Fun For Kids In The San Francisco Bay Area
Lots of neat things for kids to do. They"ll particularly enjoy the Steam Trains, Merry Go Round, and Zoo in Tilden Park, watching the dogs run free at Pt. Isabel, seeing people fish on the Berkeley Pier, playing in the discovery park on the Marina, or learn to drive at the Golden Gate Fields parking lot.

The California State Railroad Museum (CSRR) in Sacramento is a must see. It's a wonderful museum, with great exhibits. Be sure to see the huge Southern Pacific cab forward. It was designed so that the engineers wouldn't be "smoked out" when operating in the sierra tunnels. For a special treat, take Amtrak from Emeryville or Jack London Square (or connect in Richmond via BART) to Sacramento. It takes you past the Mothball Fleet in Suisun Bay, and the station is only a few blocks from the museum.

Enjoy yourself! Let us know what other sites your kids enjoy!

CSRR Cab Forward

SP Cab Forward (Ira is 6'3")

Referral Services and Newspapers
Neighborhood Moms P.O. Box 8597 Berkeley 94707 510-527-6667
Bananas Child Care/Referral Service 5232 Claremont Ave Oakland 94618 510-658-0381
Parents Press 1454 6th St Berkeley 94710 800-994-KIDS
Children's Advocate Newsmagazine 1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Oakland 94612 510-444-7136
Science & Natural History Museums For Kids Of All Ages
Exploratorium Marina & Lyon San Francisco 94115 415-561-0360
California Academy Of Sciences/Morrison Planetarium Golden Gate Park San Francisco 94118 415-221-5100
Randall Museum 199 Museum Way San Francisco 94114 415-554-9600
Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St Oakland 94607 510-238-3401
Chabot Observatory & Science Center 4917 Mountain Blvd Oakland 94619 510-530-3480
Hall of Health 2230 Shattuck Ave Berkeley 94704 510-549-1564
Lawrence Hall Of Science Centennial Dr Berkeley 94720 510-642-1057
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Park & Naglee Ave San Jose 95113 408-947-3636
Bay Area Discovery Museum Fort Baker Sausalito 94966 415-487-4398
The Essig Museum of Entomology 201 Wellman Hall #3112 UC Berkeley Berkeley 510-643-0804
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Monterey Bay Aquarium 886 Cannery Row Monterey 93940 408-648-4888
Places To Go
Childrens Fairyland Grand Av & Bellevue Ave Oakland 94604 510-238-6876
Emery Bay Ball Room 5800 Shellmound St Emeryville 94608 510-652-9300
Berkeley Iceland 2727 Milvia St Berkeley 94703 510-843-8800
The Bone Room 1569 Solano Berkeley 94707 510-526-5252
Berkeley Marina Houseboats Berkeley Marina Berkeley 94710
Pt. Isabel Dogs Run Free!
Richmond 94804
Renaissance Pleasure Faire 1410 Hwy 37 Novato 94948 800-52-FAIRE
Winchester Mystery House 525 S Winchester Blvd San Jose 95128 408-247-1313
Marine World/Africa USA 2001 Marine World Pky Vallejo 94589 707-556-5200
Mountain View Cemetery & Columbarium 5000 Piedmont Ave Oakland 94611 510-658-2588
Santa Cruz Boardwalk 400 Beach St Santa Cruz 95060 408-426-7433
Berkeley Marina Discovery Park Berkeley Marina Berkeley 94710
Slide - Bolte Parke @ Spruce

Slide - Codornices Park

Slides - Spruce Park

Tilden-Pet Zoo Tilden Parke Berkeley

Kid Friendly Restaurants
Cafe Crayon 1309 Solano Ave Albany 94706 510-527-4475
Emery Bay Public Market 5800 Shellmound St Emeryville 94608 510-652-9300
Kensington Circus 389 Colusa Ave Kensington 94707 510-524-8814
Railroad Museums, Diesel & Steam Trains
California State Railroad Museum 111 I St Sacramento 95814 916-448-4466
Trains-Jack London Square
Oakland 94607
Niles Canyon Railway 5550 Niles Canyon Rd Sunol 94586 510-862-0425
Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad Graham Hill Rd Felton 95018 408-335-4400
Tilden-Steam Train Tilden Park-Grizzly Peak Berkeley

San Francisco Zoo Sloat Blvd at Pacific Ocean San Francisco 94122 415-753-7061
Oakland Zoo 9777 Golf Links Rd Oakland 94605 510-632-9523
School Profile Report

KidCom -Internet & New Media Technology For Children

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