Things to do in San Jose with kids

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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.
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
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 ...
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...
San Jose
Offers culinary education covering a wide range of cooking techniques, along with safe food handling, etiquette and nutrition.
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.
Santa Clara
Unique gym classes offering specially designed programs to enhance strength and coordination for kids.
Raging Waters
(5 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...
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.
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.
Golfland USA
(7 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.
Golfland
(8 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...
Cupertino
Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm welcomes kids and adults of all ages on Farm Tours and Farm to Picnics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
Felton
Giant trees up to 285 feet tall and 16 feet wide, plus nature centre, hiking, biking, fishing and more.
Pump It Up
(23 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.
Santa Cruz
The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. It is a circular area of effect around 150 feet or 46 meters in diameter. Within the Mystery Spot you will be stunned as your perceptio...
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...
Super Franks
(25 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.
Dublin
Step back in time into Dublin's fascinating history, with original 1800's structures and a 10-acre park.
Livermore
Entertainment includes laser tag, go karting, mini golf, bumper boats and gamer arcade.
Capitola Beach
(26 Miles)
Capitola
offers swimming, surfing, volleyball, kite flying and organised beach activities on a generous sandy stretch set centrally in a coastal village with many shopping and dining options.
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.
Santa Cruz
Offers a diverse ranging of changing exhibitions generally suitable for the whole family but with principles perhaps best appreciated by over 4s.
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!
Santa Cruz
A long and simple sandy beach which stretches from the Boardwalk to the Santa Cruz Harbor. Good for sandcastling, shallow paddling and traditional beach days.
Santa Cruz
The Boardwalk's roots go back to 1865, when John Leibrandt opened a public bathhouse near the mouth of the San Lorenzo River. Other bathhouses followed and scores of tourists began visiting Santa Cruz to enjoy the highly-touted natural medicine of ba...
Santa Cruz
This vibrant, bustling amusement park is renowned for its great rides, remarkable history, spectacular beach setting, and friendly attitude.
Santa Cruz
Watch out for pirates as you play through on the Buccaneer Bay two-story 18-hole miniature golf course. Test your skills inside Smuggler's Arcade playing video games and pinball.
Safari Run
(29 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...
Gidzich Ranch
(29 Miles)
?Watsonville
Take a self guided walking tour of this charming working farm and explore the berry fields and apple orchards.
CuriOdyssey
(29 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.
Gilroy Gardens
(29 Miles)
Gilroy
Gilroy Gardens includes rides, attractions, theme gardens, food concessions, an Events Plaza, and more. Plus, our main attractions - some very unusual, over 50 years old, one-of-a-kind Circus Trees rescued from Scotts Valley, California.
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.
Oyster Bay
(30 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.
Oakland Zoo
(32 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...
Play Cafe
(33 Miles)
Oakland
An award winning family eatery with a super fun indoor play area for under fives, with movies, music, face painting and creativity!
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.
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
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
A fascinating Californian cultural experience where families can explore various art exhibitions, as well as delve into Californian history and natural sciences.
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
(41 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.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near San Jose with kids

1

Pixieland Amusement Park

(45 Miles) Theme Parks in Concord

2

Go Bananas

(46 Miles) Indoor Play in Lathrop

3

The Jungle Fun and Adventure

(6 Miles) Indoor Play in San Jose

4

Playland not at the beach

(46 Miles) Indoor Play in El Cerrito

5

Californias Great America

(6 Miles) Theme Parks in Santa Clara

6

Kids Castle Indoor Fun Center

(17 Miles) Indoor Play in Newark

7

Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

(15 Miles) Zoos in Palo Alto

8

Play Cafe

(33 Miles) Indoor Play in Oakland

9

Oakland Zoo

(32 Miles) Zoos in Oakland

10

Golden Gate Railroad Museum

(20 Miles) Transport Attractions in Redwood City

Fun places to visit in San Jose 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