Southern California Children's Museum

Southern California Children's Museum SCCM features permanent and rotating exhibits that help develop a child’s gross and fine motor skills. Our regular programming and collaborations with local artists allow children hands-on opportunities to explore arts and culture.
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Let's Play! Southern California Children's Museum, Inc.'s (SCCM) mission is to cultivate a child's wonder, stimulate curiosity, and motivate learning through interactive exhibits, creative experiences and dramatic play, all while promoting the diverse cultures of Southern California.

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09/15/2020
Bilingual Story and Craft with Miss Vanessa

Today marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month! To celebrate, we chose Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown, Children's Author and illustrated by John Parra for this week’s Story and Craft! Frida Kahlo is a Mexican painter who loved self-portraits and her animalitos. Her work is bright, bold and deeply influenced by Mexican culture. In honor of Frida Kahlo’s unique artwork, we will be creating our own portraits! It could be a self portrait, a portrait of someone you love or a portrait of your pet!

Hoy empezamos con el primer día de Nuestra Herencia Hispana del Mes. El cuento y dibujo de hoy es inspirado por Frida Kahlo y sus Animalitos, escrito por la autora Monica Brown, Children's Author, e ilustrado por John Parra. En este cuento Frida revive la pasión y amor de sus animalitos. El día de hoy haremos un dibujo de nuestro animalito o nuestra persona favorita. Tu tienes un animalito que te encanta? O quizás tienes una persona en tu vida que tu quieres mucho? Esperamos tu dibujo.

Materials you will need for today’s craft: construction paper, scissors, markers/crayons, glue and loose parts (e.g., yarn, buttons, sticks, leaves, etc.).

Haven't read the book, or just love a good story time? Head to bit.ly/sccm_stories for an author read-aloud! Don’t forget to tag #socalkidsmuseum or DM us if you want to share your creation with us! ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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https://vimeo.com/457619876
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Let's bring Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos (written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra) to life in this fun bilingual story and craft!

09/14/2020
ABC Series Episode 11: K is for Kitten

K is for KITTEN! Meet our guest star, LUNA the kitten, in today's episode!

Join us every Monday and Thursday for fun themed activities to help little ones learn their alphabets!

No time to gather craft materials? No worries! We put together activity kits with the materials needed to take part in the ABC Series plus some fun extras so you can bring home a piece of SCCM! Visit socalkids.org/abc to get your kit today!

https://vimeo.com/455677881
Recommended for ages 3-6. $55 per kit. Contactless pick-up at SCCM only. Video Music from Bensound.
#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #pasadena #pasadenacharm #pasadenanow #pasadenalocal #childrensmuseum #powerofplay #visitpasadena #playhousevillage #thingstodoinpasadena #playmatters #supportlocal #childrensmuseumathome #sccmathome #kidscrafts

Come explore the letter K with Miss Ella! Royalty-free music from Bensound.

2.3 million acres burned so far 😢 Our hearts go out to all who are affected by the #CaliforniaWildfires. Thank you to al...
09/10/2020

2.3 million acres burned so far 😢 Our hearts go out to all who are affected by the #CaliforniaWildfires. Thank you to all the first responders and volunteers who are actively fighting to save our communities. Be sure to follow these accounts for up-to-date info: ⁣⁣
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09/10/2020
ABC Series Episode 10: J is for JUMP!

J is for J-U-M-P! Make a jumping 🐸 with Miss Ella in today's ABC activity!

Join us every Monday and Thursday for fun themed activities to help little ones learn their alphabets!

No time to gather craft materials? No worries! We put together activity kits with the materials needed to take part in the ABC Series plus some fun extras so you can bring home a piece of SCCM! Visit socalkids.org/abc to get your kit today!

https://vimeo.com/452966499
Recommended for ages 3-6. $55 per kit. Contactless pick-up at SCCM only. Video Music from Bensound.
#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #pasadena #pasadenacharm #pasadenanow #pasadenalocal #childrensmuseum #powerofplay #visitpasadena #playhousevillage #thingstodoinpasadena #playmatters #supportlocal #childrensmuseumathome #sccmathome #kidscrafts

Come explore the letter J with Miss Ella! Royalty-free music from Bensound.

09/08/2020

"Nothing is impossible. Possible just takes time." Dr. Merritt Moore is an inspiration because she shows us that we can be great at many things and we don’t need to pick just one path. A quantum physicist and a ballerina, she is the perfect fusion of art and science! Join us in celebrating her story in Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 where she shares her inspirational journey on fulfilling her lifetime dream of becoming a scientist and a dancer!

For today’s craft, you’ll need paper, markers, scissors and a round paper fastener (or pin and paper clip). Haven't read the book, or just love a good story time? Head to https://www.instagram.com/rebelgirls/channel/ for an author read-aloud! Don’t forget to tag #socalkidsmuseum or DM us if you want to share your creation with us! ⁣⁣⁣
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09/07/2020
ABC Series Episode 9: I is for Ice

I is for...an 🧊 activity to help your little one stay cool!

Join us every Monday and Thursday for fun themed activities to help little ones learn their alphabets!

No time to gather craft materials? No worries! We put together activity kits with the materials needed to take part in the ABC Series plus some fun extras so you can bring home a piece of SCCM! Visit socalkids.org/abc to get your kit today!

https://vimeo.com/452964964
Recommended for ages 3-6. $55 per kit. Contactless pick-up at SCCM only. Video Music from Bensound.
#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #pasadena #pasadenacharm #pasadenanow #pasadenalocal #childrensmuseum #powerofplay #visitpasadena #playhousevillage #thingstodoinpasadena #playmatters #supportlocal #childrensmuseumathome #sccmathome

Come explore the letter I with Miss Ella! Royalty-free music from Bensound.

Instead of asking kids what they want to be when they grow up, try asking...what are you passionate about? What do you w...
09/04/2020

Instead of asking kids what they want to be when they grow up, try asking...what are you passionate about? What do you want to learn? What adventures do you want to have? What problems do you want to solve? Their answers may surprise you! ⁣

Labor Day is a day to celebrate contributions workers have made to build up this country. Take this long weekend to explore different and interesting careers with your kids!⁣ You never know what might inspire them!















#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #pasadena #pasadenalocal #childrensmuseum #powerofplay #playhousevillage #playmatters #empowerkids #whenigrowup #theplacesyoullgo #consciousparenting #mindfulparenting #positiveparenting

09/03/2020
ABC Series Episode 8: H is for Home

H is for 🏠, hope, happy and HOORAY!

Join us every Monday and Thursday for fun themed activities to help little ones learn their alphabets!

No time to gather craft materials? No worries! We put together activity kits with the materials needed to take part in the ABC Series plus some fun extras so you can bring home a piece of SCCM! Visit socalkids.org/abc to get your kit today!

https://vimeo.com/452963216
Recommended for ages 3-6. $55 per kit. Contactless pick-up at SCCM only. Video Music from Bensound.
#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #pasadena #pasadenacharm #pasadenanow #pasadenalocal #childrensmuseum #powerofplay #visitpasadena #playhousevillage #thingstodoinpasadena #playmatters #supportlocal #childrensmuseumathome #sccmathome

Come explore the letter H with Miss Ella! Royalty-free music from Bensound.

09/01/2020

This school year started off a lot different than what any of us could have imagined. Our kids “see” their friends and teachers, but they’re still separated. That’s why this week, we chose to celebrate “Under The Love Umbrella” written by Davina Bell and illustrated by Allison Colpoys. It’s a wonderful story reminding us that even when we’re not physically with the people we care about, we can let them know that they’re under our love umbrella - that we’re thinking of them, we cherish them and we’re holding them in our hearts.

Who is under your child’s love umbrella? Check out Miss Allison’s tutorial for a simple love umbrella craft. All you need are markers, paper and scissors!

Haven't read the book, or just love a good story time? Head to http://bit.ly/sccm_davina for an author read-aloud! Don’t forget to tag #socalkidsmuseum or DM us if you want to share your creation with us! ⁣⁣
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08/31/2020
ABC Series Episode 7: G is for Guitar

G is for 🎸 Did you know that the guitar is one of the most widely played instruments in the world? What is your kiddo's favorite instrument? And yes...pots and pans count! 😜

Join us every Monday and Thursday for fun themed activities to help little ones learn their alphabets!

No time to gather craft materials? No worries! We put together activity kits with the materials needed to take part in the ABC Series plus some fun extras so you can bring home a piece of SCCM! Visit socalkids.org/abc to get your kit today!

https://vimeo.com/449536146
Recommended for ages 3-6. $55 per kit. Contactless pick-up at SCCM only. Video Music from Bensound.
#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #pasadena #pasadenacharm #pasadenanow #pasadenalocal #childrensmuseum #powerofplay #visitpasadena #playhousevillage #thingstodoinpasadena #playmatters #supportlocal #childrensmuseumathome #SCCMatHome

Come explore the letter G with Miss Ella! Royalty-free music by Bensound.

08/28/2020
JUNGLE JORDAN x SCCM – Southern California Children's Museum

Calling all animal lovers! Meet Jordan Veasley, AKA Jungle Jordan, a zookeeper and wildlife educator at the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Seattle! We’ve teamed up with him to learn about animals, habitats and conservation! What does a zookeeper do? Why can't ostriches fly? Why do animals eat each other? Watch the video to find out!

Since you can’t visit our Wild California permanent museum exhibit in-person right now, we’re bringing the unique biomes of Southern California home to you. We’ve created a step-by-step, interactive lesson to reinforce learning through dramatic play, writing, art and more! Join us as we come together to appreciate and preserve our one and only earth! ⁣⁣⁣
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Thank you to all our friends who sent in videos with questions! Do you have a question for Jungle Jordan? Leave it in the comments below!⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣https://socalkids.org/zookeeper/

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JUNGLE JORDAN x SCCM News Calling all animal lovers! Meet Jordan Veasley, AKA “Jungle Jordan,” a zookeeper and wildlife educator at the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Seattle! We’ve teamed up with him to learn about animals, habitats and conservation! What does a zookeeper do? Why can’t ostriches fl...

08/27/2020
ABC Series Episode 6: F is for Flowers

F is for 🌺🌸🌻 Did you know that every state has a state flower? What do you think the California state flower is?

Join us every Monday and Thursday for fun themed activities to help little ones learn their alphabets!

No time to gather craft materials? No worries! We put together activity kits with the materials needed to take part in the ABC Series plus some fun extras so you can bring home a piece of SCCM! Visit socalkids.org/abc to get your kit today!

https://vimeo.com/451739715
Recommended for ages 3-6. $55 per kit. Contactless pick-up at SCCM only. Video Music from Bensound.
#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #pasadena #pasadenacharm #pasadenanow #pasadenalocal #childrensmuseum #powerofplay #visitpasadena #playhousevillage #thingstodoinpasadena #playmatters #supportlocal #childrensmuseumathome #SCCMatHome

Come explore the letter F with Miss Allison! Royalty-free music from Bensound.

It's never too early to talk to kids about civic engagement! Teach them the importance of voting and talk to them about ...
08/26/2020

It's never too early to talk to kids about civic engagement! Teach them the importance of voting and talk to them about issues that matter to your family.
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Not yet registered to vote? We're hosting a 𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞 in our parking lot on 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟖/𝟐𝟗/𝟐𝟎 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟏𝟎𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝐩𝐦. The Census Bureau will also be onsite — because getting an accurate count helps #Pasadena make better decisions when it comes to funding critical public services like hospitals, schools, road repairs and emergency response. ⁣

#VoteCauseWeCan #VoterRegistration #Vote2020 #TheFutureIsVoting #CaliforniaForAll⁣⁣
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Please note that we will be observing all social distancing and mask requirements. Masks will be provided for those who do not have any, while supplies last. Street parking only.

Let’s make the world a better place! If your child had two wishes to make their school, city, or world a better place, w...
08/25/2020

Let’s make the world a better place! If your child had two wishes to make their school, city, or world a better place, what would they wish for? Leave us their comments below! ⁣⁣
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Whatever their idea of the future looks like, it is important to encourage them to share their thoughts, perspective, and ideas. For this week’s Story & Craft, check out 𝘐𝘧 𝘒𝘪𝘥𝘴 𝘙𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 by Leo & Diane Dillion and then download the free lesson plan at https://socalkids.org/featuredartist. Created by the @coloringwithoutborders team, this lesson is designed to help children become more aware of their voice, and empower them to help create change, be kind, and work together. ⁣⁣
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Don’t have the book? Look for a copy at your local library (@pasadenalibrary has curbside pick up) or buy one at your local independent bookstore!⁣⁣
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08/24/2020
ABC Series Episode 5: E is for Elephant

E is for 🐘

Did you know that elephants are the LARGEST existing land animals?! 😲 How much do you think an elephant weighs?

Join us every Monday and Thursday for fun themed activities to help little ones learn their alphabets!

Don’t have time to look for craft materials? No worries! We put together activity kits with the materials needed to take part in the ABC Series plus some fun extras so you can bring home a piece of SCCM! We’ve even included a deck of Little Renegades Co. Mindful Kids Activity Cards - a set of simple exercises to help kids find stillness and joy. Visit socalkids.org to get your kit today!

https://vimeo.com/449147439
Recommended for ages 3-6. $55 per kit. Contactless pick-up at SCCM only. Video Music from Bensound.
#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #pasadena #pasadenacharm #pasadenanow #pasadenalocal #childrensmuseum #powerofplay #visitpasadena #playhousevillage #thingstodoinpasadena #playmatters #supportlocal #childrensmuseumathome #SCCMatHome

Come explore the letter E with Miss Allison! Royalty-free music from Bensound.

08/20/2020
ABC Series Episode 4: D is for Donut

D is for 🍩

Grab an 🍎, some yogurt or nut/seed butter and a handful of your favorite toppings (we love cereal), and make a “donut” with us today!

Welcome back to our ABC Series! Join us every Monday and Thursday for fun themed activities to help little ones learn their alphabets!

Don’t have craft materials laying around at home? No worries! We put together activity kits with the materials needed to take part in the ABC Series plus some fun extras so you can bring home a piece of SCCM! We’ve even included a deck of Little Renegades Co. Mindful Kids Activity Cards - a set of simple exercises to help kids find stillness and joy. Visit socalkids.org/abc to order your kit!

https://vimeo.com/448027461

Recommended for ages 3-6. $55 per kit. Contactless pick-up at SCCM only. Video Music from Bensound.
#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #pasadena #pasadenacharm #pasadenanow #pasadenalocal #childrensmuseum #powerofplay #visitpasadena #playhousevillage #thingstodoinpasadena #playmatters #supportlocal #childrensmuseumathome #SCCMatHome

Come explore the letter D with Miss Allison! Royalty-free music from Bensound.

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459 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA
91101

General information

Admission: $8 for adults and children 1 and over. FREE for children under 1. 10 Play Pass- 10 individual visits for only $60, a $20 savings! Museums for All Admission- $3 for adults and children. You must present state-issued EBT card along with valid photo ID. "Twosdays" Special- 2-for-1 admission on Tuesdays after 2pm. Parking: Our FREE parking lot is located behind the museum on Los Robles, between Colorado Blvd and Union. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Sunday 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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