Activities in Berkeley, CA


"Il Trovatore"

The Hillside Club

North Berkeley

$30 $19.75

Kombucha and Kava Tasting for Two or Four at MeloMelo Kava Bar (Up to 33% Off)

MeloMelo Kava Bar

North Berkeley

Modern, minimalist kava bar serves up tastings of its namesake drink along with flights of kombucha

$26 $18

Cooking Class for One, Two, or Four at Cook With Chef Traci (Up to 58% Off)

Cook With Chef Traci

Fairview Park

Choose one of three, hands-on cooking classes: Moroccan Chicken Tagine, Artisan Nut Cheeses or Gourmet Biscotti

$149 $69

Wine-Tasting Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Lusu Cellars (Up to 47% Off)

Lusu Cellars

Northwest Berkeley

Winery uses minimal winemaking practices to highlight the taste of the grapes and earth

$20 $12

""Master Harold" ... and the boys"

Aurora Theatre Company

South Berkeley

$44 $27.50

1 or 2 Months of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for One Adult at Bay Jiu-Jitsu (71% Off)

Bay Jiu-Jitsu

Berkeley

Jiu-jitsu classes burn calories and build strength while teaching new students the fundamentals and self-defense

$169 $49

Admission for Two or Four to Carnival of Stars on July 30 and 31 (Up to 52% Off)

Carnival of Stars

The Finnish Hall

Family-friendly fantasy convention features belly-dancing contests, live music, cosplay, collectibles vendors, and Mediterranean food

$30 $15

8 or 16 Beginner's Jiu-Jitsu Classes for a Child Age 3–14 at Bay Jiu-Jitsu (84% Off)

Bay Jiu-Jitsu

Multiple Locations

Experienced instructors teach Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals to students age 3–14

$120 $19

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

SailNOW

Berkeley

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

$390 $169

"The Gathering"

Live Oak Theatre

North Berkeley

$35 $22.50

"Disney's The Little Mermaid"

Julia Morgan Theater

Elmwood

$23 $22.50

$16 for $29 Groupon — uBe Art

uBe Art

Southwest Berkeley

From the merchant: Bring friends. Bring wine. Bring your imagination! Gallery owner Winn Taylor leads a super fun Shadowbox workshop!

$29 $16

$15 for $30 Worth of Dinner Theater — Theatre First

Theatrefirst

North Berkeley

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

$30 $15

Two-Week Arts Camp at The Artory Summer Theatre Camp (47% Off)

The Artory Summer Theatre Camp

The Artory Summer Theatre Camp

Two Week Theatre Camp at Shotgun Players Studios. Students Age 10-16 create a fun, original musical. July 11-22 9-4pm

$650 $345

Interactive Laser-Shooting Experience Packages for Two or Four at 7D Experience (Up to 40% Off)

7D Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

Experience the illusion of a roller coaster ride while zapping on-screen opponents on the DarkRide

$48 $29

Movie for Two with Popcorn and Beer or Wine at The New Parkway Theater (Up to 56% 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

$34 $15

Two Hours of Trampoline Jump Time at Sky High Sports (Up to 46% Off)

Sky High Sports

Concord

Bounce on wall-to-wall trampolines, dodge-ball courts, and a cushiony foam pit

$20 $11

Single-Day or Full-Season Family Pool Passes to El Cerrito Swim Center (Up to 48% Off)

El Cerrito Swim Center

El Cerrito

Single-day or summer pass to heated, outdoor pools with lap lanes, play areas, and a water slide; grounds offer picnic tables and bbq area

$20 $12

Indoor Playplace Admission to The Jungle Concord (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

The Jungle Concord

Concord

Jungle-themed indoor playground includes a huge play structure, a bounce house for toddlers, and an arcade

$17.90 $10

$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

One- or Three-Day Rock-Climbing Gym Packages at Bridges Rock Gym (Up to 56%Off)

Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

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

$66 $29

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Bay Area Discovery Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Sausalito

Designed to cater to kids up to age 10 and their guardians, guests enjoy interactive exhibits and hands-on daily programs with museum staff

$27.90 $15

Admission for One or Two at Adventure Kinderland Playground (Up to 40% Off)

Adventure Kinderland Playground

Richmond

This jungle-themed indoor playground features tunnels, slides, ball pools, and designated toddlers-only spaces

$15 $9

$54 for Two Admissions to Gilroy Gardens ($110 Value)

Gilroy Gardens

Coyote

Family-friendly theme park educates and entertains with thrilling rides and horticultural events and science projects

$55 $27

Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and much more

$24.95 $24.95

Two Adult or Youth Tram Tickets with Optional Swimming & Skating Packages at Squaw Valley (50% Off)

Squaw Valley

Olympic Valley

Tram offers views of scenic Lake Tahoe on its 2,000-vertical-feet journey to High Camp, where activities include hiking and swimming

$88 $44

Farm Day Passes for 2 Kids and 2 Adults, or $50 Toward a Children’s Party at Lemos Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Lemos Farm

San Mateo Highlands

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

$40 $25

Bounce Pass and 80 Tokens or Two Bounce Passes, Pizza, Drinks, and 40 Tokens at Bounce-a-Rama (Up to 32% Off)

Bounce-a-Rama

Milpitas Great Mall

Inflatables decorated with Superman and Disneys’s Frozen characters at an indoor playground with an expansive arcade

$29.50 $20

Bowling and Shoes for Two or Four at Manor Bowl (Up to 52% Off)

Manor Bowl

Washington Manor - Bonaire

Bowling center open since 1960 offers up 30 lanes for dates, groups of friends and families, and bowling leagues

$25 $13

One-Hour Jump Passes for Two, Four, or Six at Rockin' Jump (Up to 57% Off)

Rockin' Jump

San Carlos

An arena made of stretchy trampolines with basketball hoops, dodge ball, and other games that dare visitors to defy gravity

$28 $16

Select Local Merchants

  • Habitot Children’s Museum
    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. Maker Saturdays are held every Saturday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. where builders aged 4-7 can invent, design, and create things like monster-bots, recycled art sculptures, cardboard cities, pump rockets, and Rube Goldberg mousetraps; while Story Time offers free stories every day of the week. 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.
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    2065 Kittredge St
    Berkeley, CA US
  • June Taylor Company
    If you're looking for a great coffee or tea beverage, the team at June Taylor's Still Room will help you out. If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here. You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from June Taylor's Still Room. Don't wait for things like rice to cook when you don't have to. The great selection of frozen food here helps you speed up the cooking time for any number of different foods. Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need. Even the simplest recipes call for oil and vinegar, so make sure you have plenty to go around. If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy. If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by June Taylor's Still Room and pick up some fresh noodles. Bread at June Taylor's Still Room is absolutely delicious. When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before. Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal. Shop for tasty and hearty canned goods here and stock up on all of your favorite side dishes and main courses, such as soups and canned fruit. Luckily for you, this place has delicious meat in stock for your cooking. Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out. Spices and seasonings are a kitchen staple, so explore the selection at this fun store. The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients. All your favorite cereals are stocked on the shelves here. Drivers can easily find parking in the surrounding area.
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    2207 Fourth Street
    Berkeley, CA US
  • The Lawrence Hall of Science
    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 surface of Mars. To learn more about seismic activity, guests head to the Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor park to explore erosion and the geology of the Bay Area. Kids can climb atop a life-size model whale or through the double helix of a huge DNA sculpture, or work with UC Berkeley students and staff to design and build a prototype in the Ingenuity Lab. The museum also sparks imaginations with an interactive planetarium and the National Geographic 3D Theater. Its affiliation with the university makes it an ideal spot for educational camps and classes, as well as community events, including a robotics competition.
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    1 Centennial Dr.
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Camp Brainy Bunch
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Learning doesn't need to look like a classroom. With low student to teacher ratios, hands-on project based experiences, and a focus on individual campers we are able to impart an outstanding summer experience. Extended care hours and catered lunches are just another bonus. What is the experience customers can expect? Building a supportive camp community is essential to our success. You can expect us to know your camper and help them to feel safe, comfortable and excited about camp and their fellow campers. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We have a heavy focus on communications. At our university programs we were seeing high school campers with no social or communication skills. We wanted to start early with students to build the necessary skills required to confidently communicate ideas. What do you love most about your job? Summer is a very special time for kids. Giving them a balance of learning and an awesome experience is an amazing feeling for each of our team. We have been doing it for more than 20 years, and while Camp Brainy Bunch is one of the youngest of our programs it is such a great way.
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    1700 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Ube Gallery
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? You don’t need to be a trained artist or an exceptional Pictionary player. You’ll build your shadowbox masterpiece with found objects and hot glue guns—tools of the truly imaginative! We have created super fun creative workshops that appeal to even the creatively timid. What is the experience customers can expect? The environment is relaxed and fun. Music streams, while artists lead you through the sort of workshops that even a kids would love. Sipping a cocktail, munching on snacks and making art . . . just for the fun of it! What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The owner, Winn Taylor, is a trained artist who also loves engaging with others. It seems the perfect combination. She realized that so many folks don't know how creative they are, or feel a awkward in an art class. Well, this isn't a class designed to train an artist - -it's just fun! What do you love most about your job? Being surrounded by art and having the neighbors stop in and tell me how happy they are the uBe Art opened. Access to art and creativity really does make a difference for people. It's a joy!
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    2507 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Starry Plough Pub
    Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Starry Plough Pub. Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV. Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This bar serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too. Gather up your group of friends and head to Starry Plough Pub, a local restaurant that has room for large groups. Tap into the free wireless Internet at Starry Plough Pub. The bar features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm. If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Starry Plough Pub during the slower weekday hours. You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Starry Plough Pub's style. For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your grub to go. For the tastes of Starry Plough Pub from the comfort of your next party, the bar also offers catering services. Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Starry Plough Pub's Shattuck Ave residence. Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Starry Plough Pub. So when you're in the mood for some tasty pub food, make your way over to Starry Plough Pub. Starry Plough Pub has everything you could want from a British pub in Berkeley.
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    3101 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA US

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