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Rainy Days

Bay Area rainy days with kids mean indoor play spaces, kids museums, coffee shops, and splashing in puddles!

Kid crawling through the Tree Climber at the Bill's Backyard exhibit at the San Jose Discovery Museum

Field Trip: San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum

This indoor and outdoor children’s museum in San Jose is engaging, interactive, and educational— worthy of a day trip to the South Bay.

drop in craft class at Michaels

Free Drop-in Craft Projects at Michaels Stores

Join a free kid-friendly weekend craft session at Michael’s in San Leandro, Emeryville, Alameda, or Pinole. Usually in a seasonal theme.

Silliman Aquatic Center in Newark

Silliman Aquatic Center: Crazy Fun Indoor Water Park

It is 72 degrees in Newark’s Indoor Silliman Water Park. Large slides, lazy river, and a spray structure, parents can relax poolside or join in the fun.

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art in the library with MOCHA

Free Drop-in Art Workshops with MOCHA in the Library

Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) is partnering with Oakland Public Library to offer free art workshops in 11 locations across the city.

kids and jelly belly car

Tour the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield

The Jelly Belly jellybean company in the land offers free tours and will send you home with samples and fun facts to spare. Win win.

Aloha Emeryville Roller Rink

Now Closed: Aloha Roller Skating Rink in Emeryville

On February 23, 2022, Aloha Fun roller rink abruptly closed, effective immediately.

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de Youngsters studio children at play

San Francisco’s de Youngsters Studio for hands-on art

The de Youngsters Studio was built to get kids, especially ages 3 to 8, exploring art fundamentals through hands-on activities and visual technology.

10+ Drop-in Toddler Activities in the East Bay for $10 or Less

A helpful list of toddler activities and outings that don’t require advanced planning, for East Bay kids and parents.

children looking at big brown bear statue

Toddlers’ Guide to Lindsay Wildlife Experience

I am very happy to present this cheat sheet for Walnut Creek’s Lindsay Wildlife Experience for preschoolers, as part of our continuing series: The three-year …

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Beyond Books: More to Love from the Library

Here’s a roundup of 16 of the coolest things to check out from our East Bay libraries. And I bet there’s even more

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