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    5 Kid-Friendly Activities Around Bay Area Silicon Valley

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    Are you planning a family trip to Silicon Valley? The Bay Area has plenty of activities perfect for kids of all ages. From museums to outdoor adventures, you’ll find something to keep your little ones entertained. 

    In this article, we’ll take you on a tour of the five best kid-friendly activities around the Bay Area. Get ready to explore the great outdoors, discover new cultures, and have serious fun. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, these activities are sure to make your family vacation a memorable one. 

    So, grab your kids, and let’s get started on this adventure together!

    5 Kid-Friendly Activities Around Bay Area Silicon Valley

    1. Monterey Bay Aquarium

    monterey bay aquarium

    What locals popularly call a peak into marine life is located at the edges of the Pacific ocean. The aquarium’s mission is to inspire the conservation of the ocean and its inhabitants, and it achieves this through a combination of innovative exhibits, engaging displays, and immersive experiences. 

    The aquarium is home to over 35,000 animals and plants from over 550 species, including sea otters, penguins, sharks, and jellyfish. It also features interactive exhibits that allow visitors to touch and learn about marine life up close

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    Ticket Prices: It is entirely free for kids below 4 years of age, while kids between 5-12 years are charged $44.95 and adults $59.95

    Stroller and Wagon friendliness: This aquarium permits strollers and wagons apart from a few areas, such as the aviary and the sea otter show

    2. Golden Gate Park

    golden gate park

    An ideal place to spend a day with your little ones or book a stay for a leisurely weekend. Spanning over 1,000 acres, it’s one of the largest urban parks in the world and offers a plethora of attractions for visitors of all ages and interests. 

    From beautiful gardens and lakes to museums, playgrounds, and sports facilities, Golden Gate Park has something for everyone. The park is also home to iconic landmarks such as the de Young Museum, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the California Academy of Sciences.

    Ticket Prices: While some spots in the park are free, a ticket starting at $637 per person is the basic price for paid activities.

    Stroller and Wagon friendliness: Spanning a huge area of 1,017 acres, it can be hectic for the kids to walk the entire hike. However, its smooth terrain allows the kids to stretch their legs in strollers or wagons.

    3. Children’s Discovery Museum Of San Jose

    children’s discovery museum of san jose

    Get your children in touch with the cultural heritage by visiting this award-winning museum exhibiting knowledge related to science, humanity, performing arts, and physical and psychological fitness. This place offers a unique combination of learning with fun while unboxing several knowledge areas for young humans. 

    Children can learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math through the Discovery Market, the Art Loft, and the Waterways exhibit. The museum also offers a range of educational programs, including workshops, camps, and field trips.

    Ticket Prices: Members are offered free entry, and non-members are charged a flat $15 fee equally for kids and adults.

    Stroller and Wagon friendliness: Strollers only for kids who are unable to walk are allowed within the premises

    4. The Tech Interactive

    tech interactive

    Silicon Valley is the land of tech startups and unicorns. Why should kids be left behind in this learning? Tech Interactive is one such place in downtown San Jose, offering practical implementation activities for coding and designing challenges. 

    The museum’s mission is to inspire and engage visitors in the wonders of technology and science and to encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields. 

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    The museum features exhibits that cover a wide range of topics, from robotics and artificial intelligence to renewable energy and biotechnology. The major draw of the museum is the programs and workshops designed to help students and teachers learn about emerging technologies and their potential applications.

    Ticket Prices: Tech enthusiasts can experience the future of silicon valley by paying a fee of $27 for their visit.

    Stroller and Wagon friendliness: Strollers and wagons can be conveniently taken within the center during the visit if the kids might need them.

    5. San Francisco Zoo

    san francisco zoo

    Heaven for animal lovers, this place has more than 2000 species of endangered, rescued, and rare species, such as the snow leopard, western lowland gorilla, and African penguin.  Young visitors can enjoy being close to lemurs, grizzly bears, penguins, and many more inhabitants. 

    Located against the pacific ocean, this place also offers natural beauty. The zoo also features immersive exhibits such as the African Savanna, which recreates the grasslands of Africa, and the new Pacific Rim exhibit, which features animals from the Pacific Ocean.

    Ticket Prices: Children under 2 years are allowed free, and a ticket of $18 and $20 for kids between 2-11 and adults, respectively.

    Stroller and Wagon friendliness: Only rented Strollers and wagons can be taken inside the zoo at a fee of $15-18 charged daily

    Conclusion

    Whether you’re looking for an educational experience, an outdoor adventure, or a fun day out, the Bay Area around Silicon Valley offers many engaging activities for families with kids. 

    So, if you’re planning a family trip to Silicon Valley, add these five kid-friendly activities to your itinerary. You won’t regret it!

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    Sin Hari
    Sin Hari
    5 months ago

    I am concerned if San Jose is family friendly?

    William
    William
    5 months ago
    Reply to  Sin Hari

    While San Jose resides in Silicon Valley, it’s not solely dominated by tech discussions. The city offers more than just technology, boasting fantastic weather and a plethora of museums, parks, and other family-friendly attractions. Families visiting the area have a variety of activities to enjoy.

    Romona
    Romona
    5 months ago

     I’ve heard that San Francisco is safer than San Jose, is it true?

    Oliver
    Oliver
    5 months ago
    Reply to  Romona

    According to the report San Francisco experiences a crime rate that is 116% higher than that of San Jose.

    Eric
    Eric
    5 months ago
    Reply to  Romona

    The cost of living in San Jose, CA surpasses the state average by 5% and the national average by 49%. Housing expenses in San Jose, CA are notably higher, standing at 142% above the U.S. average, while utilities are approximately 24% more expensive.

    Jasminee
    Jasminee
    5 months ago

    My friends living in San Jose say that it is expensive, any say in this?

    hnry
    hnry
    5 months ago

     I am interested in something educational and tech-focused for my son.

    Charle
    Charle
    4 months ago
    Reply to  hnry

    Silicon Valley thrives on innovation.
    The Tech Interactive (San Jose): Hands-on exhibits on technology, science, and space exploration.Computer History Museum (Mountain View): Explore the evolution of computers and technology.NASA Ames Visitor Center (Moffett Field): Learn about space exploration and see real spacecraft models.

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