By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 6:05 am in Family Outings.
Fireworks & Fairs: Of course, Independence Day weekend is a time for frolic and fireworks. Among the many offerings, Livermoreâ€™s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Robertson Park including carnival rides, ponies, a petting zoo, live music and more from 3 p.m. on . Tickets $5, but kids 10 and under are free; www.larpd.dst.ca.us/event_flyers/4th_of_July_2010.pdf.
Eagle-Eyed: Walnut Creekâ€™s Lindsay Wildlife Museum celebrates our national icon during â€śEagle Daysâ€ť on July 3 and 5. The festivities include special presentations and interactive displays on the impressive bird, as well as the usual array of cool wildlife exhibits and docent talks. Museum admission $5-$7; www.wildlife-museum.org.
Cartoon Workshop: Channel your inner Gary Trudeau at Zeumâ€™s weekend cartooning workshop. Cartoonist Andy George will be teaching a cartooning and drawing techniques workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 3 and 4 at the San Francisco childrenâ€™s museum. Museum admission $8-$10; www.zeum.org.
Screaming Thrills: Explore the physics, biology, thrills and chills behind roller coasters at the â€śScream Machines: The Science of Roller Coastersâ€ť exhibit at Berkeleyâ€™s Lawrence Hall of Science. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., now through Jan. 2. Museum admission $6-12, www.lawrencehallofscience.org.
Bizarre Mammals: Check the biggest, smallest and most bizarre mammals at the California Academy of Scienceâ€™s â€śExtreme Mammalsâ€ť exhibit, which runs now through Sept. 12. Museum Admission $14.95-$24.95. www.calacademy.org.