Central Coast Exploration Station - Grover Beach
We are designed for youth of all ages, and is filled with interactive science exhibits about the human body, weather, electricity and more. Additionally there are rotating science themed exhibits. Come on over for some hands-on science fun!

Science Learning Activity

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden - San Luis Obispo
Their mission is to connect people and plants in new and exciting ways. Experience garden tours, the Children's Plant Family Camp, or an ecotourism experience!

Children's Garden Tour

Art in the Park at the Dinosaur Caves - Shell Beach
Come check out the hands-on children's activities, live music, fresh flowers and plants, and a BBQ. Over 100 top local artists and craftsmen sell and display paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry and more. All on the beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean. This event is free of charge and recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday of every month from May-Nov.

Art in the Park

Reading Lab at Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab - Arroyo Grande
Every Tuesday, from 3:30-4:15pm enjoy an afternoon of Fiction, Fun and Fantasy through popular children's literature read by local story tellers. All held in one of the premier ice cream parlors in the state in charming downtown Arroyo Grande.


Charles Paddock Zoo - Atascadero
This wonderful zoo is sure to please the whole family with its huge range of marvelous and unique animals from all over the world. Adults 12 & over $5.00; Children 3 to 11 $4.00; Seniors 65+ $4.25; Children 2 years and under FREE; Members FREE

Charles Paddock Zoo

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