(straight from the most interesting place on Earth!)

De Young Museum

🔎 Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco

Friday nights feature live music and events; Saturday activities for children ages 4 – 12


🔎 Address: Pier 15, San Francisco

Check out the Kids Calendar for Special Events

Fan Lot at AT&T Park

🔎 Address: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco

On non-game days kids can run around mini baseball diamond, go on the Coca Cola bottle super slide and giant glove 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

🔎 Address: 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco

Offers capoeira, music, hip hop dance, arts and crafts 

Presidio Officers’ Club

🔎 Address: 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco

Free activities including crafts, scavenger hunts, archeology

Presidio Off the Grid Picnic

🔎 Address: 2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason Center, Building C370

Sundays 11-4; food trucks featuring kids’ menus

SF Botanical Garden 

🔎 Address: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

Lots of family activities on the weekends including storytime, crafts and guided walks; admission is free for San Francisco residents 


🔎 Address: 151 3rd St, San Francisco

Free for kids under 18 but do require a ticket; local recommends lunch at nearby Super Duper 

Stern Grove Festival

🔎 Address: Sloat Blvd, San Francisco

Free concerts on Sundays, June 11 to August 21

Twin Peaks 

🔎 Address: 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco

Good views, kid-friendly hikes

Walt Disney Family Museum

🔎 Address: 104 Montgomery St, San Francisco

Good for a Disney fix

Young Performers Theatre

🔎 Address: Landmark Building C, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco

Plays by kids for kids

Adventure Playground

🔎 Address: 160 University Ave, Berkeley

Designed for kids ages 7 and up, but younger kids permitted with adult supervision

Alameda Theater

🔎 Address: 2317 Central Ave, Alameda

Shows Warriors games

BAMPFA (Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive)

🔎 Address: 2155 Center St, Berkeley

Free for kids under 18

Bay Area Children’s Theatre 

🔎 Address: 2162 Mountain Blvd, Oakland

Berkeley Kite Festival

🔎 Address: Cesar E. Chavez Park 

July 29-30th

Chabot Space Center

🔎 Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

LEGO Laboratory on Sundays, Make-a-Telescope workshops, after-hours events

Children’s Fairyland

🔎 Address: 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland

Kid-friendly rides, animals and storybook settings

East Bay Regional Parks

🔎 Address: Varies

Forest Hill Farms

🔎 Address: 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd

Historic 16-acre farm located at the base of the East Bay Hills and Oak Creek

Lawrence Hall of Science

🔎 Address: 1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley

Listener says “good for little kids who can’t read”

Museum on Main

🔎 Address: 603 Main St, Pleasanton

Kids events once a month; features a “Downtown Detectives” activity where kids explore downtown Pleasanton

Oakland Waterfront

🔎 Address: Varies

Views of the bay; local recommends watching container ships

Point Richmond Concert Series

🔎 Address: Park Place & Washington, Richmond

2nd Friday of each month June – Sept. ; free admission; face painting, art booths, dancing in the streets

Prescott Circus Theater

🔎 Address: 800 Pine St #10, Oakland

Paradise Skate Roller Rink

🔎 Address: 1201 W 10th St, Antioch

Offer a Kids-Skate-Free program (skate rental is $3.00)

Retzlaff Winery

🔎 Address: 1356 S Livermore Ave, Livermore

Sunday picnics during the summer; small tractors for kids to ride, grass area for lawn games, walks through the grapes

Tilden Regional Park’s Little Farm

🔎 Address: 600 Canon Dr, Berkeley

Free access to farm animals; visitors can bring lettuce or celery to feed them

Victory Point Cafe

🔎 Address: 1797 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Board game cafe

Bay Area Discovery Museum

🔎 Address: 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito

New “Early Childhood FabLab” 3D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters

Children’s Museum of Sonoma County

🔎 Address: 1835 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa

Free Kids Works Creative Workshop first Saturday of every month; “Bubble Science” on Sundays; storytime and arts activities

Charles M. Schulz Museum

🔎 Address:  2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa

Artwork documenting the Peanuts cartoonist’s life, Christo’s Wrapped Snoopy House Stories and crafts for ages 1–5 on Mondays

Gravenstein Apple Fair

🔎 Address: 500 Ragle Rd, Sebastopol

August 13-14; “Old fashioned, low tech family friendly”

Hearts Desire Beach at Tomales Bay State Park

🔎 Address: Inverness

Good wading area; bbq spots.

Howarth Park

🔎 Address: Santa Rosa

Lake, amusement area, hiking, etc.

Muir Beach

🔎 Address: Along Highway 1 in Mill Valley

Richardson Bay

🔎 Address: Varies

Tide pools. Bird watching

Robert Ferguson Observatory at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

🔎 Address: 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood

Has evening-sky programs and safe-sun viewing in the afternoons

Slide Ranch

🔎 Address: Between Muir Beach and Stinson Beach

Trails and picnic spots; Offers cooking, farming and animal care workshops

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

🔎 Address: 12841 CA-12, Glen Ellen 

Asian botanical garden; free admission for kids 17 and under

West Point Inn

🔎 Address: 100 Old Railroad Grade, San Anselmo, Mt. Tamalpais

2-mile hike to a historic inn; monthly pancake breakfasts; cash only

Almaden Children’s Therapy Center

🔎 Address: 6501 Crown Blvd #100A, San Jose

Offers summer camps

Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

🔎 Address: 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, Palo Alto 

Free admission

Harley Farms Goat Dairy Farm

🔎 Address: 205 North St, Pescadero

See goats & how goat cheese is made 

Hidden Villa

🔎 Address: 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills

Organic farming; summer camps

Hope Musical Theatre

🔎 Address:  Redwood City

Broadway-centric and has summer camps

San Jose Museum of Art

🔎 Address: 110 S Market St, San Jose

Kids six and under are free; summer camps offered

School of Arts and Culture

🔎 Address: 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, East San Jose

Offers dancing, painting classes, etc

Summer of Service at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

🔎 Address: 180 Woz Way, San Jose

Community service program for youth

teamLab at Pace Gallery

🔎 Address: 300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Visitors can color and design aquatic life and upload to virtual aquarium; leaves in July

Tech Museum of Innovation

🔎  Address: 201 S Market St, San Jose


Wishing you a Happy Summer 2017!!