As a relatively small town with a population of just more than 9,000 people, Corte Madera is a family oriented community and has many activities suitable for both adults and children. With its small-town feel and safe atmosphere, you and your children will be able to have a fun time making new and unique memories in Corte Madera, whether you’re a resident or a visitor. Unique opportunities for family fun are plentiful in town, and the surrounding area boasts even more opportunities. From learning about and experiencing nature with your family to great play centers for your children to run around and play, the area is ripe with ways to exercise and learn.
498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, California 94925
Close to downtown, this spacious park is the perfect place to head with your family. Grab a bite to eat at nearby restaurants or pack a picnic for a budget-friendly family activity. There is enough space here for you and your older kids to run around on the grass and a play structure for your toddlers and grade-school age kiddos to climb and explore. The park is located in an enclosed, gated area and even includes a skateboard park and a two-sided wall for handball and other games.
Marin History Museum
1125 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
The Marin History Museum was founded in 1935 in celebration of the tradition of creativity and innovation in the people of the county. With educational programs and exhibitions, the museum strives to honor the past and help visitors understand the present and dream of the future. Located on the Boyd Estate, former home of Louise Arner Boyd, an arctic explorer and adventurer, the museum not only provides a glimpse into the past but is a piece of it. Tuesday through Saturday, the museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Thursday, when it is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum
1920 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920
The town of Tiburon is a short drive away from Corte Madera and features an original train depot from the extension of the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad to Point Tiburon. The extension was built in 1884 and ran until 1967. After that, the depot and shoreline were given to the town for a museum and open space. Now you and your children can go to this museum to see and learn about the Point Tiburon yard in the first decade of the 20th century and see a replica scale model. On the second floor of the depot, you can see a restored stationmaster’s residence from the time between 1913 and 1940. The museum is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only surviving dual use terminal west of the Hudson River. The Tiburon Railroad and Ferry Museum is open from April to October on Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends, from 1 to 4 p.m.