September 30, 2005

Family Time: Bay Area Day Trips

Have you ever been to these great SF Bay Area family spots?


Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo: Two attractions in one: the museum features permanent as well as rotating fun learning activities, mostly geared toward toddlers; the zoo has a very comfortable and intimate feel to it, and has a few animals that you do not see at most other zoos, including a 500-gallon shark exhibit and a beautiful, happy-looking raccoon.

Sulphur Creek Nature Center (Hayward): It’s a bit of wilderness tucked into the Hayward hills, and is an animal rehabilitation & education site. Sulphur Creek is the kind of place where you can pack a picnic and eat at a table under the trees, take a hike, and see a variety of local wildlife. They have a variety of fun programs going on year-round, including October's “UnHaunted House.” Try this site for information on Sulphur Creek:

Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland):
Exploratorium (San Francisco):
Junior Center of Art & Science (Oakland):
Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley):
The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose):

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