you don’t want to miss and is worth the drive to experience.

The Oakland Museum of California brings together art, history and natural sciences. Each month, this museum offers families free admission the first Sunday of the month, which falls on Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out this website to learn more. Just a heads-up that a line starts forming around 10:30 a.m., so it pays to be there a few minutes before the museum officially opens.

Interested in some other free museum days around the bay, check out this  informative list. There are so many local museums to choose form, and most offer at least one day a month free for families in our community and beyond.

Not willing to travel to the city or Oakland? Then, check out some events that are closer to the Tri-Valley.

On Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3p.m. kids can attend a free concert with performer Kirk Waller at the . Kirk is an award winning performer, fusing storytelling, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable experience. For Black History Month, Kirk tells stories from Henry Box Brown to John Henry and his mighty hammer. Incorporating music, mime, and singing you will be entertained, enlightened, and most of all inspired!

Learn how to make original origami on Saturday, Feb. 4 a the Pleasanton Library. This is a fun workshop for kids, but registration is required. For more information, click here.

Do you know of a free local event? Add in in our comments section.

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