Southern California Children's Museum

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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.

We absolutely love the new exhibit created by @spoonfulofcolor! Explore the emotional connections between words and colo...
05/13/2019

We absolutely love the new exhibit created by @spoonfulofcolor! Explore the emotional connections between words and colors next time you’re at SCCM! #Repost @spoonfulofcolor
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The exhibit is officially up! ✨
It was thrilling to watch all of it come to life, especially with Cora at my side. My love for paint swatch names, which started many years ago in art school at @scaddotedu, has blossomed into something totally different and I’m hoping the children can find inspiration to create and explore color in their own unique way.
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A huge thanks to @sherwinwilliams for collaborating with me on this project. Your colors bring so much life into our world. 🌈
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Stop by @socalkidsmuseum for a visit if you are in the area— it will be up all summer! #socalkidsmuseum @ Southern California Children's Museum

Join us every Tuesday at 10:30AM in May to explore the illustrations of our Featured Artist, Christian Robinson (@theart...
04/30/2019

Join us every Tuesday at 10:30AM in May to explore the illustrations of our Featured Artist, Christian Robinson (@theartoffun)! Robinson is a 2016 Caldecott Honoree and has illustrated a number of award-winning picture books including Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña & Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio. He is also a contributing artist to the collaborative coloring book, @coloringwithoutborders! #socalkidsmuseum #coloringwithoutborders #featuredartist #kidslit #kidslitart

04/18/2019

We can’t wait to celebrate spring during our Monthly Party tomorrow, 4/19, 11AM - 1 PM! Enjoy a special pop up show by @bobbakermarionettes at 11:30PM, a Fun Foodie Friday food art activity at 12PM, and crafts throughout! Free with regular admission, kids under one are free. #socalkidsmuseum #springbreak #pasadena

We can’t wait to host @greatbigfamilyplayday’s May Community Play Day! #repost・・・Join us on the road to #great...
04/16/2019

We can’t wait to host @greatbigfamilyplayday’s May Community Play Day! #repost
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Join us on the road to #greatbigfamilyplayday and come to our May Community Play Day hosted by @socalkidsmuseum on May 5 from 10am-12pm! We will enjoy a special morning at the museum, music with @lovebugandmemusic, arts & crafts, snacks and more!

This event is free to attend, but spots are limited. Please make sure to pre-register for each individual attending and to cancel your reservation if you are no longer attending so someone else can join.

When you Check In with the @CityMomsApp, you receive 5 raffle tickets and a chance to win a Golden Ticket to the @GreatBigFamilyPlayDay. Tap link in @greatbigfamilyplayday bio to RSVP. #socalmoms #communityplayday #familyfun #playinla #familyfestival

Tomorrow's Bob Baker First Saturday event (9:30AM - 12:30PM) is SOLD OUT! Puppet shows are at 10:00AM and 11:00AM. If yo...
04/05/2019

Tomorrow's Bob Baker First Saturday event (9:30AM - 12:30PM) is SOLD OUT! Puppet shows are at 10:00AM and 11:00AM.

If you'd like to visit SCCM tomorrow afternoon, we are open from 12:30-4:30PM.

04/02/2019
Tom Windeknecht Photography

How fun is this animated version of Amy Tangerine’s mural at SCCM? #shinebrightSCCM 🌈 ❤️

I thought it would be fun to animate Amy Tangerine's colorful mural at Southern California Children's Museum in #Pasadena. 🌈 ☀️

We had a blast with our Spring Camp Season Explorers this week! Our small but enthusiastic group explored characteristic...
03/28/2019

We had a blast with our Spring Camp Season Explorers this week! Our small but enthusiastic group explored characteristics of the four seasons through gardening, process art, and tons of fun! Info for our summer camps will be released soon! 🌻#socalkidsmuseum #springcamp @ Southern California Children's Museum

Community is built together. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many visionaries to bring so muc...
03/24/2019

Community is built together. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many visionaries to bring so much joy to #socalkidsmuseum! ⁣

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All the balloon love. Fun installations are our jam! 🎈by @bonjourfete @butfirstparty for @ohjoy x @mixbook #bestdayev...
03/23/2019

All the balloon love. Fun installations are our jam! 🎈by @bonjourfete @butfirstparty for @ohjoy x @mixbook #bestdayever #socalkidsmuseum

We are looking forward to our Coloring with SoCal event this Saturday, March 16, 3-6pm! Come check out the new mini-exhi...
03/14/2019

We are looking forward to our Coloring with SoCal event this Saturday, March 16, 3-6pm! Come check out the new mini-exhibit by @coloringwithoutborders and meet the minds behind the project and @fams2gether! Tickets available via link in bio; proceeds benefit Families Belong Together. #coloringwithoutborders #familiesbelongtogether #socalkidsmuseum

The opening of our mini-exhibit installation in collaboration with @coloringwithoutborders at @socalkidsmuseum is this S...
03/11/2019

The opening of our mini-exhibit installation in collaboration with @coloringwithoutborders at @socalkidsmuseum is this Saturday! Come celebrate, learn about the book, color, and be inspired! Refreshments provided. Link to tickets in profile.

Just a friendly reminder that we are closing at 12pm today (3/9) for a private event. We will be open again tomorrow, Su...
03/09/2019

Just a friendly reminder that we are closing at 12pm today (3/9) for a private event. We will be open again tomorrow, Sunday 3/10, from 12:30-4:30pm. 🕐

Guess what it’s time for?? SPRING CAMP! If you’re looking for somewhere to send the kids March 25-28, sign-up for ca...
03/08/2019

Guess what it’s time for?? SPRING CAMP! If you’re looking for somewhere to send the kids March 25-28, sign-up for camp 9am-1pm at @socalkidsmuseum for #art and #crafts, free #play, and more!! #socalkids #socalfun

We are happy to announce our new collaboration with Coloring Without Borders, an interactive coloring book benefitting F...
03/05/2019

We are happy to announce our new collaboration with Coloring Without Borders, an interactive coloring book benefitting Families Belong Together. Come join us at SCCM on Saturday, March 16, 3-6pm to explore the new Coloring Without Borders exhibit, learn more about the incredible work Families Belong Together is doing, and meet the creative minds behind Coloring Without Borders. Food and drinks provided; tickets on sale now. Proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to Families Belong Together. #socalkidsmuseum #familiesbelongtogether #coloringwithoutborders #newexhibit

Who’s ready to kick-off a month of #readacrossamerica with the one and only @bobbakermarionettes and @djlancerockog at...
02/25/2019

Who’s ready to kick-off a month of #readacrossamerica with the one and only @bobbakermarionettes and @djlancerockog at @socalkidsmuseum?? We’ve got just the event for you, this Friday, March 1. Visit @bobbakermarionettes website for details and to purchase tickets.

We’re excited to announce our February Featured Artist, @ashlynanstee! Ashlyn is an artist, author, and storyboard ill...
02/19/2019

We’re excited to announce our February Featured Artist, @ashlynanstee! Ashlyn is an artist, author, and storyboard illustrator based in LA, and her stories and illustrations are featured every Tuesday in February along with a fun craft!
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Ashlyn will also be joining us this Saturday, 2/23, at 10am for a fun storytelling workshop! Listen to some stories, and then write one yourself! Free with regular admission, RSVP at [email protected]. Ages 5-9 recommended. #artistofthemonth #socalkidsmuseum #familyfun #childrensillustration

We had so much fun at our Monthly Party today! A special thank you to Bob Baker Marionette Theater for adding to the fun...
02/15/2019

We had so much fun at our Monthly Party today! A special thank you to Bob Baker Marionette Theater for adding to the fun, and thank you to everyone who came to play today! The Bob Baker Marionettes will be at SCCM on Saturday, March 2, 9:30am-12:30pm! Tickets ($15/person) on sale at bobbakermarionettes.com #socalkidsmuseum #imaginationdwellshere #familyfun @ Southern California Children's Museum

Join us this Friday, 11am-1pm, for our Valentine’s Day Monthly Party! Featuring a pop up puppet show from @bobbakermar...
02/13/2019

Join us this Friday, 11am-1pm, for our Valentine’s Day Monthly Party! Featuring a pop up puppet show from @bobbakermarionettes, a lovely Fun Foodie Friday activity, Valentine’s card making, and tons of fun! All activities are FREE with admission ($8/person). #socalkidsmuseum #valentinesday #familyfun

We had a blast during Saturday’s Opening Celebration of ‘Imagination Dwells Here’ with Bob Baker Marionette Theate...
02/04/2019

We had a blast during Saturday’s Opening Celebration of ‘Imagination Dwells Here’ with Bob Baker Marionette Theater! We had a fun-filled weekend of puppets, play, and, most importantly, imagination. Stay tuned for more details about their next ticketed event at SCCM on Saturday, March 2, 9:30a-12:30p! #socalkidsmuseum #bobbakermarionettes #imaginationdwellshere (📷: Bob Baker Marionette Theater @bamblerdander & SCCM staff) @ Southern California Children's Museum

Friendly reminder that we do not have regular hours tomorrow, February 2. We are hosting our ticketed Bob Baker Opening ...
02/01/2019

Friendly reminder that we do not have regular hours tomorrow, February 2. We are hosting our ticketed Bob Baker Opening Celebration, 9:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-4:30pm. The morning is SOLD OUT! We still have tickets ($15/person) available for the afternoon! Visit www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com/sccm for more information and tickets.

01/31/2019

Here’s a little #tbt to last February’s Lunar New Year performance by Immortals Awaken Lion Troupe (仙樂醒獅團) ! They’ll be back at SCCM again this Sunday, February 3, at 2:30pm! Come enjoy a performance and storytime, and get a chance to meet the performers. We are also offering $5 special admission all day (12:30-4:30p)! #lunarnewyear #socalkidsmuseum #immortalsliondance #pasadena

It’s going to be #outofthisworld! Hope to see you at our 3rd annual family-friendly gala supporting @socalkidsmuseum! ...
01/29/2019

It’s going to be #outofthisworld! Hope to see you at our 3rd annual family-friendly gala supporting @socalkidsmuseum! Special performance by Bob Baker Marionette Theater, good #eats, fun #crafts, silly #dancing, great friends, and more! Early bird ticket prices available now until February 5. Join us! https://squareup.com/store/southern-california-childrens-museum

Say “Hi!” to Rufus, our giant, friendly resident marionette! Pull the ropes and watch him move!🌻You can meet Rufu...
01/23/2019

Say “Hi!” to Rufus, our giant, friendly resident marionette! Pull the ropes and watch him move!
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You can meet Rufus and explore the rest of Bob Baker Marionette Theater's Imagination Dwells Here exhibit during our Opening Celebration on Saturday, Feb 2, 9:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-4:30pm! Tickets for each block of time include puppet shows from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater on-the-hour, food, crafts, and more! Tickets are $15 and on sale at www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com/sccm. Street parking only. #socalkidsmuseum #bobbakermarionettetheater #imaginationdwellshere

We are so excited to be hosting Bob Baker Marionette Theater's first EVER interactive children’s exhibit, Imagination ...
01/22/2019

We are so excited to be hosting Bob Baker Marionette Theater's first EVER interactive children’s exhibit, Imagination Dwells Here! Now through May, enjoy building a birthday cake, putting on a puppet show, and so much more as you explore this unique Bob Baker experience!
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Join us on Saturday, Feb. 2 for our opening celebration with puppet shows by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, food, and plenty of play! Tickets can be purchased at bobbakermarionettetheater.com. We’ll see you soon! 👋 📷: @bamblerdander | #imaginationdwellshere #bobbakermarionettetheater #socalkidsmuseum

01/11/2019

Reminder that we are closed today! Bob Baker Marionette Theater exhibit installation going on NOW!

Imagination Dwells Here. It’s almost time and we can hardly wait! We welcome Bob Baker Marionette Theater as they brin...
01/10/2019

Imagination Dwells Here. It’s almost time and we can hardly wait! We welcome Bob Baker Marionette Theater as they bring a colorful, fun, interactive exhibit to Southern California Children’s Museum, opening Saturday, January 12. We will be closed tomorrow, January 11 in preparation! #socalkids #play #collaborate #dream #pretend

Last chance to step into #Storyland and stomp through #asnowyday, interact with #spotthedog, and visit #peterrabbit’s ...
01/08/2019

Last chance to step into #Storyland and stomp through #asnowyday, interact with #spotthedog, and visit #peterrabbit’s garden! Our traveling exhibit from Minnesota Children's Museum is here in #Pasadena through Thursday. Come get your #play on!

There is magic in the air this time of year - ⛄️ come to life and reindeers can fly! A reminder that we will be CLOS...
12/24/2018

There is magic in the air this time of year - ⛄️ come to life and reindeers can fly! A reminder that we will be CLOSED tomorrow, DEC. 25th. We wish you a Merry Christmas! May your hearts be filled with peace and joy! ⁣

We have two more holiday events coming up! A #NoonYearsEve party 🥳 and a Rose Parade celebration 🌹!

More 👉🏻 https://socalkids.org/holidays













#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #pasadena #playhousedistrict #pasadenanow #pasadenalocal #pasadenacharm #enjoypasadena #holidayclosures #playpasadena #childrensmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #familyfun #roseparade2019 #roseparade #themelodyoflife

12/23/2018

Are the kiddos bouncing off the walls? 😳 It’s not too late to sign up! We have a drop-off Winter camp, perfect for kids aged 3-5! Let us keep their brains busy and bodies moving! Camp is 9AM-1PM daily and $150/session. ⁣⁣
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More details 👉🏻 https://www.socalkids.org/camp⁣⁣
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12/17/2018

This Rose Parade float *might* not make it down the street 🤣 but our little guests had a blast decorating it anyway!⁣

Don’t forget to get tickets to our Rose Parade Celebration happening on 1/1/19 at 7AM! You’ll get an awesome view of the parade, open museum play for the kiddos, light breakfast PLUS bathroom access and parking! ⁣

🌹 https://socalkids.org/holidays for more info! 🌹 ⁣






#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #themelodyoflife #roseparade #roseparade2019 #pasadena #playhousedistrict #playpasadena #visitpasadena #enjoypasadena #losangeleskids #familyfun

Our friends at Unbound Dance Studio will be delighting us with a Christmas dance performance on SUNDAY 12/16 at 2PM! ⁣...
12/14/2018

Our friends at Unbound Dance Studio will be delighting us with a Christmas dance performance on SUNDAY 12/16 at 2PM! ⁣ ⁣
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There will also be a FREE 30-minute holiday-themed dance class after the performance for anyone interested! Open to kids of all ages!⁣⁣
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Festivities FREE with admission!⁣⁣ More at socalkids.org/holidays ⁣⁣
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Do your kiddos need somewhere to go during winter break? We have TWO drop-off Winter camp sessions, perfect for kids age...
12/12/2018

Do your kiddos need somewhere to go during winter break? We have TWO drop-off Winter camp sessions, perfect for kids aged 3-5! Let us keep their brains busy and bodies moving! Camps are 9AM-1PM daily and $150/session. ⁣

Session 1: Dec 26-28⁣
Session 2: Jan 2-4⁣

More details 👉🏻 https://socalkids.org/camp⁣






#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #daycamp #pasadena #playpasadena #enjoypasadena #visitpasadena #socalmoms #SCCMHappyCampers #winterbreak #preschool #preschoolbreak

Have you seen the new interactive exhibits by Mount Saint Mary's University students? As part of the Fall Semester Exhib...
12/08/2018

Have you seen the new interactive exhibits by Mount Saint Mary's University students? As part of the Fall Semester Exhibition Design class, students get to apply their early childhood development knowledge to the design and execution of temporary exhibits at SCCM!⁣

We’re thrilled to be a part of the program and invite you to come explore the interactive exhibits this month! #MSMUxSCCM⁣








#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #msmuunstoppable #earlychildhoodeducation #communitypartner #handsoneducation #childrensmuseum #losangeleskids #exhibitiondesign #visitpasadena #playpasadena #enjoypasadena #pasadena #shinebrightsccm

Who’s excited for the #RoseParade?! If you’re looking for somewhere stress-free to enjoy the parade with your kids, ...
12/04/2018

Who’s excited for the #RoseParade?! If you’re looking for somewhere stress-free to enjoy the parade with your kids, look no further! We’ve got you covered with prime viewing, light breakfast, museum play and arts and crafts! Oh, and did we mention restrooms and parking ($30/space)?⁣⁣
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🌹Book online at socalkids.org/holidays or call us today! ⁣






#themelodyoflife #pasadena #playpasadena #visitpasadena #roseparade2019 #socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #losangeleskids #TournamentofRoses #southerncalifornia #playhousedistrict #growcollaborative #newyearsday #familyfun

Meet GLINDA the Good Witch at SCCM next Friday, courtesy of Lythgoe Family Panto!* Kiddos can also enjoy unique crafts, ...
11/30/2018

Meet GLINDA the Good Witch at SCCM next Friday, courtesy of Lythgoe Family Panto!* Kiddos can also enjoy unique crafts, hands-on activities, and you can get holiday shopping done at our That's Darling boutique! ⁣

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Festivities FREE with admission!⁣

*Lythgoe Family Panto’s holiday production, ‘The Wonderful Winter of Oz’ is going on now! See https://socalkids.org/holidays for more details AND a 20% off discount code for tickets to their show! Cast member appearing as Glinda at SCCM subject to change. ⁣



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Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop with Compact Cookies on Dec 6 at 7pm! Let the kids burn off energy before bedtime (ou...
11/29/2018

Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop with Compact Cookies on Dec 6 at 7pm! Let the kids burn off energy before bedtime (our staff will supervise the kiddos) while you learn how to decorate cookies with royal icing using several piping techniques.

Seats are limited so RSVP today! Cost is $40/person (includes admission to SCCM for your child).

To RSVP, please email [email protected] or send us a message. Don't forget to let us know if you plan to bring your little one(s).

More info at socalkids.org/holidays

#socalkidsmuseum #socalkids #holidaycookies #bakingworkshop #cookieworkshop #compactcookies #pasadena #familyfun #visitpasadena #playpasadena #royalicing #cookiedecorating

Here’s to portion control at Thanksgiving dinner. 😂 Who are we kidding? Bring on the 🥧! Happy Thanksgiving from ...
11/21/2018

Here’s to portion control at Thanksgiving dinner. 😂 Who are we kidding? Bring on the 🥧! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We are truly thankful for all of you - our guests, our partners, our supporters, and our staff! A reminder that we will be closed tomorrow (Thursday, 11/22). See you Friday!⁣ ⁣

Don’t forget to check out our holiday events at www.socalkids.org/holidays⁣
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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

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 13:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 13:30
Thursday 09:30 - 13:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday 12:30 - 16:30

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(626) 657-0357

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