With springtime comes the desire to get out and try new things! It is a great time to prepare your family Spring Bucket list and begin checking it off. Plus, Spring Break is nearly here and there is plenty to do in and around Santa Clara to keep everyone happy during the time off from school. Let’s explore five great activities you and your family can enjoy this spring as you check off your bucket list and make memories.
1. Jump on Over to Sky High Sports
Now that you and the family have spent some time learning new things, how about a day of JUMPING fun at Sky High Sports Santa Clara? You’ve likely heard about the fun to be had at this indoor trampoline park and Spring is the perfect time to plan your visit. Spend the day at Sky High Sports Santa Clara and enjoy a fun-filled adventure on the Kid’s Court, Arcade, and the Freestyle Court.
If that’s not enough, challenge your family to a friendly race to the top of the Klime Wallz. Plus, the Sky Café has you covered with delicious snacks, including kid-friendly favorites like pizza, burgers, and Dippin’ Dots. And, if you visit on St. Patrick’s Day, wearing your green, of course, you’ll get a FREE $5 Game Card!
2. Adventures in Science
All the adventure seekers and space junkies in your family will enjoy the NASA Ames Visitor Center in Mountain View. Entry is free, though you may want to purchase some space souvenirs during your visit. Inside you’ll learn about NASA projects like satellites, the Mercury Redstone Capsule, wind tunnel models, the Pioneer 12 Model and more. Plus, you can also test the Shuttle Cockpit Simulator.
3. Take in a Museum or Two or Three
The area is full of fun and exciting museums to explore with your family. The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is a great place to begin. Overflowing with hands on activities and exhibits… everyone can join in on the fun. Depending on when you visit, you might get to enjoy a ride on the trackless train, the Discovery Express.
Another amazing museum to explore is The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose where genetics, earth science, alternative energy, and virtual design come to life with hands on activities galore. Finally, another not to miss museum is the Intel Museum in Santa Clara. You and your kids can enjoy all the interactive exhibits and see the automated silicon chip factory as well.
4. Interact with Animals
Every family has at least one animal lover in their ranks, so what better way to spend a day than at the Junior Museum at the Cubberley Community Center Auditorium. Fully interactive, the museum lets kids learn about nature and science!
5. Check Out the Family Fun at Gilroy Gardens
Gilroy Gardens offers up lots of active fun for families. Enjoy the thrill of the Garden’s many rides, explore the gardens, and marvel at the incredible circus trees. If you still want more, there’s a playground to enjoy as well as rock maze, and lots of water activities for hot spring days. It’s the perfect Spring Break Adventure for the entire family!