25 places to take East Bay preschoolers

Preschoolers guide to Lawrence Hall of Science by 510families.com

Thanks to Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science for sponsoring our guide to fun activities and destinations for younger kids! We wanted to focus on the amazing indoor spaces and places because the amazing weather can’t last forever. Right?   Did you know kids can visit the Lawrence Hall of Science for free? Children under three are […]

Asian Art Museum: Family Fun Days


We are grateful to have The Asian Art Museum as a sponsor of 510Families.com. The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has lots of kid-friendly programming coming up. Family Fun Day is Sunday, October 18, and the galleries will be especially welcoming to children, inviting them to take a closer look at the art. Family […]

Adventure Kinderland: Indoor play space in Richmond

Adventure Kinderland in Richmond: main play area

Does your two- to seven-year old have boundless energy and the need to climb up, over, on, and through everything? If so, you ought to drive straight to Adventure Kinderland and take advantage of this new placespace before everyone else finds out about it! I visited last Saturday with my three- and eight-year old sons. […]

Plank offers family-friendly entertainment during non-peak hours

Plank: Bowling Alley in Jack London Square

Plank, a bowling-alley-meets-gastropub-meets-entertainment-center in Jack London Square, is home to a state-of-the-art arcade with a hipster Oakland vibe. Reclaimed wood and modern fixtures, along with a woodfire pizza oven that’s visible from the waiting area make it inviting, while an outdoor bocce ball court set in the upscale marina that is now Jack London Square […]

Silliman Aquatic Center is a crazy fun indoor water park

Silliman Aquatic Center in Newark

The Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center is one large building including the Silliman Family Aquatic Center and a more basic gym called the Silliman Activity Center. I’m reporting on my family of five’s adventure to the aquatic center. Wow. No matter the weather, it is 72 degrees in Newark’s 32,000 square foot Indoor Silliman Water Park. […]

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}


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 […]

Parent, Baby, and Toddler Classes at Then Comes Baby in Oakland

Then Comes Baby in Oakland

Then Comes Baby, the resource and lounge for new parents in Oakland, is home base for a bunch of classes that are starting up soon. We thought we’d share some highlights. New parent classes First Connections: Moms Circle begins May 27 for a 6-week session meeting Wednesdays at 10:30 am New Beginnings: Second Time Moms Group […]