A 16,600 acre haven for wildlife, including shorebirds, fish, turtles, toads, snakes, among a variety of landscapes. Stunning California nature waiting to be explored.
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Self-guided trails through 100 acres of beautiful Californian nature, with wildlife and learning opportunities for the kids!
Cameron Park Lake
Cameron Park, CA
Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon in this California park lake, with tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trails and more!
Micke Grove Regional Park
A fun park with a carnival, museum, formal gardens, softball fields, water play features, horseshoe pits, several children’s playgrounds and an 18 hole disc golf course! Phew!
Attractions on offer include pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, candy making, play areas, nature trails, pony rides, arts and craft activity stands, scavenger hunts and even a miniature train ride, pioneer museum…
Old Faithful Geyser of California
Come visit the show of California's Old Faithful Geyser, a spectacular, nature-directed performance. The stage, walled by thick bamboo and plumed pampas grass, appears as an innocent pool of shallow water until time for the…
Step back in Time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country
Redwood Regional Park
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.
San Leandro, CA
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.
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
Experience the unique environment in this San Francisco Bay salt marsh, with an interpretive center, family programs and nature!
Muir Woods National monument
Mill Valley, CA
Contains 6 miles of trails in 30 to 90 minute loops as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. Free Discovery Pack available for kids, plus public programming at the visitor…
Mormon Station State Historic Park
Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Picnic and group facilities are…
Lake Tahoe State Park
Incline Village, NV
A beautiful natural oasis for the family to explore in Nevada! Great outdoor family adventures with Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, with trails to hike and bike, fishing, and camping.
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley's first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. A local businessman, rancher…
More than 500 native, rare and endangered animals await you at this fascinating zoo in Sacramento!
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or orphaned in the wild.…
A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!
Micke Grove Zoo
Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top Tamarin.
Santa Rosa, CA
The natural world awaits you... Faster is not always better. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, instant communication and instant gratification, Safari West stands as a tangible testament to the joy of the natural…
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…
Aquarium Of The Bay
San Francisco, CA
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!
California Academy Of Sciences
San Francisco, CA
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…
San Francisco Zoo
San Francisco, CA
Over 1,000 endangered, exotic and rescued animals await you at this amazing zoo in San Francisco!
San Mateo, CA
A science and wildlife center where kids can explore both animal and science exhibits! Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals.
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
San Jose, CA
A San Jose amusement park and zoo rolled into one! With a range of amazing animals, experiences and programs, overnight stays and some fun rides too!
California Military Museum
The museum, opened by Governor Pete Wilson in 1991, is the official military museum and historical research center of the State of California.
Discovery Museum Science and Space Center
The Museum is home to the Challenger Space Program and Sacramento's only public planetarium. Inside, you will find a nature room with live animals, reptiles and insects on display. Exhibits include hands-on "exploration stations" that…
Aerospace Museum of California
North Highlands, CA
In 2007 over 100,000 visitors came to the Aerospace Museum of California to view its unique collection of military and civilian aircraft, engine exhibit, use the educational programs, and enjoy the Da Vinci Experience exhibit.
Sacramento Childrens Museum
Rancho Cordova, CA
Sacramento Children’s Museum includes several interactive areas for exploring, playing, and learning. The Museum is designed for ages birth to eight-years-old to allow children to "learn-by-doing"!
Explorit Science Center
Explorit is an interactive, hands-on, family science musuem in Davis, CA. We offer changing exhibitions, field trips, traveling programs, summer science camp and special events such as Family Explorations, Family Festivals, Lectures and weekend workshops!…
World of Wonders Science Museum
A huge collection fascinating hands on experiments kids can do! Enjoy fun learning experiences that cover almost anything scientific you can imagine!
Western Railway Museum
Suisun City, CA
Enjoy a historic trip though the Montezuma Hills in this living history museum, where kids can learn about the heritage of the railroad AND ride the train!
Childrens Museum of Stockton
The Stockton Children's Museum is located in downtown Stockton, across from the Deep Water Channel and the Waterfront Warehouse. It is one of the most exciting places to visit in this part of the of…
Sharpsteen Museum Association
The Sharpsteen Museum's permanent exhibits are designed to present the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post World War I with an emphasis on people and changes brought by the period…
Angels Camp Museum
Angels Camp, CA
A fascinating history museum located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, with collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp!
Habitot Childrens Discovery Museum
Series of engaging physical, role-play, imagination and learning settings ideal for families of kids 1 to 5 years.
Dublin Heritage Park and Museums
Step back in time into Dublin's fascinating history, with original 1800's structures and a 10-acre park.
Sonoma County Museum
Santa Rosa, CA
See art come alive. Explore in the tours the history and art.
Oakland Museum of California
A fascinating Californian cultural experience where families can explore various art exhibitions, as well as delve into Californian history and natural sciences.
Oakland Aviation Museum
West Coast aviation history comes to life at this fascinating museum in Oakland with actual aircraft on display, as well as simulators and and interactive play area!