These Indoor Play Spaces were voted the Bay Area’s 2023 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. This children’s learning museum includes tons of hands-on exhibits exploring art, bubbles, water, air, the natural world, mammoths and more. San Jose.

Silver:  Pump It Up. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Legoland Discovery Center. Milpitas.


Gold: Rockin’ Jump. Play trampoline dodge ball, try the slam dunk zone and do flips and somersaults. San Carlos.

Silver: Movement Gym. Belmont.

Silver: Pump It Up of Belmont. Belmont.

Bronze: La Petite Playhouse. Redwood City.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Bay Area Discovery Museum. The children’s museum features hands-on exhibits, art studios, camps and classes, and school programs. Sausalito.

Silver: California Academy of Sciences. San Francisco.

Bronze: House of Air. San Francisco.

East Bay

Gold: Bumblebee Playspace. This more than 3,000-square-foot indoor playspace is designed for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and has open and private play options. Newark.           

Silver: Rockin’ Jump. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Luv 2 Play. Dublin.  

Bronze: PlayStarKids. San Ramon.



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