Julie Herson, Author at 510 Families

Julie Herson

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Reopening Oct. 30: The Lawrence Hall of Science

We are super excited that The Lawrence Hall of Science is fully reopening to the public on October 30. Here’s what we love there now.

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Boo at the Zoo: A Special Event at the Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is already celebrating Halloween. Join them on the weekends for Boo at the Zoo!

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Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch U-Pick is Open!

Apple picking time is here! So don your flannels and boots and pack up the kiddos for a good old-fashioned day of apple picking in the North Bay.


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Pomegranate Picking in the East Bay

It is pomegranate picking season and you can head out to a Bay Area farm and pick with your children for a terrific autumn outing. Here’s where and how…

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Apple Picking with Children Near the Bay Area

Apple-picking season is upon us. Here are a few U-pick options and Bay Area apple orchards worth a visit with your family. Always, call first!

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Cal Academy of Sciences Is for Kids of All Ages

Cal Academy of Sciences, kids and parents will have fun visiting an aquarium, rainforest, and natural history museum all under one living roof.


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Sea Glass Treasure, A Pirate Ship & Burning Man Art in Richmond

Combine a tranquil beach with a steampunk art scene for a memorable day in Richmond. We also love the sea glass!

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EARTHseed Farm U-Pick Apples & Furry Pigs in Sebastopol

Earthseed Farm is a cute organic farm just past the quaint town of Graton. My family spent a lovely morning there picking apples and more!

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U-Pick Raspberries at Boring Farm in Sebastopol

About an hour from the East Bay, Boring Farm offers U-Pick organic raspberries from June through to September. Advance tickets are required.

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