Outdoor Fun in Marin

Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito (339-3900); www.baykidsmuseumorg.  Indoor/Outdoor Tot Spot for ages 2 and under. Everything else is appropriate for ages 1-6.  Lots of classes, art projects, nature hikes. There is a computer lab, science area, and much more. Closed Mondays.

Bolinas Beach, Hwy 1, check the tide charts, popsicles & ice cream at the Bolinas People’s Store

Lake Lagunitas, Pay to park, hike around the lake, many tucked away picnic spot, wildlife

Las Galinas Bird Sanctuary, end of Smith Ranch Rd. to the left, San Rafael
Big loop

Loch Lomond Jetty, 110 Loch Lomond Dr. off Point San Pedro Rd., San Rafael
Nice for a hot day; rock-throwing

Muir Beach, Highway 1

Nicasio Valley Organic Farm, 5300 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio (662-9100)

Phoenix Lake, end of Lagunitas Rd., Ross
Richardson Bay Audubon Center, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd., Tiburon (388-2524)

Rodeo Beach, Conzelman Rd. off 101 to Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito

Slide Ranch, Highway 1 just north of Muir Beach (381-6155); www.slideranch.org
Family event/program days, or just stop by

Stinson Beach, Highway 1

Train Town, 20264 Highway 12, Sonoma (707-938-3912); www.traintown.com
Trains, carousels, ferris wheel; summer everyday, winter F/S/S

Wildcare Family Adventures, 76 Albert Park Ln., San Rafael (453-1000); www.wildcaremarin.org Monthly nature excursions/explorations (Saturdays)