Weekend Family Fun

This first weekend of May looks like it will be a warm one!  Spend it outside at the Sacramento Zoo’s Where the Wild Things Are, making hand print flowers at the Nature Center, or enjoying performances at Fairytale Town’s Annual Puppet Festival.  Or, stay inside while touring one of Sacramento’s fire houses or catching the last performance of The Little Mermaid: Search for Friends.  Enjoy!

Thru May 4 – The Little Mermaid: Search for Friends – closing weekend – A young boy and his father move to a lighthouse by the sea. One day, as the boy sits alone and lonely, a most miraculous thing happens: he is transported under the waves where he makes friends with a beautiful singing mermaid and battles a fierce shark who wants to barbeque them for dinner. Original script, songs, and music by Ray Fischer. Outrageous fun for the whole family!

fairytaletownpuppet_category5/2-5/5 – Annual Puppet Festival at Fairytale Town – Fairytale Town brings you another season of playful puppetry! Children and adults can enjoy live puppet show performances inside Fairytale Town’s Children’s Theater. This year’s festival features six original productions based
on new and traditional fairytales.

5/4 – Sacramento Fire Department Open House – The first of many fire station open houses in Sacramento this summer.  Fire Station 30 on Club Center Drive in North Natomas.  2 to 4 PM.

where_the_wild_kids_are_05042012_(2)_category5/4 – Where the Wild Things Are – Come to the Sacramento Zoo for a day of kid-centered cultural entertainment, art, music, and dance. Local museums, historical societies, genealogy groups, plus arts and crafts for great family fun are all included with regular Sacramento Zoo admission.

5/mayfourthstarwars_category4 – May the Fourth be with you – This Star Wars-themed mini-convention for fans, by fans, will feature vendors, costume characters, art, film, exhibits, games, hands-on activities, fashion show, contests, crafts, live comedy, and more.

5/4 – Tracks and Scat at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – There are many animal-made signs in the woods that reveal who has used the trail before you. Become a nature detective and search for some animal tracks, scat, and signs in the Nature Preserve.

5/4-5/5 – Science Days at the Discovery Museum – Let’s celebrate the universe! Meet an Aerojet representative and learn more about local contributions to the past, present, and future of space exploration. See a full-size replica of the Opportunity Mars Rover. Peer through one of the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society’s Solar Telescopes and see what’s happening on the sun! Space Days! activities are free with paid admission. Food trucks will also be on site throughout the weekend.

effieyeawflowers_category5/5 – Hand Print Flowers at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – April showers bring May flowers! Come to the Nature Center and get hands on with this craft by making your own personalized flower art!  Materials provided.

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