Best Indoor Playspaces in the Bay Area

These Indoor Play Spaces were voted the Bay Area’s 2020 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Two levels of educational and engaging exhibits and large outdoor playground for kids to run, climb and slide. 180 Woz Way, San Jose. 408-298-5437.

Silver: Dave & Buster’s. 940 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas. 408-957-9215.

Bronze: Silver Creek Sportsplex. 800 Embedded Way, San Jose. 408-225-1843.


Gold (tie): La Petite Playhouse. Offers multiple play structures, birthday party packages and more. 1264 Oddstad Drive, Redwood City. 650-642-9444.

Gold (tie): Rockin’ Jump. Play trampoline dodge ball, try the slam dunk zone, do flips and somersaults. 401 Quarry Road, San Carlos. 650-528-2036. 

Silver: Planet Granite. 100 El Camino Real. Belmont. 650-591-3030.

Bronze: Sky High Sports. 1524 Rollins Road, Burlingame. 650-342-5867.

San Francisco and Marin

Gold: Bay Area Discovery Museum. Features indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits, events, camps and celebrations. 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415-339-3900.

Silver: California Academy of Science. 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco. 415-379-8000.

Bronze: Play Haven. 254 Laguna Honda Blvd., San Francisco. 415-702-6555.

East Bay

Gold: Kids Gym Berkeley. This full-inclusion, multi-sensory activity center has swings, a rock-climbing wall, an indoor zip line, trampoline, toys, arts and crafts, and more. 2920 Seventh St., Berkeley. 510-845-9787.

Silver: Habitot Children’s Museum. 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley. 510-647-1111.

Bronze: Pump It Up. Multiple locations.