By Jackie Burrell
Friday, August 14th, 2009 at 2:02 pm in Family Entertainment.
BIG SCREEN: Catch a show in the Chabot Space & Science Center‘s 70-ft. dome screen theater or planetarium. This weekend’s lineup includes “The Secret of the Rocket” about a magical rocket ship and a wild ride through the cosmos (perfect for kids 5-10), and “Sonic Vision,” a computer-generated musical experience designed by Moby (great for tweens and teens). Tickets $11-$15.
SKATE ART: Watch a pro skateboard demo and a full afternoon of skateboard-related art activities Aug. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Walnut Creek’s Bedford Gallery. Free.
TOY BOAT TIME: Make a toy boat, travel the imaginary seas and visit the ship exhibit at the San Mateo Historical Museum‘s newest “Stories from the Past” program at 11 a.m. Aug. 14. Tickets $2-$4.
PLAYGROUND ADVENTURES: Berkeley’s award-winning Adventure Playground lets kids get grubby, painty and sweaty with its wild collection of hands-on projects and fun. Free, but kids must be accompanied by an adult.
YERBA BUENA FEST: The Unique Derique â€” juggler, contortionist and performer extraordinaire â€” enchants young audiences Aug. 15 at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Then stick around for Brazilian music and dance at 1 p.m. Free.