Things to do in BERKELEY with kids

If someone asked you what you think of when it comes to fun family days out in California, what comes to mind?  Los Angeles and enjoying the magic of Disneyland or testing your handprints on the Avenue Of The Stars?  

While these are great iconic options that your kids will love - what if we told you there was seemingly endless natural beauty to enjoy, like in the stunning Redwood Regional Park, and adventure filled Eureka moment at Six Rivers National Forest?   

What if we told you there were grand snow capped mountains ready to be played on - where you can ski your heart out at Mammoth Mountain or snowboard like a champ at Northstar California in Truckee?  

What about a place like Bodie Ghost Town where you can surround you and your family in the rich history of the Gold Rush Days - days that changed the course of Californian, and American, history?

California is not all about movies and glamour.  There are majestic mountains, exciting deserts, lush forests, and fascinating history…and it’s ready to be enjoyed and explored!

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  • Habitot Childrens Discovery Museum

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    Berkeley

    Series of engaging physical, role-play, imagination and learning settings ideal for families of kids 1 to 5 years.

  • Playland not at the beach

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    (4 miles) El Cerrito

    Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a temperature-controlled 9000-square foot building chock-full of amazing things to see and do.

  • Childrens Fairyland

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    (4 miles) Oakland

    This is a 10-acre outdoor park in Oakland's Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt that features beautiful displays, rides, and entertainment inspired by children's literature. One of the many fun family ...

  • Museum of Childrens Art

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    (4 miles) Oakland

    A fun, creative and interactive space in Oakland, California where kids can get creative, and not only learn about art, but MAKE it!

  • Oakland Museum of California

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    (5 miles) Oakland

    A fascinating Californian cultural experience where families can explore various art exhibitions, as well as delve into Californian history and natural sciences.

  • Adventure Kinderland

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    (5 miles) Richmond

    An amazing jungle for indoor play in California, with slides, tunnels, ball pools and much more! Open play and party fun for those active kids!

  • Chabot Space and Science Center

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    (6 miles) Oakland

    Chabot Space & Science Center inspires and educates students of all ages about our Planet Earth and the Universe. Its observatory, planetarium, exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where ...

  • Crab Cove Visitor Center

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    (7 miles) Alameda

    Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda features all new exhibits opened in April 2004. You can see bay creatures in the 800-gallon aquarium system, use interactive stations ...

  • San Francisco Railway Museum

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    The San Francisco Railway Museum celebrates the history of rail transit in San Francisco and explores its significant impact on the quality of urban life in this great city throughout its storied ...

  • Redwood Regional Park

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    (9 miles) Oakland

    Kids can experience the magic of this hidden redwood forest whose 1,830 acres are ready to be explored - an amazing natural wonder in California for the family to enjoy.

  • Aquarium Of The Bay

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay at this family friendly aquarium, with 20,000 aquatic animals including sharks, rays and sea stars!

  • 7D Experience

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    ffers a combination of 3D visuals, wind machines, strobe lights, rapid motions seats and everyone gets a personal high tech laser blaster and you yourselves take on the enemies in the show, as you ...

  • Blue and Gold Fleet Boat Tours

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Blue & Gold Fleet, the Bay Area's premier provider of Bay Cruise, Ferry Service and Motorcoach Tours, is located at PIER 39 in San Francisco. The famous one-hour Bay Cruise sails along the City's ...

  • RocketBoat San Francisco

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    A thrilling high-speed rocket boat adventure across San Francisco Bay!

  • Pier 39

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Visit one of San Francisco's Premier Bay Attractions - a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 12 restaurants, and a variety of fun-filled attractions for all ages!

  • Alcatraz Island

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Explore the first lighthouse built on the West Coast, and that iconic federal penitentiary known as "The Rock".

  • Madame Tussauds San Francisco

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Spend the day with all your favorite stars in the new San Francisco wax museum!

  • The San Francisco Dungeon

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Live actor shows, 200 years of history, 360 degree sets and a boat ride give kids the ultimate storytelling experience!

  • Musee Mecanique

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    A stunning collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines, all in working order! Great fun in San Francisco!

  • USS Pampanito Submarine

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    A fun, educational and historic look into a real life WWII submarine!

  • Red and White Fleet Cruises

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Offering a series of local tours and cruises with a variety of destinations and durations to select from to suit. Multi lingual audio tour provided and wildlife spotting on board has included ...

  • Ripley's Believe It or not Museum

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    The weird and the wonderful comes together over 10,000 sq ft filled with the strange, the unusual, and the unbelievable!

  • SS Jeremiah OBrien

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Explore this historic vessel in it's entirety, book a cruise trip if you can or visit on a Steaming Weekend to see the engines at work.

  • Bike And Roll

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    The perfect way to explore San Francisco is on a bicycle, and Bike and Roll offers guided and self-guided tours for all ages so great for those active little ones in the family!

  • Bay Quackers Duck Tours

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    San Francisco Duck Tours - Experience San Francisco's newest attraction and a better way to see San Francisco, on board one of DUKW's, (we call 'em Ducks!) an original, refurbished World War II ...

  • The Cartoon Museum

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    .The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately ...

  • San Francisco Fire Engine Tours

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    An exciting day out for kids, and those kids at heart where you get to travel through the beautiful sights of San Francisco in a 1955 Mack Fire Engine! How cool is that!?

  • The Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Features up here include ice skating and bowling facilities, children's carousel and a child sized labrynth. They offer 2 adventure play areas, one with interactive water features the other with 25ft ...

  • San Francisco Cable Car

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Explore the city using it's iconic Cable Cars and Street Line, complete with the traditional poles on the outside that braver passengers can ride hanging on to!

  • San Francisco Cable Car Museum

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Overlooking the cable car workings themselves, the museum features three 1870s cars plus a wealth of memorabilia.

  • Segway San Francisco Electric Tour

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    Glide With the Original San Francisco Segway Tour Company- Since 2004 More fun than walking, more eco-friendly than driving -- the Segway is the best way to see San Francisco's Waterfront or ...

  • Childrens Creativity Museum

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    (9 miles) San Francisco

    San Francisco's arts and technology museum for kids of all ages with hands on fun learning exhibits.

  • San Francisco Children's Art Center

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    (10 miles) San Francisco

    Art fun with classes and drop in sessions for kids up to 12 years in this creative day option for the family!

  • Maritime National Historical Park

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    (10 miles) San Francisco

    Historic boats by the pier, tours, events and activities, plus visitor centre with maritime heritage showcase and Junior Ranger Program activities.

  • City Clues Family Adventure

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    (10 miles) San Francisco

    It's family treasure hunt time in San Francisco! Scour the city to find clues and complete your adventure, using tours designed especially for families.