Sightseeing in Palo Alto

Up to 52% Off Computer History Museum Visit

Mountain View

$30 $15

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History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

Marine Science Institute – 53% Off

Redwood City

$40 $19

Explore the San Francisco Bay on Saturday, April 19; guests can touch a shark, see plankton, and learn how to care for the environment

Up to Half Off Flight Tour or Lesson

San Carlos

$400 $199

FAA-certified pilots fly passengers over the scenic Bay Area or turn over the controls to students for flight instruction

Up to 52% Off at the Biggest Little Airshow

San Carlos

$28 $14

Stunt pilot Carl Liepold and his full-sized Yak-55 join realistic jet- and propeller-powered model planes, helicopters, and rockets

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Britannia Arms

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

San Pedro Street Market

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; participants gulp drink specials at after party

50% Off Farm Day or Kids’ Party at Lemos Farm

Half Moon Bay

$40 $21

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Pony rides and petting-zoo visits entertain families, and youngsters celebrate milestones with farm-themed shindigs

Up to 57% Off Pony Rides or Petting Zoo Party

Half Moon Bay

$70 $35

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Students can learn to ride ponies; or, bring a pony or barnyard animals to a party with the mobile petting zoo

$30 to Attend the Apollo 11 Anniversary featuring Buzz Aldrin

Alameda

$30 $30

WWII aircraft carrier celebrates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a science festival where Buzz Aldrin himself is the guest of honor

Up to 50% Off Guided Tour of FDR's Presidential Yacht

Oakland Alameda Ferry Dock

$20 $11

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Dockside tours of Franklin Roosevelt's "Floating White House" provide stunning sights and insight into FDR's life

Up to 60% Off Tours from Segway of Oakland

Oakland

$150 $65

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Tours roam Oakland and pause at landmarks after video overview of Segway handling and Segway rentals allow self-guided exploration

Half Off Admission to Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

$20 $10

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

Select Local Merchants

• For $15, you get a one-year individual membership (a $35 value). • For $25, you get a one-year household membership that extends to all people residing at one address (a $50 value).

51 S San Antonio Rd
Los Altos,
CA
US

The Community School of Music and Arts unleashes the creativity that indwells each student's liver by offering an array of art lessons and exhibitions. A selection of more than 40 available classes allows artists of all ages to clutch brushes, chisels, and ketchup blasters and recreate their world during basic animation ($160 for eight weeks), watercolor on the spot: outdoor painting ($150 for six weeks), or contemporary collage ($180 for eight weeks). Like bear hunting season, the classes run in two sessions, from January 24 to March 21 (Session A) and March 28 to May 21 (Session B). Click here to view CSMA's catalog; classes available with this Groupon are featured beginning on page 24.

230 San Antonio Cir
Mountain View,
CA
US

Underneath the stately stained-glass dome of the 1910 Old County Courthouse, tourists, locals, and history buffs stuff their brains with knowledge from interactive kiosks and thousands of books and primary sources about San Mateo County. Hands-on school programs and a wealth of exhibits educate visitors on particular aspects of the region's heritage, including the natural resources that enrich the shores and forests, and the waves of pioneers who turned local raw materials into ax handles, salted hams, and maple candy. The museum’s curators and archivists pride themselves on their professionalism, nabbing a coveted accreditation by the American Association of Museums, an honor claimed by only a small percentage of the nation’s museums and none of the nation’s dry cleaners.

2200 Broadway St
Redwood City,
CA
US

Celebrate Art! lets kids explore their creativity and develop art skills. During Preschool Picassos classes, instructors help kids as young as 18 months paint, cut, and paste to create their own works. Kids aged 6 or older develop more nuanced techniques during art-fundamentals classes. Celebrate Art! also hosts parties, play groups, and themed summer day camps.

1023 Chestnut St
Redwood City,
CA
US

On Sunday, February 24, runners get up at the crack of dawn to embark on a journey through downtown Niles, which begins at 7:30 a.m. The flat courses send participants snaking in and out of the bustling streets and along the lakes of the Bay Area burg. During both the half marathon and the 5K, supporters line the courses, cheering on the runners with shouts of encouragement and signs reminding them to never run from their problems. In the 12 weeks leading up to the races, a running coach from Stanford University leads free training sessions for runners of all levels. This helps athletes perfect their times so they can have something to celebrate at the finish-line party.

37592 Niles Blvd
Fremont,
CA
US

Traditionally, the zoo provides the comfort of seeing animals that could not make a surprise visit to your backyard; this is a comfort CuriOdyssey dispatches to give weight to its message of science education. The menagerie of nearly 100 mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds primarily showcases local species like the Channel Island fox and the red-shouldered hawk, which have relatively small niches that have been squeezed by environmental degradation and human encroachment. Native species can be glimpsed within a complex of 25 lush habitats, including a 4,000-square-foot walk-through aviary and a replica of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Sunny, outdoor gardens fill more than 1.3 acres with plots that rotate with the seasons and plants to attract butterflies and hummingbirds for live study. Among the science exhibits, Forces explores fundamental forces in nature such as gravity and magnetism. All the exhibits are designed to enable close observation and experimentation characteristic of the scientific method. This aim is supported by shows, such as daily otter feedings—spied from behind the glass of a cross-sectioned riverbank—and a variety of classes.

1651 Coyote Point Dr
San Mateo,
CA
US