Capitol Aquarium is really the "cat's meow" of fish stores. It's the biggest fish store I have personally ever seen, with the widest variety of fish, both salt and freshwater!! The staff at Capital Aquarium are nice and knowledgeable about all kinds of fish. There is a fabulous Koi pond as you walk in the door....Sherbert the Red Devil that "chases" you, a 1,000 gallon tank to awe over.....plus you can get good deals on tanks at certain times of the year!! Lots of fishy supplies as well. The prices are a bit high, but their live fish guarantee for freshwater fish can't be beat!! I highly recommend Capitol Aquarium!!!
If you are looking for a great kid friendly place to bring your young ones for a trauma free haircut, look no further!! Located in the ever growing city of Rocklin, the Zoo is a wonderful place to bring your children to get their hair cut!! The folks who own and operate the Zoo are wonderful with children, and allow the children to "help" as part of the "detraumatization." The shop reminds you of being on a safari!!! The prices are a bit higher than regular shops, but it is well worth the tantrum free haircut!!
Salon Image, located in the lovely city of Rocklin, California, is just where you want to go to get your hair colored, cut, and styled!! April Chiorino is a wonderful warm cosmetologist who has loads of experience in coloring hair!!! I was nervous when I started coloring my hair, but April has never steered me wrong!!! She's fairly priced, and she's really sweet!!! I highly recommend April and Salon Image!!
Incredible Pets, located next to the Dollar Store in the Bel Air shopping center in Auburn is a nice place to check out!! They have a nice selection of fish, reptiles, birds, and rodents to peek at, and possibly take home!!! The staff at Incredible Pets is really nice, and they try to help out as much as possible. There is a big selection of pet supplies as well, so you can find everything you need right inside the store!! Check out Incredible Pets today!!
The Bernhard Museum, located in the lovely foothills of Auburn, California, is a nice affordable spot to take the family!! The museum is actually a home that the Bernhard's owned in the 1800's, and is loaded with actual items from the Berhards. There are docents who are dressed in appropriate 1800's attire that take you through the house and the barn, and the tour is very educational. This would be good for school aged children. A donation is expected at the door. Very neat historical site!! Educational for the whole family.
If you're looking for something fantastically fun to do in the city by the bay, look no further!!! The Exploratorium in San Francisco, California is one of the most fun places I have ever visited!!! Remember all of those science classes? Now you can see science in action!! This is a totally kid friendly venue that people of all ages can learn from and enjoy!! The Exploratorium is one of the best places to visit - both for fun and educational purposes!! I highly recommend the Exploratorium to anyone!!!
The Asian Art Museum, located in the gorgeous city of San Francisco, is an educational treat!! If you have an interest in Asian culture and artwork, look no further!! You can view items that are thousands of years old.....take a trip through time, and see the rise and fall of many dynasties. It is most appropriate for school aged children through adult. The Asian Art Museum is located close to other museums and Golden Gate park. It's a must see for Asian art lovers!!
If you're looking for an educational, fun place for the whole family, you need to see the California Academy of Sciences!! Located now in downtown San Francisco (no longer in Golden Gate park, darn!), this is one fabulous collection of critters and information!!! Children love looking at the different varieties of animals, and grown ups love the amount of education that is provided!! Neat stuff in the gift shops. You can' help but love it here!!
The Sacramento Zoo is a fabulous place to take the family anytime!! Throughout the year, they offer different events as for the zoo, such as Ice Cream at the Zoo, or Music in the Zoo. They are constantly working to improve the animals' habitats, and the staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. There is a large collection of critters here.....giraffes, hippos, zebras, red pandas, snow leopards - the works!! Come enjoy a family friendly day at the zoo!! Lots of shade here too.
The Folsom City Zoo is small but packed with lots of different critters, and is full of great information and education!! Located in the beautiful town of Folsom, California, this zoo is not so huge as to get lost, but is a good size for young children. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and it is a real treat to see this zoo!! My favorite was the mountain lion exhibit....I felt so close to the big cats!! The Folsom Zoo was a very enjoyable place to visit - something the family can enjoy at affordable prices!!