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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 5:37 am in Family Outings.

Lil Kahunas Waterworks at Waterworld California
SPLASHY PLAYGROUND: Concord’s Waterworld California reopens for the season on May 9 with a new attraction, Lil Kahuna’s Waterworks (pictured), a huge sprayground with giant waterfall arches, geysers, water-powered seesaws and more than a dozen other attractions for kids. Tickets $19.95-$31.95, season pass $39.99.

TOTALLY TIBET: Hear folk tales and immerse yourself in Tibetan culture when Naomi Rose, author of “Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World,” hosts family art and story workshops at Pleasanton’s Towne Center Books at 4 p.m. May 4, and at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch at 1 p.m. May 8. Free.

AQUATIC MOMS: San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay is celebrating Mother’s Day with a salute to aquatic moms that don’t eat their young. Among them, giant Pacific octopi, wolf eels and Pacific angel sharks. (And you can check out the year-old shark pups during the twice-daily Behind the Scenes tours too.) Free admission on Mother’s Day for any mother or grandmother accompanied by a doting child. Tickets $8-$15.95, or $14-$21.95 including the tour.

CYCLE ART: The Oakland Museum and Oakland Airport have teamed up for a special exhibit celebrating Northern California’s two-wheeled culture now through Sept. 10. If you’re flying out of Oakland Airport, catch “Bicycles,” a display of historic and modern bicycles, biking clothes and other cycling memorabilia at Oakland Airport in Terminals 1 and 2 and the connecting walkway.

GALACTIC FUN: Blast off with a day of intergalactic “Space Day” activities, including space missions and a screening of “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” a movie about Galileo and the discovery of the telescope, at Oakland’s Chabot Space and Science Center. The Space Age fun runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8, with Challenger mission launches at 1 and 3 p.m. Free with general admission; special missions are $10; register by calling 510-336-7373.

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