Attractions

Water World USA

Top Rides

Experience Northern California's largest collection of heart-pounding water slides and attractions! ( check it out )

Thrill Rides

From the thrill of TORNADO to a 70-foot freefall on Cliffhanger and more than 30 slides to chose from, Waterworld California is home to the most thrilling slides in the region. ( learn more )

Family Rides

Families with kids of all ages can enjoy a variety of whimsical water adventures including the all-new Lil' Kahuna's Waterworks, Treasure Island interactive play structure and our massive Wild Water Kingdom themed area! ( learn more )

Park hours: http://www.waterworldcalifornia.com/calendar.aspx

Calypso Cabana Village

Looking for the ultimate water park experience or private family outing? Enjoy the privacy of our exclusive Calypso Cabana village! Advanced reservations for cabanas are now made online and must be paid in full to confirm. Please note: park admission is not included with Calypso Cabana rentals..

Each VIP Calypso Cabana
rental includes:

  • Cabana for up to six (6) guests
    (park admission not included)
  • 1 table, 4 chairs and 2 lounge chairs
  • 1 15-minute massage per person
    (first come first serve)
  • Pedicures and manicures for the group
    – compliments of Paris Beauty College
  • 1 Surfside Appetizer Platter for the group
  • 1 32 oz. souvenir cup with unlimited soft
    drink refills for the day
  • 2 tube rentals, 1 locker rental and 1 bottle of
    water per person
  • 1 souvenir Calypso Cabana ice bucket
  • Concierge service tailoring to your every need
  • Shared area in the park's VIP section, overlooking
    the majestic Breaker Beach Wave Pool

Each Standard Calypso Cabana
rental includes:

  • Cabana for up to six (6) guests
    (park admission not included)
  • 1 table, 4 chairs and 2 lounge chairs
  • 2 tube rentals, 1 locker rental and 1 bottle of water per person
  • 1 souvenir Calypso Cabana ice bucket
  • Concierge service tailoring to your every need
  • Shared area in the park's VIP section, overlooking the majestic Breaker Beach Wave Pool

Shopping

Tahiti Trader Gift Shop

Everything you need to enjoy your day in the warm California sun. Towels, bathing suits, swimwear, sunglasses, film and our largest collection of Waterworld California merchandise and souvenirs!

Sandy's Candies

Everything to satisfy your sweet tooth! Sweet and sour candies, chocolate and a variety of other tempting treats await!

Henna Tattoos

Get inked and choose from a variety of temporary tattoos that mom and dad will approve of.

Tube Rentals

Daily Tube rentals. Deposit required.

Dining

Windjammer Food Court

Something for everyone! Featuring Pizza by the slice or whole pie, sirloin burgers, chicken breast sandwhiches, chicken strips, American fries, garlic fries, onion rings and a variety of desserts.

Surfside Grill

Chicken strips and hot wings, chili cheese American fries, nachos, mozzarella cheese sticks and soft drinks.

Coconut Hut (Snack Shack)

Ice cream, fast snacks and freshly shaved sno-cones in a variety of flavors.

Dippin-Dots

Enjoy the "Ice Cream of the Future" in a variety of flavors.

The Wipeout

Satisfy your summer thirst! Pouring a cariety of ice-cold draft and bottles domestic and imported beer, wine, blended smoothies and margaritas.

Wipeout Lounge

Ice-cold beer, wine and margaritas. Plus, a variety of appetizers!

Breaker Beach Refreshments

Ice-cold beer and an assortment of soft drinks.

Birthday Pavilion

Private birthday area. Reservations required. Call 925-609-1364 for more information.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GUEST SERVICES

We want your visit to be as smooth as it is fun. The list below includes general visitor information like park safety guidelines and services available -- from ATMs to first aid. You'll also find tips on what to bring, along with ways to help you make the most of your day!

SAFE & SECURE ENTRY

For your safety, Waterworld California reserves the right to search any bags brought on premises. Weapons, chemical sprays or knives of any kind are not permitted in the park. Graffiti material will be confiscated at the front gate.

ATM

One ATM is located at the Ticket Windows adjacent to the front gate.

GUEST CONDUCT

Line jumping, unruly behavior and profanity may be cause for ejections without a refund. Please walk and do not sit/stand on railings or fences.

FIRST AID

Fully certified EMT's are on duty at all times when the park is open. First Aid is located on the left side behind the entrance of the Big Kahuna Family Slide.

TUBE RENTALS

Attraction specific tubes are provided for rides in the park where tubes are required. Tube rentals may be used on Wave Pool and Lazy River only. Single tube rentals are available for $6.00 per tube plus a $5.00 refundable deposit. Please note due to new California State Regulations, we no longer allow outside tubes into the park.

LOCKER RENTALS

All-day lockers are available to store all valuables that you may have brought to the park. Rentals are $7 for a regular, $10 for a large, $12 for a jumbo.

CALYPSO CABANA RENTALS

Looking for a little more upscale, or private family outing? Enjoy the privacy of our exclusive cabana area! Overlooking Breaker Beach Wave Pool, this private area offers waiter service, your own personal Cabana area as well as an exclusive, secluded area away from the general public. Reservations for cabanas must be made in advance online . If you do not reserve a cabana in advance, stop by the cabana booth to rent on a first come first serve basis. Calypso Cabanas are located adjacent to Hurricane slide complex. Reservations are kept until 12pm.

GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES

All of the slide/tube attractions require climbing stairs. Breaker Beach Wave Pool and portions of Wild Water Kingdom are wheelchair accessible. Ride accessibility information is available at Guest Relations or at each attraction.

General Information:

RIDE RESTRICTIONS

Some attractions have height and/or weight restrictions. Ride specific information is posted at each attraction.

DRESS CODE

Cut-off jeans/shorts, swimwear with buttons, zippers, rivets or snaps on the back are NOT permitted on any of the slides, nor in the park. Thong swimsuits, Speedos and other revealing swimwear is not allowed or considered appropriate attire for this park.

FLOTATION DEVICES

Coast Guard approved life vests are provided free of charge for weak swimmers at Breaker Beach Wave Pool. Life vests are not allowed on any slides. You may bring your own life vest into the park, however we reserve the right to inspect and deny use of certain devices such as arm floaties, noodles or any other item we deem a safety hazard or potentially harmful to our filtration system. Only clear floatation devices aside from life vests are allowed in the Wave Pool.

OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK

No outside food or drink may be brought into Waterworld California, including coolers. People with special medical diets or infants will be allowed to bring their food into the park. All other food and drink must be consumed outside the park gate. A picnic area is provided directly to the side of the front gate for your convenience.

LOST CHILDREN/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MESSAGES

Establish a meeting place before you enter the park. We recommend the triple fountain at the front of the park. If you become separated, instruct children to ask any employee to direct them to Guest Relations. Pages cannot be broadcast. Messages may be left at Guest Relations for separated parties.

PARK RE-ENTRY

To exit and return on the same day, get your hand stamped before you exit. Re-enter through the re-entry gate.

WEATHER

For safety reasons, during inclement weather (hard rain, lightning, hail) attractions may close. As soon as weather conditions permit, attractions will re-open.

TIPS FOR FAMILY FUN

Planning an exciting weekend the whole family can enjoy? Consider purchasing a Season Pass so you can enjoy unlimited visits all summer! Drop by Guest Relations for details!

Good hygiene is important for safe clean water. Please shower before and after entering attractions.

Have a young, diapered infant with you? Protective plastic pants must be worn for health and sanitary reasons. Infants may only be changed on changing stations, not on lounge chairs or tables. Sick or recently sick children should refrain from all water attractions for the safety of all guests.

Remember the sunscreen ... and apply it often. Waterworld recommends SPF 30 or higher.

Please read all health, height or weight restrictions identified at each attraction entrance. MOST IMPORTANTLY.....HAVE FUN!

Due to ride maintenance and other circumstances, certain rides and attractions may not be open to the public on a limited basis. Rides subject to availability and/or height, weight and safety restrictions.

Driving Directions:

From the North Bay:
Take I-80 West to I-780 East. At the end of I-780, take the I-680 South exit toward Concord. Go over the Benicia Bridge and exit at Willow Pass Road, turn left at the light onto Willow Pass Road. Turn left onto Waterworld Pkwy.

From San Jose:
Take I-680 North to Concord, exit at Willow Pass Road, turn right at the light onto Willow Pass Road. Turn left onto Waterworld Pkwy.

From Oakland/San Francisco:
Take the Bay Bridge East to Highway 24 East, toward Walnut Creek. Go through the Caldecott Tunnel. Highway 24 will end at I-680. Take the Northbound overpass to I-680, toward Concord. Exit at Willow Pass Road, turn right at the light onto Willow Pass Road. Turn left onto Waterworld Pkwy.

Lindsey Wildlife Museum

Museum history
A local businessman, Alexander Lindsay, founded Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Sandy, as friends knew him, started teaching neighborhood children about nature in the early 1950s. He soon drew parents in to help, and this group of civic-minded people incorporated as the Diablo Junior Museum Association with a governing board of directors in June 1955. Initially housed in an elementary school, the museum began offering school age children summer classes and field trips focused on the natural world. The institution's name was changed to the Alexander Lindsay Junior Museum in 1962 to honor its founder after his premature death at age 44.
After nearly a decade of operation, it became apparent that a permanent, year-round site was necessary. In 1965, as the City of Walnut Creek was enlarging its park system, the museum moved into an unoccupied water pump house that was available in Larkey Park. With a new 5,000 square-foot home, the museum could now develop and display a permanent collection of live, non-releasable native wildlife and natural history objects. The City of Walnut Creek assumed operation of the museum until 1986, when it became independently operated as a private, not-for-profit organization.
People came to the museum for help with wild animals that had been injured or orphaned because of intense urban growth and the loss of native habitat. In response, a formal wildlife rehabilitation program - the first of its kind in the United States - began in 1970. Museum programming now catered to all age groups, and in 1987 the board of directors dropped "Junior" from the organization, shortening the name to The Lindsay Museum. In 1990, the museum was reaccredited by the American Association of Museums, validating the institution's quality of programming and management practices.
In 1984 the museum received notice that it would have to move. A capital campaign was launched, yielding $7 million, and the new 28,000-square-foot museum in Larkey Park opened in 1993. In 1996 the name was changed to Lindsay Wildlife Museum in order to better reflect who we are and what we do.
Lindsay Wildlife Museum currently serves more than 100,000 visitors each year, including 40,000 school children. Approximately 600 volunteers are active in the museum's work, contributing more than 120,000 hours of service each year to education, wildlife care, museum operations, fundraising and outreach.
Hours & prices
Winter hours
(September 16 - June 15)
Wednesday - Friday 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Summer hours
(June 16 - September 15)
Wednesday - Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
For hours on a specific day click here
For hospital hours click here
Admission prices
$7 for adults
$6 for seniors 65+
$5 for children 2 -17
FREE for members and for children under 2 years old!
All weekday morning hours during the school year are reserved in advance for school and group programs.
 
Group rates
Groups of 15-35 people must make reservations two weeks in advance to receive a discounted admission rate of $4 per child (ages 2-17) and $5 per adult admission. Group admissions are scheduled on a first come, first served basis, are not scheduled on holidays and do not include a guided tour. There must be at least one adult for every eight children. Call 925-627-2944 to reserve space for your group.

Directions and Parking

Address
1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek, CA USA 94597
Parking
The museum is located in a residential area. There are no parking fees nor meters. Please park only in the museum parking lots on the east and west sides of the museum, the Friends Church lot across the street (except Sunday mornings) or on Buena Vista Avenue. Please do not park on First Avenue in front of our neighbors' homes — you will get a parking ticket.
Directions by public transit
Take BART to the Walnut Creek or the Pleasant Hill stations. County Connection offers very limited service between the BART stations and Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Call County Connection at 925-676-7500 or visit their website at www.cccta.org for schedule information. The museum is about a one mile walk from the Pleasant Hill BART station and about one and one-half miles from the Walnut Creek BART station. Cab service is available to Lindsay Wildlife Museum from both BART stations.
Directions by bike
Take BART to Pleasant Hill Station. Cycle across the parking lot to reach the Iron Horse Trail, and head south. Turn right on the Contra Costa Canal Trail, then hang a sharp U-Turn just before Treat Boulevard onto the Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail. The total distance is about a mile and a half. Great maps are available from the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.
Daily activities
Fun for all ages! Join us, Wednesday through Sunday, for the following activities.
  Petting Circle
10:30 am (Sat, Sun only), 12:30 pm, 3:45 pm
Learn about and touch a rabbit, guinea pig, hamster or rat – a family favorite!
  Raptors! Presented by Chevron
1:00 pm
Meet a resident eagle, hawk or owl and learn how keepers work with these magnificent birds.
  Feeding Demonstration
2:00 pm
What's for lunch? Watch one of the wildlife ambassadors eat their afternoon meal and learn how animal keepers use meal time to encourage natural behaviors.
  Mammal Presentation
3:15 pm
What is animal training? What is enrichment? Watch how animal keepers use positive reinforcement in this training and enrichment demonstration featuring one of our mammal ambassadors: bobcat, coyote or ground squirrel.
  Live Animal Encounters
Throughout the day
Meet an animal ambassador up-close and personal!
What's happening?
16th Annual Golf for the Wild
Monday, May 24, 2010
Join us for a great day of golf at the beautiful Diablo Country Club in Diablo. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, opportunity to play golf on this exclusive course, attempting success on several holes-in-one, great food, one-of-a kind auction items, and supporting the programs and services offered by Lindsay Wildlife Museum.
Learn more
The Avian Art of Stefan Savides
As part of our dedication to wildlife and nature in all forms, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum is proud to welcome the bronze bird sculptures of Stefan Savides beginning May 5, 2010. The title of his show is "The Avian Art of Stefan Savides.”

Savides, originally from Vacaville, now lives in Oregon where his immaculate attention to detail has earned praise for his work. Fascinated by birds since he was a child, Savides spent many years traveling the United States, Canada and Europe judging taxidermy and carving shows and conducting seminars and workshops.

Savides' works can be found in collections and museums around the country, including the Shedd aquarium in Chicago, Cabela stores, and the Smithsonian. His work has also been featured in several “Birds in Art” shows that the Lindsay has hosted.

Savides' exhibit begins May 5th and runs through July 5th at Lindsay Wildlife Museum.
Register for Summer Classes
The summer edition of our program guide is now available. You'll find lots of fun, educational programs such as Dino Mania, Awesome Predators, and CSI Detective Camp.

And don't forget that now is a great time to register for summer camps. With our Wild Times Summer Camp ratio's set at 3:1 for the younger age campers, our program is a great introduction to day camp for your little adventurer.

Learn more
Member only Tuesdays
This summer, to help you avoid the crowds, we will have Member Only Tuesdays from June 15th to August 31st noon to 5pm.
Wow Tours are now available!
Come experience the museum in a new way and see what makes us passionate about wildlife and nature. The one hour WOW Tour includes a tour of the hospital and museum and our animal encounters department. You must be at least 10 years old to attend. The next WOW Tours will be held April 22nd and 24th. Call Mary McAfee at 925-627-2951 for a reservation or click here for more information.

Cultural Arts

Brisas de Espana ~ Center For Hispanic Cultural Arts

Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94521 (925) 939-7850 - Venue Website

CAROLINA LUGO'S
"Brisas de Espana ~ Center For Hispanic Cultural Arts"
We offer classes in Spanish dance w/castenets-Flamenco-Ballet Latino & Latin Fusion to All Ages, All Levels
* Children's Training Program-ages 5-8, 9-12,
* Teens Program-ages 13-17
* Pre-professional Training-ages... more

CAROLINA LUGO'S
"Brisas de Espana ~ Center For Hispanic Cultural Arts"
We offer classes in Spanish dance w/castenets-Flamenco-Ballet Latino & Latin Fusion to All Ages, All Levels
* Children's Training Program-ages 5-8, 9-12,
* Teens Program-ages 13-17
* Pre-professional Training-ages 18-24
* Partial Scholarship Program on a sliding fee scale

CinéArts

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CinéArts @ Pleasant Hill

2314 Monument Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 687-1168