A reader let us know about the volunteer-run A Curious Summer workshops, which feature a different theme each week for various age groups and "encourage discovery through free play, tinkering, and imagination." The tuition is steep, but they offer a sliding scale to a few applicants.
The Bayview Opera House's Dare to Dream Summer Program starts this week with a variety of classes. Download the class schedule and enrollment form. They also have a free lunch drop-in program all summer.
The Conservatory of Flowers' "Little Shop of Horticultural Horrors" exhibition is back with Chomp 2! Return of the Carnivorous Plants. The exhibit is geared toward adults and kids alike, featuring family-oriented investigation stations with magnifying lenses and a special scavenger hunt activity booklet. There are also special demonstrations led by docents in the "Flytrap Theater" on Saturdays and Sundays at Noon and 2 p.m. The exhibit runs through October 31.
Paxton Gate has some fun stuff for kids, too. They have a weekly Thursday morning Story Time and an Insect Mounting Class the last Thursday of every month. On Saturday, June 26, there will be a "DIY Saturday with Geek Dad" workshop, and on Saturdays, July 10 and July 24, Carnivorous Curiosities will take place as part of the aforementioned Chomp 2! series.
A friend of SFist checked out the ongoing JAMband Family Festival at Beach Chalet yesterday and said it was surprisingly fun, and there was a big turn-out. The next event is Sunday, July 11, featuring Charity and the JAMband and guests The Rhythm Child. Mark your calendars!