Great Bay Area Places to Take Your Kids in the Winter

Great Bay Area Places to Take Your Kids in the Winter

Here are few great places in the Bay Area to take your kids in the winter months that are sure to create lifetime memories.

The Oakland Zoo:

I know what you’re thinking, “Why would I go to the zoo in the winter?” but the Oakland zoo has a great zoo light exhibit in the winter. It’s not the typical a Christmas light show but it’s a great place to take the kids for a fun night out.  Also Santa will be there so you can kill two birds with one stone and skip the trip to the mall. This year the show runs nightly from November 30th to December 31st.

Cost for non-members: $6.00 per child / $8.00 per adult.

Oakland Ice Center:

If you want to get your kids moving again the Oakland Ice Center is the place to go.  They also offer skating lessons for both kids and adults. If you’re not into skating, you can also come to see the San Jose Sharks practice

Cost: $7.75 per child/ $9.25 per adult for admission and $4.00 each for skate rental

Chabot Space & Science Center:

The Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland offers many exhibits planetarium shows and displays that help explain the mysteries of the universe.  Our favorite feature is the giant telescope!

Cost: $11.95 per children/ $15.95 per adult

The Lawrence Hall of Science:

Located in Berkeley the Lawrence Hall of Science offers hands on science exhibits to kids of all ages and I mean all ages.  They feature science, animal, earth and space, as well as building and design exhibits. Trust me, there are hours of fun packed in to this building.

Cost: $12.00 adults (ages 19–61)/ $9.00 students/seniors/disabled (ages 7–18; 62-plus)/ $6.00 children (ages three to six; children under three are admitted free).


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