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.
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
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)
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
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