For some real free fun, head to these concrete slides. And use the cardboard that’s left behind. It’s a steep climb, so wear proper clothing and shoes (no skirts, dresses and sandals). Then sit on your board and slide on down. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and closed on Mondays.
Rent a boat with your little ones and enjoy the sight of turtles and ducks as they go swimming by. You have a choice of a paddle or pedal boat and each rents by the hour. There is a cafe with snacks, but it’s great to bring your own.
This organ is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the Bay. It’s made of 25 pipes located at various elevations to meet the tide levels. Sound is created when waves hit and water moves around the pipe ends. Be patient and listen very closely. It’s best to visit during high tide.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
An innovative, mostly outdoors museum for kids with an unbeatable location right under the Sausalito side of the Golden Gate Bridge. They have fun exhibits, events, classes and camps designed to transform the way children learn as they play. The playground here is a hit. You can bring your own snacks.
The zoo is home to over 2000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals. It’s an opportunity to get close to animals from all parts of the world with the hope that the interaction here leads to conservation action for wildlife everywhere. They offer camps and classes for children of all ages.