The East Bay is home to oodles of families, so it’s no wonder some of the very coolest museums for children are there, too. We’ve rounded up some of the best, from a center focused on video game creation to a bird lovers paradise to a spot for little scientists to put on their thinking caps. Click through to find out where little learners love to play in the East Bay.

Oakland Museum of California

The museum brings together art, history and natural sciences. Interactive exhibits lets little ones bring history to life and create a vision for the future.

1000 Oak St.
Oakland, Ca
510-238-2200
Hours: Weds. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $15/Adults, $10/Youth ages 9-17, Free/Under 8
Online: museumca.org

Image Courtesy: Oakland Museum of California

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What are your  favorite East Bay museums for the family?

—Melissa Bouse