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The Purpose of the Buena Vista Museum is to promote the scientific and educational aspects of our earth’s history, particularly paleontology, geology, anthropology, archeology and biology.
With tons of entertainment to choose from for your entire family, Camelot Park offers something for the kid in all of us, including miniature golf, go-karts, arcade, batting cages, and more! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're lookin...
CALM, California’s premier native zoo and garden, displays and interprets native California animals and plants to teach a respect for all living things through education recreation, conservation and research.
The live exhibits range from the backyard variety to a few things more intriguing and are enhanced by educational activity stations. Guided tour available.
Wofford Heights
The Kern river is an excellent adventure vacation and outing for families. From half day to two day rafting trips, Kern River Outfitters specializes in catering to families to provide a fun, safe and unforgettable family summer vacation.
We know how to create valuable memories for you on Kern River white water!. Mountain & River Adventures (MRA) offers guided rafting tours of the Kern River that provide awesome vacation experiences for the whole family.
Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo and wildlife are amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here.
Long Meadow Grove (341 acres) offers a spectacular hike at the Trail of 100 Giants, a mile-long fully accessible interpretive trail.
Whatever the age Visalia Adventure Park has something for everybody: 18 hole Minature Golf Course, Hwy 66 Bowling, 900ft Family Go-Kart Track, Lazer Tag, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Full Throttle Raceway and plenty of Video and Redemption arcade gam...
Consists of one Olympic size rink, one National Hockey League size rink, and a unique studio rink with state-of-the-art sound and light systems, birthday party rooms, plus virtual reality and video games room! Now also offering bumper cars on ice!
Welcome to LA's premier waterpark. Only Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has it all: Tornado, the Black Snake Summit water slide complex, and Lizard Lagoon, the ultimate summer chill-out zone. From operating hours and directions to ticket information, here...
Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that are perfect for their height and age. In additio...
Santa Clarita
Under the Sea is the newest, fun, unique, exciting, most talked about children\'s entertainment center. Beautiful floor-to-ceiling murals depict the world under the sea, with pirates, mermaids, and other sea life. As different as all kids are, they...
Santa Clarita
Rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals. Children with extra needs then interact with the animals to learn kindness, compassion and confidence.
Santa Clarita
Mountasia is an action-packed, 7-acre entertainment complex offering fun for the entire family.
Santa Clarita
Mountasia is a 7-acre entertainment center featuring Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Lazer Tag, Rock Climbing Wall, Video & Redemption Games, Batting Cages and a Farrells Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant.
Santa Barbara
With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.
Santa Barbara
The Museum features eleven exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians.
Simi valley
Rockin' Kids Play Center offers indoor play and parties for kids in a safe and clean environment. It's a place for kids to use their social and motor skills while interacting with other children. Located at the Simi Valley Town Center Mall which off...
MY GYM Ventura
(77 Miles)
My Gym Kids grow by leaps and bounds, while building their confidence and self-esteem along with their social skills. They gain strength, balance, fitness, coordination, and motor skills. Each week our set up changes to challenge your child with new...
Bring the family out for a picnic and to visit the Donkeys, Alpacas, Rabbits, and the numerous Pygmy Goats who have their own custom mountain walk for climbing. Small kids will love the sandbox and wooden fire truck complete with a brass bell.
Santa Barbara
Discover a treasure of experiences and help us to share and inform those who have not been able to explore the sea themselves to experience the wonders of the California coast. We hope that you too will be amazed and fascinated by the wonders of Cali...
Helping to keep our kids off the streets, by giving them the opportunity to learn how to fish and how to respect our environment
Simi Valley
Designed to stimulate kids' creativity, this art studio lets the kids make their own artwork, sing karaoke, use their state of the art shadow room, black light maze and make a stuffed animal in their critter corner. Also does private parties!
Teach yourself from their educational farmyard exhibits, climb the haystack, play in the sandbox, visit the Chicken House, see all the farm animals and take a pony ride if you're small enough! Plus Moon-bounce ride, Trike Trail, Electric Train, Elect...
Sequoia National Park
These two parks testify to nature's size, beauty, and diversity: Immense mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the worlds largest trees!
Golf N Stuff
(78 Miles)
We Proudly Present 2 Beautifully Landscaped Miniature Golf Courses, a Lit'l Indy Go Kart Race Track, Wet & Wild Bumper Boats, Ram Rod Bumper Cars, Lazer Tag Arena Game, a Fun Filled Arcade With Over 100 Video and Prize Games, and a Full Snack Bar Fac...
Tri-level clubhouse, play structures, a vast array of toys and tropically themed bathrooms. Recommended for kids 6 and under but all ages welcome.
The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 species from six continents in a delightful, park-style setting different from the removed feeling of some zoos. On hand to answer questions is a team of specialists with backgrounds in biology, ecol...
(80 Miles)
Lazer games and indoor arcade games
The South Coast Railroad Museum at Goleta Depot is dedicated to the history, technology, and adventure of railroading.
Angeles National Forest
The Wildlife Waystation, situated on 160 acres in California's Angeles National Forest, is internationally recognized for its ongoing, charitable efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wild and exotic animals.
A staggering quantity of fun interactive exhibits from aquarium touch tanks, to dress up adventures, camp outs and the rainforest. And fancy lunch? The kids can serve you!
Canoga Park
Welcome to The Jump Around an all ages indoor playground.We provide open play and private parties. Newly renovated arcade games, lets not forget our famous jumpers which include two obstacle courses, one boxing ring and a slide.For any more informati...
Under the Sea is the newest, fun, unique, exciting, most talked about children's entertainment center. Beautiful floor-to-ceiling murals depict the world under the sea, with pirates, mermaids, and other sea life. As different as all kids are, they ...
Jumping Genius
(83 Miles)
West Hills Canoga Park
Our large play center is filled with age appropriate toys for newborns to adults. Yes, adults! Although our center is for kids, there are video arcade machines as well as ping-pong and air hockey tables, basketball and foosball.
Thousand Oaks
Fascinating but definitely for the less boisterous child, this set of themed landscaped gardens representing six areas of the world is an easy half day of wonderment for most children, whether just as visitors or as budding artists and photographers....
Van Nuys
Join us for fun Kids' Karaoke parties and group singing lessons. Hollitown is where young vocal stars train! Come sing with us.
Giggles N Hugs
(85 Miles)
Canoga Park
A diverse and high quality playspace offering enrichment sessions and evening entertainments including magic and puppet shows. Healthy, organic menu.
All Amusements
(86 Miles)
Van Nuys
Located accessibly in the heart of San Fernando Valley, our state-of-the-art facilities offer you a wide selection of quality family entertainment. We feature the latest video and redemption games, pinball machines, as well as party packages that are...
Color Me Mine
(87 Miles)
Color Me Mine is the paint your own ceramic studio. You create your own unique ceramic pieces. Everyone is an artist at Color Me Mine, kids, teens and adults. Just walk-in or make a reservation. How it works... Step 1 - Pick the ceramic piece y...
Woodland Hills
Under the Sea is the newest, fun, unique, exciting, most talked about children's entertainment center. Beautiful floor-to-ceiling murals depict the world under the sea, with pirates, mermaids, and other sea life. As different as all kids are, they ...
Woodland Hills
Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. It includes Power Walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller. Taught by specially trained instructors, it's a great workout ...
Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. It includes Power Walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller. Taught by specially trained instructors, it's a great workout ...
Offers artists of all ages and abilities the chance to come and create a personal masterpiece.
Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks Castle Park is the San Fernando Valley's premier family entertainment center. Enjoy the finest miniature golf, arcade and batting cages. Great family fun for kids of all ages!
Kids Castle
(90 Miles)
Family Entertainment taken to a whole new level FANTASTIC food with plenty of fun and excitement for all ages. Centrally Located in Burbank California at:
Sherman Oaks
Ultrazone® Laser Tag IS "The Ultimate Laser Adventure" - serious fun for all ages - completely equipped for birthday parties, casual play, groups, teens, adults, youth groups, church groups, company parties, fundraisers and more!
Arroyo Grande
The Mustang Water Slides and the Pony Pools and Slides enjoy some unique advantages. We are located in a campground 10 miles east of the nearest town, Arroyo Grande, on the Central Coast of California. Our water attractions are nestled on oak studded...
The Playroom
(91 Miles)
Sherman Oaks
It is the cleanest, funnest and safest indoor play center for children 5 and under. Known as The Hot Spot for Tots, the place is a lot of fun for open play and amazing for private parties! The staff is always smiling cleaning and making you feel at h...

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Fun places to visit in Bakersfield with kids

California is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of California's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in California with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in California - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in CA