Best Fun Place for Kids - 2004
Want to explore how it feels to fly using digital technology? Dance your way up a cone through a motion-sensor soundscape? You've come to the right place. This innovative museum geared to kids and teens is full of enough high-tech gadgetry and other neat stuff to appeal to grown-ups as well. Hands-on interactive exhibits allow visitors to create clay figurines, design their own Web sites, and experiment with digital photography. Located atop the Moscone Center in Yerba Buena Gardens, Zeum is adjacent to a 130,000-square-foot children's garden and playground, an ice skating rink, bowling lanes, and, not to be missed, a hand-carved Charles Loof carousel that was once a fixture at San Francisco's Playland-at-the-Beach amusement park. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; adults $7, youths 4-18 $5.