Ready for a break and can’t wait for summer?
If you haven’t checked out Discover and Go, yet, now is the perfect time to take advantage of free passes to local museums and parks. Plan yourself a fun weekend staycation with the fam to hold you over till summertime.
Below is a handful of current, or upcoming events for the month of May and June from museums or attractions that are also listed on Alameda County’s Discover and Go.
Bugs in Berkeley
UC Botanical Garden and Bug Day: June 15th, 10am-4pm
“Join Garden docents and entomologists for a weekend of fun and exciting insect related programs. From tours of the Garden in search of pollinators to hands on demonstrations and interactions with live specimens this is sure to “bee” a great event. ”
Lawrence Hall of Science and Xtreme BUGS: Now till September 1st
“Xtreme BUGS are marching, flying, and crawling into the Hall! Get up close to these massive, moving, and buzzing insect and arthropod models. Come experience the wonder (and sometimes the creepiness!) of getting up close and personal to the bugs that are usually hidden from view.”
Comics and Cartoon Fanatics
Take the BART to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Cartoon Art Museum: Now till September 14
“The Cartoon Art Museum’s exhibition will include all of the original artwork from the historic first issue from 1984, other early covers and interior artwork from series creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird and their associates from Mirage Studios, storyboards and animation cells from the original 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and material from the popular TMNT Adventures comic book originally published by Archie Comics.”
If you’re taking BART home, get off at Lake Merritt stop and visit OMCA’s Sunshine and Superheroes: San Diego’s Comic-Con: May 23rd to May 31st. This special exhibit will include a photo booth where kids can take pictures of themselves in costumes. If your adventures are on a Friday, OMCA also hosts a special night of music, food trucks, and kids art progams that begin at 5pm.
“What makes a bird a bird of prey? And how do they hunt and survive? This Memorial Day, learn about these amazing avians during our feather-filled family event. Get up close to roving birds of prey and attend special programming.”
So what are you waiting for? Summer is quickly approaching, and passes get booked fast! Log on to Discover and Go and browse these and many more offerings.