Bay Area - Family Activities

Good for kids.

Zoo

Oakland Zoo

https://www.oaklandzoo.org/

100 acres

San Francisco Zoo

https://www.sfzoo.org/

100 acres

The Marine Mammal Center

Benefits of Zoo membership

Bay Area: 50% off

  • Oakland Zoo
  • CuriOdyssey, San Mateo
  • Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco
  • Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, San Jose
  • Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento
  • San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco
  • Lindsay Wildlife, Walnut Creek

California, not in Bay Area:

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro
  • Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero
  • Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno
  • Living Desert, Palm Desert
  • Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles
  • Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara
  • Sequoia Park Zoo, Eureka

Aquarium

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz
  • Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco Pier 39
  • Steinhart Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences

Farms

  • Ardenwood Historic Farm
  • Tilden Little Farm

Amusement Park

  • Great America
  • Six Flags
  • Happy Hollow Zoo
  • Gilroy Garden
  • LEGOLAND┬« Discovery Center (inside Great Mall, Milpitas)
  • Children's Fairyland (near Lake Merritt, Oakland)

Train Rides

Plane Spotting

Museum

  • Golden State Model Railroad Museum https://www.gsmrm.org/
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Randall Museum
  • Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

National Park Service

  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

Short Hikes

  • Montalvo Arts Center

Botanical Garden

  • Dry Creek Cottage
  • Hayward Japanese Gardens

Free Things To Do With Kids

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bay area kid fun: https://www.bayareakidfun.com/