Self Guided Tours and Itineraries
City Center area
There is something about a giraffe that brings out the child in everyone. Start the day with coffee at the Oakland Zoo, which has 345 native and exotic animals of 114 species. Shhhh! Don't tell the kids the trip to Chabot Space & Science Center will be educational. They will be thrilled by the hands-on displays and special exhibits. Then head down the hill for activities tailored to children of different ages and interests. Budding artists will enjoy The Museum of Children's Art, which offers art classes and rotating exhibits of art created by children. Young children and their parents will be charmed by Children's Fairyland, a three-dimensional fantasy world where popular nursery rhymes come to life. Older kids will flip for authentic flying trapeze and trampoline lessons at Trapezearts, a circus school. On summer nights, the whole family will enjoy a pre-theatre picnic and a musical at the Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park.
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