Things To Do In San Antonio This Weekend, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018 - Kid 101

Things To Do In San Antonio This Weekend, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018

ArtStrolls – Every Baby

Friday, January 5th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio


Phone: (210) 824-5368

Load up the stroller and head to the McNay on First Fridays to entertain your little ones with art and storytime! Explore the McNay with your little one during a stroller tour and story time. Strollers and baby carriers strongly encouraged for ArtStrolls. No registration is needed, but RSVPs via Facebook are always appreciated! 10:00 am is reserved for children under 12 months, and 11:00 am is for children 12 months to 2 years. This event is free for members; $10.00 for nonmembers.

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio


Phone: 210-628-1639

Join a 100 year old tradition with the kids! Bring the kids to come join us for the annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids! The Christmas Bird Count itself is literally a hundred-year-old tradition, so come contribute to Mitchell Lake’s own family-friendly tradition this year. Your kids will love this real-life look and see activity, and it also helps the Audubon keep track of their annual bird count! This event is free to attend.

Axle Annie Stick Puppet

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at McKenna Children’s Museum, 801 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels


Phone: (830) 606-9500

Join us in our Wonder Shop today for a fun Axle Annie Craft! This craft centers around the beloved children’s book: “Axle Annie” where winter packs a wallop in the town of Burskyville. But it doesn’t matter how hard it snows, because Axle Annie is the best school bus driver who’s ever lived. “Do snow plows plow? Do tow trucks tow? Are school buses yellow? Of course I can make it up Tiger Hill,” Axle Annie says, and that’s why the schools never close. Come make your Axle Annie craft today! Admission is $7.50 per person.

O.P. Schnabel Trailhead Tour & Bike Rodeo

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 10:00 am at OP Schnabel Park, 9606 Bandera Road, San Antonio


Phone: 210-663-3000

Who doesn’t love a good bike rodeo? Enjoy fun kids bike rodeo and a guided trail walk along the Leon Creek Greenway. Come cheer on the kids and learn about the many ways to enjoy your trail green space! Also, fill out a survey and let the park know how you envision the future of your parks over the next ten years. This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Friday, January 5th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at McKenna Children’s Museum, 801 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels


Phone: (830) 606-9500

This simple, yet fun activity is a timeless classic. If you’ve never made some of these cute little snowflakes with your kids before, we can assure you that it’s fun, easy, and serenely enjoyable. Join the McKenna Children’s Museum in their Wonder Shop for a fun Snowflake Craft that will be the highlight of your child’s day. Admission is $7.50 per person.

DreamWeek San Antonio

Friday, January 5th, 2017 through Sunday, January 7th, 2018 At Various Times at DreamVoice, LLC, 1160 E. Commerce Ste 200, San Antonio


Phone: 210-444-2315

DreamWeek is a 12-day celebration of events that fosters the exchange of ideas on universal issues in order to promote tolerance, equality, and diversity. The January, city-wide summit of events takes place in downtown San Antonio and provides a forum for the global community to unite and discuss ideas that will inspire and shape a greater, enlightened society. The 12 days of global exchange and festivities include a series of keynote speaking engagements, mixers, events, and celebrations that foster discussions designed to inspire and motivate the community into creating a more tolerant and enlightened society. DreamWeek culminates in a 150,000+ person march organized by the City of San Antonio’s MLK Commission. The Summit goal is to honor the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to proliferate and modernize his aspirations, as well as advance the wisdom and enlightenment of great humanitarians like him. This event is free to attend.

First Friday Stargazing

Friday, January 5th, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the UTSA Department of Physics & Astronomy, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio


Phone: (210) 458-6316

Calling all astronauts! First Friday Stargazing is designed to give anyone free access to the night sky by using university telescopes and teaching equipment. Weather permitting, experienced astronomers will provide a handful of telescopes of varying designs, give training on how each operates, and point to various astronomical objects that may appear in the sky for that given time of the year. If you have a telescope and do not know how to operate it, feel free to bring it and get instruction on its use. The Curtis Vaughan Jr. The observatory is located on the 4th floor of the Flawn Science building on the UTSA Main Campus. After exiting the elevator, look for the doors to the outside star party observation deck adjacent to the observatory. The public is encouraged to park in the Ximenes Ave Garage which is close to the Flawn Science Building. This event is free to attend.

Open Art

Friday, January 5th, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Art Works Art Studio, 1840 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio


Phone: 210-862-2787

Grab the kids and bring the whole crew to Artworks! With 12 or more different art stations, vibrant music and plenty of soap and smocks, it’s the perfect answer to the inevitable question, “What are we going to do today?” Pack a snack and a drink! Artworks, an art studio for children–seeks to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self-esteem, build social skills, develop a sense of self, encourage expression and stimulate the imagination. Admission is $10.00 per child, and $5.00 per additional sibling.

Winter J-Camp

Friday, January 5th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio, 12500 NW Military Highway, San Antonio


Phone: (210) 302-6820

Out of school for a couple of weeks? Kids driving you crazy? Yeah, we know the feeling. Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Join us at the JCC for two weeks of winter camp fun! The JCC offers a variety of day camp programs throughout the year, including Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks. Each J-Camp, as camp at the J has been come to know, has an overall theme, such as Superheroes, Rock Stars, and Dr. Seuss, and the entire session has fun activities centered around that theme! Be sure to call for pricing for this event.

Special Yoga – Babies, Bagels, Blocks, Toddlers Toys, and Torah!

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Congregation Agudas Achim SA, 16550 Huebner Rd, San Antonio 


Phone: (210) 479-0307

Calling all parents with newborns to 4 year olds! Make sure to join us on Sunday, January 7th for a special Yoga Babies, Bagels, and Blocks and Toddlers, Toys, and Torah from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. You’ll schmooze, enjoy bagels, and play together throughout the morning. Then at 10 :00 am there will be a special Parent and Me Yoga session with yoga instructor, Ms. Kendall! This program is free and all are welcome to come and participate.

Family Bowling Night

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Main Event, 1911 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio


Phone: (210) 305-5999

Looking for a super special way to have loads of fun at the start of this new year? How about a family bowling night! Let’s ring in the new year with a great family activity that everyone (even dad) can enjoy. Meet up at Main Event on Saturday, January 6th at 4:00 for pizza, bowling, and lots of excitement. The first pizza is even on the house! Admission is $36.00 for 5 people for one hour.

San Antonio Coffee Festival

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita, San Antonio


Phone: (210) 386-6523

The San Antonio Coffee Festival is a celebration of coffee – open to all coffee-lovers! Taste amazing fresh, locally roasted coffee from all over the world. Meet local coffee artisans from 15 different coffee roasteries who will roast and artfully brew 50 coffees.  Appreciate the many people who pilot a coffee bean from crop to cup. Stroll through the shops and the history of La Villita, listen to good music, eat some good food, enjoy some arts and activities, visit with friends and family, and learn about coffee in free demonstration all in a fun, comfortable community atmosphere. Come be a part of history! Admission is free, and tasting flights start at $6.27 per person.

Cosplay Prep & Tutorial

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Tobin Library at Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio


Phone: (210) 207-9040

Got a cosplay project that needs some work? Need a helping hand to get started or just need space to work? LOCASA and friends are here to help! This event welcomes all to work on your cosplay. This event is open to all newcomers (ages 5+) and pros alike to work on your project and have fun working on it together. They offer tablespace, refreshments, and snacks, some sewing machine use, craft supplies & an Anime viewing via projector. LOCASA host, Sam, is also offering to teach the basics of Sewing, Cosplaying and Art if needed. Bring in your fabrics, supplies and any other machine needed to make your costume. There will also be card games, snacking, drawing, and crafts are encouraged. This event is free to attend.

Saturday Art in the Park

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St, San Antonio


Phone: (210) 709-4750

Hemisfair’s Saturday Art in the Park series presents free art workshops for kids ages 4 through 12. Each workshop features a fun, themed art activity. This week you’ll join San Antonio Dance Umbrella for a free Creative Movement dance workshop with San Antonio Dance Fringe for kids. Please dress to dance comfortably outdoors. Parental supervision required, seating provided. The workshop will have two sessions and begin promptly at 11:00 am. It will be held in Goliad Plaza at the north end of the park, past the climbing structures.Please allow extra time for parking, as the workshop begins promptly at 11:00 am. To find them once you arrive, just follow the “Art in the Park” signs! This event is free to attend.

Toddler Trot

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at Government Canyon State Natural Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife, 12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio


Phone: (210) 688-9055

Join a Government Canyon Ranger and get your kids outside on a toddler paced hike down the Discovery Trail! The stroller-friendly trail (decomposed granite) is a 1.25-mile loop and features typical Edwards Plateau species such as Ashe Juniper, Plateau Live Oak, and Mountain Laurel. After the hike, take the kids over to the Nature Playscape for even more fun! This program is open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. This event is free, but you’ll have to pay for the entrance fee which is $6.00 per person, and those under 12 are free.

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