Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around San Francisco
Best Places for Kids in the San Francisco region!
The best places to take kids in San Francisco, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in San Francisco! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Aquarium of the Bay
Children's Creativity Museum
We believe that creative expression, innovation, and critical thinking are core to fostering the next generation.
The Walt Disney Family Museum
Through interactive galleries featuring cartoons, artifacts, movies, music, a spectacular model of Disneyland and Walt's own narration, come be inspired by the story of the legendary man who raised animation to an art, passionately explored innovation, and created a distinctly American legacy.
From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39.
Little Oceanauts is the newest indoor playground and party venue for parents and their children to learn, socialize and have fun!
Cartoon Art Museum
San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum collects, preserves and displays original cartoon art in all its forms since 1984.
Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center
Skyline Ranch is located in the Oakland Hills – just east of San Francisco Bay – and is home to the Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center.
San Francisco Zoo
The mission of the San Francisco Zoo is to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action.
The Rabbit Hole Children's Theater
The Rabbit Hole Children's Theater! Cultivating creativity and imagination through theater! We offer classes, camp, parties, productions!
The Exploratorium is a museum, a professional development home for teachers, and a global exhibit-design trailblazer with a mission to transform learning worldwide.
San Francisco Gymnastics
San Francisco Gymnastics provides recreational classes for children ages 1- 18.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Fun, hands-on STEM and Art experiences that develop 21st century skills for children 0-10.
Seymour Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is dedicated to educating people about the role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the world’s oceans.
A high quality indoor playground for generations of children to help them with their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.
La Petite Cuillère
La Petite Cullière is an after school cooking program for your little chef. We love teaching children and love teaching them how to cook delicious international dishes with a healthy helping of fun mixed in.
Art School of SF Bay
Art classes for kids and adults in San Francisco, Mountain View and San Jose.
California Academy of Sciences
An aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—all under one Living Roof.
Children’s Fairyland is America’s first storybook theme park. Ever since we opened in 1950, we’ve been a magical place for young children to create, imagine, play, and learn.
Han Martial Arts
Han Martial Arts is located in the Montclair area of Oakland, and is open to the public. Led by Master Jiwhan Han (2000 Olympian), we are a family-focused school where children, teens and adults can learn martial arts in a safe and fun environment.
The Coop SF- CLOSED
The Bay Area's premier modern kid's party and play space. Made for kids, designed for you.