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Wondering What to do with your Kids this Summer?

Kat Sellis, MBA

Kat and her team are hard working agents with Real Brokerage, in beautiful East Bay of Northern California surrounded by Napa Wine Country, San Franci...

Kat and her team are hard working agents with Real Brokerage, in beautiful East Bay of Northern California surrounded by Napa Wine Country, San Franci...

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


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 


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


Wishing you a Happy Summer 2017!!

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