7 Memberships to Save Your Summer

By Nora Heston Tarte
Don’t let your summer be dull. Pack in the fun without busting the budget by stocking up on cool memberships for kids!
Pixie Woods
Where fairy-themed amusement park adventure awaits
Cost: $30, August 6-October 22
Perks: Unlimited admission for up to six, early park access, ride discounts, and more.
3121 Monte Diablo Ave., Stockton (209) 937-7354
Hutchins Street Square Pool
A community pool featuring classes, free swim
Cost: $40 for a 15-visit pass for children 2-17; $58 for adults 18-59
Perks: No additional fees for drop-in classes
125 S. Hutchins St. # A, Lodi (209) 333-6782, Hutchinsstreetsquare.com
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
Through Kidsbowlfree.com, get two free games per day per kid throughout summer
Cost: FREE
1251 E. Yosemite Ave., Manteca (209) 824-2889, Mantecabowl.com
Go Bananas
An indoor jump and play center for kids and their parents
Cost: $25/month for unlimited admission
17918 Murphy Pkwy, Lathrop (209) 858-1500, Gobananasfun.net
Annual Options:
Make the fun last with year-round memberships.
Micke Grove Zoo
A zoological society that promises a truly wild time!
Cost: $60 for a Family Membership (two adults, three children)
Perks: Unlimited admission, discounts within the zoo, free or discounted admission to other zoos and aquariums, and more.
11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi (209) 953-8840, Mgzoo.com
Children’s Museum of Stockton
Offering an educational experience for kids of all ages with hands-on exhibits and more
Cost: $50-150 for an annual pass based on family size
402 W. Weber Ave., Stockton (209) 465-4386, Childrensmuseumstockton.org
The Haggin Museum
Where families can explore art and history in one spot
Cost: $55 for unlimited admission for all immediate family members
Perks: Store discount and mailings
1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton (209) 940-6300, Hagginmuseum.org