It's Mason's first Halloween and we are so excited to celebrate.
For you SF Mamas, here are some events you might be interested in:
Boo at the Zoo
Visit the San Francisco Zoo during the annual Boo at the Zoo festival October 29-30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and have a “spook-tacular” time! Come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating around the Zoo for candy, healthy snacks and more. In addition, there will be free activities such as take-home crafts, puppet shows and family fun puppet shows and story time with “Witch Hazelnut!” Plus, don’t miss the Zoo’s Haunted Nature Trail where you can get a first-hand look at a number of animals like snakes and owls. Or perhaps, you’d like to experience the spine-tingling chills of the Creepy Crawly Critter Encounter at the Insect Zoo.
While here, visitors can watch zookeepers provide the animals with tasty Halloween-themed treats. The complete schedule of animal enrichment and activities will be handed out at the gate each day.
This family-friendly Halloween festival happens rain or shine and is free with paid Zoo admission. The Zoo does request that trick-or-treaters not wear rubber masks as they may frighten the animals.
Halloween Day at the Randall Museum
Halloween Haunts and Happenings! On October 30, from 12 – 4 pm, come see giant insects, tarantulas, blood-sucking leeches, maggots and much more.
Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us in a variety of spine-tingling activities. Try your hand at making and decorating sugar skulls, creep through our Graveyard of Dead Science Ideas and admire the trappings of predatory plants in the Garden of Carnivorous Plants. Creep into the McBean Theater to see some of the spookiest, and silliest animations of from the 1930s to the 1950s. Films include Betty Boop’s Halloween Party (1933), Bugs Bunny in an evil scientist’s castle in Water, Water Every Hare (1952), and Felix the Cat haunted by spooky pranks in Switches Witches (1928). There is small fee for the sugar skull making, but otherwise all Halloween Haunts and Happenings activities are included in admission to the Exploratorium.
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Saturday, October 29. 6:30-9:30 pm
•Trick-or-treat through the Academy among “spook-tacular” animals and specimens
•Transform with fanciful face painting by local Cirque du Soleil-style artists
•“Boo-gie” to the tunes of the Crunchy Frog band
•Strut your stuff in a costume parade
•Watch a haunted Halloween movie in the planetarium
•Capture the night with photo booth snapshots
•Win raffle prizes including an Academy membership
•Come in costume and get a free trick-or-treat bag!
•Enjoy complimentary kid-friendly dinner, beverages, magic shows, ghoulishly good hands-on fun, and more!
•Proceeds support Academy programs including field trips for 130,000 students yearly.
Costume Parade and Charity and the JAMband
Sunday, October 30, 3:30–5:00 PM
Park Chalet, San Francisco
Visit the Park Chalet for the second annual JAMband Halloween Party and Concert. There will be dancing in disguise, a costume parade, and, of course, some candy. Make sure you wear a costume you can really move in. Grown-ups are encouraged to dress up, too. Charity and the JAMband will perform at 4 pm. No reservations necessary. For more info, visit their website at: http://jamjamjam.com/jambandfamilyfestival_artists.html