By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 5:37 am in Family Outings.
SPLASHY PLAYGROUND: Concordâ€™s Waterworld California reopens for the season on May 9 with a new attraction, Lil Kahunaâ€™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 â€śTibetan Tales from the Top of the World,â€ť hosts family art and story workshops at Pleasantonâ€™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 Franciscoâ€™s Aquarium of the Bay is celebrating Motherâ€™s Day with a salute to aquatic moms that donâ€™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 Motherâ€™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 Californiaâ€™s two-wheeled culture now through Sept. 10. If you’re flying out of Oakland Airport, catch â€śBicycles,â€ť 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 â€śSpace Dayâ€ť activities, including space missions and a screening of â€śTwo Small Pieces of Glass,â€ť a movie about Galileo and the discovery of the telescope, at Oaklandâ€™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.