RSVP two weeks in advance to claim your FREE passes to visit any of 40 Redwood State Parks. We are so lucky to live here!
Summer Bay Area planner: Ice cream, camp-outs, art, s’mores, swimming, outdoor movies, hiking, animal encounters, a little bit of everything!
Select Oakland baseball games this summer offer a fireworks display after the final inning. Fans can move down to the outfield (bring your own blanket!) to sit on the grass and watch the show.
For big kids age 10 to 14, the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, MADE, offers a free weekly class in Scratch programming. No prior experience necessary.
Maker Faire this year seems to have even more hands on activities this year. Even though the general themes are the same every year, the whole fair is about creativity, which means every year brings something completely new that you’ve never seen.
The Jack London District of Oakland will be hosting this year’s Bay Area Mural Festival all week with a big celebration culminating in Jack London Square on May 19th.
Painting studios where adults can feel confident about putting their brushes to canvas, including some with kid-friendly painting classes.
This Elmwood yoga studio is just for kids.
The New Parkway Theater’s upcoming Animation Week, from April 6th-12th has everything from family friendly favorites to X-rated cartoons.
RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom is the name of the immersive, hands-on, historical celebration at OMCA now through August 12, 2018 for an extra $4 on your regular admission.
Who can go indoor skydiving and what does it feel like?
Every spring Berkeley High Crew hosts a free Learn-to-Row Day open to youth ages 11 and up. Pre-register for this cool opportunity for your tween or teen.
Family Camp is a terrific blend of outdoorsy fun and vacation. Usually, you bring your bedding and sleep in a modest cabin; meals and family programming are provided!
JAMTOWN is the Disneyland of basketball in Oakland, with basketball classes for kids, plus camps and birthday parties, too.
Guests of all ages will enjoy looking AND touching. At the center of the show is Seed Vortex, Kahn’s enormous metal sculpture weighing thousands of pounds and spanning 20 feet in diameter.