Curves: Wave Workshop, Bay Area Discovery Museum

Photos from the Wave Workshop at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito.  My son loves this exhibit.  Kids can create boats from the foam geometric shapes, turn on the fan (wind), and find out how their boats perform on the water.  My son will refine and tweak his boat over and over in an attempt to design a boat that will float down the … Continue reading Curves: Wave Workshop, Bay Area Discovery Museum

Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center, located in Santa Cruz on the bluffs above the Monterey Bay, is a true gem.  Don’t expect the grandeur of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but be prepared for a smaller, quieter, more intimate experience here.  The location is phenomenal.  On a clear day, the views can’t be beat. Inside the center, children will actually have time to experience the touch … Continue reading Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz

Simple Summer Fun: Swim!

I associate summer with water. My childhood summer days were spent mostly in the pool, splashing around with friends, jumping repeatedly from the diving board, or doing laps during swim team practice. Later, as an adult, my vision of summertime has continued to revolve around water, changing form depending upon where I was living at the time.  As an older teenager in Sacramento, days off … Continue reading Simple Summer Fun: Swim!

Ten Fun East Bay Parks with Free Water Play Features

The weather is warming up, so  it’s time to find fun outdoor activities for the kids that incorporate water play.  Kids love to play in water… any kind of water!  The play areas I’ve included in this list are all free and are located within local community parks.  If the features aren’t already on in the park near you, they will be beginning this Memorial … Continue reading Ten Fun East Bay Parks with Free Water Play Features