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Places to Go & Get to Know Family friendly ✶ PARKS www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/parks/ neighborhood.asp MAGICAL BRIDGE PLAYGROUND – Designed to be a socially inclusive playground for children of all ages, physical and cognitive abilities, Magical Bridge Playground addresses the unique play needs of many children in the community, and allows everyone to play together on the unique play-structures. http: //magicalbridge.org/

✶ JUNIOR MUSEUM AND ZOO

✶ STANFORD

Great place for families to explore, discover, create and play. The zoo is home to over 50 species, about 200 specimens total. www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/jmz/

STANFORD UNIVERSITY TOURS – Selfguided tours with map, free guided campus tours from Stanford. http://visit.stanford.edu/tours

✶ PALO ALTO

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

Bring the kids to the Palo Alto Children’s Library. The oldest free-standing children’s library in the country, it features a wonderful collection that includes picture books, beginning readers, classics and contemporary fiction, non-fiction and so much more. Media and magazines are available for checkout as well. www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/lib/branches/ childrens.asp

STANFORD DISH – Enjoy the scenery and take a hike or jog down the trail at the Stanford Dish. https://dish.stanford.edu HOOVER TOWER – Hoover Tower has a library, President Hoover’s historical collection and an observation platform. http://visit.stanford.edu/plan/guides/hoover.html STANFORD ATHLETICS – Internationally acclaimed football, baseball, basketball teams and more. (seasonal schedule). www.gostanford.com

✶ PALO ALTO CHILDREN’S

THEATER– Watch a show performed by the children of Palo Alto at the Palo Alto Children’s Theater. http://cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/theatre/default. asp

Arts and Culture ✶ THEATER AND OPERA: RINCONADA PARK – playground, tennis courts and swimming pool (outdoor public pool) www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews. asp?NewsID=118&TargetID=14 GREER PARK – Cute neighborhood park with picnic tables and a skateboard park. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews. asp?NewsID=109&TargetID=14 CORNELIS BOL PARK – Nicknamed “Donkey” park, after Perry and Niner, two donkeys that visit on Sundays and special occasions. Also features a bicycle/ jogging/walking path, footpath, children’s playground, and comfortable benches. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews. asp?NewsID=98&TargetID=14

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PALO ALTO PLAYERS – See a spectacular performance by the Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula’s first theater company. Since 1931, Palo Alto Players have been continuously producing quality live theater, including comedies, dramas, classics and musicals in Palo Alto. www.paplayers.org THEATRE WORKS – A pioneer in diversity programming, a regular home to world and regional premieres and a widelyhailed source of original new works for the American stage, TheatreWorks is the nationally-acclaimed theater of Silicon Valley. www.theatreworks.org WEST BAY OPERA – Experience the wonder of opera at the West Bay Opera at an affordable price. First-class singers, a top-notch orchestra and a magical stage makes for a sparkling, unforgettable performance. www.westbayopera.org/reviews.html

✶ CANTOR ARTS CENTER Immerse yourself in the fantastic art collections at the Cantor Arts Center! The Cantor Arts Center’s diverse collections span continents, cultures and 5,000 years of art history and include one of the largest presentations of Rodin bronzes outside Paris. Come see a wide range of changing exhibitions and take advantage of docent tours, lectures, gallery talks, symposia, classes and special events. Admission is free. https://museum.stanford.edu

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