By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 5:56 am in Family Outings.
MINIATURE HORSES: Grab the kids and head for Walnut Creekâ€™s Heather Farm Park Equestrian Center for a miniature horse show featuring the worldâ€™s smallest breed â€” theyâ€™re just 34-inches high. This free family-friendly show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22 and 23. Your kids can learn how to groom and lead a horse during special, hands-on workshops ($1 fee) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
STARGAZING: Come gaze at the heavens when Oaklandâ€™s Chabot Space & Science Center hauls out the telescopes for a peek at the night sky. Star gazing sessions are held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening, weather permitting, so check the website before you go.
FAMILY WII: Ready for some video gaming? The Hayward Library is hosting a Family Wii-fest at 2 p.m. May 22 at the Weekes Branch, 27300 Patrick Ave., Hayward. Free.
CHOMP 2: Like something straight out of a Hogwarts herbology lesson, the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowersâ€™ new â€śChomp 2! Return of the Carnivorous Plantsâ€ť exhibit showcases some dazzlingly wicked plants. Donâ€™t miss the Flytrap Theater demonstrations at noon and 2 p.m. each day, and discovery stations that let kids get a bugâ€™s perspective on plants. Tickets: $2-$7; Chomp field guide $3.
EXTREME MAMMALS: Check out the â€śExtreme Mammalsâ€ť exhibit â€” the biggest, smallest and strangest creatures, including a 15-ft. tall rhino ancestor â€” at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The exhibit runs through summer. Tickets $14.95-$24.95.