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Reopened: Reserve Your Tickets for The Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is open by reservation with lots of animals and the gondola. No indoor places or playgrounds though, so manage expectations.

child blows star shaped bubble

Day Trip to Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito is a hands-on, outdoor science museum with activities that will entertain & educate children under 5

Cal Academy T-Rex

Now Open: Cal Academy of Sciences

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


Build structures from craft sticks

Register Now: SWE Science Workshops for Grades 4 to 8

SWE Science Saturdays and SWE Science Scholars are programs that teach engineering ideas and principles to 4th through 8th grade students.

Visit the USS Hornet with kids

Partially Open: Run Around the USS Hornet with Little Ones

While the interior spaces are fascinating for adults, kids only wanted to play and run in the outdoor spaces of the USS Hornet anyway.


DIY Outdoor School: Redwood Regional + Botany Exploration

We took this Montessori-inspired leaf classification activity out to the local trails to extend the learning and heighten our environmental awareness.

Chabot Space & Science

Chabot Space & Science Center Closed Through June 2021

Chabot Space & Science Center plans to be physically closed through June, 2021 with many other ways to keep connected.

Experimenting at Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science Closed Through June 2021

We were saddened and surprised to learn that The Lawrence will remain closed to the public until at least June 2021


Safari west giraffe and tour

Reopened: Safari West in Santa Rosa

I took my family to Safari West in Santa Rosa to spend the morning on a safari vehicle tour. Super fun! I suggest this trip for tall four-year olds and older for a unique day trip.

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