Things to do in Palo Alto with kids

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Palo Alto
A happy place where children and their caregivers come to explore, discover, and play through hands-on science exhibits and a diverse community of live animals.
Redwood City
Welcome to the Golden Gate Railroad Museum (GGRM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of steam and passenger railroad equipment, and the interpretation of railroad history in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Los Altos
A fun educational centre where kids can see some livestock, learn some skills, and take a self-guided tour to learn about the history of Deer Hollow Farm.
Newark
Kids Castle offers a separate area for infants to 3 year olds, full of exciting, colorful play equipment designed for their specific needs. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Newark for kids.
Golfland USA
(9 Miles)
Sunnyvale
Mini Golf at Golfland USA is more than just playing "a round" If golfing is your style, then try one of our two 18 hole miniature golf courses.
Santa Clara
Great America is Northern California's favorite place for family fun and thrills starring your kids' favorite Nickelodeon characters, and the most family rides in the Bay Area.
Cupertino
Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm welcomes kids and adults of all ages on Farm Tours and Farm to Picnics.
Hayward
The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center sits on stilts above a lively salt marsh in the San Francisco Bay. Walk our shoreline trail and see the unique animals that call our marsh home. Then visit the Interpretive Center and see them up close! We of...
Santa Clara
Unique gym classes offering specially designed programs to enhance strength and coordination for kids.
San Jose
The Jungle is the West's premier indoor family entertainment center for children under 12 and their parents. We provide you with a "WOW" entertainment experience in our jungle themed 20,000 sq. ft. play facilities.
Safari Run
(14 Miles)
San Mateo
Only at Safari Run "The Healthy Entertainment Center” can you keep it Fun, Healthy, and Educational for your kids! Experience an unforgettable time with their giant climbing play structure, designed for the entire family! They run kids' camps, fitn...
Golfland
(14 Miles)
Milpitas
You have NOT played mini-golf until you�ve played at Milpitas� three beautiful courses in a lush setting offer a challenge and a wacky good time! You have NOT played mini-golf until you�ve played at Milpitas� three beautiful courses in a lush...
CuriOdyssey
(14 Miles)
San mateo
Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals! At CuriOdyssey, children can get up close with the natural world through interactive science exhibits, a native animal zoo, public and group programs, and seasonal camps.
San Jose
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States -- including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early ...
Burlingame
See the World's Largest Pez Dispensing Machine, an example of every Pez dispenser made, unique exhibits of other classic toys and more at this museum of memorabillia! Plus Toy and Banned Toy Museums.
San Jose
The Tech is singularly focused on inspiring the innovator in everyone it reaches. Truly hands-on and interactive exhibits, divided among themed galleries, offer guests a truly memorable experience.
Glen Gardner
Facilities here include 7 multi use trails to explore by bike, hike or sled, plus an impressive observatory offering skywatching programs. Adventure playground also available.
San Jose
Visit Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM's 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world ...
San Jose
Offers culinary education covering a wide range of cooking techniques, along with safe food handling, etiquette and nutrition.
San Jose
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a fun place for the whole family. It is divided into 2 main sections; a zoo and an amusement park. The zoo has many different animals to see: a hippo, jaguars, meerkats, lemurs, wallabies and more. There is a petting zoo wi...
Castro Valley
Is golfing your style? Try your skills on one of our golf courses.Golden Tee is home of the hottest cutting edge games like Tekken 5 DR, Drum Mania V4, Guitar Freaks v4,Initial D 4 Mario Cart 2, DDR Super Nova 2, Deal Or No Deal AND MORE!
Oyster Bay
(18 Miles)
San Leandro
An astonishing diversity of wildlife can be seen at this shoreline park under development just south of Oakland International Airport. Marsh hawks, black-shouldered kites, red-tailed hawks, and shorebirds abound. Views of the Bay are spectacular.
Boulder Creek
Stretches from sea level to over 2000ft above and terrain ranges from almost tropical canyons and raging waterfalls to sparse and almost arid slopes. There's certainly scope for some terrific exploration!
Raging Waters
(20 Miles)
San Jose
Raging Waters San Jose, Northern California 's Largest Waterpark, offers 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Dragon\'s Den. Raging Waters features thrilling high-speed slides, and family attractio...
Oakland Zoo
(21 Miles)
Oakland
The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit organization, managed by the East Bay Zoological Society. Founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, the Zoo has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park...
Pump It Up
(22 Miles)
Pleasanton
Facilities are based around a series of giant inflatables which vary but include slides, mazes, obstacle courses, classic bounce houses and other variations.
Super Franks
(22 Miles)
Pleasanton
For 8 years and under this is a great selection of 6 individually themed areas to stimulate kids' minds and bodies, plus organised activities, summer camps and more.
Play Cafe
(23 Miles)
Oakland
An award winning family eatery with a super fun indoor play area for under fives, with movies, music, face painting and creativity!
Dublin
ome of the imaginative features include Trampoline Basketball Court, Trampoline Dodgeball Zone, open Jump Arena and a particular favourite with younger kids the Trampoline Splash where they dive into a soft foam pit.
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 for varying age groups to view microscopic animals...
Oakland
On Redwood Road, just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland, is a hidden redwood forest whose peaceful groves give little evidence of its bustling past.
Livermore
Entertainment includes laser tag, go karting, mini golf, bumper boats and gamer arcade.
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 a diverse population of students, teachers, and th...
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 places to visit if you're looking for things to do in O...
Oakland
A fun, creative and interactive space in Oakland, California where kids can get creative, and not only learn about art, but MAKE it!
Mission Cliffs
(26 Miles)
San Francisco
A welcoming and supportive environment for all levels of climber from absolute beginner upwards to give it a go. Offers after school and summer rock climbing programs for kids, plus teen climbing program, private coaching and overnighters.
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 tube slide, sand play and giant xylophone.
San Francisco
San Francisco's arts and technology museum for kids of all ages with hands on fun learning exhibits.
San Francisco
The Randall Museum offers a unique haven where children and adults can explore the creative aspects of art and science and make discoveries about nature and the environment by direct participation in classes, workshops, special events, and clubs.
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 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection.
Felton
See California's towering redwood forests from two historic railroads on your next visit to the San Francisco or Monterey Bay Areas. Travel by steam train up a narrow-gauge track through the Big Trees to Bear Mountain or by beach train down the sceni...
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 history
Felton
Giant trees up to 285 feet tall and 16 feet wide, plus nature centre, hiking, biking, fishing and more.
San Francisco
At the San Francisco Zoo, it's our mission to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California.
San Francisco
City Clues Family Adventure is a treasure hunt and tour designed for families with children. In this fast-paced and fun-filled adventure families work together to find treasures and treats in three of San Francisco's most popular neighborhoods: China...
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
Overlooking the cable car workings themselves, the museum features three 1870s cars plus a wealth of memorabilia.
San Francisco
Whatever your interests, the new Academy is designed to engage and inspire like no other museum on the planet. Not only is the building, itself, a stunning architectural achievement but the new Academy contains multiple venues, hundreds of unique exh...
Bike And Roll
(29 Miles)
San Francisco
The perfect way to explore San Francisco is on a bicycle. Bike and Roll offers many guided and self-guided tours for all ages. We have Trek comfort adult bikes. And for the kids; Burley trailer, Tag-along, or kids small bikes. Bring your family an...
San Francisco
A thrilling high-speed rocket boat adventure across San Francisco Bay!

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Palo Alto with kids

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Velocity Cheer Gym

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Childrens Fairyland

(26 Miles) Kids Fun in Oakland

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Henry Cowell Redwood State Park

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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Antioch Waterpark

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Californias Great America

(10 Miles) Theme Parks in Santa Clara

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

(33 Miles) Museums in Santa Cruz

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Aquarium Of The Bay

(29 Miles) Zoos in San Francisco

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Bike And Roll

(29 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in San Francisco

Fun places to visit in Palo Alto 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