Special Family Events

Special Family Events and activities provide opportunities for families of children with special health care needs and disabilities to experience new activities in a stress-free, accepting space. 

Our Special Family Events will take place through Zoom until further notice.

Upcoming Special Family Events

Holiday Ice Skating Party

Registration for this event is closed.

When:  Saturday, December 17, 2022; 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center – 750 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

We’re excited to announce that we are bringing back our FREE annual ice skating party!

Come celebrate the holidays with us at the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center – we will have the ice skating rink to ourselves, holiday snacks and a book giveaway. Skates will be provided for each guest, and wheelchairs are also welcome on the ice.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

More info – English, 中文, español

This event is made possible by generous support from the
Kehillah Fund, Kaiser Permanente, and many individual donors. 

Rhythm for All:
Virtual Family Drumming Night

Every Tuesday; 5:30pm-6:15pm

Get ready to move n groove  with Aaron Kierbel in this FREE weekly interactive rhythmic event for people of all ages and all abilities.

Grab a drum or a homemade instrument and join the rhythmic revelry!

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.

“I love that the museum opens an hour early; it gives our son a chance to get used to his surroundings before the crowds.”

Halloween at Aquarium of the Bay

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.

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?!