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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:00 am

Lodi Lake Park and Nature Trail

1101 W. Turner Road, Lodi

(209) 368-5624

Hiking, boating, picnicking and swimming in designated areas. At the back of the property, a 58-acre riparian forest area winds its way to the Mokelumne River, welcoming nature lovers who might catch a glimpse of a wild animal if they’re quiet.

Admission: A daily vehicle entry fee of $4 for residents and $5 for non-residents is collected whether or not a gate attendant is present. A self-serve pay station is available directly north of the entry gate. There is also a $5 per gas-powered watercraft, trailer or not, boat launching fee.

Beach Hours:Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from May 28 through July 31. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends only from Aug. 1 until Labor Day.Usage fees are $3 adults, $2 ages 3-17 and ages 2 and under, free. Flotation devices and diapers are prohibited.

World of Wonders Science Museum

2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi

(209) 368-0969


Hands-on science museum where children and adults can learn about the world around them through science exhibits and experiments.

Hours: Wednesdays through Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Free for children under 2; $5 for children ages 2-17 and service members with military ID; $7 for adults; $6 for seniors over 60 and students over 18 with student ID.

Lodi Skate Park

Located in Kofu Park, 1145 S. Ham Lane, Lodi

Inline, roller skates or skateboards only.

Hours: 2:30 p.m. to dusk on weekdays; 9 a.m. to dusk on weekends and holidays.

The Pool at Hutchins Street Square

125 S. Hutchins St., second floor, Lodi

(209) 333-5510 or (209) 369-6921

Admission: For children ages 2-17, seniors over 60 and people with permanent disabilities, $3.50 per day/$40 for a 15-visit pass (residents only), or $3.75 per day/$45 for a 15-visit pass (non-residents). For adults ages 18 to 59, $4.75 per day/$58 for a 15-visit pass (residents only), or $5 per day/$63 for a 15-visit pass (non-residents).

Blakely Park Pool

1050 S. Stockton St., Lodi

(209) 333-6782

Open weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Admission: $1.50; children 2 and under are free.

The Mud Mill Pottery Painting Studio

115 S. School St. Suite 1, Lodi

(209) 365-9900


Walk in any time and paint your heart out. Choose from more than 300 bisque designs and 70 different colors, and let your creative side come alive!

Studio hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Serpentarium

2379 Maggio Circle, Lodi

(209) 369-7737


The Serpentarium is a privately owned display of reptiles exhibited in their natural habitat, including anacondas, a 200-pound Burmese python and a 7-foot crocodile monitor.

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Micke Grove Regional Park/LODI

11793 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi

The Lodi park is home to the Micke Grove Zoo, San Joaquin County Historical Museum, Japanese Garden, Fun Town and Wortley Lake, a 3-acre lake accentuated by a 40-foot water fountain.

Entry/parking is $5 per vehicle.

Micke Grove Zoo

(209) 953-8840 or (209) 331-7270


The 5-acre zoo houses favorites like Nitro the bobcat, a snow leopard, scarlet ibis, golden lion tamarins and other mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates.

Hours: Open daily (except Christmas) from 8 a.m. to sunset (from Memorial Day through Labor Day) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Adults, $2; youths (3-17), $1; children 2 and under, free.

San Joaquin County Museum

(209) 953-3460 or (209) 331-2055

Summer hours: Wednesday after Memorial Day through the first Sunday in November, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winter hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed certain holidays.

Admission: Adults (18-64), $5; seniors (65+) and teens (13-17), $4; children (6-12), $2; children 5 and under, free.

Japanese Garden

Cherry blossom trees, Tea House and Koi pond.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday through Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Admission: Free with parking/entry fee.

Fun Town

(209) 369-7330

Amusement rides and carnival-inspired treats.

Summer hours: April 1 through September, weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Winter hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Admission: $1.75 per ticket, book of 10 tickets, $15.


Gora Aquatic Center

630 Chabolla Ave., Galt

(209) 744-9544

Seasonal hours begin the week before Memorial Day.

Admission: Toddlers (4 and under), $1.75; youths (5-12), $2.75; teens (13-17), $3; adults (18-59), $3.25; and seniors (60+), $1.75.

Galt Skate Park

620 Chabolla Ave., Galt

Skateboards, roller-skates and in-line skates. Picnic area and barbecue. It's lighted and has restrooms.

Hours: Skate Park summer hours are 9 a.m. until dusk. 2:30 p.m. until dusk when school is in session.

Cosumnes River Preserve

13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt



Hiking trails and bird watching on more than 50,000 open acres.

Hours: Visitor Center, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During July and August, the center is open 8 a.m. to noon.




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