Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena is an interactive kingdom of enchantment for growing kids and their families. Experience what life has to offer through various kinds of interactive activities and exhibits that serve as fun teaching tools in experiences that will last a lifetime.
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Before setting out for your Kidspace adventure, pack up a few goodies, like plants, rocks, fossils, dead insects, shells or other natural wonders, all of which you will be able to barter with at the Nature Exchange. When you do choose your arsenal, be sure to pick the most extraordinary specimens you can gather because all will be put under the microscope to determine everything from how rare your object is to how good the condition your offering is to where this specimen originally comes from. From there, you’ll earn points so you can trade for other equally fascinating items at the Nature Exchange.
The Arroyo Adventure is one of Kidspace Museum’s top attractions and offers a unique experience for kids to discover the area of the Arroyo Seco. There are 8 interactive exhibbits in the Kidspace Gardens which were created to help children connect with nature. The exhibit includes several areas for kids to explore. The Hawk’s Nest is a fun spot where kids can climb through a giant contraption and let their imagination soar. The Flood & Erosion Plain is an area where children have the opportunity to see how erosion can affect the environment by building dams, and working with water to see its effects. Arroyo Art offers the chance for children to paint, and draw on big frames, whereas the Mud & Clay exhibit lets kids continue to get their hands dirty by exploring mud at a table. There are also opportunities to build forts, as well as gardens to explore, and an infant and toddler area.
As part of the museum’s commitment to always keeping learning at the forefront, they offer an opportunity for kids to explore a magnificent Greenhouse. Kids and guests can expect to take part in pretend play activities, as well as hands on art. The Kidspace Greenhouse is open from 11am to 3pm and is located next to the Central Courtyard.
The Imagination Workshop is a space where kids can take part in discovery of all kinds. On Tuesday’s, they devote a time period for kids to work with all types of technology. From robotics and electronics to circuits, mechanical devices, radios and more, kids can discover the workings of all things technology.
Plenty of outdoor opportunities involving water abound at Kidspace. If you’re game for some splashing around during your visit, be sure to bring along a couple of towels and a change of clothes. Then get ready to do everything from encountering a rain shower just like what you might experience in the Arroyo Seco (while learning about water conservation in the process) to conducting a water symphony by playing drums with water guns to blast out different sounds. There’s also the splash dance water fountain in the museum’s central courtyard where underground jets are the foundation for all of the fun.
There’s no need to leave the premises if you’re looking for some food as fuel to keep on going at this children’s museum that is worthy of at least a day’s worth of adventure. Simply take time off to visit the happy-go-lucky, on-site cafe operated by the Spot Gourmet. There, you’ll be privy to all sorts of food — like hamburgers, pizza, salads and such — as you dine al fresco in the Central Courtyard and in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater.
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