Family Attractions in Oakland
For fun filled family attractions, our kid-friendly list will lead you to Oakland's best destinations. Spend time at the zoo, race to the moon, and let the good times roll! Get ready to plan a day that will make memories that last a lifetime.
Kids go wild at the Oakland Zoo! Especially when nose to nose with a giraffe, paw to paw with a tiger, singing with the birds, and hanging with the monkeys. Enjoy a fun day exploring the attractions at a wild kingdom that sprawls across more than one hundred wild acres of natural habitat, home to over 440 native and exotic animals.
Life is a fairytale at Children's Fairyland. The 10-acre park rests on the scenic shores of Lake Merritt and is a children's imaginative playground dotted with giant whimsical storybook sets, fun amusement rides and attractions, funny puppet shows, and magical entertainment for hours of fun for the whole family.
Reach for the stars at the Chabot Space and Science Center. The 86,000-square-foot learning and teaching center places focus on astronomy and space sciences. Spend a family fun, scientific day exploring the center's many interactive space and science exhibitions and attractions like the star dropping planetarium, and giant screen movie MegaDome!
Let the good times roll at Manor Bowl. Bring the family to rent a pair of shoes, select a colorful bowling ball and spend time bowling strikes at the family-owned and operated bowling alley. State-of-the-art technology and thirty lanes host hours of bowling fun for the whole family at this attraction.
Families love to chill at the Oakland Ice Center. Slide into some family fun together at the indoor ice rink that sports year round public skating, hockey lessons, and free style figure skating classes. Enjoy fun on the ice, eating rink side, and watching the rink Sharks play hockey.
Take the family to see a play at the Bay Area Children's Theatre, Oakland's family entertainment attraction. Watch fairytale favorites and classic children's stories come to life on stage. Professional adult actors bring these storybook plays center stage to educate and engage families while exploring and enjoying entertaining theater arts.