Crab Cove in Alameda for little explorers

The view from Crab Cove Alameda

I was a lucky chaperone on a field trip to Alameda’s Crab Cove with a class of curious kindergartners.  I learned about marine mammals (native critters), estuaries (fresh water + ocean water), and how often snacks and hugs are required to keep our energy up (lots!). What’s so special about Crab Cove? The Crab Cove […]

Three-year old’s guide to Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Lindsay Wildlife Museum, a guide for three-year olds by a three-year old

I am very happy to present this cheat sheet for Lindsay Wildlife Museum for preschoolers, as part of our continuing in our series: The three-year olds guide to everything fun in the Bay Area! Do you have an opinionated three-year old? If so, I’d love for you to add to the body of knowledge available to other parents. Just […]

Half-day trip: CuriOdyssey in San Mateo {Sponsored}

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Thanks to CuriOdyssey for sponsoring 510Families.com today. CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point is a science and wildlife center with indoor and outdoor exhibits for kids of all ages. It offers a zoo experience complete with feeding time shows; gardens for wandering and touching; and physical science displays such as marble roller coasters and air funnels. CuriOdyssey […]

Go outside with kids, really outside

Take kids all the way outside in the Bay Area

Feeling quite tired of playgrounds (I hear you!), Berkeley mom of two Annie Burke started taking her family and friends out to some less-traveled parks in the East Bay Regional Park District in 2009. Since then, her community Outside Kids has grown to over 100 families who go outside – really outside – to explore, […]

99 Days of Summer for Bay Area Kids {2015}

99days of summer in the Bay Area by 510 Families

Never run out of family fun ideas with our 99 destinations for summer fun! We have selected one outing for each day between Memorial Day through the end of August. Whether you like to add them to your calendar right now (go on, we fact-checked*), bookmark this page for inspiration, or print it out and stick it on your […]

See you at Cal Day?

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There really is something for everyone as UC Berkeley, AKA Cal, opens its doors to the families of the East Bay for Cal Day. My husband and fourth grader have their eyes on auditing another physics class while my second grader and toddler want to run around the grounds making slime and looking for doggies and birdies […]