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Wondering What to do with your Kids this Summer?

Kat Sellis, MBA

Kat is a hard working agent with J.

Kat is a hard working agent with J.

Feb 7 7 minutes read

(straight from the most interesting place on Earth!)


De Young Museum

πŸ”Ž Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco

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


Exploratorium

πŸ”Ž Address: Pier 15, San Francisco

Check out the Kids Calendar for Special Events


Fan Lot at AT&T Park

πŸ”Ž 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

πŸ”Ž Address: 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco

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


Presidio Officers’ Club

πŸ”Ž Address: 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco

Free activities including crafts, scavenger hunts, archeology


Presidio Off the Grid Picnic

πŸ”Ž Address: 2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason Center, Building C370

Sundays 11-4; food trucks featuring kids’ menus


SF Botanical Garden 

πŸ”Ž 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 


SF MOMA

πŸ”Ž 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

πŸ”Ž Address: Sloat Blvd, San Francisco

Free concerts on Sundays, June 11 to August 21


Twin Peaks 

πŸ”Ž Address: 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco

Good views, kid-friendly hikes


Walt Disney Family Museum

πŸ”Ž Address: 104 Montgomery St, San Francisco

Good for a Disney fix


Young Performers Theatre

πŸ”Ž Address: Landmark Building C, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco

Plays by kids for kids




Adventure Playground

πŸ”Ž Address: 160 University Ave, Berkeley

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


Alameda Theater

πŸ”Ž Address: 2317 Central Ave, Alameda

Shows Warriors games


BAMPFA (Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive)

πŸ”Ž Address: 2155 Center St, Berkeley

Free for kids under 18


Bay Area Children’s Theatre 

πŸ”Ž Address: 2162 Mountain Blvd, Oakland


Berkeley Kite Festival

πŸ”Ž Address: Cesar E. Chavez Park 

July 29-30th


Chabot Space Center

πŸ”Ž Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

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


Children’s Fairyland

πŸ”Ž Address: 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland

Kid-friendly rides, animals and storybook settings


East Bay Regional Parks

πŸ”Ž Address: Varies


Forest Hill Farms

πŸ”Ž 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

πŸ”Ž Address: 1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley

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


Museum on Main

πŸ”Ž Address: 603 Main St, Pleasanton

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


Oakland Waterfront

πŸ”Ž Address: Varies

Views of the bay; local recommends watching container ships


Point Richmond Concert Series

πŸ”Ž 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

πŸ”Ž Address: 800 Pine St #10, Oakland


Paradise Skate Roller Rink

πŸ”Ž Address: 1201 W 10th St, Antioch

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


Retzlaff Winery

πŸ”Ž 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

πŸ”Ž Address: 600 Canon Dr, Berkeley

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


Victory Point Cafe

πŸ”Ž Address: 1797 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Board game cafe




Bay Area Discovery Museum

πŸ”Ž Address: 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito

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


Children’s Museum of Sonoma County

πŸ”Ž 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

πŸ”Ž 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

πŸ”Ž Address: 500 Ragle Rd, Sebastopol

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


Hearts Desire Beach at Tomales Bay State Park

πŸ”Ž Address: Inverness

Good wading area; bbq spots.


Howarth Park

πŸ”Ž Address: Santa Rosa

Lake, amusement area, hiking, etc.


Muir Beach

πŸ”Ž Address: Along Highway 1 in Mill Valley


Richardson Bay

πŸ”Ž Address: Varies

Tide pools. Bird watching


Robert Ferguson Observatory at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

πŸ”Ž Address: 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood

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


Slide Ranch

πŸ”Ž Address: Between Muir Beach and Stinson Beach

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


Quarryhill Botanical Garden

πŸ”Ž Address: 12841 CA-12, Glen Ellen 

Asian botanical garden; free admission for kids 17 and under


West Point Inn

πŸ”Ž 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

πŸ”Ž Address: 6501 Crown Blvd #100A, San Jose

Offers summer camps



Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

πŸ”Ž Address: 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, Palo Alto 

Free admission


Harley Farms Goat Dairy Farm

πŸ”Ž Address: 205 North St, Pescadero

See goats & how goat cheese is made 


Hidden Villa

πŸ”Ž Address: 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills

Organic farming; summer camps


Hope Musical Theatre

πŸ”Ž Address:  Redwood City

Broadway-centric and has summer camps


San Jose Museum of Art

πŸ”Ž Address: 110 S Market St, San Jose

Kids six and under are free; summer camps offered


School of Arts and Culture

πŸ”Ž Address: 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, East San Jose

Offers dancing, painting classes, etc


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

πŸ”Ž Address: 180 Woz Way, San Jose

Community service program for youth


teamLab at Pace Gallery

πŸ”Ž 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

πŸ”Ž  Address: 201 S Market St, San Jose


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Wishing you a Happy Summer 2017!!

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