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Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 110 reviews on the web
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.
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  • Museum (museum), a small, tacky, but baby to self so that you can make a variety of experience with distressed dwells rides and friendly staff. Children less than 2 years, but you can do that, since the degree of their preschoolers can enjoy a half-day. The book seems to be fine, the class read the activities going into the body. ^^
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  • I brought my two grandchildren there for a birthday, (ages 3,4) and although the museum certainly has potential, it suffered from disorganization & inadequate staffing and maintenance. Staff didn't ap...  read more »
  • We took our near 2 year old grandson here to explore... what an excellent place, especially the outdoor science park. In fact we all enjoyed it so much that we bought our son's family a 1-year members...  read more »
  • Fantastic place for adventurous kids. I was concerned it might be too advanced for our three year old but he cried after leaving 6 hours later. There are numerous indoor and outdoor activities and the cafe is actually very reasonably priced. If your child likes water bring a change of clothes and some water shoes. :-)
  • Brought my little girl here twice. The first time was when she was around 2 years old. She didn't have as much fun back then compared to when she went at 3.5 years old. This time, she definitely loved playing in the backyard/garden. It was an extremely fun place for her. I think if we didn't do anything, she'd have stayed there for the entire day without problems.... and probably forget to eat too. This place is a good place to go for kids after 3 based on my experience.
  • My kids had a great time. It was a little warm for doing all the science exhibits but once the kids hit the climbing structures indoors and the creek outside we were all much happier. Great tip I read: bring the kids a change of clothes because the creek and mud are hard to resist.
  • I really like this place! Very different from many Children's Museums. Has climbing structures, built around nature and science mostly. Gorgeous mosaic tile entryway. Many different areas to explore! My daughter played in 'Bugsy's Diner' a lot, made a bead necklace, created (4) stick puppets so she could act out the Rapunzel story, 'drove' a truck at the Dino dig and dug for dinosaur bones, played with the animal figures in the animal/insects area, rode a tricycle for the first time, splashed around in their water creek/pool, played outdoor musical instruments, and played on outdoor structures/playgrounds. She only didn't do (3) areas of the Museum from what I can tell. Not for lack of time, as we were there for (5) hours from 12p-5p, but because there were areas she really gravitated toward more and would go back to. She didn't make it into the Greenhouse, the front large outdoor exploration area and the indoor metal climbing structure. We did get a child's meal there and it was pretty good. The staff at the café and throughout the museum was super friendly, attentive, and helpful! Really had a great day there and enjoyed everything. Afterward, we played on the playground that is on the way toward the parking lot. The museum is located in the Rose Bowl grounds. We got in free with our ATSC Membership from Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ! Cool museum and a lovely day spent with my girl. Many friendly and fun kids were there too, so my daughter had many different spontaneous play dates at the museum! ; )
  • We took our daughter here and she loved it!! There was so much for her to do and learned so much! The staff was very friendly! We love that all the activities are included in the entrance fee! They had a workshop to do crafts and build stuff which our daughter loved! Our daughter got to use her imagination in all the activities! The place was very nice! People were great!
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