Citywide Family Appreciation Day

Sunday, January 07, 2007
Storytelling with guest artists from Pixar

Date + Time

Sunday, January 07, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.




San Francisco families are invited to take part in the second annual Family Appreciation Day, which features free admission to 33 local attractions. More than 27,000 people participated in last year's inaugural event.

Coordinated by the Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families and spearheaded by Mayor Gavin Newsom, Family Appreciation Day aims to raise awareness of San Francisco's abundant resources and attractions for children of all ages and their families. For event details, visit or pick up the San Francisco Examiner on Friday, January 05, 2007.

Pixar Film Screening
Pixar Shorts: The Early Years (1986-87)
All ages
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Screenings include Luxo Junior, Red's Dream, Tin Toy, and Knick Knack.

Pixar Film Screening
Pixar Shorts: The Later Years (1997-present)
All ages
3:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Screenings include Geris' Game, For the Birds, Boundin', and One Man Band.

For both film screenings, Pixar's Osnat Shurer will present and discuss the technical and artistic achievements of the shorts. The program will allow time for Q & A.

Admission + Ticketing

Pixar-led Animation Class
Ages 7 and older
1:30 p.m.
The Schwab Room
Master character animator Gini Cruz Santos, who worked on the Academy Award-winning films Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, leads hands-on instruction in the craft of animation. Space is limited. Preregistration required. To register, please email:

Cartooning Activities (ages 3 and older)
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Koret Visitor Education Center
Join families, friends, and artists for a variety of hands-on cartooning activities.

Admission is free for San Francisco residents with valid driver's licenses and children 12 and under.