Spring-Summer Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:30-12:30
Friday - Saturday 9:30-4:30

Adults FREE on Tuesdays!

Monday, May 27 Memorial Day
Sundays (April - September)

(available for rental)

Special Events

Sponsored by:
Puppet Show - The Goose Who Was Not Afraid
Free with advance museum admission; Members free with registration
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 - 10:00
Giant Puppets Save the World presents a puppet show about "The Little Goose Who Was Not Afraid," featuring a fearless goose that never listened to her parents... and got lost! Will her friends find her? We'll find out! (Recommended ages 2-5 yrs)  
REGISTER / Advance Admission Tickets Here

Grant funded by:

Playdate for Children with Special Needs
Free with registration
Sunday, May 19, 10:00 - 1:00
An afternoon of fun exclusively for children with special needs and their families. Siblings, extended family and therapists welcome too. Come play with our hands-on exhibits, create seasonal works of art in the Art Studio. Enjoy learning, socialization and family bonding time in a safe, accessible and fun environment. More info
Parents' Night Out!
Friday, May 24, 5:30 - 9:30
Cost: $44 per child / $34 additional sibling
Enjoy a date night out! Supervised museum art and play time for 2-7 years olds. Cheese pizza included. Register on Eventbrite
More Info

Grant funded by:
Foster Family Fun Day
Free with registration
Sunday, May 26, 2:00 - 5:00
A FREE afternoon of play and bonding for foster, kinship and adoptive families. This is an opportunity to enjoy the Museum after hours. Spend time together as a family and make new friends! This event is meant for families with foster, kinship and/or adoptive children ages 0-5, but everyone in the family is welcome to come play! More info
National Composting Day
Wednesday, May 29, 10:30-11:30
Come see (and hear) live earthworms munching away on food scraps and turning them into soil. Learn how you can start a worm factory of your own!
More Info
New Exhibit News
The Fire Engine is Back!
Our little heroes can put on costumes and drive the fire truck to put out fires! Imaginative play builds self-confidence.

Point out the firefighting equipment that firefighters wear using our wall poster. Familiarity means kids are less afraid when they see a real firefighter!
Veterinary Clinic Exhibit
We're giving away all the books in the Family Resource Library - please take any you can use or share! This will help make way for our beloved Vet Clinic. To make a donation of new stuffed animals or comfortable "waiting room" seating for grownups to relax or nurse a baby, please click here.
Weekly Summer Camps 
Perfect for 3 & 4 year-olds

Summer Camp
9:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday
June 10 - August 30

Summer camp is filling up fast! Camps each week have tried and true themes like Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes. Camps introduce new concepts to 3-5 year olds through open-ended play and exploration, hands-on science activities, cooking and art projects. Camps are limited to 12 campers and take place in the classroom annex, with Museum visits in the afternoons. Curbside drop-off and pick-up service available.
More Info

Featured Summer Camp
Construction Zone
June 24 - 28 & August 26 - 30

Get ready to dig, mix and build! Campers will create whole cities of buildings and roads with construction blocks, diggers, front-loaders, and bulldozers! Dress up in safety clothes and use tools. Mix “cement” and make 3D sculptures. 
Questions? Contact Jennifer: 
510-647-1111 ×14
Weekly Events

Jamaroo Wednesdays
FREE with admission
10:30 - 11:00
Jamaroo Kids teacher, Kelty, will get those wiggles out while helping little kids develop coordination, strength, balance, flexibility, and self-esteem.


Pizza Fridays

11:30 -12:30
Easy peasy pizza lunch gives you more time to play! The pizza comes in kid-size slices that are $1.50 each. Parents are welcome to fill up on kid slices too.

The Art of Reuse Fridays

FREE with admission
10:00 - 2:00 
Let your imagination go wild! The Recycled Materials Art Cart holds industry cast-offs, and both unusual and household items that would otherwise be destined for the dump. Come give these objects a new life by creating art! Sponsored by.

STEM Saturdays
FREE with admission
2:30 - 4:30 

Static electricity is fascinating to kids (and grownups)!  Experiment making butterfly wings fly with the invisible power of electricity. 
Art At Home
Salt Dough Magnets
Have sensory fun mixing simple pantry ingredients! Kids and grownups work together to make colorful salt dough magnets. Glue on a magnet and hang these on your fridge for a daily reminder of family love and togetherness. 
Try it!

Presented with funds from the Alameda County Art Commission.
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