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What's Open

As the Bay Area re-opens there are more opportunities for your family to enjoy activities outside your home. Outdoor spaces, including parks, gardens, and trails, are generally open and many cities have closed key streets for bicycling or outdoor dining.

Below are family-oriented destinations that are now open and we look forward to adding more options in the following weeks. Many require advance registrations, so be sure to check their websites for details when planning your visit.

Children’s Museums Bay Area Discovery Museum – Sausalito Indoor and outdoor exhibits are now open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Capacity is limited and advanced tickets are required.

CuriOdyssey – San Mateo CuriOdyssey’s outdoor zoo and outdoor exhibits are now open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm with reserved ticketing only.

Children’s Discovery Museum – San Jose (reopening March 5) Bill’s Backyard open to the general public with two play sessions with limited capacity.

Other Museums

  • Oakland Aviation Museum – Oakland

  • Hiller Aviation Museum – San Carlos (reopening March 6)

  • Pacific Coast Aviation Museum – Santa Rosa

  • USS Hornet – Alameda

Amusement Parks & Entertainment Centers

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk – Santa Cruz

  • Marine World Experience – Vallejo

  • Roaring Camp – Felton

  • Niles Canyon Railway – Fremont (reopening March 13)

  • Scandia Family Fun Center – Fairfield

  • Children’s Fairyland – Oakland (reopening March 19)

  • Stagecoach Greens – San Francisco

  • Golf Land – San Jose, Sunnyvale, Castro Valley, Milpitas

  • McInnis Mini-Golf – San Rafael

Drive-In Movies

  • West Wind Drive-In Movies – Concord and San Jose

  • Fort Mason Flix – San Francisco

  • Santa Cruz Boardwalk – Santa Cruz

  • Lark Drive-In – Corte Madera (opening March 18)

Movie Theaters

  • AMC Theaters – some locations now open

  • Century Theaters – some locations now open

Zoos & Farms

  • San Francisco Zoo – San Francisco

  • Oakland Zoo – Oakland

  • Happy Hollow – San Jose

  • Hidden Villa – Los Altos Hills

  • Lemos Farm – Half Moon Bay

  • Slide Ranch – Muir Beach

  • Ardenwood Historic Farm – Fremont

  • Safari West – Santa Rosa

Gardens

  • San Francisco Botanical Gardens – San Francisco

  • Filoli Gardens – Woodside

  • UC Botanical Garden – Berkeley

  • Botanic Garden at Tilden Regional Park – Berkeley

  • Villa Montalvo – Saratoga

  • The Gardens at Heather Farm – Walnut Creek

  • Ruth Bancroft Garden – Walnut Creek

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