We had the opportunity to visit the Kidspace Children’s Museum last week and I can’t wait to head back in the next couple of weeks for another visit. We were only there for two hours and easily could have stayed for another two. My children loved everything about this museum.
The Kidspace Children’s Museum is located in Pasadena and is adjacent to the Rose Bowl. You will park in Rose Bowl Parking Lot I and walk through Brookside Park to find a fun land of
exploration. I love museums that incorporate indoor and outdoor exhibit areas and Kidspace is able to do both.
We had the opportunity to explore the Early Childhood Learning Center, which is geared for children ages four and under. My son Mikey, who is a two and a half, was in tot fantasyland. He loved everything about the exhibit, especially the stuck together area, where the tots can interact with Velcro walls to create designs with large foam blocks. We had to coax him out of the area with a promise(aka “bribe”) of an Popsicle.
My daughter Lauren’s favorite exhibit was the Digging Deeper Gallery. She loves make believe and had a great time serving up patrons in Bugsy’s Diner. The Diner will teach your kiddos about the feeding habits of insects. Another favorite of my kiddos was “The Dig” and “The Shake Zone”. They are both interactive experiences that will not only educate your children but also provide them with hands on fun! I could not get either one to budge from this area. I had to tear them away in order to discover the other exhibits and areas.
After some inside play, we headed to the outdoor exhibits. The kids had a fun and very wet time playing in Kirby’s Kids Corner. It is an area that is designed for the four and under crowd and boy did they have a great time. They were completely drenched by the end of the night but also grinning from ear to ear.The kids also had a great time playing in the Splash Dance Fountain. If you are heading in the summer, make sure to pack a towel and extra clothes! I’m glad I packed some clothes because let me tell you -the kiddos were wet!!
We didn’t have the opportunity to explore the Gardens, Kids Basin (another wet area) and the climbing area. I can’t wait to head back and discover the areas that we missed.
Make sure to take advantage of their Free Family Nights- which are held on the first Tuesday of the month. Admission is free!! Pack a picnic and be prepared for a great time!!
September through May-.
Tuesday through Friday, 9:30am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm
June, July and August-Open 7 days a week!
Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm
I was able to visit on their Free Family Nights which are held the first Tuesday of the month from 4pm to 8pm.
Admission on any other day is
Infants (under 12 months)Free
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103
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