Kidspace Children's Museum

Kidspace Children's Museum Kidspace Children's Museum has nearly 3.5 acres of interactive environments with a mission to provide joyful, kid-driven experiences and space to 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: Nurturing the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners.

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09/12/2020

Can you guess which Kidspace Animal Ambassador this is? Watch to find out! More fun facts can be found below. 🔽
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Desert Hairy Scorpions live right here in Southern California! They are arthropods, which means they have an exoskeleton, a skeleton on the outside of the body. Scorpions belong to a group of animals that have been around for over FOUR MILLION YEARS! (That's way older than most grown-ups). And when they are born, babies ride on their mother's back for almost 3 weeks. CUTE!

8 simple games to make recess at-home easy to incorporate into your child’s school day! 🤸Find out here: https://bit.ly/3...
09/10/2020

8 simple games to make recess at-home easy to incorporate into your child’s school day! 🤸

Find out here: https://bit.ly/3bJg5Vn

#athomelearning #recess #backtoschool

09/05/2020
School Day Clock

Help your child find success this school year with this clock activity that promotes a predictable routine and gives them ownership of their time and schedule. 🕒 How-to instructions: https://bit.ly/3lSarFa

#athomelearning #BackToSchool

08/28/2020
Mess Free Finger Painting

Do your kids love to finger paint, but the thought of cleaning it all up is too much right now? 🎨 Here's a (mostly) mess free way for everyone to enjoy this art activity! Full K-Blog: https://bit.ly/2Qyc1gK

#kidactivities #kidsart

08/26/2020
Can Crusher

You may be able to crush a soda can with your hand or even your foot, but do you think you can crush a can by simply changing its temperature? Let’s find out together in this science experiment all about pressure!

08/24/2020

Change is normal part of growth - even for a cockroach! Check out this cool behind the scenes footage of one of our Kidspace cockroaches going through some big changes as it grows bigger.

Learn how to experience nature indoors by making a fun sensory bin. Collect items from around your neighborhood to make ...
08/21/2020

Learn how to experience nature indoors by making a fun sensory bin. Collect items from around your neighborhood to make your own like this Insect Sensory Bin. 🐛 Find out how to make it here: https://bit.ly/3bzDhnj

#athomelearning #museumfromhome

08/19/2020

August 19 is National Aviation Day! Honor all the aviators that made modern flight possible by learning to fold two different paper airplanes; one that goes fast and straight and one that does a stunt!

For the full blog, visit: https://www.kidspacemuseum.org/news/blog/national-aviation-day

#NationalAviationDay

It's National Aviation Day! ✈️ Honor all the aviators that made modern flight possible by learning to fold two different...
08/19/2020

It's National Aviation Day! ✈️ Honor all the aviators that made modern flight possible by learning to fold two different paper airplanes; one that goes a long distance and one that does a stunt! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3gdn0Xe

#NationalAviationDay #athomelearning

Use veggie scraps to create water color paint! 🌈 It’s a great way to get kids in the kitchen, practicing skills that sup...
08/17/2020

Use veggie scraps to create water color paint! 🌈 It’s a great way to get kids in the kitchen, practicing skills that support science, communication, and most of all, have fun together! 🥕 Full K-Blog: https://bit.ly/2XaL5Xo

Today is National Tell A Joke Day! Need some inspiration? Here are some ideas to start KIDding around! 🤣 #TellAJokeDay
08/16/2020

Today is National Tell A Joke Day! Need some inspiration? Here are some ideas to start KIDding around! 🤣

#TellAJokeDay

Did you know that rubbing is one of the oldest types of printmaking? Try making a nature rub card at home for someone sp...
08/15/2020

Did you know that rubbing is one of the oldest types of printmaking? Try making a nature rub card at home for someone special. 🍃🌿 Learn how to make your own here: https://bit.ly/3gs9osw

#athomelearning #kidscrafts

Explore some silly, open-ended conversations that let you and your family put on your creative thinking hats and imagine...
08/13/2020

Explore some silly, open-ended conversations that let you and your family put on your creative thinking hats and imagine fun ideas together: https://bit.ly/3iw3IhB

#athomelearning #parents

Harness the power of the sun to make the iconic gooey summer treat, S'mores, using a "solar oven!" ☀️ Find the yummy det...
08/10/2020

Harness the power of the sun to make the iconic gooey summer treat, S'mores, using a "solar oven!" ☀️

Find the yummy details here: https://bit.ly/30wqXSu

#nationalsmoresday #smores #smoresday

Calling all builders! Get out in the sun and get your hands dirty with our Sensory Sandcastles. 🏖️ Learn some tricks for...
08/07/2020

Calling all builders! Get out in the sun and get your hands dirty with our Sensory Sandcastles. 🏖️ Learn some tricks for the whole family in our K-BLOG: https://bit.ly/2XxXgPc

#athomelearning #kids

Meet our Eastern Box Turtle, Sherman! Did you know that Sherman has been a Kidspace Animal Ambassador for over 20 years?...
08/05/2020

Meet our Eastern Box Turtle, Sherman! Did you know that Sherman has been a Kidspace Animal Ambassador for over 20 years? 🐢 Learn more fun facts about these types of turtles in our K-Blog (also available in Spanish): https://bit.ly/326gOxc

We love to play with our food! Creating in the kitchen encourages enjoyment and familiarity with cooking basics. It's a ...
08/04/2020

We love to play with our food! Creating in the kitchen encourages enjoyment and familiarity with cooking basics. It's a form of meaningful self-expression (with the added benefit of tasting yummy). 🥕🍅 What edible art will you create?

Learn more: https://bit.ly/30py7YK

#foodart

With your help, we have surpassed our $50,000 fundraising goal and have raised more than $100,000 through matching gifts...
07/31/2020

With your help, we have surpassed our $50,000 fundraising goal and have raised more than $100,000 through matching gifts for the museum! We look forward to welcoming everyone back soon. Thank you for helping to protect the future of creativity, learning, and play for children in our community.

Learn a simple watercolor technique that layers paint to create geode art! 🪨🖌️ Geodes are rock structures that are hollo...
07/30/2020

Learn a simple watercolor technique that layers paint to create geode art! 🪨🖌️ Geodes are rock structures that are hollow and lined with crystals and layers of minerals. More info can be found in our K-Blog: https://bit.ly/3gqbMzy

#athomelearning #geodes

Want to change up the painting routine? Try using fallen items found from nature that you can find on a walk or items fr...
07/29/2020

Want to change up the painting routine? Try using fallen items found from nature that you can find on a walk or items from your backyard. We want to see your art! Be sure to tag us on your creations. 🌿 https://bit.ly/2wI1Pfn

Help us reach our $50K goal by July 31 and your gift will be doubled!  Together we can build a safe and happy future for...
07/25/2020

Help us reach our $50K goal by July 31 and your gift will be doubled! Together we can build a safe and happy future for Kidspace and the children in our community. Just a small gift can make a big difference. Please donate today at https://kidspacemuseum.wedid.it

¡Nuestra botella sensorial de flores ahora se puede leer en español! 🌸 Excelente para el crecimiento cognitivo y el desa...
07/24/2020

¡Nuestra botella sensorial de flores ahora se puede leer en español! 🌸 Excelente para el crecimiento cognitivo y el desarrollo de habilidades motoras finas de los pequeños 2 años y menores. ☀️ Aprende como aquí: https://bit.ly/2LRNTDv

You can't join us onsite just yet, but you can join us online to support changes to facilities, programming, and play sp...
07/23/2020

You can't join us onsite just yet, but you can join us online to support changes to facilities, programming, and play spaces that will engage and delight families in a safer, happier tomorrow. Please make a donation of ANY amount today – it will be DOUBLED. No gift is too small or too big, every dollar received by July 31 will be matched. We thank you double! https://kidspacemuseum.wedid.it

07/22/2020

Art is more than a pretty picture! 🎨 Abstract art plays an important role in the development of children's creativity and fine motor skills. 🖌️ Create as a family with these suggested activities in our latest K-BLOG: https://bit.ly/3juQov9

#athomelearning #kidsart #art

Create a flower sensory bottle! 🌸 Great for cognitive growth and developing motor skills of your little learners, ages 2...
07/20/2020

Create a flower sensory bottle! 🌸 Great for cognitive growth and developing motor skills of your little learners, ages 2 and under. ☀️ Learn how to make your own in our K-Blog: https://bit.ly/2LRNTDv

#athomelearning #earlychilldhood

$25 might not change the world, but it can help protect the future of creativity, play, and learning for children in our...
07/17/2020

$25 might not change the world, but it can help protect the future of creativity, play, and learning for children in our community. At Kidspace, we believe in the #powerofsmall. That's why through the end of July, every donation you make to Kidspace, however big or small, will be doubled through a matching gift. With your help, Kidspace will build a safe and joyful space for families to reconnect in all the big and tiny ways that help children thrive. Donate today for a happier tomorrow at https://kidspacemuseum.wedid.it

Messy? ✔️Easy? ✔️Slimy? ✔️ Try our Super Simple Slime recipe here: https://bit.ly/2ZbJ9z4
07/16/2020

Messy? ✔️
Easy? ✔️
Slimy? ✔️
Try our Super Simple Slime recipe here: https://bit.ly/2ZbJ9z4

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480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA
91103

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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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We bought a 3 month membership but haven't been able to use it because of the COVID-19 problem. Will our membership be extended when you re-open? John Reed 525 S. Francisca Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 503-1198
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/
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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.