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Point San Pablo Yacht Club 1900 Western Dr., Point Richmond, 510-233-3224.

Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor Point Richmond, 510-233-3224.

San Leandro Marina 455 berths, launch ramp, two yacht clubs, and more. 40 San Leandro Marina, 800-559-7245.


Encinal Boat Ramp Located off Central Ave. behind Encinal High School, Alameda. Includes a launching ramp, restrooms, and automobile and trailer parking. Free.

Grand St. Boat Ramp Located at the north end of Grand St., Alameda. Includes a launching ramp, restrooms, fishing pier, fish-cleaning facilities, and automobile and trailer parking. Free.


Lake Merritt Boating Center Sail, windsurf, kayak, canoe, paddle, or row at the lake. Classes and boating and sailing on the bay. 568 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, 510-238-2196.


Lindsay Wildlife Museum One of oldest and largest US wildlife rehab hospitals, with more than 50 live animals, petting areas. 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, 925-935-1978,

Oakland Zoo M ore than 440 native and exotic animals, miniature train ride, and a chair lift. 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland, 510-632-9525,

Petting Zoo at Tilden Park The "Little Farm" in the park has a petting zoo, pony rides, and a miniature steam train. See Parks listing for more details.

Rotary Nature Center Touted as oldest wildlife refuge in the United States. Nature library, interactive displays. 600 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, 510-238-3739,

Shorebird Nature Center 100-gallon aquarium featuring Bay species. Touch table and other wildlife exhibits. Located at the Berkeley Marina, 160 University Ave., Berkeley, 510-644-8623,

Sulphur Creek Nature Center Coyotes, foxes, opossums, hawks, owls, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. A lending library rents hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, and mice. 1801 D St., Hayward, 510-881-6747,


Chabot Riding Stables Lessons, boarding, no public rentals, 14600 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, 510-569-4428.

Del Valle Equestrian Site Horse camping. 7000 Del Valle Rd., Livermore, 510-562-2267.

G & C Stables Boarding, rentals for advanced riders. 3316 Dyer Rd., Livermore, 925-373-1128,

Jo Lin Stables Lessons, horse sales, boarding. No rentals. 2400 Valley View Rd., El Sobrante, 510-223-6201.

Las Trampas Lessons, rentals. 18015 Bollinger Canyon Rd. San Ramon, 925-838-7546.

Rancho Cerro 9300 Tesla Rd., Livermore, 925-454-3397.

Sunset Riding Academy Classes, moonlight rides, rentals. 7587 Athenour Way, Sunol, 925-862-0175,

Western Trail Ride Adventures Horseback rides, trails, Saturday barbecues. 525 Castle Rock Rd., Walnut Creek, 925-946-1475,


Golden Gate Fields 1100 Eastshore Highway. Albany, 510-559-7300.

Alameda County Fair June 25-July 6 (11 days of racing). 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton,


Art Museum of Saint Mary's College Features landscapes, Christian imagery. Gallery is currently closed but will reopen June 28. 1928 St. Mary's Rd., 925-631-4379,

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive More than 13,000 objects and 10,000 films and videos. Pacific Film Archive has daily screenings that range from historic to contemporary. Library and film study center. Entrances at 2626 Bancroft Way and 2621 Durant Ave., 510-642-0808,

Blackhawk Museum Historic and artistic auto exhibit, rotating exhibits organized by the Smithsonian Gallery, and Spiders!, which allows visitors to "experience the world as spiders do." 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, 925-736-2277,

Chabot Space and Science Center Permanent exhibits include "Moon Mystery," "Our Place in the Universe" and "Planetary Landscapes." Planetarium, observatories, Mars Encounter, and Megadome Theater. Also houses "Nellie," which the center says is the largest refractor in the western United States regularly open to the public. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, 510-336-7300,

Dunsmuir House and Gardens, Inc. Turn-of-the-century mansion of 16,000 square-feet, Tiffany-style dome, 10 fireplaces, carriage house, and farm buildings. 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, 510-615-5555,

John Muir National Historic Site A 14-room mansion where Muir lived from 1890 until his death in 1914. 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, 925-228-8860,

Judah L. Magnes Museum Claims to be the third largest Jewish museum in the United States, featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings, film, video, photography, and rare books. 2911 Russell St., Berkeley, 510-849-2710,

Lawrence Hall of Science Hands-on science exhibits, discovery laboratories, computer labs, planetarium shows, after-school classes and summer camps, and special events. Centennial Dr., Lawrence Hall of Science #5200, Berkeley, 510-642-5132,

MOCHA -- Museum of Children's Art In the Big Studio, a guided art project for children ages 6 and up. In the Little Studio, children can create their own art. 538 Ninth St., between Washington & Clay, Oakland, 510-465-8770,

Museum of Paleontology One of nation's largest fossil collections, with a freestanding Tyrannosaurus rex. 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building, UC-Berkeley, 510-642-1821,

Niles Depot Showcases Bay Area railroading with photographs, track equipment, signals, locomotive artifacts, uniforms, and model railroads. Library has more than 1,000 books and videotapes. 36997 Mission Blvd., Fremont, 510-797-4449,

Oakland Museum of California The most extensive collection of material related to California's complex history. Gallery of California Art includes 600 artworks from the early 1800s to the present. The Hall of California Ecology contains approximately 2,500 natural specimens. 1000 Oak St. Oakland, 510-238-2200,

Olive Hyde Art Gallery Ten to twelve gallery exhibits a year, featuring traditional and contemporary art. 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont. 510-791-4357,

Sun Gallery Focuses on contemporary Northern California artists; exhibitions, educational programs. 1015 "E" St., Hayward, 510-581-4050,

USS Hornet Museum Four levels of a World War II aircraft carrier are open for public viewing. Walk through officer's areas, medical spaces, marine detachment, meet former crew, plus ride in the flight simulator. Pier 3, Alameda Point, Alameda, 510-521-8448,

USS Potomac Explore the "Floating White House," Franklin D. Roosevelt's official yacht. 540 Water St., Jack London Square, Oakland, 510-627-1215,

Western Aerospace Museum Aviation and aerospace with emphasis on Northern California. 24 planes, from WWI to F-14 Tomcats. 8260 Boeing St., Building #621, Oakland. 510-638-7100,


Children's Fairyland A 10-acre outdoor park in which children's literature is brought to life through fairy tale rides, exhibits, storyboards, and animals. For children under 8. 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland,

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