Kidspace Children's Museum

Kidspace Children's Museum Kidspace Children's Museum has nearly 3.5 acres of interactive environments with a mission to nurture the potential of all children.
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Nestled in Brookside Park next to the Rose Bowl, Kidspace Children’s Museum is an industry leader in the field of informal, free-choice education whose mission is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners. In its over 35-year history Kidspace has become known for seeking out new ways to bring children and families together to learn and play. Located on nearly three and a half acres in Pasadena, California, Kidspace Children’s Museum has more than 40 hands-on exhibits, in addition to its outdoor spaces, programs, and activities that are designed to encourage a child’s growth and development through exploration of the environment, investigation in science, and artistic expression.

Mission: Nurting the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners.

Help our Kind Wishes Tree grow at Kidspace with hopes, dreams, and wishes for our community in 2020! Kindness Rocks! is ...
01/16/2020

Help our Kind Wishes Tree grow at Kidspace with hopes, dreams, and wishes for our community in 2020! Kindness Rocks! is this weekend, including MLK Day Monday, Jan. 20 - https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/kindness-rocks #kindness #wishingtree #chinesenewyear #MLKDay2020

It is almost #MuseumFreeDay! Kidspace has a Fast Pass timed ticket available: https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/even...
01/16/2020
Free Museum Day Returns to SoCal on Jan. 25; Here’s a Full List of Over 45 Participating Institutions

It is almost #MuseumFreeDay! Kidspace has a Fast Pass timed ticket available: https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/event-list/museums-free-all

Clear your calendar for Saturday, Jan. 25. That's the date when more than 45 museums throughout Southern California will waive the cost of admission for the entire day. The annual free museum day event, now in its 15th year, offers children and adults alike the opportunity to experience a wide varie...

Play does not need to be quantifiable, but is proven to be essential. All children are born with the capacity, and the d...
01/15/2020
Play IS the Point

Play does not need to be quantifiable, but is proven to be essential. All children are born with the capacity, and the drive, to get lost in their imagination, so let's encourage it. Check out these 10 play pointers for parents, and join us for daily play at Kidspace!
#parenting #play #childdevelopment

Avital Schreiber Levy, a parenting coach, stresses the importance of prioritizing the play in order for learning to evolve.

Exciting Space News! In the search for alien planets, scientists are excited when they find one that seems to reflect ou...
01/15/2020
An Earth-size planet in the habitable zone? New NASA discovery is one special world.

Exciting Space News! In the search for alien planets, scientists are excited when they find one that seems to reflect our own world back to us. Here's what NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, just found. #SpaceExploration #Astronomy #FunFacts

Scientists say they've spotted something incredible in data from NASA's TESS mission: an Earth-size planet orbiting within its star's habitable zone. Here's what that could mean.

What can you create at Kidspace? Join us for kid-driven play to spark imaginative thinking and endless fun!#BabyYoda #Bi...
01/09/2020

What can you create at Kidspace? Join us for kid-driven play to spark imaginative thinking and endless fun!
#BabyYoda #BigBlueBlocks #MuseumPlay

Say hello to our visiting panda from Moonlight Forest! This special lantern will be on view at Kidspace this week and wi...
01/07/2020

Say hello to our visiting panda from Moonlight Forest! This special lantern will be on view at Kidspace this week and will be full of light tonight at Free Family Night, Jan. 7, 4-8pm.

Don't miss Free Family Night tonight, 1/7 from 4:00 to 8:00pm, with a performance from Lineage Dance at 6:00pm. #free #f...
01/07/2020
Free Family Night | Kidspace Museum

Don't miss Free Family Night tonight, 1/7 from 4:00 to 8:00pm, with a performance from Lineage Dance at 6:00pm. #free #familyevent #socalmuseums

Located near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Kidspace is a unique children’s museum that features over 40 hands-on exhibits, daily programs, and themed events on 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor space. Kidspace encourages a child’s growth and development through explorations in natural environments, i...

Don't stress about resolutions! Let's think about the good stuff and how we can have more of it in 2020 #parenting #newy...
01/06/2020
4 Tips to Making 2020 Your Family's Best Year Yet

Don't stress about resolutions! Let's think about the good stuff and how we can have more of it in 2020 #parenting #newyearsresolution

Resolutions don't have to be stressful—and we talked to an expert to find out how.

It's 2020, ready to try something new with your little one? Register for Kidspace's Little Learners! Grow together in ac...
01/05/2020
Early Learner Programs | Kidspace Museum

It's 2020, ready to try something new with your little one? Register for Kidspace's Little Learners!
Grow together in activities that foster cooperation, boost social development, and strengthen motor skills. First sessions of 2020 start soon!
https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/early-learner

Located near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Kidspace is a unique children’s museum that features over 40 hands-on exhibits, daily programs, and themed events on 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor space. Kidspace encourages a child’s growth and development through explorations in natural environments, i...

#FunFact On this day in history January 3, 1959 - Alaska officially gained statehood in the U.S.A. It had been purchased...
01/04/2020

#FunFact On this day in history January 3, 1959 - Alaska officially gained statehood in the U.S.A. It had been purchased from the Russian Empire in 1867 for approximately $.02/acre.

12/31/2019
Reasons To Give

Let’s finish our 40th anniversary year together – donate today!

One of the museum’s top priorities is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn through play. Support from the community provides resources needed to improve the museum’s educational environments, hands-on learning activities, and Kidspace for All access programs.

We encourage you to make a year-end gift to help the museum deliver life-changing moments every day for every child.
https://kidspacemuseum.wedid.it//

We can’t do it without you! One of the museum’s top priorities is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn through play. Support from the community st...

Are you ready to countdown to the stroke of NOON? Dance with us on December 31 with live DJ's and confetti cannons! http...
12/31/2019
Kidspace Museum

Are you ready to countdown to the stroke of NOON? Dance with us on December 31 with live DJ's and confetti cannons!

https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/noon-year
Kidspace will be open 9:30am-3:00pm. Allow extra time for parking and walking to the museum from Lots I, H, or K. Cannot guarantee participation if arriving after 11:00am. Please note that there is no balloon drop.

We are OPEN today for the last day of Snow Days, Dec. 30! Play in the real snow, listen to Jack & Jill Frost's story tim...
12/30/2019
Kidspace Museum

We are OPEN today for the last day of Snow Days, Dec. 30! Play in the real snow, listen to Jack & Jill Frost's story time and watch our 1:00pm live performance. The museum will be open until 5:00pm today. Don't miss out on this fun, family event before all the snow melts away.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! ❄️ Tomorrow, Dec. 30, is the last day of Snow Days. Join in on our snow dance par...
12/29/2019

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! ❄️ Tomorrow, Dec. 30, is the last day of Snow Days. Join in on our snow dance party, which takes place every half hour.

We thank our friends at Jacmar Foodservice Distribution  for making our cookie decorating Snow Days activity a success! ...
12/29/2019

We thank our friends at Jacmar Foodservice Distribution for making our cookie decorating Snow Days activity a success! 🍪 Grab your bite now through Dec. 30!

Have you met Jill & Jack Frost yet?  With 2 Snow Days remaining there is still time!  Visit today or Monday to play in R...
12/29/2019

Have you met Jill & Jack Frost yet? With 2 Snow Days remaining there is still time! Visit today or Monday to play in REAL SNOW, enjoy winter crafts, and meet Jack & Jill Frost, with special appearances throughout the day. #snowdays #thingstodoinla #pasadena #childrensmuseum

Day 4 of Snow Days begins in 45 minutes! Be sure to join us today or tomorrow for all the winter fun. ❄️
12/29/2019
NBC LA

Day 4 of Snow Days begins in 45 minutes! Be sure to join us today or tomorrow for all the winter fun. ❄️

It's chilly out, and even chillier at Kidspace in Pasadena, where Snow Days are now in full flurry.

4 days left to give! Help us raise the remaining $3,162.07 before December 31st.  Let’s finish our 40th anniversary year...
12/29/2019

4 days left to give! Help us raise the remaining $3,162.07 before December 31st. Let’s finish our 40th anniversary year TOGETHER!
https://kidspacemuseum.wedid.it/

Join us for Snow Days on Sunday from 10am-5pm.  Special performance by Shakti Circus at 11am, with hula hoops and stilt ...
12/29/2019

Join us for Snow Days on Sunday from 10am-5pm. Special performance by Shakti Circus at 11am, with hula hoops and stilt walking! #snowdays #thingstodoinla #pasadena #childrensmuseum

Beautiful weather today at Kidspace Snow Days -Thanks to KTLA 5 News for stopping by this morning for a sneak peek! Don'...
12/28/2019

Beautiful weather today at Kidspace Snow Days -Thanks to KTLA 5 News for stopping by this morning for a sneak peek! Don't miss the Wildlife Learning Center for the 1pm presentation. Snow Days happening thru Dec. 30, see full list of activities and performers: https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/snow-days
#snowdays #thingstodoinla #pasadena

12/28/2019
Snow Dance Party

Thanks for joining us for Snow Days, still 3 days to go! Now thru Dec.30 to play in real snow, have snow dance parties, create winter crafts, and see two performers each day!

12/27/2019

Adorable performance from Patille Dance Studio! Did you miss it? Catch them again on 12/28 Snow Days at 11am. #snowdays #familyevents #thingstodoinla

Fun festivities in Pasadena this week, including Kidspace Snow Days, Sip & Savor, and of course getting ready for the Ro...
12/27/2019
Weekend: Time to Rose to the Occasion, SoCal

Fun festivities in Pasadena this week, including Kidspace Snow Days, Sip & Savor, and of course getting ready for the Rose Parade! Flurry on over and join us as we open Day 2 of Snow Days at 9:30am for 12/27!
#whitechristmas #pasadena #snowdays #snowinLA #thingstodoinLA #familyevents #holidayfun

Equestfest, Bandfest, and Deco Week are filling us with Tournament of Roses-based anticipation.

That storm brought snow to Pasadena just in time for Day 1 of Snow Days! Come build a snowman at the museum and enjoy re...
12/26/2019

That storm brought snow to Pasadena just in time for Day 1 of Snow Days! Come build a snowman at the museum and enjoy real snow along with other winter-themed activities now through Dec. 30! ☃️

12/23/2019
Snow Days 2019

5 Days of Real Snow, December 26-30! Performances at 11:00am and 1:00pm with winter crafts throughout the days!

Do you want to build a snowman? The record for the world's largest snowman was set in 2008 in Bethel, Maine. The snowwom...
12/22/2019

Do you want to build a snowman?
The record for the world's largest snowman was set in 2008 in Bethel, Maine. The snowwoman stood 122ft and 1in tall.
Join us at Kidspace Snow Days, December 26-30, to see what you can build! #SnowDays #SnowinLA
https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/snow-days

Fundraising Update: We are half way to our goal of raising 40k before the end of the year! Your donation makes Kidspace ...
12/21/2019

Fundraising Update: We are half way to our goal of raising 40k before the end of the year! Your donation makes Kidspace for All free and reduced cost programs possible, in addition to the museum’s interactive exhibits and hands-on learning activities. Let’s finish our 40th anniversary year TOGETHER. Donate today! www.kidspacemuseum.org/donate

12/21/2019
Reasons To Give

We can’t do it without you! One of the museum’s top priorities is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn through play. Support from the community strengthens the annual fund, providing the resources needed to make the museum’s informal educational environments, hands-on learning activities, and Kidspace for All access programs possible.

We encourage you to make a gift to help the museum deliver life-changing moments every day for every child. Let’s finish our 40th anniversary year together – donate today!

www.kidspacemuseum.org/donate

Want to get a head start on your 2020 plans? Make Kidspace a part of your birthday celebration. We offer unique party pa...
12/20/2019

Want to get a head start on your 2020 plans? Make Kidspace a part of your birthday celebration. We offer unique party packages that will make your child's special day a fun and cherished occasion. Book Now!
https://e-kcm.kidspacemuseum.org/Programs.aspx

The bee keeper at Kidspace answers this week's Ask Kidspace! - Have you wondered how bees make honey? #FunFacts #honeybe...
12/19/2019
Ask Kidspace! How do Bees Make Honey? | Kidspace Museum

The bee keeper at Kidspace answers this week's Ask Kidspace! - Have you wondered how bees make honey? #FunFacts #honeybees

Located near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Kidspace is a unique children’s museum that features over 40 hands-on exhibits, daily programs, and themed events on 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor space. Kidspace encourages a child’s growth and development through explorations in natural environments, i...

Countdown to Snow Days! Not only can you play in real snow, but did you hear that there will be 2 live shows each day? S...
12/15/2019

Countdown to Snow Days! Not only can you play in real snow, but did you hear that there will be 2 live shows each day? Shakti Circus, Wildlife Learning Center, Reptacular, Mariachi, Handbell Choir, and more! See full performer line-up: https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/snow-days

Need a break from slime? Here's Busy Bee's top 5 arts & crafts gifts to give this season! 1. Doodle it Book with Butter ...
12/14/2019

Need a break from slime? Here's Busy Bee's top 5 arts & crafts gifts to give this season!
1. Doodle it Book with Butter Stix Chalk
2. Do-A-Dot Art
3. Flower Crowns
4. Young Artist Texture Painting
5. Science-Art Fusion Kits

#holidayshopping #toys #art https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/visit/museum-store

12/12/2019
What is Nature Bingo?

Time for another episode of Ask Kidspace! One way to connect with nature is to play Nature Bingo, learn more from Rachel...

This month’s Ask Kidspace! is about Nature Bingo! Learn about this great activity from one of our experts. Thank you for your questions in our Nature Exchang...

As a nonprofit, one of Kidspace’s top priorities is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn through play. S...
12/11/2019

As a nonprofit, one of Kidspace’s top priorities is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn through play. Support from the community strengthens the annual fund, providing the resources needed to make the museum’s informal educational environments, hands-on learning activities, and Kidspace for All access programs possible. Every dollar counts, $10, $25, $40... Donate now at https://kidspacemuseum.wedid.it/ or call 626.243.4508.

They learn from everything we do! #parenting
12/09/2019
Association of Children's Museums

They learn from everything we do! #parenting

"Babies attentively watch those around them, and use that information to guide their own effortful behavior."

via The Conversation

Registration for January 2020 classes is now OPEN! Early Learner Programs for infant to age 4 help children and their ca...
12/07/2019
Kidspace Children's Museum

Registration for January 2020 classes is now OPEN! Early Learner Programs for infant to age 4 help children and their caregivers create lasting memories together. In our Dual Immersion program, your child will have the opportunity to learn to think and communicate in English and Spanish.
#education #toddlerclass #earlychildhood #infantactivity

In Space News: A comet from another star will swing by our sun Dec. 8! Known as 2I/Borisov, it is the first comet to eve...
12/07/2019
A Comet From Another Star Hints That Our Solar System Isn't One-Of-A-Kind

In Space News: A comet from another star will swing by our sun Dec. 8! Known as 2I/Borisov, it is the first comet to ever be seen coming from interstellar space. But despite its alien origins, astronomers say it actually looks pretty familiar...
#outerspace #comet #astronomy #solarsystem

The comet, 2I/Borisov, looks surprisingly like comets closer to home. It's a sign that the processes that formed the sun and planets are at work elsewhere in the universe.

We are 30% of the way to our goal of raising $40,000 before the end of the year. Help the museum deliver life-changing m...
12/06/2019

We are 30% of the way to our goal of raising $40,000 before the end of the year. Help the museum deliver life-changing moments EVERY day for EVERY child. Make a donation today, EVERY dollar counts!

Online: https://kidspacemuseum.wedid.it/
Phone: 626.243.4508
Mail: 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103
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#museum #kidspace #childrensmuseum #donate #support #powerofplay #KCM #Kidspace40 #KCM40

We are 30% of the way to our goal of raising $40,000 before the end of the year. Help the museum deliver life-changing m...
12/06/2019

We are 30% of the way to our goal of raising $40,000 before the end of the year. Help the museum deliver life-changing moments EVERY day for EVERY child. Make a donation today, EVERY dollar counts!

Online: https://kidspacemuseum.wedid.it/
Phone: 626.243.4508
Mail: 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103

"We've turned into ants!" is just one of the play scenarios you might overhear at Kidspace. Pretend play allows children...
12/05/2019
Pretend Play- Part 2 | Kidspace Museum

"We've turned into ants!" is just one of the play scenarios you might overhear at Kidspace. Pretend play allows children to use their imaginations to make up, narrate, and enact stories. Learn more on the K-Blog.
#museumplay #parenting #learningthroughplay

Located near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Kidspace is a unique children’s museum that features over 40 hands-on exhibits, daily programs, and themed events on 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor space. Kidspace encourages a child’s growth and development through explorations in natural environments, i...

The holidays are busy, but don't stress! Here are a few tips to keep it a magical season, full of family time and just t...
12/04/2019
6 Tips to Lift Your Little One’s Mood | Highlights for Children

The holidays are busy, but don't stress! Here are a few tips to keep it a magical season, full of family time and just the right amount of gifts and activities. #parenting #tistheseason #holidays

Follow these 6 no-fail tips to life your little one's mood and avoid a meltdown during this holiday season.

Help make exhibits, hands-on actives and access programs possible. Give a gift today. Every dollar counts! #GivingTuesda...
12/04/2019

Help make exhibits, hands-on actives and access programs possible. Give a gift today. Every dollar counts! #GivingTuesday

Online: https://kidspacemuseum.wedid.it/
Phone: 626.243.4508
Mail: 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103

Address

480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA
91103

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(626) 449-9144

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Nestled in Brookside Park next to the historic Rose Bowl, Kidspace Children’s Museum is an industry leader in the field of informal, free choice learning whose mission is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners.

In its 40-year history, Kidspace has become known for seeking out new ways to bring children and families together to learn and play, serving over 5-million guests in the greater Los Angeles area since 1979. Located on nearly three and a half acres in Pasadena, California, Kidspace Children’s Museum has more than 40 hands-on exhibits, beautiful outdoor spaces, programs, and special events that are designed to encourage a child’s growth and development through exploration of natural environments, investigation in science, and artistic expression.

An incredible seed bed of learning and discovery, the purpose of a children’s museum is to inspire children to learn and grow, equip parents and teachers, and to be a safe place where learners of all abilities can do so at their own pace and focus on topics of interest to them. This is often referred to as “Free Range or Free Choice Learning.” What makes children’s museums different from a school is the approach to informal education, and the variety of both active and pretend play in an experiential setting. We believe in giving our guests hands-on experiences that are relevant and inspiring. Join our adventures!

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Hi .. Is it worth to visit the place with Infant.. just completing one year .. thanks in advance
Little Puppeteers! #kidspace40
Hands down one of my favorite interactive kids museum in LA!
my doll, left the museum crying. that’s how much she love it! mud kitchen, the best!!
Hi! When will your splash fountians be open?
Are you the parent of a 2-to 6-year-old child? Lend science a hand! The HANDS Lab at Florida International University is interested in understanding how children play. Participating in our study involves completing an online survey. We will ask your child play with different objects, and then ask you tell us more about what your child did. Participating is fun and helps us learn how children grow. To participate, use the survey link below: http://bit.ly/2y683B4 For more information about this study contact us: (305) 348-4032 [email protected] http://hands.fiu.edu/
4 Days left to vote for your favorite place to go! Hulafrog's Most Loved Awards are happening now! Vote for Kidspace Children's Museum! https://hulafrog.com/pasadena-ca/kidspace-children-s-museum-2/
Tamara and Allen, thought you two we be interested in checking out Kidspace Children's Museum in #Pasadena. Might be cool to take the kids. I'd be down to meet you there.
So... I like the place, my husband likes the place, my kids like the place... but this "box" is insulting. Really. Please. Somebody do something about it.
Fun + educational 🤓
I am so excited to bring my drums to 23rd Annual Pumpkin Festival this weekend. FREE drum circles Sat 14th & Sun 15th at 12 noon.
Why doesn't your cafe offer children's meals? It's ridiculous to expect my two year old to be capable of eating the portions that are also sold too adults. It's wasteful to make me buy food that I will inevitably have to throw away, let alone the extra cost of buying an adult portion. You're a children's museum, not sure you're aware of this but that means your going to get a lot of children there.