Family Activities

Looking to relax while the kids burn off some of that excess energy? Santa Rosa has wonderful city parks with playgrounds and even old-fashioned swimming holes where you can do just that. Spend the day exploring museums and other attractions that are guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Howarth Park Carousel in Howarth Park
Howarth Park is a community park with a lake for fishing and boating, miles of hiking and jogging trails, and an amusement area with a miniature train ride, carousel, animal farm and pony rides.

Charles Schulz Museum
The Peanuts Cartoon Strip Collection is the heart and soul of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. Also included in this collection are several hundred preliminary sketches for Peanuts.

Snoopy's Home Ice
Public skating is offered on a daily basis throughout the year. The facility has a rich history of hosting a variety of special events ranging from rock concerts to symphonies, tennis tournaments to world class ice and rollerblade shows.

Spring Lake Discovery Center
The Center offers multi-sensory, hands-on activities for people of all ages. Rotating exhibits focus on a different aspect of the natural resources of Sonoma County.

Safari West
The wildlife park is designed to give the animals the ability to interact and roam about freely, as well as engage our guests in a once in a life time experience — an authentic luxury safari in the wine country.

Santa Rosa Junior College Planetarium
With a dome 40 feet in diameter and 27 feet high and a capacity to seat 95, the Planetarium is one of the largest space science facilities in the California Community College System.

Pacific Coast Air Museum
History comes to life when you get up close and personal with our historic aircraft. Planes seen only in old photos or from a distance become truly awe inspiring when you are close enough to touch them.

Burke's Canoe Trips, Inc.
Burke's Canoe Trips invites youe family to spend a day canoeing down the famous Russian River. In this day of stress and high-pressure living, Burke's Canoe Trips offers and outlet of carefree fun in the great outdoors.