Special Family Events

Special Family Events and activities provide opportunities for families of children with special needs to experience new activities in a stress-free, accepting space. The supported environment encourages families to bring their children out in public and try something new.  Check out our special events below for more information and dates.

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Upcoming Events:


Family Access at
Aquarium of the Bay

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Aquarium of the Bay
PIER 39 The Embarcadero &,
Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133

This event is now full. Click the link the button to be added to the wait list.
Click here for the flyer in English, Spanish.

ASL Game Night

Friday, March 8, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for fun games.
Any level ASL signers welcome

Registration opens February 6 at 9:30 AM.

To register call 415-920-5040 or click the button.

Click here for the flyer in English, Spanish and Chinese.

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Family Access Day - ArtBash at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Sunday, March 17, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Registration Opens February 18 at 9:30 AM

Click here for the flyer in English, Spanish and Chinese.

To register call 415-920-5040 or click the button.

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Family Access Day at the San Francisco Zoo

Saturday, March 30, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Registration Opens February 27 at 9:30 AM

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Access to Adventure in Golden Gate Park

Access to Adventure in Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 4, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration opens March 27.


Support for Families Event Descriptions

Access to Adventure

At Access to Adventure we partner with incredible organizations to connect children and youth with special needs and their families to experience and explore activities that broaden their vision of what opportunities exist in our community. Access to Adventure is hosted in Golden Gate Park every summer!

Movie Nights

Join us as we roll out the red carpet for our honored guests. We bring box office hits, classic kids movies, and more as we laugh, cry, hoot and holler. We have freshly popped popcorn, pizza, and snacks to keep everyone fueled up for the cinematic adventures.

Family Access Days

SFCD is happy to partner with aquariums, museums, and other cultural institutions across San Francisco to bring accessible and equal access events to our children and families. We have partnered with Aquarium of the Bay, Contemporary Jewish Museum, the De Young Fine Arts Museum, and are looking to visit new and engaging spaces. Join us!

The Aquarium of the Bay and Support for Families come together in partnership to host haunting Halloween parties for families of children with special needs. We provide all sorts of frightful fun: whether we are learning about eerie eels; getting frightening face paint; or making special treats for our tricky otters. Come for the fright! Stay for the fun.

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Holiday Ice Skating Party

Slick and smooth out on the ice. We don our skates and scarves and hit the ice! Whether it’s your first time on ice or you’re practicing for the next Olympics, we have a team of volunteers on ice with us to ensure that everyone has a safe and slippery day. And… is that a skating Santa?!