The MIND Institute's Child Life Program has created family-friendly events that are free and open to the community! These special events are for the entire family, and include activities geared toward kids with neurodevelopmental conditions. These have included movie nights, yoga & family game nights, trunk-or-treat events, and back to school picnics/talent showcases.

We are grateful to our  generous donors, who make our events possible. At this time, due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, all events will be either virtual or drive-thru.

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Movie Night
Event Month: February

Movie NightOur Movie Night includes family friendly movies, sensory toys, craft activities, and light snacks. Bring your own blankets and pillows if you choose to relax on the floor.

Yoga & Family Game Night
Event Month: April

Family Time at the MIND Game and Yoga NightOur Yoga & Family Game Night will include 20 minute yoga sessions, craft activities, board games, sensory toys, and light snacks. Please bring your own yoga mat to use.

Back to School Picnic/Talent Showcase
Event Month: August

Back to School BBQ

Our Back to School Picnic includes a picnic lunch, outdoor activities, games, and fun for the whole family!

Fall Festival Event
Month: October

Fall Festival

UC Davis MIND Institute Parking Lot
2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

This social distancing event will require families to remain in their cars as they drive through our parking lot to collect treats and candy through their car windows. Feel free to come dressed in festive costumes! We ask that each family arrive during their designated time and wear a mask when you are near other staff. Special guests with decorated cars, the NorCal Challengers!