Children's Activities & Events

Listed below are some links to other fun outings in the Bay Area that you can plan with your children.

AMUSEMENT PARKS

Happy Hollow (San Jose)

Gilroy Gardens (Gilroy)

Santa Cruz Boardwalk (Santa Cruz)

California's Great America (Santa Clara)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo)

Pixieland Amusement Park (Oakland)

Fairyland (Oakland)

Golfland (Multiple Locations)


MUSEUMS

San Jose Children's Discovery Museum (San Jose)

Bay Area Discovery Museum (Sausalito)

The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (Palo Alto)

Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum (San Francisco)

San Francisco's Children's Art Center (San Francisco)

California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco)

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum (San Francisco)

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco)

Musee Mecanique (San Francisco)
http://www.museemechanique.org/

Exploratorium (San Francisco)

Museum of Children's Art (Oakland)

Junior Center of Art and Science (Oakland)

Fujitsu Planetarium (Cupertino)

Lindsay Wildlife Museum (Walnut Creek)


THEATRES


Alameda Children's Musical Theatre (Alameda)

Star Struck Children's Theatre (Fremont)

Bay Area Children's Theatre (Oakland)

City of Palo Alto Children's Theatre (Palo Alto)
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/

Young Performers Theatre (San Francisco)
http://www.ypt.org/

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (San Jose)
http://www.cmtsj.org/


WATER PARKS & POOLS

Aqua Adventure (Fremont)

Raging Waters (San Jose)

Rinconada Pool (Palo Alto)

Robert Livermore Community Center Pools (Livermore)
http://www.larpd.dst.ca.us/aquatics/rlc.html


AQUARIUMS

Aquarium of the Bay (San Francisco)

Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey)

Seymour Marine Discovery  (Santa Cruz)


ZOO

San Francisco Zoo (San Francisco)

Oakland Zoo (Oakland)


LIBRARIES 

Livermore Public Library (Livermore)

Santa Clara City Library (Santa Clara)



FREE MONTHLY PROGRAMMING

Westgate Mall's Mommy and Me (San Jose)

Santana Row's Mommy and Me (San Jose)


ART ACTIVITIES

Kids 'N Clay Pottery Studio (Berkeley)

The Art Beat (Campbell)

Color Me Mine (Fremont, San Jose & Menlo Park)

Art-n-Fun Paint Your Own Pottery Studio (Los Altos)
http://www.artnfun.com/

Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge (Los Gatos)

Fire Works Paint Your Own Ceramic Studio (Mountain View)

Create It-Ceramic & Mosaic (Palo Alto)
http://www.createitceramics.com/

Cafe Art (Pleasanton & Livermore)



FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT 

Go Kart Racer (Burlingame)

Ice Center at Cupertino (Cupertino)

LeMans Karting (Fremont)

Boomers (Livermore)

Bounce-A-Rama (Milpitas)

Cal Skate of Milpitas (Milpitas)

Great Jump Sports (Milpitas)

Monterey Mirror Maze (Monterey)

Laser Quest (Mountain View)


Super Franks (Pleasanton)

The Creative Learning Loft (Redwood City)

Malibu Grand Prix (Redwood City)

Zeum Carousel (San Francisco)

The Jungle (San Jose & Concord)

The Jungle Island (San Jose)

Winchester Mystery House (San Jose)

Ice Center at San Mateo (San Mateo)

Sky High Sports (Santa Clara)

Roaring Camp Railroads (Santa Cruz)

Mystery Spot (Santa Cruz)

I-Fly Indoor Skydiving (Union City)



FARMS & PETTING ZOOS

Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont)

Emma Prusch Farm Park (San Jose)

Evergreen Acres Petting Farm (San Jose)

Deer Hollow Farm (Los Altos)
http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_and_services/deer_hollow_farm.asp



OTHER

Cannery Row (Monterey)

Pier 39 (San Francisco)

San Francisco Cable Cars (San Francisco)



CHILDREN'S WEEKLY LESSONS

Enrolling your child in extra curricular activities is a great way to develop socialization skills, build self-esteem, promote exercise, and keep older children from engaging in reckless behavior.  There are many places that offer a free trial lesson to ensure that your child will enjoy the activity before you enroll.  Below is a list of some of the activities that you can find in the Bay Area.  

GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics is a great moderate impact sport for children.  Some gymnastics classes have classes starting from infancy.  Boys and girls will benefit from the exercise and socialization with their peers. 



Little Gym (Multiple Locations)

My Gym (Multiple Locations)

Gymboree (Multiple Locations)

Edge Gymnastics Training Center (Dublin)

Bay Aerials Gymnastics (Fremont)

Demarays Gymnastics Academy (Fremont)

Diana's Rhythmics (Fremont)

Top Flight Gymnastics (Fremont)

Sparta Gymnastics (Hayward)

California Gymnastics Academy (Livermore)

CrossFit 580 (Livermore)

Livermore Gymnastics Center (Livermore)

Springtime Tumbling/Trampoline (Livermore)

Sweets Gymnastics (Milpitas)

Twisters Sports (Mountain View)

Kids In Motion LLC (Oakland)

West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy (Pleasanton)

California Kids Gymnastics (Redwood City)

Peninsula Gymnastics (San Carlos)

California Sports Center (San Jose)

Motions Cheer Gym (San Jose)

Paramount Tumbling & AcroGymnastics (San Jose)

Gymtowne Gymnastics Inc (San Francisco)

Nino's Rhythmic Club (San Francisco)

San Francisco Gymnastics (San Francisco)

Junior Gym 

Gymworld (San Rafael)

Diablo Gymnastics School (San Ramon)

Airborne Gymnastics (Santa Clara)

Gold Star Gymnastics (Sunnyvale)

Pacific West Gymnastics (Union City)

BALLET SCHOOLS

Ballet is a challenging, yet fun activity for children.  It helps build strength, flexibility, and keeps kids in shape.  Dance classes generally start for children around 4 years of age.  This is a great way for children to interact with one another in a fun and safe environment.  


Academy of Classical Ballet (Campbell)

Act 1 Dance Studio (Campbell)

Grace Dance Academy

Next Step Dance Studio Inc (Danville)

Rachel's Ballet (Fremont)

Ballet Petit (Hayward)

Valley Dance Theater (Livermore)

Bayer Ballet Academy School (Los Altos)

Cassand Ballet School and Company (Mountain View)

Pacific Ballet Academy (Mountain View)

Western Ballet (Mountain View)

Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Oakland)

Zohar Dance Company (Palo Alto)

Academy of American Ballet (Redwood City)

San Carlos School of Ballet (San Carlos)

Ballet San Jose (San Jose)

Gloria Mohr Intl. Ballet School (San Jose)

Roundhill Studios Ballet (Santa Clara)

Alonzo King's Lines Ballet (San Francisco)

City Ballet School (San Francisco)

San Francisco Ballet (San Francisco)

Shan-Yee Poon Ballet School (San Francisco)

Smuin Ballet (San Francisco)

Tutu School (San Francisco)

East Bay Dance Company (San Ramon)

Tiffany's Dance Academy

Santa Clara Ballet Company (Santa Clara)

Esprit de La Danse (Sunnyvale)

Veksler Academy of Music & Dance (Sunnyvale)

MARTIAL ARTS

Martial arts teaches self control, self discipline, and self defense.  It is a great way to teach a child to build up his/her self esteem.  It's a fun way to get your child to exercise.  


 
Martial Arts America (Castro Valley)

T Kane's Kung Fu Karate (Castro Valley)

Shaolin Kung Fu International Inc (Cupertino)

All American Black Belt Academy (Dublin)

Dublin Sky Martial Arts (Dublin)

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Dublin)

Karate For Kids (Dublin)

United Studios of Self Defense (Dublin)


Cruz International Martial Art (Hayward)

Kenpo Go Shin Jitsu School Of Karate (Hayward)

Sam Montgomery Tae Kwon Do (Hayward)

U S Karate School of the Arts (Hayward)

Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers (Pleasanton)

Jue's Taekwon Do (Pleasanton)

Kicks USA Martial Arts Center (Pleasanton)

Martial Arts America (Pleasanton)

Beliso Karate School (San Francisco)

Hwa Rang Kwan Martial Arts Center (San Francisco)

Kaikan Dojo (San Francisco)

Karate One Kids (San Francisco)

One Martial Arts (San Francisco)

San Francisco Aikikai (San Francisco)

United Studios of Self Defense (San Francisco)

Zanshin Martial Arts Centers (San Francisco)

Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy (Santa Clara)

Kodai No Bushido Dojo (Santa Clara)

American Kickboxing Academy (Sunnyvale)

America's Best Karate (Sunnyvale)

Cupertino Judo Club (Sunnyvale)

Tiger Martial Arts (Sunnyvale)

TG Taekwondo (Sunnyvale)

U S Tae-Kwon-Do Academy (Sunnyvale)

West Coast Martial Arts (Sunnyvale)





 

MUSIC CLASSES

Music is an activity that can continue from childhood well into adulthood.  There are so many different instruments to pick from that your child is bound to find something that he/she will enjoy.  


Nathaniel Evans Voice Lessons (Emerald Hills)

Anna Poklewski Academy of Music (Fremont)

European School of Piano (Fremont)

Fremont Piano Lessons (Fremont)

Harmony & Me Music Together (Fremont)

Masako's Music Studio (Fremont)

Bay Area Academy of Music (Pleasanton)

Graham Piano Studio (Pleasanton)

Ingram & Brauns Musik Shoppe (Pleasanton)

Where Music Begins (Pleasanton)

Peninsula Youth Orchestra (Redwood City)

Peter Booras Drum Set Instruction (Redwood City)

Mo Music (Redwood City)

Music School (Sunnyvale)

Sunnyvale School for Guitar (Sunnyvale)

Veksler Academy of Music & Dance (Sunnyvale)

 

ACTING CLASSES

Acting is a great way for children to build self esteem and gain experience in public speaking.  It teaches effective communication skills.



Star Struck Children's Theatre (Fremont)

Bay Area Children's Theatre (Oakland)

Young Performers Theatre (San Francisco)
 








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