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

Rhythm for All: Weekly 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!

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  • 11
    January 11, 2022

    Rhythm for All: Virtual Family Drumming Night

    5:30 pm-6:15 pm
    January 11, 2022-December 27, 2022

    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!

  • 18
    January 18, 2022

    Rhythm for All: Virtual Family Drumming Night

    5:30 pm-6:15 pm
    January 18, 2022-January 3, 2023

    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!

  • 25
    January 25, 2022

    Rhythm for All: Virtual Family Drumming Night

    5:30 pm-6:15 pm
    January 25, 2022-January 10, 2023

    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!

  • 01
    February 1, 2022

    Rhythm for All: Virtual Family Drumming Night

    5:30 pm-6:15 pm
    February 1, 2022-January 17, 2023

    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!

  • 08
    February 8, 2022

    Rhythm for All: Virtual Family Drumming Night

    5:30 pm-6:15 pm
    February 8, 2022-January 24, 2023

    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!

Access To Adventure

Access to Adventure is virtual for 2021. Each weekend in May different recreational, arts, or cultural organizations will lead an activity for families over Zoom.

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?!