Activities in Berkeley

Impact Theatre's "The Dragon Play" for Two with Souvenir Glasses on November 13–December 14 (Up to 44% Off)

The Dragon Play

La Val's Subterranean

Live_logo

This darkly whimsical tale weaves together stories about a struggling married couple and a boy in love with a 300-year-old dragon girl

$63 $35

View Deal

5 or 10 Drop-In Reformer Pilates, TRX, or Yoga Classes at Vibe Studio (Up to 70% Off)

Vibe Studio

Berkeley

Variety of reformer Pilate, yoga flow, and TRX classes offer plenty of workout styles that strengthen and lengthen the muscles

$125 $40

View Deal

$5 Buys You a Coupon for A Body Blast Class For Only $10 And 23% Off Of 4 Additional Classes at Training By Shola

Training By Shola

Elmwood

For $5, receive a coupon for fitness class

$5

View Deal

One or Three 60-Minute Private Yoga Sessions at Satya Bodyworks (Up to 61% Off)

Satya Bodyworks

Elmwood

Custom yoga poses and stretches strengthen the body and relax the mind

$75 $30

View Deal

$25 for a One-Month Gym Membership at Anytime Fitness ($64 Value)

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Get in shape at the 24/7 gym

$64 $25

View Deal

$169 for a Day Sailing Cruise for Two from SailNOW ($390 Value)

SailNOW

North Bay

Expert skipper certified by US Sailing and ASA leads scenic day cruises around the bay

$390 $169

View Deal

Health Consultation with 8 or 16 Oxygen Therapy Sessions at Breathe Health Center and Services (Up to 79% Off)

Breathe Health Center and Services

Berkeley

Regular sessions of oxygen therapy infuse bodies with this vital element, helping to sustain life and heal

$415 $90

View Deal

$19 for 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Groove Yoga ($150 Value)

Groove Yoga

Berkeley

Instructors lead over 40 heated and non-heated yoga classes each week, open to all experience and ability levels

$150 $19

View Deal

1 Month of Unlimited WingChun Self-Defense Classes for 1, 2 at International Academy of WingChun (Up to 81% Off)

International Academy of WingChun

Multiple Locations

WingChun self-defense classes teach a system of strategies for overcoming an assailant, all while heightening physical fitness and awareness

$117 $25

View Deal

$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at YogaKula ($110 Value)

YogaKula

North Berkeley

Studio that incorporates a spa offers yoga classes with poses for beginners and those in need of a challenge

$110 $39

View Deal

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Vara Healing Arts (Up to 71% Off)

Vara Healing Arts

Albany

Eight different yoga classes focus on calming the mind and strengthening the body through various styles of movement

$105 $39.50

View Deal

$18 for Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two at Albany Bowl (Up to $30 Value)

Albany Bowl

Albany

36 gleaming lanes invite duos to bowl strikes then strike poses in rented shoes

$30 $18

View Deal

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Jameson Cassidy Personal Training (65% Off)

Jameson Cassidy Personal Training

Emeryville

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$240 $84

View Deal

One or Three Pottery Classes at Play With Clay (50% Off)

Play With Clay

Emeryville

Pottery classes teach students of all ages and skill levels how to turn lumps of shapeless clay into exquisite decorative stoneware

$30 $15

View Deal

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from famous physique (65% Off)

Famous Physique

Emeryville

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$300 $105

View Deal

Badminton Session for Two or Four with Racket Rentals at Eastbay Badminton Association (Up to 58% Off)

Eastbay Badminton Association

Emeryville

Players serve and volley shuttlecocks on professional Robbins Flooring Systems courts with 11 millimeters of padding

$46 $22

View Deal

Six Training Sessions from Akoteu Fitness (45% Off)

Akoteu Fitness

Emeryville

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$600 $330

View Deal

$599 for a Two-Hour Yacht Charter for Up to Six with America Cup Charters (Up to $1,008 Value)

America Cup Charters

Multiple Locations

Chartered ride aboard one of three luxurious yachts, including a 38-foot ocean-class catamaran

$1,008 $599

View Deal

10 or 20 90-Minute Hot Yoga Classes at El Cerrito Yoga (Up to 85% Off)

El Cerrito Yoga

El Cerrito

Studio features new floor system with recycled cork underlay and waterproof, slip-resistant, antimicrobial covering

$120 $23

View Deal

$17 for One-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Classes at Curves ($153 Value)

Curves

Multiple Locations

Curves workouts from Jillian Michaels are designed for women of all ages and help kick start weight loss in 30 minutes a day

$153 $17

View Deal

Three or Five Indoor Rock-Climbing and Fitness Visits at Bridges Rock Gym (Up to 74% Off)

Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

Scale rocks, kickbox, or flex muscles during yoga classes at this comprehensive climbing gym

$93 $26

View Deal

$69 for a Three-Hour Cheese-Making Class with Wine at FARMcurious ($125 Value)

FARMcurious

Oakland

Instructor covers how to make mozzarella, burrata, and chevre cheese while discussing the art of cheese-making and sampling wine

$125 $69

View Deal

$5 Buys You a Coupon for Buy 1 Class And Get 1 Free. Hatha Flow/Prenatal/Mom&Baby Yoga at Amelia's Yoga

Amelia's Yoga

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for yoga

$5

View Deal

$5 Buys You a Coupon for $30 Off Membership For New Members at Rocha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Rocha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for $30 off membership for new members

$30 $5

View Deal

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 30% Off $100 Group Training ($70) For New Customers at Lightnings Boxing Club

Lightnings Boxing Club

East Peralta

For $5, receive a coupon for 30% off $100 group training ($70) for new customers

$30 $5

View Deal

$25 for 10 Classes at Bikram Yoga College of India (Up to $100 Value)

Bikram Yoga College of India

Grand Lake

Bikram Choudhury protégé leads 90-minute yoga classes that explore 26 postures in heated room

$100 $25

View Deal

One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

View Deal

"Funny Fun" Standup for Two or Four at Club 21 Through February 28, 2015 (Up to 55% Off)

"Funny Fun"

Club 21

Live_logo

Comedian Dan Mires fills Thursday nights with headlining standups including David Gborie, Ngaio Bealum, and Kirk McHenry

$20 $10

View Deal

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Lake Chabot Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Lake Chabot Golf Course

Chabot Park

Challenging 18-hole course gives golfers all they can handle—including gorgeous views of San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Bridge

$110 $59

View Deal

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

View Deal

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Trans4mation Fitness (Up to 60% Off)

Trans4mation Fitness

Coliseum North

A certified personal trainer helps create individualized workouts and nutrition plans customized to meet clients’ goals

$80 $39

View Deal

Bay Area Dinner Show Magic and Variety Performance for One or Two (Up to 47% Off)

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

$100 $55

View Deal

10- or 20- Class Pass or Three Private Training Sessions at Boxing for Health (Up to 80% Off)

Boxing for Health

Oakland

Boxing coaches teach footwork, combinations, and punches in a gym with a regulation sized ring and 14 heavy bags

$125 $29

View Deal

4, 6, or 12 Weeks of Unlimited Weekend Boot-Camp Classes at Anywhere Trainers (Up to 93% Off)

Anywhere Trainers

Oakland

Challenging 60-minute boot-camp classes take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings and improve core strength, balance, and agility

$232 $29

View Deal

$70 for $200 Worth of Tennis Lessons — Jensen Redondo Tennis Academy

Jensen Redondo Tennis Academy

Oakland

From the merchant: Red Ball Academy for children ages 10 and under; meets Mondays or Fridays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

$200 $70

View Deal

Movie for Two with Popcorn and Beer or Wine at The New Parkway Theater (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

The New Parkway Theater

Uptown

Viewers recline on cozy couches and love seats while enjoying popcorn, craft beer, and local wine while watching movies on the big screen

$29 $15

View Deal

6-Week Outdoor Boot Camp from FitFEAN

Fitfean

Oakland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $21

View Deal

10 or 20 Adult Martial-Arts Classes, Including Registration at Bay Area Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Bay Area Martial Arts

Grand Lake

Students learn kung fu moves and train with rattan sticks during self-defense martial arts classes

$220 $24

View Deal

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes from Luke Training Conditioning (Up to 60% Off)

Luke Training Conditioning

Oakland

Intense boot-camp classes keep exercisers engaged by mixing it up with team games and a sense of humor

$120 $49

View Deal

$59 for a One-Month Gym Membership and Two Personal-Training Sessions at Body Mechanix ($340 Value)

Body Mechanix

Multiple Locations

Unlimited one-month membership grants access to gym equipment and group classes; expert personal trainers offer one-one-one motivation

$340 $59

View Deal

8 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes at Kamiyo Dojo (Up to 68% Off)

Kamiyo Dojo

Oakland

Classes on traditional Japanese and Chinese martial arts teach techniques for grappling, striking, and joint locking

$120 $39

View Deal

Group Training Classes with Option of Private Training at The Perfect Sidekick (Up to 77% Off)

The Perfect Sidekick

Oakland

Small groups of eight to ten people build muscle and burn off fat in a safe space

$149 $35

View Deal

Improv Show for 2 or 10, or Two or Four Intro to Improv Drop-In Classes at Pan Theater

Pan Theater

Downtown

Enjoy off-the-cuff entertainment at an improv show or take part in fun, no-commitment classes that bolster improvisation skills

$20 $9

View Deal

$26 for $50 Worth of Snowsports — Destination 1440

Destination 1440

Destination 1440

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $26

View Deal

$15 for a One-Hour Group Tennis Lesson (All Levels) from Denton Desquitado ($30 Value)

D2 Tennis

Mills College

USPTA-certified instructor and former D1 college player teaches tennis fundamentals during lessons at Mills College

$30 $15

View Deal

$33 for One Five-Week Boxing for Health Introductory Course at Kilatainment LLC ($75 Value)

Kilatainment LLC

Grand Lake

Participants learn the boxing fundamentals and incorporate the moves into cardio and strength-building exercises

$75 $33

View Deal

$54 for $120 Groupon — Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Grand Lake

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$120 $54

View Deal

Two or Four Adult Tickets or One-Year Family Membership to Oakland Aviation Museum (50% Off)

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

$20 $10

View Deal

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

View Deal

5 or 10 Turbo Boxing Classes at Emi TKB (Up to 59% Off)

Emi TKB

Laurel

Learn non-combative kickboxing techniques from seasoned instructors while growing stronger and more flexible

$60 $26

View Deal

$94 for Flight Lesson with Ground Training and 35-Minute Flight from Oakland Flyers ($230 Value)

Oakland Flyers

Oakland

Flight lesson includes ground and flight instruction from a professional pilot and a 35-minute flying session

$230 $94

View Deal

6 or 12 Boot-Camp Classes at 30 Day-Bootcamp (Up to 88% Off)

30 Day-Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Instructors lead women-only and coed boot camps focused on fitness and self-defense

$130 $17

View Deal

5 or 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Brooklyn Academy Roots (Up to 69% Off)

Brooklyn Academy Roots

Produce and Waterfront

Yoga classes teach Vinyasa and Hatha styles to help strength, stretch, and relax bodies; Pilates classes focus on strengthening core

$65 $20

View Deal

Vegan Cooking Class for Two, or Raw Chocolate or Vegan Protein Class for One at Collard Gal (Up to 50% Off)

Collard Gal

Uptown

Learn to cook baked falafel and sun dried tomato pesto filled mushroom for dinner, or vegan brownie bites and chocolate mouse for dessert

$140 $79.25

View Deal

One or Two Months of Unlimited Lessons at U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu (Up to 73% Off)

U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu

Chinatown

Black-belt instructors train students in traditional Shaolin kung fu, with an emphasis on self-defense and self-discipline

$100 $30

View Deal

$26 for 10 Drop-In Classes at Monkey Yoga Shala ($150 Value)

Monkey Yoga Shala

Lakeshore

Yoga classes offered morning and evening

$150 $26

View Deal

Four or Eight Barrelates™, Xbarre, or Torch Classes at PHYSIQA (Up to 56% Off)

PHYSIQA

Piedmont Avenue

Barrelates™ sessions blend cardio, barre, and Pilates; Torch burns calories with interval training; and Xbarre is a combination of both

$88 $39

View Deal

Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 62% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$26 $10

View Deal

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Kinesthetic Exercise Sciences (75% Off)

Kinesthetic Exercise Sciences

Oakland

One-hour small-group boot camps burn calories and build lean muscle with high-intensity workouts

$100 $25

View Deal

$60 for $120 Worth of Boot Camp at Focused Fitness Solutions

Focused Fitness Solutions

Oakland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$120 $60

View Deal

Flight Tour from SF Air Tours (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

SF Air Tours

SF Air Tours

Enjoy views of landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Coast, Alcatraz Island, Sausalito, and Fisherman’s Warf day or night

$229 $115

View Deal

One-Month Gym Membership or 5 or 10 Classes at FLEX (Up to 66% Off)

FLEX

Piedmont Avenue

Well-rounded gym offers everything from yoga and boot camp classes to separate areas stocked with free weights and cardio equipment

$48.95 $24

View Deal

Open-Studio Admission, Art Party, or Facility Rental at The Museum of Children's Arts (Up to 36% Off)

The Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)

The Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)

Children experiment with mixed media during open studio or create a themed project during parties; 1,000-sq.-ft. space for memorable events

$14 $9

View Deal

One or Two Months of Saturday Boxing Boot Camp Classes at Phight Club (Up to 60% Off)

Phight Club

Oakland

Get in shape while learning how to box under expert coaches at gym renowned for producing professional fighters

$40 $18

View Deal

Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

$120 $44

View Deal

$40 for $160 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Anouphab Mud Muay Thai Lao Academy

Anouphab Mud Muay Thai Lao Academy

Richmond

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$160 $40

View Deal

$399 for a Learn-to-Sail Class and ASA Certification from Tradewinds Sailing School & Club ($745 Value)

Tradewinds Sailing School & Club

Marina Bay

After this course, you will be able to sail 25-foot boat in familiar waters without supervision in light to moderate wind and sea conditions

$745 $399

View Deal

5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at 510 CrossFit (61% Off)

510 CrossFit

Richmond

Movements and techniques from across the fitness spectrum—from powerlifting to sprinting—combine to form ever-changing CrossFit regimens

$75 $29

View Deal

Individual or Family Annual Pass to Golden State Model Railroad Museum in Point Richmond (Up to 51% Off)

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

Richmond

Passes grant free admission to shows in 10,000 sq. ft. museum of operational model trains & recreated Northern California terrain.

$45 $22

View Deal

Two- or Four-Week Membership with On-Ramp Course or One Month of Kids' Classes at CrossFit Cypher (Up to 66% Off)

CrossFit Cypher

Richmond

CrossFit beginners learn the ropes during On-Ramp courses, then begin workouts of the day; kids’ classes focus on fun rather than fitness

$150 $53

View Deal

$5 Buys You a Coupon for $5 Off Each Ticket For Up To 4 General Admission Tickets at Rhythmix Cultural Works

Rhythmix Cultural Works

Alameda

For $5, receive a coupon for $5 off each ticket for up to 4 general admission tickets

$20 $5

View Deal

10, 20, or 30 Yoga and Fitness Classes at Body Techniques (Up to 73% Off)

Body Techniques

Alameda

Certified and experienced teachers lead boot-camp, Zumba, yoga, and reiki/meditation classes

$120 $49

View Deal

Golf Outing for Two or Four or Five-Play Punch Card at Alameda Chuck Corica Golf Complex (Up to 52% Off)

Alameda Chuck Corica Golf Complex

Alameda

The nine-hole, par-3 golf course hosts singles, pairs, and groups of four; buckets of range balls included

$56 $29

View Deal

Five Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Leela Yoga (Up to 64% Off)

Leela Yoga

Alameda

Yoga classes in styles such as hatha align, vinyasa flow, and ashtanga, plus special sessions for seniors and expectant mothers

$70 $25

View Deal

3.5-Hour Sailing Lesson for Two or Four at Nautic Sailing School (Up to 50% Off)

Nautic Sailing School

Alameda

3.5-hour sailing lessons for two or four people on top-of-the-line sailboats, including instructions on safety and operations

$198 $99

View Deal

Admission to the Pacific Pinball Museum for One Adult or Two Adults and Two Children (Up to 53% Off)

Pacific Pinball Museum

Alameda

About 90 contemporary and vintage free-play pinball machines flex flippers as visitors peruse exhibits on the art and science of the game

$15 $7

View Deal

Up to 50% Off Dance Lesson — Halau Makana; Valid Monday - Thursday 5 PM - 8 PM

Halau Makana

Alameda

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

View Deal

4 Children's 30-Minute Swim Lesson with 1 Drop-In Family Swim Pass or 1-Month Family Swim Pass (Up to 67% Off)

AquaTech Swim School

Multiple Locations

Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

$85 $28

View Deal

4 or 8 Reformer Pilates Classes at Rise Chiropractic & Fitness (Up to 60% Off)

Rise Bodyworks

Alameda

Balanced Body Allegro 2 reformer machines help strengthen cores during one-hour classes

$112 $49

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

A group of teachers and parents founded Habitot Children's Museum in 1998 with one specific mission in mind: to foster children up to 6 years old by encouraging their creativity and natural curiosity. Today, the 4,000-square-foot museum backs up this mission with research—gleaned from studies by scientists, psychologists, and educators—positing that healthy play spurs social skills, creative thinking, and problem solving, laying the foundation for kids to succeed later in life and imprison boogeymen in their booby-trapped closet tomorrow.

At Habitot, kids find such opportunities at small-scale exhibits and themed play areas throughout the museum. Aspiring firefighters steer a small-scale truck, race through a pretend burning building, and maneuver the hose and nozzle from a fire hydrant, all while donning coats, boots, and helmets. Young explorers press buttons, turn dials, and issue commands for pretend space launches inside a 13-foot model rocket ship or navigate a vertical floor-to-ceiling maze designed to mimic worm tunnels. At the waterworks table and pumping station, young engineers manipulate water using buckets, funnels, waterwheels, and pitchers to help them understand H2O’s unique properties, such as how it keeps boats afloat on the arms of a thousand mermen. (At different times throughout the year, the staff transforms this area with a different theme; at times it’s been a car wash, a marine-science lab, or the racing grounds for a rubber-ducky regatta.) Visitors can tap into their inner Van Goghs at the art studio, where they play with soft clays and go nuts on a paintable wall. Habitot also hosts year-round children's camps with themes such as beaches, transportation, space, castles, and science.

2065 Kittredge St.
Berkeley,
CA
US

As the father of a 2-year old, Tim Alley found himself running around to playdates scattered throughout the Bay Area, scooting to toddler-friendly lessons in art, gymnastics, and dance. While he loved the programming, he wished that he and his daughter weren't confined to such a tight schedule. So, he turned to his brother-in-law, Tom Limbert, head teacher at a local preschool, and they began to work on their own children's studio at Studio Grow—a supplementary preschool atmosphere with a focus on unstructured learning where children can play throughout the day. True to its name, Studio Grow now welcomes tots at three area studios. Though programs and amenities vary by location, kids might frolic through a color-splashed dance room, construct crafty masterpieces from watercolors, play-doh, and crayons in an art room, or plunge into ball pits. At all three locations, kids can tinker in a room filled with puzzles, toy trucks, dress-up clothes, and lego building sets. in a slide-filled run room. Instructors stay on hand throughout each romp, ready to lead Berkeley guests through sing-alongs or immerse Concord’s small listeners in story time. Teachers may also balloon a giant primary-colored parachute over the playroom for kids to scurry under and use to shield themselves from sudden broccoli storms. Though staffers emphasize unstructured play, they also lead summer camps for children up to aged 6 with guided romps through the studio; as well as Friday-night babysitting sessions, where kids of all ages can play sans parents until 10 p.m.

1235 10th St
Berkeley,
CA
US

The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

800 Potter St
Berkeley,
CA
US

Established in 1968 in honor of Ernest Orlando Lawrence, UC-Berkeley's first Nobel laureate, The Lawrence Hall of Science aims to inspire the scientists and innovators of the future. Their hands-on exhibits allow children and adults to see and touch a fascinating variety of displays and projects. The animated, interactive Science On a Sphere globe, for example, uses actual scientific data to depict the expanding wave patterns of tsunamis and the massive storms triggered by thoughtless butterflies. To learn more about seismic activity, guests head to the Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor park to ride an earthquake simulator. Kids can climb atop a life-size model whale or through the double helix of a huge DNA sculpture, or work with students from the Berkeley Engineers and Mentors program to design and build a prototype in the Ingenuity Lab.

The museum also sparks imaginations with an interactive planetarium and 3-D theater. Its affiliation with the university makes it an ideal spot for educational camps and classes, as well as community events, including robotics competitions.

1 Centennial Dr
Berkeley,
CA
US

The team of licensed instructors, acupuncturists, and therapists at 7th Heaven Yoga & Wellness Center foster deeper mind/body connections and overall well-being with yoga classes, massages, and traditional chinese medical services. The resident chiropractor explores spinalscapes in search of bulging disks, dorsal fins, and postural problems, and the reiki-massage therapist coaxes out tension with precision pressures and intuitive strokes. The staff employs chinese medicine, which combines Western medical practices with the Eastern philosophy of holistic healing, to help correct ills rather than merely treat symptoms. The center's beginning yoga classes, such as intro to yoga and Hatha yoga, teach aspiring yogis the foundation of holding poses and proper breathing, and classes such as Acroyoga and dynamic flow shepherd advanced students into the deep realms of calmness necessary to recall old Sega Genesis game codes. Classes take place in four spacious yoga rooms with natural lighting, wooden floors, and an advanced heating and cooling system that keeps the room at steady, muscle-friendly temperatures.

2820 7th St
Berkeley,
CA
US

After walking through the studio’s namesake entryway, visitors to Funky Door Yoga Polk Street are greeted by the grunts of Bikram practitioners carried on waves of steamy heat. The stretch dojo's seven-day schedule boasts early-morning, afternoon, and evening classes that take place in a classroom stoked to up to 105 degrees, the perfect temperature for facilitating flexibility or melting a corporate rival's ice statue in effigy. Students run through Bikram Choudhury’s 26 poses that pique muscles, organs, veins, and ligaments while the sweltering heat flushes toxins from the body. After a 90-minute session, students can hop into one of Funky Door Yoga Polk Street's showers, or down a bottle of water or sports drink available for purchase. The studio also stocks rentable mats and towels for greenhorn yogis not quite experienced enough to levitate.

The bright studio helps students fine-tune posework with wall-to-wall mirrors, and the expansive floor space affords enough space to execute even the most complex poses. Two nearby parking lots and metered parking afford convenient parking for car-toting students.

2567 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

Groupon Guide