East Bay Momma

A Frugal Momma Providing a Rich Childhood

Category Archives: Indoor Playspots

Free Star Gazing in the City

We just got back from Chabot Science and Space Center in the Oakland hills. SO FUN. It was a free day if you have an account with Bank of America. This morning it was surprisingly (and pleasantly) uncrowded, especially considering the chilly, wet weather that usually drives families to indoor spots. Anyways, the exhibits are …

Continue reading

We Rock The Spectrum in Berkeley – nice splurge

Have you done the rounds of the indoor play spots? So have we. I rarely splurge on going back to them more than once or twice but We Rock the Spectrum is going to be the exception. Wow this place is great! There is a puzzle and craft room, a train room, a room filled …

Continue reading

Parks and Rec, I love thee

We just finished watching all six seasons of Parks and Rec on netflix. Such a good show! However, the real Oakland Parks and Rec Dept is blowing my mind! We just got home from a FREE parks and rec play date. 930-1230 on Wednesdays and Fridays at Willie Keyes Rec Center led by two wonderful …

Continue reading

Free Play on Election Day @ Habitot

Are you voting Tuesday? It’s a pretty heated race in my section of Oakland! Over in Berkeley the toddler play space Habitot is having a free admission day, including play stations modeled as voting booths. We have been there once before. It was a blast! My big tip is to get there as early as …

Continue reading

Sunday free day at Oakland Museum

We haven’t been to the Oakland Museum but have heard through the mommy grapevine that it’s a good place for toddlers. Tomorrow it is free!

Continue reading

$2 off MOCHA admission for costume wearers

I don’t think I have posted about MOCHA (museum of children’s art) before because it doesn’t fall into my free or cheap category ordinarily. It is an amazing place in downtown Oakland! On Friday and Saturday they have open studios from 10-1 which means you pay $7 for yourself and for your kid to do …

Continue reading

Valentines crafts at the Oakland Public Library

This week the Oakland Public library is hosting some free valentines craft sessions. For example they are making bouquets at the main branch and they are making cards at various branches such as at Piedmont. . Check your local library out to see if they are hosting some free holiday fun!

Continue reading

Free Admission to Habitot

Have you been to Habitot lately? This hands-on toddler museum in downtown Berkeley is toddler heaven but can be really crowded and pricey. I can’t help with the crowds (except advise you to arrive right before it opens since it takes an hour or so to really full up). But I can help with the …

Continue reading

Free Art Workshops @ Libraries

I just learned about the Museum of Children’s Art here in Oakland. How have I never heard of this before? Well, when I go I will let you all know what I think. From the website it looks awesome. There are frequent open studio times that cost $7 when you feel like splurging and are …

Continue reading

Stoneridge Mall: For A Desperate Momma

Where do you head when your kid is getting over a cold and probably isn’t contagious but… you can’t be sure she isn’t contagious so no going to the regular spots but… you the parent need to get out of the house but… it is really, really cold out? Head to your local mall! I hadn’t …

Continue reading